Thursday, September 13, 2007


Hugs and chocolate to everyone this week! Double helpings for Mrs. Coulter, Debangel, Purple Kangaroo, Amy, Diane, Scrivener, Camera Obscura, Mykal, Margalit, Sara. Cluesticks to all in need.

We're all doing the happy dance for Jeni, whose beautiful son Hosea has arrived!

Condolances to YT and her Gigi, and to That Mommy. Our thoughts are with you.

Old School Awards to:

* Kabbage, who whines that she saw her first Christmas ornaments before labor day, and got the first catalogs already.

* Scrivener, whose temporary crown was felled by that old nemesis, chewing gum, AND whose wife responded to his hard-won new buffness by observing that his pants don't fit.

* Queen of West Procrastination: "Curse you, large plate of spicy fries that I ate yesterday!"

In the Style category, kudos to Sue, for her fireplacingly elegant prose submission, "Conversation with Square One."

Elevated Risk of Mullet Awards to:

* Amy, for "you can't win [the baby lottery] if you don't play."

* Sara, who did "battle with the fierce Beast Excel," only to find someone else got the same fireplacing assignment, too, and she could have skipped all that fun.

"Ain't that the truth" Award to Mrs. Coulter, for the observation, "A three year old does not provide effective commiseration."

Bad Socks, Bad! Award to Sarah, who is currently and may forever be struggling with the dreaded clothing aversion temper fits.

Special recognition for cluestick-worthiness: the boss of our own Name Under Development, who cannot trust an 11 year employee with a credit card to buy paper plates. That's a morale builder every time!

Thanks to all the pixies for playing. The brigadoon will be back next week; hope to see you!


kathy a. said...

p.s. -- thanks for the supportive comments on the occasion of my baby girl growing up and moving on.

she finally started packing! yay!

purple_kangaroo said...

Thanks, and hugs to all. I totally meant to come back and vote last night, but the evening kind of got away from me. (That and the fact that I had a very fussy 2-year-old passing large quantities of slimy mucous and brown water).

Sue said...

Thanks for a wonderful awards ceremony kathy a. - and for the style award!

Uccellina said...

Belated congratulations to Jeni!

Name Under Development said...

Thanks so much for the award! It makes a stupid, frustrating situation a little more bearable.

Actually, it's more the people one level higher than my boss who need the clue stick. He's ADD and drops the ball sometimes, but overall he's fairly supportive. The higher-ups, however, live up to the motto, "There ain't no stinkin''s just company policy!"

Yay for the start of packing! The boxes that reams of paper come in are a good size for packing, in my experience. I have come to appreciate the print shop--they are a great source of boxes.