Thursday, July 30, 2009
Hello pixies and welcome to a very special event. It's the Sue Awards. Yes, in honor of her exceptional performance in two categories this week, I've decided to name the whole awards ceremony in Sue's honor. Also, she's off on vacation on Saturday, and if anyone deserves their own awards ceremony and then a vacation, it is Sue, she of the four funerals in two weeks.
First, of course, Sue dominates the Stylish Whines department, with her ode to The Rain that Never Ends.
Liz nominated Sue for a Mullet award, but frankly she had so many great lines this week that I don't know which one Liz had in mind. A few of my favorites . . .
Wearing socks to keep your feet warm in July is highly unfortunate.
Why are people asking me about tiny church sandwiches and pickles???
I didn't make it past the woefully ugly scarf summit.
Old Skool Awards to esperanza, who drove 15 miles to a fruit stand for produce that tastes just like the grocery store stuff (I've done that, too! I always suspect they are buying it from a distributor and packaging it up to look local) and to amy, who says "When I was five, I never imagined I'd wish for electrolysis."
Maternal Angst Award to kathy a. as her daughter prepares for a year abroad. Bonus Remembering What it's All About (Life Changes Division) Award for the return of the visitor she thought she'd never see again.
4 – 3 – 2 – 1 Award to Elizabeth, whose website is launching on Friday with or without the Communications person on site.
Good Pet Mommy Award to Purple Kangaroo, courtesy of the animal control officer sent by her creepy neighbor.
The cluestick posse is armed with pickles this week and is headed in the direction of Sue's congregation's less helpful helpers.
Love, hugs, and magic pixie dust to esperanza. Sorry to hear that butt-on-couch is no longer a pleasant diversion but once again a necessary precaution.
WAIT, breaking news! The cluestick posse has been diverted in esperanza's direction to deal with a clueless ultrasound tech with terrible bed-side manner. She thinks you need to worry for 24 hours longer? What the?!?
Thank you to amy, for introducing us all to the source of the funniest t-shirt ever.
And thank you all for playing along with the comic book character meme! Next week, the delightful Liz will be our shoulder to whine on.