Saturday, June 1, 2013
This week's ceremony is sponsored by the Sp@m Patrol, dedicated to keeping important member comments out of the sp@m filter. Thanks, Liz!
The Old Skool Award was earned by Esperanza, with her classic whine of itchy peeling sunburn. The trophy is actually a cleverly disguised tube of SPF 50 sunscreen.
Purple Kangaroo wins the Remembering What It's All About Award, for the ouchie ta-tas of middlish pregnancy. Saltines all around!
Queen of West Procrastination wins the Volcanic Action Award, for dealing with a poop-splosion of epic proportions (the fabulosity of which was only increased by white pants, which are a bad idea anyway). Apologies for freaking Mr. Q out about airplanes.
The Mamas Never Forget Award goes to Liz, for "I remember one 'splosion that went up the 4th of July onesie and out the neck and armholes. He had goop in his HAIR. IN HIS HAIR." They never really tell you about this in those happy upbeat parenting books. You're looking for a developmental milestone or something, and bam.
The coveted Elevated Risk of Mullet Award goes to Sue, for her time-tested advice to never wear white undies with white pants: "'Aaaaaack! It's like wearing a neon sign that says 'Here are my panties!'"
Esperanza wins the Outlaw Award, for getting a book of faces "friend" request from a creepy step-mother-in-law whose "photo looked like one of those h0t chix spam accounts," which might mean that outlaw offspring set it up as a cruel prank; but in any event, Ms. Manners says one need not "friend" creepy persons.
The Neighborly Training Award goes to QWP, for educating the annoying downstairs neighbor in the mysterious ways of the recycling bins, so as not to get blacklisted by the recycling gods.
Sue wins the It's a Miracle Award, for her report of a wonderful multi-day church meeting -- with bonus news of no fireplacing headache!
Congratulations to Miranda, on the new job! And also the divorce finally getting done.
Many hugs to Flutterbye, negotiating life circumstances and marital issues. xoxoxo
Best to all who are dealing with difficult relatives and/or neighbors, bodily fluids of any kind, hilariously inadequate excuses, policy decision-making, meltdowns at inconvenient times (like during the ceremony one drove 8 hours to attend), sleeplessness of self or others, time flying inexplicably fast, school choices, re-joining the dating pool, or any other potential obstacles to health and happiness. The Posse shall pay visits as needed.
Next up at the Wednesday Book Club:
* June 12, 2013 - Remarkable Creatures, by Tracey Chevelier (Miranda)
* July 10, 2013 - Les Miserables [2012 movie version] (Kathy A; suggested by PK)