Wednesday, February 18, 2009

First Darts

Edward Copeland has shined a recognition meme called the Premio Dardos onto my tiny corner of the sphere, and I thank him for the attention.

As he detailed on his site:

“The Dardos Award is given for recognition of cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values transmitted in the form of creative and original writing. These stamps were created with the intention of promoting fraternization between bloggers, a way of showing affection and gratitude for work that adds value to the Web."

I have no idea what the Spanish word for “darts” has to do with the image of the old typewriter for this honor. But memes are like that.

This one requires 2 things:

# 1) Accept the award by posting it on your blog along with the name of the person that has granted the award and a link to his/her blog.
# 2) Pass the award to another five blogs that are worthy of this acknowledgement, remembering to contact each of them to let them know they have been selected for this award.

And so my own affection and gratitude for work goes out to:

Lance Mannion: he is the master of the long con, I mean form (I’ve been watching Leverage)

Blue Girl
: who has every right to stop blogging, but we hope she won’t.

Tom Watson
: my political touchstone, my Crosby/Springsteen confrere

Mr. Peel’s Sardine Liqueur
: for his distinctive voice detailing films you don’t see on other sites.

The Rued Morgue
: for my Dr. Who fixes, among other things

I bounce around to many sites, but these are the ones I keep coming back to. Thanks for being there.