Sunday, August 29, 2010

Strangeness Afoot!

Last week, I recieved quite the honor. Our own beloved Sullivan McPig awarded me with the Strange Men in Pinstripe Suites Blog Award. Seeing as I am strange (and mysterious! Let's not forget mysterious!), I see this as an acceptance of my general skills. So, without further ado, here's what all the blah, blah, blah's about!

Strange Men in Pinstripe Suits Award

What it's about:

This award is based on the release of Cate Gardner's short story collection, Strange Men in Pinstriped Suits. The book is available for pre-order and at a discount of $1.99 off of the cover price. To help celebrate this release, Cate and Strange Publications have a contest with two prize packages to choose from.

The 'Strange Men in Pinstripe Suits' award is given to only the strangest of folk, and as the recipient of such you are deemed very strange indeed.


Now you must go forth and celebrate the strangeness of friends (and strangers - strangers are always allowed) by nominating blogs run by strange folk. *Beware, some people don't like you to refer to them as strange…Try to avoid them if possible.

Some rules:

1. Add the logo of the award to your blog post.
2. Add a link to the person who awarded it to you (don't mess with strange people).
3. Nominate seven other blogs telling us why you think the recipient is strange enough to deserve the award.
4. Leave a message for those nominated on their blogs.
5. And, if you email catephoenix(at)gmail(dot)com and tell her you've received the award for your strangeness, she'll enter you in the biggest kick-ass Strange Men competition ever. Details over at (click on the award link on the home page)

So, now it's time for moi to pick 7 strange friends. The challenge isn't in coming up with 7. The challenge is STOPPING with 7. (Those left out, no fear -- I still love you and your fuzzy li'l strange hearts all to bits...but rulez is rulez.) So, in no particular order of strangeness, I give you:

Melting Before Your Eyes - Because she's a dancing hippo in granny panties.
Lilium's Realm - Because she mothered Grasshopper and Minion.
That's QUEEN Bitch to You - Because you always have to recognize the Queen.
Hanging with Bells - Because she rocks the hottie pics.
I Smell Sheep - Because, well, they smell sheep...I think they potentially OWN this award, for all time.
Amber Scott Project - Creativity in action.
June "Bug" Kramin - 'Cause you never forget your first Bug.

Of course, those awarded may choose to ignore their strangeness and/or the award, but I suggest embracing it and passing it along!

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Blogger Katie Dalton said...

LOL Awesome! Nomination accepted.

*opens acceptance speech paper, acts shocked and bewildered*

We would like to thank our mothers for creating such strange women. The Academy for recognizing such greatness that is Sheep. All our fans and fellow nominated blogs. (ur gonna lose but never fear there will be more chances to win)
And last we would like to thank our Alien freak friend Gini for nominating us in the first place.
Its "love in a elevator" for us too!

Amber and Katie

August 29, 2010 at 6:17 PM  
Blogger Gini Koch said...

LOL! You guys rock!

Can't wait to see who y'all pass your awards along to.

August 29, 2010 at 6:49 PM  
Anonymous Amber Scott said...

I am honored that I am strange--officially! I am bummed that I cannot in turn pick you and the sheep sniffers. But, I shall press on and share! Thanks mucho!

August 29, 2010 at 9:13 PM  
Blogger Gini Koch said...

Oh, I know you're creative enough to find 7 other worthies, Amber, no fear!

August 29, 2010 at 9:56 PM  
Blogger Lisa Dovichi said...

I'm glad you said "in no particular order" as I was listed first. Like there is something strange about a dancing hippo in granny panties.

What else would we dance in?

August 29, 2010 at 11:19 PM  
Blogger Katie Dalton said...

@ Lisa
dancing in a sheep suit? :)

August 29, 2010 at 11:26 PM  
Blogger Sullivan McPig said...

Congrats everyone!!

August 30, 2010 at 2:11 AM  
Blogger Gini Koch said...

@Lisa - I just said that so you wouldn't whine. Really, you're the strangest on the list. But, that's kind of high praise...

Kind of...

@Katie - No, I think dancing in a sheep suit is less strange than a hippo dancing in granny panties

@Sully - Cool award, thanks again for bestowing one of your 7 upon me!

August 30, 2010 at 2:15 AM  
Blogger june said...

Squee! I accept & am honored you finally noticed ;) I will pass this on. Lots of worthy peeps out there :D

August 30, 2010 at 9:17 AM  
Blogger smsarber said...

Does this mean I'm not strange enough?

*must go work on this problem*

*puts a pickle in Gini's blog*

*takes the pickle back, and puts in a cucumber*

August 30, 2010 at 11:11 AM  
Blogger Lisa Dovichi said...

@Katie -- a sheep's suit wouldn't give me near the freedom that the grannies do.. :D

@June -- just so you know, Stacey is mine!!! :D

@Gini -- I'll have you know I don't whine (much)!

August 30, 2010 at 1:42 PM  
Blogger Gini Koch said...

@June - glad you're enjoying the honor! I think Steve's angling to be one of your seven...

@Steve - dude, I ran out of numbers! Work on Lisa or Buggy or Katie for a nomination

@Lisa - no one, NO ONE, believes you

August 30, 2010 at 5:19 PM  
Blogger Katie Dalton said...

hey! how u gonna just nominated me? I mean what if i am busy washing my hair or something? god. like i don't have things to do!
email me anytime. i have no life whoever u are steve.

August 30, 2010 at 5:21 PM  
Blogger Gini Koch said...

@Katie - Steve's one of my friends from Absolute Write and a cool dude; you'll like him.

August 30, 2010 at 7:08 PM  
Blogger Katie Dalton said...

yes but can he dance with the sheep? under the light of the pale moon skies?

the challenge has been issued u except?

August 30, 2010 at 7:24 PM  
Blogger Bells said...

Wow, I am honored to receive this award. I don't mind being called strange at all. I mean it's only the truth. *dorky laugh* Thanks a lot Gini. I will have to do a special Hottie post for you and I know who your Hottie will be. His name rhymes *snort*

August 30, 2010 at 7:38 PM  
Blogger Gini Koch said...

@Katie - as I understand it, Steve can dance with the sheep in the pale moonlight...he baaas that to all his prey... (poor Steve is, no doubt, blissfully unaware of this right now, but I'm sure he'll catch up...)

@Bells - yeah, I couldn't really call 'foul' on Sully giving it to me, I mean, if the shoe or blog title fits, right? And, maybe it's because I just sent back my galley edits on Alien Tango, but "rhymes with Satan" isn't ringing any (heh) bells. Um, Billy Zane, Ben Affleck, Chris Evans, Ryan Reynolds, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Matt Bomer, Nathan Fillion, Wesley Snipes...not coming up with "Satan" as a rhyme scheme there...*sobs* NOW THIS WILL DRIVE ME CRAZY! *cough* No worries, I'm fine, I'm fine...(WHO is my hottie? WHOOOOOOOO?) (Jason Statham, maybe? *smiles brightly* I mean, "Statham" is close to "Satan", right? Right?)

August 30, 2010 at 7:44 PM  
Blogger Bells said...

Here's a hint. You did guess him. But now you have to figure out which one. Hehe!

August 30, 2010 at 10:14 PM  
Blogger Gini Koch said...

Okay, Ms. Torturer...I'm gonna go with Jason Statham 'cause we were just talking about him in regards to The Expendables. Am I right? (And will we see him nekkid?)

August 31, 2010 at 1:54 AM  
Blogger Brandy said...

I would pout, but am at once relieved I'm not strange and yet strangely feeling jealous I'm not strange enough. *g*
Congrats ladies, can't wait to see how strange y'all truly are. *g*

August 31, 2010 at 11:52 AM  
Blogger Gini Koch said...

Well, like I said, Brandy, the hard part was only being allowed to pick 7. But others are lobbying for associated strangeness, so the list of who to hit up for the full award is right here. I understand that Lisa/Melting Before Your Eyes is taking bribes...

August 31, 2010 at 1:37 PM  

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