Friday, June 19, 2009

300


Chrome swans left silver trails down sleek hoods, chased by cougars and horses. One hundred cars with names as powerful as the engines that pulled them down the parkway. Studebaker. Packard. Mustang. Thunderbird. Victoria. Fairlane. Galaxie. The parade of names rolled by, each caressed to a shine by the loved ones they carried through the mountains. Special.

What better way to celebrate 300 than to introduce you to a few special people that got me to this point. Please don't blame them for what you find in the padded cell here, but they helped me along the way.

Today I received two marvelous awards:

The wonderful Colette Amelia granted me the first. One of my friends from Theme Thursday, who writes as beautifully as the pictures that adorn each post and asks the tough questions this world needs. I am to pass it on and "continue your passion in writing because your hard work will always be appreciated."

Mrsupole - whose Opal Nation posts always leave me wanting more, and whose comments always leave me feeling warm.

Poetikat - whose way with words make me strive for a pale comparison

Willow - who needs little introduction, just stop by the manor once and you may never leave

Lola - whose mix of recipes and stories will entice you to seconds and thirds

The things we carried - such stories, just read, you will understand


Travel & Dive Girl bequeathed the second. Hard to believe I just met her a few weeks back on World Oceans Day. Her words are real, which make them a treat to read. This award is bestowed on blogs that are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggradizement. Please give more attention to these writers.

Theme Thursday - check out Mr. Linky for all the amazing people or join us one Thursday and have  little fun. Ever one has their own voice, which is a joy to read each week.

A few other special people that deserve the recognition and you should check out, right now...


Really, this list could go on and on and on....if you are reading this, you probably deserve an award. Thanks for all the comments and encouragement, I cherish each one. Looking forward to sharing the next 300 posts with all of you.

20 comments:

Daniel said...

I will be reading for as long as you continue to post. Your words and thoughts and energy are most appreciated.

Verily I go. said...

300? You rock......show me yours! so laughing my a** off sweet man. Brian... you invited all these kind beautiful folk to my place and I have flashed. omg. Congrats to you, btw. and thank you.

lettuce said...

300, congrats!

I will check out the links here which are new to me - yes, heres to the next 300

:-)

Rob said...

300. Wow you've grown up so fast. I remember when you were on post 1.

Lorraine said...

300. Wow, 290 some that I've missed. I think I will make one afternoon a week a 'catch up'. 'Cause you're awesome...you barely know me, and you wrote my name up there. I'm am so touched and thank you Brian, you totally deserved the award you received ;)

Wings said...

Congrats, Brian! I can't wait for the next one, much less the next 300.

Colette Amelia said...

Aw Brian you old sweetie you! Here is to the next 300! I got to go and see some of these blogs you listed...thanks!

Valerie said...

CONGRATULATIONS... well deserved... here's to the next 300

Poetikat said...

Brian - You certainly are worthy of both of these awards. Your posts are not only perceptive and sharp and funny, but they exemplify that for which many men strive, but never achieve - an honest, loving and real family-life. I keep coming back for that truth and warm-heartedness that is present in all your work.

I humbly thank you for honouring me with this award. I truly do appreciate your interest and respect, more than you know.

Kat

tony said...

Congratulations on 300 ! You Write With Style & Feeling.Have A Great Big Weekend.

Rich Grasso said...

Loving the blog man, keep up the great work! BTW, ever think about writing a book?

subtorp77 said...

Aw gee, Brian! You just keep on writin'! Bless you and yours :)

willow said...

Thank you, Brian. I am very honored. The Manor is a better place because of your visits.

Lola said...

Thank you Brian! Your award and sweet words of praise made my rainy day become sunny again.

Grazie! I hope you have a fantastic Sunday with your lovely famil,y and I wish you a belated Happy Father's Day (we celebrate ours in January here...)

Ciao,
Lola xx

Lola said...

...I meant March (father's day)! Ciao again

The Clever Pup said...

Hey, don't forget that you're a "Sexy Blogger" too. Sorry for that one.

Hazel

Candie Bracci said...

You really well deserved them all!Thank you! Brian!

Verily I go. said...

THANKS Brian. I could squeeze you til u toot. Sorry, had to. Chased my kids around the house with that threat a lot. Happy Father's Day! and to your Daddy also. I squeeze him too, what a great kid you are.

The Things We Carried said...

Thank you! That made my week. How generous of you to say what you did with this award. THANKS :)!

Megan said...

Here's hoping for hundreds more...