Normally I am modest and humbled when it comes to awards and recognition, but as a Dude who has entered the Dude Write Challenge two weeks in a row, I need to pat myself on the back a little...actually a lot.
Last week you may remember that I entered Did You Spray In There? and tied for third place with WorkingDan's Give Them What They Want post, which earned me the coveted Gold Man Card.
Maybe my head swelled a little (more than my normal Charlie Brown size), but I thought what the hell, I will enter an original post for the second week and see what happens. I drafted up The Swass Meter, read it, re-read it and had the Trophy read it. My expectations weren't that high, especially after reading the 21 other entries. Most of which were more professionally written (by my standards anyway), I didn't think I had a snowball's chance in hell.
I checked the results of Dude Write this morning and was reading through the blog post. The guys were mentioning everything that was written about, ranging from terrorists farting in elevators to monkey rodeos and cows, but nothing about swass. As I read further, I came to the Diamond Club Winner section...holy crap on a cracker! It was me! I won the Diamond Club Award for the best post this week.!
I had to tell everyone in the room that I had won and by everyone in the room I mean I told the Trophy, Minion #1 and Minion #2. The Trophy, still sleepy said "Good job", Minion #1 hadn't had his toast yet and grunted at me and #2 blinked at me. So I am telling you guys now. There were a plethora of awesome posts to choose from and I wanted to congratulate some of them:
Second Place with the Platinum Card goes to Jay from Dude of the House for his What is a dude? post. I voted for him, it was spot on with the definition of a dude.
Third Place with the Gold Card went to Youngman Brown for his post On Picking Up Girls. It was a post I could relate with and a well deserved victory for Youngman.
So there are you winners for the second installment of Dude Write...wait, what's that? There were a couple of other things....let me read a little further...holy shit nuggets, I got another award? Thanks to The Six Finger Monkey, Honorary Chairman of Dude Write, winning the Diamond Club Award for his New Pussy post last week, awarded yours truly the Chairman's Choice Award too!
I am truly honored to have these awards presented to me, as someone who really just started blogging to escape the real life and utilize the blogosphere as a therapist, much like comedians use the stage and audience, I never once expected that this would start taking off like this.
With that, I would like to tell everyone who has read, followed and shared my blog....