I’m only surprised it didn’t happen sooner

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I kid, of course: I write for me, but I also write for you. And apparently that earned me some recognition in the form of the above award, disguised as a meme, and handed out by Lady Jess herself. Thank you, thank you. I couldn't do it without you, the little people (and I don't mean the gnomes)!

"This award is bestowed upon a fellow blogger whose blog content or design is, in the giver's opinion, brilliant."

I can only assume it's the content, because the design's stock-standard. I should work on that. Anyway, like many awards, which come with rules like "don't pose for Penthouse after being crowned" and "don't use performance-enhancing drugs," this one comes with rules too. Here we go.

  1. When accepting this auspicious award, you must write a post bragging about it, including the name of the misguided soul who thinks you deserve such acclaim, and link back to the said person so everyone knows she/he is real.

  2. Choose a minimum of seven (7) blogs that you find brilliant in content or design. Or improvise by including bloggers who have no idea who you are because you don't have seven friends. Show the seven random victims' names and links and leave a harassing comment informing them that they were prized with Honest Weblog. Well, there's no prize, but they can keep the nifty icon.

  3. List at least ten (10) honest things about yourself. Then pass it on!

Honesty is the best policy, I suppose. Here's ten things about yours truly.

  1. I have an addiction to shiny pretty brand-new gadgets, limited only by my budget and common sense, and moreso the former than the latter.

  2. Matt says I'M THE BEST! AROUND! NOTHING'S EVER GONNA KEEP ME DOWN~!

  3. I have alt-itis, but at the same time I have alt-paralysis. I have a bunch of alts, ranging in level from 35 to 70, most of whom I only log on in fits and spurts. My druid has been getting a lot of love, though. To be honest, my first character was an undead rogue, but my first character after I learned how to play was a tauren druid, and I think it's some of that nostalgia coming back to me. (That and the fact that blowing stuff up is fun.)

  4. I'm on an RP server, but I really don't RP. Funny thing, eh? I do write little RP journals on Path of a Hero for Whitebough when inspiration strikes, but I'm horribly out of practice.

  5. My Halloween costumes have gotten progressively nerdier over the past four years, and I largely blame my roommate(s). In ‘05, the four of us went as the Fantastic Four (I was Reed Richards). In ‘06, the three of us went as Mario, Luigi, and Link (I was Mario, and I talked my girlfriend into going as Princess Peach). I can't remember what was in ‘07. In ‘08, my roommate and I went as Mega Man and Dr. Wily (I was Dr. Wily). This year? Who's to say? If he played WoW, we'd probably go as Varian and Thrall or something, and maybe I could talk my girlfriend into a Jaina costume.

  6. I am really, really bad at PvP. I can't believe I managed to rope Llanion and Siha into an arena team with me. THE FOOLS, MUAHAHAHAHAcough.

  7. I have a lot of trouble coming up with things about myself. You wouldn't believe how long I've been sitting here thinking about this (hint: most of the day).

  8. I once managed to break both of my big toes at once by falling over onto them on a concrete floor because I was inside a sleeping bag and hopping from one spot to the other instead of getting out because it was cold, damn it.

  9. I used to play FFXI, and I still have an account, but recently my linkshell (WoW players: read that as "guild") broke up and everyone scattered to parts unknown and so now I really don't have a reason to go back there. A hello to Wendell and Skaphia from Midgardsormr, if they happen to run across this; Socrates misses you guys

  10. I used to be a complete Mac addict; now it's toned down to more of a strong like. I actually have articles published in O'Reilly Media's Mac OS X Hacks, which is now out-of-print (and the tips I wrote therein are obsolete). Still, it's nice to know I'm in print somewhere.

Okay, there we go. Now let's see what we can do about tagging some other folks. 7 bloggers, eh?

  • Bellbell at 4haelz, my current druid mentor!

  • Everyone at World of Matticus. Yes, all of you. Individually. Is that cheating? Screw you, it's my blog and my award!

  • Trustyn at Zap!

  • The recently relocated Llanion, at Mad Cow Chronicles, without whom Banana Force M would be less Banana Force M-pressive. (Grooooan.)

  • On that note, also Siha!

  • Ms. Nibuca, over at Mystic Chicanery!

  • And, a guy more of you should be reading, Linedan at Achtung Panzercow!

You all rock! Now get to writin'.