Wednesday, May 4, 2005

Mrs. Linklater Wins An Unexpected Award

When she first started her journal last year, Mrs. L was completely intimidated by two writers in the community. 

Armand of Un-Common Sense was one and Remo at Screaming Remo was the other. The fact that both could carry weapons never entered into it.  No, really. Their writing was enough to scare the poop out of her. While her initial fear may seem odd to some, given her WTF attitude, Mrs. Linklater was actually afraid to leave so much as a "Nice entry" comment in their journals.


Somehow, by the grace of prescription drugs, she was able to overcome her phobia.  

Now, in an ironic twist of fate, perhaps even a moment of karma, Mrs. Linklater has been chosen for Armand's Hell Bent For Greatness Award -- even though he's decided he won't be calling it that anymore.

The award comes from someone she never ever expected to acknowledge her for anything except taking up space with annoying liberal comments in his journal.  

So the award is HUGE for her. Yes, she confesses to not having a life. Regardless, the Hell Bent Award or whatever it's goiing to be called puts her in the company of people she only dreamed of being mentioned in the same breath with.  [Fix the grammar yourself]  

When she learned that she had been selected, she just shook her head in amazement.

Is this the first time that someone who sleeps in polar fleece has been considered? 

Who knew that being a smartass and class clown could actually payoff in her lifetime?


Somewhere in this entry there is a link to the announcement in Armand's journal.  Oh, here it is:

[Sorry you have to cut and paste, but in order to create a link to Mrs. Linklater's Unexpected Award on a MAC she has to get to her journal via FIREFOX which is like taking the garbage out to the curb by driving to Des Moines first. I'm sure you'll understand.]

http://journals.aol.com/armandt/sense/entries/487

Thanks, Armand.
 

16 comments:

robbush6 said...

Polar fleece? You are hysterical. This time, I mean that in a good way.

Let's do this: "So the award is HUGE for her. Yes, she confesses to not having a life. Regardless, the Hell Bent Award or whatever it's goiing to be called puts her in the company of people she only dreamed of being mentioned in the same breath with."

". . . Regardless, receiving the Hell Bent Award puts her in the company of similarly lifeless people, with whom, before now, she had only ever dreamed of being mentioned in the same breath."

Ahh, hell. What do I know? Have one of the boys fix it.

armandt said...

I know I should've decided the name of the new award /before/ making the announcement, but it's one of those things where I wanted the premier recipient to be considered in naming the new award.

My people are calling Ed McMahon's people, who should be calling your people soon.  Let's work out one of those "surprise" visits from the prize van...

~ Armand

armandt said...

What do you thing of "The Effing Fantastic" award... or something to that "eff"-ect?

kissofvanity said...

::Tossing Confetti::
Congrats Lady L .... and cheers to you!

Ana  ((0.~))

How bout the Fookin' A Award?

screaminremo303 said...

Congrats!

The caveat? Wait until you discover the HBFGA is guaranteed to get your journal checked by the CAT.

Intimidated by your boys? Just wait to see what happens when you go on vacation...

jevanslink said...

Mrs. Linklater is all about using the F-bomb correctly in a sentence. Or correctly in an award. Even when it's a masked vulgarity.  Perhaps even better when it's a masked vulgarity.  Fookin A, Effing Fantastic are both right up her alley. She can only smile in admiration at the brilliant minds who come up with this stuff. And look forward to finding out what Armand decidee to do.   :- )   Mrs. L

jevanslink said...

Note to Remo -- Do not tee pee my journal please when I'm out of town.  Mrs. L

ann7inflorida said...

Congrats Mrs. L!!! : )

swmpgrly said...

congrats!

republicanjen said...

Congrats to you!!

somenuttychic said...

That's fantastic! What an honor to be honored by someone whom you obviously have such reverence for. Congratulations!

artloner said...

Honey, you have a fabulous life.

Congratulations!

andi

gaboatman said...

So, Mrs. L finally gets some much deserved recognition!  Congrats, Mrs. L!  Maybe now you can pay your heating bill and ditch the polar fleece inside the house!
Sam

tdain2003 said...

How about the Effing bent for Greatness award?!  Well deserved award Mrs. L!  Congratulations!  
I too am intimidated by the likes of those guys.  Sometimes I read Armand's journal and I reread it and I get this confused look on my face and ask myself if I'm really so stupid not to understand what the hell he's saying..... well, I'm not stupid but he's a whole hell of a lot smarter than I am....
then I get the dictionary out .... sigh.... and don't bother to add a comment....
I'm babbling as usual... congratulations again... that other entry will be posted this weekend!
Tracy

judithheartsong said...

welcome to the club... it is about the best award I have ever gotten! judi

suzypwr said...

Congrats!
xoxo