I'm honored to announce that The Smiling Infidel has indeed been nominated for not one but TWO Share The Love Blog Awards! I knew about the first nomination in the category of "Best Humor," but I found out yesterday that I also received one for "Most Thought Provoking." I don't know who considered my irreverent writing for that prize, but it's amusing, is it not? I guess twisting the words to beloved musicals, shamelessly whoring favorite taco restaurants, and propagating a love of flatulence humor is thought provoking to some. And I secretly carry around an undying love for those fine little slices of humanity. Thanks. I noticed that I didn't get a nod for "Blogger You'd Most Like To Meet." Given my notoriously gassy history, maybe that's to be expected. I'm grateful that most of my bloggy friends are in different categories than myself. So, indeed you too can "Share The Love," by voting for Hot Fruita Moms, Mental Tesserae, Mas Cowbell, What On Earth Is That Smell?, and The Smiling Infidel without a conflict of interest or divided loyalties. If they had a category for "Most Inventive Use Of Sporks," I'd so totally win. Someday I might find myself nominated in the "Superb Mocking Of Hall And Oates" division or the prestigious "Making Art Out Of A Urinal" trophy. However, I did already secure the coveted "Plucky Under Pressure" golden tweezers statuette, and the "Modern Day Eliza Doolittle" commemorative marble set award, but I continue reaching for the stars and more blogger triumph anyway.
You'll find a humble spirit amongst most of the nominees who will tell you that they don't deserve your vote, and that the honor lies in just the nomination. I'm bucking the trend. I DO want you to embrace the opportunity and freedom that comes from taking a stand and making your voice heard. Should we let the blogosphere domestic divas win? NO! Living a perfect little life is rewarding enough. Why should they get more lump free gravy? Should the whineaholics who use their blogs as an outlet for their energy vampire tendencies get an award? NO! Let them suck someone else dry. Instead, cast your vote for chicken dancing, cheekiness, and the Infidel way! God Bless America!
A VOTE FOR INFIDEL IS A VOTE FOR THE BENEFIT OF YOUR CHILDREN. (You do love your children. Don't you?) VOTE HERE Voting concludes February 6.
I'd like to express appreciation to Lianne over at Excessively Diverted for this stunning award. See that book that the lovely female statuette is holding in her silver armpit? That's her very own copy of a favorite from my personal home library, "Walter The Farting Dog." There's no popularity contest involved to earn a pat on the back from Lianne. Nope, I didn't have to dance the flamenco while jumping through a flaming hula hoop as I balanced a hirsute midget on my nose to get it either. The presenting of this awesome trophy also didn't involve turning over my firstborn child or signing away my soul. Thanks Lianne!