What I Hated the Least Today 54/365: Award!


I’ve done my share of blogging awards and abandoned them when the attractiveness of the concept wore off for me. Today, though, I was nominated for what is not an ordinary award but a personalised challenge. It’s called the Dedicated Blogger Award, kindly passed on to me by my much appreciated blogging friend Soul Gifts. Before I get any more cheesy, I say a huge thank you (cheesy) and present my completed task: I was asked to produce a stick drawing!

I’m still laughing at the idea that I was drawing on demand. I mean, look at my picture… Pathetic, isn’t it. I feel the need to explain what the picture attempts to represent, in case there is a confusion arising from my lack of mimetic skills. It’s me accepting this award while wearing an evening gown and giving an acceptance speech. The thing emitting rays in the top left corner isn’t a flying saucer but a spotlight. The small thing on the right is my cat. She doesn’t give a meow.


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Mara Eastern

I'm a sardonic blogger, snapper, scribbler and rhymer; a virtual space invader who indulges in cheerful negativism, morbid self-deprecation and bleak humour.

35 thoughts on “What I Hated the Least Today 54/365: Award!”

  1. I tend to keep well away from the various pyramid-scheme awards too. And most memes. That cartoon is pretty funny though πŸ™‚


    1. I enjoyed the awards to start with, and it’s still flattering to be awarded one, but then it got too complicated and demanding. I’m pleasantly surprised that you like my primitive drawing πŸ™‚

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  2. Hey Mara, I was wondering if you could do me a favor and read my latest post? It’s been a while since I’ve written and I wanted a dedicated blogger to read my post… If you wouldn’t mind.


    1. Awe, thank you! I’d totally thank my cat if I were required to deliver an acceptance speech. I was toying with the idea of thanking the cat in my dissertation, but then limited myself just to thanking my supervisor and such. I still regret that.

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        1. I suspected that those who’d read my dissertation wouldn’t have a great sense of humour, so I omitted the cat (and the family and god) and only thanked my supervisor, the doctoral committee members and my department in general. (I didn’t even include the secretary so as not to get controversial, though the department secretary has done more for me than anyone else.)


    1. I’m glad if I managed to meet the challenge! I tried my best, but then it’s no secret that I’m horrible at arts… I’m starting to enjoy the stick figures a lot though. There might be more coming.

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  3. Haha – I was surprised to see Raili handing out a blogging award… I should have known it wasn’t the kind that usually makes the rounds πŸ™‚ All the same, I think you should demand a badge πŸ™‚


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