Friday, May 18, 2012

Award of the State

Time to play “What the devil is going on in this photo?” in this week’s Fill ‘er Friday. Here is the bedeviling photo for the week:

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Clue: That blur is me in the lower left corner.

Good eye! Yes, I AM wearing one of the free suits I got for a blog post two years ago. This must be a big event I’m at if I left my normal work attire of beer and baseball team T-shirts at home.

Yes. This photo was taken by My Love, who demonstrates why even despite my proven lack of shutterbugginess, I usually don’t allow her near a camera on vacation.

Am I leaving a court building for crimes against typing and headline puns? Not completely accurate …

That is supposed to be a photo of me collecting a whole mess of writing awards from the Connecticut Press Club for my newspaper column.

Awards that My Love cannot mock this time because they are all FIRST PLACES: humor column, general column and personal opinion column. Here they be with me in my natural habitat but still unnatural attire:

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I share these with you because if I didn’t start writing this blog several years ago, I may never have gotten the chance or been able to write that column. Writing here for you is just as big as an honor even if I can’t hang it in a frame on my wall.

Thanks.

If you wanted to know what the winning columns were, a few have also appeared here or at DadCentric.

26 comments:

  1. Congratulations! You've hit the trifecta! If this were baseball, the Mets would have the bases loaded, no outs, and the opposing team would bring in their relief pitcher who'd proceed to strike out the next 3 batters. Thankfully it's not baseball. No wonder you're smiling. \m/

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    1. I'm smiling because I had two yummy gimlets at the ceremony. Thanks. But not for bringing my down to reality with the Mets metaphor.

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  2. Congratulations! They are very well deserved.

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  3. This is why I'm going to shave "I'm #1" into the back of your head when we room together in August — because YOU'VE EARNED THAT RECOGNITION.

    (also: congrats, dude. that's awesome.)

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  4. And that tie is cocked at just the right angle, that says "Hey, I'm serious, yet impishly jaunty!"

    Congratulations, Kevin. That is amazeballs!

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  5. And these babies even look framed. Congrats and well deserved!

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  6. These are serious awards. They're framed. Congrats and well deserved.

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    1. So impressed I had to say it twice. (certainly not a technical malfunction....)

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  7. Fantastic! Congratulations.

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    1. Whiskey on me. That's what happen when I stood to receive the awards. Thanks, Whit.

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  8. Oh my gosh! Fantastic photo and what a thrill to receive those awards! I'm honored to be a fan!!!!

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  9. Great and great and great, man! Congrats!

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    1. But it's no Knucklehead Blog-Off badge. These give paper cuts.

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  10. Well deserved! I love your column, except it's too infrequent.

    L

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    1. And it pays too little. Write my editor and demand more me!

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  11. One word.

    Proud.

    Ok, two more: Stamford, represent.

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  12. Congrats.

    And seriously, Your love must have been loving that suit on you. You look quite smokin' and it was FREE! What more could a girl want?

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    1. Free after I paid for alterations, putting a permanent crease in the pants and convincing me to buy matching shoes, shirt and tie.

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  13. I had a comment, but now I am picturing TwoBusy shaving you in a hotel room...oh! I mean, congratulations! You make an English teacher proud.

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  14. Now image me working his hair products into his scalp ...

    Thanks!

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  15. That's awesome! Congrats to you.
    The only awards I get are the stupid ones that require you to give it to 10 other bloggers or something. Awards with strings attached aren't very rewarding.

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