Sunday, 15 July 2007

Award from A Broad

We have a winner! For the award, yes, but also for the title. I am proud and honoured that it was my suggestion that swung it. Although, it is possible that this may have been slanted a bit by excessive voting from, well...me.

But moving on swiftly... The next step is to develop an icon. I have a few doodles, but no matter how firmly I glue them to my monitor, I can't get them to stick to my blog. Alas, they also present me as being a little more buxom than a look in the mirror reveals to be the truth. Any suggestions? How does one 'invent' a button?

And now for the main event. The blogs I follow are pretty diverse. I tend to favour blogs written in interesting places or blogs that are particularly funny (and here a surprising number of Mom blogs feature), but there is also a sub-category of blogs that fulfil some purpose in my life - blogs that provide me with recipes (none of which I've actually tried) and those written by people so on the edge that, even in my darkest days, I emerge feeling certain of my sanity. These are known as Blogs with Jobs.

Todays recipient of the newly named Award from A Broad is one such blog. Mr Angry writes a blog called I am Livid. It is a rant blog. Each working day Mr Angry has a really good gripe about something - modern art, cobblers, the odd irreverent whinge about terrorists. I love getting up in the morning, going online and finding that someone has already had a good rant - makes me feel more inclined to be sweet for the rest of the day.

Be warned the language is floral. But as my dear Mum always says, 'rude is fine, as long as its funny.'

I doubt Mr Angry reads my blog and I'm too scared to tell him about this award lest I somehow incur his wrath. But, even when I don't agree with him, he makes me laugh and that's worth some sort of prize isn't it?

Besides if he doesn't know about the award he can't complain that it still doesn't have a button attached to it...

15 comments:

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Well I for one can't wait to get on there and read his rantings. There's nothing like a good rant in the morning!

Crystal xx

Iota said...

I have just visited Mr Angry's blog, and you're right - it is hilarious. I love the terrorist one, and the one about Snakes On A Plane. Definitely worth a bookmark. Any day now, he is bound to do one on stay-at-home-mums with nothing to do except write blogs, and who on earth do they are, that anyone will be interested in the tedium of their daily lives?

The Good Woman said...

Aye Crystal. And his are highly entertaining.

Iota, he's been at it for a while, so I still get to slip into his archives occassionally for an extra 'fix'. And I see you anticipate a similar response should he ever visit my blog!

Omega Mum said...

A good choice. Great title (as I recall saying several times). And I am so impressed with your icon development talk. Blimey.

The Good Woman said...

Thanks Omega. ALthough I'm not too sure what impressed you - unless it's intent?

Annie said...

I shall have to visit him - not today though - my own recent rantings are as much as I can handle ha ha!

The Good Woman said...

Hi Annie - hopefully you've got a few days off now.

Mr Angry said...

Hello Good Woman,

Thank you for the nice comments, I am not used to it!

I will not be writing about stay-at-home mothers any time soon. Unless you live on a council estate and wear velor tracksuits. You don't, do you?

Gwen said...

I've just had a look and he is very funny. I have added him to my favourites list. I haven't a clue about icons so am very impressed that you have got to the intent stage.

The Good Woman said...

Mt Angry! (If this really is Mr Angry - no link back - suspicious...). No, no council house, no velor tracksuit. No inspiration for a rant at all. Sorry to disappoint. Or not, as the case may be.

The Good Woman said...

Hi Gwen happy to take credit for the introduction!

Drunk Mummy said...

Mr Angry has been on my blogroll for a long time too! I think he's hilarious, and actually quite a nice chap - he always replies to his commenters, and even once posted a photo of himself naked except for his laptop, which was interesting!

lady macleod said...

well done all 'round.

reluctant mem said...

brilliant title for your award, very clever. off to see mr angry now. oh do tell him you've given him an award ... go on!

Stay at home dad said...

He might not be able complain... but I can!