The best kind of presents are those that are not expected and at this time of year when we are all anticipating something other than a lump of coal in our respective stockings, Nicole at NMNPHX was kind enough to send Across the Bored a Gargie Award. Have a look at her entries in all sorts of Challenges as well as a cracker set of Spam Comments of the Week.
The Gargie Award is the creation of blogger gargoylebruce from thebookshelfgargoyle (you can visit there for a less seasonal set of regulations).
The rules of this award are (such a relief) simple:
1. Display the award badge as prominently on your site as you are inclined… if you like.
2. Publish a post to inform the world of your great achievement… unless you can’t be bothered or are too busy playing Santa, in which case you are excused until December 26th.
3. Nominate some fellow bloggers (who have been outstanding in their field… figuratively or literally)… if you feel inclined – it would be the right thing to do considering the date.
4. Indicate to your nominees that they have received the award… provided you have completed step three.
The gargoyle has a long history among many cultures and its incarnations in countless mediums range from the grotesque and horrifying to the more garden-variety guardians now gracing the aisles of the garden section in big-box stores. Like the mythic figure small children will await in their beds on the 24th, the gargoyle has also worked his way into our consciousness as a figure one is intrigued by and yet still slightly afraid of. As a generation, we are probably less concerned with the symbolism of these grotesques than our medieval predecessors – this may not necessarily be a good thing, for it is always wise to know what exactly one is looking at or placing on the front porch, but we cannot argue their newfound popularity.
So my little monsters, here are the nominees:
This Man’s Journey
Lauren Olivia and Company Passport
The Future Is Papier Mâché
Thanks again to Nicole at NMNPHX for thinking of Across the Bored!