Monday, May 11, 2009

Suspended Animation and Noblesse Oblige

So here I am in remote Newfoundland (remote by 700k from my home, at least, I'm sure the inhabitants of here don't feel remote in the slightest). I feel trapped in a kind of weird, other-worldly feeling. Like I'm here when I should be there. I'm reminded of one of my favourite movies, Casablanca, (oh, how trite, OSS - yeah, I know). Where all of us stricken travellers wait for the signed pass out of here.

I take the dog out and scurry back in again, the snow is bad and I'm in spring clothes with a spring jackety thing with a silly skimpy hood and NO GLOVES OR CAR SCRAPER. It is mid-May and somebody should tell Cornerbrook. However, blessings come in food for this weary traveller and I was handed a platter of cod and scrunchions tonight that just about made me weep. Now I know why I live in Newfoundland.

And next I whupped the ass off a friend on Facebook's Scrabulous (I forget its new name) by scoring 444. *preen*.

And then I toddled over to Tessa and she had given me one of those you-have-to-work-for-it-awards. It might come as a surprise to you out there but I'm a bit of an award whore. I even created a hallway on the side of my blog.

Anyway here it is:



And here are the conditions:

The recipient of this award is recognised for the following:

1) The Blogger manifests exemplary attitude, respecting the nuances that pervade amongst different cultures and beliefs.
2) The Blog contents inspire; strive to encourage and offer solutions.
3) There is a clear purpose to the Blog; one that fosters a better understanding of Social, Political, Economic, Arts, Culture and Sciences and Beliefs.
4) The Blog is refreshing and creative.
5) The Blogger promotes friendship and positive thinking.

The Blogger who receives this award will need to perform the following steps:

1) Create a Post with a mention and link to the person who presented the Noblesse Oblige Award.
2) The Award Conditions must be displayed at the Post.
3) Write a short article about what the Blog has thus far achieved – preferably citing one or more older post to support.
4) The Blogger must present the Noblesse Oblige Award in concurrence with the Award conditions.
5) Blogger must display the Award at any location at the Blog.

Well I've done 1 and 2.
As to 3: I just toss out the contents of my brain on a regular basis. When I started this blog it was to yell about the economic turbulence the world was about to undergo and how patriarchy, religion, bigotry, prejudice and misogyny based on ANY criteria were just plain WRONG. I vented about the illegal invasions of sovereign countries, of the appalling practices of big business, of atrocities here and abroad, of just about anything that blew out my spleen. I wrote many posts about pornography and how it pollutes all it touches. And many more topics too numerous to mention.

I still do, rant and rave that is. Except when I get sidetracked by May snowstorms. And this dog of mine who wonders when we'll escape from snowbound hell (snapped without flash in the dark hotel room today at high noon, looking as if she'd love to bang her head off the wall). Me too.



And now to 4 & 5~

I'd like to pass this award on to:

Jenny at South Belfast Diary who writes fearlessly of the politics of Northern Ireland.

and to:

Pants who writes of all things political and otherwise in her homeland of Oz where she recently returned after a 30 year absence.

and to:

Sparrowchat even though sometimes we don't agree, he writes so very well on the ills of the world today.

14 comments:

  1. hello from Dublin! in a hotel along the Grand Canal. just wanted to tell you, i'm reading Nuala O'faolain's neww novel, which just came out.her last graand work before her death.

    title is "best love, Rosie," and i think you will like it. i didn't know she had written one lasst book but i saw it in Dubray Books our first day adn bought it immediately. Aand then it wass reviewweed the next day inn the irish times.

    sorry for typos. thiss keyboard is wrrecked.

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  2. That is one epic journey you are on right now! I hope the snow soon clears.

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  3. Glad you made it to Newfoundland okay. You certainly deserve the award - as she says, your blog is always inspiring and thoughtful. Ansa looks quite happy to me, dozing away after the long journey.

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  4. Congratulations www, and thanks too, I don't get many awards!

    And Casablanca is one of my favourite films too :)

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  5. Congratulations on winning the award, WWW, you certainly deserve it with the way you rant so beautifully about so many important subjects. You are a great inspiration to me, even though I'm not much of a ranter on my blog, I save it for real life only and can, thanks to you.

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  6. Congratulations! A very well deserved award :-D

    Hope you enjoy Newfoundland - I don't think I could stomach snow in May!!

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  7. Oh Laurie:
    Thank you! I had no idea she had one last great book. I know I will love it as I adore all her writing. Tis you who are wrecked now from all the Guinness.
    Keyboard indeed. Ha!
    XO
    WWW

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  8. I'm telling you GM, Hannibal and the Alps had it easy!
    XO
    WWW

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  9. Nick, so near and yet so far, the sun is shining and I just may tackle more mileage today, hotel life is agreeing with me though, I don't know how I'll manage home and dialup.
    XO
    WWW

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  10. Jenny:
    Ah I knew you were a kindred spirit. Us Casas stick together!
    Well deserved on the award.
    XO
    WWW

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  11. Irene:
    And you write so well of the trials and tribulations of living in today with many challenges and I thank you for it!
    XO
    WWW

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  12. Congrats on that well-deserved award, WWW! You also deserve a Valiant Traveller Award - you and Ansa both.

    Hope you can soon be on your way in better conditions. :-)

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  13. Jo:
    Thank you for the good wishes and I'm pleased to report from MY HOME - dialup:^( - that snow has vanished.
    XO
    WWW

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  14. T:
    thank you my dear!
    And VT+canine have landed, yippee!!
    XO
    WWW

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