Sunday, February 22, 2009

Premio Dardo

Huh, well, looky what landed here a coupla days ago:

It's another blog award! Again, from Alix; this one is called the Premio Dardo (Spanish for "Dart Award.") According to several sources, including Alix, the award "acknowledges the values that every blogger shows in his or her effort to transmit cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values every day."

(This description kills me, for its redundancy makes it speak circles, but I found the Spanish version online, and it contains the same I guess I will continue showing my values in transmitting my personal values...or something.)

From what I can read between the lines, its original intent is to show admiration for a blogger's "word darts," i.e., getting one's point across cleanly and pointedly, as well as having a point to get across. And that, I will gladly take an award for!

Of course, nothing for nothing...or something for something; there are always rules and requirements with these things:

STEP 1: Respond and rework. Answer the following questions on my blog, replacing one question that I dislike with a question of my own invention.

STEP 2: Add one more question of my own. (Hmm...there are going to be an awful lot of questions on this thing eventually.)

1) What are you wearing right now?
Jeans, sweatshirt and grampa slippers

2) What is your biggest fear?
Financial insolvency

3) What was your worst subject in school?

4) Who is the last person you hugged?
Miss Chef

5) What websites do you visit when you go online?
My online email, this blog ('cause I can see who's updated theirs in the right margin!) and Facebook

6) What was the last item you bought?
Five boxes of Girl Scout cookies

7) If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Everywhere...but I'd start in Paris.

8) If you couldn't have your current job, and money were not an issue, what would be your second choice?
Miss Chef's front of house manager. Or dog trainer, maybe.

9) Has a celebrity's hair cut ever influenced your own hairstyle?
No, but only because my hair refused to do the Farrah flip.

10) What is your most embarrassing moment?
Farting in the library in high school. Does life get any more embarrassing than adolescence?

11) What was the last movie you watched?
Stranger than Fiction--Emma Thompson is BRILLIANT in it!

12) If you had a whole day to yourself with no work, commitments, or interruptions what would you do?
Ha ha ha ha! That's what I've had the past 4 days, and now I'm going crazy! Read, nap, blog.

13) If you were to win the Powerball, what would you do with the money (besides invest it)?
Pay off my & Miss Chef's debts, give some to my parents and our lottery buddy Andrea. Travel, visit family, open Miss Chef's restaurant, and buy a small farmstead.

14) In your opinion, who is the most significant person in history and why?
Whoever figured out agriculture.

15) If you could learn to cook one dish to perfection, what would it be?
Chicken alfredo

STEP 3: Tag eight other bloggers. Now, I have the same problem I always have with this. I don't really read that many blogs, and most of the ones I do came my way through Alix. So I'm going to be naughty, and only award four. So sue me.

1. Liz at Eternal Lizdom
2. Claire at Whispering Acres (formerly Is This Heaven? No, It's Iowa!)
3. TangoBaby at...Tangobaby
4. Freddie at his Facebook page, so you'll just have to believe me. Sorry!

(I would also award it to Joanna at BooneDocksWilcox and Shiloh Prarie Farms at Goats in the Garden, but Alix beat me to it.)


  1. Life is strange & funny. Just a bit ago, I rec'd an email from a friend with a link to Cake Wrecks, a blog unknown to me. After checking it out (and loving it), I hopped over to Tangobaby's place, responded to her latest post, then saw your comment, so hopped over here & what blog do I see listed as a place you waste your time? Yep - Cake Wrecks.

    I take that as a sign. I wil be back.

    :) Debi

  2. What kind of cookies did you buy? One of the radio stations I listen to had a contest the other day with Girl Scouts making recipes using their cookies. I think Miss Chef should create some fab recipe with GS cookies, and you should tell us all about it.

  3. You're getting very popular young lady. Well deserved, well deserved.

  4. Oh my goodness, I am such a horrible award accepter! I am so late to this party but I'm very touched that you thought of me. I humbly accept your lovely award. Thank you! And now to get caught up with you...


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