Every Monday night, without fail, I post my entry to John Scalzi's Monday Photo Shoot. But today there wasn't one, because of the whole I-won-a-major-award and then-I-had-to-fly-halfway-across-the-country-so-I'm-tired-now thing.
So what is obsessive Karen to do?
I know. I'll make up my own Monday Photo Shoot, inspired by a Scalzi entry.
Monday Photo Shoot: John Scalzi posted a picture of his major award. Take a picture of an award or plaque or certificate.
Hmph. I didn't make this easy for myself. I don't think I've ever won an award. (Well, okay, I tied for a Vivi Award, but that's online so it's tough to photograph!)
I did get an honorable mention in some civics essay contest back in Manlius when I was in junior high, for a brief piece on the American Bald Eagle and DDT. As I recall, this was a surprise, because I didn't enter the contest. A teacher submitted it on my behalf. Maybe. It was over 30 years ago, and I forget the exact circumstance.
And somewhere around here is a "Loose Cannon Award," designed by Don (now Seth) Williams of United Whovians of Tucson to honor club members who took it upon themselves to do something useful. I'm not sure whether it was actually awarded to me. It probably was, but I may just have copies of the printouts. In any case, I can't find a copy right now.
So I guess we'll have to settle for the ribbons Tuffy got on the last night of an obedience training class. I think she got Second Place in one of the exercises, but I didn't find that ribbon in the box with the others.
Come to think of it, I have an award of my Mom's around here somewhere. I'll try to add a photo of that later.
Earlier tonight I had one of my periodic crashes in which I had to take a nap when I got home from work. I slept for about three hours, and then got distracted cleaning up the Paul Frees article on Wikipedia. (Paul Frees was the voice of Boris Badenov, Ludwig Von Drake, the Ghost Host at the Haunted Mansion, and lots and lots of other characters.) Now it's past 3 AM, and I'm in danger of wasting the benefit of my nap. So I'm going to do a very short photo essay on Musings to finish up my Tucson series, and go the heck to bed!
Follow-up entry: More Awards that Aren't Mine