Saturday, April 18, 2009

Undead Fowl

I've rarely felt so honored! My friend Jim Suldog/Suldawg Sullivan has bestowed a blog award of the highest caliber upon old Gumbo Writer. No big deal, you say? Hardly. Ya see...Suldawg does not like to receive or give out the many awards showered on his blog, and any of you who are familiar with his whackadoodle personality will have seen the scorching that donors receive when handing down new bling to him. Yep, I've been one of those fools myself. But besides being a master word-crafter, Suldawg has one of those unique shining personalities, stands up for what he believes in no matter what, and never makes an enemy. Quite a job, dontcha think? Plus, I'm partial to Jim because he's a rule breaker and maverick. And he's damned funny. *snirk*

Further, this particular award, coming from such a blog master, just peels my apple. I mean, who doesn't crave scrawny wrung-necked, eyeball-popping chickens adorning his/her blog?? So, thank you, Suldog, for the Zombie Chickens...although I received it because my blog's name fits nicely with the graphic's image...ya know...chicken 'n gumbo...I love it all the same!

Oh, saints preserve us! I just dropped by his bloggy to copy the specs for passing along the Zombie Chicken to others, and naturally, he's got an unsavory questionable post and photo up today. Blogger beware! LOL

Here's the rules and regs for accepting & passing along this supreme award:

The blogger who receives this award believes in the Tao of the zombie chicken - excellence, grace and persistence in all situations, even in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. These amazing bloggers regularly produce content so remarkable that their readers would brave a raving pack of zombie chickens just to be able to read their inspiring words. As a recipient of this world-renowned award, you now have the task of passing it on to at least 5 other worthy bloggers. Do not risk the wrath of the zombie chickens by choosing unwisely or not choosing at all!

Here's my five, and it was certainly no easy chore!
  1. Crazy Debbie over at Suburb Sanity because, well, she's as crazy as I am and I love reading her posts. Besides, zombie chickens fits right along with the other insanity she hosts.
  2. As for the "excellence, grace & persistence" part of the rules, these two nominees fit that bill because they have made it in the harrowing world of publishing. If I haven't said it enough already...get their books! I love following the journey from book inception to birth, so here's to Mz. Boop-oop-a-doop Kathryn Magendie and her Tender Graces.
  3. And Kimmi Richardson who's currently on a world book tour and media blitz with her The Unbreakable Child novel. You beat all the odds and roadblocks set against you since birth, my friend, and now are helping those who need your voice. Love ya! PS You're no longer a Writer in've made it!
  4. Then there's Jamie Mason at Because I Love to Hear Myself Type for exceptional writing that pulls me right in. I hope you'll stop by and see what I mean soon.
  5. And finally, just because I can (and I know it'll make him throw a tizzy), I'm re-awarding the Zombie Chickens to Suldog. He'll probably enjoy two packs of crazed egg-squirters over at his place! Mwahahahaha.

Thank you for the unending kindnesses and prayer power on my Mom's behalf. Love ya for it!


Debbie said...

I am praying for you, my dear friend. And how very kind of you to give me this. You are right. It fits in perfectly with the brand of insanity I like surrounding me. And isn't it fun watching our blogging friends produce these incredible books? I carry mine around just hoping someone will ask me about them! Fame by extension:)

Anonymous said...

Big week huh. You got the award and had your apple peeled twice this week. Lucky you. If I go any further I won't be able to dig out.
Prayers for Mom. She is in good hands.

jinksy said...

Poetic justice rules (boomerang chickens back to Suldog - brilliant idea!) And at least you got a whole one - I ended up with a dismembered slimy eyeball from God Of Another

Literary Nut said...

Congrats on the new award!! Who wouldn't want zombie chickens hanging out around their blog?! LOL! Sending prayers and thoughts your way!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Debbie, I want to make a shirt out of my books! So glad you like the undead chickens. Figured they were your cuppa tea. :)

So right, Oren, about the apple peeling at least. Take care of the fam. Hugs

Jinksy, thanks! hehe. Glad I didn't get the dangling eyeball. eww

Thanks, LN!

kimmi said...

Lovers the award, Angie and you deserve. Thank you kindly for passing. I'll try and collect and pass soon.

(((Angie))). Hang in there, we love you and are sending good thoughts and strong prayers.
much huggage, my friend.

Angie Ledbetter said...

I'm glad you likey, kimmi. Strangely, we were on each other's blogs at the same time commenting. I so appreciate your prayers and thoughts. Mom's doing okay tonight, comparatively!

Sandra Leigh said...

I'm glad to hear your mom's having a good night, Angie. That makes this a good day, all 'round. Congratulations on your, um, unusual award. ;>)

Angie Ledbetter said...

Thanks much, Sandra!

Hilary said...

Sending continued best thoughts for your Mom.

And congrats on that crazy award. ;)

Anonymous said...

Just stopped by to vote for your blog and couldn't resist checking out Jim's blog after your caution. The visual on Jim's blog is a stunner. I can't believe he plans his meals around movie content. That hobby takes work. Congrats on your award and I'm glad your mother had a good night.

TheWritersPorch said...

Congratulations on getting the World Renown Zombie Chicken Award! I got it myself last week!

Patresa Hartman said...

ack! zombie chicken. :) CONGRATULATIONS!

Michelle H. said...

Congratulations on the award, although I don't know how long you will be able to enjoy it once Suldog finds out you've "retagged" him.

It takes guts to do that.

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Congrats! You were on my list to award, and then you already had it. Well deserved. Take good care of yourself.

Suldog said...

OK, this is a new one. I've been awarded the award I awarded you? Yikes! This may have rendered me speechless.

No, I see some words here, so that's not the case. I guess I'm just flabbergasted. And my flabber did not need any gasting right at this moment, lady, so there WILL be a price to pay.

Next week, probably :-)

Dominique said...

So, I wander in here looking for a little gumbo and music...and find a great party going on!

I followed the chickens in here, but it looks like so much fun I'll come back on my own next time.

Congrats on your undead fowl award :)

Angie Ledbetter said...

The Zombie Chickens thing has been soooo much fun! Thanks, Suldawg, and go easy on me with the retribution, eh?

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