The Envelope, Please

July 12th, 2008

I just want to thank the members of the Academy, but most of all Andrea Mitchell and Lisa Kenney, who are responsible for presenting this site with the awards below.

From Lisa, whose absolutely wonderful site, Eudaemonia, is here, I received the much-coveted Pico de Arte award.

The award is given to those who can be said . . .  to inspire others with their creative energy and talents. This can be through writing, artwork, design, interesting material or contribution to the bigger community. It is a special honour to receive it.

By the way, it weighs twelve pounds and I put my Nobel in the closet to make room for it.

From Andrea Mitchell, who produces the meditative, creative A Cat of Impossible Colour, I received the ‘Brilliante Weblog Premio 2008′ award, and I practically snatched it from her hands.

That’s a real diamond, by the way, and it’s bigger than the doorknob at Versailles.

All my stupid attempts at humor aside, I’m touched and proud that Lisa and Andrea thought of me when it came to be their turn to pass these honors along.

So thanks.

10 Responses to “The Envelope, Please”

  1. Lisa Kenney Says:

    *Standing Ovation and Loud Whistling From the Crowd!!!*

    All kidding aside, you are an inspiration as a writer and as a member of this “community”.

    And gosh darn it, people like you!

  2. Timothy Hallinan Says:

    Wait . . . please . . . my handkerchief . . . my damn personal assistant forgot to give me my handkerchief.

    Thank you so much. You’ve got one of the most generous spirits I ever encountered.

    BTW, it’s now official — I’ll be at Murder By the Book in Denver on Thursday, August 7 at 5:30 PM. PLEASE bring Scott and come by, and we’ll eat dinner after. Oh, and bring 900 friends.

    Aren’t you supposed to be on retreat?

  3. Larissa Says:

    When are you coming to Kansas City? (c: We like books out here too, ya know. 😛

    Ya know, the awards just support what we already know…there’s a reason so many of us come scrambling back to your blog cabin once or twice a day-we like what you post! 😀 Congrats and enjoy Denver in August for me. I head back to Europe tomorrow morning. I think it’s going to be the longest day of my life but that’s what travel is for.

    Off to go find my head.

  4. Andrea Mitchell Says:

    Hooray! (Although I think I heard them turning the music up at the end …?). 🙂 Thank you for being such an inspiration.

  5. Dana King Says:

    Damn, August 7? I’ll be in the Denver area July 28-August 3 visiting my brother. So close, yet so far.

  6. bets Says:

    You’ll be there during WorldCon, so good luck finding a hotel room. : ) I’ll be in Denver at WorldCon, so I’ll see if I can make it down there to meetcha.

  7. Timothy Hallinan Says:

    Hi, Everybody —

    Larissa — No Kansas City this time around. I just got back from ThrillerFest in New York, where I learned the following:
    Air fare: $675
    Grand Hyatt: $1769
    Meeting fellow authors: $65 (banquet)
    Personal bankruptcy: Priceless

    So I won’t be doing more cities unless someone else pays for them — I’ve still got Denver, San Francisco, San Diego, and Nashville to go. And another one I can’t think of now.

    Andrea, they did NOT turn the music up at the end. That was a medley of my greatest hit, back in the songwriting days. And thanks for the award again.

    Dana, I’m really sorry. I would have loved to have met you. Are you anywhere near any of the other cities? Or Thousand Oaks/San Luis Obispo?

    Bets — What’s WorldCon? And am I really going to be locked out of all the hotels? I’d probably better get on it.

    I was joking about ThrillerFest — it was terrific. Met some amazing writers. I’ll blog about it in a bit.

  8. Lisa Kenney Says:

    I am BACK. I am INSPIRED! The 7th it is and we are very excited. You’ll have to let me know when you’re coming in and getting back out. If you need any recommendations on places to stay, etc. please let me know.

  9. usman Says:

    Lisa what do you mean…people like you.

    Haven t you figured it out, its these mystery writers who know how to murder, steal, blackmail for any award.
    Thats why the Nobel is hiding in the closet.

    Tim Congrats.

  10. bets Says:

    WorldCon is the World Science Fiction Convention. Thousands of people…

    So yeah, book a room. If you get away from right downtown you should be ok.

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