Monday, February 2, 2009

a celebration of Crow

Crow here.
Happy Crow.
Proud Crow.
Humble Crow.
Can't you see me now strolling down a sunny avenue wearing my bright yellow dress in the company of a cheerful canine friend? Okay, so that's a scary thought but read on.

Why all these adjectives? It's because my dear friend, Pagan Sphinx, gifted me with a Fabulous Blog Award which I'm accepting on behalf of susan who has been a reluctant, although tractable, student of economics and ecology all these interesting years. I won't give you one of my less than optimistic prognostications this evening because today I've been requested to admit to 5 addictions. Only 5? It's going to be hard to choose but here goes:

1. I like to eat the brandied nuts and fruit in really old fruitcake. A well made fruitcake is a great geologic event.

2. I'm addicted to frequent flier miles without ever having to buy a ticket. Douglas Adams helped teach my nephew Gerhard to fly by telling him, 'The knack of flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.' It worked like a charm.

3. I avoid worry, stress and tension. That and good grooming is the secret to my success and longevity.

4. I fly when it's light and sleep. or find a friendly bar, when it's dark but even so, time is fair and forgiving. No matter how much time you've wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow.

5. I'm addicted to people in spite of what my old friend Einstein had to say about you: 'Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe.'

Now I get to present the award to 5 of my favorite friends. Some of my favorite friends have wings or four feet and no computers so I'm just going to have to tell them about the yellow dress and try to ignore them falling off their perches in gales of hilarity. The others I'd like to send on the award to are:

The nationally renowned artist, Linda of Vulture Peak Muse.
Nobel Prize winner, Paul Krugman.
The cranky but loveable, James Howard Kunstler.
The prescient Dr. Doom also known as Nouriel Roubini.
Famed Long Island philosopher, Spartacus.

Oops! There goes my big bottomed friend, Carmelacita Quranga el-Quaila. I'm gonna be late for the opera if I don't catch up. See you guys around and remember if you see a wooden nickel hold on to it. It may be a valuable antique.

LATE BREAKING ANNOUNCEMENT: James Howard Kunstler has responded to the presentation of this prestigious award by stating he's simply not worthy of such an honor and besides that, he looks terrible in yellow. He's requested the Fabulous Blog Award be redirected to one of his favorite authors: the acclaimed and beautiful sophisticate, Utah Savage.



Anonymous said...

Well, now, Crow, I am honored to receive this blog award from you and Susan. I'm not sure if Chester can see himself strolling down an avenue with you, but I'll put in a good word.

Liberality said...

maybe you can be a hat accessory for the lady in yellow. you can caw to the little lap pup as he forges ahead on his leash.

but seriously, congrats. Pagan has very good taste so there's no doubting you deserve this award.

linda said...

why crow, you must be psychic or maybe it's susan who is psychic and you are just a tad mouthy and looking for a good time with a vulture, hmmmm?

well, I AM and have shared my most deeply held pleasures but I did not have a pretty lady award for my blog because I did it because some people are just plain curious beings, so now I do! YAY! thank you very very much for the award!

Utah Savage said...

I love the looks of this award. You know how much I like awards. Bright shiny things. Isn't that a crow trait?

If I were to pick an animal avatar it would be a coyote.

Congratulations. You deserve this and Pagan does have great taste.

Utah Savage said...

Is it considered bad form to accept two of the same award? Linda Sama that ageless hippie chick gave me this bright, charming, witty award. But thank you darling. I will take the opportunity to pass it to a few other wonderful bloggers.

Seraphine said...

Regarding: No matter how much time you've wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow.

Life is what we do while living. It's sad when one feels they've wasted their life. But really, when Life is all one has, is it really wasted?

And tomorrow is never promised.

Kirie said...

Crow--my favorite is number four--what wise advice. At the end of some particularly ambitious days, I fight off sleep and lament that "I didn't get enough done." My husband is always quick to tell me that I have the whole next day to start all over. He's a wise bird, too.

Love these confessions! I like a good fruitcake, myself. And I think we are the only 2 people in the world to say so.


susan said...

spartacus - Actually Crow was hoping Chester would agree to adopt Fifi.

liberality - Until Fifi grows wings Crow doesn't have much use for her but it's the thought that counts and thus Crow is a happy bird.

linda - Crow has minions with pinions everywhere :-) The award will well suit your exquisite tastes.

utah - Double awards are even nicer than single ones and you deserve as many as you can carry.

sera - Life is what it is and now is already a couple of seconds in the past.

kirie - Crow says fruitcake is all life's pleasures mixed into a brick you can savor at leisure :-)

Randal Graves said...

Fruitcake? A well-made fruitcake? That's like saying a soulful fascist. ;-)

susan said...

randal - One has to be a connoisseur to understand :-)

Seraphine said...

if now is a couple of seconds in the past, i'll *never* get caught up.

susan said...

sera - The theoretical physicists may be catching up with Buddhists when they say time emerges from a more fundamental and timeless 'reality'.

Pagan Sphinx said...

Is James Howard Kunstle a movie star blogger or something? ;-)

Pagan Sphinx said...

And Crow: I think you would look very smart in a yellow scarf. I'll now have me a re-look at your profile. :-)

Pagan Sphinx said...

I presume that a yellow dress would be a bit cumbersome for frequent flights.