“Why, It’s A Major Award!”

December 11, 2007

I really should check my e-mail more often. In looking for something today, I found that BACK. IN. MARCH. a piece I’d written that was delightfully paired with one of the best designers in town won a local award. YAY!

You’d think I would have been better about this after taking TWO MONTHS to open the e-mail that said we’d won a national marketing award for another piece. DOUBLE YAY!

I’m not sure what this does for me, but it sure was a nice way to start Tuesday.

And, for your reading pleasure, one of my favorite clips from A Christmas Story:

Ralphie as Adult: [narrating] Some men are Baptists, others Catholics; my father was an Oldsmobile man.

Mr. Parker: That son of a bitch would freeze up in the middle of summer on the equator!

Mother: Little pitchers!

Mr. Parker: Thanks… hold it!

[the furnace conks out]

Mr. Parker: It’s a clinker! That blasted stupid furnace dadgummit!

[he walks down a few stairs and falls the rest of the way down]

Mr. Parker: Damn skates!


Mr. Parker: Oh for cripes sake open up the damper will ya? Who the hell turned it all the way down? AGAIN! Oh blasted!

Ralphie as Adult: [narrating] In the heat of battle my father wove a tapestry of obscenities that as far as we know is still hanging in space over Lake Michigan.



  1. Congratulations on winning those awards!! You are awesome!! Maybe now you can hire a secretary to read your emails?

  2. I am so proud of you, pretty, wise and creative lady. I hate the overuse of the word ‘awesome’, but in this case it applies. Good for you, my love.

    As for Christmas storry, always a sheer delight. When Darren McGavin went out they broke the mold. I actually read that story originally in Playboy (I only got it for the articles, you understand) way back in the early 1970s. The film does the original story proud and gloriously funny. The only difference between the story and the TV production is that the family was actually poorer than they were shown to be.

  3. Congratulations!!!!!

    I love that scene. Actually, I laughed loudly the first time I watched that movie. Pure tickles. I identified with it too. My kids don’t seem to identify with it at all. Funny.

  4. Thats the best movie…..EVER.

  5. Congratulations.
    A well-deserved honor, I am sure.

    And thanks for the movie passage. I have that on DVD somewhere unless whatshisface took it when he moved to Colorado.

    I think I will have to look for that.

  6. Wait. You mean you haven’t checked your e-mail since MARCH!


    And congrats on the award, too!

  7. Heart ~ Thank you so much. A secretary would be awesome. God knows I could use some help. πŸ˜‰

    Ian ~ Thank you! I had a good laugh at myself that it took me nine months to realize that I’d won *two* awards this year, not just the one I stumbled on from the summer. Someone close to me told me that I don’t toot my own horn enough, so here we go. Toot! Toot!

    Pool ~ Until I was a parent, I don’t think I really *got* that scene. Now I laugh so hard that I nearly fall off the couch.

    Meleah ~ Totally agree. People who don’t like that movie scare me.

    ACG ~ Thank you so much. I don’t know if it’s deserved — I feel like I just put shit down on paper (or the keyboard, more appropriately), but I’ll take it! And do find your movie. Wouldn’t it be fun if we all put it on at the same time? Hehehehehe. Hope you’re doing well!

    Dorky Dad ~ Thank you!! I didn’t check THAT particular e-mail — just let it fester and then it got lost in the slew of junk I’ve signed up for over the years. 8500 unopened e-mails. That’s what I have in my box, give or take 100. Crazy, no?

  8. Congrats on the awards.

    I just saw a Christmas Story Monopoly game at Barnes & Noble and you know someone bought the house where it was filmed and has made it into a museum. Too funny.

  9. I’m so proud of you.

    {{{{{ HUGS }}}}}

    “A Christmas Story”. LOVE it! Jean Shepard da man! My memoir is going to be very much like his childhood writings. Love the guy. Love you, Ang!

  10. Seventh Sister ~ Thank you! That’s so funny about the house, especially. I love it when people find their passion!

    Dan ~ Awesome, awesome, awesome! You should also read Princess Bride. That may perhaps be the best telling of a story I’ve ever read. For some reason I *just* thought of it. You’ll have to tell me if you’ve had a recent PB moment. “I do not think that means what you think that means.” πŸ˜‰

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: