Sunday, December 30, 2007

2007 Top Bananas

As promised, here are the 2007 Top Banana Awards. I have many winners that come to this blog, so I have many awards to give out. I have awards for bloggers and non bloggers alike. So without further adieu, let the ceremony begin.

Non Blogger awards: these go to the following folks, all supporters of this blog, given by their forum names:
Rich from Medina, David5258, WZZP, JimOhio, newsnomore, CollegeDJ86

These are given to those whom I have contact with on a routine basis:
Brenda, Mary Ann

This one goes to a sorta blogger, meaning he has a blog, but hasn't posted on it in months:
Mike Dane

Now I will present these special awards by geographic region:

From the West coast, the Better Than Good award goes to Mel Kaye of Attitude, the Ultimate Power. Also from California, the Mad Magazine Meets Cosmopolitan award goes to Valley Girl of Life of a Valley Girl.

Now on to the Midwest we go. Receiving the Windy City award is Curmudgeon of Second Effort.
The Petticoat Junction award is awarded to the Terre Haute Gang: Sindi of Life is a Roller Coaster, Stacy of My Thoughts, and Michelle of Rusin Roundup. Michelle also gets special recognition for enduring Christmas shopping season, working at the Evil Big Box Store(tm).

Heading south, we have several awards to give out: Suzanne of Liquid Illuzion gets both the Gateway to the Blogosphere award and the Celebrate Good Times award. The second award is in recognition of all the posts she put up in my honor on the one year anniversary of this blog.

Frasypoo of This and That gets the God and Country award, for both her Christian testimony and and her support of the political system in this country, even though she wasn't born here.

Bella, of It is What it is gets the Southern Cuisine award for her recommendation that I try boiled peanuts on my trip to Florida.

I award the Proud Mother-Good Devotions award to Kathy of Kathy's Klavier for her posts that glorify the Lord and keeping us up to date on her son who is a member of the Christian metal band A Plea For Purging.

The Fit and Trim award goes to Diamond of A Day in the Zone, once again the featured link for January, for helping others with her research of resources on weight loss on the web.

Incognito, the Closet Republican gets the Hen in the Fox House award, for giving political views that are contrary to others in her chosen profession.

To Michigan I go to give a special award. Best Band Mom, Corps Division goes to Jessica, of Five Pines and Through the Viewfinder.

I will go back to Ohio to award these: The Philo Farnsworth award is given to Tim Lones of Cleveland Classic Media.

The Homer Simpson award goes to Springfield's own Pat Jenkins of Pat J.(at least in my mind)Knows it all. For those who aren't as up on culture as others, the Simpsons are from Springfield.

Here are some international awards: Warren Peace of Peace of My Mind gets the Canadian Devotional award for his sharing of his Bible studies with the rest of the blogosphere.

And last, but not least, Amel of Amel's Realm receives the Intercontinental Good Friend award for her blogging from Finland, the land of some of my ancestors.

All those who visit my blog are winners. These awards are given with a very light heart and I hope we can all be good friends as we go into 2008 and beyond.


Bizdecision said...

WIXY, nice job of giving Tim the Philo Farnsworth award. Few people know who this great inventor was/is. The Alliance For Community Media recognizes excellence in cable access programming by giving out Philo awards. My kids have won a few.
Happy New Year!

Liquid said...

From my heart, I agree with each and every award presented here!

Dang, continue to ROCK!

Now for my personal speech....

"I would like to thank my God, unbelievable at times he is, but I remain faithful.
Amias, for being my next door neighbor in this blogsphere of jewel, my almost, for real neighbor.
YOU, Cliff, for your undieing friendship and determination for supporting those, especially Pilgrim, who is my next bestest friend, and......
To any one who is reading this.
Know that all great things are possible, if you BELIEVE, believe in one another!

Much love and prosperity to each and every one this New Year!

I love you so, each, very!


Sindi said...

Thank you so much for this award. I don't know if I deserve it but I will gladly accept it. Thank you again and God Bless:)

kasper794 said...

Thank you so much! I'm with Sindi not sure I deserve it but I will gladly accept it. You are awesome. By the way I did survive the evil big box store so far..... LOL!

Valley Girl said...

Wow, I have so many people to thank...I...I...don't know where to start! j/k

Thanks, WIXYGrad! I am honored to win any award!

kasper794 said...

I have an award for you on my page.

Tim Lones said...

Thanks for the award..It really humbles me..And thanks to all in Your blog universe who come and check us out..really makes me feel like this is all worth it..

BTW-Just completed my 100th post-A "typical week" Schedule of WJW-TV Forerunner WXEL-TV 9 Cleveland in 1952..
From Pre-TV Guide publication TV Today

Diamond said...

Thank you for the award!! You have surely made me feel quite welcome and have given me the drive to make my blog a success!

Jessica said...

Wow, I wasn't expecting an award. And what better award than somehting that has to do with band and my kid. It's nice to know that someone appreciates my pride in that department.

Cliff...You get the award for always being so kind and lifting us up. It's been great getting to know you this year.

Happy 2008!!!

Amel's Realm said...

Hey, Cliff, THANKS SO MUCH for this award! I LOVE bananas he he he he...

And have a HAPPY New Year! May we become better and wiser and more graceful he he he he...

Kathy said...

You are too kind! Those are some great awards and you did a great job on picking the winners. I don't know all of the people, but the ones that I know definitely deserve it. Thank you for including me and for helping to give me a reason to keep blogging! Happy New Year!

Pat Jenkins said...

very well done wixy. and i am proud to make such a list....

frasypoo said...

I am honored Cliff!!!
I always wonder how people view me and I am honored!

stacys1175 said...

WOW!!! thank you thank you so much:) hugs to you :)

Monday Morning Power said...

Thank you. It is already posted. HAPPY NEW YEAR.

Amias said...

Oh Wow Cliff .. I am in such good company! Congratulations to all the winners and a Happy New Year!

Incognito said...

Indeed... am truly honoured. Thank you so much!

Happy New Year to you and yours.. may it be a blessed, and wondrous 2008!!

david5258 said...

cliff--thanks for the award. i hope i don't slip on the peel. but if i do, its ok, GOD is still teaching me about humility. i still have a lot to learn from Our Master and Savior, JESUS....david5258

Warren Peace said...

Thank you Cliff, I consider this a sincere honor.

Happy New Year