Today, I have decided to give out awards called Gancies*. Please don't feel hurt if you were not included because there is always next year.
The Gancey for the Charlie Hustle Blogger goes to . . .
: Steph over at Much Ado About Sumthin'!
She and I have been commenting on one another's sites for a long, long time, and she always impresses me with getting over 80 comments with each post, responding to all her comments, and she gets around to other people's sites. She didn't blog for around a year, suddenly posted, and immediately had around 60 comments. She tells good stories, and she has a good sense of humor.
The Gancey for the Gancey Guru goes to . . .
Zen Wizard over at Zen Wizard
He has also been a blog buddy for quite some time, and he always break down the minutia of dumb ass shit that I bring up in a way that astounds me, and he'll even come back for multiple comments if he digs a topic, expounding on what he wrote before and what others have brought up. There have been times when I've come back to see that he and Chud have gone back and forth with some amazingly funny discussions. He is one of the smartest guys I kind of know.
The Gancey Drinking Buddy award goes to . . .
Drunkin' Chud over at Chud's World
This guy posts very rarely these days, but he still comes by to comment even when his own blog is inactive. He just seems like that guy who seems like a beer-swilling goof ball, but he can actually pick you apart in an argument, political discussion, or a jukebox sabotage. We've been trying to have a drink together for around three or four years now, have exchanged some texts, and I even drunk dialed him once. Chudly, if you're out there, what in the hell did we talk about?
The Congrats Gancey award goes to . . .
Redacted, formerly known as The Belligerent Intellectual
This guy has been blogging longer than me, and I admire him because he seems to have shifted into a full time writer as a career. He is a really engaging writer - one of those guys with really long posts that you don't mind reading. I wish this guy would comment on his comments more and come by my site every once in a while, but whatever. Congrats, brother!
#1 Fan Gancey Award goes to . . .
JerseyJov over at A Bit Unaware
She has been coming by to comment consistently over the past year or so even when I was down to one or two comments a post, as I am now, it seems. She is really bright and a solid writer, especially since she is only in college. Her tales of drunken hookups are always a good time.
Don't Call It a Comeback Gancey Award goes to . . .
Jenni over at Unapologetic Nonsense, formerly known as Swank or Skank
First off, when I went over to get the address just now, she had "Alone" by Heart jamming on her shit, and I had to leave that on. She always seems to disappear for long stretches at a time, and I have a nack for popping by there and getting her out of retirement. She's funny and now she wants to take a stab at real writing, so be sure to get by there and keep her motivated!
Miss Congeniality Gancey goes to . . .
Shife over at Shife's World over at Confessions of a Dumb White Guy
This guy, from the Land of Potatoes, has been along with me for a long, long time, he's consistantly funny, and you just get the sense that he is helluva nice guy. Go by and check out his adorable baby boy and his Random Acts of Shifeness pieces that never disappoint.
Dirty Bird Gancey goes to . . .
Ms. Smack over at To Smack or Not To SmackSome of this gal's posts well-written, dirty, really descriptive tales of naughty stuff that are not safe for work. She also had her readers send in their boobs and posted pictures of them!
Best Blog I've Ever Read Gancy goes to . . .
Hilary the Guy over at Pistols at Dawn
This asshole was so damn funny and smart, he posted so regularly, and he was so consistnat that it just pissed me off. He recently disappeared without a trace . . .
Gancey Buddy goes to . . .
Giant Butters, formerly known as The Cherry Ride over at Giant Butters.This is a blogger who helped us form the now practically defunct Liars Club blog, and he actually became a good friend who I plan jumping half-naked into a freezing Lake Michigan with on this New Years Eve (it's a long story). He's a really entertaining writer and a great friend.
That's all I got for now. If I left you out, please don't be offended because I only did a few before I had to get ready to leave the house. It's just a matter of not having the time with this posting every day thing. Who's blog do you like, people? Let me know in the comments.
*A gancey has no actual value, and is, in reality, just a virtual pat on the back. However, feel free to boast winning a 2009 Gancey on your blog if you were named.