Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Arte y Pico!

Well!! I've been given an award! Utah Savage has bestowed this on me. It's a beauty, and features an angel in an evening gown. It has to be an angel in drag, since all the biblical angels I can think of were male. Of course, angels can wear what they damn please, and if you have anything to say about it, they'll happily kick your ass to Kingdom Come. (See the Lost Book of Petticoats, Chapt. 10: Verse 5).

The Arte y Pico blog from Uruguay is the originator of this award, and of course it makes me think of one of my favorite side dishes*, Pico de Gallo, which means "rooster comb," and fortunately for me does not contain any rooster comb, or it would be off my diet. Way off. Except that right now, I'm not sure those tomatoes are a good idea. Substitute red peppers. In fact, do that every time you use tomatoes, for awhile at least. (I'm a pepper.) "Arte y pico" seems to mean "Art and tip" or "Art and point" or "Art and sharp object" so this award is about sticking it to somebody.

These are the rules:
1) Pick 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also for contributing to the blogging community, no matter what language.
2) Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone.
3) Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her or him the award itself.
4) Award-winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of “Arte y Pico” blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award which is here: Arte y Pico.

Dr. Monkey, a Tennessee soulmate, whose honorary doctorate should be awarded for Anthropological Monkeyness, for chronicling all those cultural treasures, like other people's family albums, or League of Mullets movie reviews. It's a daily read, and always great.
Dr. Don, who really IS a doctor of a sort. He always has a thought-provoking topic and discussion going.
Mando Mama, my fellow music enabler (her term, and it works). It's always worth your time to promote something that's GOOD for humanity in general, like music, for instance. She loves the traditional stuff, and so do I. Always good topics and good discussions.
John Good, who not only has all the up to the minute political dirt, but also features great caption-worthy pics and thorough music features on people who deserve a listen.
Ptelea, who is all about nature and nurture of same... and photography. Cat-lover, treehugger, fellow Eric Johnson fan. Do go back into the archives there and look through the photos of daily sunrises. Now that's Arte y pico, to the best of my translation abilities!
Nava, I am going to break the rules (just to make a point... or is it pico?) and pick 6. She is a wonderful artist (or shall we say "arte-ist"?), and often takes me back to my previous days when I was an art student.

*yes, I know it's a "dip", but I prefer to eat it as a salad. :-)

Now I'm wanting to go to Maria's Taco XPress.


Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Wow, I am honored. Getting this from someone who I admire so much means the world to me. Thank you my friend!

Blueberry said...

Consider yourself tagged Dr. M.! I will be over to do it in person too.

Ghost Dansing said...

i accidentally tagged you a second time blueberry...... your response for Utah can count as one for me too, or you can tell us about more kewl sites...... Arte y Pico

DivaJood said...

Congratulations, Blueberry. I was going to tag you as well, when Randal hit me with a second one - but Utah (and now Ghost Dansing) have already done it. Well done.

But watch out for them wings.

Ingrid said...

njam that looks good. I'm thinking of going to Shady Grove tomorrow night for a concert..of course, I don't think they have a good lookin' pico de gallo there like in the pic.. (it is pico de gallo right? it's late, I ought to turn in..)

congrats on your award Blueberry, it is fun to get one



Mando Mama said...

I am honored! And, after looking at that beautiful dish, a little hungry.

Thank you! :-) And back atcha.

Utah Savage said...

See? Cousin dear, how easy it was? And funny too. Angle in Drag With a Sharp stick. Or pole. Something phallic and pointy. Oh god how I love to read other peoples funny blogs and then make childish comments that crack me up. I am having a good cackle, thanks. Enjoy your pico de gallo. In Costa Rica that's beans and rice. Does no one care about meaning anymore?

Nava said...

Ah - I am so honored!! Thank you!! Task shall be completed by the weekend. Promise.

DrDon said...

Hmm...if this means a few more people might stop by the old blog, I'd better spruce the place up a bit. Thanks for considering me Blueberry. Very thoughtful of you.

Ptelea said...

Very cool - coming from you this means a lot to me! I am not ignoring the honor - I am just out of town on family business followed by vacation. I hope to post soon.

Nava said...

Finally - mission accomplished! Thank you, again.