Thursday, April 03, 2008

great heavens above

There I was, going about my business yesterday, when I was told - in the middle of a beer and yakkidy yak with two mates - that I WON TWO BLOG AWARDS last night.

Shut up. Are you serious? I had to go and double check this morning first just to make sure, because I really thought my blog wouldn't scratch the surface this year. Wow! WOW, ARE YOU KIDDING ME? I won for Best Original Writing (and that kicks so much ass, I want to strip off and run around naked I'm so excited, but it's a bit chilly this morning), and I won Best Post.
You gotta laugh. I won best post about How Not To Buy Condoms. Hilarious, since I'm not actually buying condoms at this very moment am I? Well folks, winning these has made my month. I wasn't lying when I said it would.

Sheesh, I'm honoured. And shit the competition just gets stiffer and stiffer. So if you voted for me, and you like reading this everyday, well I gotta say, I love you right back. Thank you so so so much. And to all the others who won awards, congrats to you guys as well. All deserved - and you can check up on who won what right here.

You know what I'm going to do now? I'm going to celebrate. This means I'm going down to some restaurant today, decked out in my scarf, and am going to order myself a large, packed-with-polyunsaturates meal. I'm going to splurge on a hearty meal just for me. Yay! As promised, my scarf. Isn't it gran-tastic?


Revolving Credit said...

You so should have been there.
You coulfd have done the whole acceptance speech thingy...while advertising your scalf business!

Although, Best Original Writing should also make finding work writing a bit easier??


Peas on Toast said...

Hha "thanks for the award, ow would any of you okes like to buy a scarf?"

Funny enough Rev, a lot more freelance writing stuff came in for me yesterday, so I'm gonna be rather busy until next week when I do book work again. All this stuff is really giving my confidence a boost it so desperately needs, so I just can't thank anyone enough really. x

Revolving Credit said...

If you wear a matching toilet roll holder on your head, you could pretend to be Dr Seuss?

Peas on Toast said...

OK Rev, and you can be the Lorax, that character that makes thneeds. Remember him?

Yay, oh my GOD, I'm going to ravish a giant cheeseburger today and it's gonna be gooood. :)

Revolving Credit said...

Umm...Green Eggs & Cheesburgers doesn't quite have the same ring does it??

Although you do make it sound like Ronald MacDonald is going to get lucky today!

Peas on Toast said...

Ronald? Oh no, tried and tested and not a celebration. I think I'm going to do Chuckleberry's today, oh yes.
Yeeeha! :)

Anonymous said...


interesting scarf... :P


Peas on Toast said...

Thanks Chan :)

When you say interesting scarf you mean Garntastic Interesting, not Scaffy Interesting right? Right? ;)

tee hee

Kel said...

LOVE the scarf.Not sure if you have the series in SA but do a google for Chuck Bass (from Gossip Girl) I swear you'll see how cutting edge it is!!

Peas on Toast said...

Thanks Kel!

Haven't heard of Chuck Bass, but I will definitely do a search. Thanks so much babe xxx

Kel said...

ok I found a pic !

Kel said...

people are making a fortune!
(Im getting carried away )
Who knew?

MsBehavn said...

Congrats on the awards. You deserve them IMHO!

And the scarf is fabulous. You have real talent ;)

Peas on Toast said...

Thanks Kel :)

MsBehavn - thanks very much m'dear!

Ag, this old thing? You think it would look good as a prop in my stripper routine? ;)

Betenoir said...

congratumalations! and also on that spiffy scarf. Does that mean it's scarf weather up there?

Peas on Toast said...

Thanks Bete!

Definitely scarf wearing time up yonder. Winter has arrived, glory hallelujah. :(

queenofthenile said...

hello peas

i am sitting at my desk with half a dead hedgehog in my mouth, and i can only just bare to look at my screen (dude - neon pink is not a soothing colour on a hangover)...

And imagine my excitement when i see you won some awards - nice one babe!

would it be possible to write a new post every hour? please? - its about the only way i can imagine i'm going to be able to pretend to be busy (otherwise i may just fall asleep on my keyboard)

Peas on Toast said...

Nilequeen! Hello my lovely friend - why have you got a hedghog in your mouth?? Is Egypt wine a killer? ;)

I miss you SO much! And thanks for your sweet words - every hour I think might be a little time-consuming not to mention boring, but hey, remember I can always send you emails with ALLLL the stuff therein :)
Love you xxxxxx

Sheena Gates said...

yep, I knew this was your year to shine!

woohoo, welldone girly - you deserve it.


Peas on Toast said...

Thanks Sheen! I haven't given up on 2008 as yet, but this was a seriously nice bonus!

Thanks babe xx

Nessers said...

Yay for you - well deserved and the scarf is PRECIOUS - no really hehehe

Keep up the good work

Peas on Toast said...

Thanks Nessers!

Now to get my scarf onto the catwalk...hmmm, hold on Kate Moss is on the other line...

(hahaha, wha eva!) xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi, I just wanted to say i've stumbled upon your blogs earlier this year and i look forward to reading your posts. I also love the way your write. Congrats on your award, i had a quick read of the condom blog and was almost in tears with laughter! Keep up the good work.
A fan

Peas on Toast said...

Thanks Anon, woohoo, I love fans, fans are goooood! :)

Thanks so much for dropping me a comment. xx

Jam said...

I'm so proud of you!!!
Love you lots, gorgeous.

Peas on Toast said...

Thanks All Gold!

Can't wait to see ya this weekend!

Ordinarylife said...


Anonymous said...

You deserve it Peas - well done! And I love the scarf, so, um, colourful. I imagine that's what you'd get if you crossed an extrememly confused chameleon with an anaconda. Sort of. Lovely, is what I am saying ;p

Champagne Heathen said...

Well done lady! That's brilliant news!! :)

Anonymous said...

Wow. It looks like that tapeworm they pulled out of Timothy Leary.

happy snapper said...

I love reading your blog and I definately think you deserve the win 10o%.

Hope good things come for you regarding work and stuff.
Oh, and the scarf is gran-tastically awesome! are you taking orders?

6000 said...

...and I came second in each that you won!

Next year, Peas - next year!!!!

Well done and many congrats.


P.S. Can you send me some readers over please? Cheers.

Peas on Toast said...

Ordinarylife - thanks!

Parenthesis - thanks babe - did you say SNAKE???


Champs - thanks man :)

Kyk - oh great, well that's excellent news. Tapeworm wrapped around my neck. Yummy yum yum :)

happy snapper - thanks so much! Yip, you want one m'dear? ;)

6000 - and congrats to you too! You did well, your blog is popping out of everywhere it seems, so well done dear. xx

Heddles said...

congratulations my little scarf-wearing samoosa!

you got many a vote from the desert, by GOD.


Peas on Toast said...

Bless, thanks my little Dubai camel! :)

Still lovin' your article, still cackling away, shaking my head and going "Man oh man...touche."

You're a classic.

The Blonde Blogshell said...

Dude, I'm so happy for you!! Well done sweets!! Excellent :-)

Oh and don't laugh...can I order a scarf? Seriously. Love it..I'm already co-ordinating my outfit! I'm a nerd... bite me!

Sazzy said...

Congratulations!!! Well done!! I have been enjoying reading your blog. You deserve the awards.

PS - the scarf is cool - unique!

Peas on Toast said...

Thanks so much guys! Scarf number 2 on its way! :)

Immi said...

congratulations! i was at the awards last night, thought it was funny/cool that the winners all got trees.

awesome scarf, sure you could have had a bidding war at the ceremony.

Peas on Toast said...

Thanks Immi! Yeah I apparently I won two trees? Hilarious! :)

leez said...

congrats... I actually discovered your blog via the biz-community site. so checked out an award winning author.

did they not offer you cash? what with the "starving, unemployed writer" bit you are...

thing said...

Okay, scarf aside. WHAT THE HELL is the carpet colour!?

Alya said...

congratulations! i voted for you, so glad u won! u deserve it after the Series of Unfortunate Events..

Peas on Toast said...

leez - I agree, being a starving writer at the moment, money would've been a FANTASTIC prize!

thing - whoring pink. :)

alya - thanks mo much for voting for me, and yes for sure, it was a wonderful surprise after Zat Shitty Week. :)