2009 S.T.A.R. Awards – Part III


This is the final post of the SCOPE-TECH S.T.A.R. Awards trilogy.  (PART I & PART II).  It has been fun recognizing those of you out in Blog-World who have been part of this amazing year in my life.



STAR-ROOKIE-OF-THE-YEAR Like many awards this year, there are multiple winners:

Jen of Jen's Voices wins the traditional "Rookie of the Year" Award.  She started her blog this year, and is really starting to find blogging voice.

But, I would be remiss if I didn't also give the award to Whiskey Marie of the eponymously named blog Whiskey Marie.  Her rookie appearance at the Mac Christmas Party is now LEGENDARY.
STAR-GUTTERBALL These guys never disappoint.  If you are looking for someone to take the comments into the gutter, these two guys will step up and help.

SkylersDad of Some days it's not worth chewing through the leather straps

Moooooog35 of Mental Poo

(And this is the one award that I am also overqualified to win.)
STAR-Mel-Gibson This award goes to the one and only God of The Other Side of Normal.

Dude, sometimes that icon bumps other icons off their apps and takes over like Kanye West.

And it haunts my dreams.

And I think it eats the Jell-O pudding out of the fridge, too.  (That's not a euphemism, but it could be.)
STAR-INTERNATIONAL So far, the list of winners has had a distinctly "North American" feel.  Blogging pretty much erases boundaries, so what better way to celebrate that then by drawing them back in again?

Wait, huh?

Anyway, for his ability to turn a simple commute into a riveting tale, Mo at Mo "Mad Dog" Stoneskin is the SCOPE-TECH International Blogger of the Year.
STAR-Recording-Artist Unlike the Grammys, we don't try split hairs with crap like "Album of the Year" vs. "Record of the Year".  We have one musical award, and it goes to Cowguy at Sawdust and Cowpies.

The album is by his band, Keota, and the CD is "Saluté".  "Is it any good?" you wonder.  I bought a copy for me, and bought a copy for my parents for Christmas.

But seriously, Cowguy, next year I'm looking for "A Very Keota Kristmas"
STAR-CREATIVE While I occasionally dabble in creative blogging, this blogger is full time game on.  Whether it's the Blogisferia Chronicles, Original Drafts, Mad Blogs, Literal Sketches, etc. this blogger is always coming up with new and interesting ideas.

The winner of the SCOPE-TECH Creative Blogger of the Year is Soda and Candy at soda and candy stories
STAR-OBAMA This year's O.B.A.M.A. award goes to a very good friend of mine.  She's no "soccer mom" but she is a "shocker mom."  (Her daughter's softball team was call "The Southside Shockers".)  A lady who is not afraid to tell you what she wants.  On Thursday.

Sass at Are You Sassified? is definitely deserves the One Bad Ass Mother Award.  (Even though she has a really nice ass.  I'm just saying.)

STAR-Superstar And last but not least, the final award is for the engine that keeps this little machine humming.


Yes you.  Whoever you are.  Where ever you are.  By reading (and occasionally commenting on) this blog, you helped fuel it, gave it life.  And it has given me a greater gift than I could imagine.

So, whether you've been here since the beginning, or just stumbled across me looking for microscope technology, if you've read this far, you are a SUPERSTAR!

Well, that about wraps up the awards for the year.  I will be jumping back to the real world soon.  Gotta get crackin'!  My fiancée will be arriving in about 36 hours and I need to get some work done around the joint.

If I don't talk to you much before then, have a happy and safe-ish New Year's Eve, and all the best to you in 2010.


Candy's daily Dandy said...

Happy New Year Eric to you and Cora! 2010 should be a year full of promise.

Thanks for my award!! I will display it proudly!!

Cowguy said...

Holy crap! Thanks for making me a winner Scope! All my life I've been categorized as a worthless turd... only smellier. I'm sending you a fruitcake, some headcheese and a "device" that I got for Christmas.

Vodka Mom said...

Eric- I hope this year brings you many, many moments of happiness. I have a feeling Cora might be able to help in that department.

I appreciate your friendship.

Joshua said...

Cora's coming to visit. And that's why she won so many awards. Kissing up already.

I kid.

Excellent list of winners.


Cora said...

Umm, I wanna know more about the "device" Cowguy is send-- No. Never mind.

Happy New Year, Scope!! I'll see you TOMORROW!!


SkylersDad said...

Thank you kind sir for the much appreciated award! Wow, first the Drysdale and now this? 2010 will be a tough year trying to live up to being a gutter mouth while stealing material!!

SkylersDad said...

Oh yeah, and I re-gifted the device by sending it to Cowguy. I was exhausted...

JenJen said...

Gee thanks, Scope
I'm so happy!!

Moooooog35 said...

Thanks, Scope!

Nothing like winning an award because you have very little class to make your day.

..and I told myself I wasn't gonna cry...

Putting it on my Awards page post-haste...as soon as I Google 'post-haste- and figure out what the Hell it actually means.


Whiskeymarie said...

I'm OK with winning the Rookie of the Year award, since it makes me feel like a 22 year-old again.

Well, minus the firm ass and a few brain cells, anyways. Yay, me!

Soda and Candy said...

Awww, thanks!!! You even made it pink for me!


This award is awesome. I shall treasure it.

mo.stoneskin said...

Wow, thanks, and what a beautiful badge. While I'm honoured and will put it up on my page, I'm also considering getting it tattooed on my arse...I kid, I mean my forehead.

Seriously, thanks pal, I'm feeling the love!

SkylersDad said...

I just did a post with this award Scope, with an example of why I probably won it...

Hide the impressionable children's eyes.

Jan @ Struck by Serendipity said...

Very nice! All of those are well deserved!!

Sass said...

Rock on!

I tell ya...I'm a slacker right now.

But, I appreciate your kind words.

As does my ass.

Anonymous said...

The mel gibson one really made me laugh! :D Hope you had a great x-mas.

J.J. in L.A. said...

I'm gonna have to step-up my game next year...I want the Gutterball Award for 2010, since I'm already Hell on Wheels.

Have a great New Year's celebration! Who needs a big metal ball when you've got the real thi...uh, have fun, you two! ; )