Awards Week: Day 2 - The Horseshoe Blog Award

Today I give out the prestigious and time-honored (beginning today) Horseshoe Blog Award.



The horseshoe crab is an amazing and cuddly (though kind of jabby) creature. Since we don't have them on the West Coast, they're like unicorns to me. Yes, when I've seen them covering the beaches of Maine it's akin to witnessing vast herds of unicorns thundering across the savannah. Like unicorns, they are pointy. Their blood has magical properties. And...that's pretty much the extent of how they're like unicorns.

Horseshoe crabs have been around in their current form for the past 250 million years, and so it stands to reason that the Horseshoe Blog Award goes to a blog that has been a mainstay of regular quality posting for many years running. Therefore I award this snazzy crab to Wendy over at Opera Buffo, whose blog has been alive and well since 2004. (!!!)

Wendy's an editor and author - her first full novel is due out this year (it's going to be awesome) - who blogs about cooking, mommy-ing, gardens, eco-friendly living, and (naturally) writing. Everything she writes has something deep about it, even if she's expounding on rainbow sprinkles. (Which, come to think of it, I don't think she ever has. Post idea?)

To accept the Horseshoe Blog Award, the recipient must continue to blog faithfully for the remainder of the year, although the exact definitions of the words "faithfully" and "year" can be disputed in a court of law.

Tomorrow, another astounding nonexistent award!


7 comments:

Kingmush said...

Horsehoe crabs are awesome. First thing I go to in aquariums.

Bozo said...

Hurray for a new award! And interesting bit of information about the horseshoe crab (I think that's what you called it!)

Kt said...

Kingmush, I agree. I've only ever seen them in the wild, but if my local aquarium had any, I'd be all over them. (Ouch.)

Bozo, they're called that because their bodies are shaped like horse shoes. It's not just North America that has them; they're also found in Japan and Thailand, I believe.

Red said...

Oh, I feel so special now. The beaches where I live are the prime mating grounds of the horseshoe crabs. I see them ALL THE TIME. For years I have participated in the Horseshoe Crab Survey - a scientific counting of the crabs that are returning to spawn.

And although if you flip them upside-down you can see the shape of a horseshoe, when they are right-side-up on the beach, they look like army helmets with a long spike sticking out the back.

Kt said...

So lucky! You see them all the time? I'll bet there aren't many people in the world who can say that!

How are you not tempted to take one home as a pet? Glue a little bow on its back, take it for walks on a leash...

Wendy Wagner; said...

I WANT A PET HORSHOE CRAB WITH A BOW ON ITS BACK!!!

Kt said...

Eep!

Okay...okay...Anything you want...

*backs away from the crazy person*

Aaaand...

*runs*