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!