The Arte Y Pico blog awardupon this humble Pass It On Plates blog!
It's our first award! Yippee!
Before making the acceptance speech, allow me to continue the tradition and pass it along to 5 other outstanding artists and extraordinarily creative people.
Please take a moment, check them out, and be sure to leave them your congratulations:
Sylvie at http://www.albinarose.blogspot.com/
Diana at http://amutedpalette.blogspot.com/
Stacy at http://www.psilology.blogspot.com/
Ugly Baby at http://www.indiepublic.com/profiles/blog/list?user=ugbaby
and Scott at http://considerations.ning.com/profiles/blog/list?user=12yl6017hyjgf
To the five winners, grab the picture for your blog, and post a caption of who gave it to you.
And now for the acceptance speech.... Uhhh, well gosh, I think this award has left me speechless. Accepting this award on my behalf, we have A Christmas Story's very own Ralphie Parker and his parents:
Mr. Parker: It could be a bowling alley!
Mother: How are they going to deliver a bowling alley here tonight?
Mr. Parker: They'll send the deed for cripsake. I didn't expect them to send a whole damn bowling alley.
[Mr. Parker reads a side of the box with the prize that he won]
Mr. Parker: Fra-gee-lay. That must be Italian.
Mrs. Parker: Uh, I think that says FRAGILE, dear.
Mr. Parker: Oh, yeah.
[Admiring his "major award"]
Mr. Parker: It's... it's... it's indescribably beautiful! It reminds me of the Fourth of July!
Mr. Parker: [unveiling his major award] Would you look at that? Would you look at THAT?
Mother: What is it?
Mr. Parker: It's a leg!
Mother: But what is it?
Mr. Parker: Well, it's... A leg, you know, like a statue.
Mr. Parker: Yeah, statue.
Ralphie: Yeah, statue.
Ralphie as Adult: [narrating] My mother was trying to insinuate herself between us and the statue.
Mr. Parker: Holy smokes. Do... Do you know what this is? This is... A lamp!
Ralphie as Adult: [narrating] It was indeed a lamp.
Mr. Parker: Isn't that great? What a great lamp.
Mother: I don't know...
Ralphie as Adult: [narrating] The old man's eyes boggled...
Mr. Parker: Oh WOW!
Ralphie as Adult: [narrating] ... Overcome by art.
Mr. Parker: It's a Major Award!
Swede: Shucks I wouldn't know that. It looks like a lamp.
Mr. Parker: What is a lamp, you nincompoop? It's a Major Award. I won it!
Swede: Damn, hell, you say won it?
Mr. Parker: Yeah, mind power, Swede; mind power.
... and now, to pass this on to 5 more artists before anyone breaks this fine award...
uh oh, it's tipping over!
Ralphie as Adult: [narrating] The old man stood there, quivering with fury, stammering as he tried to come up with a real crusher. All he got out was...
The Old Man: Naddafinga!
Thanks to IMDB and A Christmas Story for help writing this acceptance speech.