...because this blog has been honoured with this award:
And not once, but twice - by Chris over at Exquisitely Bored in Nacogdoches and by triple-recipient (!) Becca at No Smoking In The Skullcave. The Skullcave is of course home to a veritable plethora of pop-culture pinatas, Becca's own delightful artwork and the weekly Movie Quote Quiz, which I have indeed been fortunate enough to win once or thrice.
And check out Chris's site for his striking and evocative photography of small-town America - well, mostly Texas - as well as his appreciation for certain movies of Frank Sinatra. Also has a thing for Orion Slave Girls, but then, don't we all? I remember the first time I met Rina - I was returning from a patrol out by the Betelgeuse sector when...
But I digress.
As usual, in accepting this award there are duties and obligations to be considered, including the publishment of the rules.
These are they:
1) You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award, creativity, design, interesting material, and also contributes to the blogger community, no matter of language.
2) Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone.
3) Each award-winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her or him the award itself.
4) Award-winners and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of "Arte y Pico" blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award.
5) To show these rules.
But now to the awards - here goes:
To PJ - Urban Recluse, Bronte procrastinatrix and nemesis of JD;
To Tom the Dog, pop-culturist, who knows what I like;
To the curiously-named Me Against Them over at, er, Me Against Them, a commentary-free collection of cartoons and images guaranteed to raise smiles and eyebrows;
To Mr C. Parker, operator of the Starlet Showcase - self-explanatory once you get there;
And finally, to Bai Ling (yes, indeed), who says Hello.
Congratulations to you all - the jury's off to bed now...