Prémio Dardos

Dar at Peeking Between the Pages and Beth at Beth Fish Reads have ever-so-thoughtfully awarded the Prémio Dardos Award to A Reader's Respite!

My italiano is a tad rusty non-existent, so I had to employ a translator for Prémio Dardos. As it turns out, it means Prize Darts.

So I'm thinking that Dar and Beth have thrown down the gauntlet.

Any time, any place, you two. I'll kick your butts!

But in a bizarre twist that can only occur in the blogging world, The Prémio Dardos is actually given for recognition of cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values transmitted in the form of creative and original writing.

How cool is that?

Truth to be told, Dar and Beth could have awarded me The BlabberWocky Award and I'd have been flattered (the whole negative attention is better than no attention thing).

Courtesy of Stop & Wander blog. Don't any of you DARE turn around and try to give this to someone!

This award is supposed to be passed along to 15 (!) people. I don't know 15 people.

And because I'm at risk of being blacklisted by my usual tag-ees, I decided to pass this award along to some of the new-to-me blogs that I've been enjoying lately.

Both Dar and Beth have blogs I greatly admire and am ecstatic they thought of A Reader's Respite.

I'd still kick their butts in darts, though.

Maybe. I haven't actually ever played.

But Mr. Reader's Respite can attest to the accuracy of my aim. *Ahem.*

URGENT UPDATE! Smash at Great Books and Fresh Coffee has sent me the Premio Dardos Award as well. I can only assume this means she wants in on the great dart tournament we are spooling up for. (Thanks, Smash! I love it! But how good are you at darts?)


  1. Congratulations on your award. Those are new to me blogs too, so I'll be checking them out.

  2. Goodness Gracious - I'm writing a friggin post nominating you for an award, and come to hyperlink your blog and you've got it already! Anyway, I'm nominating you, as well. You super deserve it, and I <3 your blog! Congrats. ;o)

    (the post will be up shortly)

  3. Bwahahaha, Smash....thank you so much. You know me, I'll take as many awards as I can get! I store them up for a rainy day when Technorati tells me my blog is worth 0 dollars, ha ha.

  4. Well, thank you very much! What a surprise, my first "award!" Since I'm so new to the blogging world, I'll take what I can get! LOL! Thanks again for thinking of me!

  5. Congratulations on your award...I'm going to check out some of those new blogs also!

  6. I've just come here for the first time, thanks to Beth Fish. I love your writing style - it is so funny - I'll be back!

  7. Oh my goodness, thank you so much! That's so nice of you, and I'm glad you're enjoying my blog!

  8. Hey man, I'm rockin at darts. I've only ever played drunk, though... So we have to have some drinks first...

    Now that I think about it, perhaps I'm not as good as I think I am. But I'm definitely in! ;o) Also, I posted so it's official!

  9. I love seeing these awards passed around because it means new blogs to go and explore!

  10. This is exactly why you got this award and I love your blog-it's this quirky sense of humor thing. This had me laughing. lol-I couldn't throw a dart and hit anything other than what I shouldn't even if I did try. On the other hand I could see someone taking your cute little pic and making an award of it-lol.

  11. Dar - if that starts going around the internet I will hang my head in shame (and laugh my ass off at the same time!). ;)

    Julie and Shauna - you are very very welcome...I very much enjoy your blog!

    JoJo and Meg - I think that's how I discover so many new blogs: by reading thru these award memes. I love it.

    Farmlanebooks - thanks for stopping by! I'll be over for a visit to your pad soon!

    Petunia - thank you!!!

  12. Prize Darts? ROTFL!


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