Friday, January 23, 2009

"Where do awards come from?"

The other day I was talking to my sister and asking her the age old question, "Where do awards come from? Who makes these awards?" She and I came to the conclusion that the blog awards are just started from one person who makes them up and then they get passed around and around. Then we were joking around about something entirely different, and one of us called the other a "ham". I was then curious to where that saying came from. Because, if you think about it, calling someone a "Ham" just doesn't make any sense. So, my older sister being so wise, looked it up. And she found out and found out that the word originated in the early 1880s from a song called The Hamfat Man. It was a black minstrel song about an awkward man. After that, people would use the term hamfatter when someone was trying too hard to be funny and not succeeding. That was ultimately shortened to the word ham. Very interesting!!
So, now we know! And now we have the Hamfatter Award!This award is given to the blogs that make you laugh. The blogs that stand out and just make you smile and chuckle. The rules are easy and simple.
1. Blog about the Hamfatter award, tell where the name came from (you can copy and paste, that is what I did!!)
2. Post the Hamfatter Award Proudly on your blog!
3. Pick 5 blogs that just make you laugh and link to them in your post!
4. Link back to the person who gave you this hilarious Hamfatter Award!
5. Let your blogger friends know they were awarded a little something!
I now will bestow the Honorable Hamfatter Award on five blogs that just make me laugh. You guys are such Hams!!
1. The Trailer Parks Farm Blog This gal will crack you up!!
2. Burried in Colorado Because girl, really what else could happen, between crazy parents to ghosts in your house!! Always an adventure!
3. Simply Undecided Only this gal can look good in a purple robe in a claw foot bathtub while wearing Stilettos. You will have to go and see for yourself!
4. Laughing Orca Ranch Okay she has the word laughing in her blog title!! But with all her animals and her twins and little girl, you are bound to get a laugh. Plus she deserves a few good laughs with her knee surgery!!
5. The Horseshoeing House Wife Because she is hilarious!! She always has something going on over there!!
Oh there are so many blogs that I read that I love, but we will start with five!! Five no more than five no less than five, The Jackson Five!! Okay does anyone remember that one? No? Okay, I am just weird. Or, I am just a ham!! So, now y'all go and award it generously and spread it around the world!! We want everyone to be the honored recipient of the prestigious Hamfatter Award. The world will be at peace when they have all received such recognition. Go forth, and be a ham!


Danielle Michelle said...

HA ha ha! My own Joe!!! Love it! Can't post it 'till Monday , but I'll get it up first thing next week!

I'm kiddding about the lotto thing - people may think I've gone off my rocker though...

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Andrea, oh girlfriend! You totally deserve your own award. I rarely leave your blog without a smile on my face and a few giggles for good measure.

Thanks for this auspicious award. I first was thinking it might not be a good thing to be given this award because the history of the HamFatter was someone who tried to hard to be funny....and failed. gah! That didn't sound too good. lol!

I'm glad you think I'm funny and you enjoy visiting my blog, Andrea. I'm honored to receive this award, specially created by you and starring your hammy goat, Joe. :)


Marilyn said...

Now THATS an award : )

I never post these things, but this one is going up for everyone to see!

BrownEyed Cowgirls said...

That is an awesome award to start-just like the other awards are awesome...which reminds me, I still have to post the last couple of awards I got(one from you-Thank you). I am bad about getting them posted, but I certainly appreciate it when people pass them to me.

I guess I should show my appreciation better by posting the awards huh?? I'll get that done!!

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure how I landed here, but I must follow you.

I'm so-o jealous of your farm and animals. They are all wonderful!

Karen said...

Well there's a bit of trivia for the day. I had no idea.

amelia bedelia said...

I think that is the most awesome award. Ever. And thanks for answering that age old question about where awards come from!!

Rising Rainbow said...

You guys are absolutely right....that's exactly where awards come from. And you have come up with a very creative one! Way to go!!

Melanie said...

LOL!!! What a fun story behind this award!!! It looks like you picked some deserving recepients! :)

To answer your comment...I am getting my bachelors in social work and psychology for now. Later??? Who knows!

Pony Girl said...

Way to grab the reins and create a new award (a very create one too, might I add! ;)

Midlife Mom said...

Hahaha! That is a howl! Love that award, that one will make the rounds! Great creativity!

gtyyup said...

Hey good job!!! Nice lil' bit of's a great idea...hope your award goes far and wide!

Rambling Woods said...

LOL...very clever idea you and your sister had...

The Wades said...

You're too cute! Love the award.