Saturday, February 9, 2008


I have been bestowed with the lofty award of the C.O.W.

My good friend Matt-Man from Bagwine Ruminations selects a recipient for this prestigious award each week from the many comments he receives at his site. Apparently, my birthday well wish to him on Wednesday really touched a soft spot in his heart. My loving sentiment went something like this:

"Happy Birthday ya old fart. I got you a present, but I don't know how to mail herpes."

I'm considering a career change and going to Hallmark to write greeting cards for them.

If you haven’t been exposed (appropriate word) to Matt’s site before head over and check it out. You won’t be disappointed. Disgusted perhaps, but never disappointed.

A word of caution; if you’re looking for a warm fuzzy site that you can curl up to on a cold winters day, this may not be the one for you. If however, you appreciate a person who doesn’t hide behind any type of mask and lets it all hang out for the world to see, then by all means go say hi to him.

Thanks for the C.O.W. my brother from another mother!

**Side note** We had the big race last night and although we didn’t come home with any trophies it was a blast just the same. Anthony’s car made it through the first round, but lost in the finals, and Matthews finished second in the first round. The coolest thing was on the drive home when Matt, without any prompting said, “It didn’t matter if we won dad, it was fun anyway.”

I’m pretty sure some dust must have got into my eyes just then, because they began to tear up at that point.


Matt-Man said...

The COW looks so goooood on your site. A well deserved award my good man.

Glad to hear that you guys had good time last night. And by the way, anyone named Matt, is wise and down to earth. Cheers and Congrats, Jeff. Mooooooo!!!

Latharia said...

*grin* A well deserved award, indeed.

I bought several cards a couple of decades back from a company whose tagline was "When you have to work up to caring." My favorite card had an etching of a medieval knight in the forefront of the charging battle line, with a concerned look on his face. Inside it just read, "I'm so fucked." LOL.

Thanks for stopping by my blog & enjoying the winter pics!

Sherry said...

OH YES! You deserved that award... and hallmark should be calling you to beg you to work for them.

Congrats on what sounds like great kids... I would have fell over if that had came from my son! :)

Leighann said...

Congrats (again) on the COW! And a big huge CONGRATS on the father/son time!

Jeni said...

Gotta watch out for that "dust in the eyes" Jeff. Heaven forbid some one mistake that for being sentimental or some other poppycock ya know!
Good post -great quality father/son time there.

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

I'd buy your cards Jeff. My family and friends would appreciate your sense of humor. Congratulations on the win. You deserved it.

Sorry you didn't bring home a trophy, but the comment from your son shows he is a real winner. Have a great weekend. :)

Jeff B said...

Matt- Thanks for the award. It's always nice to have friends with the same warped sense of humor.

Latharia- I'll bet that company has some real lu-lus, Thanks.

Sherry- Thanks for coming by. I'm sure the phone will be ringing soon.

Leighann- thanks, and the time with the boys was great.

Jeni- Who me? sentimental?

Alright, guilty as charged.

Sandee- Please send $19.95 plus shipping and handling and I'll be happy to send you a box of them.

the teach said...

Congrats, Jeff, on the COW award! Also thanks for entering the "6-word memoirs" contest. I will post them all on February 14 and declare a winner on that day. :)

Anndi said...

I giggled when I read that comment.

Well done Jeff! Congrats!

Glad you and the boys had fun sweets!

Dana said...

Jeff, I think Hallmark NEEDS your line of cards! It's about time someone started publishing real greetings!

Congratulations on the C.O.W.! Doesn't the udder feel good?!

Jeff B said...

Teach- Not that I'd ever consider bribery, but I'm curious what your favorite type of chocolate is?

Anndi- That's funny...I giggled when I wrote it too...straaaange.

Dana- I've always like playing with the udder, but when it's my own, it somehow feels wrong.

Pretty soon there will be a whole herd of us roaming the blog sphere. Somebody better notify the EPA, this could get messy.

Annie said...

You should give your son a COW award.

Mel said...

Okay.......keep that kiddo!

And congratulations on the award.
(I think a few of us could help you devise a way to get that prezzie delivered, if you'd like. LOL)

buffalodickdy said...

My kids enjoyed those times too.. They pass quickly...

CrystalChick said...

Congrats on the COW! His site is pretty funny, I'll have to visit again soon.
How wonderful your son said that! Glad you had fun.
I'm adding you to my blogroll, hope that's alright! :)

Jeff B said...

Annie- That's a great idea!

Mel- The kiddo is definitely a keeper.

Buffalo- The times do pass quickly don't they? I'm trying to "store" them up for the teenage years to come.

Crystalchick- Matt is a lot of fun.

Thanks for the addition to your blogroll. I've got a few to add as well. I'll be sure to include you when I do.

Anndi said...

You giggle?

Roger said...

Congrats on your award Jeff! And I am proud to hear what your Son said he sounds like a chip off the ol'block just like his Dad!!

Bond said...

I hate when those dust clouds come out of no where....glad all y'all had a grand time

Odat said...

Congrats you cow you!

Those cars are awesome...glad your sons had fun with them!


Jules~ said...

Isn't it amazing how those mini dust tornadoes come up out of no where to pester us here in such a great rainfall area?

Jeff B said...

Anndi- Yes. but it's a manly giggle!

Roger- Thanks, You always wonder if all the speaches about,"doesn't matter if you win or lose, it's how you play the game" really sink in. I beleive they do.

Bond- Even with the windows up the dust got in my eyes...amazing.

Odat- Where else can you be called a cow and like it?

Jules- I never saw it coming!

Desert Songbird said...

Your comments always make me giggle, Jeff. Somehow it seems appropriate that you would get the COW. I see many more in your future.