Sunday, March 1, 2015

And The Winner Is.......

Yesterday, I heard Lulu making a ruckus. She was barking and yapping at the front door so I peeked out to see Terese and Greg trying to make a stealth delivery on my front porch. Of this:

When I realized what it was, I was astounded. Shocked. Amazed. Dumbfounded.

Yes. It was indeed a three foot tall Friendship Extraordinaire trophy. I was overcome with emotion as I took in it''

[You can read how I earned this coveted award here.]

.::sniff sniff::. It was such an honor be nominated. (although I did nominate myself) But to actually win! I never in my wildest dreams though I'd be standing on my front porch accepting this two-plastic funnels superglued to a piece of wood-and-spray-painted precious trophy embellished with the words, "Friendship Extraordinaire Award" on the front.

The laminated paper stapled to the wood exquisite plaque on the back reads,

"May The Eternal Flame of Friendship Shine Forever"! 

Golly. Oh, my. 

For a nanosecond, I had no words. Terese's thoughtfulness would have brought a tear to my eye if I could still make tears. When I found my voice, I attempted to make an acceptance speech which began,"I'd like to thank all the little people out there that made this possible..." but I didn't get to finish because the award presenters began looking for things to throw at me. 

Is THAT any way to treat the Friendship Extraordinaire recipient, I ask you? By her FRIENDS? Hm?! 

Note the battery operated self stick LED eternal flame:

The eternal flame is especially impressive when the trophy sits in it's three foot box. See it eternally flaming?

I've put it in a place of honor so that everyone can appreciate it's eternal flame-iness. Or would that be more accurately flame-esence? 

Lulu doesn't know what to make of it. But I think it's a thing of beauty. Wonder if I should ask John to make a trophy case for me...


Laura said...

Your friends are AWESOME. You know that, right? :)

LM said...

Quite humorous. Nothing like a good set of friends with a great sense of humor. :)