According to the logo, this award is “for beautiful blogs with that little bit extra”. And so it is with humble appreciation that I accept Laura’s gushy words of love *cue long-eye-lashed blushing blink* Thank you Laura!
Being her natural stubborn, (but lovingly so), self, Laura does not follow rules, so we are making them up as we go along. In this vein, I proclaim the rule of acceptance for the Cherry on Top Award, (for myself only), is to recognize a particular blogger who has put the cherry on top for me many, many times.
You all may have heard of Charlie Callahan, a.k.a., Professor B Worm. It was with puddling eyes that I read his 3-part goodbye post(s) today. I wish I could remember who introduced me to Charlie’s blog; I think it was Paige, over at Paradise Valley 2, Hell’s Mountain…and over the edge, but I can’t be certain, (in any case, you’ll want to visit Paige’s blog – the woman is a hoot)!
Charlie had already been blogging for four years when I discovered his heart-wrenching, honest-to-the-bone post, Alcoholic. I read this post three times in a row because, well, I was stunned. Here was a man not afraid to speak his mind, to rip his heart from his chest and spread it across the screen for the entire world to see. Never had I read anything so deeply honest, so soul-baring. When I finally stopped crying I snooped around and read some of his previous posts. I was delightfully surprised to find that Charlie could make the tears roll in more ways than one. Not only has he written some of the most poignant articles I’ve ever read, but he’s also written some of the most but-gusting belly laugh articles I’ve ever read. The man is unquestionably talented, that’s all there is to it.
Although Charlie is saying goodbye to the blogging world, (due to health issues), he will still be updating his book and movie review pages. I suspect that, when he feels well enough, he may post a blog now and then too, (I hope so anyway). In the meantime, do yourself a favor: sit back with a hot cuppa and get good and comfy while you browse his site. Just be sure not to have your mouth full when reading, else your screen will be ruined. Oh, and have tissue nearby.
Charlie, it is with great appreciation for your insightful inspiration that I pass the Cherry on Top Award to you. I don’t expect you to do any more with this award than hang it on your bedroom wall and gaze at it longingly. I wish you the utmost of laughter, good times, plain ole’ joy life has to offer. Thank you so much for all you’ve meant to my life – that’d be A Lot!