Monday, January 26, 2009

The Hamfatter Award

Okay folks - I know not ALL of you think I'm all that funny as I slowly loose my mind, but this here gal does - and has awarded me with the Hamfatter award.

The story behind the award goes something like this: Andrea decided to contemplate on where blog awards came from. Her sister said they were made up. So Andrea decided to make one up, and well, the rest is history because this is what she found out: The word 'ham' 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. So she made an award featuring her goat Joe.

Yeah me right? Well, here's the rules:

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!

So here's the 5 blogs I have chosen that make me laugh:

MiKael's Mania - raising horses and being nuts in the beautiful NorthWest! This blogger deals with serious issues daily and sees the humor in everything!

Nearly Green Acres - kids and pigs...need I say more?

Unrefined - work, 2 boys, 2 chihuahuas and an Etsy business...busy gal, but funny stuff when she gets around too it! I actually snorted laughing at a picture of her son while my students were taking a test!

BushBabe - An Australian mother and rancher - finding daily life 'down under' adventurous and funny. Oh yeah, and check out the Mystery Photo Contest!

The Virtual Couch - because she tells it like it is!

Okay - go out and laugh!


Andrea said...

Oh Hooray!! And you do have a good sense of humor!! Don't ever loose it!! :)

Rising Rainbow said...

Congratulations on your award! And thanks for thinking of me. I'll get it posted here soon.....I hope! Tracey will probably kill me if I give it to her since I already tagged her this week with an award........but this one REALLY suits her. She is my sparring partner in crime when it comes to teasing on our blogs. Do you know that woman has given me more viruses over the 'puter than I think I've had my whole life??? LOL