Friday, August 15, 2008

Weekend Assignment #228: Design an Award

Karen must have heard my silent screams of, "I don't have time to do the assignment" since she has given us another day to finish our assignments. I feel like I'm back in college!

I've been thinking about the ever since Karen put it up. I've been trying to figure out who to give an award to, and what would that award be. I definitely don't have Photoshop skills (or is it skillz). So, let's see what happens.


I'm going to give out two awards. The first is the "Time Management Award", which goes to Unfocused Me. He's a hard-working lawyer who finds time to write, run, travel for work, and hang out with his family. He must sleep less that Karen does. Though, I'm not sure that is possible.

The second is the "Still Having Fun" award, which I give to Dave Barry. He is semi-retired, but still has fun on his blog, and writes the occasional booger joke in the Miami Herald, when he is up to it. Right now he is in Beijing trying not to look out of place. I met him (I use that term loosely) at a book signing once. He was super nice and made a point of trying to write something personal even though we were told he wouldn't have time for it.

Okay, I tried to make the actual award, I really did. For the Still having fun award I had a picture of nuns on tricycles. It was really weird, and fun! But, I couldn't get Photoshop to do what I wanted. It was a real mess. It's the thought that counts, right?

5 comments:

Karen Funk Blocher said...

Oh, hurrah! Two well-deserved awards! And the word-picture of nuns on bikes will do fine for the graphic!

Florinda said...

I just couldn't manage to get this assignment done. It was a busy week with the Bookworms Carnival, and I am also completely lacking in Photoshop skilz.

I've recently started reading Unfocused Me's blog (thanks to you), and yeah, he does deserve that award. And Dave Barry rocks.

Mike said...

Karen: The picture was good. It was from some bizzare calendar I believe. There was also a picture of nuns going down a water slide. :)

Florinda: I'm sure the carnival took up a lot of time. There were a lot of links! I couldn't possibly post the things I came up with. They were sad, and embarrassing. :)

Unfocused Me said...

Hey, thanks! This is a great award, which I absolutely don't deserve. To the extent I do manage any kind of juggling of roles and tasks at all successfully, my secret is that I don't do any of those things particularly well.

Mike said...

Unfocused: Your welcome! I've been waiting for you to come back from vacation to put a comment about it I. Your blog. You beat me to it. None of us do everything well, but you seem to get them done at least. I end up blowing too many things off. :)