Monday, 5 January 2009

Van Gogh's Ear?............

This is the Van Gogh's Ear Award as created by Roger of Idaho Photo  This is what he wrote about the Van Gogh's Ear Award:

"Every year I like to make up a award and hand it out to people that make a difference in the blogsphere. I like to make it a award for all to enjoy and pass out if one so wants to, I just ask if your going to give it out to link back to me as the creator of the Van Gogh's Ear Award."

Inspiration of the Van Gogh's Ear Award

"You may know the story of Vincent Van Gogh a well known artist in history. Although a brilliant painter in his later years went quite insane he received the nickname of fou roux ("the redheaded madman"). The most bazaar of Vincent's behavior is when he cut off the lower part of his own left ear lobe, which he wrapped in newspaper and gave to a prostitute named Rachel in the local brothel, asking her to "keep this object carefully. After this he suffered recurrent bouts of mental illness, which led to his suicide July 29, 1890 he was 37 years old. His works of art are priceless."

The point of this award

"We are all artist in are own way be it art, photography, writing, philosophy, comedy, blogging and we all go a little crazy sometimes. But if you ever feel so crazy to cut off your ear and give it to a prostitute 'Seek Help'!"

Always remember you're unique.

Just like everyone else.

Roger passed this award on to lots of bloggers including Storyteller (Small Reflections) who in turn passed it on to lots of other bloggers including me!  Thankyou Storyteller. x

Well I'm not as mad as Van Gogh (yet) but I may be getting there so, before I do I'd like to pass it on to the following people, trying not to duplicate those who have already received it because there's quite a lot!

Cloudia (Comfort Spiral)

Nick (Nick's Bytes)

Please feel free to pass it on to your favourite bloggers mentioning the origin and the sentiments behind it please.


And just for your amusement:


1. You accidentally enter your PIN on the microwave.

2. You haven't played solitaire with real cards in years.

3. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of three.

4. You e-mail the person who works at the desk next to you.

5. Your reason for not staying in touch with friends and family is that they don't have e-mail addresses.

6. You pull up in your own driveway and use your cell phone to see if anyone is home to help you carry in the groceries.

7. Every commercial on television has a web site at the bottom of the screen

8. Leaving the house without your cell phone, which you didn't even have the first 20 or 30 (or 60) years of your life, is now a cause for panic and you turn around to go and get it.

10. You get up in the morning and go on line before getting your coffee.

11. You start tilting your head sideways to smile. : )

12. You're reading this and nodding and laughing.

13. Even worse, you know exactly to whom you are going to forward this message.

14. You are too busy to notice there was no #9 on this list.

15. You actually scrolled back up to check that there wasn't a #9 on this list.

~~~~~~~~~~~AND FINALLY~~~~~~~~~~~~

NOW U R LAUGHING at yourself.

Thanks to the friend who emailed this to me.


Flowerpot said...

laughing at ourselves has to be a good thing to do! Thanks, Ak!

Emmie said...

oh thank you, thank you, thank you! I really do love it! I will have to post this in my blog later this week!

and well done on receiving the award yourself! Well deserved :o) x

cheshire wife said...

Congratulations on receiving this award and thank you for passing it on to me.

I am not sure how I follow that post.It is nice to know that others are as dependent on technology as I have become.

Elaine said...

After writing what I wrote and posted ths morning, I LOVE THIS!

Shrinky said...

Oh boy, I not only recognise, but have caught myself doing virtually all that listed (blush). Thank you so much for gifting me this award - consider yourself hugged girl! (Big cheesy smile)

Akelamalu said...

Oh I so agree Flowerpot, it is the best medicine.

You are very welcome Emmie x

Thankyou Cheshire Wife and it is my pleasure to pass it on. :)

Having just read what you've posted I can understand exactly Laney :)

Oh me too Shrinky, all the time! You're welcome honey, you deserve it. x

Daryl said...

Thank you for this really lovely award .. I am in extremely good company here ... and I noticed $9 was missing, I am a project coordinator and having a keen eye is necessary ...

Love the new blog look!

buffalodick said...

Too much of that list was way too true!

Real Live Lesbian said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!

I *love* that list! Too funny. You nailed me on the #9...both times. ;)

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

I made it here and I have collected The Ear! Thank you, dear Akelamalu! I feel honored more than I deserve.

And thanks for the 2009 one liners!I can't believe how many of those I have really done. Like, uh, can you really play solitaire with real cards?

Blessings to you, my dear friend!

RiverPoet said...

Congratulations to you and to all on whom you bestowed the award. What a unique little award!

Peace and happy new year - D

G-Man said...

I love it that you always play Motown .....G

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

sarge emails me to bring him a glass of iced tea! ha ha ha

smiles, bee

tony said...

Re;The Mobilephone.On the rare times i forget to take it with me i get phantom-vibrations in the pocket i usually carry it in!

Finding Pam said...

Akelamula, congratulations on a well deserved award! I love the post today because they all hit home. giggle, tehetehe!

Thank you for my ear! WOW! I have just received my very first award. I am humbled, but very excited too, especially since it came from you.

I will try to be worthy. I love VVG. He is actually one of my favorite artist. I remember in college,when I took painting,the teachers do not encourage any style or even discuss style. I had never painted before,and my painting teacher thought my style was similar to his. May this encourage me to take up painting again! LOL

Thank you again.

Smalltown RN said...

Why thank you for the award....but you know I am having troubles with see since my surgery when I explain to people about all the scars I now have on my chest....I describe them as a very bad Van Gogh painting...I tell no it is funny to me that this should be the award. I think the surgeon did get a little scissor happy based on what I am left with....

But I will accept this award with the intent that was meant...and if you don't gave it a great explanation and hence I would like to copy and paste it to my blog if that is ok with you.....

Cheers my friend and thank you....

lettuce said...

ha, very funny

and true.
all true.

(tea not coffee tho)

Sandi McBride said...

Congratulations on your award! I have loved your blog for some time and agree that you are quite unique and well deserving of this!

Akelamalu said...

Ah you're sharp noticing the missing #9 Daryl!

I know Buff, scary aint it?

You're welcome RLL, #9 got me too!

Ah you made it Nick and you're so welcome m'dear. x

Thankyou Riverpoet :)

I love Motown G-man - there's no better music!

LOL oh that Sarge is a card Bee!

Tony you so make me laugh! LOL

Well if it encourages you to take up painting again that would be great Pam x

Oh I'm so sorry RN, I never thought about your scars m'dear really! Feel free to copy the introduction I did exactly the same from Storyteller's blog.

That's what's scary Lettuce it is all true! :0

Akelamalu said...

You sneaked in whilst I was answering my comments Sandi! Thankyou m'dear how kind of you to say that. x

Ron said...

BRAVA, Akelamalu!

I love the meaning and sentiment behind this award, very ingenious of Roger!!!

And might I SO well deserve!

Congrats to all the recipients!

Hey...and I laughed and agreed SEVERAL times at your Living in 2009! Especially #10. That's me to a T!

Great post!

Have wonderful day, dear lady!

Gledwood said...

I remember being in the Van Gough room at the Orsay Museum in Paris... it was just asfter the time when Sunflowers and Irises had sold for those obscene sums... there in the company of 20+ VGs, no glass between us, and so close you could turn your head and see daylight sparkling off the crests of the brushstrokes... and ALL I could think about was "wow I'm in the presence of more than a BILLION POUNDS..!!!"

Anonymous said...

Hey, thanks for the ear! Which is a bit gross!

Mel said...

I admit it.
I scrolled AND I laughed.

Dang. LOL Busted!

And what an honour and privilege to be acknowledged for the difference your presence has made in the life of another. Is there a higher honour than that?

Blessings to you, ma'am......more of them--seems there's a vast array of them already, eh?

Dianne said...

isn't Roger the best? I love him

and he has such good taste - he chose you :)

love the 2009 list !!

I've actually done some of those

Lu' said...

I liked that living in 2009 list. Enjoyed the music as always :)

Linda said...

Sssh, don't tell anyone but I do #4 all the time!

Roger gave me the ear award also but I've yet to do a post on it as, again don't tell anyone, it kind of creeps me out to a small extent! It was very kind of Roger, don't get me wrong on that one, but it's just a little creepy. Then again, imagine how the girl that Van Gogh gave his real ear to must have felt!

Eel Wind said...

congrats on the award! but i don't think Van Gogh is mad. he's not as ordinary as we think he should be. It's hard to understand an artist's mind. but if you look at the drawings he did during his time in the mental hospital, you might be wow'ed by his masterpieces :)

Eel Wind said...

i love this blogskin very much, very soothing for the eyes! :)

Ernest de Cugnac said...

You know, it takes a lot of passion to cut your ear off. But it wasn't a turn-on for the poor lass who got it as a pressie. A real lose-lose. Oh well.

Catch said...

Thank You Sweety for my award!!! I am very pleased with it. also I love love love the reasons you know your in 2009. I sit here and laughed and laughed b/c they are all so true!!!! But you know what? I am not one of those cell phone people....I hate those things. I had one years ago and I refuse to get another one....its like your on-call for everyone!!! Nada, not

Akelamalu said...

Aw thanks Ron m'dear, you're so kind. x

How wonderful that you've actually seen those masterpieces in real life Gleds!

LOL You think it's gross Citizen?

Pleased you got a laugh out of it Mel and thanks. :)

The list is funny isn't it Dianne? I'm afraid I don't know Roger hon it was Storyteller who gifted me the award, but methinks Roger is a great guy for giving birth to the award!

Glad you enjoyed it all Lu x

You were on my list for the award Linda until I noticed Roger had given it to you - I feel in good company! I do #4 all the time too!

I think he must have been a little mad to cut off his own ear Eelwind, it's not something you or I would do is it? ;)

I'm not sure I'd want to receive someone's ear, it wouldn't turn me on Ernest! LOL

You're very welcome Catch and I'm glad you had a laugh at the 2009 list. :)

Sally said...

Congrats and Happy New Year!

Daisy said...

Wow, Akela, thank you so much!! What a brilliant award - I love it! Will have to put it up at my place asap to show how creative and crazy I am!!

Cloudia said...

Ake! Mahalo, Dear!!
Thanks SO much for providing fresh, well-written, "sticky" content regularly; for being a real human person with a warm heart, a support to many, a clown, a nurturer, a real class act! That's You, Ake, my Momi Lani, E!
A L O H A means LOVE!!

nitebyrd said...

Very cool award. Congratulations!

12. You're reading this and nodding and laughing.

13. Even worse, you know exactly to whom you are going to forward this message.

14. You are too busy to notice there was no #9 on this list.

15. You actually scrolled back up to check that there wasn't a #9 on this list.

Yes! LOL

Dr.John said...

Congratulations on your award.

Deb said...

Too funny! I can not believe how many of these actaully applied to me ~ and I don't even consider myself very techno savvy! What a world we've created! Thanks for making me laugh - loudly!

Jeff B said...


So funny, so true.

storyteller said...

SPLENDID list!!! I loved everyone ... seriously ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Misty Dawn said...

The 2009 thing about had me on the floor rolling with laughter! It's hilarious and SO TRUE!

Akelamalu said...

Thanks Sally and a Happy New Year to you too. :)

You're very welcome Daisy x

You are so welcome My dear Cloudia xx

I think we can all identify with most of those Nitebyrd LOL

Thankyou Dr. John :)

They made me laugh too Deb LOL

That's what's so funny Jeff, they're all true!

I'm pleased you enjoyed it Storyteller x

It is so funny and as you say Misty very true!

Jo Beaufoix said...

Hee hee, yep, no number 9. :D

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