All hail the new Captains!

By Ethan Nobles on 6:22 PM

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Yes, the time has arrived to unveil our new award and hand it to three very deserving bloggers -- Grandy at Functional Schmunctional, JD at I Do Things so You Don't Have To and Margie and Edna from Margie and Edna's Basement.

Yes, those bloggers are hereby named honorary Captains of the All Arkie Army. Why? Because we like them and want to send over a small token of our appreciation for making the blogosphere a better place to be.

Yes, the All Arkie Army is a collection of bloggers who happen to be from Arkansas or have ties here. We're a diverse lot, but this little award -- this distinguished designation -- gives us the chance to collectively acknowledge some of the better bloggers out there.

And, in the esteemed tradition of the Kentucky Colonels, you don't necessarily have to be from Arkansas to be a Captain of the All Arkie Army.

To that end, this award comes with absolutely no strings attached. That's right. We're not asking any of the recipients to pass it on or any of that stuff. We just appreciate the recipients and want to show it.

We hope the recipients do choose to grab a copy of the award and display it on their blogs, of course. And who wouldn't want to show off those fine colors? Yes, they'll be the envy of their visitors, for sure and certain.

And, the lucky recipients of this award get a dandy bonus, thanks to our own Theresa Komor of A Bumpy Path and Eyebald. Since this is the inaugural award, Theresa figured we ought to make it special, so she kicked in 1,000 Entrecard credits for the lucky recipients.

That's right -- 333 credits for each recipient (yeah, we know it's not even).

So, we hope the recipients enjoy their awards, display them proudly and keep doing what they do. The bonus Entrecard credits should come in handy, too.

Of course, we'll be naming more honorary Captains as we go, but this first group is decidedly exemplary. Stay tuned to see which lucky bloggers get honored next!

16 comments for this post

Well goodness, we are mighty proud to be named honorary Captains in your All Arkie Army. You are most generous! Does this award come with any kind of uniform or hat? We do so love dressing up! :D

Posted on October 21, 2008 at 7:11 PM  


WOW! What a cool award! I am honored and quite touched to be a Captain of the All Arkie Army. I've never been a captain of ANYthing before. And to be among the group of the first to receive it---that is just awesome.

I will proudly display this in my sidebar. Thank you again!

JD at I Do Things

Posted on October 21, 2008 at 7:14 PM  

Oh! And thank you to Theresa for the delicious EC credits! What a day!

JD at I Do Things

Posted on October 21, 2008 at 7:18 PM  

Margie and Edna:

Well, ladies, enjoy your award. I'll make sure to send y'all a couple of Hog hats.

Will that work?

Posted on October 21, 2008 at 8:26 PM  


We're proud to present it to you and I, for one, am thrilled you're happy to receive the award.

And, yeah, that Theresa is great, isn't she?

Posted on October 21, 2008 at 8:27 PM  

Are you kidding? I absolutely love Margie and Edna, JD and Grandy! I miss them when I don't see them. So, it's an honor to use this award as a way to say "thanks" for all the great reads I've enjoyed for the past 6 months or so. You are the best of the best, and please, continue!

Posted on October 22, 2008 at 12:46 AM  

How cool that the first group has been inducted.

By the way, late last night I was thinking about my arthritis, when suddenly it hit me. I do have an Arkansas connection (sort of)

Nearly every year, my very Crotchety Grandfather Joe, my Grandma, and my Father used to go to Hot Springs Arkansas for the restorative properties of the spa in Hot Springs. I may indirectly be the result of those trips.

Posted on October 22, 2008 at 10:57 AM  

Yes, congrats to them! :)

Very cool.

Posted on October 22, 2008 at 1:51 PM  

da old man:

You should blog about that, uh, "theory" right here then, yeah?

Posted on October 22, 2008 at 3:25 PM  

I'm trying to post the award in my sidebar and so far have succeeded only in inserting the text link. I was able to get my Glass Poo award in the sidebar, and followed the same method for my All Arkie Captainship. If anyone can help me out . . .

JD at I Do Things

Posted on October 22, 2008 at 4:12 PM  


I e-mailed the code over to you -- ought to be fine now.

Posted on October 22, 2008 at 8:42 PM  

Holy Canoli Batman!!

I am honored and almost speechless.

Hey, I did say almost didn't I?

Thank you Hawg and Theresa! You both rock the cyber world in Arkansas AND Grandy-land.

I will display this award proudly...just as soon as I figure out how. ;)

Posted on October 22, 2008 at 9:37 PM  


Have no fear! I sent the code your way just moments ago.

Posted on October 23, 2008 at 7:02 AM  

Hawg: Thanks for the code! My sidebar is now a shining testament to my awesomeness.

JD at I Do Things

Posted on October 23, 2008 at 8:43 AM  


Yay! Looks great!

Posted on October 23, 2008 at 4:40 PM  
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