Last week we gave you part 1 of our all-in-fun awards. These are a tongue-in-cheek tribute to all of you on our forum who have put up with our growing pains and have helped us along the way. That doesn't stop us from making fun of you, of course. Enjoy it! We love you all.
The Man of the Year Award – Tristan MacManus - This goes to our own Irish dancing star for putting up with us, agreeing to our interview, being a gentleman, and for putting up with us. And for putting up with us.
The “Let It Rock” and the "You Rock" Award – Malory - who bewilders, bewitches, and amuses us with her unusual song choices on the “I Love Music” thread. It keeps us on our toes, and we love a challenge. So does everyone else apparently because there is always a quick response to her musical selections. She also gets the "You Rock" Award because ever since she's been a member of MML, she's given it a big fat boost of energy that was much-needed.
Stealth Award – Rumba 1 - She’s always flying around under the radar and popping up at all the right times when we need some sense talked into us. Or a thread bumped. Or somebody to smack us upside the head and tell us we’re being idiots. It happens frequently.
The Head Scratcher Award – Duchess Gummy Buns - Because, well, who the hell is Duchess Gummy Buns?
The Most True to Life User Name Award – Starry Eyes - Her user name really hits home because that’s how we all felt the minute we saw Tristan in those sexy Cha Cha suspenders. The backstory behind her name is kind of amazing too, but that's for another time.
The Devil Went Down to Georgia Award – Cha Cha – She is the brave soul who dared to make Mephistopheles her avatar, and we are actually kind of digging it.
The Best Transplant Award – DWTSRinger, 153Dancer, Babs, and KYWoman – These ladies can always be counted on to share their wisdom and wit in the most unexpected ways and at the most unexpected times. Between the snarky humor and the funny stuff that they come up with, we realized these ladies are just like us. Besides, they came to us from the ABC board so they have some serious chutzpah. We likey.
The What Are You Waiting For Award – RomanceWriter1 - Okay, RW, put your money where your mouth is. It’s time to live up to your user name and write us some sexy romantic fiction about a lonely, brooding, and yet lovable Irish dancer looking for love in all the wrong places until he stumbles across a website filled with Irish ballroom dancer-loving crazy women. Uh, maybe she should come up with the storyline herself…
The Sasha Farber’s Got Nothing On You When It Comes To Twitter Award – LC and Chiquita - These 2 have been tweeting, retweeting, and replying to almost every single Tristan related tweet out there in Twitterland. It looks like Tristan has some very wise unpaid marketing help on his team. If ABC hasn’t gotten the message yet that Tristan needs to return to DWTS then there’s something stinky in the fish pond.
The It’s Time to Change Your User Name Award – Is It Tuesday – This lovely lady amused us (and still does) last winter when she joined us just before the cast announcement which was being held on a Tuesday, hence the “Is It Tuesday” [yet] user name. Since this year it is on a Friday, might we suggest “Is It Friday”? But maybe not. It will be a Tuesday when Tristan wins his first Mirror Ball Trophy, so maybe it’s perfect after all.
The Permanent Dungeon Resident Award– Jayne and Teal Ribbon - What are we gonna do with these 2? Okay, we will just join them in the dungeon. After all, Jayne stirred things up with her “Hot Stuff” lyrics for the Samba description thread, and she had an idea right then that she was going to be dungeon bound. And we quote: “and then the lyrics from the same song that are a bit rated for our sweet little community, but they are the actual recording... so I'm headed to the dungeon as I type this... "wanna share my love with a warm blooded lover wanna bring a wild man back home . Teal Ribbon went a little over the top too, but the problem is that we agree with her just like we agree with Jayne. This was from Teal Ribbon's Samba-describing lyrics: "You're so damn hot, yeah you're so damn hot, Well you're so damn hot, yeah you're so damn hot". That actually says it all very nicely and very articulately. See y'all in the dungeon!
It Must Be Fate Award – Jetsgirl2017 who shares the same birthday with the man. July 23. Now don’t be getting any crazy ideas, Jetsgirl. We (SWAT and Shakes) are officially changing our birthdays to July 23 too so we can join in on that “fate” thing. We can see it now - a birthday thread called "Happy Birthday Tristan, Jetsgirl, SWAT and Shakes." What are the odds? [Shakes wanted to add that by the strangest of coincidences it will be her 30th too. Uh, no.]
The Are We Slow Or What Award – All of us. LC is a long-time member of the site, but we didn’t know what LC stood for. Like KBRM, it confused us and we couldn’t figure it out, no matter how hard we tried. So finally we asked LC - What does LC stand for? This was a tough one. Lucky Charm. Good grief.
Crazy Assed Voting on Wetpaint Award – Where do we begin? This one goes to all of y’all because holy crap, you guys can vote!
The You Need to Lay off the Starbucks Award – Given by SWAT to Shakes (not to be confused with the Starbucks award given to Lily last week). Seriously, dude. No more coffee. Please.
The ‘Then Who Is She’ Award – NotJaneAusten – We’re not sure about this one. Is she or is she not Jane Austen? Is Tristan really Darcy? Does she go on the internet from Netherfield or Pemberly? Is Henry Byalikov Mr. Bingley? We just don’t know…..time travel? Hmmm. Tristan as the brooding Darcy. It has some possibilities….maybe she’s the the very annoying and prissy Caroline Bingley. It has to be that because we (SWAT and Shakes) are fighting over which of us gets to be Elizabeth Bennet in this little story.
The Rah Rah Award - Pattyh7n, TealRibbon, Azline Dancer (yes, she will be back!), and anybody else who is trying to win the dance lesson raffle - Trash talk or not, we hope that somebody from MML wins that sucker because nobody has worked harder to make it happen than the people on this website who have rallied the troops day after day to donate, donate, and donate some more. The trash talking was positively inspirational, and we don't care who wins - as long as it's one of us! Besides, we would all probably tag along to watch and laugh. Tristan might have to understand that we come as a group.
The Queens of the Gutter or The We've Been In the Jameson Again Award - Ripley, Lily, Patty, TinglyWink, Teal Ribbon, etc. - We still think the Gutter is part of the Dungeon Suite because those ladies (and others) seem to spend a lot of time there. So what really goes on in the gutter? All we know is that during Season 10 of DWTS the Evan and Anna Thread on the ABC message board was known as "the gutter" and that's where all the trouble was and where all the naughty people were sent. Just sayin....
The You Are Our Heroes Award - Tristan MacManus, Henry Byalikov, and Gina Carbone - They get honorary recognition because these 3 brave souls actually were courageous enough to give us interviews and then allowed those interviews to be posted all over our website - including MML. That was some risky business, and we applaud them for taking the chance. It didn't turn out too badly, did it?
And that finishes up this week’s edition of your awards. There may be a Part 3 coming soon – or maybe not. It just depends on our inspiration. If you go all wild and crazy next weekend when the celebrities are announced, chances are we will be pulling out the awards for outrageous behavior. Or maybe it will the next road trip adventure, or maybe it will be….
We hope you enjoyed this brief little blog post. Now you can go back to this week's real blog - the interview with Tristan that follows this post which is the best thing to happen around here for a while. Have fun!