Over the Hill on the Yellow Brick Road, I passed an abandoned house.  In the attic window, I noticed a tarnished Emmy Award.  Since the house was empty, I wandered upstairs and had a conversation with that poor, neglected award.


Emmy Award, what are you doing up here all alone?

EMMY AWARD:  I’m tarnished.

Yeah. I’m surprised you’re not made of real gold.

EMMY AWARD: That’s my million dollar secret.  And since I’ve been sitting here in the window for years, the sun has faded me to silver.

Wow. On a positive note, your upper arms look amazing! I mean, holding up that ball for years has given you great upper body strength.


Your arms are so sleek and toned.  Mine are so flabby I bet if I moved them up and down fast enough I’d fly away.

EMMY AWARD: That’s enough about my arms. Here’s the bottom line. There was a time when I stood for someone’s dream come true.  I stood for that happy time. It was amazing, but that ship has sailed.  I represented a dream, but I don’t think it’s possible for two dreams to come true in a lifetime.

I don’t agree. I think no matter how old we get, our creativity can carry us to new places if we let it.  More than one dream can come true.

EMMY AWARD: Not for me. I’m pretty much forgotten forever.  I’m not seeing myself standing for anything important anymore.

 Actually, I have an idea. I write a blog. Other bloggers read it, make comments, or let me know they “liked” a post. At this time of year, I’d love to let them know how much I appreciate them. They add so much to my life.  I’m most grateful.

EMMY AWARD: So what does that have to do with me?

Everyone who reads my blog is most deserving of an award.  So I’d like you to become the official Blogger Emmy Award.  I’ll call you the “Blemmy.”

EMMY AWARD: The Blemmy.  I like that.  Has a nice rhythm to it.  I’m in.

Great!  Okay…so……dearest Blogger friends who are followers, commenters, or who have tapped the “like” button on “Over the Hill on the Yellow Brick Road,” I am presenting this Blemmy Award to YOU.   IF YOU ARE READING THIS POST, YOU ARE A BLEMMY WINNER. Your category?  Best Blogger in a Supporting Role. Thank you thank you thank you for supporting my creativity.

And! Since you’re on the Red Carpet, if you’re up for writing your acceptance speech, I’d LOVE to see it in the Comment Box!

Your acceptance speech can include thanks to other bloggers who have helped you become the blogger you are today (please include their links). LOL.

Happy Holidays to you all, and may all your dreams and wishes come true. 



  1. I am SO SURPRISED! I never EXPECTED this award! If I did, I would never have done what I did with Harvey Weinstein! JUST KIDDING! Anyway, what does BLOG actually stand for? Let’s see: Belly Laugh Of Grievences. Boisterous Linguists Openly Gabbing. Big Load of Gossip. Bold Lavish Opinionated Gripes. Bright Lights of Groupies. I could go on . . . but I feel a blog coming on!!!
    Thank you, thank you, thank you! I am honored to accept this award . . . and I didn’t even have to change out of my pajamas!

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  2. I am truly honoured and touched to receive this prestigious award. Blogging takes hard work, grit and determination. Without the help of my fellow bloggers, I would struggle to continue on this arduous path. I would particularly like to thank the following bloggers, without whom, I would not be here today:
    Harvesting Hecate –
    Yarn and Pencil –
    What Live Said To Me –
    The Silent Wave –
    Cynthia Reyes –
    Back on The Rock –

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  3. To begin with, I wouldn’t be here without my mum and dad, my dog Beauty, my …
    Well, I’m here, and – I say thank you to the implied reader who’s always with me.
    Thank you, also to my irl blog companion Arletta, who’s celebrating her birthday today (if you want to congratulate her you may do so here )
    And great thanks to the following bloggers who make the world a better place by existing in some manner just like You “overthehillontheyellowbrickroad”:

    In Flow with Otto:
    Olga Saliy Photography:
    Flower Alley:
    Kristallinas foton:
    Graffiti Lux and Murals: Luxuriating in Ephemeral Art:

    I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

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  4. Happy New Year, everyone. I acknowledge the award. Thanks for the recognition. I wanna take this opportunity to thank all my followers. Let’s walk together in 2018.


  5. I thought I’d check out your blog, and get to know something about my blog’s newest follower. I’m enjoying your posts, and I guess I qualify for a prestigious Blemmy award. I look forward to reading more from you!


  6. Belated thanks for this award. I just stumbled across it in mid-January. And congratulations on creating an award for ‘just showing up’ that is actually positive.


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