Saturday, August 02, 2008

It's Official! We Love Drowsey Monkey!

The staff at Crotchety Old Man World-Wide International Headquarters and Discount House of Worship met recently to discuss the annual process of selecting our favorite Canadian. Mike Myers and Jim Carrey were the first names that came to mind. Vincent D’Onofrio was bandied about, but it turns out that he is from Brooklyn, NY, and is only lusted after by Canadians.

Finally, a senior staff member tossed out the name Drowsey Monkey. After assuring the rest of the staff that Drowsey Monkey is neither an act in the Kama Sutra, nor an adult cocktail, it was decided to look more closely.

We launched a full scale investigation, including credit checks, employment history, and snacking history.

We couldn’t find any of that stuff, but what we did find is the following information:

1. The name Drowsey Monkey is derived from a favorite doll from her childhood, partnered with a monkey that belonged to her sister.

We can only be grateful their favorite toys weren’t Fuzzy Wuzzy and Super balls.

2. She has an unnatural affinity for widgets.

3. She seems to be somewhat obsessed with imfommercials and penguins. If Freud weren’t already dead, this would have surely killed him.

4. She has a car with various quirks (hmm, ever notice some similarities with people and their cars?) named Ruby.

And finally,

5. She is one of the funniest and friendliest ladies in the blogosphere.

For these reasons, we are pleased to announce Drowsey Monkey as our Canadian of the year, and coincidentally to wish her a happy one year blogiversary.


A special note from Vince just for Drowsey


Chat Blanc said...

I applaud your choice of Canadian of the year!! Congrats Drowsey! :)

Da Old Man said...

@ Sandy: I know I made the right choice. This was decided days ago, and just tonight, she spent time helping me, long before she was named Canadian of the year. What a terrific lady she is. I may wind up giving her a zucchini award. No, that would be too much excitement for her. :)

Olga, the Traveling Bra said...

Oooh - a zucchini award?

Nice Nice Post Ol Man! Drowsey's crying and laughing, so our mission was a total success! :)

Da Old Man said...

@ Olga: Wow. I usually have to be with a woman in person to achieve that.

MYM said...

omg...I'm really laughing out loud at that video! LMAO!


But ya know ... just imagine if my blog was named FuzzyWuzzySuperBalls! LOL ... think of the weirdos I'd have visiting!

Thank you! And I hope you get your computer issues sorted!!! :)

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

Gosh, I'm reading everyone's Drowsey posts and they are so cool!

Anonymous said...

I love numbers one and three!!! HAHAHAHA!

Yes, DM is worthy. I applaud your choice - she's one of my favourite bloggers!

Babs (Beetle) said...

I can't think of any Canadian that deserves it more - then I can't think of any Canadian ha ha!

Seriously, Drowsey is a great lady. She was the first person to help me out when I first started blogging.

shyne said...

Congratulations, drowsey monkey!

Good choice!!!!!

Unknown said...

Yay to Drowsey-- gosh, we'll all be able to say we knew her when.

Of course, now she's a bigger Canadian icon than Celine Dion, she may not want to speak to us peons anymore.

Though I was VERY close to kidnapping Vincent D'Onofrio for her. So that should at least count for something.

A New Yorker said...

The fuzzy balls comment...OH MY G-D! I can't stop laughing.

Da Old Man said...

@ Drowsey: I'm glad you like it. You could have wound up with, umm, "interesting traffic." Stoopid computer. :(

@ Nanny: It's like Drowseypalooza.

@ jay: I was thinking just for today to start throwing in extra "U"s in all my words.

@ Babs: She really is so kind. I'm so glad I met her. Though I wish she would come out of her shell and not be so quiet and reserved.

@ Shyne: She deserves that and more. Now, I definately see a zucchini award in her future.

@ Jenn: I'm going to beg her for an autographed picture of her avatar. I'll sell it on ebay and become rich. Rich beyond measure, I tell you.

@ Lauren: See, we all have something to be grateful for every day.

Kirsten said...

congratulations to drowsy monkey! Who knew there were good Canadians out there? ; )

Bradley said...

An excellent choice old man. I couldn't imagine anyone who receives better recognition from our 51st state.

TheFLy said...

Canadian? Does that mean there's a country named Canada? Where's that by China?

Congrats to Drowsey. She couldnt have done it without her quirky car, haha.

buzz buzz

Kelly Ann said...

I don't know her well yet, but with all the good things I keep reading about her today, it proves she's something special. :)

Da Old Man said...

@ HRHMomjeans: I was surprised. And some of them even sort of speak English.

@ Bradley: Exactly

@ The Fly: It's easy to find Canada. Just follow the trail of moose droppings and beer cans.

@ Chica: She certainly is special. Not "special," but special. Especially special.

LOBO said...

Crotchety, I don't think your RSS feed at Humor-Blogs is working ... I can't seem to vote on you!

In the meantime, please give Drowsey a big hug for me!!!


Da Old Man said...

@ lobo: I've given up om humor blogs. But I appreciate your trying to vote for me.

crpitt said...

Hmm I kinda like the name fuzzywuzzysuperballs, maybe I could start a new blog....


Da Old Man said...

@ Claire: I can't wait to see the doodled mascot.

crpitt said...

I will doodle it on doodle you :)

Da Old Man said...

@ Claire: That should be frightening. I mean funny. Really, I meant funny.