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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Sepia Saturday #163 Snow Job


On another Thursday afternoon (Tony's previous post), a meeting of the Southern California Chapter of Sepia Saturday bloggers met for their first annual awards ceremony.

The distinguished panel consisted of Sepians Nancy Javier, Barbara Finwall and Helen McHargue. 



Our gala event was held at Magee's Tavern and Pub in Fallbook, California.



Our award winners were all shamelessly Sepians. Thus, the Snow Job.

Here you see Nancy awarding "Best Blog" to Barbara of Banar Designs, Barbara awards
"Even Better Blog" to Nancy of Ladies of the Grove and Nancy awards "Supreme Blog" to Helen of Guacamole Gulch. We decided that the quality of our blogs deserved our own respect and admiration. 



As we drank our Bass Ale, we toasted Alan and Tony and thanked them for initiating Sepia Saturday awards and giving us an excuse to wile away a Thursday afternoon drinking and laughing.

We hope this will spur on more regional visits of other Sepians and look forward to their awards ceremonies.

For more snow stories see Sepia Saturday.

32 comments:

  1. What a laugh. Loved your take on the theme.

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  2. Love your style.

    Hope you didn't end up like three ladies in an old A L Lloyd (also done by Fairport Convention)song;

    "There were three drunken maidens came from the Isle of White,
    They drank from Monday morning right through to Saturday night,
    When Saturday night came round my boys, they would not then go out,
    These three drunken maidens they pushed the jug about.

    2. Then up comes bouncing Sally her cheeks as red as a bloom,
    Move up my jolly sisters and give young Sally some room,
    For I'll be your equal before that you go out,
    These four drunken maidens they pushed the jug about.

    3. There's partridge and pheasant, there's woodcock and hare,
    There's all kinds of dainties no scarcity was there,
    There's forty quarts of ale my boys and still they wouldn't go out,
    These four drunken maidens they pushed the jug about.

    4. Then up comes the landlord he's asking for his pay,
    It's a forty pound bill my boys these girls have got to pay,
    That's ten pounds apiece my boys yet still they wouldn't go out,
    These four drunken maidens they pushed the jug about.

    5. Now where are your feathered caps your mantles rich and fine,
    They've all been a-swallowed up in tankards of good wine,
    And where are your maidenheads you maidens rich and gay,
    We left them in the alehouse we drank them clean away."


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    1. I'm still laughing. That poem was worth our whole time at the pub. Hilarious.
      Nancy

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    2. So do we re-caption our picture as "three drunken maidens pushing the jug about"? This poem must be read at all future award ceremonies of the Southern California Chapter.

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    3. This is wonderful, thanks for sharing!

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  3. Magnificent, magnificent. Let me have plenty of notice of your next meeting - who knows I might just turn up!

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    1. Of course we will. We'll start polishing your trophy now.
      Nancy

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    1. Thanks Bob,
      Maybe you can come along with Alan to our next annual awards. It's just a hop skip and jump over the pond.
      Nancy

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    1. Oh wouldn't it be nice if you could have a French Awards event.
      Nancy

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  6. Great award choices and I love the sepian photo of your meeting.

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    1. Thanks Kristin. Can you come to our next meeting?
      Nancy

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  7. Brilliant! And may I say, all three awards are richly deserved? Unfortunately there will be no regional meeting here. Oh wait, I live with a fellow Sepian (Caminante, of 'Lanzarote on Foot' who has been known to offer up a post for SS and is also a member of the SS Facebook page). Oh, and Alan and I managed a meeting last year, but that was an 'away' visist for Alan. Did Helen tell you Ladies what fun we have on the Facebook page? Why don't you join us? :)

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    1. See, you can have a meeting. At least the 3 of you. How about Bob and Tony, too.
      Yes, Helen did tell me about the Facebook page. I'll have to check it out. Thanks.
      Nancy

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    2. That would be a breeze. I've never been to California and I know it doesn't count but Detroit is the furthest west.

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  8. I must say I am impressed!!
    To think that I missed a red carpet,
    I'm feeling cheated here.
    I could have worn a kilt and leather geat,
    very California, surely...
    Aan must be SO sorry he missed this one...
    [pub, I mean!!].
    ;)~
    HUGZ

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    1. Oh, if we had known you would wear a kilt and leather geat (whatever that might be) we certainly would have put you on the A list. There's always next year.
      Nancy

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    2. Oops!!
      I should definitely read my comment before publishing... I meant "leather gear".
      And I meant "Alan" must be sorry...
      My bad!!
      :)~
      HUGZ

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  9. These SS regional meetings seem to be contagious! It's about time we set up a Dutch chapter here. In other words, thanks for an enjoyable post!
    @Mike, great poem!

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  10. What fun! A toast to you three!

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  11. The Sepian Habit Is Spreading! You Look To Have Had A Grand Time! (although I bet you didnt get arrested by The Bobbies like me & Alan did for being drunk & disorderly!)

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  12. A great idea and everyone was a winner!

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  13. Looks like a good time was had by all. What a fantastic way to spend a Thursday afternoon!

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  14. Fun fun fun! I'll look for a chapter in the Midwest of the USA. How does one get invited into the facebook page? I'd like to join.

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  15. This is the first snow job I've ever totally enjoyed! Ha! Ha! What a fun thing to do and share with us- I know there will be more followers!

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  16. That didn't need much encouragement. Great idea. Sadly, there aren't many Sepians around this neck of the woods, but happy to welcome visiting Sepians of course.

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  17. Congratulations - what a great idea and such fun. Is there anyone out there from the Scottish Borders?

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  18. I am impressed and inspired. Sepian Clubs around the world will return digital blogging to its analog roots, conversation around a pub table. Cheers!

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  19. The only other Oregon Sepian

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  20. I can't think of 3 better recipients of those awards. And that's no snow job!

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