Well, perhaps it was just a case of "Too Much Sunshine Syndrome." Our bright and quite warm friend, old California Sol, has been beating down quite relentlessly this week. You can only imagine the effect it must be having on some of this town's more susceptible noggins. Especially the noggins of those who often ride around town in open air vehicles.
Yesterday our dear friend Kim Goddard, about as good hearted and kind a soul as you would ever want to meet, thought she would have some fun over at the Sierra Madre Patch. They were asking folks to nominate candidates for the Sierra Madre Honors Award, and seeing how there hadn't been a single nomination all day long, what Kim did was nominate myself. Your occasionally misunderstood Sierra Madre Tattler typer.
Which is really kind of funny if you think about it. These are basically awards for people who do volunteer work for the compensated help at City Hall, and obviously I don't qualify. I do put in a lot of volunteer work here at the blog, but somehow I don't think that is quite what they are looking for. Certainly it isn't as useful to them as doing the filing.
Plus there is the perception that such awards are the purview of one political persuasion in town, and very jealously guarded by people like Carol. But whatever the case, it was very much a tongue-in-cheek moment for Kim, and the people posting on this blog yesterday seemed to have fun with it.
And no, I do not cha cha.
Now many might think that something as harmless as this would have been accepted for its humorous intent, and people would then move on to other things. But if so, they certainly did not count on the Ragin' Realtor, Carol Canterbury, a woman who apparently takes her awards presentations quite seriously. As you can see by what I pinched from her Facebook page, Carol reacted to Kim's post on the Patch like she had been plugged straight into a wall socket.
Sadly, it looks like poor Patrick Simcock has been dragged into this mess. Not only does Patrick comment indignantly on Carol's Facebook page, but he also felt compelled to do a pithy pity post on the Patch site as well.
As you can see above, I have apparently been identified as the "most vile male species in town," which is saying quite a lot if you think about it. From Carol's perspective there certainly must be a lot of competition for that honor. Plus she is also threatening to take her rompin' stompin' rage onto her Radio Fishbowl Show, which I didn't even know she had. There is no "Carol Canterbury Show" listed on the Radio Fishbowl website (click here). I listen to this station, and have never heard mention of such a thing. Very odd and mysterious.
But if so, it is an interesting direction for this webcast station to be going. And I do have to ask, is "Realtor Rage Radio" coming soon to Sierra Madre? Live from the desks where the phones never ring?
Whenever that hour of unmediated rage in search of an intervention may eventually be airing, it should be fairly amusing. I for one can't wait to hear it. Maybe Gene Goss will talk about it on his Radio Fishbowl show today at noon.