If Aardvark can have the Golden Aardy, I can have the Ellies. My awards are better, though. Certainly not because I’ve put more thought or creativity into them, but simply because they consist of beer.

The first Ellie goes to Mr. (Not-so) Terrible Swede and because it’s a pint of Winter Ale, he has to share it with his lovely wife. Mr. Swede has earned this award because last weekend he reminded me to check private party car sales, which I did just minutes after reading his comment. After heeding his reminder, I found a fantastic deal on an AWD vehicle in excellent condition - which I now own.

The dairy-free icing on the gluten-free cake is that the smarmy car salesman who lied to me called me on my cell just as I was paying the mechanic who performed a pre-buyer’s inspection on my new car (and informed me it needed a few things, but otherwise was in excellent condition) and asked me if I was going to come down to his car lot to take the deal he’d offered me. I told him I had found a better deal elsewhere. That felt so good. I had in fact found a better vehicle in better condition for 5k less than the original asking price of the hunk of junk he tried to sell me.

Thank you, Mr. Swede!

4 Responses to “”

  1. Ron Olson, the Terrible Swede Says:

    Thank you. I’m honored, Elle.

    I noticed on the label of the Alaskan Winter Ale - Seasonal Ale Brewed With Spruce Tips. Is this correct? How does it taste?

  2. Elle Says:

    It does say it is brewed with spruce tips. I’m not sure how it tastes, but you will be finding out for yourself very soon!

  3. Sean Says:

    Wait, when you say your award consists of beer… do you mean you’re actually giving away real beer?

  4. Elle Says:

    Yup! Real beer. Real Alaskan beer.

    See? My awards are so totally better.

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