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TimmyBoston
03-21-2009, 06:02 PM
Good evening everyone, welcome to our third installment of Badger and Blade's Meritorious Shaver Award. Thank you all for attending.

This award, also known as the "Timmy", is being presented to an outstanding member of B&B, as selected by the Moderators, for their participation at the Badger and Blade.

The basis for this award was founded upon the principles that the Moderators deemed important when considering a member for the award but more importantly, it is being given in the spirit of camaraderie and fun.

This recipient was chosen in recognition of his many contributions here at B&B. His contributions here have consistently been insightful, gentlemanly, witty and at times, provocative. Aside from his being a regular contributor to the Speakeasy/Spirit of the Month wherein he has provided us with his keen insight in the realm of libations, he also serves as one of the administrators for the B&B Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=6555202921&ref=share)site. This member can always be counted on to lend a hand to a new member in finding their way around our community. We are also very familiar with this member's flair for "festive" creativity.

This recipient's work with the pen, as well as the knife :wink: has provided so much enjoyment to all the members here at B&B. The time and care that is evident in such works as The B&B Christmas Poem (http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php?t=32734&highlight=christmas) and The B&B Pumpkin of the Year (http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php?t=63122&highlight=happy+halloween) are indicative of his dedication to Badger and Blade as well as his commitment to make B&B a better community for all its members. These particular contributions are the kind that will be enjoyed by B&B'ers for years to come and as such, this recipient has left his imprint on B&B.

It was this recipient's entry in the What B&B Means To Me (http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php?p=777660#post777660)contest that was awarded the best essay, as chosen by the Moderators. Although there were some stellar entries, this recipient's essay was chosen for capturing the true essence of the Badger & Blade community and for exemplifying how this little piece of cyber-space can make a difference in people's everyday lives. This recipient's essay conveyed a true feeling of community that we can only hope is shared by most, if not all, of the members here at B&B.

Not only are his tangible contributions to B&B appreciated by everyone here, but his intangible contributions as well. Just recently celebrating his 3000th post, this recipient has truly become one of the "old guard" here at B&B, one that other members have come to know and trust. These are the qualities that have led the Moderators to name Pat as the third recipient of the B&B Meritorious Shaver Award.

It is for the aforementioned reasons, that the Moderators at B&B take great pleasure in awarding the B&B Meritorious Shaver Award to: CASTLECRAVER

The award shown below will be entered into the Merit Award Winners Gallery, where Pat's avatar will adorn the walls of the gallery joining previous recipients, Ray and Scotto.




CASTLECRAVER



http://i385.photobucket.com/albums/oo297/johnniegold/odds%20and%20ends/castlecraver.jpg



IT IS ON THIS 21th day of March, 2009, in recognition of his contributions to B&B and to the wet-shaving community, Castlecraver has received the B&B Meritorious Shaver Award.

Pat is being recognized for his years of service to the B&B community as well as his "festive" contributions which will be enjoyed for years to come. His participation has been and continues to be a benefit to all the members of B&B.

In addition to his literary and artistic contributions, Pat has established himself as one of B&B's distinguished members by consistently providing useful and informative posts as well as being a regular contributor in the Speakeasy Forum. Pat has become a valued member for the knowledge he willingly provides to new members. Through his creativity, generosity and thoughtfulness, Pat has made B&B a better place for all who choose to participate in this wonderful community.

It is for the foregoing reasons, that the Moderators here at B&B take great pleasure in awarding the B&B Meritorious Shaver Award to our own local bard for once again exemplifying the best of what the wet-shaving community has to offer.


In addition to Castlecraver's framed avatar being placed in the Awards Gallery, the Merit Award badge will be place next to Pat's user-name.

Congratulations to Pat. And now, without further ado, I present to you the third recipient of the Badger & Blade Meritorious Shaver Award: Pat (Castlecraver). Pat, c'mon up here and accept your award. :biggrin:

SRock
03-21-2009, 06:35 PM
Congrats Castlecraver!

Pat, you are both a gentlemen and a scholar and a great friend to all in the B&B community. Your contributions to the B&B are well appreciated. Congrats on your "Timmy"

Excellent presentation Tim.

Again, Congrats Pat for an award long overdue!

castlecraver
03-21-2009, 06:36 PM
Wow.

Thank you Tim.

Before I let Mr. Boston step down from the stage, let me just take a moment to say what a wonderful friend this guy has been, and how indebted I feel towards him for allowing me the pleasure of working on the projects in the Speakeasy. I had the great pleasure to spend an evening with Tim a few months ago at a bar in Indy, and as many others here have also concluded, he is a true gentleman of the highest order. I'm proud to call him a friend, neighbor, and humbled to accept the award that bears his name.


Gents,

I'm not often short on words, but at this moment I suddenly find myself at a loss for them. I wish I could believe that my contributions here were truly deserving of this high honor, but I must admit I hardly feel worthy of even being mentioned in the same sentence with Ray and Scott. In that respect, this is again incredibly humbling.

If you'd have told me a few years ago that I'd soon make my online "home" a forum about shaving, of all things, I'd have wondered you what you were smoking. But without a doubt, B&B has become the place I feel proud to hang my hat in cyberspace. Indeed, these last few years, and particularly the recent months, has been a tumultuous time for me and in many ways wetshaving, our other various indulgences, and B&B in general have become a bit of a shelter from a storm. I've not come across a more welcoming, diverse, and knowledgeable group of gentlemen anywhere -- online or in real life, and as I've said a few times before, there are many amongst you that I strive to emulate.

I'd hate to forget anyone yet feel enormously indebted to B&B, so in lieu of a long list of individual thanks, I really do owe everyone reading this right now a hardy thank you, for helping make B&B the great community that it is. It is nothing short of an absolute pleasure to know and interact with you gents, and to be able to contribute here. If any of you find yourself in Cleveland over the next year or so, I'll buy 'ya a drink. But for now, I hope you'll join me in raising a glass to Badger and Blade, the first rate gentlemen who keep it running smoothly, and the nearly 14,000 of the rest of us who I hope get as much enjoyment out of this place as I do.

TO B&B...
CHEERS!!!

TFrankMac2140
03-21-2009, 06:36 PM
Congrats Pat! :thumbup:

Ru4scuba?
03-21-2009, 06:37 PM
Congrats! Just jumped in from the announcement forum!

SavantStrike
03-21-2009, 06:37 PM
Woo! Congratulations!

Shane
03-21-2009, 06:38 PM
Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy. Congratulations!

Antique Hoosier
03-21-2009, 06:39 PM
Bravo! I'd make a trip to the nearest "Aluminum lounge" if I could and toast a bag of sliders to this selection. I like Pat!

blackfoot
03-21-2009, 06:39 PM
Many congratulations and we look forward to many more post. I will now have drink in your honor! :a17::a54:

jadam318
03-21-2009, 06:43 PM
Congrats! :a14:

SRock
03-21-2009, 06:44 PM
Wow.

Thank you Tim.

Before I let Mr. Boston step down from the stage, let me just take a moment to say what a wonderful friend this guy has been, and how indebted I feel towards him for allowing me the pleasure of working on the projects in the Speakeasy. I had the great pleasure to spend an evening with Tim a few months ago at a bar in Indy, and as many others here have also concluded, he is a true gentleman of the highest order. I'm proud to call him a friend, neighbor, and humbled to accept the award that bears his name.


Gents,

I'm not often short on words, but at this moment I suddenly find myself at a loss for them. I wish I could believe that my contributions here were truly deserving of this high honor, but I must admit I hardly feel worthy of even being mentioned in the same sentence with Ray and Scott. In that respect, this is again incredibly humbling.

If you'd have told me a few years ago that I'd soon make my online "home" a forum about shaving, of all things, I'd have wondered you what you were smoking. But without a doubt, B&B has become the place I feel proud to hang my hat in cyberspace. Indeed, these last few years, and particularly the recent months, has been a tumultuous time for me and in many ways wetshaving, our other various indulgences, and B&B in general have become a bit of a shelter from a storm. I've not come across a more welcoming, diverse, and knowledgeable group of gentlemen anywhere -- online or in real life, and as I've said a few times before, there are many amongst you that I strive to emulate.

I'd hate to forget anyone yet feel enormously indebted to B&B, so in lieu of a long list of individual thanks, I really do owe everyone reading this right now a hardy thank you, for helping make B&B the great community that it is. It is nothing short of an absolute pleasure to know and interact with you gents, and to be able to contribute here. If any of you find yourself in Cleveland over the next year or so, I'll buy 'ya a drink. But for now, I hope you'll join me in raising a glass to Badger and Blade, the first rate gentlemen who keep it running smoothly, and the nearly 14,000 of the rest of us who I hope get as much enjoyment out of this place as I do.

TO B&B...
CHEERS!!!


Well said, Pat you are a true gentlemen.

P.S. didn't meant to squeeze my congratulations in BEFORE your acceptance speech.

:thumbup:

castlecraver
03-21-2009, 06:44 PM
Bravo! I'd make a trip to the nearest "Aluminum lounge" if I could and toast a bag of sliders to this selection. I like Pat!

Mike... thanks so much, and my deepest apologies that my old Danny Kaye avatar isn't the one to be "immortalized." :lol:

arghblech
03-21-2009, 06:45 PM
Hooray for CC!

Ru4scuba?
03-21-2009, 06:45 PM
But for now, I hope you'll join me in raising a glass to Badger and Blade, the first rate gentlemen who keep it running smoothly, and the nearly 14,000 of the rest of us who I hope get as much enjoyment out of this place as I do.

TO B&B...
CHEERS!!!

Hear hear!

TFrankMac2140
03-21-2009, 06:46 PM
Well said, Pat you are a true gentlemen.

P.S. didn't meant to squeeze my congratulations in BEFORE your acceptance speech.

:thumbup:

Haha +1 Fantastic acceptance speech. Couldn't think of a better person to receive such an award. Congrats! I wish I could send you over one of those Pittsburgh style sandwiches you were craving:tongue_sm

Gruder
03-21-2009, 06:49 PM
Warm congratulations Pat. Your contributions truly have helped make B&B the wonderful place it is today. I've come to rely on your posts as a source of great knowledge, wordcraft, and whimsy -- usually all at once! Sincerely, thanks.

Rik
03-21-2009, 06:50 PM
Congratulations Pat! :badger:

Antique Hoosier
03-21-2009, 06:50 PM
Mike... thanks so much, and my deepest apologies that my old Danny Kaye avatar isn't the one to be "immortalized." :lol:

Yeah.... I liked that one too! :lol:

soapbuddy
03-21-2009, 06:58 PM
Congrats Castlecraver!

RILEY
03-21-2009, 07:02 PM
Congratulations Castlecraver, you are a very worthy recipient :001_smile

thirdeye
03-21-2009, 07:16 PM
Congratulations Pat, It is a pleasure and an honor to share a spot on the wall with a man of such class. You are a true gentlemen amongst men and your efforts truly stand out with dignity, grace and thoughtfulness. You sir most certainly are deserving of this award. Enjoy the night as it is all about you.

Cheers....

Jim
03-21-2009, 07:22 PM
Congratulations Pat, its a great pleasure to have you as a fellow member here at the B&B. Well deserved!:thumbup1:

johnniegold
03-21-2009, 07:25 PM
Congratulations Pat. You are every bit deserving of this award and the Merit Award Gallery awaits your entry. You do this place proud. Thanks for everything you do at the B&B to help make it the great place that it is. I will raise a glass in your honor. Now what do you recommend I fill it with? :biggrin:

castlecraver
03-21-2009, 07:32 PM
Congratulations Pat. You are every bit deserving of this award and the Merit Award Gallery awaits your entry. You do this place proud. Thanks for everything you do at the B&B to help make it the great place that it is. I will raise a glass in your honor. Now what do you recommend I fill it with? :biggrin:

Anything brown my friend... I believe you've got something along those lines in your freezer? :cool:

SmoovD
03-21-2009, 07:33 PM
Congratulations Pat. A very worthy recipient.


Well done Mods.

TFrankMac2140
03-21-2009, 07:35 PM
Anything brown my friend... I believe you've got something along those lines in your freezer? :cool:

I decided to tip back a Guinness in your honor:w00t:

Doc4
03-21-2009, 07:35 PM
Congratulations to one of the true gentlemen of B&B ... I would say "thanks for all your contributions here" but ... well ... I think the Timmy said it much better than I could!!

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castlecraver
03-21-2009, 07:45 PM
These kind words coming from such esteemed gentlemen is really overwhelming. Thanks so much guys... this truly means more than I can adequately express.

andrew98
03-21-2009, 07:54 PM
Big congrats on the merit award! Also, congrats on your recent primary-author pub! That's a big accomplishment. I know what it's like to spend difficult years on research that finally pans out. Very rewarding.

-Andy

Bluestaco
03-21-2009, 07:57 PM
THE perfect choice, for sure.
Congratulations, Pat!

masonjarjar
03-21-2009, 07:59 PM
Castlecraver.. representin' NEO!!

awesome dood.

Dustinl
03-21-2009, 08:01 PM
Congratulations Sir!!! Just heard about this in the chat room!


DL

calcustom
03-21-2009, 08:09 PM
Congrats!

papasmurf
03-21-2009, 08:09 PM
Congrats Pat............ couldn't have gone to a nicer guy .

You my friend are a true B&Ber . A great gentleman around these parts .

Since I dont think I can make my way towards your neck of the woods how about you just send me a drink ?:lol::lol:


Seriously congrats bud


Nick

Dandaman
03-21-2009, 08:18 PM
Congratulations! Well done.

TimmyBoston
03-22-2009, 12:07 AM
I was very happy to be presenting this award. Pat is one of the few people I've had the pleasure of meeting outside the forum. And he is every bit as much the great guy away from his computer as he is in front of it. He cares as much about this forum as any member we have and constantly strives to continue to make this forum the absolute best forum on the internet, not just the best shaving forum, but the overall best forum. I am truly honored to present this award to my friend, Pat. Well done, buddy. Well done.

Not4you
03-22-2009, 04:56 AM
Congrats on a unique but truely appreciated acheivement!

Scotto
03-22-2009, 07:23 AM
A well deserved honor. Congratulations, Pat!

Lynchmeister
03-22-2009, 07:44 AM
Congratulations, Pat!

johnniegold
03-22-2009, 08:01 AM
Pat's framed avatar has now been placed in the Merit Award Gallery where all members can visit and view Pat's accomplishments as well as those other two guys. :wink:

In a couple of days, Pat will be receiving his Merit badge which will be placed under his user name.

Congrats again Pat. Great after-party by the way. :biggrin:

castlecraver
03-22-2009, 08:13 AM
Since I dont think I can make my way towards your neck of the woods how about you just send me a drink ?:lol::lol:

One-a these days I'd love to get out to visit the B&B NYC contingent. Usually getting there isn't too hard or expensive for me. If Jim cooks, I'll mix the drinks. :cool:

RichGem
03-22-2009, 08:14 AM
Congratulations Pat!

Sullybob
03-22-2009, 08:49 AM
Congratulations Pat. A well deserved honor!

thirdeye
03-22-2009, 08:51 AM
One-a these days I'd love to get out to visit the B&B NYC contingent. Usually getting there isn't too hard or expensive for me. If Jim cooks, I'll mix the drinks. :cool:

I'm sure we can get Jim to cook but we will not let Nick drive...:biggrin:

papasmurf
03-22-2009, 05:49 PM
I'm sure we can get Jim to cook but we will not let Nick drive...:biggrin:



why? Dont you want to get there fast?

MotoMike
03-22-2009, 06:05 PM
Most deserving. Congrats CC.:thumbup1::thumbup1::thumbup1:

Suzuki
03-22-2009, 07:13 PM
Pat - congratulations and more important, thanks for all of your contributions towards making B&B a great place to be.

blade08
03-23-2009, 12:16 AM
Congrats Castlecraver and thank you for all those great posts that I enjoy reading every time again! Gents like you really make this place what it is; the best on the web!

joel
03-23-2009, 12:23 AM
Pat - you "da man."

Well deserved...

crankymoose
03-23-2009, 02:18 AM
Pat, Congratulations on the Merit Award :thumbup1:

boboakalfb
03-23-2009, 10:18 AM
Congrats, Pat! Well done!

BigRich
03-23-2009, 10:53 AM
Congrat's Pat!

scoopster
03-23-2009, 11:10 AM
Pat, Congrats on some well deserved recognition!

nrek619
03-25-2009, 09:20 AM
congrats!!!!!

Dennard
06-07-2010, 07:46 AM
Congrats, Castlecraver.

Carlo A
08-21-2010, 10:28 AM
Castlecraver, you are my idol! :thumbup:

Keep inspiring us.

GDCarrington
08-29-2010, 04:04 PM
Castlecraver - Congratulations on the merit award.

alex2363
05-31-2011, 09:01 AM
congrats castle...love the pic