Dr. Adrian Warnock has the largest and most-read Christian blog in the UK. I first met him in cyberspace in April 1996, when was less than a year old. He helped index all of my sermons for the World Wide Study Bible project. I haven't kept up very well with him or the World Wide Bible, but I have read his blog from time to time over the past year or so, so I knew he was still active in cyberspace and ran an important blog.
He surprised me by awarding PyroManiac with the coveted "Warnie" award within days after we launched. Needless to say, I was greatly humbled and (as they say in the UK) gobsmacked.
I looked up from the screen, tears of sheer joy in my eyes, and told my wife, "Honey, I've won a Warnie for my blog!"
"I knew you were totally going to embarrass yourself with that thing." she said. "I just can't believe you managed to do it the first week!"
Turns out she was thinking of The Wittenburg Door's infamous "Green Weenie" award for the evangelical "Loser of the Month." I tried to explain that a "Weenie" and a "Warnie" are totally different kinds of awards. But so far, she's not buying it. She knows me too well.