Saturday, November 12, 2011

The Bulle is Mine!

I am now officially the proud winner of the 40th annual Buxtehude Bulle Award. And they weren't kidding when they said it weighs 25 pounds.

Not only did they give me my own bull, but they also gave me two certificates for my Wall Of Ego, a check, and an extremely pink carryon bag for the bull to travel in. Clearly this is a bull secure in his masculinity.

I had my own surprise for those in attendance. I gave my multi-paragraph thank you speech in German. Given that I don't speak German, this was quite a challenge. I couldn't have done it without the saintly assistance of my friend Renee. I wrote out the speech and then she translated it. But even more importantly, she taught me how to pronounce the words, and she endured rehearsal after rehearsal, including one a half hour before I left for the ceremony.

I have never been so nervous in my life. But the speech seemed to go well. At least they let me keep the bull!

Today I'm being taken on a tour of the area, and tomorrow I go home. Be prepared for lots of pictures of Buxtehude, bulls, and extremely pink suitcases!

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, and may your trip home be smooth as chocolate, and the only bull the one in the pink tote.

Bonnie Jacobs said...

I like what Anonymous said. Congratulations on receiving the Buxtehude Bulle Award, even if it does weigh 25 pounds.

O123 said...

Congratulations on wining 40th annual Buxtehude Bulle Award! You deserve it!

Lee said...

Congrat's Susan... for once, having a lot of bull is a good thing!

~Lee and Christine

Linda Jacobs said...

So happy for you! You so deserve it? Can't wait to see the pics!

tigerlily* said...

Congratulations! Enjoy the rest of your trip!

Anonymous said...

Congrats can't wait to see the pictures.

Lisa-Marie Jordan said...

It sounds like an awesome trip! Can't wait to see the pictures! Congrats again on your award! Cheers!

Lisa-Marie Jordan said...

It sounds like an awesome trip! Can't wait to see the pictures! Congrats again on your award! Cheers!

Anonymous said...

Maybe, the foreign person you vaguely mentioned for one of the short stories could be, say, a German exchange student.

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Susan Beth Pfeffer said...

Thank you one and all for your comments!

Klishr said...

"Saintly" is a word that has never before described me. It was such a pleasure to work on your speech. I am SO proud of your accomplishments and congratulate you on all that bull.
Love, Renee

Susan Beth Pfeffer said...

Hi Klishr (aka Renee)-

You had to be saintly to put up with my panic stricken mangling of German.

Just think. It's a whole new side to your personality!