President Richard Milhous Nixon--Patron of the Bad Attitude Awards
The Awards. The VHTRC Bad Attitude Awards, commonly called the "Scottys," are given to VHTRC members who whine, complain, bitch, and grouse during, or about runs. The awards are highly sought. There are two major categories--individual performances and life-time achievement.
Award Criteria: How does one qualify for recognition? There are two general ways to qualify. The first is to bitch about something you have no control over. The following is an example of a winning performance in this category:
"_ _ _ _ ! I stubbed my _ _ _ _ _ _ _ toe on that _ _ _ _ _ _ _ rock!"
Another common way to gain recognition is to complain about an activity you participated in voluntarily. A good example of this is:
"Boy, doing Hardrock two weeks after Western $tates is real hard. I am never going to do this again."
(The above was written almost four years ago. Notice how the more things change, the more they stay the same?!)There are three ways to enhance your chance of winning a Scotty. These are:
The Nomination Process. Unlike most awards, this is one that you can give to yourself. Most winners have designated themselves for the honor. Some, however, were recognized by a duly-appointed committee that met while Scott Mills was in California. Future awards will be given by vote of the people. If you have a nomination in either category, please send it to President Joe Clapper.
The Winners. There are several catagories and winners. But since this award is relatively new there are some "soft" records--just like records in the over 70 year old women's age group. You can join this list or nominate someone for the honor!
* Second woman to receive a Scotty. Also, qualified for the special blaspheme award. She said, "F_ _ _ ing JFK!" (Meaning the race, not the former President.)