So... I called up my good friend Uncle Google and we did a little research.
Mind you, I only spent about 5 minutes on my "research" (it consisted of rather random Googling while eating Scrabble Cheez-Its and folding laundry). But if the search results are to be believed, the award -- originally handmade -- was started in Norway last year by a blogger named Huldas Verden. Click here for the Google translation of the original post and a step-by-step of the award's creation.
Apparently there come responsibilities with the award (of listing a few facts about yourself and then your favorite blogs and why you love 'em). But all this requires more concentration than a Cheez-It fueled brain can currently summon. So look for my list a little later this week.
In the meantime, thanks, Ann!