Blog Awards. Thank You!

I didn’t have a lot of trophies when I was young.  I had ONE really impressive one.  Our cheerleading squad won 3rd place for the ENTIRE STATE.  I was 11 and the team was the Overdale Chiefs.  I still had the little outfit until it went up in flames.  I kid you not, it had a little sailor’s flap neckline.  Very old-fashioned.  Here’s a picture.  Unfortunately, the only one I could find was on a dog.  Picture this, but red, on little girls with super curly pigtails.  So cute.

Those days are long gone, but I did win a couple of blogging awards recently.

The first one I want to accept came from Lafemmeroar.  She passed it on to me…3 months ago. (See here.) I feel so bad that I haven’t acknowledged it yet, but she being the cool crazy chick that she is, will understand and take no offense.  The other award I won is the Versatile Blogger Award.  I was given this award by Rebekah Loper, Writer.

As with all awards, there are certain things one must do when honored.  Both of these award have the same requirements.  As they are pretty demanding, I’m only doing the process once.  So the bloggers I choose get double awards!  Yay!

1.  Thank and link to the person acknowledging you.

Thank you so much, Lafemmeroar and Rebekah!

2.  Share 7 random facts about yourself.

1.  I am jealous of the Little Caesar’s employee whose job it is to stand on a busy street corner, hold a $5 pizza sign, and dance like a maniac.  I would kill for courage like that. And his dancing skills.

2.  I don’t eat anything gelatinous.  No Jello and no mousse of any kind.  Especially salmon mousse.  *shudder*  Disgusting.

3.  I never remember my dreams (except when I’m pregnant.)

4.  I love mopping.  My dream home would have a mop sink in the floor and one of those mop buckets they use in restaurants.

5.  I am afraid of mirrors at night.  I know that I’m going to look in one and there will be something scary staring back at me.  And I don’t mean me with bed head and puffy eyes.

6.  I don’t let the food on my plate touch.  If there is something runny or juicy, it gets its own plate.

7.  I like to use big words like “prestidigitation” and “ostentatious” because I think it makes me sound smart.  Of course this might work better if I actually used them correctly.

3.  Pass the award on to 15 deserving bloggers.

Personally, I think 15 is a little ridiculous, but this is the rule and I follow rules.  Not that it’s hard to come up with 15 great bloggers, but it’s a little time consuming to link to all these great folks.  Anyway, here it goes:

1. MaximsMadness  This is one weird dude.  I love weird.  It’s fantastic.

2. Brown Road Chronicles  A funny guy who occasionally writes something serious, just to keep you on your toes.

3.  This Little Thing Called Life  This Brit likes to poke fun at people and call them funny little names like “Arsonist.”  He’s also goes on a lot of really bad dates.

4.  224   This inspiring man is on a journey to a healthier lifestyle and He Can Do It!  He is doing it.  He’s awesome.

5.  Dribbling Pensioner  British.  Old.  Forgetful.  Troublemaker.  Questionable punctuation.  Charming.

6. Zishaanshafi A little politics, a little philosophy, a little of everything. He also included me on his “List of Sucky Bloggers.”  An honor, truly.

7.  Invisible Mikey  Movies, Music, Art of all kinds.  I never leave Mikey’s blog disappointed and rarely without an epiphany.  He’s not the Awards type, but he deserves a ton of them.

8.  The Problem With Young People Today Is… @  http://crabbyoldfart.wordpress.com/  I had to post his link just because it describes him perfectly.  He’s not the Awards type either, but oh my.  He is fantastically crotchety!  And brilliant.

9.  She’s A Maineiac  A great writer who’s willing to show us her 6 AM self while making fun of her accent.  I’ll have to drive up to Maine so she can tell me to “pahk the cah in the yahd”.

10.  Rebekah Loper, Writer  She inspires me.  She’s also incredibly sweet.  Love her.

11.  JM Randolph, Accidental Stepmom  Step-mother to four children, stagehand, writer, hilarious.  She’s a bit of a crier.  🙂

12.  La Plume Noire  Very talented photographer and writer.

13.  Love Versus Goliath  An amazing woman with an even more amazing story.  She fought for the partner visa that would reunite her with her husband and children and won!  It’s a joy to see her adjust to a large household filled with lots of love and rice.  😉

14.  Mixin’ It Up: Goulash Style   A Southern mama to 4, a great lady, and she happens to be allergic to penicillin.  Her recipe for Southern “Gonlash” sounds fantastic.  Which reminds me, I need to try that when the weather cools off a bit.

15.  Nylon Daze  A Londoner living in NYC.  Photographer, writer, political commentator, and a genuinely nice person.  She insists we could make my blog/life into an award-winning screenplay.  She even picked out a producer.  (Ahem, Raincoaster, you were the lucky winner.  Call me.  We’ll do lunch–via twitter, of course.)

16.  Bonus blogger:  Paroxysm of Outrageous Random News (P.O.R.N.)  Emily illustrates her hi-larious posts with cute pictures she draws using Paint.  It’s impressive.

4.  Contact the winners.  

That might have to wait until tomorrow.  My hands hurt.

So, there you have it.  I hope you check out some of the blogs above.  Believe me, you won’t be sorry.

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45 thoughts on “Blog Awards. Thank You!

  1. Me too. I’m contacted. Rest your piddies.

    FIFTEEN??? That’s too much work! I would have sent Sascheen Littlefeather to refuse the award. (She runs a prayer circle now.) But I suppose there’s always that side to awards they don’t tell you about. Did you know that if you win an Emmy, you have to pay 200-300 bucks to get the trophy?

    On behalf of all my fellow wordslingers, I thank you. They are all so much more deserving than I, even the ones I haven’t heard of.

    • That might work…if I was Brando. I am not.

      Wow. Paying for an emmy. Does that include all those technical ones nobody even hears about? That would be a bummer. “An award. Wow, thanks. Here’s your $250. If only anyone saw me receive it.”

  2. I see a couple of crazy chicks in your blog list 🙂 As for your #1 FYI about yourself, I feel sorry for those people who have to stand on the corner and carry a sign especially when it’s 95 degrees outside and they’re wearing a furry costume.

  3. Thanks for the awards! Like you, I try to live up to my blog name by doing something nuts like videotape myself slurping coffee and clearing my throat. 😀 JI love that you won a cheerleading trophy. The only trophy I ever won was at a baton competition for duets when I was about 8 or 9. My best friend and I got extra marks for dropping our batons at the exact same time, we were really in sync.

    • That is fantastic! I’m glad the judges recognized the skill in such a maneuver. I’m pretty proud of that cheerleading trophy. I was not always the glorious (enormous) specimen I am now. 🙂

    • Take your time. It took me three months. I’m glad you told me that you friended me on facebook, especially if it’s under your real name. Sometimes I get friend requests and I have no idea who’s asking. Then I remember, “Oh, that must be my blog friend, Summer Squash.” I love blog names.

  4. Just the day I sign in late to everything . . . not one, but two awards! Momfog, thank you so much. Not least for the effort involved in coming up with Fifteen, duly noted in earlier comments. However, as No. 15, never did a number sound so sweet! And in such esteemed company even if Stewie hasn’t been paying attention.
    I am coming over all Sally Field or, more recently, Julie Bowen . . .

      • This page is feeling like the awards party at Momfog’s place! Lovely to see so many familiar faces here, congratulations to you all, and I look fwd to getting to know some new ones. Momfog, thanks for the party, great fun and well done on original awards!

  5. Thank you so much Erin and congratulations to you too! Like you, I think it might take me three months to respond! We follow a lot of the same writers! 🙂

    Maybe not three months, but school holidays at least! I am snatching a few minutes of that “quiet time” this morning, then going back to bed!

      • Ah, the quiet times. They are too rare. I can’t wait to sleep in tomorrow! I’ve been looking forward to that since Monday.

        It’s funny how many OCD tendencies I have, considering I am not overly concerned with housework or organized closets. It’s good to know that, at least, my dinner plate is in order. Enjoy your dreamless sleep!

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  7. Hey, I was away on a weekend trip, but coming back to this was a nice surprise! Honored to be #1! USA! USA! And I’m not weird, I’m cultured!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! +D Cyclops face.

    • USA! Ha. Actually, my list is done according to my subscriptions list. No favorites. 😉 The Americans did win overall, but not by much. I have 6 Brits and 1 Aussie on my list.

      Cultured. I like it. I hope you had a good weekend.

  8. A quote from Nylon Daze:-

    New York now. London then. Still trying to work out how this happened . . .

    Once upon a time I laboured under the delusion that London was home. We put down roots in soil that was scratchy and uncomfortable but we settled in, made a home and made good friends. This address was the longest time I had spent in the one place. And it felt good.

    Eventually, new opportunities arose, American opportunities based in New York where readjustments were a constant part of every day. I am the outsider. So begin my efforts to understand and “translate” life in America as our travels take us from coast to coast and places in between. Sometimes it is simply the view from my sofa in an apartment in New York which is home. For now!

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    • Ach! I really need to hire a fact checker or an editor. Or maybe I should stop writing so late at night. Either way, it’s fixed now. I’ve had to edit this thing too many times. 🙂

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