Posts Tagged With: Awards

How Versatile

During my brief hiatus while I was busy doing things that I could hopefully blog about later, CoffeePowerdMom was kind enough to nominate me for the Versatile Blogger Award – because she is awesome-sauce!

Which immediately made me run through a whole gamut of emotions, from “Woo-hoo, someone other that me is reading these things!!”, to “Oh Crap, do I even read enough other blogs to nominate 15 other people? Yep, but all the ones I do read have already been nominated numerous times”, to “At least I’ll have one thing to write about this week”.

If you ever want to kill a chain letter, or pyramid recipe scheme, or email joke thread, send it to me – I never ever follow through on that shit. But this is different, this is a big sparkly *AWARD*. So like any good major award, I’m going to prop it up in my figurative front window for all to see, and even more remarkably, actually make an effort to pass it along and mostly follow the rules!

So here it goes:

♦  Thank and link to the nominator (see first paragraph)
♦  Tell seven things about you (see below)
♦  Nominate 15 blogs that are awesome-sauce (see below that)

Seven things about me, in no particular order, with no particular theme, that hopefully include at least one or two things that you didn’t already know, or maybe even a stunning revelation (doubtful!)

1.  I’m not a very good gardener, but when I do manage to get to the weeding, I weed just like my Grandma Mary did – standing on my feet, bent over at the waist, with my ass hanging out for all the world to see – because it really is faster than shuffling around on my knees.

2. I have been to the top of the Eiffel Tower even though I’m scared of heights, I have climbed the Great Wall of China even though I’m out out of shape, and I have golfed in Scotland even though I don’t have an official handicap, but I will *NEVER* be convinced to get over my fear of raw fish and try sashimi!!!

3.  My idea of “cooking” is pre-heating the oven and throwing in a Stouffer’s Family Size Lasagna.

4.  I firmly believe that Joss Whedon is brilliant – I would watch his film adaptation of paint drying on a wall.

5.  I love my job, but that doesn’t mean I don’t day dream about making a living crocheting and knitting… or owning my own hockey rink.

6.  I almost ran over Martin Mull with my bicycle while I was visiting my uncle. (He lived in Brentwood in the 1990’s so I had a few run-in’s with famous people – but usually I wasn’t accidentally trying to injure them.)

7.  I think everybody should get their butt checked, because colon cancer sucks (Miss you every day Daddy).

And now for the harder part… coming up with 15 other blogs to nominate. I have a few core blogs that I love (of which I was surprised to find there were actually more than 15!), but I love them for the same reason so many other people love them, which means most of them have been nominated numerous times before. So I will at least list them here (again in no particular order) so others can go check them out, and then I’ll work on letting them know once I figure out if it’s a “new to them” award or not! (Like I mentioned before, not always so good with following the rules, so if you see yourself here before I tag you on your blog…. that’s sooooo freaking cool that you follow me!)

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Award Winning

I would like to thank the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences… no wait I can’t act my way out of a paper bag. I would like to thank the Academy of  Recording Arts and Sciences… no wait I sing so bad I was kicked out of mandatory fifth grade choir for throwing everyone around me off key. I would like to thank the American Theatre Wing…. no wait, we’ve already established I can’t act or sing, what in the world makes me think I could do both in front of a live audience???

Who I really want to thank is suzyplatt for nominating me for the Liebster Award. I enjoy her blog immensely and admire that she has the energy to post so often – I feel accomplished if I manage to post daily during the week, and super human if I post once over the weekend!

Being new to this whole bloggisphere thing I wanted to make sure I did this right. From what I could find this is intended for bloggers who have fewer than 200 followers, okay no problem…. until I tried to figure out how many followers other blogs actually had, it’s a good day when I can figure out how many followers *I* really have, even with that nice little stats section!

The blogs I love are so fabulous I can’t imagine them not having oodles of followers, and I know many of them have already received this and numerous other awards. But the rules say I must list five, so here are my five, in no particular order, and if you aren’t on the list I just perceive you as already having legions of followers and not needing any help from me!

And since my universe centers around Soapfi, my list centers around mommy/parenting themed blogs – this should not come as a shock to anyone.

1.) StephiCakes

2.) Raising A Realist

3.) Superhero Underpants

4.) My Toddler Peed In The Fridge

5.) Sillyliss.com

Have fun reading their stuff, I certainly do!

And for rule people like me, here they are:

  1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog.
  2. Link back to the blogger who presented the award to you.
  3. Copy and paste the blog award on your blog.
  4. Present the Liebster Blog Award to 5 blogs of 200 followers or less who you feel deserve to be noticed.
  5. Let them know they have been chosen by leaving a comment at their blog
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