I arrived home, or rather I arrived at someone else’s home as I am still petsitting until later tonight, to discover that Sparklebumps had nominated me for The Versatile Blogger Award. To say I was surprised would be accurate. I never thought of myself as a versatile blogger. I’m still adjusting to thinking of myself as a blogger. I just figured the versatile part would come later.
Apparently this award comes with strings as I must thank and link back to the nominator who nominated me, nominate and link to 15 other versatile bloggers and then pass on 7 tidbits of information about moi. The first string will be the easiest. Thank you Sparklebumps, I couldn’t have received this nomination without you!
The second string is going to be much more difficult as Sparklebumps nominated many of the bloggers I would have nominated and I’m not sure if I should nominate them again, so I’m erring on the side of one nomination might be enough. If I could have nominated these bloggers I would have, but I’ll have to settle for mentioning them here. Heellis (though most everyone calls her Hellis), Brainrants, Trask Avenue, Tinkerbelle, AshleyJillian, and lastly, but not leastly as I think he is truly the most versatile blogger (poetry, photography, short stories, interactive Granite Countertop adventure, and random musings) Edward Hotspur. So on to my nominees which I believe have not been nominated before (my apologies if you have).
GingerFightBack – Better a red head than a dead head.
The Never-Ending Stream – Tarun has some beautiful sketches and lovely poetry on his site.
IdolizeJournal – Chris has some interesting stuff on his site.
NotQuiteOld – I enjoy her writing and observations on aging gracefully with resistance.
Afrankangle – An assortment of observations from a fellow lover of dance.
Just A Happy Blonde – Michele is a happy camper, recent post about funerals notwithstanding.
My Forced Smile – Despite the forced smile on her face, she’s laughing her ass off inside.
Memoirs of an Evil Stepmom – A bit of sarcasm sprinkled through her fairy tales.
Grafiklit – She’s been keeping me entertained and informed all month with true tales of serial killers and other things that go bump in the night.
K8edid – She’s got lots to say and it’s always entertaining.
BongoDogBlog – Blogging from a dog’s point of view.
Peas and Cougars – Part blog, part comic strip.
Traveldestinationbucketlist – Join Anita as she travels the world.
The Idiot Photographer – You can find some lovely photographs here.
Word Nymph – Monica has a wonderful way with words.
And now for the last string, which means I need to come up with 7 things that I didn’t list in my post on 25 Random Things because those random things were about me, and if you read that, you’d probably like to know something else.
1 – I used to think I was born to pole dance until I discovered the Cha-Cha. This is my absolute favorite dance to do and since so many songs have a cha-cha beat, I’m always dancing.
2 – I got to take a lap on the big tri-oval in Daytona a few years ago. Television doesn’t accurately convey the bank on the turns – awesome.
3 – My road kill costume won a $100 first prize in a costume contest. That made the fake bloody skin peeling off my face combined with tire tread marks on my clothes worth the effort.
4 – I’ve never read any of the Harry Potter books or seen any of the Harry Potter movies.
5 – I make the best cookies in the world, or that’s what everyone who has had my praline cookies says
6 – I love sarcasm and I’m not afraid to use it.
7 – I can claim one of the greatest celebrity sightings ever – Princess Di while we were both in London in 1993. Her chauffeur driven Jaguar passed within a few feet of us as we were waiting to cross the street. She was wearing a blue dress or a blue blouse – only the top half of her was visible to us.
That’s done! Again, much thanks for this prestigious award. Does it by any chance come with chocolate Tootsie Pops?