I would like to thank Lolo over at Lolosofocused for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger award. It seems to me that most blogging awards are part spam and part pyramid scheme (both of which I have a deep aversion to) but it is still extremely nice to get a shout out, so thank you, Lolo.
Check her out. She’s young and edgy. At least that’s the way her blog reads. She could very well be a 90-year-old man, masquerading as a young, edgy female blogger for all I know, and if that’s the case I say, Nicely done, Mr. Lolo, sir! Be Careful getting up from your computer. I don’t want you to break a hip.
Alrighty then, here are the rules for accepting this nomination:
- Add the award to your blog.
- Thank the blogger who gave it to you and include a link to their blog.
- Mention 7 random things about yourself.
- List the rules.
- Give the award to 15 or more bloggers
Here are 7 random things about me for your reading enjoyment.
- I was born in a doctor’s office and taken home naked in a medical supply box. This is part of why I’m extremely low maintenance. It’s hard to be a Prima Donna when you started out naked in a box.
- I’m a beer snob. I was raised in the Northwest, the micro brew capital of the Universe. It left me with exceedingly high standards. Coors makes me throw up a little in my mouth. See? Complete snob.
- I was once dramatically thrown out of a youth group function by a priest. To this day I have no idea why. One minute we were sitting on the floor watching a movie and the next minute the priest went all “The power of Christ repels you!” and booted me out the door. The incident left me with an aversion to priests and a general distrust of the Catholic church, which is interesting because I have a history of dating Catholic men (Hubs included).
- I’ll probably never get a tattoo because I have a deep fear of commitment. The fact that I committed to one man for the rest of my life is a minor miracle and one that I think deeply shocked my father. That’s as much commitment as I can manage, so body ink is out.
- One of my sisters was a call girl so I have a deeper knowledge of that industry than your average law-abiding citizen. In high school I babysat the children of call girls and once waited in the car while my sister was working. None of my sister’s friends looked like Julia Roberts.
- Until just a few years ago I had a phobia of libraries. I couldn’t go past the front desk without having a complete anxiety attack, which sent me running home to my bathroom. Snakes and spiders didn’t faze me, but libraries were terrifying. On the other hand, book stores have always been some of my favorite places. Apparently I’m an elitist bibliophile. Or I was terrorized by a librarian in another life.
- My mom took me to a commune when I was 6 years old. All of the kids were naked and dirty and everyone was eating bean sprouts and carob. I was a little repelled by the whole thing. I still find the combination of carob and naked butts distasteful.
Okay now here’s where I get a little rebellious.
I can’t in good conscience forward spam. Not to save little Timmy’s life or because I love Jesus or even because I got a really bitchin blog award. And I’m pretty sure that everyone I would nominate has already been nominated to win this award because they rock. Obviously. Or I wouldn’t be nominating them.
So I will list some people whose blogs I like to read. They are certainly deserving of this award, but I’m not going to penalize them for being awesome by making them jump through hoops. Feel free to check them out. I do on a regular basis.
Gemini Girl In A Random World–funny, thoughtful and good-looking, you know, just in case you’re into reading attractive bloggers.
Paltry Meanderings of a Taller Than Average Woman–like David Sedaris with a law degree.
Finding Gravity–I appreciate anyone with a self-deprecating sense of humor and a love of 90s hip hop.
The Book of Alice–bite sized morsels of her kid’s cuteness.
My Toddler Peed In The Fridge–you come for the pee, you stay for the stories.
The Ugly Moose–micro fiction, you know, teeny tiny stories for the ADD in all of us.
Don’t Forget To Feed The Baby–don’t you just hate parenting blogs that have it all together and make you feel bad about yourself? Yeah, this ain’t one of those.
I’ve probably forgotten a couple because I’m operating on half speed today. Some days are like that. Even for a Versatile Blogger.