Versatile Blogger Award

Versatile Blogger Award

I’m a winner!!!  And this is not just the mantra I tell myself in the mirror every day.  Big huge thanks to fellow WP blogger and writer Michael Olavarria (aka MikeReverb) for nominating me for The Versatile Blogger Award. Thank you Mike!  If you click on his name you will be transported directly to his page where you can check out both Mike’s writing and links to the other bloggers he nominated.

Getting a blogging award is both exciting and validating, especially being new to blogging on a regular basis.  It answers those little nagging questions like “Hey, is anyone out there?” and “If a blogger blogs in cyberspace does anyone hear her?”.  So to those of you who read my work – thanks!

Thankfully Mike provided us the criteria for accepting the award, and I will “pay it forward” because I found it quite helpful as a “newbie” to blog awards.

1. Thank the award-givers and link back to them in your post. 

2. Share 7 things about yourself.   

3. Pass this award along to 15.

4. Contact your chosen bloggers to let them know about the award.

So, here is me sharing 7 things about myself:

1.) Africa, South America, and Montana (yes, the state) are all still on my “can’t wait to check them out” travel list.

2.) One time, at band camp,…..JUST KIDDING! I can’t play any instruments – sadly not even the tambourine.  Maybe the triangle a bit if the crowd isn’t too picky.  The saxophone is my all time favorite but so far none of my offspring want to learn so no living vicariously through them. Ingrates.

3.)  I have gone apple picking every fall since I was a little girl and now live behind an apple orchard.  That is just coincidence….or fate…or destiny….or weird…..

4.) When I went to buy my first brand new, out of the showroom car my Dad talked me out of the pickup truck I really wanted and into a Toyota Corolla because it was practical. FYI – after 200,000 plus miles the Corolla was donated to a good cause.  I am now on my third truck.

5.)  I love pistachio ice cream but whenever I order it invariably whoever I am with says, “Really?  Pistachio?”  Yes.  Pistachio.

6.) I am fascinated with quantum physics.

7.) Whenever someone dies I play my own internal version of competitive funeral attendance.  This is where you “guesstimate” how many people will attend your wake, who will send the biggest flowers, and what will be served at the after party (I’m Irish – there is always a party).  Recently I found out that other people do this too!  So now I call a friend to play.  We’re morbid like that.

15 Nominations (the group below is pretty eclectic – writers, photographers, philosophers of daily life, and so on – but each one has a unique voice or view of the world and I stalk  follow them all)

Lea & Jay

Suzanne Lilly

The Laughing Housewife

All the World’s in Words

Beyond the Call

Moths to a Flame

Arthouse Photography

She Bicycles

Popcorn on the Stove

Never Contrary

Kodilynn Calhoun

Chocolate I Have Known

Sparks Fly Up

Behind the Lens

Aaron Theisen

Well I’m off to spread the wealth.   Have a grand day!

14 thoughts on “Versatile Blogger Award

  1. Congrats on the award and thanks for paying it forward to me! I do have Once, at band camp, type stories, but I’m not sharing!

    • You’re welcome. I’ve never actually analyzed my apple to happiness ratio before, just the occasional apples to oranges. You may be on to something…..


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