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
The Laughing Housewife
All the World’s in Words
Beyond the Call
Moths to a Flame
Popcorn on the Stove
Chocolate I Have Known
Sparks Fly Up
Behind the Lens
Well I’m off to spread the wealth. Have a grand day!