Monday, October 24, 2011

An Award: And Seven Things You Didn't Know You Wanted To Know About Me

Morning Readers,

     Last week, the lovely Debra Kristi presented me with the Versatile Blogger Award. As it never fails to amaze me when another person doesn't think I'm completely insane, I was pleased as punch to receive it. Unfortunately, Debra likes to give me awards attached to hundreds of yards of red tape. If I'm to accept this award, I must agree to the following conditions:

  1. Thank the person who shared the award with you by linking back to them in your post.
  2. List seven things about yourself.
  3. Pass this award on to 15 newly discovered blogs and let them know that you included them in your blog post.
     First off, thank you, Debra, for this wonderful award, and for trying to squeeze classified information out of me.
It's not a gift if you want something for it. But, as you're a pretty nice person all the way around, I'll go ahead and share a few things about myself. By the way, the next time I give you an award, I expect a detailed, forty page research paper on your family tree. You may want to start now...;)

1.) I hate ChapStick. Blasphemy to some, my penchant for lip gloss will never be shaken.

2.) For years, my favorite color was black. In 2010, I realized pup tents are just as slimming.

3.) I'm typing these answers in brown, giraffe-print pajama bottoms. Don't worry, it only took one giraffe dying for me to look this ridiculous.

4.) I have six sisters and three brothers. In case you're wondering, they're all much better looking and smarter than unfortunate side-effect of being the oldest.

5.) Like Mary Poppins, I can say supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, backwards. I'd do it right now, but if you go to the end of the word and type it the way you see it, you'll get the idea.

6.) Hairless cats scare me. Who enjoys being naked in public? Another reason to own a long as it's not my dog. He has issues and we're not speaking right now. If you see him, tell him I've over it, but to ask before he borrows things...

7.) When I was born, a woman told my mom I'd one day be a prolific blogger. Years later, when the internet was invented, my mom stopped being as confused.. Oh wait, I think I'm thinking of an old Natalie Merchant song. My bad...

Thank you again, Debra! Now, to pass on my award to bloggers I heart. I know there's only nine, but that's because they're nine really good ones...

Melynda over at Crazy World - A lovely lady who always has wonderfully entertaining stories to tell. Just don't eat anything she leaves out on the counter....eek

Lani Wendt Young at Sleepless In Samoa - She just released her book Telesa: The Covenant Keeper, and besides being a fantastic writer, tells fantastic stories about bugs, kids, and everything in between...

Lyn Kelley at LynNerd's Random Acts of Writing - Lyn is a children's writer and an extremely fun blogger. She's always talking about something different and her sense of humor reels you in every time...even if she's dressed like a zombie.

Brenda over at Mama Be Good - This lady is a great writer who candidly shares her journey through life with her son who has autism. If you like to laugh and cry simultaneously, head on over..:)

Elisa at The Crazy Life of A Writing Mom  - I'm pretty sure she's received this award, before, but I'm giving it to her anyway because she never fails to tell a new tale everyday. She also has a new book coming out on 11/18/11 called The Golden Sky.

Joanna at To A Pretty Life -  She does all the super-impressive craft projects I don't attempt out of respect for the fact that people don't want to lose an arm.

Joshua at Vive Le Nerd - Another great blogger who always has something different to talk about everyday. If you're a nerd, he's right up your alley.

AG over at Regectedriter - One of my favs because he not only makes you laugh at rejection, he convinces you it's what you want. 

Padded Cell Princess over at Padded Cell Confessions - From locksmithing to spider warfare, she's your lady. Always a good story.

Here is the award. It's very pretty, as you can see. ------->


Until Next Time Readers!


  1. I love your seven things! Aaaah you are just so funny.
    CONGRATULATIONS on your award and thank you thank you THANK YOU for mine! I am totally blushing right now, thank you!

  2. AG - Thank you very much. Please enjoy the award, and make sure to put it on your fireplace next to the spot reserved for your future Tony award..:)

  3. Congratulations. I think you might have even more siblings than me (I can't be bothered to count right now).

  4. Well bless your giraffe slaughtering pants! It's been so good to see your site really boom over the last couple of weeks (as it should!). Branden and I have actually had conversations over your humor and wonder how in the world you come up with this stuff! We love your writing style and laugh ourselves to tears over every post!

  5. Sarah - Someone asked me all their ages, the other day, and I stopped, at one point and said, "Uhh...not so sure about that" hahahaha

    Padded Cell - "Giraffe-slaughtered pants" LOL Thanks so much...:) I've had a lot of really great people stop by lately...including your fine selves! Love your blog too!

  6. I'm sure being the oldest of so many siblings is partly responsible for your awesome sense of humour!

    Congratulations on the award, you definitely deserve it! And thanks for passing it on to me!

  7. I feel sorry for hairless cats. Someone should give them tiny fur coats.

    Thanks, darln' for the award! I come from a large family of animal-print wearin' people, too!

  8. I've been hit! I've been hit!

    I have a follow-up question: If the giraffe was only large enough to make pants out of, are you blogging topless? Or are you wearing another small animal for a pajama shirt.

  9. I bet Butch and Sundance and a ton of fun playing with all that red tape. The award wouldn't be as much fun without it. No Mr. Biggelsworth for you then. lol What about a hairless dog? My neighbor has one of those. Poor little thing is always wearing a sweater. No doubt because he's so cold.

    I am glad you decided to play along. What fun it was learning all those interesting facts about you. :D

  10. Joanna - I'm sure that had something to do with it..LOL Thank you and you are very welcome! Keep on making awesome things I can't..hahaha

    Brenda - If we ask nicely, maybe Joanna would make those tiny I couldn't do it. Here's to the giant, animal-print wearing families...LOL

    Joshua - My top is faux lemur..

    Debra - I wish I'd remembered to give it to them. If they'd been playing with the tape, they wouldn't have been using my kitchen drawers as a step stool. Cringe to the hairless dog. Thanks so much again for the award!

  11. You are soooo sweet! Thank you :0)

    My husband hates chapstick too LOL!

    Oh an so many siblings. I bet that made for some fun memories though. My mother-in-law has eleven siblings and she has some of the most hysterical stories about growing up :0)

  12. Thank you Paige - I love your blog. It always makes me envious that i didnt think of such original creative new ideas for posts LOL. Thank you for the Award!

    Lani Wendt Young

  13. I don't understand about not wanting to be naked in public. Naked in public is my dream job.


  14. Ms Paige I am flattered indeed! I don't usually accept awards but I think I'll have some fun with this one. It will be up tomorrow night as I already have mine ready to roll for tonight and since blogger hates me, should I make any inadvertent changes it refuses to post my stuff, I will have something somewhat entertaining,hopefully, by the evening time. :) I love how I'm now going to have to come up with something funnier than yours sigh

  15. To LOLA-- i hear they're hiring at.....damn, I forgot where! I'll get bacvk to you.

  16. Veal - Lucky for me, my family makes for wonderful stories, especially humor. You'll be able to read one in the anthology we both contributed You husband's a wise man; ChapStick's horrible..haha

    Lani - No problem! You deserve it. You turn out the funniest stories left and right...somebody's gotta keep those kids of yours in line..LOL

    Lola - Hahaha...the hairless cats sent you, didn't they?

    Melynda - Blogger secretly dislikes all of worries! I'm so glad you accepted it because you tell the best stories without the sugar coat....:)
    Can't wait to read your answers..LOL

    Fishducky - Have you found anything yet? ..;)