It’s been (way?) more than a month since I was nominated for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award by the lovely Opinionated Duck. Thank you for that, OpD. It was a delightful and unexpected honor.
To be honest, I wasn’t quite sure what to do with it. It seemed that most people I “knew” already had the award or had been nominated and did not accept the award. It seemed in keeping with the spirit of the thing to give it to bloggers who are less known. So, I’ve been poking around, looking for the hidden treasures; blogs that I find inspiring, funny, creative, wicked… but whom you probably don’t yet know. I found some; some found me. It’s been awesome.
The rules for accepting this award are as follows: There are new rules for accepting that you should find much easier. Because I said so.
1. Thank and link to the amazing person who nominated you.
Done. (but better link again. Justin Kase.)
2. List the rules and display the award.
If you are reading this, then it is done.
3. Share seven facts about yourself.
ugh. All right. Here goes:
- I’m almost five years older than my husband.
- My hair is slowly turning white rather than grey.
- I’m strangely ok with my hair turning white and wish it would just hurry up and do it already.
- I play Pokemon on my kid’s DS.
- I do decent imitations of Spongebob laughing, Patrick, Sandy Cheeks, and Lisa Simpson.
- I also do a pretty accurate visual imitation of Stan Laurel. It’s scary, yo.
- I almost never say “yo” in real life, but I do say “oy”.
huh. That was easier than I thought it’d be.
4. Nominate 15 other amazing blogs and comment on their posts to let them know they have been nominated.
Here are the blogs I was all set and ready to nominate as of yesterday, in no particular order. You can thank me for introducing you them by sending me chocolate. Or money. Scratch that. Money would be best.
- Rachael, for her gut-wrenching honesty and for being one of the most bad-ass chicks I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting.
- Abigail, for doing everything she does in spite of her pain and for reminding me that just because I can’t do it today doesn’t mean I shouldn’t try again tomorrow.
- Amy, because I think she might be SuperMom. Go. Read her blog. Then wipe the tears of laughter out of your eyes and use the bathroom before you pee yourself.
- Lance, for telling tales, tall and otherwise, the way only a Texan can. The man’s got heart. (He’s probably been nominated already, but it’s my party, and I’ll break my rule if I want to.)
- Jami takes you with her when she writes, and you feel it.
- Cat Man (yes, I call him Cat Man. I don’t know what you’re going to call him. That’s between you and him. He would probably prefer Will as that is his name.) is a guy going to college at the BYU in the UT. He is smart and funny and writes beautifully. He’s the kind of kid (forgive a middle-aged woman for calling you a kid, will you, CM?) that any mother would be proud to call her own.
- Tony (NSFW) is super-talented and from what I’ve seen he’s a genuinely nice person. I checked him out after he followed me, and I was immediately blown away–and humbled.
- Erin is everything you always wanted to be: smart, successful, gorgeous, and funny as hell. She is the bee’s knees.
- Many of you know Ali, but he rocks my socks off, and I thought he should know.
Now for a bit of nepotism. Because I can.
- Tom: Ok, so I know he has only made one post, and that’s a damn shame because my husband is talented and witty and the coolest mofo I have ever met. Still, he *technically* qualifies as a blogger (I will make him post. I swear it, by golly!), and he inspires me on a daily basis. He is just that good.
- Morrigan already has more posts (and followers) than her dad. Yes, I type them for her, but she decides what to post about, and they are (mostly) in her words. Morrigan is smart and funny and doesn’t have a gullible bone in her six year old body. She’s a girl after my own heart, and I’m so glad she’s my daughter. She has inspired many posts around here.
I would happily nominate my son, who also blogs (we have a lot to say, my family does), but he is not ready for his mom to share it with you. I respect that. A young man needs a space apart from his mother, and thank goodness! I didn’t raise no Momma’s boy. Still, since the day he was born (and even before that) Henry has been inspiring me to be a better person today than I was yesterday. The boy truly is the apple of my eye.
So that leaves four open spots. The bloggers I’m awarding them to have absolutely no idea who the hell I am. I’m ok with that, and they should feel free to just roll with it. Or not. It’s all good.
- Emil is being nominated for being so earnest and sincere in the desire to live an intellectually honest and fulfilling life whilst following the unofficial atheist maxim (we’re not a club, you know): “Just don’t be a dick.” What’s up, Emil?
- Samuel… What can I say about Samuel? How about: Metalhead, Middle Earth, Music, Midi, and Video Games (so much for alliteration). If that isn’t a load of awesome RIGHT IN YOUR FACE, then there is simply no hope for you.
- American Icons Temple deserves more attention. (I think they might get it, too, if they fix the typo in their address. If you folks need help figuring out how to do that, give me a holler. I’m happy to lend a hand.) It’s a great concept: a well written and informative magazine focused on modern cultural history. It’s got nostalgia going for it, too. You should be reading it and saying to yourself, “Oh, yeah! I remember that.”
- I don’t know how many followers Cortland has. Doesn’t matter. He should have more. This guy knows where it’s at.
5. Proudly display the award logo on your blog and follow the blogger who nominated you.
Ha! Shows what you know. I already follow Opinionated Duck.
Happy Reading, gators. 😀