My First Award! TWICE!

I don’t deserve this award, but I have arthritis and I don’t deserve that either. ~ Jack Benny

Look! I got an award!

Wowza! I was nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award a couple of weeks ago by one of my most favoritest (it IS TOO a word) bloggers EVER — Fathead Follies. I had this post 95% written when yet another of my most favoritest bloggers — Robin from dirtyrottenparenting — nominated me for the same award! I AM A GODDESS AMONG VERSATILE BLOGGERS!

It’s only a little awkward because I was going to give the award to dirtyrottenparenting, but I guess I just have to take her off the list, now don’t I?

First, let’s talk about lovely and talented Fathead Follies. She’s hilarious, and I don’t say that lightly. I picked Fathead Follies up on my blog-dar a month or so ago, and I knew I was in love when I read this post. I’ve been a devoted follower ever since (which I admit, isn’t that long, but what? Is she going to stop being funny? I don’t think so.) Thank you, Fathead Follies, for being awesome and for making me happy with your writing. Thank you, too, for mentioning me and passing along this award.

Now, as for dirtyrottenparenting. This blog is real, it’s hysterically funny, and it helps me to remember that parents are still people — we steal our kids’ candy just because we want it, we drink medicinally, and we blame demons for our children’s bad behavior. It’s loads of fun, and I’m so tickled that I just peed a little over the fact that Robin nominated me as a Versatile Blogger. THANK YOU! Smooches!

The rules for accepting this award are:

  • 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

You should know, I’m notoriously bad at following rules, especially when I think that they don’t make sense or are in some way wrong. So I’m going to pick and choose which rules to follow. Like how some people do with Leviticus, only bloggier!

Seven random things about me:

1. One of my two cats, a big orange tabby cat, thinks I’m his Real Mommy. He tries to nurse on my earlobes. If he ever finds out that there is a part of me from which he’d actually be able to get milk, I’ll be in serious trouble.

2. I’m originally from New Jersey. No, I don’t talk like ‘that’.

3. I prefer dark chocolate.

4. My favorite color is purple. Usually.

5. My favorite pajamas consist of a red, Wonder Woman logo tee shirt and a pair of pants that are blue with white stars. They remind me of the Underoos that I never had as a kid, and they make me ridiculously happy.

These are the ones! They’re GREAT.

6. I always thought that I didn’t like beer, but then I traveled to Germany. There I discovered that I really just don’t like CHEAP beer.

7. I’ve never seen the Godfather movies, and I have no intention of changing that.

8. My favorite Sexy Old Guy is Patrick Stewart. On a trip to London a few years ago, Loving Husband and I went to see Sir Patrick in a production of MacBeth. We were in the sixth row — so close that the actors could have spat upon us. It’s a good thing they didn’t, because if Patrick Stewart had spat upon me, I would never have washed again. That would have been much, MUCH harder on my marriage than the fact that I fantasize about Captain Picard.

Mmm. (Courtesy of Urbantog)

Oh no! That’s eight things! There I go, breaking the rules again.

Now I’m supposed to give this award to 15 or more bloggers. I’m inclined to agree with Fathead Follies that these awards feel a bit spammy. Not spammy in the spiced-ham-that-is-simultaneously-disgusting-and-delicious sense, but spammy in the this-would-be-a-chain-letter-if-only-it-offered-some-dire-consequences-for-breaking-the-chain sense (did you see how many hyphens I just used? EPIC.)

So I’m just going to point my dear handful of readers to a few other blogs that I think you will enjoy. Ones who very much deserve this award, and if they choose, they may accept it and put it on their page and follow the rules and the whole shebang. These are a few of the blogs that I read regularly and that I love to pieces.

Sharing both love and nuts since 2012!

F-Words: Lora combines a sense of humor with some serious cooking skills and writes a completely readable blog that will also make your mouth water. Wear a bib, and try not to laugh too hard while you read — you could end up spraying your screen rather badly.

The Bloggess: I know, I know, she’s probably got every award that there is, and she’s not likely to be all like “Hooray! I’ve been noticed by this fantastic little blog with fifteen followers!” But The Bloggess is who I want to be when I grow up.  I also want to be Judi Dench, Batman, and whoever it is that Patrick Stewart is having sex with just now. But in the blog sense, it’s Bloggess, all the way.

Fear No Weebles: Because if you’re not doing at least one spit-take per day, you’re not living.

Tragic Sandwich: Some of it’s funny, some of it’s thought-provoking, all of it’s worth a read.

Speaker7: You guys, Speaker7’s post How To Write The Greatest How-To Post is possibly one of my favorite things that I’ve ever read, ever.

Lollygag Blog: This is the blog that inspired me to become a blogger. Keely is an incredibly charming writer, and she makes the day-to-day doings of her gorgeous family into something that I look forward to reading about. AND, what’s weird in terms of The Kingdom of Blogdonia, she’s someone that I actually know in real life. For real. There’s a picture of us as twenty year olds, singing karaoke in a bar. She’s awesome. She’s also a much better singer than I am.

And I think I’m going to stop there. There are so many awesome and deserving blogs out there, I can’t possibly name all of them (though I’m working on it — see my blogroll if you want more).


Update, 5/26/12:

The lovely Brigitte of Brigitte’s Banter fame gave me the Versatile Blogger Award!

Here’s the link to her post.

She’s lots of fun to read, and a legitimately talented writer, unlike most of the rest of us hacks.

Thank you so much, Brigitte!

27 responses to “My First Award! TWICE!

  1. Wow–thanks! I agree with you that these can seem a bit spammy, but I also think it’s a nice way to share blogs I love with people who may be interested. And I’m always happy to be nominated, because that tells me that I’m writing things that someone else thinks are good enough to share. That definitely feels good. 🙂

    • I love the recognition, and the feeling that people like what I do well enough to want to reward me for it. And I love the idea that I then get to spread the recognition around. I just don’t want anyone to feel that, in order to accept my kudos, they have to do anything. My recognition and applause is without strings — no need to do anything other than what you’re already doing, which is awesome or I wouldn’t have brought it up!

  2. You need to try at least one Godfather. Seriously. Sometimes USA network combines them into one chronological Godfather. But seriously, you must take the cannoli.

    • Um, no thanks. Violence upsets me, and those films are violent. I lived in Sicily for four years, I don’t feel that I’m in any way missing out on cannoli! Thanks for the recommendation, though. Maybe I’ll just watch Streetcar Named Desire again. Marlon Brando is wicked sexy in that film.

      • OK. I hear that. I can’t watch action films or usually violent films but I love me some Godfather. I am an arse b/c I’ve never seen Streetcar or On The Waterfront.

      • I’ve never seen On The Waterfront either. Maybe I’ll get me some cannoli and hit Netflix tonight!

  3. Oh, and where in New Jersey are you from? I lived in Bergen County for five years and loved it.

    • A town called Jackson. Most people don’t know where it is until I say that Six Flags is located there. South enough to be a little piney without quite being Deliverance, if you know what I mean.

      • I do! And one of the things I enjoyed about New Jersey was just how many New Jerseys there are. That state has a lot of variety!

      • It definitely does! And I think that’s one reason why people can be so defensive of it — people from out-of-state (particularly Hollywood, if you get my drift) paint the whole state with one (fake-tanned, big-haired, Long-Island-accented) brush, but I grew up surrounded by horse farms, pale as an albino, and with minimal regional accent. Go twenty miles north, and things were suburban and wealthier. Go twenty miles south, and you could mistake it for Kentucky. It’s an interesting mix.

      • And even the Jersey Shore varies from one town to the next. It’s not all “Jersey Shore,” not by a long shot. I know exactly what you mean.

  4. Wow, thank you, Kathy!! Also, I SO agree with you about Patrick Stewart. He’s yummy. My favorite color is also purple, and I think Wonder Woman rocks, although I don’t have those cool PJs. And thanks for sharing all of those other cool blogs–I’m going to spend some time goofing off and reading them now.

    • I have spent a GREAT DEAL of time goofing off and reading them, which is why I have no clean underwear. These blogs are all totally worth a little stank.

  5. Congratulations. And I totally love your pjs. I want them. Shall I give you my address or hire a P.I. to find out where you live and when you aren’t likely to be home?

  6. Per usual, thank you Kathy! And your blog and baby is featured in my unorthodox (NO DEATH!!!) post tonight. Hugs to you your famous little Sausage 🙂

    • No, thank YOU! I looked at my dashboard this morning, and I thought, “Wow. My mom must be looking at the page over and over. It’s the only thing that can explain all the extra traffic.” And I’m glad that there’s no death today! Uh, knock on wood. I wouldn’t want to jinx anything.

  7. Congrats on you award! And thanks for the shout-out!

    • You realize I’m a fantastic writer with the way I wrote “Congrats on you award!” Not many people can write that outstandingly.

      • My computer tells me that you wrote that at 7:41 am on a Saturday. Honestly, I’m not sure I can speak in anything more than grunts at that time, much less type things. I mean, unless you count hitting the keyboard with your face, which I am especially good at.

  8. You’re welcome. And thanks for the accolades. YOU ROCK.

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