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It’s not what you think…

I was NOMinated for the Golden Bloggerz Award by fellow blogger Bill over at A Silly Place. Not only is his site full of great content, he genuinely loves to share others’ content that he finds interesting on a weekly basis. Thanks again Bill for being so supportive and also for the nom. 😉

Rules

  1. Place the award logo on your blog.
  2. Mention the rules.
  3. Thank whom ever nominated you and place a link to their website.
  4. Mention the awards creator and add a link to that, too.
  5. Tell your audience three things about you.
  6. Answer your nominator’s questions.
  7. Nominate 10 to 20 people who deserve this award. no thank you
  8. Let the nominees know by messaging/commenting on their social media or their blog.
  9. Ask you nominees any five questions that you want.
  10. Share two to three links to your best posts.

3 Lesser Known Facts

  1. You know how people can belly dance…? Yeah, I can’t do that, but I can roll my tongue. I can also form it into a 3 leaf clover.
  2. I used to play volleyball in high school and I was damn good at it. My first 2 years I played as the setter (my nickname was Irish Setter because of my red hair) and then as the libero (back row digger) my last year. My only regret in life is that I didn’t continue playing in college.
  3. One of my first jobs was working construction. I mostly helped with leveling the ground before asphalt was poured. I also helped the company plant 500 trees as a tax write off.

Bill’s Questions

1. What is your favorite quotation, and why?

Experience is the hardest kind of teacher. It gives you the test first and the lesson afterward.      -Oscar Wilde

You know the saying Jack of all trades, master of none… I want to epitomize that persona. I do all the things so I can learn all the things.

2. Your house is burning down. You, your loved ones and your pets will all get out safely, but you can only take one thing with you. What is it? Realistically my phone most likely, but no one likes to play ‘realistic’ games, so I would take my childhood blankie.

3. What is something (or someone) you hate, even though you know it’s completely irrational? The Beastie Boys. Heaven help me! I just can’t stand their sound–like literal nails on a chalkboard. Anytime they come on the radio, believe me when I say: I legitimately scream to drown out the sound until I can change the station. Why do I have such a visceral reaction to their music I hear sense you asking…? I have no idea. I’ve never really listened to their music on my own volition. I have no ill feelings towards the group members or bad memories associated with their music. My body just rejects their sound entirely.

4. In 25 words or less, what is your process for writing blog posts? I treat my blog like a journal. I recount my adventures and share stories that have impacted me. I pick a topic and word vomit.

5. What is the last thing you regretted doing? Does it count if it was an accident? I accidentally cut someone off in traffic the other day and she wound up behind me in the drive-thru of a fast-food restaurant. I felt so guilty that I paid for her order. I still feel bad about cutting her off though. Sorry lady!

My Questions

  1. What is something you are passionate about?
  2. Wearing socks during sleep… atrocity or nightly habit?
  3. What do you want for Christmas this year?
  4. What is your go-to Taco Bell order?
  5. What is your dream car?

This is where I’m supposed to nominate people and since I don’t like being put in the position of ‘captain of the kickball team in the school yard’, I shall abstain from this responsibility. But if you wish to participate (ie. answer my ingenious questions), by all means. (And if you wear socks to bed I’m not sure I can respect your opinions anymore)

Some of my greats

One of my posts was published on an online magazine, so I guess that has to be one of my best pieces: Modern Day Romance.

My first ever post still is one of my favorites. It really gives the reader insight into younger, care-free me: I Was That Girl In School…

My most viewed post is this one: Soulmate vs. Red String of Fate.

Sunshine Blogger Award

Any John Denver fans on here… Sunshine on My Shoulder… anyone?

Anywho. Hunida, an amazing blogger friend nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger Award and I’m never one to shy away from a Q and A.

Rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog so that others can find them.
  • List the rules.
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
  • Nominate 11 bloggers for the award and ask them 11 new questions.

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Part of Her Mystery…

… is that she is calm in the storm and anxious in the quiet.

Greetings my friends. I feel like I’ve been away for so long. Apologies. I’ve just been livin’ it up in the real world. Becky nominated me for the Mystery Blogger Award and though I haven’t participated in an award ‘ceremony’ in a while, I figure it’s a good way to pop in and provide some content on this ‘ol blog for those who are itchin’ to hear from me.

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Somebody Likes Me

So, if you haven’t noticed, I’ve stopped participating in blogging awards. I love getting nominated and receiving recognition, but I feel like a lot of them, especially the ones you see pretty regularly, have lost their charm due to their high circulation.

So on that note… Continue reading

Don’t Hate Me, But…

Hey, Hey! Another VBA! That was my poor attempt at rhyming and I promise, it will never happen again (at least not in this context).

My girl Kori over at Rambling Kori nominated me (almost 2 weeks ago!) for yet another Versatile Blogger Award. I feel like I’ve become that person at those award shows that keeps getting their name called over and over and every time they go up to accept the award, the applause dwindles more and more, and they start getting side looks from their peers as if to say, “We get the point already.” Continue reading

This Just In…

Just kidding. This isn’t breaking news. I’ve been nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award twice in the last week; one from my girl Quinn over at When Do I Get the Manual? and one from Jade at Jaded Mine Fields. Since I’ve been accepting awards left, right, and center, I’m going to combine these two nominations into one post. And because I’ve completed this award a while ago, I’m going to use my same answers, cause, ya know, they haven’t changed any. Continue reading

I’m Not an Addict… You’re an Addict…

Is there something in the water? I mean, I know it’s awards season with the Emmy’s, the Grammys, the Little Lambies, and the Ham Sammies, but this is getting a little out of hand… But not enough to keep me from posting another award nomination. 😛

The always wonderful Nick over at Nick’s Notions has nominated me for an award I have yet to receive. Now, I don’t know what Nick was trying to say with this Blog-aholic Award, but… well… okay, maybe I do have a problem. That’s the first step, right? Admitting you have a problem…? Continue reading

Versatile Blogger Award

I don’t know if you guys and gals have noticed, but I have moved on from telling My Story of my horrific past to sharing my thoughts and feelings on certain topics. For me, as the writer, it’s refreshing. Don’t get me wrong; I started this blog specifically to share my story with people; to help, to inform, to move on… but I like this change in material and am interested to see where it takes me.  Continue reading

One Lovely Blog Award

OK… I know I said I was taking a brief hiatus from blogging for the holidays, but I was just nominated for this award and these posts practically write themselves…

Thank you Natalie for nominating me for the One Lovely Blog Award. Not sure ‘lovely’ is really the right word to describe my blog, but I fully appreciate the sentiment of the nomination.  Continue reading

Real Neat Blog Award

I feel like Meet Me In Nevada and I are playing tag with awards lately, but I suppose that’s what happens when you have two bloggers who enjoy one another’s blogs. 🙂 I have been nominated by her for the Real Neat Blog Award.

The Rules:

  • Put the award logo on your blog
  • Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you
  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Nominate any number of bloggers you like, by linking their blogs
  • Let them know of their nomination (by commenting on their blog etc.)

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