It’s a colorful week–yesterday I painted the web pink, and today I get to forward some green! (Sorry, guys–not money…) Better than money (right? right?)–today I am honored to bestow the Versatile Blogger Award on 15 fellow bloggers!
First, my humble thanks to Lynette at Wordtabulous, who honored me with the award last night (just when I was “coming down” from my flamingo-flurry). This, too, is a pay-it-forward award, with the following rules:
- Thank your nominator with a link to her blog.
- Bestow the award on 15 bloggers (sharing links to their sites, and letting them know).
- List seven things about yourself.
With no further ado (at YOUR end, Dear Reader; I assure you there has been much ado at MY end in narrowing down my lo-o-o-ong list of favorites), I am now pleased to share with you the next generation of Versatile Blogger Awardees:
- HamakkoMommy With her family cast of characters (His Royal Highness, Me First, and Me Too), she shares adventures of parenting in Japan. And did I mention, Adventures of Parenting…
- Greg at Real Men Wash Tights (“Life of a Dance Dad”) whose description of juggling twin babies in a parking lot had me howling with laughter.
- The ladies at Gem State Writers (yep, that’s my home state of IDAHO), providing a steady stream of writing tips and guest authors.
- The hilarious cultural observations of He Shat, She Shat, serving up the “poop” like no one else.
- Angie at Doodlemum, who journals the Adventures of Parenting in her humorous sketchbook.
- The “Dilbert of Bloggers” at Evil Boss, whose trials any cubicler will find painfully funny.
- NotaCrazyCatLady, whose kitty-cartoons make me giggle (and Suzy-cat purr).
- Emmie, the fabulous redhead at Emmie Mears, who authored my favorite micro-post of all time (“omit needless words.”) and whose writing is as vibrant as her hair color.
- CheapAss fiction, “a one-person cheerleading squad for web fiction authors everywhere,” and always on the look-out for budget-reading-material. YAY from this broke-ass Reader.
- The itinerant duo at Cosy Travels of the Viking and his Kitten, traveling together and sharing their tales.
- OneFunnyMummy, whose parenting challenges include the “va-jay-jay” word.
- Mooselicker, whose sometimes cynical (and always observant) writing makes me grin, and whose blog handle I’m dying to have explained someday.
- Tanya at Domestic Dyke, family-blogger with a twist.
- Sparklebumpsthebookwhore, whose blog recently got her fired (which tells you it’s worth reading), and whose posts are as lively as they come.
- Elise at On Living in a Box, chronicling the adventures (and living arrangements) of a full-time writer.
To all of you: THANKS FOR THE READING! Consider yourselves, officially, Versatile Bloggers! (As if you needed a little green stamp from me to know that about yourselves…)
And to complete the required elements of my award acceptance, here are 7 random facts about myself…
- In the last five days, I’ve written articles on OC-192 bandwidth service, yeast infections, bankruptcy, Pilates (“No, Honey–Mommy isn’t writing about PIRATES”), credit repair, African music, home security systems, and Traveling with Toddlers (yay, a subject I didn’t have to RESEARCH!). Freelance writing is… educational.
- I have a Master’s degree in Creative Writing, which doesn’t hang on a wall anywhere. The drawing titled “Mommy, you rock!” DOES hang on my wall.
- I studied marine biology at University of Hawai’i Hilo, living the whole time in the same rainforest town as my current husband… Married a guy from my classes (hey, the wetsuit was irresistible), ended up back in Idaho with him–where 16 years later I finally crossed paths with my REAL husband. In rehab. In Idaho. God has a sense of humor.
- I sing in the shower. When my husband and I owned a Hawai’ian restaurant, we used to sing duets in the kitchen. (I didn’t mind an audience when I couldn’t SEE them.)
- My seven-year-old thinks that every book should have CHICKENS in it.
- Apparently I am a “pantser.” (I know, I pledged not to blog about NaNoWriMo till it’s over, but this doesn’t count, does it?) I understand from other bloggers that there are two types of NaNoWriMo-ers: plotters (who have all their details worked out before the 12:01 November 1 start-time), and “pantsers” (who fly by the seat of their pants). My NaNoWriMo file is currently empty except for a four-word title (if such it can be called): “Hell if I Know.”
- A SMILE is my facial “default setting.”
With that, I leave you to blog away! My thanks to ALL of you whose writing enlightens and enlivens my days. :)