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Or maybe not. 

You, my bloggy friends, will have to help me out.  I’ve been warned not to believe everything I read on the internet, and y’all are my first line of defense.  (ok, I’ll admit, I’ve been poking around and at this point in my post, I can’t seem to find a real answer. You guys are my “phone-a-friend” lifeline.)

I have been nominated for an online award. {blush} I’m flattered.  Y’all can stop clapping and cheering now.  Really, you shouldn’t.  Your hands will get chafed. 🙂  Please, do stop now.  😀

I have been searching high and low, and I have deduced nada about this award.  Looky! I found something and linked it below!

Nope. Nothing. Oh wait, now I’ve found something else! 😆

To further complicate things, I have seen a variety of rules. Because you know I am a stickler for getting the rules, I am not sure I can go on unless I have a sanctioned, authoritative version of them. I mean, if I don’t know what the rules *actually* are, how do I know which ones to break?!

Because I am the inquisitive sort of person, the history of such things is important to me.  If I don’t know the history and origins, how can I be sure it’s compatible with my personal manifesto?

What other ventures/entities/life forces is this award affiliated with? Because, you know, I need to make sure who I’m endorsing defacto.  It would not bode well for the award to be partly sponsored by, I don’t know, peta (people for the ex-termination of arachnids- ya, no one said they could spell), for example.

While I am not personally keen on keeping arachnids, the only ill will I wish on them is to be eaten by my chickens. I certainly cannot endorse peta’s methods or ideology, nor can I, in clean conscience, be associated by any measure with it. Thus, it’s critically important to me to know who the award folks are in bed with, if anyone.

What are my responsibilities as a nominee?  What responsibilities would I have should I win? I’m already married, so getting unmarried for an award is not on the table.  I also have kids that I can’t give back, so we’re at an impasse there as well. I’d be open to some product sponsorship/promotion, but my liver has limits, if you know what I mean. 😉

But perhaps the most important question is: what do I get if I win? Will they give me a theme, perhaps, so that I can get with the program and stop being so “versatile”?  😆

Since I am not sure on these points, and because I’m only nominated at this point, I will have to rely on my recommending blogger, Living In Obscurity, for a general look at the rules.  Apparently, to receive this award, one must:

1) You must give credit (which I did above) to the person who nominated you. 

2) You must list 15 blogs you enjoy or follow most; link to them (which I’ve done below), and then tell them you have nominated them.

3) Ya gotta tell 7 things about yourself to accept the award.

Fortunately, I found this link here that led me to this link here which has helped me sort this out.  I am much relieved to not find an affiliation to peta, so I think I’m ok.  As far as I can tell, the award is the button/badge, which hopefully shows up on the side bar.

Without further ado (and in no particular order, so don’t be whiny if you’re not at the front of the line)…………………

  1. The Wandering Atavist
  2. Hobbling Around
  3. Mother Hen’s Nest
  4. You Monsters Are People
  5. Ever Evie
  6. Morning Wood
  7. I Think Divorce is Likely
  8. Growing Up Cate
  9. That Precarious Gait
  10. Mystery Coach
  11. 43 and Single- Heaven Help Me, I’ve Resorted to Internet Dating
  12. Red Gate Farm
  13. Chica Andaluza
  14. RaeDi at Hummingbird Hollow
  15. Better Hens and Gardens

7 things about myself you probably don’t want to know but I’m going to tell you anyhow:

  1. I was an adopted, breastfed baby (and since I’m older, that means something to some).
  2. I am not fluent in German.  Or in any other language- except maybe English, and some days, that’s debatable.
  3. I’m not a fan of heights, unless I’m strapped down, whereby my inclination to jump is thoroughly thwarted.  I’ve contemplated sky diving, but since I’m not on my last leg, I figured I’d wait until my mid 80s when I (hopefully) won’t be as concerned with the logic of jumping out of a perfectly good airplane.
  4. Not that this is something you don’t already know, but man, I’m only on number 4 and running out of ideas, so I’m putting it in here anyhow: my favorite pet is a chicken.
  5. Running a marathon is not on my bucket list, but it might happen accidentally.  Just not all at one time.  😉
  6. I am slightly insane. It’s my lie, and I’m sticking to it. 😀 Don’t talk to my hunny or my kids, because I’m sure they will tell you that I’m wrong- they think I’m totally insane.
  7. I am an introvert. I’d rather be by myself (on a mountain somewhere) and reading a book than at a party; even if it had spectacular food.
  8. If we ever hit the lottery, we’re going to hire a chef and a masseuse/masseur (without the sex part).
  9. I like green eggs and ham. We got a green egg yesterday, although we don’t know yet who laid it since we were gone. Every day is like an Easter egg hunt here!
  10. If I could drive anything in the world, it would be a bigger truck than what I’m driving now. Big trucks are my way of compensating for being short.  It’s the only time I can see over anything, including 1/2 of my kids!
  11. I apparently can’t count since I’m already on number 11. 😆 Since I believe these are all fundamentally important facts, I can’t pick which ones I should delete, for fear of hurting feelings. I’ll leave it to you to whittle the list down on your own.

Whew!  I know you feel as exhilarated and excited as I do to have completed the requirements for award acceptance! Thank you for joining my journey of evolution, from ignorance to enlightenment and ultimately acceptance. 

Please do share in my delight as I accept and we view together the Award for The Versatile Blogger:

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