Friday, March 29, 2013

Another Blog Award that verifies my Awesomeness!

Firstly, A BIG shout out to Menopausal Mother for recognizing how awesome I am (seriously, if you guys have not already checked out her blog, you must do so THIS INSTANT - after you're done reading mine, of course) by nominating me for this award...which isn't just any blog award, people: it is the Very Inspiring Blogger Award!  I'm sure every one already knows this, but bloggers that get this award usually go on to get their own television series or radio show...or write like a kazillion best sellers.  So, not to brag or anything, but I'm pretty sure I just got nominated to be the voice of my generation.  BUT, before I can continue changing the world with my (now confirmed beyond question) awesomeness, there are a few rules I must adhere to. 

The first rule is that each recipient must post the Very Inspiring Blogger Award logo on his/her page, which I totally intend to do, and would have done it already if my computer wasn't being an asshole right now.  So, if you can see the logo below and on my page, then my laptop is still in one piece and all is semi-right with my world.



Another very important rule is to recognize and link back to the blogger with incredible literary taste that gave the nomination, which I already did above, but I will do it again here, b/c I seriously want you guys to check this blogger out.  Once again, thank you so much Meno Mama for thinking me and my small corner of the Blogdom worthy of this award!!

Next, I am to state seven things about myself, so here goes...

1.) I'm not a very private person.  I don't mind giving what many refer to as "TMI," and quite frankly, I think the person providing the information should be the judge of what is too much or too little.  I'd like to think I am so open b/c I am a carefree spirit that doesn't give a shit what people think, but to be honest (and why be anything else unless you are the one that took the last biscuit at Thanksgiving), I often over-divulge b/c I have the constant need to explain myself.  This probably stems from constantly being accused of lying - as a child - when I wasn't.

2.) I love to combine pickles and potato chips.  For many years, I thought I was a freak until one day at the grocery store I happened upon pickled-flavored chips.  Lesson learned: if we let our freak flags fly, we could become millionaires.  Damn my insecurities straight to hell!!

3.) I don't love to write.  I HAVE to write to feel real, which is ironic b/c I form such powerful bonds with my characters, and their worlds become almost tangibly significant to me.

4.) I am a terrible speller, but grammatically anal.  AND (yes, I believe in beginning sentences with conjunctions for expressive measure...see? Explaining myself.  I'm such a poser), it drives me BATSHIT CRAZY when people consider spelling to be grammar.  If you can spell 'bananas" without having to sing the Gwen Stefani song in your head first, then I am impressed; however, if you can spell "bananas," but don't know how to properly use a semi-colon, you ARE NOT a "grammar Nazi," so please refrain from walking around calling yourself one.  Seriously.

5.) I love, love, love dogs...on a spiritual level.  I believe they are incredible gifts to humanity. 

6.) I truly believe that a higher power gave us the ability to fart as a reminder that Life - and all the bodies enduring it - is funny, and smelly.

7.) I NEVER experience envy over a good piece of writing by someone else.  Never.  I might feel inferior and overwhelmed with self-evaluation, but I have never - a single time - in my life felt jealousy for another person's ability to turn words into a magnificent arrangement through use of masterful plucking and placement.

Now that you all know I am an openly expressive, pickle/chip munching, lazy but obligated writer who can't stand pseudo-grammar experts and who also believes that dogs and farts are cosmic gifts, I can move on to the next step, which is respecting and honoring good writers by nominating other awesome and inspiring bloggers for this award.  Check 'em out:


http://www.pullmyfunnybone.com/

http://badwordmama.blogspot.com/

http://www.kristiewashere.com/

http://hillblocksview.blogspot.com/

http://fearlessfibrowarrior.blogspot.com/

http://shaystone-seriously-wth.blogspot.com/

http://jennoddo.blogspot.com/









15 comments:

  1. Well, let me tell you something. I'm so in love with Dill Pickle chips it's not even funny! ADDICTED!!! Another thing I must tell you, I am nominating you for another award. I just received it today from our awesome Meno Mama. I will let you know when you can come and get it. Thank you so much for this award.. and NO, I don't have this one. YAY!!!
    xoxo
    -Ellen

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    1. I know, right? It's as if pickles and potato chips should edible soulmates. So delicious.

      Another award! Holy balls! As always, thank you for the constant support. Fo realz.

      I am going to get right on my acceptance post as soon as I pull myself out of this funk (just took a xanax, so that could literally be any minute now...okay, so technically I cheated and didn't pull MYSELF out, but that's what benzos are for, right: the lazy and the crazy, or the lazy crazy, or crazy lazy??). Maybe i'll have a glass of wine to speed up happy-time. Thanks again! Keep writing with honesty. <3

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  2. congrats... are you doing the a to z challenge this year?

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    1. hey jeremy! Long time, no "talk." I've been checking in on your endeavors though, and I'm pretty sure you are one of THE most ambitious people in all the land.

      Unfortunately, life is being weird and secretive and uncertain right now; I wanted to do the Challenge so bad this year, but since we might be packing up and moving any day now, I felt it unwise to commit to a daily blogging challenge (even though it is SO much fun). Thanks for checking in with me! Keep inspiring the rest of us with your seemingly endless supply of ambition!

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  3. I love all these things about you and yes, how true is no#6---so perfect! You totally deserve every award you get because I think you are one hell of a talented lady and it's clear how much writing is in your blood. Keep at it and let me know when your first book comes out, OK? Congratulations! You are awesomesauce and love all wrapped up into one!

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    1. holy crap, meno mama! I'm pretty sure you just really helped to make a shitty day better. Thank you so much for the support. Truly...thank you.

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  4. I found you through Bad Word Mama, and I love your blog! By the way, number 4--yes, yes, yes! I start sentences with conjunctions all the time because it just sounds so good sometimes. Every time I do it, though, there's a little voice in my head that says, "That's not grammatically correct, skankster! Oh, and why is your left hand empty? It should be holding a glass of wine." Maybe I need help...but anyway, I get it. Haha

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  5. I believe you stated that I probably receive awards like cheerleaders respond getting asked to the prom? EXACTLY! If by cheerleaders you mean "strange guy that never combs his hair and laughs aloud at his own internal thoughts and everybody thinks is pretty nice but definitely weird" and by prom you mean "I think I'll go to the movies instead of prom who needs that silly dance that just lets all the cool people be all cool and stuff and I'm pretty cool but people are all to wrapped up in looks and social grace to be able to see it but one day when I'm adult people will look at me differently and if I ever get rich I'll be considered eccentric and not odd and who doesn't love an eccentric bazillionaire."

    I hope my poor punctuation doesn't offend.
    Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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    1. NO, no, no!! I meant to convey that you strike me as someone that views blog awards like they view "cheerleaders" OR "going to the prom" (in other words, as gratuitous pomp). Personally, I am insecure and needy, so i fluv blog awards, and presents. But, I am aware that some bloggers find them to be silly; yet I nominate these same bloggers anyway so I can let them know how much I love their writing AND it gives me a chance to pimp out all my faves.

      I happen to LOVE your eccentricity...so, be sure to remember that when you're a bazillionaire. :)

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    2. I also am insecure and needy. I also love awards. In all sincerity, thank you. For reading, and liking, and sharing, and awarding.

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    3. Also, also. I am doing the A-Z Challenge this year, so it might be a couple of days before I fulfill the award criteria.

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    4. I actually found you thru last year's A-Z Challenge, and read every one of your posts. Hilarious. Been following ever since. I really wanted to participate again this year, but just got too much going on. Kind of bummed about it cuz I really enjoyed it last year. I look forward to reading your daily alphabetically assigned posts for the next thirty days!

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  6. Massive congratulations on your Very Inspiring Blog Award. I've been following Menopausal Mama for quite some time and if she feels you deserve the award then I know I've been missing out on what you have been doing.
    I'm looking forward to reading more of your blog and it's nice to meet you. I will also check your links too as I'm sure they will give me a good read. Anyway, well done for getting this far :)

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    1. thank you! Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you'll come by often. I stepped away from the Blogdom for a short bit, and I am trying to get back to it. Meno Mama has been an awesome source of inspiration and support, as well as having a seemingly endless supply of admirable bloggers. I look forward to checking out your stuff, and thank you, again, for the support. As I so often say, Write on!!

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