Earlier this week I was presented with my very own Sally Fields moment, thanks to Paula at The Wily Weez, who was nice enough to send a Versatile Blogger Award my way.
I would also like to thank Sara Ellen, who sent me one of these a while back. At the time, I thought it was spam – when I realized it wasn’t, and that I was actually supposed to do something, quite a bit of time had passed. So, I didn’t want to be the asshole that was like, ‘Oh hey, remember that award you gave me? I’ll take it now.’
Thank you saraellenawesome. She’s a wee bit busy planning a wedding, and she has the most peculiar thought on eggs. She’s also a lefty (handed people, we keep the politics-speak out of this here blog) from Texas, so you know she’s got my love!
Thank you Paula @ The Wily Weez. Her random musings are some of the funniest and wittiest in the blogosphere. For real, no joke. Her stories about her son, husband, and Marker Nazis are freaking hilarious. And also, Paula has personally saved people from both expensive therapy, and possibly the slammer, with her F*ck You Fridays. In case you can’t tell, I have a girlie internet crush on her.
Now, for the five folks I plan to pass the buck to, actually it’s six, but one is a twofer.
Dani – Deathbycupcakes – I heart Dani big time. First off, you’ve just gotta like a person that’s so damn photogenic. Seriously, she doesn’t take a bad pic, ever. Dani’s karmic adventures crack me up, and I always look forward to reading her posts.
Keri and Jeane at Our Daily Escape. These ladies rock. They are thoughtful and funny, and while both have strong opinions, they graciously provide a venue for people with differing beliefs to express their own views. Most awesome.
Greg at Dogsondrugs – Totally wrong, in all the right ways. Commitment to the Brady Bunch – amazing. Master of finding the most bizarre video clips the internet has to offer. Oh, and he’ll answer all your hypothetical questions, whatever they may be.
Kerri at mommyslittlemosterblake – Kerri is beyond awesome, and rocks at providing photographic evidence of all things annoying, like Ugg-wearers in SoCal (seriously people, 65 degrees is NOT cold enough to wear snow boots).
Juice at lajuice – You really have to admire the lengths she will go to in order to not write out profanity. She’s seksi, and funny, and possibly a wee bit nutty, but in the best way possible. Plus, she provides amazing earthquake preparedness lectures. And she bedazzles gas masks – what more can you ask for?
I’m also supposed to provide you with 5 things you may not know about me. Hmmm, let’s see…
My husband and I discovered that, for years prior to meeting, we were in the same place at the same time on at least a dozen occasions. I’m not a believer in fate, except where he’s concerned. I really think someone, somewhere, made sure we didn’t ‘officially’ meet until we got all stupidity out of our systems. Well, there is still a fair amount of stupidness, but it’s stupid together.
I have one sibling. She’s studying for her doctorate in primatology, and she’s pretty bad ass.
My hatred of bananas started when I went on an excavation as an undergrad, in the jungle, for a month. Thirty-plus days of eating rice, beans, and bananas three times a day was enough to turn me off bananas forever. I decided during that time that, though I loved archaeology, I wasn’t cut out for it, as I like electricity and running water, and hate poisonous bugs that were large enough to carry me away.
I have a fear of escalators, but only going down, not up. I don’t know why. It isn’t like I can’t go down one, but it takes me a beat longer than a normal person to step onto a downward escalator. One of the reasons I knew my husband was going to be the man I married was that he never once said a word about my hesitation with escalators. He just patiently waits for me.
I write short stories. Only my shorts are nothing like my blog or book. They are dark, sci-fi-ish, and written from a male perspective.
So there you have it – and thanks again to Paula and Sara!