Well Folks, my friend Chris over at Burning Bridges honored me with the “Versatile Blogger Award,” for which I am most grateful and humbled especially since I’m really a one schtick pony. I’ve seen this and two other awards circulate the blogosphere- the Memetastic Award and the Most Stylish Blogger Award- the latter I’ll never see without a legitimate New York blow out and a Tyra Banks make over, and I must admit, that receiving the award has made me realize I am bona fide ” Blogger.” The reason is this. Like Chris, and admittedly, I’m plagiarizing liberally from her post now, since embarking upon the campaign to document this surreal journey for the Offspring, I now start my day with the newspaper, coffee and my favorite blog spots. Many of these sites found as my blogging cronies have been awarded with honors, and as water seeks its own level, they have nominated other worthy sites for recognition. My coffee list has grown.
As the rules dictate, I’m nominating the 7 blogs and linking to my favorite posts from the author. Then I will follow with the comments about myself.
So first- my favorite post from Chris at Burning Bridges where she terrifies us all regarding the life of a Grandparent. Read Here. Let’s all get healthy now so we have the energy to do the GP thing or at least lift the bottle of booze to our lips. I for one am going to start smoking again. What’s to lose?
So, without further ado, the nominees are:
Livelaughloveliquor: Truly one of the most hilarious posts ever written was “Post Traumatic Motherhood Syndrome.” Let’s face it- the early days of child rearing are brutal- it’s a good thing the curtain crawlers are so cute or the race would die out fast. This post will make those of us on the other side laugh and those of you going through it laugh and cry.
Some Species Eat Their Young In a rare look from the Dad’s perspective, Chase describes the antics of 4 children- I believe their might actually be 5- the oldest of whom masquerades as the Dad.
I Heart Mondegreens In Spain Michi is an American married to a Spaniard living in Spain. Her blog covers soup to nuts on life in Spain, this particular post tackles personal space and cussing style.
Kristen Lamb’s Blog– Kristen wrote a book called “We are Not Alone- The Writer’s Guide To Social Media,” her target audience being authors, however, she writes weekly about Twitter, writing for novels, and blogging. She has taught me how to use Twitter which was my go to source for information during the Earthquake and has given my very useful blogging tips.
Sinister Echoes Alannah is currently writing a book and she recently published a great piece on descriptive writing. I find myself the victim of the ‘ly syndrome-the lazy way to describe everything – I found her “Tall Dark and Handsome Syndrome” very enlightening.
Notes From Africa Lisa wrote a few posts regarding wilderness excursions in South Africa but this one is my all time favorite. Please click on all the links. I sent this to everyone I know.
Reinventing the Event Horizon-Notes from the Edge Truly a versatile blogger, Kathy has been all over the world. In this post, she interviews the former dictator of Haiti-Baby Doc Duvalier, describing in a series of 3 posts what one won’t see in the newspaper.
7 True Facts about myself- Uncensored.
I have moved 10 times in the last 23 years. (Across state or country borders- double that number if counting houses)
4 of those times have been to Philadelphia.
3 of my relatives signed Alabama’s secession from the Union.
I can roll my stomach, other than that, I possess no other God-given talents.
I am known to be a Cussing aficionado- also able to link several colorful words together in multiple languages. It makes me proud to have such command of the language.
Spouse is nice and I am usually not.
We are the crazy neighbors with junk in the front yard- usually resembling something a gerbil would run through however in our case it is used as a launching pad for snowboarding or skateboarding and left to rot in the rain or snow.