Thank You, Thank You, Thank You

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 Β 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 Β 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.

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36 Responses to Thank You, Thank You, Thank You

  1. Lisa says:

    Congrats on you award. Well deserved!


  2. And THANK YOU! “Such an honor,” she said blushing! This is one I’ve not received before. Think I got the stylish blogger one at least 3 times, maybe 4–I’m such a fashionista!


  3. Congratulations on your award! You definitely deserve it! Love your blog!


  4. I think of your and yours every day. And I worry about you until you post something. Now that the light hearted stuff is over let’s get down to the serious stuff.

    You, all of you must prepare for granny hood someday. First thing to remember is that you must have fruit everyday, preferably liquid form – fermented.
    Well I guess that is the ONLY thing you must remember!
    Love ya and congratulations! Well deserved!


  5. newman21 says:

    Congratulations!!my friend πŸ™‚


  6. Awwww thank you so much, so glad you enjoyed that post. I will definitely be writing a post to accept the award but I must go buy a dress and get my hair done first. One must look the part, promise I won’t cry and gush “you like me, you really like me!” πŸ˜‰


  7. Olga SE says:

    Congratulations, Emily! I am glad for you. πŸ™‚


  8. Michi says:

    Congrats on your versatile blogger award!! πŸ™‚

    And thank YOU for the nomination (publicity)! πŸ˜‰ And I am, of course, glad to keep you company while you sip on your coffee.


  9. Thanks for this award! I feel very honoured to have received it, and to be listed amongst such illustrious bloggers. I always think of myself as an “unfocused” blogger – “versatile” sounds so much better . . . πŸ˜‰ I’m a wee bit disappointed though that there is no cool badge to go with the award . . .


    • amblerangel says:

      True- maybe you could whip one up? Then you truly would be versatile…..Something to do with big cats ….


      • And you would display it proudly on your site?! πŸ˜‰

        By the way, I agree with what was said elsewhere in the comments – you are a versatile blogger. I never know when your post hits my inbox what you’re going to be writing about (other than the setting), and usually the post ends up being not quite what I expected from the title. So congratulations on receiving the award!


      • amblerangel says:

        Why of course I would!!! If I’m getting an award I’d display my granny panties.

        Hmmm- I’ll have to work on that title thang….But err, thanks!


      • LOL Well, since I don’t want to display your granny panties . . . πŸ˜‰

        I actually think it’s great that your titles are somewhat misleading. Do you ever listen to “This American Life” on I think it’s NPR? (I listen to the podcast, of course! They always have great stories, and never what you think it’ll be when you first start listening.


  10. Congrats to you and thanks. I really enjoy your blog. Your writing voice is one that I appreciate.


  11. Dana says:

    But surely you must consider yourself a versatile blogger… you’ve documented the gangs of Japan, the Melter stare, and of course the *big news* of the earthquake. That’s basically everything that anyone could possibly want to know; hence, I hereby declare you Versatile. πŸ™‚

    Love your blog and echo the sentiments expressed above: I worry about you until I see your latest post in my inbox…


    • amblerangel says:

      Thanks Dana- actually nothing to worry about- really- other than the physical damage which might occur to my being resulting from me irreverently flapping my gums to others here in Tokyo that there’s really nothing to worry about. Spouse has told me to envision my mouth surgically sewn shut while minding my own business.


  12. Olga SE says:

    Emily, exuse me for an off-topic comment but I know you’re learning Japanese and would like you to take part in a very vivid discussion about learning languages:


  13. Tori Nelson says:

    Woot! Woot! Congratulations on the much-deserved award!
    Also? I think I just fell in love with Livelaughloveliquor. That is, if laughing and peeing your pants is a sign of affection πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing!


  14. I do find you very versatile, no one trick pony at all. And I lvoe your blog!

    Thank you for the shout out! – It is much appreciated!


  15. Pingback: Award time and 7 things about me that you were afraid to ask… | Sinister Echoes

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