Saturday, July 28, 2012

As The World Wide Web Turns

      As I had my head buried in school books and was taking exams I learned that the wonderful world wide web moves forward without me.  I'm surprised too!  That being said, some really great things happened in my absence.  Really great things for me that is.  I've gotten a few awards and it's past time to give some fellow bloggers a big thank you.  Hold on, it's going to be a long ride.  Here we go...
     First and foremost I want to thank Liz at Funny Postpartum Lady.  Her blog title really is true.  She's funny and you should check her out.  In addition to helping me shamelessly promote myself, she gave me the Versatile Blogger Award.  Thanks so much Liz!
The rules for accepting this award are as follows:
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you
2. Include a link to their blog
3. Include the award image in your blog post
4. Give 7 random facts about yourself
5. Nominate 15 other bloggers for the award
6. When nominating, include a link to their site
7. Let the bloggers know they have been nominated

     Then I got the Sunshine Blogger Award from the wacky Joni at WTF am I thinking.  Apparently she thinks I deserved an award.  Thanks Joni!
The rules attached to this one are:
1. Include this award log either in your acceptance post or somewhere in your blog.
2. Answer 10 questions about yourself.
3. Pass the award onto 10-12 deserving bloggers.
4. Add a link on your post to all of the talented winners and comment on their page to let them know they've been deemed amazing.
5. Thank the brilliant soul that recognized your talent and bestowed this wonderful award on you...and of course link back to them as well.

     And as if that weren't enough, the lovely Valerie and Aubrey over at Momfia Tees AND Too Smart For Her Own Good nominated me for the Liebster Blog award.  Thanks ladies!
The Liebster rules are:
1. Post 11 random facts about yourself. 
2. Choose 11 deserving bloggers and tag them in your post..
3. Tell them you’ve tagged them.
4. Answer 11 questions the tagger has asked you, and give 11 questions to the people you’ve tagged.
5. No tag backs.

     Lastly, when I posted this list Mz Tink from Rantings of a Mouthy Bitch also gave me an award.  I am just tickled!  Thanks Miz Tink!
The rules for this one are to accept it and if you feel like it, pass it on to some people whose blogs you think rock.  (I love easy rules like that!)

     In the interest of efficiency (and keeping my audience awake) I am going to merge all these wonderful awards and answer 11 questions which you should also count as random facts about me.

1. What's your favorite swear word substitution?
Jesus.  Unfortunately, I use this in front of the kids so I spent all last school year praying that Dude wouldn't let it fly while riding with his (except him) all Mormon car pool.
2. Boxers or Briefs?
I'm not a boy.
3. Vampires or Werewolves?
If you're asking me to choose between Eric Northman or Alcide Herveaux, I say "both" please.  (And if you don't watch True Blood then you're missing out!)
Decisions, decisions...
4. If you could choose any career what would it be?
I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up.  Fortunately, I'm working on my Masters in Teaching so hopefully I'll get a few ideas while I'm doing that.
5. You're raiding the kids' Halloween stash. What are you taking?
Reese's Peanut Butter cups - and most surprising?  They never complain.  Score!
Can't type, drooling...
6. If you could only watch one movie for the rest of your life what would it be?
Will it be playing continuously for the rest of my life?  Or will this just be the only movie I'm ever allowed to put in my video player?  If it's the first, then nothing.  If it's the second, then I'll say Harry Potter number 7 parts 1 & 2.
7. What's your favorite book?
Either Emma or Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen (But I wouldn't want to read either of those exclusively for the rest of my life.)
8. Do you take your favorite coffee or tea with? cream or sugar?
I'll try to ignore the grammar issues with that question.
9. Favorite and least favorite cheese.
If it isn't Cheddar, it isn't worth eating.
10. Coke or Pepsi?
11. What's your style? Laid back or fashionista?
I think my style is described as more laid back than laid back.

     Now that I've got all the formalities out of the way, it's time for me to give a few other bloggers some fodder.  If they need something to write about they can respond to this, or come up with their own usually clever posts.  Either way, I'm cool with it.  So here is a short shout out to a few blogs I enjoy.
Kristina at There's No Time For Pants! often cracks me up.
Christina at The Twisting Kaleidescope is a brilliant writer who loves Shakespeare (she gets bonus points for that).
Confessions of a Tumbleweed Her life sounds both exhausting and exciting.  I live vicariously through her adventures.
Pat and Christian at Point Counter-Point Point Point keep me laughing and I suspect getting tagged for these awards will slightly annoy them which makes it a little fun.  Um, sorry guys?
Blissfully Discontented is a great writer.

     And since her idea was pure genius and because I'm allowed to nominate eleventy hundred people for awards according to the rules of the four I received, I am following Robyn at Hollow Tree Ventures' lead.  Anyone who wasn't named above, but wants one of these awards, go ahead and take it.  Free of charge!

Someone out there likes me.  Could that person please click below?
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  1. ah i love free of charge thanks and glad to have you back ;]

    1. Thanks Janice! Enjoy your new award.

  2. It's so nice to have you back Marian!! I know that I've missed your stuff for sure :) My morning routine hasn't been the same!! LoL

    Wanted to let you know that I have an award waiting for you over on my blog on the awards page!! I hadn't had time to pass it on till tonight when I got home from work, so it didn't make this post :) Hope you like it!!

    **Love the idea of just giving them away free of I think I am going to snag it from you and use it for the award I've given you....Now I must go edit :D

    1. Thanks so much for thinking of me!

  3. Awwww, you're just a peach! Thank you! My first nomination, and I promised myself I wouldn't cry.

  4. Congrats on your well-deserved awards! How nice that so many trophies piled up on your doorstep while you were away; when I take a blogging break, I usually just come back to find soggy newspapers and fliers from various religious groups. :) Oh, and glad you found my suggestion useful! ;)

  5. Thanks for the congrats and for the suggestion I stole from you. Fliers from various religious groups make great scrap paper for the kids. I might be giving them the wrong message.

  6. Thanks for the award and no need to be sorry. We love receiving awards and accolades and trophies and cash prizes.

    P.S. Were assuming the trophies and cash prizes are in the mail?

    1. I sent them using media mail which means you can expect them in about a year.

  7. Isn't it rude for the internet to go on without you?? Especially after all you've done for it, the ingrate!

    Hey thanks for the award and the kind words. I hope my trophy and cash is bigger than Christian and Pat's (who I think doesn't even exist).

    1. I can guarantee your trophy and cash prizes are bigger than Christian and Pat's. After all 0 times any number is...

  8. awesome job on all the blog awards. thats awesome! told you I'd stop by. read a few posts and have made you a regular.

    1. Thank you very much. I appreciate you coming by.


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