For those who are counting there are just 167 days left until Christmas. For those who aren’t counting there are still 167 days until Christmas.
Today I’d like to honor the seven 8 blogs who appear in my email that I make sure I read. Skim if I don’t have time to fully read. But I read and comment when I can. Some are on journeys. Some are insightful. Some are just plain funny. It’s a good can of mixed nuts.
The A to Z Challenge has come to an end until next year when we decide to take on this task yet again. It was fun, as always. This year I didn’t miss a single letter. Though, a few posts just barely made it in under the wire. I’ll let you know how the month went tomorrow. Tonight, I’d like to share one more time, some others who also finished up the challenge spectacularly.
Awards are interesting. If only they would provide some extra cash flow… But it does mean someone was thinking of my blog and feels it’s deserving of such admiration. Big thanks to my blogging friend over at A Momma’s View for nominating me. You should check out her post from yesterday. I swear it has something about nudity. On a beach! In Australia!
As with most awards, there are rules? Will I follow them? Will I bend them? Or will I just break ’em like dried puhsketti?
Here are the rules for the award:
Thank and follow the blog that nominated you. Yep.
Tell us 11 facts about yourself. See Below
Answer questions that were set for you to answer. See Below Below
Nominate 11 bloggers and set question for them. I’ll Try
11 facts about myself. I’ll try to get too personal and cross that TMI line.
I’m bald but only because I shave my head thanks to a spot of alopecia on the back of my head. Perhaps one day it’ll cover all of my head and I won’t have to shave it any more!
I would rather play a sport than watch a sport.
My favorite ice cream is Mint Chocolate chip, or mint oreo or anything that is mint and chocolate.
I speak two languages. English and igpay atinlay.
I think Cards Against Humanity is hilarious.
I sleep fully dressed (t-shirt and pajama pants)
I love cooking. Most nights.
I can fall down the stairs and I can fall up the stairs.
I am a Star Wars fan(atic). I would love to take the fam to see The Force Awakens.
I tan very easily.
11 facts is a lot.
Now to one of my most favorite parts: Answering the questions:
Your greatest strength?
The distance I can run without stopping, my patience, and my cooking.
Your greatest weakness?
Birthdays. I suck at birthdays.
Your favorite season of the year and why?
Fall. I love the warm days and cold nights.
What item would you want to save from your burning home if you could only save one?
I would save the four stuffies pictured in my header and the external hard drive.
If you and Bear Grylls would be stranded on a deserted island, with what would you be able to impress him?
That I could out-survive him? Unlikely, but I would be willing to do whatever it takes to survive.
If you’d have a bucket list, what would I find on top of the list?
Run the Boston Marathon?
What is the one destination you would love to travel to?
Pyramids in Egypt or Maryland. Or Australia.
What mystical creature would you like to have as a pet and why?
A dragon like Valcor or an Owl like Hedwig.
What other language than yours would you like to be fluent in?
French or Gaelic.
If you could ask one question to a very special person, what and who would it be?
I would ask DW for a foot massage.
What kind of ice cream flavor would you like to invent?
Mint Chocolate chunk with candy cane pieces.
Harsh Reality Jason is one of the most selfless bloggers I’ve ever (virtually) met. Looking for the next great blog to read? Chances are good you’ll find it somewhere in his blog. Plus his blog is great, too!
Life Kids and A Glass of Red
Emma has a great project if you’re looking for a cheap, easy way to entertain your kids outside. Bonus? There’s no possibility of your walls getting drawn on. Win Win!
Idiot frat boys. Geriatric white males. Homeless people. He took a stroll down Bourbon Street.
I’m just a small time blogger with just a handful of regular readers, but it means so much to be thought of to be nominated for an award. I know these awards don’t really mean I won any contest, prize money, or all inclusive trips to an exotic island in the Caribbean. But it does mean someone thinks enough of what I contribute to the blogging world to nominate me for an award. That, and it gives me something to write about when I’m fishing for ideas.
Created by renowned artist Rob Goldstein, it was passed on to me by Sandra over at A Momma’s View. If you get a moment, check out some of the stuff she writes. You won’t be disappointed.
“The “Respect” Award is my personal award for fellow bloggers who consistently reach out to other bloggers, offer support, are kind, struggle to understand differences in people, and who treat themselves and other people with kindness and respect.
You don’t have to do anything for this award.
You can choose to copy the Award Picture and give the award to the people who have earned your respect or you can do nothing.
This is my way of saying thank you. You have earned my respect.”
I like this award for the sheer fact that I don’t have to break any rules nominating people.
But to be honest, each an everyone who is reading this right now deserves my respect as well. Thank you so much for visiting on such a regular base and liking and commenting so often (yes you! I know I did not list you but you are here again, reading this and definitely deserve this special award as well!)