I’m so Versatile!

The Versatile Blogger award

My friend Karen over at The Kazual Kreative recently bestowed an award upon me, and I thank her for it most sincerely!

Now I’ve seen these doo-dads around for a while, usually on blogs I enjoy reading because they’re posted by writers I’ve come to respect. To join their ranks is a humbling, yet exciting, experience.

As with any prize, there are rules attached to its full acceptance. I suppose one could simply grab the award and run, but where’s the fun in that??

I digress.

The Versatile Blogger award requires a nominee to:

  • link to and thank the person making the nomination. Check.
  • add the Versatile Blogger image on their blog. Check.
  • list seven things about him(her)self.
  • link to 15 blogs to “tag” as future recipients. Spread the love around, you know.

So, without further ado, I present 7 facts you might (or might not) know about me:

1. I wear silver-colored metals better than gold-colored ones.

2. I have never liked balloons.

3. Or clowns.

4. Once I rode in a hot-air balloon (totally cool and totally unlike party balloons!)

5. I also flew in a single-engine airplane. (But not at the same time as #4. Obviously!)

6. I don’t particularly enjoy being wet. Either from rain or from a swimming pool.

7. I won’t eat lima beans.

Phew, that was challenging. Who knew a person could make such a fascinating list, huh?!

Moving on, here are my nominees for the Versatile Blogger award. They’re listed in no particular order. And yes, I’ve checked to make sure I’m not repeating (wouldn’t want anyone to have to come up with new facts and links after they’ve done it once!).

Wait a minute. Linking to 15 previously non-rewarded blogs is more time-consuming than I’m willing to tackle. So I’m changing the rules. I herewith present eight nominees for the Versatile Blogger award. Anyone who regularly reads my blog and wants to be included in my list can e-mail me. Or just assume you’ve been included and thank me with a nice link!

Note to those who “control” this award: No, you may NOT take it away from me, just because I failed to find 15 blogs to link to! I tried, really. But this thing has been around the block a few times now, and while I should be miffed I wasn’t among the first to receive it, better late than never. Face it — it’s mine, regardless of whether I followed the rules. And I’m NOT giving it back!

To the following lucky bloggers, Tag, You’re It!

1. Memoir Writer’s Journey

2. One Sister’s Rant

3. The Whatever Factor

4. My Odd Family

5. Any Shiny Thing

6. Dawn King

7. Down the Road

8. Janna T writes

20 thoughts on “I’m so Versatile!

  1. Debbie, being quite the rebel myself, I love the new twist you’ve put on this blog award! And I’m honored to be included in your list; along such illustrious bloggers! Who knew I’d be initiating my Monday, day of the week I most dread, with a happy dance? Which you’ve prompted with this wonderful nomination! Thank you, lady! You know how much I enjoy reading your blog and now thanks to this post, I know seven more details about you! Lima beans? Really? 🙂

    • Glad you feel honored instead of miffed, Bella! I kind of enjoy doing this sort of thing, but I realize not everyone feels the same way. That’s another reason I didn’t want to “push” it off on my friends, hehe! And yes, I’m here to tell you that I really do hate lima beans — wouldn’t eat one for anything!

  2. You are such a rebel, girlfriend! And I loved your #1 silver vs. gold medals. That is such a beautiful turn of phrase. One of my future characters is going to have to use it. Thank you for the honor. I’ll have to figure out how to capture the widget. (Look how we talk these days!)

    • To grab the widget, do a Google search for Versatile Blogger images. Bring it up full screen, copy and paste. Easy-peasy! Your characters are free to steal my phrase, any time — glad you found it amusing! Oh, and glad you’re okay with my passing the award on to you.

  3. I love your spunk,Debbie~how you put it all out there in true-Deb fashion making me chuckle first thing Monday AM! And thanks for the award. I feel honored. You stole my “don’t eat lima beans ” line so I’ll have to dig deeper. And yes, I’ll have to figure out that widget thingy. Have a great day!

    • Read my reply to Lynne for instructions on the widget. It’s really not hard at all — if you run into trouble, let me know and I can email it to you. So you’re a lima bean hater, too? Who knew?? I’m honored to be in such good company!

  4. Well thanks! And here I didn’t know till recently that you were stopping by! I think I have to step up the writing quality if I’m going to have more visitors! LOL! Truly the blog started out long ago as the story of a middle aged woman quitting her job and going back to school. Frankly I think that part of my life was much more interesting than life now. College at 50 is lots of fun and filled with stories to share. Working at a bank? Not so much! But still, there must be another adventure just waiting for me out there somewhere. All I have to do is find it.

    • Every time I’ve been to our bank I’ve seen all kinds of interesting-looking people just waiting to be blogged about, ha! Yes, college at 50 would be interesting, too, as is life with your beautiful Sheltie-girl. I think you’ll find readers pop up from lots of places and backgrounds; that’s what makes blogging so much fun!

  5. Thank you “sweetie”…and I bet you already know how I will play this one…but I am wondering WTH people might not know about me… ) I will be sure to warn you when lima bean day is coming up.

    • You don’t have to go out of your way to warn me about lima bean day, okay? I won’t eat them, even if they’re cooked by somebody else; in fact, I won’t buy them in the first place! To me, that’s just one of those worthless veggies, like Brussels sprouts. Hey, I should have listed those, too!

    • I’m glad to know I’m not the only one scared by clowns! Loved the blog you posted about your sixth birthday party. I can’t remember when I started being afraid of clowns, but I think I’ve had that fear all my life. Something about their grotesque makeup, or their fake hilarity, I guess. Anyway, needless to say, I never employed a clown for my son’s birthday parties (he doesn’t like them, either, haha!)

  6. I wouldn’t be as brave as you. I’d have a hard time riding in a hot air balloon or a single engine airplane. I’m with you on those lima beans though!

    Congratulations on your award!

    • Riding in the balloon was wonderful — so free, soaring on the wind! The plane was cold, even on a hot summer day. Sure, I was afraid at first, but I’m soooo glad I did both of them!

  7. I think clowns are creepy, too. (The band, KISS always gave me the creeps because of their face make-up, too. Never mind Gene Simmons’ scary tongue…)

    Judging from the comments, I think I’m in the minority – I actually don’t mind lima beans. The hot air balloon ride sounds like fun (but I’m too chicken to ride). One of these years, I’d like to go to the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta (I think they do it in October every year.)

    Thanks for including me in your award list! I appreciate the thought 🙂

    • I’d love to see the balloon fiesta in Albuquerque, too! It’s always on the news when it takes place, and it looks so beautiful and colorful. You don’t mind lima beans? Your mama must be so proud! Mine couldn’t even make me taste them (after the initial taste, which was a requisite in our house — after all, how can you say you don’t like something if you haven’t tasted it? That only held true for food, though — not bungee jumping or illegal stuff or hanging out with the “fast” crowd, ha!)

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