Well, I’ve only been back from my three-month hiatus a month and I’ve been nominated for two awards. I’m not so sure that I deserve them, but that won’t stop me or my ego from accepting them and acting like I deserve them.
And on to the ceremony! Or whatever this is.
Firstly, my new blogging buddy (I hope she isn’t insulted by my referral to her as such), The Cheeky Diva, has nominated me for my second Reader Appreciation Award. The Diva, who just began blogging in July, has already amassed over 700 followers, has been Freshly Pressed, has been featured on LeClown’s blog, and has received multiple awards. She is, quite frankly, a fantastic writer and is quite easily one of my favorite bloggers. I wish I could write as well and as hilariously as she does. But don’t tell anyone else I said that. Especially her. She might get a big head.
Naturally, you just can’t receive an award on WordPress without also being given homework to do, so I have some questions to answer.
What a drag.
- Do you watch television?
I have yet to meet anyone that doesn’t watch some television, so this is a somewhat asinine question to me. I watch very little TV, however, as currently my life’s circumstances doesn’t afford me much time to do so. When I do watch TV, it’s mostly Sesame Street, Elmo specifically, to pacify Baby C and preserve what little sanity I have remaining.
- Who is your favourite author?
Harlan Coben. Hands down. I don’t know how he does it, but every book he’s ever written is almost impossible for me to put down until I’ve read the entire thing. Twice.
- Do you like 80′s movies?
Well, since two of the Star Wars movies and three of the Indiana Jones movies came out in the 80’s I’d be lying if I didn’t say some of my favorite movies were made in the 80’s. There are others from that decade I enjoy as well, such as Back to the Future, Batman, Flight of the Navigator, The Last Starfighter, and others that I don’t have the energy to look up right now.
- What social issue bothers you?
I have an opinion on most social issues, but I guess the one that bothers me the most, or that I have the strongest opinion on is illegal immigration. Oh, and planking. I hate planking. How dumb.
- What is the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?
Um… I don’t know. I’m not very adventurous when it comes to food. I was going to make a dirty joke here, but that would be tasteless. Normally being tasteless wouldn’t bother me, but I’m accepting an award here!
- How do you like your eggs?
- When did you discover blogging?
I’m not sure exactly when, but some time in 2007. I immediately started an NFL blog on the fantasy football site I ran for the league my brother was running at the time. I toyed with blogging off and on until the end of 2010 when I started blogging regularly.
- Why do like to blog?
I like to write and the older I’ve gotten the stronger my creative itch has become. And blogging is a great way to scratch that itch (insert inappropriate joke here).
Whew! Now that that’s over with, I’m supposed to nominate other blogs for this award, which I did the first time I received this award. So I won’t be doing it a second time. That would be, like, double jeopardy or something. Right? Right.
AND now on to the second award. I have been nominated for the 2012 Blog of the Year Award by terry1954. I’m embarrassed to admit this, but I’m not familiar with her at all. She doesn’t follow my blog (that I can tell), and the only interaction I’ve ever had with her is the pingback from her nomination post. Honestly, I wonder if she nominated me by mistake, but I’m not going to let that deter me from accepting the award because, dammit, I deserve it! Or so I think.
Again, there’s homework (or rules as they’re referred to) that is associated with accepting this award. With great writing comes great responsibility. Or some such.
Anyhow, here are the rules:
1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award
2 Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award.
3 Please include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award – http://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/our-awards/blog-of-the-year-2012-award/ and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)
4 Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them.
6 As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…
So here goes…the nominees are….
Elyse at Fifty Four and a Half
BreezyK at The Camel Life
Tinkerbelle at Laughter is Catching
and even though she already won it (and just like Jimmy cracked corn, I don’t care…I’m nominating her again) The Cheeky Diva at, where else, The Cheeky Diva. Duh.
And finally, I also have a celebrity endorsement of my blog. From none other than Triumph the Insult Comic Dog.
Thanks, Triumph! I think.