Two posts in a day? How can this even be?
It doesn’t matter. I’m tickled, though, because my favorite Irish-person (Hi, Janey!!!), over at Cupid or Cats, has nominated me for one thumb shy of an entire handful of awards. 😀 These always make me so doggone happy. That said? If you’re reading this and haven’t read or subscribed to Janey’s blog? Go check her out. I promise you won’t be sorry!
Blogging: I do it when I’m happy, sad, pissed, feeling informative, or simply just because. I have always been able to communicate more effectively through writing. Even when I was a kid, I would journal like a maniac. I have three full volumes of daily entries stashed in my house from those years. I probably need to find them and leave them with someone safe, just in case I get mowed down by a bus or something. Some things are simply not for public consumption. Just sayin’… With the technology age came the ability to type faster than I can write, yet not quite as quickly as I can think, but it sure has made it easier, that’s for sure.
So, in no particular order, these are the awards that we are talking about (and honestly? I have to laugh, because I am so far from inner peace, except, maybe, for tonight, because I had some terrific eggplant for dinner and am kind of in my own personal Zen place), so read on:
The first is the Inner Peace Award (which just tickles me, because apparently I’m giving the impression I’m not a hyper, bouncing-off-the-wall weirdo):
I am fairly certain that when I share this with the hubs and some of my friends, they will all be laughing at me, not with me, ha ha. 😉
The second is the Awesome Blog Content Award:
I appreciate this, simply because my content is so ridiculously varied that sometimes I can’t even keep track. Welcome to the inner workings of my mind, what’s left of it. 😀
The third is the Most Influential Blogger Award:
I don’t know how influential my posts actually are, but even one person affected in a positive way? Then I’m happy. 😉
And finally, The Sunshine Award:
I like to try and spread as much of this around as I can when I’m not fussing or venting about something.
So this is the part where I’m supposed to describe myself using all the letters in the alphabet. Please, try to stay awake, but if you can’t? I won’t take it personally (nor will I know, ha ha).
A – Animated. I’m half Sicilian, and I have the whole “talking with my hands” thing down to a fine art.
B – Beautiful. On the inside, almost all the time. (A kind heart gets you further than a pretty face.) On the outside when I actually HAVE a good hair day.
C – Comedienne. I sometimes think that I should have done stand-up for a living, but I also think I would have had to get over that whole public-speaking-makes-my-my-face-really-red-thing first.
D – Dramatic. I didn’t get my Academy Award and the title of “Drama Queen” at the office for nothing.
E – Eloquent. (Wait till you read some of my fiction…you’ll see…)
F – Fun. ‘Nuff said.
G – Generous. If I have it? I’ll give it to you if I can spare it, and sometimes even if I can’t.
H – Hysterical. This is a double edged sword in that I can be hysterically happy or hysterically upset. I don’t do average.
I – Introspective. I look inward more than outward in a lot of ways. It doesn’t mean I’m self-centered. It just means I’m aware of how I may come across.
J – Jackass. Hey. We all go there sometimes. At least I’m freaking honest, right?
K – Kind. Most days.
L – Loving. No brainer. Right? RIGHT? 😉
M – Moody. Self-explanatory.
N – Nasty. Like really ugly when provoked. As in mean and nasty. See Sicilian temper. 😉
O – Optimistic. Most days. Silver linings and all that crap. 😉
P – Personable. Jeebus, I love just about everyone and make friends easily…I should moonlight as a waitress. I bet the tips would rock.
Q – Queen Bitch. Nuff Said. 😉
R – Resilient. I’ve bounced back from some shit, that’s for sure.
S – Sexy. Or not. It’s subjective. It’s cool.
T – Tenacious. My husband can vouch for this…only when he says it, it doesn’t sound like a compliment, ha ha.
U – Understanding. Ask the girls at work. 😉
V – Volunteer. I seem to do this more than I should, but that’s still not a bad thing.
W – Witty. Sometimes. Okay, most times, but often mistaken for sarcasm.
X – Are you freaking kidding me? This is a family show. (There’s your answer, muwahahahaha.)
Y – Young-at-Heart. I refuse to grow up.
Z – Zealous. I have always wanted to use that word somewhere…but hey…It fits in many situations. 😉
So yeah…that was the hard part…and now I am giving you a list of bloggers I find simply amazing. They are thought provoking, fun to read, personable (kind of like, oh, I dunno, yours truly, LOL), and I hope that you’ll check them out.
Nominees? Please don’t feel as if you need to participate, but DO know that because I listed y’all here? I think you all are really amazing, so I tip my hat to you. (See “D” above, ha ha.)
There is a Squirrel in My Blog. Skwarl is in the process of revamping her blog, but her older posts can be found here.
So, I hope that you all will jump on board, because I am always curious to see everyone else’s answers. 🙂
Until next time…
Thanks Julie for nominating me! I LOVE your posts too and I don’t know about you , I am finding these days just finding TIME to blog is harder than ever before! It’s crazy! I’m not even sure how you nominate/insert blog awards, but I sure am flattered. I’d like to nominate you for AWESOMENESS PHOTOGRABLOGGER Award because I know you do both too! Do you have a photography blog for your best photography? Something I want to do….when I find the time. Hence today’s blog which actually is about the old days…and when we had it! Love ya girl. Hope to see you again one of these days!
Hi, Liz! I do…just have to update it. http://wall2wallphotography.wordpress.com
Been a while since I’ve shot anything just for fun.
Yes, life has really gotten in the way of writing this week, and am hoping to rectify that sooner, rather than later. They have some really great themes/templates for photo blogs now, and I am hoping to take advantage of a little down time this weekend to overhaul that one. It really needs it. 😉
Awe, you’re sooooo sweet!!!! Thank you so much!!!! You’re truly amazing and I appreciate this nomination SO much!!!!
You’re so welcome! 🙂
Wow!! I am thunder struck with the wonders of these award nominations, Julie! Thank you ever so much! I will be posting in not too untimely of a fashion to this wonderful collection of awards!Thanks and you deserved them totally! Smiles, Robin
Thanks, Robin! So do you! 🙂
Congratulations!! I think you fill the bill quite well and deserve everyone of them!! Happy for you!!
Thank you, Elaine! 🙂
Ah, thanks again Julie!!! Yay!! So exciting and am thrilled you thought of me! Definitely going to check out the others you’ve nominated that I don’t know too – after all, you obviously have good taste 😉
I love your posts, too, Julie!
Rob, you are the man, my friend….I have to go get caught up on your Brazil post, ESPECIALLY since Brazil comes in second to the US in my stats, as far as following me goes, LOL…Happy weekend, my buddy!
You got ’em, too, Babe!
I’ll reiterate what I posted on my blog – that is – you’re going to give me a rather large ego. 🙂 Thank you very much! I look forward to answering these questions shortly!
You are sooo welcome, and so deserving! Your posts…yeah! Love them!