Versatile Blogger Awards/Kreativ Blogger Award

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I’ve been nominated for a Versatile Blogger Award by Spilled CookiesThe Truth Warrior and Lori Schulz, and the Kreativ Blogger Award by Faith 1st Ministries. I apologize to all of you for how long it has taken me to accept these awards…I am partially to blame, but frankly WordPress is going to have to take a little too. I don’t know if I’m just not doing something right, or what, but I get notified of only the most recent 9 comments. Yes, I get emails…hundreds of them, but I depend on that little orange button to direct me to comments, and it doesn’t seem to be able to count above 9! So, periodically I have to scan through recent posts and make sure I haven’t missed anyone. That coupled with my somewhat ditsy memory, I have let some stuff fall through the cracks. My apologies!!

I believe I’ve gotten all my nominations with this post!

Thank you all for remembering me and giving me a shout-out on your sites…I really do appreciate it, and am honored by your recognition!!

Here are the rules for the award:
1.Add the award to your blog.
2.Thank the blogger who gave it to you and include a link to their blog.
3.Mention 7 random things about yourself.
4.List the rules.
5.Give the award to 15 or more bloggers — I’m going to break this rule and keep the number of nominations short.

Here are 7 random things about me:
1. My least favorite household chore is ironing. I just hate ironing clothes with a purple passion.
2. Almost every month of my entire adult life I’ve considered having my hair straightened. Yet, I’ve never been able to work up the nerve to actually try it.

3. I love music, but I’m horribly tone deaf.

4. I broke my foot on 9/11 jumping over a couch.
5. When I’m in a really bad mood, I call my two kids that live here in Tulsa and warn them.
6. I hate horror/slasher movies and I will not watch them at all. I hate being scared.
7. The one achievement I’m most happy with is being a mother…hands down, the best part of my whole life!!

Here are my nominated bloggers

  1. Daily Living with a Christian Perspective – I’m nominating for the Kreativ Blogger Award
  2. pinkagendist– I’m nominating for the Versatile Blogger Award
  3. You Decide – I’m nominating for the Versatile Blogger Award
  4. Dumb Workers – I’m nominating for the Kreativ Blogger Award
I thought I would keep the nominations diverse.. I follow a lot of different kinds of sites, mainly because these people write interesting stuff that makes me think. Daily Living with a Christian Perspective tends to have this uncanny ability to write a post including a verse that I’ve been thinking about…it is odd how often that has happened! Pinkagendist is currently taking on bullying and even actively writes to schools, legislature, etc. in an effort to help other people. Maybe we don’t agree on some basic stuff, but I respect a person who not only voices a problem, but then actively tries to find a resolution. You go, Pink! You Decide is a plethora of Christian information. You can go through this site for about two minutes, and his posts will unclog your writer’s block!! Dumb Workers, by John the Aussie, simply makes me laugh. John and I share a similar sense of humor, despite it being a bit on the darker side.. 🙂
Thank you guys again for the nominations!!
— Bird

I’ve Been Nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award! Green, This Time!

Hi, you guys!! I know this stuff is just oh, so exciting for you, but please at least read number 5 and help me prank my brother Michael. Anyone who does this gets nominated for whatever award I can come up with…I want to totally freak him out!! Thx, Bird

Thank you to   for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award!! I really like this one because it is green…my favorite color!!

I’ve heard the varying opinions on these awards, but I have to say that I really, really enjoy receiving these nominations. While I enjoy writing, it is always fun to have people validate what you are doing by showing this kind of appreciation, and thus, each and every time I’m nominated, I get really excited.

Of course, I’m really having to reach these days for unknown things about myself. When you write the way I do, you are always telling the embarrassing stuff about yourself… 🙂

7 things about myself…

1. Millionaire Charlie Matranga of the New Orleans Crime Family is my great, great, great-grandfather.

2. I’ve always been disappointed that I wasn’t born a Jew. I love Israel. I always felt like being a Gentile was like second place in God’s book…

3. The first time I ever saw marijuana was when I was hanging out with Jason Hervey‘s older brother in LA. Total random thing, and I insulted him because I’d never seen The Wonder Years, and had no idea who his little brother was.. 🙂 Cool moment in my life. ( Would you brag about your younger brother being a television star if you were an unemployed pot head?)

4. Breaking Bad is my favorite television series right now. There are quite a few Walter White‘s scattered in my family tree.

5. Today is my brother Michael’s birthday. He’s 40 today. I think you should all go here (his church site) or here (his Facebook page) and wish him a happy birthday…he’ll totally freak I’m sending random people to his Facebook page…Let me know which of you adventurers actually do it, ’cause that some blog-worthy stuff, right there!!

6. My birthday is 6-16-68. I used to think I was cursed because of the three 6’s. I also have three 6’s in my social security number as well. 😦

7. If you separate out Jesus from me, I’m a boring, pathetic person. It is Jesus that makes me shine!!

I am not listing 15 – 20 blogs. I love plenty more than that, but I want to space these out a bit or I’ll end up using up my list over and over again. So, here’s the ones I want to pass this treasure on to.

1.  Lafgod – This guy always has something really encouraging to say every time he logs on to my site. He doesn’t update his blog like he should, but he did write a poem that rhymed about his beer mug. That alone makes him priceless to me!

2. Victoria Visits I just love Victoria. You will, too. She, like me, is in love with Liam Neeson.

3. Tales of a Charm City Chick – Her latest post on her break up with Vodka made me pee myself it was so funny. Yes. I tend to nominate her a lot, but I can’t help it. She’s hilarious!

4. Wheresmytbackandotherstories – This is another site that I visit to laugh. The blog is about Alzheimer’s disease and aging in general, so you know that when this writer starts being funny, it’s all very real.

5. Zelmare – This just one cool little site. She let’s us peek into her life, and she has a simple, clear, happy voice which infects all of her posts. She also posts pictures of flowers, which I just love. …flowers and cats.. 🙂

So, that’s it for the Green Versatile Blogger award. Thank you, , again for thinking of me!!

— Bird