Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Versatile Blogger Award

It seems I've won an award! Huzzah!

The gallant Nick over at Scattergun Scribblings has awarded me the Versatile Blogger award! Let's see how many exclaimation points I can use!!!


Moving on...

Here are the rules:

1. In a post on your blog, nominate 15 fellow bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award (or however many you choose).
2. In the same post, add the Versatile Blogger Award.
3. In the same post, thank the blogger who nominated you in a post with a link back to their blog. 
4. In the same post, share 7 completely random pieces of information about yourself.
5. In the same post include this set of rules. 
6. Inform each nominated blogger of their nomination by posting a comment on each of their blogs.

So seven random things about me...I think I can do random no problem.

1. I have an obsession with Milky Way Midnights. I have a stash in my desk drawer and there's never less than two in there. 
2. I can't watch most horror movies. Not because I don't like them, but because when I do I have a hard time convincing myself afterwards that something isn't going to crawl out of my TV.
3. My twin brother and I had imaginary friends in the form of monsters that lived in the woods. It's okay, they were nice monsters.
4. I grew up on a ton of land in upstate New York. Some of the property was my aunt's dog breeding and boarding business. As such, I have witness many puppies being born. Somehow I suspect the birth of my son will be slightly different. For one, there's not going to be any ripped up newspaper... 
5. I had pica when I was little. My mom was on first name basis with Poison Control. Most memorable thing I ate? The earrings off my cousin's earring tree. All of them. Never had to get my stomach pumped though, unlike my little brother, who drank kerosine (he thought it was water because it was kept in a blue jug, like the water jugs we brought with us when we went camping).
6. I have long hair because I am lazy. Any time I get bangs I love them for about two days and then I get sick of having to style them.
7.  I love @emergencypuppy on Twitter. It's nothing but cute pictures of animals doing cute things. They don't spam your feed either.

This ice is otterly too cold.

Okay, so for the last part of this award, I shall return the love in no particular order:

Lena Hoppe

Elizabeth Davis

Charity Bradford

Joseph Selby

Rena Ford


  1. Thanks Elizabeth! Can't believe you ate the earrings. Love Milky Ways, too. Yum!

  2. What fun reading all these things about you. I love that I'm not the only person who hides chocolate around my desk.

    I added a link to your blog on my award page. You can click Here to read the seven things I posted the first time I got this award. Hm, I should think about updating them since they are two years old. LOL. They are all still true.

  3. Thanks! (and that otter is pretty adorable).

  4. Interesting facts, Elizabeth. I didn't really know about that condition. When I was little I thought I was going to die after I swallowed a coin!

  5. Milky Way Midnights sound a lot better than earrings. Glad you moved up in the world.

    I don't recall ever having an imaginary friend, but my son did, a ghost named Gogo. Go figure.

    Upstate NY is really pretty. I miss some parts of it. I don't miss the idiots in the legislature that consistently get the budget it late, making the state borrow money. Pretty stupid, as the deadline doesn't change. Ever.

    Chocolate is an essential element. However, I will tell you now, it doesn't relieve stress. It tastes nice, but damn, the stress is still there.

  6. Miranda: I have no memories of this. It's just a story the family tells every Christmas. :D

    Charity: Oh, thanks for the link! And it's good to know you're a chocolate hoarder too.


    Nick: No problem! I've often thought it would be fun to write about a person with pica.

    Linda: Yes, I thought chocolate was better than dirt and earrings. I do miss parts of Upstate New York, but I don't miss the economy.

    Chocolate doesn't directly relieve stress, no. But it's a comfort food for me, so it makes me feel better. :D

  7. Thanks for the award!!! WOO!!!

    Um, milkyway midnights sound amazing but I HAVE NEVER come across them before. I feel like I am missing out? Mannnn. Now I want to try some.

    <3 <3 <3

  8. Mia: No problem!

    And I've already established with my friend in Germany that Milky Ways are sold as Mars bars over in Europe (I think) and I wouldn't know where you could find one. Which is sad, because it's all you ever wanted out of a candy bar. I could always email you some?

  9. Yeah baby!!! Thanks Elizabeth, I really need the support and extra boost sometimes. Very appreciated :)