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This (Me!) post is (Me!) all (Me!) about (Me!) blogging…

We in the blogger world love anything that distracts us from actually writing a legit post with substance. For instance, last year someone nominated me for a Versatile Blogger Award, of which the rules were I had to also nominate other bloggers for the award.

And I played along. It’s fun. However, you guys know how inherently lazy I am (*she says typing this while still in yoga pants at 7 p.m. even though she has done nothing even resembling yoga today*). But when a blogger friend comes to you again and says “Answer these questions and then tag 11 other people and write questions for them and then have them answer those questions!” you rise up to the occasion and respond with a hearty “Well, I’ll do the first part…I got 45 minutes to kill before ‘The Office’!”

Because I am, if anything, a reluctant participant in life. (And who knows? I may get around to tagging other bloggers to play later…once I find a break in my VERY busy TV-watching schedule).

So, my dear thesilentsoul, I have answered your questions. Mainly because I like your blog, you are one of three people I don’t actually know who takes the time to read my crap and also, you live in the UK, which makes you, like, 1,000 times cooler than me.

And so, without further ado:

1. If you could have been born at any other time in history when would it have been?

The 1920’s. But only if I was upper-middle class or full-blown rich. Pretty sure that time sucked for everyone else.

2. What’s your ultimate cheery-up thing to do when you’re down?

Drink. But then again, that is also my ultimate thing to do when I’m happy as well. And bored. And Tuesday.

3. If your life was turned into a movie who would you like to see playing the part of you?

When I played this game in college, all my roommates agreed: It should be Eliza Dushku. But if I was picking? Keira Knightley. Because in my head I’m tall, thin and have an awesome British accent.

4. If you could go back in your history and be any age again, which age would you chose and why?

30. The age I am now. God, was I stupid back then.

5. If your entire DVD collection was confiscated, which DVD would you chose to keep?

“Annie Hall” (but I’d stuff the “Star Wars” trilogy in my underwear when the confiscators weren’t looking)

6. What 3 things would you take if you were banished to a desert island for the rest of your life?

  1. The Complete Works of Shakespeare
  2. Wine. Like, a lot.
  3. Ryan Reynolds.

7. What’s the best book you’ve read?

That’d be like picking my favorite child…if, you know, I had children. Which I don’t. But I’m sure when I do I’ll love them the same. Unless one really, really sucks. Usually my favorite book is whatever I am currently reading…unless it really, really sucks.

8. If you were eaten by a shark would you expect someone to hunt the shark down?

My dog Buffy. But mainly because he’d be pissed he was denied that honor himself when I dropped dead and no one found my body for three days.

9. If a genie offered you the choice of a million pounds or a guaranteed healthy and happy life, which would you take?

I’d do something wicked clever that would ensure I got both…which as soon as I figure out, I’ll tell you.

10. What’s you’re favourite pudding?

Figgy. Cause it’s the only pudding cool enough to have a famous song about it.

11. If you could have any animal in the world as a pet (assuming you had as much space as you needed to keep it) what would you choose?

A direwolf. (Goddamn you, George R.R. Martin).

It’s an honor just to be nominated…

Well, well, well…looks like my incoherent ramblings and random alcohol-based musings have finally paid off. I, dear readers, have been nominated for a…drumroll, please…


Never heard of it? Well, hell, neither have I. But I fully intend to act superior to all I encounter because of it.

Apparently there are rules, however, to this. To accept this award after you’ve been nominated, you have to:

Thank and link to the person that nominated you

Share seven random facts about yourself

Pass this award on to 15 new blogging friends

Contact and congratulate the awarded bloggers

And so, never one to be above accepting an award I’ve never heard of…

Thanks to the fellas at The Throwdown for nominating me and hating Emily Dickinson as much as I do.

Seven random facts:

1. While most people have a fruit and veggie drawer in their fridge, I have a cheese drawer. And if it gets too low, I have a panic attack.

2. I once tried to quit smoking but started back up again after punching that baby in the face.

3. I once pretended to be pregnant to get a seat on the subway (thank you, beer bloat).

4.  I turned 30 in June and intend on being 30 for a long time…perhaps even for years.

5. I have been puke-free since 2003.

6. I love sweatpants and really, really wish they could become a wardrobe staple outside of Wal-Mart.

7. I have a friend who once smoked a bong with Tracy Morgan and somehow simply because of proximity, I feel that makes me cooler.

My nominations:

Hyperbole and a Half: This chick has made me laugh so hard, I peed a little…OK, a lot.

Sweetandweak: Great musings on the awesome stuff life brings…and also the anti-awesome.

The Rotted Apple: Humorous and slightly bitter…which always makes for the best writing.

Young Notions: A funny couple doing funny stuff.

The Compost Heap: A mom who blogs…but not, you know, one of those mommy bloggers that make you feel bad for not buying your baby all organic, gluten free, free range carrots in a jar.

Will Date For Free Food: The title alone is enough for me to nominate this blog.

Wisecrack Zodiac: Finally! Someone at last has made horoscopes worth reading.

40 months pregnant and a glass of wine later: Read it. Just trust me. Read it.

Inside Out and Backwards: Kickass blog by a kickass chick.

All The Things That I’ve Found: And what a treasure trove it is.

Snide Reply: Making the blogosphere a more amusing place.

Dear Optimists: What can I say? I’m a sucker for funny people doing funny drawings.

The Laughing Housewife: Not just a clever title.

The Jackie Blog: Blogging every day? Now that deserves an award in and of itself.

Following Funny: Finding the humor…in everything.