Today I was nominated by Helen McMullin for the Versatile Blogger Award. Thank you so much, Helen!
If you haven’t already, you should check out her amazing blog, Foofaraws From Helen. She has written some very entertaining articles lately about such wonderful stuff as elephants sneezing and the extracurricular activities of ravens.
One of the rules of the Versatile Blogger Award Nomination is that I now need to share 7 completely random pieces of information about myself. In no particular order:
1) I’m no poetry buff, but I love the Turkish poet, Orhan Veli. There is an amazing collection of his translated works here. He had a knack for stating things in the most direct, unadorned way, and making them sound really beautiful. I highly recommend “Life is like this,” and “This world is just to drive a man crazy.”
2) In high school, I once bought a pair of red glitter Doc Martins. I was never able to wear them, because just taking them out of the box made me collapse in laughter.
3) Whenever I hear the word “Dilettante” I think of pickled debutantes.
4) There is only one brand of gummy bears worth eating in my world. They are Haribo. They are best when they are stale.
5) I think handlebar moustaches are the cat’s meow. If I were a guy, I would totally have one. Since I can’t have one, I will admire them on others and covet moustache themed giftware.
6) I am obsessed with office supplies. Recently, I fell in love with Palomino Blackwing pencils, but I can’t find a justification for spending $20 on a pack of pencils. If you can think of one, I’d love to hear it, as those pencils look like they’d be life-changing.
7) I once cooked dinner for James Garner. He was as lovely in person as he seems in the movies.
There. That wasn’t so bad.
Now onto the next rule of the Versatile Blogger Award: to nominate 15 fellow bloggers for the award. I hereby nominate the very fabulous:
Joe Iriarte – www.labyrinthrat.com
Mental Skillness – www.mentalskillness.com
Cindy Marie Bell – www.cindymbell.com
Eric Tischler — handlebarmoustachelife.com
J. Whitworth Hazzard – zombiemechanics.com
Patrick Thunstrom — pathunstrom.wordpress.com
Jen Kirchner – jenkirchner.com
Aaron Crocco — aaroncrocco.com
Brian Meeks — extremelyaverage.com
Diana Brandmeyer — www.dianabrandmeyer.com
Blue Remy — blue-remy.blogspot.com
Wayne Borean — madhatter.ca
S.M. Nonnemacher – smnonnemacher.com
April Plummer — www.aprilplummer.com
Dr. Shay Fabbro — shayfabbro.com
Thank you for reading! Have anything random about yourself you’d like to share?
The Versatile Blogger Award Nomination Rules:
2. Add an image of 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