And the Award Goes to…Me?!

I’d like to thank the writer’s, producers and director.  I’d also like to thank the step-sister of the cousin of the girl from second grade who dropped that worm in my carton of milk at lunch, and Ms Hemmer from science class for showing me what I don’t want to do with my life.  And I don’t want to forget my parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, fourth cousins ten times removed….


Sorry.  Sorry.  I’m awake now.

I read that I was the recipient of an award and my imagination went crazy!  But this is even better than winning best actress for (cue eerie music and ominous deep voice) It Came From the Septic Tank.   Okay, so I haven’t slept enough this week…it was the best I could come up with.  And since a couple of years in drama class proved that I’m the worst actress on the planet, this is about the only kind of film I’d be cast in.  Are there awards for the first victim in a B-horror show?

But seriously, though, thank you from the bottom of my heart, Debra Kristi, for bestowing on me The Versatile Blogger award.  Coming from such an accomplished writer, this truly is an honor.

In accepting this award, there are some rules I must comply with, and that the recipients I nominate must comply with, if they choose to accept it:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you!
  • Add the award picture to your blog.
  • Nominate other bloggers you believe deserve some recognition and let them know about it.
  • Share seven random things about yourself.
  • Check out the blogs of these exceptional writers at their links below

These are the bloggers I feel deserve recognition for the great jobs they do, for the fun, interesting, informative, and inspiring articles they post week after week.

1.  Shelly Immel, from The Big Life Project.  Shelly has a wonderful outlook, and shares uplifting advice on how we can all live a bigger life.  I never leave her blog without a smile on my face.  Unless she’s making us answer the hard questions.

2. Natalie Hartford, Life Out Loud, never fails to make me laugh with her tales of life, marriage and interesting words.  She’s also a fellow believer that impaired driving, in any form, is dangerous, deadly, and needs to be stopped.

3.  SJ Driscoll, Come sit by my fire.  SJ is extremely generous with her blog, spotlighting other authors books every single week.  I was honored when she asked to put one of mine up a few weeks ago.  Thanks, SJ!

4.  Tim O’Brien, Static In The Airwaves, is always a fun and interesting stop on my quest to find something entertaining and educational.  Tim has a way with words and paints pictures with them that make you see what he’s writing about.

5.  Jenny Bean, the madcap adventures of a single woman who went to the bank to become a mommy.  I giggled for days after discovering this blog.  Jenny is, without question, one of the funniest writers on the internet.  So is her father, Papa Bean, who occasionally hijacks the blog, and makes his presence (and opinion) known in the comments.

6.  Shelli Johnson is another favorite.  A wonderful author who shares yummy crock pot recipes.  Even desserts.  Who knew you could make them in a slow cooker?  So if you want excellent writing, and great ideas for supper, stop on by.

7.  Angela Scott, Whimsey & Writing, offers a lot of good advice to authors (that I, for one, appreciate!).  I love that she encourages us week after week.  And this week you should check out the pictures she posted.  I could tell you what they are but I think you need to see them for yourself.  I would never put one of my kids on that slide though!

8.  Benedict Martin, I Like Badgers, is a talented writer, gifted cartoonist, and has the strangest bunch of critters living in his sock drawer you’ll ever meet!  I’m also about a third of the way through his book, Escaping Entry.  I’d like to finish it…if I can ever find out which disk I saved it on before my old computer died completely.

9.  Breeana Puttroff, Welcome to my world…, I’ve saved for last because I want to add a little something extra.  First I’d like to say I enjoy her blog because she’s always enthusiastic and fun to read.  But, most importantly, at midnight the second book in her Dusk Gate Chronicles, Roots of Insight is being released on  Having read, and loved, loved, loved both books, I just want to encourage anyone who believes in fairytales, that anything is possible, and who still believes that there is magic to be found in life…read this book.  But read first read Seeds of Discovery so you know what’s going on.  You’ll read the last sentence in each chomping at the bit to read the next one.

Okay, so I didn’t do fourteen.  Most people don’t.  So on to the next thing…  Hmm.  Seven random things about me.  This ought to be interesting.

1.  I hate liver, chop suey, butter beans and Brussels sprouts.

2.  Marching bands, veterans and former POW’s make me choke up at parades.  Depending on which song the band is playing, I might even cry.  Especially at the Veteran’s Day Parade.

3.  I prefer city plumbing over country septic tanks.  But I prefer country living to city living.  Quite a conundrum.

4.  I always buy the big bag of popcorn at the theater, eat just enough to roll the top down, then bring the rest home and snack on it for a few days.

5.  My idea of a fast food meal is a plain meat patty from Burger King and a baked potato from Wendy’s.  Well…  A Frosty from Wendy’s, too.

6.  On my desk you will find about a dozen bottles of supplements (if I don’t put them there, I forget to take them).  There are also bags of walnuts and sunflower seeds, and two boxes of Special K protein water (I forget to eat a lot and these are quick snacks).

7.  Another one?  Hmm.  I love Vernor’s.  For those of you who aren’t from Michigan, it’s ginger ale.  The best ginger ale on the market.  The other brands are nothing but watered down versions of Vernor’s.  I don’t drink it very often though because I like Vernor’s better than Vernor’s likes me.

I just like this video about an elderly gentleman who worked for Vernor’s.

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19 Responses to And the Award Goes to…Me?!

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  3. Okay, Kristy, I’ve said this before but I’m saying it again, you ROCK & are incredibly deserving of an award!

    I just stopped by your blog to say hi & came across this post where you nominated me . . . ME! Thanks so much. I don’t know if you sent out a note letting me know but I’m sorry I must’ve missed it.

    It was lovely to be introduced to some new blogs & to learn some new things about you. First off, I read this: “I hate liver, chop suey, butter beans and Brussels sprouts” and thought, Who doesn’t? 🙂

    Second, veterans and former POW’s make me cry, too.

    Third, I feel about Barq’s rootbeer the way you do about Vernor’s (I’m from Ohio & we have it there, too). Every other brand is just a watered-down version of Barq’s.

    Cheers my friend,

    • Thanks, Shelli! You’re a sweetheart for saying that. 🙂

      You didn’t miss anything. I meant to let everyone know, but airhead is my middle name sometimes.

      Yay that you also hate those nasty foods. Glad I’m not the only one who cries at parades either. I start sweating the veterans and POW’s as soon as the first entry walks by, lol. And I always forget tissues…and hope no one catches me.

      I used to drink Barq’s root beer. I’m not sure why but at some point I switched to clear sodas. Except for the occasional orange float (orange soda and vanilla ice cream…yum! Darn it. I wish the roads weren’t so bad tonight cause now I want one, lol).

      Thanks for stopping by! If you’re in Ohio, you might have gotten hit with part of this storm. Stay warm and safe.


  4. Congrats on the award 🙂 My mom loves Vernor’s (we have it here in Canada too–must be a Northern thing).

  5. Fabio Bueno says:

    Congrats to Kristy and all the winners. Winning awards is fun, but passing them along is even better!

  6. Shelly Immel says:

    Congratulations, Kristy! And thank you for honoring me and The Big Life Project! I love that your nominee list is eclectic–just like your blog posts and entertaining replies to comments. You rock! XO

  7. Thanks, Debra! I knew if I didn’t get to it pronto, I’d forget to do it altogether…because I can be a total airhead at times. Take, for instance, the fact that I still haven’t gone blog hopping to visit your other nominees.

    Sure hope you packed eight hours sleep into four…or that you find time for a power nap before school gets out today. Thanks again! This was fun, and quite an honor. 🙂

  8. Debra Kristi says:

    Bravo Kristy! You turned it around so fast you made my head spin! LOL I don’t know anyone more deserving. You’ve got some great picks and some I haven’t heard of. I’ll have to go blog hopping in the morning. It’s my bedtime now. The alarm goes off in four hours. Ugh.

  9. JakiCheli says:

    One of the best, most talented, enjoyable, authors I have been privileged to read and know.

  10. congrats Kristy. Good job on passing it on. I love that you keep your supplements on your desk, in sight. and i wish i had the problem of forgetting to eat.

    • Thanks, Louise! I wanted to pass it on to more people but you, Debra and Fabio had done the same thing and I was trying not to double up (had to with SJ though…she’s such a sweetie for what she does for us!).

      Trust me, Louise, with hypothyroidism and metabolic syndrome, forgetting to eat has the same consequences as overeating. It’s hard to wrap your mind around the fact that to lose, you have to eat more, and more often. :/

  11. I loved reading your post — and not just because you mentioned me *blush.* I should keep my supplements on my desk so that I would remember, but curious toddlers would find them way too quickly, lol. 🙂 So up they stay … where none of us can remember them!

    Seriously, though, you definitely deserve the award. You’ve worked so hard, and your blog is such a fun place to stop by!

    • Thanks, Breeana! Glad you enjoyed it. 🙂 And I had to mention you. One of my favorite books is out tonight and I want people to know about it (oh I love being a beta reader!).

      Hmm. Could you put the supplements in a clear, hard-for-little-hands-to-open plastic container? Maybe like Rubbermaid? Some of those babies are really hard to open and close! LOL…sorry. I always look for ways around things. For instance, the bathroom mirror is my message board. If I REALLY need to remember something, I tape a note on it. 🙂

      I am glad you thing my blog is fun. 🙂

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