The Versatile Blogger Award, Sharing the Love

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Anxious to read what others had to say about my two new posts, I opened by blog this morning as was just a bit disappointed to see only one comment. But, oh, what a comment it was! Jade nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award, and I’ve only been an active blogger for one week. After a bit of singing, dancing, and other forms of merriment I’ll leave up to your imagination, I accepted her nomination with all the dignity of a giddy 50ish woman meeting George Clooney.

Seriously, thank you, Jade, for reading my blog and appreciating my observations, stories, and humor. I’m a subscriber to Jade’s blog, Click and Write and I highly recommend you get on her bandwagon.

As in being crowned Miss America or Miss Klingon Empire (yes, there is such a pageant), there are duties and responsibilities that come with this honor. Here are the rules:

  1. Thank the person who awarded you and link back to them in your post. (Done!)
  2. Tell 7 Random facts about yourself. (Read on…)
  3. Pass the award on to 7 new-found (or old favorite) bloggers. (Oh, the suspense!)
  4. Contact each blogger you want to pass the award on to and let them know you’ve done so, and let the giver of your award know you accept it… or not. (Check your “in-boxes.”)

Random Lorna Facts

  1. I have Seasonal Affect Disorder  (S.A.D.) in reverse, which is not to say I have D.A.S. I am a cave-dweller, preferring clouds to sun and night to day. I am the annoying happy person during the monsoon season, saying, “Isn’t a great day to be inside?” If there are too many sunny days in a row, I get a bit edgy and sigh profusely.
  2. This one may be hard for the more skeptical reader to swallow, but I have a plethora of anecdotal evidence that I am able to communicate with animals. I can “hear” what they are feeling and I “know” their stories. The evidence comes from people, not animals.
  3. I have an inexplicable fear of worms. This phobia has stunted my interest in gardening as a hobby.
  4. At the age of 53, my hair is still naturally golden blonde. I attribute this phenomenon to my life-long aversion to chocolate.
  5. I collect obscure words on the off-chance that a game of “Balderdash” might break out and I’ll be prepared.
  6. I don’t sweat, no matter how hard my body works or how high the temperature is–I get overheated, but never sweat. My doctors don’t seem too concerned about this, but I wonder about spontaneous combustion.
  7. I think I had a near-death experience and went the place between life and death. It was awesome–and I am using that word the way it should be used. “They” sent me back because I had to accomplish one more thing before I died for real. I just don’t know what it is. Maybe it’s developing a successful blog…
Sharing the Love
I have enjoyed reading the humorous and thoughtful posts on the following blogs, so I’m taking the leap of faith that you will, too. Check these voices out!
Now, I just have to ask these wonderful, witty, thoughtful bloggers if they are willing to accept my nomination. I hope that they will. I feel like I’m living the story, “Paying it Forward.” Thanks again Jade! And thanks to all my readers, commentors, and subscribers.

~ by Lorna's Voice on June 16, 2011.

8 Responses to “The Versatile Blogger Award, Sharing the Love”

  1. […] first person to extend this kindness was Lorna Earl from Lorna’s Voice. A sociologist by training, Lorna started writing about her past when her future looked grim due to […]

  2. […] for seven more random facts about […]

  3. I loved thinking about quirky facts about myself and putting them out there. Fun, fun, fun–that’s what I’m having!

  4. I loved the 7 random facts about you! Loved the point about the animals, i believe some people are definitely better in understanding them then others, and i HATE worms too. Also, i have blond hair as well but i’m only 19. Maybe I should stop feeling guilty about it if it keeps my hair blond later on! Haha :p

  5. Thanks for letting me know. I am really new to blogging, but have been writing for a while. My goal is to make some kind of a positive difference in other peoples’ lives through my words. I used to do it as a college professor, but my illness put the kabbosh to that. This blogging thing has been a surprising and wonderful way to reach people and unleash my voice. Thanks for taking the time to read my blog and to comment. You are only adding fuel to the fire in my belly! And good luck to you. I’ll check you blog out as soon as I’m finished posting this.

  6. Thanks! I was quite surprised, being so new to this world. Will wonders never cease?

  7. Congrats on the blog award. It’s always nice to know one’s thoughts are appreciated! 🙂

  8. Congratulations, Lorna. I have been reading your blog for a few days now (as I am new to all this) and really enjoy all your posts! Very funny and uplifting.

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