An Embarassment of Riches, The Versatile Blogger Award Returns…

Like a frog during mating season, this critter is popping up all over the place!

Thanks to my dear blogging friends, I’ve been nominated 3 times for the Versatile Blogger Award: once in June by Jade and twice in September by Aurora of Aurora Morealist and by Jacqueline of Mature Student Hanging In There. “Thank you” seems inadequate, so might I say, “thank you, thank you, thank you!” Since my clueless humble beginnings in June of this year, I feel comfortable in my ever-expanding, supportive network of creative contributors to this particular orbit of the blog-o-sphere.

When I first received the award, some of the rules were the same:

  1. Copy and paste the Award Image to your “Acceptance Post” (check).
  2. Acknowledge the blogger who nominated you (check).
  3. Disclose 7 random facts about yourself (check it out below).
  4. Notify the bloggers I nominate for this award so the award makes the rounds to the multitudes of versatile, creative voices I’ve “discovered” in my blogging escapades (will get right on that).

One rule has exploded blossomed changed. The first award I received asked me to nominate seven (7) other bloggers. The most recent rules require 15. If Mr. Scott’s math drills had any affect on me at all, that’s double + 1, which equals a lot. I’m all about compromise and the “spirit of the rules” versus the “letter of the law.” So I’m nominating 10 bloggers. I’m also all about simplifying life as much as possible for everyone. Ten is a nice number, right?

Drum-roll, please. Here, in no particular order are my nominees for the September 22, 2011 Versatile Blogger Award. These bloggers make me laugh, think, and want to keep writing. Check them out. I’m glad I did.

Gaping Whole

The Dribbling Pensioner

Cleaning Up a Town’s Blog

Pithy Pants

K8edid

Rose Ribbon Blog

Ms. Mouse Cleans House

Simone Benedict’s Blog

Xanax or Running Shoes

Slave’s Inc.

I've already revealed so much. Is anything really random? How do they make these new diapers so absorbent yet comfortable?

Now for seven more random facts about me:

  1. I don’t “do” gluten, dairy, sugar (or any variety of sweetener), carbonated drinks, flesh, processed food, or caffeine. This means I subsist on good intentions, fresh fruits and veggies, difficult-to-pronounce grains, herbal tea, and rice cakes. I’m a very cheap date and look great in a swimsuit. Since I do this for my health, I’m surprisingly not cranky. You’ll have to take my word on that unless anyone who knows me personally would like to provide a testimonial…
  2. I never liked chocolate, not even as a child. My sisters loved me for this especially around Halloween. I would trade Snickers Bars for Candy Corn and think I was getting the better deal.
  3. While I consider myself as femme as the next fatale, I’m not a shopper. Designer shoes, clothes, purses–they all seem too expensive, uncomfortable, and/or impractical for me. I have a few fancy outfits, but I got them on “Clearance.” Fabric–well, that’s another matter altogether…
  4. You know, if you’ve followed my blog, that I’m a Highly Sensitive Person and Animal Communicator Extraordinaire. Well, add Ghost-Whisperer to the list. If you don’t believe me, stay tuned for a few stories near Halloween.
  5. I once thought that jumping out of an airplane was something I must do before I die. I now think jumping out of an airplane is the last thing I would do before I died…of heart failure. (Note: the plan always involved implicit trust in Parachute Packing Guy. Note, Note: I’m not the best judge of character. I implicitly trust everyone.)
  6. I’ve donated my body to science for two reasons: 1. I want medical students to say “Awesome!” when they zip open my body bag and see how well-preserved my 100-year old body is from not eating a damned thing for the last 50 years and; 2. the company that hauls my body away pays all end-of-life expenses, so whoever is left in my family only has to  plan a party, settle the will, and do something creative with my cremains (like add water and make a pot). You’re welcome, Alex.
  7. When I was growing up, I really, really wanted a chimpanzee for a pal pet. That or a pig. I got a cat. But she was the family’s cat and I didn’t even get to name her. I’m such a Middle Child…

Now it’s time to pass the baton to those nominated above. Go out there and have fun with this award, you creative, versatile bloggers!

~ by Lorna's Voice on September 22, 2011.

31 Responses to “An Embarassment of Riches, The Versatile Blogger Award Returns…”

  1. Thank you so much! 🙂

  2. congratulations…… 🙂

  3. Your are sweet beyond words!

  4. Lorna, U definitely are a VERSATILE blogger in every sense of the word – for there’s no predicting what ur next post may be, also anyone who tunes in can easily find something to enjoy & that’s simply awesome! U wud easily hav won a 4th nomination ,only lucky Aurora beat both Holly and I to it.By the time the award reached my hands, u & some other CCs I luv had already been nominated!:( Anyway,let’s look at the bright side,that gave me a chance to share it with some others too and that’s also a good thing. And most importantly, this post is dearly precious coz it reveals to us a part of LORNA that we wud never hav known otherwise and I’m glad that I tuned in today.I know I’m late to say it, but better late than never, ;)Congrats Versatile Blogger!U definitely deserved it!
    Thanks for being such a great blogger and amazing person!
    Cheers,
    Sparky laurie

  5. Thanks! I’ll email you the info on the company that I signed up with. I hope they’re in business when my time is up!

  6. Love the donating the body one. I had never heard of that. It looks like I might start doing research on it unless you’d like to pass the info on. My neighbors wants to be creamated and her ashes thrown in the lake behind her house. I thought that was cool but medical science could help in many ways. Cograts on the award …!!!!
    Toodles,
    Izzy

  7. Hey, T, we all “flash” our readers with our private thoughts and selves. I do it through humor, the safest of ways to tell the truth. Every once in a while I tell it straight fro the heart–those are the pieces hardest to write for me. I’m not planning on changing my stripes, well, maybe adjusting a few of them so they are more flattering…but they’re still my stripes!

  8. love your stuff….love the fact you have exposed os much of your life including the painful moments into such entertaining thoughts…. wait…i think i do it too but there’s so many more “boob” references to my work…

    Can’t change my stripes… i am that man… =)

    T.

  9. Never tip and type at the same time–you’re just looking for trouble! 🙂

  10. You’re welcome. Yes, prestigious is what I meant. I spilled a tall mocha on my keyboard first thing this am. A few of my keys are still sticky from that dreadful mess, yikes.

  11. Well, thank you Simone, I don’t know what to say except I’ll hop over to your blog and read all about it. A very prestigious award, you say?

  12. Thank you again for the award and congratulations on the success of your blog. I appreciate all that you do so today I’ve given you the very presigious Giddyup Bloggers Award. I also wrote a post about you and the other receipients today. Happy Friday!

  13. Thanks Molly!

  14. You already do make me proud–proud to be counted among your blogging friends!

  15. Thanks, you sweetheart, you!

  16. Yes, it gets crazy quick! Spread the love, right? 😉

  17. yes
    I shall post an acceptance post very soon
    thanks Lorna
    🙂

    at 10 nominations, we are looking at some exponential spread off joy!

  18. You deserve it. So glad to see you enjoying some of the joyful riches you share so freely with all of us daily. 🙂

  19. Oh Lorna… I’m so flattered, especially coming from you! Thank you so much. I’ll try to make you proud! 🙂

  20. Good one Lorna – congratulations, your memoirs are tops! cheers catchul8r molly

  21. Being nominated = winning
    You are now faced with the decision to “play” or not. Playing means you do what I did: post an “Acceptance Post” where in you both follow the rules and state the rules for the bloggers you nominate.

    Make sense?

  22. Interesting balancing act, but I’m sure you’re up to it! 😉

  23. Thank you Lorna for the award.

    I will try to live up to the high standards i have set myself with my posts.

    And the low standards everyone expects of me 🙂

  24. Hi Lorna
    to say that ‘Lorna’s Voice’ is brimming with activity would be to be an unimaginative sportscaster

    A few Qs 🙂
    Is there a difference between being nominated and winning?
    What happens after you are nominated?
    Is a nominee expected to put up a post too?

  25. Subsisting on good intentions is the way to go.

    Thanks again for the nomination 🙂

  26. NO! That’s Purrfect! I love synchronicities like that! Have fun with the award and I hope it brings lots of new fans to your blog!

  27. Thanks and have fun gandering! 😉

  28. Congratulations! I see a couple of crazy chicks on your list and I’ll have to take a gander at the other blogs.

  29. Much thanks again for the award, Lorna!

    A not so funny coincidence was that I wrote my daily post before I learned of this honor…my post talks about chimpanzees and cats working as astronauts. Now that I’ve learned more about you, I’m thinking if I’m a smart blogger I should probably trash that post? 😉

  30. Oh, Peter, I wouldn’t call it a “failing: of yours. You simply focus on what’s important to you–the fine craft of writing the personal essay. The rest is fluff. Thanks for your kind words of encouragement.

  31. Well done you. Apart from the quality of your writing and the way you tell your story you show, by my standards, an astounding grasp of the technicalities needed in order to swim round the Blogosphere succesfully. I couldn’t add a picture to my Blog if I wanted to. Similarly, some very kind , if misguided, people have given me an award on occasion but I don’t know how to do all the links and things so I’ve just let it rest, apart from thanking them of course. It’s a failing to add to many I bring to this craft.

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