Danken und Herzlich Willkommen! Pretty Versatile for an Anglophone, Huh?

Yez, Dahling. Sank you for reminding me zat I forgot to sank zoz nice bloggers. I've ad so much on my mind. Ow long as it been since I quvit smokink?

Only I would begin an acceptance speech with an apology, but since I have Terminal Apologitis, I’m sorry, I can’t help it. Perhaps I should clarify.

A while back, Sayali of Sayali611 and Gayle of Bodirose both nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award. I was thrilled. I was also embroiled in writing my life story and never got back to accepting the award and passing it on. Shame all over my face. Just this week, Derek of Word Salad fame named me for the very same award. And then I remembered that I was remiss in responding to my other nominations.

While the Award Angels were waving their wands, Teri of the Narcissist’s Blog (which isn’t nearly as self-indulgent as it sounds) bestowed on me the Liebster Award. I have much to be thankful for on this Thanksgiving! Thank you so much to each of my blogging friends who recognized me as someone they wanted to recognize. (I recognize there were two “recognizes” in the prior sentence and this one, too. I may need a thesaurus or lunch.)

This post combines my acceptance of the two (4) awards into one Thanksgiving extravaganza. Rather than multiplying the number of recipients (15 X 3 + 5 = come on people! Too many links, so little time), I decided to break with tradition and highlight 10 of the 80+ bloggers who I follow faithfully, enjoy reading, and think you might enjoy, too. After all, that is the spirit of both awards, right? I picked blogs that don’t have a huge a following, but really deserve more attention for reasons I’ll describe.

To the bloggers I’m about to name, If you’ve already received one of the awards, accept the other. If you’ve received neither, accept both. If you’ve received both, well, join the club. I’ll link to the rules of each so you know what to do as a winner (and so I don’t have to repeat both sets of rules here).

Versatile Blogger Award: http://derekberry.wordpress.com/2011/11/22/blogging-versatility-and-7-random-facts/

Liebster Award: http://narcissistsblog.wordpress.com/2011/11/20/liebster-blog-award/

Now for the “winners.” Drum roll please… (in no particular order):

John Zhao’s Blog. He lives in China and every post is an act of courage as he posts pictures and stories of life under strict censorship where even WordPress is disallowed. He will open your eyes to a China you will never see in mainstream media.

The Huffing Tongue Post. Think The Daily Show meets The Colbert Report meets The Onion meets WordPress. It’s political satire at its best.

Awkward List. Short. Funny. Spot-on. Great graphics.

Magnet For Foolishness. A delightful and funny perspective on the 30-something life (remember those days?)

Too Creative For This Life. Always poignant, to-the-heart, funny, and real.

Not Quite Old. Take any day-to-day experience and turn it on its head to make you nod your head and grin from ear to ear.

Word Salad. Tosses his words together so they make perfect sense in a senseless world.

Cleaning Up A Town’s Blog. I’ve learned more about life and humanity from this blog about what she finds doing her job as a cleaner. It’s not what you do, it’s how you do it…

Mightier Than the Pen. Master at graphics that say it all.

The Cvillean. Weaver of enchanting, heartfelt stories and hilarious pictures, plus just a great guy.

Just give me a minute, already, will ya? I'm thinkin'.

Since this is the 3rd time I’ve done this, 7 random facts has now become 21 random facts about me. I’m really not all that random. But I’ll try.

  1. I never had wisdom teeth, so anything wise I might say comes from some orifice other than my mouth.
  2. I’ve “won” the Versatile Blogger Award 5 times and the Liebster Award 2 times.
  3. I not good at multi-tasking. Heck, sometimes I have a hard time tasking.
  4. If you receive a gift from me, it will most likely be in a gift bag. I’m not one of those fancy-wrap gals.
  5. I don’t sweat. I internally combust when I exert myself, but never break a sweat. No doctor seems to care and some envy me. I try not to worry that something is horribly wrong with both glandular system and my doctors.
  6. I don’t have any hair on my legs or arms, but could rival most teen boys with my ability to grow sparse and random facial hair.
  7. While a deeply appreciate being recognized by my blogging buddies, I feel like I’m being a piglet with all these awards. So this is the last acceptance post I will write.Send out these awards to the many other bloggers out there who haven’t yet been honored but so richly deserve the recognition (yes, that makes 5 times I’ve used the “R” word in this post).

    Golly Gee. I'm going to have to start using these as door stops or something.

Again thanks for all the encouragement and support. Go forth and spread the love!

~ by Lorna's Voice on November 23, 2011.

37 Responses to “Danken und Herzlich Willkommen! Pretty Versatile for an Anglophone, Huh?”

  1. […] nominated me for these awards. Please check out their blogs at: Byron’s Curse, Affirm This, Lorna’s Voice,  Of Making Sense, and PortfolioPassionsandPurple. I am truly honored to receive this award from […]

  2. […] seals the deal: a Pinky-Swear. So, in the seven days that transpired between my gentle but adamant “Thank you kindly and please pass the awards to other deserving bloggers” statement, I received two more awards. What? I should have known the darned pinky-swear omission would get […]

  3. Oh, I thought of you, but just for a moment and just as a joke. We have a deal and a deal’s a deal. I just got nominated for another Liebster and a totally different award. Sigh.

  4. Congratulations! And even more importantly, thank you for not nominating me. You’re the best!

    Despite the fact I don’t do these awards, I actually enjoy looking at the links of various bloggers that they pass them along to. I always manage to find another interesting blog or two that add to my ever shrinking time allotment of the day…

  5. Thanks, Molly. Yes, that kitty made me smile, too!

  6. I admire what you do and how you do it. I just wanted others to share your efforts.

  7. Thanks Terri! Have fun poking around some of these blogs. 🙂

  8. Danken. I think! 🙂

  9. Bitte schoen. Danke sehr fur die Belohnung. Ich hoffe dass Sie mehr Posts schrieben konnen. Ich bin so dankbar fur so gutes Blogger Fruende.

  10. Congrats on all your congrats. I will check out some of those blogs you listed. Happy Thanksgiving Lorna.

  11. I am so happy, Lorna, for you listing me on the nomination. Thanks, I would go on my blogging. 🙂

  12. Got this dopey grin from the ‘You Rock!’ animated kitty – you do find the best support material for your memoirs, congrats on the award, Lorna – cheers catchul8r molly

  13. Very well-deserved, my friend! 🙂

  14. Thank you so much Lorna for thinking of me. I’ve been called many things before, but never poignant. That means a lot coming from you. 🙂

  15. Yes, I took me cue from you about not accepting any more. And I’m glad that some of the blogs I posted look interesting to you. Have fun poking around!

  16. Good morning, Lorna. Thank you for the acknowledgment, identification and credit (yes, I used a thesaurus – anything but recognition right?) Have a happy day.!

  17. You’re sweet. 🙂

  18. I LOVE it when I find I have things in common with others that I thought were unique to me! Thanks for letting me know what not sweating is not so very unusual. 🙂

  19. Thanks, Holly. It’s hard to choose who to pass these awards on to, isn’t it? We do the best we can. 🙂

    I didn’t know that about wisdom teeth. Even if it’s not true, I’m going to treat it as fact. I like it!

  20. Yes, when I get overheated, I get flushed and have been known to pant. 😉

  21. Oh. well, that’s something to look forward to when they take me off the HRT… 😐

  22. Have fun poking around some new blogs. That’s the best part of these awards. Happy Thanksgiving to you, too!

  23. You’re too kind, Ms. More-Awards-Than-Can-Count!

  24. Thanks…will do! 🙂

  25. Thanks, Peter. I’ve been duly honored, that’s for sure!

  26. well done on the awards. You deserve them. It’s a always nice to see a Blog you admire being recognised.

  27. Congrats, well deserved! And thanks for the links to some fine reading as well as informative 🙂

    Just one more thing, that bracketed sentence about “I recognize… ” ending in “I may need a thesaurus or lunch” had me screaming laughing. It’s definitely a Lornaism gem. Gotta put that one on the list 🙂

    Thanks for the laughs and links!

  28. Congratulation on both awards and the many others you have received. They are so well deserved. It is fun and can be interesting with the 7 things people post about themselves. You always do a great job of keeping up.

  29. Congrats on all this well-deserved blog love, Lorna! I am going to go check out some of your winners who are new to me – seems like a good way to kick off my 4 days off : ). Happy Thanksgiving!

  30. Thanks for including me! I used to say that I never sweat too, but then I hit menopause. I have sweat glands after all, and they are very busy.

  31. Congrats…I’m terrible at accepting awards, too. If you don’t sweat, do you pant like Scrappy?

  32. Having no wisdom teeth is a sign you are higher on the evolutionary scale since those things are useless to begin with. At least that’s what someone told me :P. I’ve never had any either!

    In a lot of ways I’m glad that you were nominated for one the same time I was and I couldn’t nominate you (well, I chose not to since you had just been nominated!). It allowed me to search out other worthy blogs!

    Great speech, I love the German.

  33. Congratulations on winning your awards once again. And then passing them on. Good woman.

    So we share a few other traits. I don’t perspire either but at times I’ve felt like you and could self-combust. I also love gift bags. Easy-peasy. 🙂

  34. Considering how great your blogs are–I think you’re forgiven.

  35. Well done!
    I understand the exhaustion of receiving too many of these… I made a page for it, myself, and I don’t accept any more either, but they’re fun for a while!

    I had a look at the links, always good to find new bloggers.

  36. You are so very welcome! Have fun with it and I hope it brings you lots more fans. 🙂

  37. Thank you for this honor, Lorna. I will pay it forward! 🙂

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