Hot Damn…I’ve won an Emmy

Hot Damn…I’ve won an Emmy!

 

Well, not actually an Emmy, but pretty damn close.

I’ve recently been acknowledged with some fantastic awards from a few fellow bloggers. It warms my heart to know that this silly little blog has been given a nod of appreciation. My hope is that I bring a smile to your face with a playful look at parenting and a reminder of the silliness of childhood. Whether you’re a parent, grandparent or are feeling nostalgic for your own youth, I hope these little pearls of wisdom stir up some wonderful memories.

I’d like to shout out a huge thank you to the very kind and adventurous Ms. Mouse over at  Miss Mouse Cleans House for honoring me with the Liebster Blog Award. I urge you to head over and check out her crazy cats as they toilet train. Yup, you read that correctly…she has a knack for toilet training cats.

Thank you, thank you, thank you to the always witty and charming Lenore Diane over at Lenore Diane’s Thoughts Exactly for honoring me with the Liebster Blog Award. Run, don’t walk, over to her blog to read her humorous and compassionate take on life. You will be glad you did.

Muchas gracias to the hilarious Texan over at What I Meant 2 Say for honoring me with The Versatile Blogger Award. I pinky swear that she will make you laugh with her wonderful sense of humor.

For The Versatile Blogger Award, you are asked to do the following:

  1. Thank the person who shared the award with you by linking back to them in your post.
  2. Pass this award to 15 recently discovered blogs and let them know that you’ve included them in your blog post.
  3. List 7 things about yourself.

I’ve decided I’m going to shake things up a bit and bend a few blogging rules. Instead, I’ve decided to pass this award along to my top 15 commenters. I want them to know that I appreciate their words and view each of their comments as a gift. Without them, this whole blogging thing wouldn’t be nearly as much fun.

Commenters, please do with this award what you wish…pass along The Versatile Blogger Award or put it on a shelf in your home where you can view it privately. No pressure.

Here are my Top 15 Commenters in random order. I urge you to check out this talented bunch.

I would also like to add a special shout out to the blog-less John Erickson (a.k.a. The Goat Whisperer) who always makes me smile with his entertaining comments. And, an extra special thank you to Renee over at Life In The Boomer Lane, without her early endorsement of my blog I would not have many of the above commenters.

Now, onto the fun part…

7 Fun Facts About Me

1. My college degree is in psychology, but I ended up a stock broker which is comical because I suck at math.

2. I was stung by a poisonous stingray in Acapulco, resulting in paralyzing pain and a series of anti-venom shots.

3. I have a crush on the band members of blink-182, which may seem odd to most because (a) I am not an angst-ridden teenager, (b) I do not own a pair of Vans, and (c) I flat-out refuse to wear gauges in my ears and I have no intention of ever piercing my face. I guess I just never outgrew my thing for skinny skater boys.

4. I moved a lot as a kid. The most life changing being from Southern California to New York during October of my senior year in high school. Come to think of it…I actually might be an angst-ridden teenager in a 40-year-old body.

5. I was an au pair in France. I lasted 3 weeks and escaped by hitchhiking a ride on the back of a bread truck.

6. I have crazy curly hair. Think Medusa on crack minus the venomous snakes. Oh, and I’m not a real blonde. Shocking, I know.

7. I always swore that my children would never use crass words like “crap” and “fart.” Instead, I encouraged them to use more charming versions, such as “poo-poo,” “toot” and “bubble”…then they boarded that big yellow bus. “Mom, crap is not a bad word. It’s true…I heard it on the bus.”

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33 Responses to Hot Damn…I’ve won an Emmy!

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    Gosh, I feel like the person who discovered the Beatles. I continue to love your posts. And, as I’ve told you before, you seserve every reader/award/accolade you get!

     

     

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    Congratulations and well deserved. I have said it before…and I’ll say it again…”I can envision a book titled ‘Young American Wisdom’” The concept and material is Fantastic.

     

     

  3. jacquelincangro says:

     

     

    I loved learning these fun facts about you, Nancy! The next time I hear a blink 182 song I’ll think of you.
    Thanks for the shout out.  I always enjoy reading your posts.

     

     

  4. Bearman says:

     

     

    If it was a random order, why wasn’t I first..haha

     

     

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    Congratulations, Nancy! That is both wonderful and well deserved!
    Thank you so much for the mention, too… I really do appreciate it…
    not that I’m one to gloat or anything…
    ME ME ME ME! :)

     

     

  6. John Erickson says:

     

     

    Thanks for the special mention! Wow – that’s like the third shout-out I’ve gotten in a week. If I were a conspiracy theorist, I’d think something was up. But I try not to! (Think, that is – it hurts too much. :D  )

     

     

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    Thanks, Nancy. Stalking you is so much fun. I am glad my frequent comments have yielded a prize. But … I’m still going to stalk you. In fact, I was thinking about you this afternoon, as I was talking to myself. I was thinking of some article I ran across, and I couldn’t remember where I found it. Then I said to myself, “Oh. I think I read it on Facebook, so it must be true.” I chuckled quietly to myself thinking about what is learned on the bus… because if you learn it on the bus, it must be true.

     

     

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    Congratulations – u r a generous lady Nancy… continue…

     

     

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    What a great idea to give the award to your commenters!  And many thanks for your kinds words!

     

     

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    Well, I guess I better leave a comment so as to keep my rankings up! Thanks so much for the recognition, it’s always fun reading your posts!!

     

     

  11. dragonfae says:

     

     

    Congrats Nancy!  And thanks so much for the mention … wow, this is the second honor this week.  Guess I need to find some time to do that post myself. ;)

     

     

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    Wow I came in 6th in random order. Do I win money???
    Your blog always gives me a good laugh Nancy. Your kids are so entertaining. It’s true I heard it on the bus.

     

     

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    Ok, this may seem strange, but I really enjoy your blog, and named you for the Versatile Blogger Award. :-)  Let me explain. I know you were just named, but when I was choosing my 15 blogs, I wanted to recognize blogs I enjoy, period. Regardless of whether they had already received the award. So…I don’t think you have to do anything, since you have already linked to 15 blogs and shared 7 things about yourself. Just wanted you to know that another blogger really likes what you are doing and that a link to your site is on yet another page. Also, would you mind if I added you to my blogroll? Thanks for the laughs!

     

     

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      Oh, wow…you’ve made my day with your kind words. I really appreciate the vote of confidence. I’m so glad your enjoying the nonsense…there’s certainly a lot of it! Yes! Please, add me to your blogroll…it’s an honor. I’m heading over now to read your post. Thanks so much!  And, congratulations to you on the award. :)

       

       

  14. cooper says:

     

     

    i’m confused..you were a pair of what?
    Hold on to your hat…you will wish for the days of ‘crap’ and ‘fart’….

     

     

  15. Jason says:

     

     

    Congratulations on the Blogging Emmy.  It’s proof positive that you’ve finally made it on thr tough streets of Cyberville.  I will now go into hiding after this comment as the statement “you’ve finally made it on the tough streets of Cyberville” is the most ridiculously embarrassing thing I’ve ever said.

     

     

  16. MC/Curtis says:

     

     

    Wow!  That’s so cool!  Congratulations.  Well deserved!

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3 Responses to Hot Damn…I’ve won an Emmy

  1. Doc says:

    I didn’t look back But I think it was Renee who first awarded me the Versatile Blogger award. I had been struggling away on another blog site for over a year and had one follower. My fiance! I don’t know about you but, when I write- no matter how good or bad it might be- I crave feedback. Can’t wait to read the rest of your posts. I love your humor. Or maybe it’s just that I love your kids.

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    • Doc, I apologize for the late response. I’m behind on everything…commenting, reading, laundry, dusting, you name it!
      You are spot-on, Doc. I do crave feedback, but I sort of wish I didn’t. I wish I could throw caution to the wind, put myself out there and never second guess myself. Ah, insecurities…I hate them.
      As for Renee, isn’t she the best? 🙂

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  2. Doc says:

    I’m not so sure about dusting. But I do think laundry would be more important than replying to your comments, though I do appreciate it! I find I’m going to work and writing a post rather then doing what I’m supposed to be doing. This blogging is taking over my life with following and reading and writing and…. I wish these people I follow would post only once a week.

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