My First Ever Blogger Award

I’ve made it to the ranks of the bloggers who receive awards from other bloggers and then pass them on like we used to do with mailboxes and dollars. Only this one costs less. Sorta. Time is money after all.

This award/ mailbox posting is called:

I was nominated by beddyburc, who shares a love of Sherlock.

I’m not opposed to awards, but I was a bit wary of being asked to answer a few questions. I’ve watched a lot of cop shows, I know what that really means. “Actually officer, I think I won’t go with you to the station. Let me just call my lawyer and we’ll see what she says.”

Some time later. . .

“Hmmm maybe I shouldn’t keep my phone on silent.”

The Sunshine Award has some rules (no surprise here):

  • Include the award’s logo in a post or on your blog (oops, need to find that. Edit: Done)
  • Answer 10 questions about yourself (note, this is any ten questions that I want to answer. Translation, I get to make them up. Hells yah.)
  • Nominate 10-12 other fabulous bloggers (OK, totes gonna fail this one, just saying.)
  • Link your nominees to the post and comment on their blogs, letting them know they have been nominated (Ugh, if you insist. Doctoring photos is so much more fun!!! Can I go back to doing that now?)
  • Share the love and link the person who nominated you. (Apparently not. ::Sigh:: OH WAIT! I did this. Yes!)

Basically, I’m interviewing myself. Sorry, I won’t be asking myself about my favorite color. If you want to know my favorite color you have to be a three year-old who tells me when I complain that I don’t want to go to work, “Yes, you do Jami.”

Thanks a lot kid.

1. Is this the weirdest questionnaire you’ve had to fill out recently?

Well, I haven’t actually filled this one out yet, also I’m writing the questions, so if it’s weird it’s really my own fault. But actually no, recently I had to fill out a questionnaire that asked me who my style icon was and I said Tyra Banks. And I maybe quoted my father. But not for the same question. 

2. Why was that weird? Do you have something against Tyra Banks?

OK, again, this is not a fair question as it is really two, but fine. The question wasn’t weird, I just realized later that my answer was a little lazy. And also, I really really couldn’t get away with the clothes that Tyra wears. But hopefully the other questionnaire people are forgiving. I had been up since 3 a.m. and on two airplanes prior to working. 

3. I’m sure they were. If you had a nerdy icon who would it be? 

Good quesion. You ever realize when people say good question, they really mean “I have no answer”.


But I do have an answer!!! My nerdy icon would be Felicia Day. She is extremely quirky, chooses her own path, and she’s a redhead. I love redheads! I love them so much I had to be one. Also, I have the freckles and the temper of one, so I kinda have to be a redhead. Plus, my sarcasm goes over so much better if people can blame it on my hair. Trust me. 

“Oh Tyra, you make me laugh!”
Photo of Tyra © Glenn Francis,
Photo of Felicia By Ed Schipul via Wikimedia Commons

4. I do. Most of the time. Do you blame anything else on your hair? 

Ok, now that is a weird question. Well, maybe my ability to carry copious amounts of static electricity in my body. So much so that I have touched a computer and killed it (temporarily, but then computers hate me. So I don’t know if I can really blame that on my hair.) 

5. You seem to blame a lot of things on inanimate objects. How could a nonliving object “hate” you? 

Oh, see I have this theory that keyboards can read fingerprints. That sometime ago, right when I was learning computer etiquette on a DOS program, I committed some faux pas and the computer world has never forgiven me. So, every time I sit down at a computer and start typing the computer gets a message to screw me over as best as it can as revenge for whatever crime I committed a bajillion years ago- in the early 90’s. 

6. Would you say that you are a conspiracy theorist?

I’m a little bit of a conspiracy theorist. But mostly I think, “Why would anyone be out to get me? I’m just a quirky redhead with computer keyboard issues.” Wait. Maybe THAT’S why I have computer issues. It’s the government. Oh. My. God. That answers soooo many questions. 

7. Why did you quote your father in the previous questionnaire, and what was the quote?

You know, these are double barrelled questions, and really this is poor questionnaire formatting. You should know this, you had a whole freaking class in social statistics on it. But, since I’m an easy going redhead, I’ll answer the question. I quoted my father because he was on my mind when filling out the questionnaire and we had to write down a quote to live by. I was tired, cranky, and all the nerdy ones that I came up with would be totally not understood by the questionnaire people. So I quoted my father, “LIVE IN THE NOW!!”

Actually, not bad advice. 

8. If you could go back and add a favorite nerdy quote to that questionnaire what would it be and why?

Ugh, I hate “what would it be and why” questions. But I don’t mind answering this question, and I think my readers will understand the quote even though the other questionnaire people would not have. One of my favorite quotes is from the Doctor Who character Amy. She tells her husband Rory to look after the Doctor. 

Rory: He’ll be fine. He’s a Time Lord!

Amy: It’s just what they’re called. It doesn’t mean he actually knows what he’s doing.

I like that quote because it shows that Amy really understands the Doctor better than any of his other companions who stood in awe of him and fell in love with him. The Doctor isn’t all knowing. In fact, he often flies by the seat of his pants. He is fallible. That is what makes him so great. He still keeps on trying to do better and make the world a safer place in spite of his limitations. 

9. Why is The Doctor trying to do something so great? 

I think a lot of people give up before they even start, because they think that they can’t win. But success is not in the winning, it is in the attempt. Trying is sometimes a whole lot harder than winning, finishing, or knowing the end. 

OOOH, I just realized if the TARDIS showed up in my backyard I would totally have the Doctor take me back in time to whatever point I pissed off the government or some computer (whichever it be) and totally sonic that government agent or computer into LOVING ME ALWAYS and then computers would NEVER screw with me!!!! OMG, now I’m the girl who is waiting. 

10. I see. This interview seems to be going a little off track. How about we answer an easy question, what is  your favorite color? 

Are you a three year-old telling me I need to buck it up and go to work? 

Um, No.

Then I’m not answering that question.

As to my nominees (definitely not going to be 10), here are the people who bring sunshine to my life on a regular basis:

Dragonbug (and not just because she is my mother)

Year Struck (because her posts always make me chuckle)

A Confederacy of Spinsters (honestly I’m so glad they were freshlypressed, because otherwise I might never have been privy to their delightful rants and bits of wisdom)

The Little Red Reviewer (you should check out her reviews and other posts, they are quite delightful)

Non-Wordpress Bloggers who I’m not gonna impose a wordpress award on but who make my day a little brighter.

The Bloggess

Read in a Single Sitting

2 thoughts on “My First Ever Blogger Award

  1. That 3-year old is so wise. You do need to “buck-up” and go to work. “Yes, you do, Jami.”

    Way to go on the award, btw.

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