Recently What I Desired To Say awarded me the One Lovely Blog Award. What I Desired to Say is a blog from a customer service perspective what goes through our heads when people say crazy things. And they do. All the time. And we keep our comments to ourselves, for the most part.
Personally, I feel like blogger awards are the chain mail of the present, but they can be fun. Like the last time I got an award, I kind of hi-jacked the award and made it my own. You can read about that here. Where I asked the questions, I answered the questions, and ridiculousness ensued. I was tired. I blame my tired brain.
The One Lovely Blog Award has one of the prettiest images attached to it, so yah, that is why I’m doing this. I like pink trees. I can’t help it.
The Rules of Acceptance
- Thank the person/people who nominated you and link back to them in your post. (Done)
- Share seven possibly unknown things about yourself. (Well, I tried to keep it funny. A few people may already know them)
- Nominate fifteen or so bloggers you admire. (I’m going with the “or so” on this)
- Contact the chosen bloggers to let them know and link back to them. (Sorta done)
My Seven Deadly Secrets
1) I used to collect socks. For fun. But I wore them until they got holes in them. My step-mother made me put up a collection for my high school graduation party, I think she wanted me to bring out my stamp collection, but I nailed the holey socks to our mantle instead. My rebellions are always subversive.
2) I can’t smell. I haven’t been able to smell for a decade. I’ve been to a specialist and I’ve had an MRI done. Nothing is wrong with my nose or my brain (in that it functions correctly). I just can’t smell.
3) I hate it when someone asks me to smell something, I tell them I can’t smell, and they say, “Well, this is really strong, I bet you can smell this.” If I’m feeling nice I pretend to smell it. If I’m feeling mean (which is most of the time) I say, “I’ve walked past a dead skunk on the side of the road and failed to smell that. Pretty sure I’m not going to be able to smell your scented candle.”
4) I hate cooking. This has a direct correlation to not being able to smell. And before you ask, yes, I lost most of my sense of taste when I lost my sense of smell. No, I can’t taste like everyone else. (What this means, I don’t know. It’s been my experience that most people have different sense of taste from each other anyway). I can taste the five areas of the tongue. Which is why I like to bake sweet things. 😉 (And baking is WAY different than cooking).
5) I’m the oldest of five children. Basically I grew up with an improv troupe, where I was always cast as the “Crying Mother.”
6) Sometimes I was even forced to sing. Once, I was in a skit for a Christmas Pageant where I fell backwards onto raisers, resulting in a huge bruise on my calf, sat stunned for a moment before saying “OW!” And every laughed. They thought it was on purpose. I got up, limped over to stand in line, sang my bit horribly, threw the egg beater’s electrical cord around my neck, nearly choked to death, and the part that plugged into the outlet sprang up and bopped me in the nose. I got another laugh. (This was all caught on video). My life is a series of stand up skits for the public. I accept donations.
7) I really chose to do this award post because I’ve been meaning to post links of the following nerdy people who so graciously follow this blog, “like”, and comment on a regular basis. You are all are awesome (even the people I didn’t link in the particular blog posting). And I’m lazy. So I’m doing a two-fer.
In no particular order (please consider yourselves contacted and awarded!):
Chair With A Panda On it (An exclusively Doctor Who oriented blog, which explores all 11 doctor’s and the 40 years of episodes that go along with them)
Views from the Sofa (a movie review site, he is going back through some oldies and goodies right now)
A World of Randomness (usually posts and interesting book quote of the day)
Frivolous Monsters (funny tidbits from the daily life of someone in England? (honestly it’s hard for me to tell, I think this is on purpose), who often has interesting commentary on Doctor Who.
The Baker at the End of the Universe (aka The Baker Who Waited) (baking and Doctor Who, what could be better?)
Books Without Any Pictures (book review site)
Ain’t no rest for the wicked (poetry site of Philip Wardlow)
IPGR (gamer review site)
NU (Naturally Uncanny) Reviews (assortment of reviews, including manga and games)
Nerdy Girl Seeks Self (the blog title really says it all, she is where I got the TARDIS purse from)
Lily Wight (collection of fantasy and other interesting finds on the internets)
slappshotblog (tales of a single dad and his adventures with his daughter and dog)
circles under streetlights (poems and one writers struggles with writing)
wheresmytower (commentary on popular culture)
Geekalitarian (speaking about women in geek culture)