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I’m a Winner

September 27, 2012

I may have no income, a stalled career and be approaching middle age with no accomplishments to speak of, but gosh darn it I’m a winner. And this award proves it.

I’m versatile like that.

That’s what I love about the internets. They’re so awardy. Why can’t life be like that, you know? Show up for work. Win an award. Go food shopping. Win an award. Get your kids to school at a reasonable hour. Win an award. How great would life be like that?

Pretty great. So I think we should all work together toward that goal. I’m gonna do my part right now because blogging isn’t just about taking. It’s also about giving, and as I explained in my Tweet Your Heart Out post, I’m a giver. So now I’d like to pass the award on to a few of my favorite bloggers.

Melissa T. Romo who is blogging her little heart out at (A seriously talented writer. Seriously. Read her.)

Sperk* (A BlogHer Voices of the Year Award recipient and all around GOOD mom who cares deeply about raising confident, healthy, empowered young women. Go Sperky!)

Pile of Babies (She’s on Blogger Idol, yo, “because writers are the new rock stars.”)

MamaMarmalade (She just so bloody cute, and she likes to spend her days shopping for stuff she can never afford because that’s the kind of crazy she is. I can get with that.)

The Parent du Jour (Serving up 365 moms and dads fresh daily – I was one! – in a global quest to create an online book about how we parent today. If you do the math that’s one a day, people. Just like parents, they never take a day off.)

Life According to Julie (Too honest for her own good – I can relate – and pretty darn funny about it.)

One Happy Table (If you want to know about the most delicious vegetarian food out there – and even if you don’t – meet me at the table. Way beyond furky and fuggits – my term for fake ficken nuggets – Lauren’s blog will have you begging to be vegan.)

Auer Life (The best German-born, Canadian-loving, mountain mama, published author I know, and I know a TON of them. Even if she did flat leave me. I’m above it.)

Look even my list is diverse. That’s how versatile I am. There are even a few more bloggers I could give the award to like Possum at Life’s Too Short to Play Possum. Possum is good people. She gave me the award, but I’m not sure about the internet rules – if you can give the award back to the person who gave it to you or whatnot. I could also give it to Hollow Tree Ventures, but I won’t. She couldn’t pay me to give her an award now. According to her, she has too many awards. I think her exact words were her blog is the “roach motel” for blogging awards, which just makes me want to give her the award even more. But I won’t.

Now for the seven undisclosed facts about myself as mandated by the rules. This is getting tough. I’m running out of secrets, but let’s see.

*My favorite holiday is Halloween, and I have stuffed my kids into animal costumes against their will for as long as I could man-handle them.

There is nothing cuter than a kid in a bunny costume stuffing cookies into her face.

Except maybe a kid in a chicken costume.

See, Julie? Holloween is fun.

*I watched “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” for the first time last night and found it eerily resembled my sister’s home.

*I skipped Back to School night this year for the first time ever, and I’m pretty sure it was the right choice.

*Twitter is my best friend.

*I’m about to forget to mention to my husband that I got the kids a pet.

*I’m working on a book, a memoir of sorts, and it’s not what you think it is.

*Despite my hard, candy-coated shell I have a soft, gooey center.

But not as soft and gooey as Honey Boo Boo’s mother.

Now for the terms and conditions:

If you are nominated, you’ve been awarded the Versatile Blogger award.

  • Thank the person who gave you this award. That’s common courtesy.
  • Include a link to their blog. That’s also common courtesy — if you can figure out how to do it.  –
  • Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly. ( I would add, pick blogs or bloggers that are excellent!)
  • Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award — (Winner can get more info and the button HERE).
  • Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

(Those aren’t supposed to be x’s, but my computer doesn’t know how to make bullet points.) Of course if you want (or have too many awards like some people) you can totally blow this whole thing off. That’s cool. I just wanted to express my feelings for you in chain blog awards.

Top photo credit: familymwr via photopin cc

  1. The Internet IS awardy, isn’t it? Someone should make a badge for that.

    Congrats to you!

    🙂 Anna

    • lifestooshorttoplaypossum permalink

      Love it…make a badge for that. LOL. cute anna!

  2. Okay, here’s the deal. These all sound great. But I have exactly one free opening for a bookmark on my cell phone’s blog screen so if you had to only pick one of these folks who would it be? Aaaaaaand go.

    • lifestooshorttoplaypossum permalink

      Possum here: As much as I’d love to have you….I am drivel compared to Pile O’ Babies. Go with her. 🙂

  3. Meredith bland permalink

    You are awesome. And thanks!!

  4. You are One Funny Motha.

  5. I think I’m a little bit in love with you right now.

  6. I don’t even know where to start – how could you think I left you?
    Or maybe this first : thank you for the award 😉
    I guess it is true that I have been “off the grid” for a while, I deactivated my Twitter account for almost three weeks and just logged back in a couple of days ago. You see, I’m usually an overachiever tweeter, I check all my mentions and keep up with my timeline, but I just couldn’t for the last few weeks… Deadlines, new projects,….
    The good news is I’m back and I *just* saw your tweets…. and this award…. and it’s only 6:30 am here – tell me that’s not dedication!
    I will tell you one thing you don’t know about me right here – Honey Boo Boo’s mom scares the shit out of me.

  7. Congratulations on the award!! I know the world and it’s sister have watched Honey Boo Boo now but I’m still holding the fort of unwatched and untarnished!! 😛

  8. Congratulations! I almost passed out when we were nominated. Are you going to #wineparty? Hope so. 😉

  9. Love the photos. This made my week. I may harden my soft gooey center and blog again soon. Inspiring, really. Love, love, love to you and your furry friends! Xo

  10. I made my little one be a monkey AND a dragon last year cause I couldn’t decide which was cuter. Poor kid was the only one year old with a wardrobe change halfway through trick or treating. He screamed bloody murder…pics were well worth it though. Also then we could hit up houses twice and they wouldn’t know it was the same kid…

    Congrats on the award!

  11. That Robyn from Hollow Tree Ventures sounds like a TOTAL a-hole! I’m sure she was just trying to be funny, though – I hear she doesn’t have any friends in real life, so that explains a lot.

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