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We don’t need no stinking Superbowl

Not with a double VBA to keep me warm!

Apparently it’s awards season in the blogosphere. How else to explain the accolades that of late have come my way with nary a whiff of payola in the air. OK, I may have sent the odd gift basket or tin of fudge, but that’s really the extent of it, unless of course you count that one night in Biloxi….No, that definitely doesn’t count as bribery. Entrapment, perhaps, but not bribery.

In any case, two of my new blog amies, the lovely and talented Vickie from Jumping in Mud Puddles and youthful yet oh so clever ksnapped, have seen fit to send a flattering ray of pink spotlight my way by bestowing the Versatile Blogger Award upon me, and I am grateful and thrilled to be in such illustrious company. Thanks, Vickie and K!

As always, there are rules. Here they are:

  • In a post on your blog, nominate 10 fellow bloggers for The Versatile Blogger Award.
  • In the same post, add the Versatile Blogger Award.
  • In the same post, thank the blogger who nominated you in a post with a link back to their blog.
  • In the same post, share seven completely random pieces of information about yourself.
  • In the same post, include this set of rules.
  • Inform each nominated blogger of their nomination by posting a comment on each of their blogs.

Simple enough. Let’s begin. Seven completely random pieces of information about me:

I am proud to be a member of this gene pool I can tell you.

  1. Any food that involves wet bread repels me. Ugh, stuffing.
  2. I am distantly related to the most miserly woman in the world, Hetty Green, aka the Witch of Wall Street.
  3. I have never, ever worn a track suit/wind suit or whatever they are called, and you shouldn’t either. If anyone tells you these are acceptable as day wear, assume they are out to humiliate you.
  4. My first car was a bronze 1970 Ford Ltd. It was bigger than most countries.
  5. I am trying to learn to surf, but it’s not going as well as I’d like.
  6. When I was two and a half, I ate an entire bottle of orange-flavored baby aspirin and had to have my stomach pumped.
  7. I am no stranger to emergency rooms. See #6.

OK, so now my nominees. When the Taller than Average femme fatale sent the 7 x 7 Link Award my way, I passed it on to the bloggers whose writing I think is stellar. This time, I’d like to put the spotlight on bloggers whose sites are really well put together. Those of you who undertake this task know how difficult it can be to make things look nice, but presentation, though not everything, certainly does matter. Unlike the horrifying chaos of my own little corner of the blogosphere, these five have great looking sites, and of course, they also can write. I’m only including five instead of the mandated ten (which I admit is cheating) because quite honestly most of the blogs I read have already received this and many other awards. Also, by the time I stop in at all the blogs I want to visit, my day is shot, I’m still in my pajamas and it’s freaking dinner time already. Anyways, feast your eyes:

Baker Bettie
Rufus’ Food and Spirits Guide
Damp Squid
MushandMarzi
The Dust Settles

Once again, thank you so much K and Vickie.

The slattern abides (with a little help from her friends)

We are rolling now!

Thanks for the shout out Lostnchina! For those of you who have yet to discover this screamingly funny blog, run don’t walk to Susan’s site. She is far and away, the most hilarious woman in the ether, and she was good enough to include me on the favorites list she compiled for her richly-deserved Versatile Blogger Award. I’d like to thank my friends and family…not really, I just want to thank Susan and the Widow Cliquot, for taking the trouble to put out their inspiring (though seriously addictive) products.

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