This post is long overdue, and my humble apologies go to Anna for taking so long to post this. So Anna, I am sorry. And I know I’m not following the rules 100%, but this is the way I am doing it so there. Lol. But here are the rules:
1.Thank and link the amazing person who nominated you.
2.List the rules and display the award.
3.Share seven facts about yourself.
4.Nominate 15 other amazing blogs and comment on their posts to let them know they have been nominated.
5.Optional: Proudly display the award logo on your blog and follow the blogger who nominated you.
I was fortunate enough to be nominated by Anna for a Very Inspiring Blogger Award. That in itself is cool, but to come from a person I have been reading and commenting on for such a short time, means even more. I believe she shares the same principles in blogging and probably life – we are here to learn, to teach, to entertain, and sometimes to just be an anonymous ear to listen. Anna is a mother, a wife, a daughter, a sister, a comedienne, and above all, a writer. I look forward to her posts appearing in my feed and I comment as often as I can.
Part of the requirement for the award is to list 7 facts about you that not many (if any) people know. I might not stop at 7 because quite possibly, I might just want to talk about myself today! Haha.
- The last 3 Mensa tests I have taken have produced an average score of 162.
- I do not like peanut butter, but I love Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups!
- I once wrote a love letter to Alyssa Milano. I never mailed it.
- I have only been in 2 fist fights my entire life (and in those two fights I threw a total of 1 punch).
- Whenever I’m sad, I stop being sad and be awesome instead. True story.
- It really does bug me when I tell people I grew up in Canada and they ask if I know so and so because they are from Canada. I sometimes reply, “Yes, I went to his funeral. So sad.”
- YOU will never convince me I am a good writer.
- I am prone to the monumental fuck-up!!
- I think I’d be a great stand-up comedian.
- I have a knack for saying totally inappropriate things.
- I like to randomly quote movies, songs, television shows (see point 5).
Another part of this award is to nominate 15 fellow writers for the award. This is where it gets tricky for me as I haven’t been on the site that long and haven’t really been active enough to know many writers (especially well enough to nominate them – some might not like awards!). So instead, I’m just going to profile a writer I have known a long time and think she should blog more.
I went to college with this blogger, and from day 1, or the first time I read any of her work, I was in awe. I was an older student, in my 30s, she was straight out of high school and just turned 18. The confidence in her words terrified me. I’m still searching for that confidence. And she’ll deny it, but the confidence is still apparent in her work, whether here on the work she produces for her job.
When she left the program after 2 years I was at first disappointed because I would rarely get the chance to read her writing again. But the disappointment grew as it meant we wouldn’t get to share laughs that often, have lunch on campus, and just hang out. She had become a good friend, one whom I cherish to this day. I have seen her only once in the last 7 years, and that was briefly the first time I came home from Saudi for Christmas. But we laugh online. We talk. We share stories and try to encourage each other to write more. Hopefully it is working.
I encourage you, no, I will get down on my knees and tell you, to go and check out her blog: Lands Unknown. She’s smart, witty, informative, and like me, covers a Hell of a lot of topics. And I don’t think she is read enough. And as such, she isn’t writing enough. And I want to read to more.
She was an inspiration and friend then, she’s an inspiration and friend now. And I’m sure she’ll tell you her name if you ask. Once again, that is Lands Unknown.