Saturday, February 2, 2013

I'm a Versatile Blogger, y'all

Imagine my surprise when a reader of mine - fabulous writer and blogger, Lynn @, nominated me for a Versatile Blogger Award!  Are you imagining it?  It goes something like this: "What? How lovely! What does that mean? Who cares, I won a virtual blog award!"

Thank you, Lynn Favreau, for your kind words about my blog, for this honor, for following a newbie, and for writing from the heart.  You are a courageous woman who walks it like she talks it.  I think we'd have a fun coffee date if only you lived closer.  Or, if you're going to BlogHer this summer in Chicago (hint, hint).

The Rules for the Versatile Blogger

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and include a link to their site.
  2. Add the Versatile Blogger Award picture to your blog post.
  3. Nominate 7 fellow bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly and include a link to their site.
  4. Let them know you have nominated them
  5. Share 7 random facts about you
My Nominations for Versatile Blogger
  1. Kate @ Nested (My funny friend who compares her hostile uterus to Lord of the Rings)
  2. AshleyRose @ My Year of Star Trek  (Do I need to explain how awesome this is?  Plus, she's a damn fine artist)
  3. Bev @ Black Ink Paperie (funny & poignant Canadian badass)
  4. Anna @ The Silent Isle (who can switch from lovely insight to good advice, re: don't buy meat from a van)
  5. Julie @ In Fine Company (for thoughtful ponderings on family, place, and sometimes recipes!) and A Thought Grows (for writerly goodness)
  6. Jennifer @ The Baking Life (who takes gorgeous photos of the amazing food she bakes)
  7. Robin @ Balls to the Wall (a writer and artist who I discovered through Pinning all the things and who makes me shake with laughter)

Seven Random Facts About Me:
  1. I have Crohn's Disease and sometimes this sucks.
  2. I wish I had gone to art school, but now that I'm in debt for my latest post-graduate degree, I realize that ship has sailed.
  3. I make art anyway, but due to the crazy-ass ADD, I move sloooooooooow and often don't finish what I start.
  4. I'm obsessed with the following in no particular order: Downton Abbey, photo editing freeware, chalkboard paint (I know, I know - I'm a trendy mo-fo), the color orange, handsome movie villains and cocky bad boys (Oh, Loki, I know you're crazy but can I play with your trident?).
  5. I'm a Bluegrass Jewgirl who doesn't find religion all that appealing.
  6. I lurve coffee ice cream but it pretty much thinks I'm a whore.
  7. I am one semester shy of finishing my MFA in writing, after which I will publish my witty ramblings and earn millions of pennies.


  1. Laughing over your 7 facts. I knew I liked you. And not just for nominating me, but I thank you very much for that. I'm flattered and touched. I love coffee ice cream too. Let me know when we can get together and spend all our writing earnings on a quart or two of the stuff. ;)

    1. I may start asking potential friends to fill out a survey form. Anyone who loves coffee ice cream wins a pint! Glad to know you are a friend, Julie.

  2. dearest amy ( i feel i can call you that now that you have nominated me for a prize) thank you so much. i like downton abby, the colour orange, coffee ice cream and i believe my religious expulsions speak for themselves. may i come for tea or diet coke?

    1. Tea and sass. You are welcome any time, Bev.

  3. Thank you, Amy, for not thinking I suck. I am overwhelmed with gratitude. Seriously. Thank you.

    1. You positively don't suck so much that I think your writing is beautiful and funny!

  4. Thank you, Amy, for not thinking that I suck. I am overwhelmed with gratitude. Seriously. Thank you.

  5. Thank you for the nomination, girlfriend. I really appreciate it! and green in my favorite color! I, too, am obsessed with coffee ice cream (Graeter's Mocha Chip? Foodgasm. I started school as an art major and switched to the infinitely more lucrative English/History double major. (Ha!)And then we have many other things from that list in common. Thanks for sharing your facts! I'm now very intimidated about my facts and what I'll write.

    1. You're welcome, funny lady. Graeter's Mocha Chip is delish, but I have a soft spot for Homemade Turkish Coffee. Hellz yeah!

      Your facts are always always hilarious. Don't stress. Or make them up.

  6. Dear Amy,
    It looks like my accidental, serious much-up disaster on my blog had a bit wider a reach than I thought. I think it may be my fault you're award graphic went PFFT!
    Please forgive me and don't throw cans or trash at me at BlogHer this Summer.
    Sincerely and with many appologies,
    Chris the massive techno-idiot

    1. Hey Chris,
      I just noticed this because of your comment. Wonder what happened. That's odd. No worries. Only 3 people read my blog. Can't wait to meet you this summer!

    2. Can't wait back at ya!
      I discovered that erasing a pic on Google+? Erases it from EVERYTHING! I think instead of cutting and pasting like my tech-impaired person does, Lynne must have somehow linked the graphic to me. She's not using a Google owned thing so it probably didn't affect her. You, on the other hand...Poof!

    3. No worries. I stole the image back from Bev!


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