Tuesday, April 2, 2013

You are my blog award, my only blog award . . .

I'm just rousing from my chocolate egg induced coma, just having my second cup of coffee.  The house is quiet because the kids are at their grandparents.  All is calm, all is bright.  So, I'm not fully prepared to respond to the delightful news that my hilarious virtual friend, Bev over at Black Ink Paperie, (also known as my bloggy muse) nominated me for a Sunshine Award.  This amuses me on two counts: 1. I'm known more for my snark than my sunshine and 2.) so is Bev.

Here's a little about the award:
“The Sunshine Award is an award given by bloggers to other bloggers. The receivers of the Sunshine Award are bloggers who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogsphere.”

And now for the part that my friend Kristina loves: I have to share 7 facts about myself.  No offense, Bev, but I kinda hate this part.  I am truly honored that I bring sunshine to your already bright and sunny life, but I share quite a lot of warts with y'all.  Some bloggers (one of whom I plan to nominate) play loose with these rules and I appreciate that kind of rebel mindset.  I, however, will try to play fair and keep it brief.

1.  I was so set on loving the underdog as a kid that I had a crush on Anson Williams from Happy Days.  For those of you too young to recognize that name, does "Potsi" mean anything to you?


2. I have never owned a bikini in my adult (or teenage) life, but I did used to go to the pool (as a teenager) in shorts and a baggy t-shirt.

3. My love for funny men knows no bounds.  I'm looking at you Paul Rudd.

4. The first occupation I considered fit for me as a child was Queen.  Second choice: Ballerina.  Third choice: Waitress.  At least I achieved one of them.

5. I've officially become an old fogey because for the first time in my life I'm casting aspersions on language.  As a writer, I should be open to neologisms, but no.  I want to strangle tiny animals when I read LOL.  I don't mean to offend my gentle readership who brandish their texts, emails, facebook status/comments/messages, tweets, and blogs with LOLs, but can we agree that this abbreviation is freakin' overused?!  Is everything laugh-out-loud worthy?  I find that most funny things deserve a chortle at best.  So, please, for my sanity, send me a giggle every now and then.  Or even better, don't comment with what you are physically doing at the time.  I don't need the constant affirmation.  I'm secure with my funny.  And while you're at it, get off my lawn!

6. My late mother was a bargain hunter.  Whenever she would go clothes shopping, she had to lay out her purchases and marvel at them.  Anyone who was home at the time was invited to marvel alongside her.  When my siblings came home from college for breaks, they too were invited to marvel.  I now do this to my family.

7. My bubbie used to let me help her bake when I was little.  By help, of course, I mean that she would pour powdered sugar onto a paper towel and allow me to lap it up like a diabetic hound.  

Is that enough for you?  Hope so.  It's all you're getting. 

Now onto to nominations.  Since Bev nominated several that I planned to nominate, I - oh hell, I'm going to nominate them anyway.  They can just deal with the adoration:

Kate at Nested
AshleyRose at My Year of Star Trek
Anna at The Silent Isle
Julie at A Thought Grows
Laura at Slouching Towards Mediocrity
Kristin at The Lazy Fair

Go check out these smart and funny women!

24 comments:

  1. Fellow Potsi lover here, congratulations on your award...you and Bev are a couple of the shiniest bloggers I know!

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    1. Thanks, Jenn. Let's start a Middle-aged Lady Potsi Fan Club!

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  2. I'm sorry but I did have to laugh out loud at the LOL section! :) And I too am a Paul Rudd fan. Congratulations on your Sunshine Award!!

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    1. I knew I liked the cut of your jibb, Jennifer. Paul Rudd fans forever!

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  3. Thank you, Amy, for the nomination! And for the record, I think that you are an inspiration--your snark is inspirational and prolific. I will often think, "what snarky comment would Amy have for that hideous driver who nearly mowed down my mini-van?" (I already know your answer for if someone asks me if I'm pregnant...again.)

    WWAS (what would Amy say) is soon to be tatooed on my arm, in fact. So thank you. For everything.

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    1. Please don't tatoo anything having to do with me on your arm. That's too much pressure.

      Happy to nominate you, talented lady!

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  4. Potsi.. yup yup, why did I think he was cute? Maybe like you, I liked the underdog. Still, it was Captain Kirk I craved, so that doesn't explain everything. You know, just rereading that; I'm a hopeless nerd. Really, I need to find cooler crushes (can I hear an LOL?!).

    Thank you for thinking of me. I'm touched. I really am touched, but I mean my heart is touched too. It's fun to get a little hugs in the way of blog awards-- congratulations on your award. I think we should make buttons and buy a vest and start wearing our blog badges like a proud, discount chain drugstore greeter. I'm gonna.

    Thanks again, Amy-- so glad we blog around together.

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    1. I love that idea! Or we could get sashes like Girl Scouts. I always wanted to be a Girl Scout.

      Did you hit my email button at the top of the blog? It should work. But I'm happy to email you off-blog. Curious to hear what you have to say.

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  5. A PS: I tried to find your email addy to zip you a quick, personal note but couldn't find it. If you think of it, could you drop me a line at julieluek@gmail.com. Thanks. Julie

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  6. Thanks for the award, m'dear! I laughed out loud during your intro about you and Bev. Adore you both.

    I'm not accepting it today - but expect it tomorrow in my post! And maybe I'll nominate you again!

    Also, can we make our own award? Like the "F*ck you, I'm in a bear suit!" award for bloggers with no shame?

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    1. We can do anything we want! I do like Julie's idea for a vest with blog award buttons, or a Girl Scout sash. But a bear suit award is necessary, I think. We need to put our collective bear suit heads together soon . . .

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  7. Congratulations on your award! I love your 7 facts!

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    1. Thanks, Kristi! It's a little hug bloggers give each other.

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  8. ha! i'm so full of sunshine, my ass sparkles.
    miss amy, thank you for saying nice things about me. you are my hilarious virtual city friend. you have made my life brighter. your facts are very sweet but i feel you're leaving out the porn bits. i'll give you paul rudd for now because i'm having this wee karl pilkington thing. i tend to tear through my men quite fast so you might want to hide yours. xxxx

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    1. You caught me. No porn. Sorry. Who the hell is Karl Pilkington? Seriously. I only watch Netflix so I have limited knowledge of "television" or "news" or "life." I did, however, upon your recommendation finish season one of Call The Midwives. Loved it. Better than Downton.

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    2. Karl Pilkington may or may not be related to my inlaws and is the brunt of all of Ricky Gervais' humor in "An Idiot Abroad." Karl in India might be my favorite. But it's so hard to choose! Now what is this Midwife thing? Since we established long ago that I am a creepy stalking type.

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    3. Kate, Thanks for reminding me that I haven't watched The Ricky Gervais Show. I've been needing a new show and now I have it!

      Here's a link to the intro of Call the Midwives. It should be enough to convince you: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlGo9lEfftQ

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  9. For the sake of any tiny animals that might currently be in your vicinity, I won't say what I did when I read your post, particularly your #s 4and 7 but I"m not being hyperbolic. I agree with Anna. WWAS indeed!

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    1. Thank you for sparing the lives of my puppy (who doesn't deserve it) and our new rat (who is completely innocent). I just love that you're part of the conversation, Liza, no matter how silly it is.

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  10. Congratulations for your award .. good luck and success always ...

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    If you have time, please visit my blog and follow course .. .. thank you.

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      Thanks for stopping by and following. Please tell me the address for your blog.

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  11. ohhhhhhhhhhh Potsie...my dren....

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  12. Well, here is another award, the Liebster Blog Award, love your blog and wanted others to know about it. Check out the rules and such at http://beingpositivewithadepressivesoul.blogspot.com/2013/04/two-liebster-awards-in-one-weekwoohoo.html COngrats to you!!

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