~Actual photograph of Robin Coyle. My what a big mouth you have Grandma.
I am remiss in not acknowledging a fair few blogging awards. My apologies go to the lovely (and astute, I might add) fellow-bloggers who deemed me worthy.
Because I need to remedy this situation, I am accepting all the awards at once. I know, I know. I’m breaking the rules. But I like to think I am bending, not breaking. My mother wouldn’t approve if I broke them.
The awards’ rules are similar so I am mushing them together.
1. Add the award to your blog. To be done.
2. Thank the bloggers who gave them to you and include a link to their blog. Check.
3. Mention random things about yourself. See below.
4. List the rules. You are reading my mushed version of them.
5. Give the award to more bloggers. See below.
Random Things you ask?
- I hate bringing in the garbage cans. Random enough?
- My uncle was a stage manager, actor, and director on Broadway. As a result, love the theater and know the words to the songs of every Broadway musical ever made. Except for the production of Spring Awakening from three years ago. I hated it.
- My dog William sits on the chair behind me while I write. On MY chair, not another chair. His choice, not mine.
- Most of my education comes from crossword puzzles. I know more about history, the bible, Shakespeare, etc. from the Wall Street Journal and New York Times’ crossword puzzles rather than from university.
- I’ve solved several world problems while puttering in the garden. Best productive thinking time ever. Mr. Obama should call me.
- I call myself a book-lover, but don’t allow myself much time to read. What is up with that?
- I make a mean guacamole. Wanna come over for margaritas and chips for my award ceremony?
My nominees you ask with bated breath? The lovely people who nominated me for the awards!
Shian Writes – Versatile Blogger award. Shian is a writer, poet, and movie buff, but she is keeping the rest a secret. Shhh . . .
Before I Forget – Liebster Award. You never know what you are going to get here – music, cartoons, writing, thoughts about her classroom, etc. – but she always amuses.
Fly Away Home Book – Liebster Award. Maggie is a Jersey Shore girl (no, not the TV show) transplanted in Norway and a published author. Oh, and she is delightful.
All Things Boys – Kreativ Blogger Award. The title of Arnel’s blog is misleading. She shares her humorous take on LIFE.
C.B. Wentworth – Kreativ Blogger Award (Hey, shouldn’t it be “Kreativ Speller Award?”). Here you will find essays, poetry, music, travel, and a potpourri of other fun or interesting reads. Or both.
Sara Flower’s Blog – Beautiful Blogger Award. Sara is a fellow writer and inspiration. Plus, she described me as beauty with brains so I think I am in love with her.
Mike is Happy. Relatively. – Beautiful Blogger Award. I laugh out loud at every one of Mike’s posts. Roll on the floor laughter.
Ella Dee – Thank You Award and ABC Award. Ella Dee’s blog tag line is “I like words. My favourite word is happy.” Gotta love someone like her.
Fear No Weebles – Sunshine and Beautiful Blogger Award. Another fellow writer and her blog is just plain fun. Watch for her “Hot Dead Guy” contests.
Fashion and Style Guru – Very Inspiring Blogger Award and One Lovely Blog Award. They blog about, well . . . fashion and style, but it is more than an issue of Glamour Magazine. By the way, the photo at the top of their blog is me.
The View Outside – Reader Appreciation Award. Vikki makes me think about writing and the process of writing. Always a good thing.
Wanton Creation – Reader Appreciation Award. As per his “About” page, “I read, write, teach, love, fly, timetravel…ahem…and I live in Australia. Sometimes I like to travel by kangaroo (this is a lie, nobody actually does this).”
Thank you, thank you, thank you for the awards. I’m blushing.
Note to the nominees ~ don’t feel you need to accept and nominate others again, unless you want to!
Mike is Happy said:
I’m grateful you’re rolling for me.
I’m grateful for your nomination!
Which I get from living in an All Things Boys Atmosphere… 🙂 Maybe I should change the name of my blog… Thank you kindly, Robin!
Nope – don’t change a thing!
Wow, Robin. I think you scooped up more awards than ‘Titanic’! Go you! And thank you very, very much! 🙂
It is a little embarrassing. Especially embarrassing that it took me to long to acknowledge them.
NO IT’S NOT! It’s totally deserved! 🙂
Well aren’t you the sweetest thing ever.
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Russel Ray Photos said:
I’ve also been remiss in accepting awards. Now, however, there are so many that I could never catch up. I just thank the person presenting the award and move on.
The main problem that I have with awards is all the work involved in accepting them — questions from A to Z, seven things about me, finding 15 people to pass the award on to, etc.
Another problem is not knowing who has received the awards. Some put them on their blog but many do not.
Accepting the awards is time consuming. I didn’t realize how many unaccepted awards I had until I put the post together. How embarrassing.
I’ve seen many bloggers who have a policy to NOT accept awards. Some don’t even bother to acknowledge (or thank the nominator) that they were nominated. Rather rude.
Congratulations! You deserve every award you get!
Thank you so much Judith. How kind of you to say . . .
Kind, perhaps, but also absolutely sincere. 😎
Vanessa Chapman said:
Congrats, and a great list of random facts! I’m wondering, can we combine a couple of things from the list for your soiree so that there are hits from the musicals playing in the background whilst we drink our margaritas and eat our guacamole? The more margaritas we drink, the more we can join in singing along to the musicals; can I request South Pacific and Bugsy Malone? They are my two favourites for singing along to.
Great idea. A themed party with raucous singing to show tunes. The neighbors will love it. Oh, and South Pacific is a favorite too!
Vikki (The View Outside) said:
Congratulations honey, on all your awards….much deserved 🙂
Awwwww, thank you soooo much!!!!!! 🙂 I am honoured!
I love being called honey. Right back at you honey!
Vikki (The View Outside) said:
Lol, I call everyone hon or honey *snigger*
It just sounds so nice 🙂
Congrats on all the awards. 🙂
What time where you thinking about having the margaritas and chips? 😀
Say six-ish. Bring your bathing suit. We have a pool.
Congratulations, thats a lot of (well deserved) awards!
Its always fun to be nominated (even if they resemble chain letters).
What time should I stop by for margaritas and chips… I love guacamole!
They are a tad like chain letters but much more fun. No nasty death threats if you don’t respond within one hour.
Come by around 6:00. A pitcher of margaritas will be waiting for you.
C.B. Wentworth said:
I love it when people break the rules! 🙂
No, no, no. I BENT the rules. (But I love it when people break rules too.)
Madame Weebles said:
Thanks lady!! And I envy your guac-making skill. Mine always comes out tasting like green library paste for some reason.
Here is my super-top secret-don’t tell anyone hint. Less library paste, more avocado. And you should drink less tequila while making your version honey.
Madame Weebles said:
Sure, NOW you tell me.
Sorry, sorry, sorry. I should have told you sooner, but my teeth were pasted to my tongue from eating your guacamole and I couldn’t speak.
Ok, still laughing out loud by your reply.
Thank you so much. You are a great tiller of the soil of the WP community garden 😉 I’ll keep this nomination up my sleeve as I’m while I’m entertaining myself reading posts of possible fresh nominees.
… and while I’m re-reading your posts about writing tips & reading what you write!
Sorry it took so long to thank you properly! Argh!
Now I’m off to write my next riveting post. Tee hee.
I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve said the awards can be overwhelming. But you most certainly deserve them. 🙂
Overwhelming is an understatement. Hence, I put off taking the time to acknowledge them. It isn’t that I’m not honored, but it took be about 3 hours to put this together.
And thank you for saying I deserve them. I hope you weren’t drinking heavily and will regret saying it in the morning. 🙂
Perfectly sober and just stating the truth. 🙂
Wow, you really were racking up quite the award list! Congrats. They are all well-deserved. And I’m with you on the book reading thing. For as much as I love reading, I never have enough time to do so other than in bits and pieces. 🙂
I am on the next episode of Hoarders: Blog Awards.
Why, why, why don’t we MAKE time to read just like we MAKE time to do the laundry?
What? I’m supposed to do the laundry? Whoops…
Nah . . . just buy need when you need something clean to wear.