A big thank you to Olive over at Newtbyolivemegamean for this nomination! She’s a blogger who wants to “pursue something different every week.” She is a beautiful and remarkable young woman of mixed race who talks about balancing two almost opposite cultures and the obstacles she has faced and is still facing. She talks about being open-minded, which is an admirable quality and something that everybody should aspire to embrace. If you don’t already follow her, you will find her blogs inspiring, interesting and entertaining.
• Display the award on your blog.
• Thank the person who nominated you.
• Share 7 facts about yourself.
• Nominate up to 15 bloggers for the award.
SEVEN FACTS ABOUT ME:
1. I NEVER discuss politics…publicly or privately…even with my closest friends. (It’s one of those situations where you can ask but if I tell you, I’ll have to kill you.)
2. When I was younger, at least once a week, one or two men would walk up to me and say “has anybody ever told you that you look like Angie Dickinson?” One of them actually said “Ms. Dickinson, can I have your autograph?” (They were obviously all drunk.)
3. Many times, I have been called “Scarlett O’Hara,” a “firecracker”, a “Southern spitfire”, a “force of nature”, “Joan of Arc” and a “Puritan.” (I declah! Whateva do they mean?)
4. I despise junk mail and unsolicited credit card offers, especially when they are addressed to my former name. I take advantage of their postage paid return envelopes by cramming them full of my utility, cable and credit card outer envelopes along with grocery store advertisements and everything else I can find. It is accompanied with the following message: “As long as you keep sending me your junk, you will continue to pay the postage for my junk.” It works. (Now bite me.)
5. I watched my own knee surgery and asked the doctor if I could put the screws into my femur and tibia. He said “no.” It pissed me off but he did let me snip the last stitch on one of my incisions. (Putting a sharp pair of scissors in the hands of a “firecracker” you have pissed off? Not a good idea. He was lucky.)
6. I very rarely leave my house. When I do and I come out of the store, I can never find my car because I don’t drive it enough to recognize it. I know it’s an Infiniti and I know it’s silver but sometimes I walk right by it. When I finally do find it, I think “well, law day…is that what my car looks like?” (This gal needs to get out more. On second thought, nah.)
7. Asking me to come up with seven facts about myself is like asking me to walk all the way through my house on my hands. (Wait a minute. I can actually do that. Never mind.)
1. https://firstname.lastname@example.org This blog is by a young mother who is a devout Muslim. She tells about her life, raising her five children (basically without a husband) and how her family reacted to her conversion. She gives excellent information about her faith, which in so many ways, parallels other faiths. If like me, you are interested in other religions, she is more than happy to oblige with the renderings of scriptures and prayers. She has become a wonderful friend and her blog is well worth checking out.
2. https://email@example.com This blog will have you in stitches and you will sometimes almost pee in your pants. (I know most people say “pee my pants” or “pee the bed.”) I have never understood that phrasing, because aren’t you actually IN your pants and IN your bed when you pee? Anyway, I would call the posts “a hoot, a holler and a high-de-ho!” If you need a pick-me-up or a hearty laugh, check out this blog.
3. https://staceyloringblog.com She is a new find for me and she is fucking hilarious. She describes herself as “crass, crude, controversial, politically IN-correct and opinionated.” She is indeed that. She reminds me of me…unapologetic curse words, snarky remarks, biting humor, telling it like it is and roaring while you do it! You should check out her blog if you aren’t already following her. For those of you who are interested in the paranormal, she also writes about that. (Sign me up for a voodoo doll!)
(Footnote: When I told her I was nominating her, she said “it better not be that Leibster bullshit!”) See what I mean? Irreverent and my kind of gal!
4. https://firstname.lastname@example.org This blog is about a lovely man who is battling cancer. He has an equally lovely partner, standing for the most part in the background. (We should all remember those who silently offer support because they too, are suffering.) He tells of his treatments and always tries to put on a brave face, even when it is difficult. Those of us who have been touched by this horrible disease in some way or another can understand the trials and tribulations. Give him a read. You will find his blog uplifting and as I said, you will come to know two extraordinary and lovely men.
6. https://JohnCoyote@wordpress.com John posts his own poetry which sometimes has an almost audible sadness but his gentleness never fails to come through. He is so generous in promoting and re-blogging others’ work. He has known grief, disappointment and loss but has never let it diminish his love of life…and it shows. He is a veteran, which touches my heart as well as many others, I’m sure. Give him a read, if you don’t already.
Of course, there is no pressure to participate but I happen to know Brian Cranston personally and if you don’t…HE WILL FIND YOU!