Daily Archives: November 19, 2011

“Liebster Blog” or “Lobstah Roll” Award?*

Saturday morning I woke up and found I had gotten an award I’d never heard of – The Liebster Blog Award!

Lori Franks of Sunny Side Up, nominated me, and I am touched.  Especially since Lori is such an upbeat person and I am, well, not so much.  Lori’s blog is unfailingly cheerful, funny, and makes me feel good.  And her banner — with  a lovely image of Black-eyed Susans — makes me feel sunny, too.  So thanks Lori.  Thanks for thinking of me, for making my day, and for pointing out four other blogs that I can read while I’m supposed to be working.  I presume you have also agreed support me when I get fired.

Here is what I learned about the Liebster Blog Award, casually plagiarized from Lori’s blog post:

About this award: This award is given to blogs that have less than 200 followers and deserve more recognition and encouragement. There are some guidelines that have to be followed while giving or receiving the Award.

  • Thank the blogger who gave you the Award
  • Pick 5 small blogs that are worth the honors
  • Spread the word about the Liebster Award

So here I am doing just that.  (Only I mostly don’t know how many followers folks have.  Then again, I have been a rule-breaker before this!)

My nominees are – drum roll please –

Charles writes this fabulous blog:  Mostly Bright Ideas .  He talks about family, his childhood, his escapades, his likes and dislikes.  He makes you laugh, cry, and want to read and reread his best posts.  Of course, I haven’t figured out which of his posts is the best one.  Whichever one I am reading is the best one.  I don’t actually know how many followers he has.  But if you’re not one of them, you should be.

Eleanor’s blog is How The Hell Did I End Up Here.  Eleanor is hip, funny, and damn sassy.  She’s here in my neck of the woods, Virginia, and she and I agree on politics and we are both bitches smart and articulate.

Prairie Wisdom is a storyteller and a crafts-person, making wonderful creations out of stuff that would appear useless to me.    She has a wonderful sense of balance in her life, great humor and lots of love to spare for her family and her blogging friends.

I first saw a clever comment by RVing Girl after a vacation in Maine.  During that trip there were a zillion RVs on the road, and they were all in front of me, which made me grumpy and decidedly anti-RV.  Somehow, I overcame my crankiness, and clicked on her link.  I hope you do too – click that is.  She’s smart, funny.  That’s why I like her.

SandyLikeABeach is a hoot.  She is a survivor whose skills include goat herding.  Really.  She practically has a college degree in it, and you know, not many folks do.  [But hey, I remember when, in 2008 when they were looking into the Democratic candidates’ background.  You had Dick Gephardt’s father the milkman, John Edward’s father the factory worker, and Barak Obama’s father, the goat-herd….] Check out Sandy’s very funny writing!

My husband, John, complains says that I never pass up an opportunity to tell a story.  That’s not true, though.

Still, I never won an award before.  Well, except for the time I was given an Academy Award.  Really.  It happened in the summer of 1983 …

Thanks again Lori!  Here’s your Lobstah Roll:

Lobstah Roll (Thank you Google Images!)

* I use this title at Lori’s insistence.  She threatened to tell Mom if I didn’t.  And since I don’t know her Mom, I have NO  IDEA what she’d do to me for telling.  If Lori tells my Mom, who is in Heaven, well there’s just no tellin’ the trouble that’ll kick up.  So I’m playin’ it safe.

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