Well, I’ve made it. Not only was I nominated for a pay-it-forward blog award, but I’m actually accepting it and selecting some worthy recipients. Professor Pop Culture himself, Clay Morgan, chose me to receive The Stylish Blogger Award. If you haven’t checked out Clay’s blog, EduClaytion, head over there. He’s a great writer, and he seems to know something about everything (or is it everything about something?)
I find it ironic, though, that the acknowledgment I’m getting is The Stylish Blogger Award. The last time the adjective stylish was used anywhere near my name, it was in the context of The Before Picture.
Still, I’m taking it, just like I would anything shiny or imaginary.
But first, the rules of the award dictate that I must tell you 7 things about myself. If you can’t leave the room, you may wish to sit down.
7 Facts About Me You May Be Better Off Not Knowing:
- I can sneeze like Donald Duck.
- I am the 1999 Bahraini Women’s National Caber-Toss Champion.
- I am the third funniest woman my husband’s ever met.
- My bad habits include leaving lights on and cupboard doors open.
- I’d rather go to the dentist than do a craft.
- I grew up on a farm, inhaling pesticides, which could explain a lot.
- I’m abandoning my family to go to Oprah’s Post-Oscar Party in L.A.
There you go. Now, it’s my turn to pass on the love. There are lots well-deserving bloggers out there, many of whom Clay mentioned in his post. But there are others too, some of whom I’m naming below.
Here are my 6 nominees for The Stylish Blogger Award:
Comedy of Errers: Marianne is the Queen of Self-Deprecation; she’s intelligent and out-there hilarious.
Julie Gardner: She’s a writer, a mom, and a former English teacher. On days when I look at my marking pile, I envy her.
Lori Dyan: Funny and saucy and driven. To borrow her phrase, she’s my sister-from-another-mister.
See Theo Run: Harriet Fancott describes her experiences parenting in an open adoption. She is funny, honest, and charming; she also loves movies I’ve never heard of.
Worn Ragged – Mommies on the Edge: Lorraine is a mother from Calgary who writes with a side order of snark. She’s the only blogger I follow who has a PhD in Medieval Gynecology.
In order to accept The Stylish Blogger Award, these nominees must do the following:
- Write seven things about yourself.
- Present the award to six bloggers.
- Contact those people.
- Create a link back to the person who did this for you.
If these nominees do not wish to accept the nomination, they can donate money to Kiva or ignore this post. The choice is theirs.
And for the rest of you, if you’re still reading, thanks for sticking around. Now go visit their blogs. It might help to get the Donald-Duck-sneeze-image out of your head.