Thank you!   4 comments

An odd thing happened today… Long Life Cats and Dogs honored me with an award. I say odd because I’m still learning all the ins and outs of blogging and the blogosphere. I never thought I’d ever start or even want to blog. I’ve always hated writing, journalling especially. Yet here I am. And there are even people out there reading it! People unrelated to me. People I only know from reading their usually funny and often poignant blogposts.

Miss D and I are so grateful. We will continue to share our WTF moments with you and look forward to reading about how your lives have been touched by the animals who choose to share it.

Now, the way I understand it, in order to truly accept this award, one must also

1. Share seven things about yourself.

2. Link back to the person who nominated you.

3. Place the award on your blog.

4. Nominate seven other fabulous bloggers, link them to this post and comment on their blogs, letting them know they have been nominated.

So, here goes:

1.  (I’m thinking. This is difficult!) Um…. OK, here’s one. I have a masters degree is statistics and am currently employed as a statistical programmer. The typical responses I receive when I tell people what I do are “Ah, sadistics”; “Ew”; and utter silence accompanied by a facial expression usually associated with foul smells. (I secretly hope for the third response. It makes me giggle.)

2. Boxing against a heavy bag is my new favorite form of exercise.

3. My favorite TV show these days is Phineas and Ferb. I have a hard time believing seven year olds would get even half the jokes.

4. I started knitting about 10 years ago as a way to meet new people after a terrible breakup. Signing up for that class was the best decision I ever made. Not only have I found an addictive and wonderful hobby, but I have made new friends and been welcomed into the most loving community of people the world over.

5. My favorite books are Silas Marner and Adam Bede, both by George Eliot.

6. I only read Silas Marner because all the protagonists in the books on my high school reading list mentioned how they were forced to read it in high school.

7. I have always considered myself to be extremely shy, but have only recently been diagnosed with social phobia. People with social phobia/anxiety have an intense and irrational fear of being watched and judged by others, and of doing things that will embarrass them. So, you can imagine how crazy it seems to me that I even joined Facebook, much less started blogging out here for all the world to see. And how much I shall treasure this award. (I have spent almost two hours on this list as I keep editing it for fear of embarrassing myself by sharing too much. And now I’m berating myself for mentioning that. And berating myself for berating myself. It’s a vicious cycle. OK, moving on…)

I would like to pass this wonderful award on to

Fear the Beards: two schnauzers after my own heart. Their photos always make me smile and send my heart aflutter. I love schnauzers.

Knit On Regardless: not only a witty writer, but a fantastic friend and a killer knitter 😀 I am so grateful to have you in my life (and we both know why)

M’Unique: nepotism at its best. If it weren’t for my mom and her blog, I never would have had the courage to start one of my own. Her gift for color, design, and creativity astound me.

I know I’m supposed to nominate seven, but I am honestly so new to this world that I simply haven’t started following others until very recently. But I follow these three religiously!

4 responses to “Thank you!

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  1. congratulations!!!


  2. Thank you very much!! I think I can relate to your number 7. I mean, you wouldn’t think so with the amount of chatter I can come up with, but it’s nervous chatter! I will do my best to find another lovely seven bloggers 🙂
    PS: My favs are the WTF moments. Always hilarious!


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