Mama Diaries

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Outstanding Blogger Award


I'd like to thank Norbu Wangdi for giving me the Outstanding Blogger Award.

The rules on this one are:

1.  Thank the person who nominated you.

2. Say seven things about yourself.

3. Choose 15 bloggers to give the award to.

Since I've had quite a few of these things arrive at my pad, I'm just going to follow the first part and thank Norbu.  If you don't know him, be sure to pay him a visit.  I find the posts he shares to be quite fascinating, as they reveal a lot about his country and culture.

As far as the things about myself go, I don't know if I have any new material that you don't already know.  So I'll give you a couple of things, but then I'll let you ask me questions.  Is there anything you really want to know about me?  If so, leave your questions in the comment section, and I'll answer them. (Maybe.)

Here are a few things:

1.  I am good at playing basketball and throwing a football (which I do regularly with my son).  I was a complete tomboy when I was a kid.  I used to play football and basketball with all the neighborhood boys.  (I was the quarterback.)  In fact, I had way more fun playing with them, then hanging out with girls.  (Dirt biking was another fun activity I did with them.) I'd still rather be hiking in the woods than blabbing on a telephone.

2.  On my girly side, I've done several beauty pageants.  This may be shocking.  Why would a tomboy be interested in pretty dresses and makeup?  But I was.  I did very well in the Miss Ohio US Teen pageant.  I won the scholastic achievement award, and was second in talent (which to this day, I'm very upset about, because the only reason I didn't get first, was because the Debussy piano piece I played exceeded the time limit.  Grrr.!)

3.  I've always enjoyed writing, but I never ever thought I'd be an author.  It was my daughter who convinced me to do it when she was three years old!  The first "chapter book" I'd ever written was, The Kingdom in the Clouds.  I was eight years old.  I even illustrated it.  I still have that thing somewhere in my pile of stuff.


I'm going to skip naming 15 bloggers, because I just nominated a bunch recently for another award.  But if you'd like to take this and share things about yourself on your blog, feel free to do so!

Again, if you have anything you'd like to ask me, go ahead and ask.  I'll post answers in my next blog post.  

46 comments:

  1. Hello, greetings and good wishes.

    Congratulations on getting the lovely award. Fantastic.

    Best wishes.

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    1. Thanks! And thank you so much for stopping by!

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  2. Congrats! And great details about yourself. :)

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    1. It's so hard to keep coming up with interesting tidbits about myself, since I've been getting these awards for almost 4 years, now. Glad you enjoyed what I shared.

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  3. I admire your tomboy side. I'm not athletic at all! I just got tagged on another one, too--and that's the hardest part. You have to come up with a bunch of people and they may not even want to be tagged! I've seen a few bloggers post "we're a no-awards blog," which I guess means DON'T nominate them ever?

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    1. It is really hard to keep coming up with people. I won't ever be a "no awards" blog. Even though I've gotten a lot of these, I still like to acknowledge the giver to give them some attention.

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  4. Congratulations! Tomboys are sexy. I married one.

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  5. Congrats! Nothing wrong with being a tomboy, can have the best of both worlds

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    1. Sure. It was a great way to get lots of boyfriends. ;0)

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  6. It was great reading about you, Sherry!

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    1. Glad you enjoyed reading yet more things about me. ;0)

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  7. time to publish KINGDOM IN THE CLOUDS

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    1. I think it needs a lot of revision! ;0)

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  8. that is pretty cool you were a writer so early on...and illustrated it...I wrote up until leaving college and then let it go for about15 years or so...hey you were perfect balance between tomboy and pageant queen eh? smiles...I am sure your son appreciates you throwing the ball with him...my wife is getting pretty good at football too...ha

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    1. My son loves that I play football with him. That kid is a pretty good quarterback, too!

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  9. What was the Debussy piece? How do you pronounce Debussy? I did the pageant thing once. I was a finalist, and I won the talent award. If I had voted for myself, I would have won Miss Congeniality. That would have been kind of ironic.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Deux Arabesques No. 1, duh-byoo-See, and you would've been totally the best Miss Congeniality ever! What did you do for talent?

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  10. I couldn't think of a better blogger to get this award. Congratulations!!!

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    1. Thanks, Chrys! That's so kind of you to say!

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  11. Congratulations ! You certainly are well worthy of the award.
    It was nice to read about your achievements. I knew there was something very special about you,
    I fell in love with your postings too.

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    1. Thank you! I appreciate your nice comments!

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  12. Congratulations and thanks for sharing... I used to love playing basketball, but then started getting hurt too much

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    1. Basketball is a ton of fun. I don't get to shoot hoops much anymore, but once in a while, I'll go the the court at the park and toss a few through the net.

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  13. Mam thanks for accepting my award and watering my little space[ Norbu Wangdi's blog].

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    1. You're welcome - and thank you! I hope you get some new followers from it.

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  14. Congrats! I know you're super tough and wanting to complete a bucket list (with skydiving!) Is there anything that you're scared to do?

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    1. I've made a list and put it in the next post, but I wouldn't want to cliff dive. Too afraid of what might be under the water that I can't see. (I don't even like diving off a diving board at a regular swimming pool . . yet I really like to swim.).

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  15. Congrats on the award. Joining beauty pageants must have been quite an experience.

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    1. It was fun in a way, and I'm glad I did it. But there is so much politics, and the nasty stuff that goes on between many of the contestants during the pageants really ruins things.

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  16. Congratulations on a wonderful well deserved award.

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  17. Hi Sherri! Congrats on your much-deserved award! How awesome that your three-year-old daughter was the inspiration to your becoming an author :)

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    1. Three-year-olds can be very influential!

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  18. congrats...
    you deserve it...no doubt...

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  19. I was just stopping by to let you know that I nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award, but I see you already got that one too! ;)

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    1. Haha! Yes, I think just about all of them have landed here. But thank you so much! I'll give you a shout-out so hopefully you'll get some traffic to your site.

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  20. Your piece was too long? Ug. Flusterbating. Well, I'm voting for you. In my book you did get first place. ;)

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    1. Thanks! I wonder if your vote would count after almost thirty years? :0)

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    2. Thanks! I wonder if your vote would count after almost thirty years? :0)

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