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An Award And A Request

Sadly, it is Sunday night, which means that the weekend is over. However as tragic at that is, I do have some good news to share with you all that should provide a modicum of happiness and quell your misery somewhat. I have been awarded the Liebster Blog Award, which means some other lucky bloggers will also be receiving an award tonight! Huzzah!

This is a lovely award given to bloggers that have fewer than 200 followers who deserve a little extra recognition, and what makes this award even more lovely is that it is simple to accept. All that is required is that you thank your nominator and then pass the award on to 5 worthy blogs.

My award comes to me from John Phillips at Is It Possible To See It All, and I would like to give him my heartfelt thanks for nominating me!

Before I reveal the winners, I would just like to mention that I am unsure how to tell how many followers a blog has. Therefore if one of the winners has more than 200 followers, I’m sorry for not realizing you were already famous.

Okay, now that that’s out of the way, I’m gonna head straight to the nominations, because I know you’re all waiting with bated breath to see who shall win this coveted award. Drum roll please!

And the winners are:

  1. Diatribes and Ovations
  2. The Naked Envelope
  3. Boggleton Drive
  4. Ramblings Of An Average Midwesterner
  5. @GrumpyComments

And voila! Congratulations to the winners! Head on over to check out all these great blogs; you won’t be disappointed!

Also, because it’s Earth Day (for another 45 minutes anyway where I am) and because there just wasn’t enough weird randomness in this post, I shall leave you with this heartfelt request:

Photo credit: Someecards.com

We all need to do our part in protecting Mother Earth.

Until next time, dear readers!

 


You’re All My Liebster Friends!

For all of those wondering, it was intentional that I used “liebster” and not “lobster” in the title.

“Liebster” is a German word for “dearest” or “beloved”, therefore you’re all my beloved friends, and are not in fact my lobster friends.

But if you want to be my lobster friends, that’s fine too. I don’t discriminate against crustaceans.

The reason you’re all my liebster (and lobster) friends is that you always know how to make me smile and I enjoy making all of you smile.  Smiles for everyone!

Also, I’ve been nominated for the Liebster Blog Award! Maybe I should have said that first. It would have made more sense… Oh well.  In addition, I’ve also been nominated for the Versatile Blogger award!  I am now especially smiley today because tadams4u from Laughing at Everyday Life saw fit to nominate me for these 2 (!) awards!

I am always flattered and honoured to be nominated. You get that nice, warm, fuzzy feeling inside when you realize that people actually read and enjoy your writing! It’s a great feeling and I love passing on that feeling to others, I really do. But sometimes the little rules attached to these awards can seem a little tedious. A little fun too, but still tedious. So I choose to look at them more as guidelines than anything else; you can follow as much or as little of them as you want. I figure as long as you’re sincere in your gratitude and in your own nominations, then that’s all that matters.  :)

The awards I received are the Liebster Blog Award, which is awarded to bloggers with less than 200 followers who need a little extra recognition:

And the Versatile Blogger Award (Hooray! My second one!), which is basically awarded to any blog that you enjoy:

Now here are the rules for these lovely awards:

Versatile Blogger Award :

  1. Nominate 15 fellow bloggers  (or as many as you deem worthy)
  2. Inform the bloggers of their nomination. 
  3. Share 7  things about yourself. 
  4. Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to them. 
  5. Add the “Versatile Blogger Award” pic to your blog post. 

Liebster Blog Award :

  1. Again, thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their blog.
  2. Nominate 5 other blogs with less than 200 followers (I think I’m going to take a page from tadams4u’s book and roll this one together with the Versatile Blogger Award lol)
  3. Let the nominees know about said nomination
  4. Lastly, add the “Liebster Blog Award” image to your post.

Welp, I better get started. First, I’m going to share 7 things about myself, but since I already did this just a short while ago with my last Versatile Blogger Award, I’m going to go through this at warp speed compared to last time.

  1. I can speak French.
  2. I’m very quiet and reserved in person. (I like to have an air of mystery around me lol)
  3. I hate green peppers.
  4. I have brown eyes.
  5. I have a dog.
  6. I like yoga, but don’t do it as often as I’d like.
  7. I have strange sense of humour (in case you hadn’t noticed)

Now onto the nominations. Like I said, I’m rolling both these awards into one, so the nominees shall receive both the Versatile Blogger Award and the Liebster Blog Award (2 for the price of 1!)  I really have no idea how to tell how many followers a blogger has if they opt not to post it, so hopefully those I nominate don’t actually have 1,000 followers or something. If you happen to have more than 200 followers, please don’t be offended that I thought you were just an awesome up-and-coming blogger, and not an awesome, already famous blogger.

The nominees are fairly new discoveries for me and they are all unique in their own way. Some are humorous, some are thought-provoking, some are a mixture of both, but all of them are enjoyable:

Well, that meets the Liebster Blog Award quota at least… good enough. Make sure to check out these excellent bloggers and don’t forget to also visit my liebster nominator Laughing at Everyday Life!

Rock on my lobster friends! Rock on!


I’m Very Versatile

I am very happy to announce that I have been nominated for The Versatile Blogger Award! Huzzah! My first award! I’d like to thank the Academy… I mean, I’d like to thank HaLin from Haphazard Linkages for nominating me. Your sense of humour is only surpassed by your ability to inundate (in the best possible way) your posts with sesquipedalian terms (I will never tire of that word) ;)

Now, the rules for this award are as follows:

1. Thank the person who gave you this award and include a link to their blog. (Check! But I’ll say it again: thank you!)

2. Share 7 things about yourself

3. Choose 15 blogs/bloggers that you enjoy and nominate them for the Versatile Blogger Award

Alright, let’s see, 7 things about myself:

1. I am left-handed. Here’s an interesting fact about lefties:

“If the left side of your brain controls the right side of your body, and the right side of your brain controls the left side of your body, then left-handed people must be the only ones in their right minds.”

~ W.C. Fields

2. My birthday is April 4th (almost there!), which makes my zodiac sign Aries, the Ram. This suits me perfectly as I can be extremely stubborn, headstrong and prone to headbutting ;)

3. In the last 5 years, I have lived in 6 different cities: Ste. Anne, MB (Canada); Winnipeg, MB (Canada); Skibbereen, Co. Cork (Ireland), Killarney, Co. Kerry (Ireland); Prince George, BC (Canada) and now finally Kelowna, BC (Canada).

4. I am a proud geek who enjoys the geeky things in life such as: Sci-Fi (including Star Wars and Star Trek), Fantasy,  Anime, video games, memes, technology, Monty Python… There’s probably more, but let’s move on to the next one.

5. I am not a picky person. I generally can find something to enjoy in just about anything. One can usually find something good to say about any song, food, movie, TV show, book, art piece, etc. as long as you’re willing to look for it. Most people tend to look for the bad in things (e.g. “This movie is full of plot holes!”, “The lyrics to this song are grammatically incorrect!”, “My sandwich is asymmetrical!”), when it’s really very easy to see the good (e.g. “What colourful explosions this movie has!”, “These simple lyrics are fun and easy to sing along with!”, “My sandwich has bacon in it!”).

6. What else… This is harder than I thought. I… am tall? That’s something right? At 5’10 (177.8 cm), I’m considered taller than average for a woman. I’ve never minded being tall or anything, but I sometimes wish I were a little shorter just so that I could wear heels and not tower over everyone in the room.

7. And… let’s just pretend I added another one here. You can make something up if you want;  maybe it will even end up being true :)

Now I’m supposed to nominate 15 other blogs/bloggers, but I’m not going to do that many, because I’m a rebel.

But seriously, I haven’t been doing this long enough to really have gotten to know 15 other blogs, so I’m just going to nominate a few with whom I’ve managed to become at least somewhat familiar. So without further ado, here are my nominations for The Versatile Blogger Award (in no particular order):

Tanguyenable

dontthinktheworst

Pouring My Art Out

– titillatingthoughts

– Off on a Tangent

They are all enjoyable and amusing in their own way and I highly recommend perusing their blogs  when you have the chance.

So in conclusion, thank you all, dear readers, for your support, comments and likes for my blog. I shall endeavour to continue rambling about random things as best I can.

Sincerely,

Chris, Random Deviations


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