I’m Versatile?


So as I was tooling around doing anything and everything non-blog related and I happened upon one of my less frequently checked email addresses. You know that address you usually sign up for everything with? Yeah. That one. I usually only log in once a week at best to clean up clutter but this time I’d been so incredibly caught up with the world around me that I neglected it for nearly two weeks.

After sifting through the multitude of WordPress messages threatening me to moderate my comments I came across an email from a blogger I haven’t spoken with in a fortnight. It was Dragonfae over at Among the Crystals, Dragons and Fae. She inquired about my well-being and politely informed me that I had been tagged in one of her posts.  An overwhelming amount of guilt washed over me at that very moment. Her blog used to be a regular read for me. She’s a kindred soul and we share the same humble beginnings in the blogging world. We both just wanted to put what was on our minds somewhere where people could see. Unfortunately a recent spike in my life outside of the Matrix caused me to neglect not only my blog, but hers and about a dozen other people I stalk– err… follow.

I’ve neglected my mistress of random unconventional observations  over at Fix it or Deal

I’ve forsaken the twisted writing of the force known as the Blurt

I’ve let the eloquently written tales from Herding Cats in Hammond River pass me by…

I’ve missed out on my little Thoughtsy growing up…

I’ve even been oblivious to the real-life joys, trials and tribulations of my dear lady Thypolar

I could go on forever but you get my point. Needless to say when she said she mentioned me in a post I was expecting to be burned at the virtual stake for blogging heresy.

Quite the contrary.

Instead of raking me across the coals for being an unfaithful blend I was actually christened with a bloggy award. In fact I was given the prestigious Versatile Blogger Award. I’d seen it around for quite a long time now but never expected it to grace my wall.  I thought about it for a bit. I wondered, do I truly deserve an award like this? A guy who hasn’t written a real post in weeks? A blog that often reads like a sociopath’s diary?

But then I realized where else can you get a recipe for Peanut Butter Muffins, look at custom illustrations ranging from serial killers to faeries, read movie reviews and indulge in random rants from religion to noisy neighbors. If that’s not versatile I dunno what is. So on behalf of myself and all the other voices that reside in my head, we thank you for the recognition.

Now on to my award duties. As a stipulation for accepting this I must:

  • Post a link to the Versatile Blogger who gave you the award. [DONE]
  • Share seven things about yourself that are not widely known.
  • Nominate at least five other bloggers.

Since I’ve praised my dear Dragonfae already I’ll just move on to the seven things not widely known about me. That’s kinda tricky. I’m sure I’ve had to do this for another award so I don’t know what I’ve said already or not.

Damn the voices..

  1. I used to have long hair. Well not 80’s rocker length or anything but long enough to have a Cholo ponytail. Yeah. Me with a ponytail. Drink that image in.
  2. Since we’re talking about hair not many know I used to have a flat top. Yup. I’m talking a sneeze under Kid ‘n Play height folks.
  3. A decade ago I couldn’t cook to save my life. Yup. I could burn water back then. Now I have people who can cook their asses complimenting me on dishes I’ve cranked out. Go figure.
  4. I’m deathly afraid of heights yet I have an insatiable desire to sky dive. I know. Paradox, right? I dunno what it is but I’ve dreamt about that since I was little.
  5. I tried to be a NYPD officer. Yup. Took the written exam when I was a teenager and everything. Course I took the Psych exam and got put on List B. They never call List B back apparently. I suppose that it turned out for the best. Can you imagine me as a cop?
  6. I lived in New York City for the greater part of my life and have never been to Coney Island. Is that wrong of me?
  7. I’ve never had a driver’s license but I can driver standard and automatic.

So now that I’ve divulged even more about myself that I probably shouldn’t have, time to nominate some peoples. Rather than double (and sometimes triple) award people I’m hopefully going to present these to first timers…

Rejoice and bask in the glory of being nominated by the Worlds Laziest Blogger!

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15 responses

  1. Gratz on the award, now I know why you never message me back. *sobs* I’ll just have to deal with it — you’re famous now.

    It’s nice to have people that can “cook their asses” complimenting your cooking skills though. I didn’t know ass was a delicacy but hey, maybe you’re in some foreign country at the moment where self-cannibalism is the trend. :p

    March 17, 2012 at 4:56 am

  2. Happy Birthday, Ian! Glad I’m not the only one without a driver’s license (I can drive automatic too, and a standard lawn tractor!). Congrats on your award (and thanks for the shoutout)!

    Wendy

    December 6, 2011 at 3:26 pm

  3. I haven’t been here in a while and thought I’d drop by and say Hi. Thanks for the entertaining blog post and congrats…(-:

    November 8, 2011 at 10:31 pm

  4. Aww, thanks for the shout-out! As you can tell from this belated response, I also have not been keeping up on my blog stalking (err, following?) as of late. But a big thank you anyway, and I’m back on the case now! 🙂

    November 7, 2011 at 10:42 pm

  5. Very clever … and the my tie to here is that I passed the award to D-Fae in a time of madness.

    October 23, 2011 at 10:27 pm

  6. First of all congrats! Second of all, thank you! Third of all – I just finished typing up my post on this! and fourth of all ( I could go on and on here I’m sure ) I so prefer the B list group of people anyways 🙂

    October 23, 2011 at 8:35 pm

  7. Amy

    You’ve been missed, but I completely understand being so overwhelmed by life in the fleshy world that your digital world gets neglected.
    And, picturing you with a Kid ‘n Play flat-top pretty much made my morning. 🙂

    October 20, 2011 at 9:40 am

    • Ha!

      Here’s one even better, imagine that same Kid ‘n Play flat top on me but also being draped in the bold colors of red, yellow and green. Let’s not forget the late 80’s and early 90’s sparked a very hip trend of “African Pride”. Yes. Oversized baggy clothes to the tune of an african flag. Priceless.

      October 20, 2011 at 11:22 am

  8. Congratulations!

    No worries, I’m still growing up. =)

    October 20, 2011 at 8:51 am

    • Good to hear. I’m waiting for a nice blizzardy day that doesn’t knock out my Interwebs so I can sit down and play catch up on your blog.

      October 20, 2011 at 11:19 am

  9. Thanks for the kind words Ian. But you better watch it, your “nice” is showing! 😛

    Have an awesome day dear! *smooches*

    October 19, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    • Can’t let that happen again. Don’t want anyone to start getting the imperssion that I actually like some people. >:)

      October 19, 2011 at 2:01 pm

      • LOL … no worries, your secret is safe with me. 😉

        October 19, 2011 at 7:32 pm

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