Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Versatile Blogger Award Nominations!

This week, I was nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by Lynn Thompson.

I've seen a lot of great blogs that are "proudly award free" but I am happy to say I am not one of them. :) Seriously. I am a contest junkie and there is nothing I love more than putting a shiny badge up. See my GraveTells Top Reviewer Pick on the side bar? I LOVE THAT THING. :)

And it's funny because I am not a competitive person. Not one bit. I just love, love, love shiny things and so I pursue them recklessly.

This nomination really floored me--I never expected something like this. It makes me feel like there is a purpose to blogging--not just to make announcements or promote ideas or products. There was a connection made--a connection between writer and reader and that's what validates me. That is all any writer craves.

Thank you again, Lynn, for this honor...I can't wait to put the SHININESS up on the sidebar. Thank you for including me in this wonderful group of bloggers! Tanto amore!

Now, in the great tradition of the Versatile Blogger Award, here are seven things about myself.

Music is my muse. I am inspired by the emotional tones of melodies, by misheard lyrics, by the timber of voices. I'm not just a hard rock girl--although I recently attended the Mayhem Festival (the only non-tattooed person there) I sang a Jackson Browne tune on my way back to the car. I don't think the roadies who were breaking down the second stage really got it.
I practice full-time retail pharmacy and it's my favorite time of the year--FLU SHOT SEASON! I love giving immunizations because I am a very bossy person...I'm not just telling you to stay healthy; I am sticking a needle in you and injecting immunity into you so you don't have a choice but to stay healthy. :)
I write with thick black gel pens and I edit in pixels.
I broke my toe last month when 99% of my body ran through a doorway. My right baby toe is the angry 1% and likes to thump into every object possible. Remember the 1%!
 I am a cat person who betrays myself by living with a German Shepherd.
Wednesday is my favorite day of the week. Not only does it have the KEWLEST Spanish name, it's also the day the Syfy channel runs Ghost Hunters marathons. OMG! Infrared cameras and EVPs! Squee!
 and finally...
I am happy and at home in my skin. Writing has helped me connect to my missing pieces and it's what brings me together as a whole.
Thank you again for this honor...and I'll be spreading the joy of it. Another rule of the Versatile Blogger Award is that we nominate other blogs for the I've got lots of joy to spread!

Take a moment to check out Lynn's blog and the others that have been nominated.

Cheers, all!


  1. Awesome! Thanks Ash:)

  2. I'm with you, Ash. I love getting shiny awards! I'm also a cat person who finds herself madly in love with a little Maltese, who now runs the house : ))

    1. We should form a support group for people like us, Kathleen!

  3. Congrats on the award :)

    You and I have similar writing habits, but I write with fountain pens, not gel ones. I edit in pixels too though :)

    ~ Rhonda Parrish


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