versatile-blogger2I am so far behind in accepting awards.  Edward Hotspur gave me 2 awards in January & February & I am just now getting around to doing the acceptance post.  So I’m doing them both together.  First the Versatile Blogger Award.

These are the rules for the Versatile Blogger Award:

1. Display the Award Certificate on your website

2. Announce your win with a post and link to whoever presented your award

3. Present 15 awards to deserving bloggers

4. Drop them a comment to tip them off after you’ve linked them in the post

5. Post 7 interesting things about yourself

My Picks for the Awards:



Archons Den

Photos From the Loony Bin

Serenity in the City

The Artist Formerly Known as My Right to Bitch

Enchanted Seashells

It’s Just Life!

Becoming Cliche

Life with the Top Down 


Sips of Jen & Tonic

Fifty-four and a Half 


I thoroughly encourage you to go & visit each & every one of these blogs, they are truly wonderful people with a variety of different blogs & a lot of interesting things to say.


And also, I’m going to grab the Beautiful Blogger Award from Edward Hotspur as well.  He gave me the Very Inspiring Blogger Award, but I already have one, so I’m going to follow in Hotspur’s footsteps & do exactly what I want.  Since purple is my favorite color, I want this award.  These are the rules for this award:  For this one, I am to give seven random facts about myself, and then give the award to seven other people.

Seven Random or Interesting Facts About Me

OK, what to tell you about me.  I have received a number of awards as you can see by the widgets in the right hand column of my blog, so I’ve already told a bunch of things about me, but I’d like to say something different if possible.  So here goes:

  1.  When I first started working, almost nothing was done by computer.  We used typewriters & calculators, old-fashioned ledger sheets, pens & pencils, erasers, carbon paper, etc.
  2. When I was 10 years old, I won a transistor radio from the local radio station in Winnipeg.  This was a big deal to me because it was the first thing I ever won & it meant I could listen to the radio when I wanted to.
  3. My first car was a VW Bug.  It was orange & black & I called it my Ladybug.  I loved my car & drove it until it started “two-bitting me to death.”
  4. I am allergic to cats.  I am definitely a dog person & have had dogs for as long as I can remember.  I have not had a dog since I lost my beloved Bandit (see my gravatar to see what Bandit looked like) because we have moved into an apartment.  So I now lavish all my doggy love on my four-legged “nieces” Chloe & Pepper who live in Calgary.  I love them up whenever I can see them.
  5. I have always had long hair except for once.  When I was 12 years old, my sister got very sick & the doctor insisted my mother cut off all her long hair.  To make my sister feel better about her haircut, my mother also got my hair cut in a pixie cut.  This was hugely embarrassing for me to have such short hair just as I was starting to develop breasts & dealing with all the teen hormones.
  6. I have bi-focal eyes.  I can only see close up with my left eye (just past the end of my nose) & I can only see far away with my right eye.  This is because of the different eye surgeries I had as a child.  Different doctors have tried to “fix” this with glasses, but it throws my balance off so badly I’ve just learned to live with it.
  7. When I grow up I would like to be a writer.