Sometimes when you least expect it, and when you need it most, someone does something nice for you.
This was the case earlier this week when I was feeling just a bit down after having checked my stats and realized that although my follower number is increasing, my Google Page rank had dropped significantly (I’d like to think it’s only because so many people are paying more attention to political sites these days.)
Anyway, suddenly a ping-back notice appeared, and I always check ping-backs. Imagine my delight to learn that Laura from Riddle In The Middle had nominated me for The Miranda Sings Award, created by Claudia’s Thoughts!
I’m honored to accept (Thank you, Laura!), and will do my best to comply with the rules, which are:
1. Announce the award with a post and link the blogger who nominated you.
2. Include the featured image on your blog post.
3. Nominate 10 bloggers (or as many as you can think of) and link your awardees in the post.
4. List 7 things you love about yourself (eg. appearance, personality, achievements, etc.).
5. Describe yourself in a positive manner. Don’t use negative connotations.
So here goes. I’ve already complied with #1 and #2. I’ll leave #3 for the end because I need to think on that a bit.
Rules #4 and #5 are probably the most difficult for someone like me. I seldom give any personal information about myself, and considering that I have created Not CM, the evil alter-ego, it’s going to be hard to avoid negative connotations. But I’ll try.
Seven [positive] things about me:
♥ While I used to dread growing old, I find that being within a year or two of retirement, I’m now actually enjoying the freedom of being a senior citizen. I can wear whatever I want, go out or stay in as I please (well, except for having to spend time at work, still), and if I accidentally say something somewhat inappropriate, people just attribute it to oncoming senility.
♥ I am an animal lover. If I could do anything in this life that I wished, it would be to have enough land to take in everyone else’s unwanted pets. I have experience with fish, turtles, gerbils, guinea pigs, hamsters and dogs. While I’ve never had a cat, I’m sure I could learn. I might, however, draw the line at snakes and tarantulas.
♥ I love meeting other bloggers! So far I have personally dined with the Grumpy Old Dude from Archon’s Den and with Amy Rose of Petals Unfolding. Plans are currently in the works for meetings with three other bloggers (no, I’m not saying who or when – you’ll just have to wait for the posts!). If I had enough money, I would travel the world and meet every one of you, but alas, my funds are limited. (Anyone want to start a Go Fund Me for Cordelia’s Mom’s international travels? 🙂 )
♥ My eyes are green. You can’t tell that from the About page. Just in case you were wondering.
♥ I’m a better driver than I pretend to be when writing posts. I know that any of you living in the Western New York area are especially glad to hear that and will now freely embark from home without first Googling “Where is Cordelia’s Mom right now?”
♥ I have recently discovered that, due to my ongoing Remicade treatments, I can again eat moderate amounts of chocolate! And drink a glass or so of wine each day! Life. Is. Good!!
♥ My photography is steadily improving (but don’t judge by the images in this post!). It’s amazing what you can teach yourself if you really have an interest. Same with writing. Lesson learned? Never, ever give up a dream. Put it on hold for awhile if you have to, but never lose hope of obtaining it.
And now for the part that everyone has been waiting for (you can stop skimming now).
My nominees for The Miranda Sings Award are as follows. With the exception of the first one (who probably has more followers than any of us, even though he doesn’t own a blog himself!), I’m limiting nominations to blogs with less than 1,000 followers (according to WordPress), to bring attention to them.
[NOTE TO NOMINEES – CONSIDER THIS AS MY WAY OF HONORING YOU. THERE IS NO OBLIGATION TO ACCEPT.)
- Paul Curran of Julie No Blog (Please hold your applause until th end. Thank you.)
- Typical Tracy
- Roamin’ Gnomials
- Daddy Come Lately
- New Bloggy Cat
- Get Off My Lawn
- Just Plain Ol’ Vic
- Social Bridge
- In the Zone
Wasn’t that fun? Now it’s your turn.
Miranda Sings Award image by Claudia’s Thoughts; other images by Cordelia’s Mom