A Major Award ….and a bit about who really won the Super Bowl.

Ok, so I signed up for NaBloPoMo February and couldn’t even make it past the first weekend, wherein I did not blog once. ….as you might have noticed.

Oh well. Alas and alack and all that.

I received a delightful surprise this weekend. Actually, I received a delightful surprise three times!

I was nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by Chris at Life Your Way!, Amy at ADDled, and Anna at The Silent Isle. Thank you so much, ladies! I am deeply honored that you think I’m so versatile. And thank you, Amy, for reminding me that I’m about the venture into Mordor again. Anyone with me?

The rules are pretty simple:

The Rules for the Versatile Blogger

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and include a link to their site.
  2. Add the Versatile Blogger Award picture to your blog post.
  3. Nominate 7 fellow bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly and include a link to their site.
  4. Let them know you have nominated them
  5. Share 7 random facts about you

So thank you, Chris (the flare-defying, chicken/cannibalistic chicken taming, illustration warrior), Amy (the puppy wrangling, humor-filled, neuroses twin of mine, Steve Perry loving warrior), and Anna (the bathroom remodel, novella writing, rockin’ mom of wee ones warrior)! You three are amazing bloggers and inspire me to be a better one every day! For those of you who read Nested but haven’t yet ventured over to their blogs yet, please do so! You won’t be disappointed. 

My Nominations for Versatile Blogger (You stole half of my people, Amy.)

  1. Jen at Defining My Happy
  2. Lady Chardonnay at From Fat to…Fabulous?
  3. akl from Live. Lafe. Love.
  4. Larissa from Papa is a Preacher
  5. Kelly from Sublurban Mama
  6. Loki-Lou from The Modfather
  7. Sabrina from Pouffia

(For the record, I also nominate every person nominated by Amy, Anna, and Chris – y’all just beat me to it.)

Seven Random Facts About Me:

  1. I love cabbage, but I hate Bok Choy. I think it tastes like feet. 
  2. I have an obsessed love affair with coffee. 
  3. I’m pretty sure I ate dog while traveling in Vietnam. Completely by accident. (Historical factoid/note: Dog was the preferred meat of choice of the Lewis and Clark expedition and was considered to be a delicacy. I’m not saying that’s awesome. I’m just saying that it’s true. And that people have eaten a lot worse, historically. Plus, it helps me to look my beagle in the eye if I can tell myself that the discovery of the Northwest passage was made possible by proteins like her. Then I don’t feel quite as bad about the whole Vietnam thing and only buy her 3 new chew toys instead of 7. I also just tell myself it was beef. They tried to serve me horse one time in Russia, but I knew what that word looked like and said I’d have the beer instead.) 
  4. My dad’s nickname for me is Squeaker, after the little girl in All Dogs Go to Heaven. And yes, you’re right – it is just that f*cking adorable. 
  5. Some of my favorite things include: the color green, elephants, whales, Mt. Rainier, the A&E original Pride & Prejudice with Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy, Harry Potter, Tea-Earl Grey-Hot, sushi, cantaloupe, the Green Bay Packers, writing in my planner with different colored gel pens
  6. I have a profound love of clean, well-kept salad bars. 
  7. I know every single word to A Modern Major General from The Pirates of Penzance and can sing it very, very fast.

You should definitely have watched that. I am ridiculously impressive. 

I hope that everyone watched the Super Bowl yesterday. If you didn’t, I hope that you at least watched the Puppy Bowl. The Puppy Bowl was possibly the cutest, most ridiculous thing I’ve ever seen in my life. Highlight: the hedgehog cheerleaders. Without a doubt. 

Carter is convinced that Mercedes Benz was trying to rig the game in the 49ers favor and that that is the reason for the power outage. I am convinced that no one likes a conspiracy theorist. Even if he is tall, dark, handsome, and capable of making delicious scrambled eggs. 

The commercials were so-so, but for those of you who didn’t watch, I thought that I would include a couple of them:
I will not lie to you. That one made me cry when I saw it. And again just now when I watched it again. 

Can you beat baby animals and uncomfortable parents? You probably could, but it would require a lot of work to get the same amount of impact as that fuzzy little face. 

Laughed. My. Ass. Off. Oh, Deon Sanders, you silly, hilarious man. 

This isn’t even that great of a commercial. I just literally could not get over the pistachio costumes.


The red M&M singing “I Would Do Anything for Love” by Meatloaf was also pretty great. 

Beyonce? OMG. I know she didn’t sing as much as many people would have liked, but she still convinced both Carter and myself that we want to marry her. She also convinced me that I need to get my ass back to the gym before my cellulite gets so big that I have to name it. Truth bombs, y’all. Truth bombs delivered in a leather ass doily. 

So who won the Super Bowl, those of you who didn’t watch and live under a rock may be asking? 

Clay Matthews and whoever made his suit.

I would love to show you a picture of it, but there is not a single picture of Clay Matthews and his suit to be found online, a fact which makes me delirious with frustration. 

Oh well. Let’s all take a minute to imagine Clay Matthews in a suit. 

Oh yea. Happy Monday, y’all. 

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  1. Am I too soon? Should I have given you a chance to leave a comment about the award? I can’t help it. You write, I jump on it and read. So, thanks! Quite awesome to get the Versatile Blogger award!

    NaBloPoMo is this month? How did I miss that? Oh well. I’ll skip, I guess. Too many things to blog about already.

    Tim and I watched the Superbowl. Straight into the early hours of this Monday. We’re not as enthusiastic about Beyoncé as you and Carter are, but we thought she is okay. I don’t know anything about American Football but I rooted for the Baltimore Ravens. (Did I get that right?) Just because I liked their costumes better. And because “ravens” remind me of GoT.

    That Budweiser commercial is beautiful.

    • Never too soon! You deserve it! Your blog is one of the most versatile I’ve found!

      And NaBloPoMo is every month with BlogHer so now worries – you can catch it next month!

      I’m glad you went for the Ravens. I’m a Packers fan, myself, but I love Ray Lewis and wanted him to win a Super Bowl as his last hurrah. Plus I hate the 49ers. But, if you were choosing on uniform alone, you still chose well!

  2. Congratulations on being so versatile! Yay!

    I liked the farming commercial for Dodge pick-up with the late, great Paul Harvey narrating.

    As for Beyonce and her body– watching her dance practically made me burn calories as I sat on the couch. Maybe. I wasn’t sure if I should put on my sensible parental hat and be appalled that she was wearing Victoria Secret intimate wear on TV or just sink into an envious oblivion.

  3. Congrats on the award!! 🙂 Versatility is a good thing to have!

  4. congrats on you triple trophy take home. i did not watch the superbowl because i live in another country. i’m sorry that whales are one of your favourite things and i shot them when i was younger. i will purchase you a box of earl grey tea and a package of gel pens if you are upsetlxx

  5. I didn’t watch the Superbowl, but do like the baby/car ad. Parents lying to their kids about important anatomical facts is funny. I will never judge you for eating or not eating dog so long as when you do meet both of my dogs, you don’t not approach with chopsticks (unless you just want to eat Charlie; in that case, I’ll provide the soy sauce).

    Three nominations=not too shabby!

    • It was totally an accident that I ate it, haha. I never could have ordered it. Maybe you could mail Charlie to Vietnam?

      Parents lying to their kids about anatomy is hysterical. I laughed so hard. We have many stories in my family about me being curious and asking questions and my dad being weird and awkward. That’s a blog post for sure.

      Thank you for nominating me!!!!

  6. I too have a love of well-kept salad bars! Or any kind of line of food in general. If they’re not thoroughly sparkly I can’t even stand to look at them.

    I also didn’t watch the Super Bowl and after the blackout I’m kind of wishing I had been there. I really would have like to be in the stands and start screaming “VELOCIRAPTOR ATTACK!!” the moment the lights went out.

  7. Loved your recap of the super bowl and the infamous commercials! Congratulations on your award. It is so deserving! You are awesome.


  8. See? You DO rock the blogosphere!
    Viva Young! definitely won my heart. LOL!

  9. I heard there was going to be a sweet Walking Dead commercial too. I did not see it. Did I miss it???

  10. so excited for the awards! See, you were all worried about being put in a category, and here you are all versitale and awesome! I hardly watched the superbowl- we were at my brother in law’s house, and left at halftime since the baby was exhausted. my sister in law is a HUGE 49ers fan, so it was a somber occasion. then I went home and caught up on blogs while The Man was watching.

    also. I love my girl Bey. she is so fierce. and that is the only time I say that word.

    • CONGRATULATIONS, versatile mama! I didn’t really care about the Superbowl this year, but I am glad that Ray Lewis went out with a bang.

      The word “fierce” is only appropriate in two scenarios:
      1. When describing Beyonce
      2. When talking about Christian from Project Runway

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