Saturday, April 30, 2011

yeah baby!

Pam at radical ramblings and thoughts of a southern girl has given me The Versatile Blogger award!  I love the picture - was very tempted to copy and paste it onto my blog a while ago just because it's pretty, but I controlled myself.  This means a lot coming from Pam because I enjoy her blog so much and just know if we met we wouldn't shut up for a week.  Someday...

Okay, you got me - I also wanted this award for egotistical reasons.  I'm trying to get over it.  In the meantime, I'm absolutely giddy.  The award comes with some rules:

1.  Winners- Put the above image in your blog.  Legitimately done - woo hoo!

2.  Include a link back to the person who gave it to you.  That's Pam up there at radical ramblings...

3.  Tell 10 things about yourself  Ick - if you read this blog regularly you probably know too much.  Here's some stuff you may not know:

- I graduated from college after 11 years and 5 universities
- my initials are the same as my dad's - I love that
- my 6th (?) cousin was Robert Wadlow, in Guinness and Ripley's as the tallest man ever, 'though he's got some competition
- in 4th grade I almost beat out a 6th-grader in the school spelling bee, but "gesture" was my downfall
- I love children's books and I only pretend it's just because I'm a teacher/tutor
- I am secretly married to Johnny Depp - even he doesn't know it
- I've only owned 2 cars so far: a Tercel I had for 11 years, and my current car, also 11 years (and would someone please come total it so I can get a Land Rover?!)
- I am addicted to pop - or soda - whatever you call it where you are - Coke is my favorite, but I've gotta' watch the calories, so Diet Dr. Pepper is my alternate 1st choice
- I am also currently addicted to the Tetris demo on my phone
- the decade of 2000-2009 (the aughts) has seriously messed with my ability to accurately recall how long ago anything happened - I did well in math in school, but now when I count back to a particular event I always leave those years out - don't tell the kid I will soon be tutoring in math as well as reading - what he doesn't know won't hurt him - hey, I should put that on my business cards...

4.  Award 3 other bloggers
I'm going to see if I can find 3 that I really like that haven't been given this award yet.  This will be difficult, because I have exquisite taste.

Okay; I stongly suspect at least one of the following has been given this award - can't imagine him/her without it, but I found no evidence of it on their sites, so here goes:

I first visited Rita's blog,, because I liked the title, and I love the picture at the top.  Then I read her blog and now I can't stop.  Read her recent posts about her daughter and the Easter Bunny.

"oldegg" at Robin's Nest: is another person I'd enjoy meeting.  He's thoughtful, insightful, and funny. - ironic, insightful, funny - what's not to love?

I enjoy Sherri's perspective of life and the way she writes about it at Messy Mind:

Honorable mention goes to the blog that I'd award this to first, but based on her FAQ page I think if I did she'd hunt me down and do something terrible.  This woman makes me laugh until I cry - in a good way.

Hmm.  That looks like 5 blogs, not 3.  Oh well; I haven't crossed off "learn to count" from my Project 52 list yet.

5. Contact the bloggers you awarded and let them know they won.   I'm off!


  1. Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog :)

  2. Hello Kerri,

    I was most touched to receive your nomination for the Versatile Writers award. Sadly I will be unable to participate as I consider that comments from readers alone are reward enough. I am so pleased you have commented regularly on my work and I applaud you too for your own versatility and I love your cartoons.

    Robin (Old Egg)

  3. Congrats on the award! I recently won this award, too - my first one! Such a great feeling isn't it?!

    ~Sillyna511 following from Swapbot

  4. You are not alone in your love for children's books. I can't tell you how many times I've told my husband that I needed a certain book for my classroom library, simply so I can read it again and again!