Earlier today I wrote a post lamenting that a “kind blogger nominated me this morning for some blog award, but it went right to my spam folder and I accidentally permanently deleted it while cleaning out my spam.” And then I asked whoever it was who nominated me if he or she could let me know.
The good news is that Beckie, over at Beckie’s Mental Mess, let me know that she was that kind blogger who nominated me. So, despite my carelessness, I feel that I owe it to her to graciously accept her nomination and follow at least most of the rules.
And here are said rules:
- Thank the person who gave you the award and include a link to her blog. Thank you, Beckie! The link to Beckie’s Mental Mess is above in the second paragraph.
- Select 10 -15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly and nominate those bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award. Nope, I’m going to nominate any and all bloggers who read this post for the award, because if they are reading this, they are clearly very versatile.
- Tell the person who nominated you seven things about yourself. See below.
Seven things about me that you probably never really wanted to know:
- I am essentially a teetotaler, except on rare occasions when I will have a bottle of beer. (Please don’t ask me about pot-infused gummies, though.)
- We (my wife and I) are empty nesters…
- …but we have a dog and a cat to take care of — and they are much easier to raise than our two children were.
- Up until 2015, I was a politically left-leaning centrist (i.e., moderate), but thanks to Donald Trump, I am now a far-left progressive.
- I am embarrassed for my country because of the corrupt con man and traitor to America and to our allies who currently occupies the Oval Office (along with the spineless Republican sycophants in Congress who blindly do his bidding).
- I have been blogging since 2005, but after a two-year hiatus from blogging, I started this blog in May 2017.
- I blog anonymously because (1) I’ve had my identity stolen twice and I don’t want to give those bastards any more opportunities to do it a third time, and (2) I feel that I can be more open and honest in my anonymity on my blog than I can in my real skin using my real-world identity.
Okay, now it’s your turn, everyone. Tell me, Beckie, and everyone else seven things about you!