Found Nomination

D17D15E6-3142-4B55-8514-E36EDD1C97A1Earlier 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:

  1. 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.)
  2.  We (my wife and I) are empty nesters…CC983598-B137-4B8D-AA6E-F91A11AD6336
  3. …but we have a dog and a cat to take care of — and they are much easier to raise than our two children were.
  4. 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.
  5. 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).
  6. I have been blogging since 2005, but after a two-year hiatus from blogging, I started this blog in May 2017.
  7. 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!

11 thoughts on “Found Nomination

    • Fandango March 29, 2019 / 7:05 pm

      Thanks. I’m glad I asked about it and that you responded. Otherwise I might never have known.

      Liked by 1 person

  1. Copy Chick March 30, 2019 / 10:56 am

    Congrats on your award, Fandango! You are tireless and versatile indeed! So, here are 7 thing about me you never wanted to know:
    1. I’m so much a teetotaler that I never learned to make coffee, something that is a hostess flaw since I have to corral whoever is willing to take the blame for making it badly. (how would I know?)
    2. I’m a grandmother of 6, mother of 3 and my empty nest got even emptier with the death of my husband more than 3 years ago.
    3. A graphic designer, I chucked most of my creative forays in favor of writing which I never considered my best talent (I also stayed in my lane instead of competing with a husband who was a PR guy)
    4. I love caramel – in almost any form except the kind that pull out your fillings and/crowns with abandon.
    5. For most of my life I was a mindless Republican, clicking all the choices under that designation in the voting booth with no thought other than my family did it. When my granddaughter voted for the first time, I realized that she actually THOUGHT before choosing and it humbled me to do the same. I’m the only one in my family of origin who switched parties and since I’ve been a non-apologetic, far left voter appalled at what Trump has done to HIS party and the country.
    6. I came late to the blogging party, only about 3 years ago, but it’s opened up another avenue of thought for me and helped, after traumatic loss, to find my ‘voice’ again.
    7. Like you, Fandango – I blog anonymously but the reason is to protect the lives of the innocent…lol In other words, having started with my blog, I just didn’t want to spotlight my family’s grief, even as I was trying to understand it. This new blog will probably stay that way, as well, but just ‘because’. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango March 30, 2019 / 12:35 pm

      Thanks. I really appreciate you sharing the seven things about you that I was, in fact, very interested in knowing.


  2. Copy Chick March 30, 2019 / 10:58 am

    And ps, never reply without glasses. Empty nest is not ‘next’. lol


    • Fandango March 30, 2019 / 12:36 pm

      I saw that and fixated is. As well as fixing “voting both” to “voting booth.” 👍


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