You’re Only As Beautiful As Your Blog

Sara, who blogs at Relax, It’s All Write, nominated me for the esteemed Beautiful Blogger Award. Thank you so much, Sara. Mine is an award-free blog, but who doesn’t like being told they’re beautiful?

Sara asks us to write seven random facts about us and to then nominate seven other bloggers for the award. I’m happy to do the former, but I think all bloggers are beautiful, so I’m going to skip the part about nominating just seven others.

Anyway, here are seven random facts about beautiful me.

  1. I voted for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in the presidential election.
  2. I have worn a full, albeit neatly trimmed, beard uninterrupted for the past 46 years. My wife and kids have never seen me without my beard.
  3. When I was a freshman in college I briefly held the world’s record for continuous time in a shower — 102 hours. It was for charity.
  4. Over my lifetime I have lived in nine states plus the District of Columbia. My wife likes to say that we don’t take vacations, we relocate.
  5. I retired at the end of 2016.
  6. At no time in my life have I not had a pet. Mostly dogs, but I’ve also had a cat, tropical fish, two rabbits, a snake, a chameleon, a hamster, and an ant farm.
  7. I used to be 6’1″ tall, but due to aging — and gravity — I’ve shrunk about two inches from my peak height.

Now, if any of you wish to share seven random facts about yourself, consider yourself to have been nominated for the Beautiful Blogger Award.

27 thoughts on “You’re Only As Beautiful As Your Blog

  1. myexpressionofthoughtsblog November 13, 2020 / 12:33 pm

    It was marvellous to read about you. After long time nice and interesting facts of a blogger whom I enjoy reading the posts and participating in the challenge. 😊

    Liked by 3 people

  2. aguycalledbloke November 13, 2020 / 1:59 pm

    Just wanted to clarify your peak height? That’s from the top of your head to the bottom of your heel yes, and my head l mean on top of your neck 🙂

    That’s what you mean right, when you say peak?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango November 13, 2020 / 3:30 pm

      Yep, that’s what I mean. From the peak (uppermost point) on the head above my shoulders, to the bottoms of my feet. Is there a different way of saying that?

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Marilyn Armstrong November 13, 2020 / 5:15 pm

    Today is my day to not wake up. I must be feeling better but I can’t stay awake long enough to notice. My son has shrunk to. I’ve shrunk almost 4 inches, from 5’4.5” to just over 5 feet. i’m embarrassingly short.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango November 13, 2020 / 8:01 pm

      Wow, that’s a lot of shrinkage!


  4. relaxitsallwrite November 13, 2020 / 6:27 pm

    When I was 7(?) my Dad shaved his stash. My little sister and I hid in the sofa and cried. “Who are you and where is our Dad?!!”

    Liked by 2 people

    • Fandango November 13, 2020 / 10:35 pm

      I think my kids would have freaked out, too, had I suddenly showed up clean-shaven.

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Sadje November 13, 2020 / 6:52 pm

    I did guess that you voted for Biden and Harris. The rest is new information.

    Liked by 2 people

  6. Ramya Vivek November 14, 2020 / 12:46 am

    You are an interesting personality! You needn’t have mentioned whom you had voted. I am sure that by now, even Trump knows it! Your blogs were so loudly talking about your admiration for him 😄

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango November 14, 2020 / 10:04 am

      Thank you. Yes, my admiration for Trump knows no bounds — NOT! 😏

      Liked by 1 person

  7. leigha66 November 20, 2020 / 12:14 am

    46 years is a long time with a beard, but 102 hours in the shower… talk about being waterlogged!

    Liked by 2 people

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