Versatile Blogger Award

Thanks to Bud of Older Eyes, I just received my first blogging award, The Versatile Blogger.  At my stage in life, any award is a good award because it’s just nice to be noticed.  So, thank you, Bud.  Of course, if I’m truly to be thankful, I have to follow through with the requirements of this award:

1. Thank the blogger who gave the award and link to their blog.  Done.

2. Share seven things about yourself.  Hmmm.  I don’t want to repeat things I’ve already said in my posts, but I don’t know if I can come up with seven interesting things.  Here goes:

  • I went parasailing in Pensacola when I turned fifty.  This, in and of itself, is not very interesting, but I have acrophobia, so that adds a little bit to the interest factor.  Just so you know, it wasn’t one of my best ideas.
  • I played the alto recorder with the San Antonio Symphony in their production of Benjamin Britten’s Noye’s Fludde.  Gib Denman was God.
  • I played Anne Hathaway, Shakespeare’s wife, in a production of “Birthday of the Bard,” a play written by Susan Okaty.  Oh, wait.  That’s me.  Okay, so I gave myself a starring role. Big deal.
  • I wrote a story called “Gifts from the Dead Charlie Closet” that was published in the Piker Press.  It is the story I’m proudest of.
  • When I was the academic dean, I used to play the violin with my middle school’s orchestra. (I know, I’m really searching here. Seven things, Bud?  Seriously?)
  • My dream job would be writing the copy for Trader Joe’s Fearless Flyer.
  • I would like to get married again (to the same man) so I could get all new stuff.  After nearly forty years, mine’s looking kind of shabby.

3.  Pass the award along to 15 bloggers (and link to them).  I echo Bud.  If you are one of the “lucky” ones who receives this award, do not feel obligated to complete the whole circle like I am.  Remember, this is my first blogging award, so I am still enjoying the newness of it.  I enjoy your blogs immensely and respect you all as writers.  Many of you would even be my friends if we lived in the same town and could actually hang out together or share a cup of Earl Grey and a chat.

Older Eyes (of course!)                                                                                                                        My Pajama Days                                                                                                                                  Huffygirl’s Blog                                                                                                                                    She’s a Maineiac                                                                                                                                  The Simple Life of a Country Man’s Wife                                                                                        A Peine for Your Thoughts                                                                                                                 Growing Younger Each Day                                                                                                                Julie Moore On Life                                                                                                                            Reeling in the Years                                                                                                                             Posky’s Blog                                                                                                                                          Wordsxo                                                                                                                                                Confessions of a Serial Swooper                                                                                                      Lessons Learned from Experience                                                                                                    Life in the Boomer Lane                                                                                                                    Word Nymph 

4.  Comment on their blogs to tell them of the award.  I just did.

About Coming East

I am a writer, wife, mother, and grandmother who thinks you're never too old until you're dead. My inspiration is Grandma Moses who became a successful artist in her late 70's. If I don't do something pretty soon, though, I'll have to find someone older for inspiration.
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26 Responses to Versatile Blogger Award

  1. cbeck says:

    “Just so you know, it wasn’t one of my best ideas”

    ^Ahaha! I’ve had quite a few of those. 🙂 My favorite was in college at a concert when I looked and said, “yeah, I can fit in that spot.” And I could. We just couldn’t open the doors to squeeze out of the car on either side. It was at a “double-up” parking lot, meaning someone pulled in right behind me. Ultimately we went out the windows rather than leave and rejoin the line of cars waiting to be directed in.

  2. oldereyes says:

    Great list, Susan! Yes, writing for Trader Joe’s Fearless Flyer. My curmudgeon would like to get a hold of that job.

  3. I am so touched, Coming East–especially to be included with such fine company as yourself and the others as well! Having just returned from a grueling trip last night to find the power was out, this is such heartening news. Many thanks!
    And now that my computer is working again, let’s all sip some coffee and blog away shall we?

  4. Thanks so much for the award! I would love to have you over for a cup of coffee and some rhubarb muffins 🙂 Love your writing!

  5. huffygirl says:

    Thanks for the honor CE! As I’ve already recieved the Stylish Blogger Award, which is quite similiar, I’d like to direct any interested readers to those earlier posts. Any reader who really wants to know more about me than they already do can see my 100% true take on the origin of the Stylish Blogger Award and my acceptance of the award requirements here.

    Unfortunately, my true facts about myself are not as fascinating and interesting as yours. Dean? Writer? Violin? I better start improving myself and try to catch up. 🙂

  6. winsomebella says:

    If you get the job at Trader Joe’s, will you hire me as your assistant?

    Congrats. Glad to find you here.

  7. judithhb says:

    Thanks Susan for including me. I received such an award earlier and am so very pleased and proud that people think me deserving of such an award.
    I guess I can direct people to the post –
    I now have other bloggers to add to the roll of honor and shall do so once I return from a weekend away.
    I have set up posts for the days I am away so will see whether that works. 🙂
    I really appreciate your nominating me.

    • comingeast says:

      I certainly don’t want you to repeat all that work! This was my first one. Directing people to your earlier post works great. I’ll take a look. Enjoy your weekend!

    • comingeast says:

      Okay, this is weird! I went to your earlier post, and I’m on your list! I already got this award—from you! How did I not know this? Or did I just not remember?! I am so embarrassed! There’s a post in this somewhere, but I won’t remember to write it! A late thank you–or a second thank you if I already did!

  8. Thank you so much!! I gave you a shout out in my blog today (already written, so I acknowledged the award and wrote about your blog in the p.s.). I’ve only been blogging for almost-four months, so I really really appreciate this! But not as much as I am happy to make a connection with a new blogging friend!

  9. How nice to wake up this morning and see your comment! After my third cup of coffee, I finally managed to put two thoughts together so I could say thank you. I loved reading the seven things about you. Do you still play violin? I play piano and have always wanted to try the violin or cello, maybe someday I’ll get around to it. And your idea about getting married again for new stuff is brilliant. I think it’s time I did the same!

    • comingeast says:

      I still own the violin. That’s all I will say about that. And I play piano, too. Of course, I hit my peek with it when I was sixteen, and it’s been all downhill since then. But I enjoy playing just for me.

  10. Thanks for the award! I just grabbed it like a selfish child and I’m running with it. I have to leave this morn but will fulfill the other steps when I get back. Have a wonderful day my “lots in common with” friend.

  11. Val says:

    Congratulations! 🙂

  12. Wow, thanks for the shout out. This sort of makes up for what I saw in the mirror when I woke up this morning. (How does hair even do that?)

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