Thank you to all my readers for following my blog. Your comments, your likes, and especially your puns are duly appreciated.

And thank you to Travel Culture Food ( for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award.

In the spirit of that nomination, I’ve nominated 15 other blogs  for that award. These are some of the blogs I’ve been following. Check them out!

1. TalkToDiana

2. VolnidaWrites

3. Sharmishtha Basu

4. Gina’s Professions For PEACE

5. Write Of Initiation

6. VoVatia

7. GlobeTramp

8. Anita Neuman

9. The Order Expert

10. Boomie Bol

11. HappinessIsNotADisease

12. ManOfTheWord

13. Mike McCormick

14. Loony Literature

15. Z-Score

And fnally, 7 things about myself:

1. I can run at a steady 7 mph

2. Can see the ocean from where I live

3. Favorite color is green (or blue, or red)

4. In music, I enjoy bass over treble

5. I’ve participated in Pun competitions

6. I love soft serve ice cream with sprinkles from a truck

7. Pancakes over waffles

Ok, so they’re not the most interesting things about me, but who said they had to be? 🙂

Finally are the VBA rules, for those keeping score:

If you are nominated, you’ve been awarded the Versatile Blogger award.

  • Thank the person who gave you this award. That’s common courtesy.
  • Include a link to their blog. That’s also common courtesy — if you can figure out how to do it.
  • Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly. ( I would add, pick blogs or bloggers that are excellent!)
  • Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award — you might include a link to this site.
  • Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

August 4th, 2012

I got another one! Thanks to Sumithra Sriram I’ve now been nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award.

Here are the rules for One Lovely Blog Award:

  1. Thank the blogger that nominated you and provide a link.
  2. List seven things about yourself.
  3. Nominate 15 or so bloggers you admire.
  4. Contact your chosen bloggers to let them know.

Okay, seven things:

1. I can play the trumpet (though not very well)

2. I was once a lead singer in a ska/rock band (and played the trumpet, lol)

3. I walk for long periods of time daily

4. My name means “valley”

5. I live on an island, well I’m pretty <b>sure</b> about that

6. I fell out of a rowboat on vacation once in the middle of a biiiiig lake

7. I can juggle two objects in one hand, three objects with both hands…

My nominations for this award are:





20 Responses to Awards

  1. Anita Neuman says:

    Wow! Thanks for the cool nomination! 7 things about myself…let’s see…I’ll try to think of 7 interesting things. 1. I was a missionary in Ethiopia for 2 years. 2. I’ve had a makeover on TV. 3. I was in Les Mis (with the US touring company) for one show. 4. I hate jello. (Oops. Apparently running out of “interesting”.) 5. If I were to have another baby, it would be my 3rd delivery, my 4th pregnancy, and my 5th child. 6. Almost interesting: I almost made it onto the one season of “Wipeout Canada”. 7. I’m Canadian through-and-through, but I hate winter.

  2. N Filbert says:

    Thank you Sixpuns…my 7? 1 bearded. 2. bespectacled. 3. bedraggled. 4. bemused. 5. i think “The Series of Unfortunate Events” ranks with the best of American literature. 6. I listen to This Will Destroy You a lot. A LOT. 7. “Synechdoche New York” is the pinnacle of movies for me.

  3. Hey, thanks for the nomination! You bowled me over today with your puns…hey did you see that turkey cross the road? Whoops, gotta split.

  4. sixpuns says:

    Truly groan-worthy puns there…I approve!

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  7. thank you so very much for this honour my dear friend. 🙂

  8. Gina's Professions for PEACE says:

    Thanks for including me in your awesome list, and I look forward to visiting all these blogs. The link to yours is going up on mine asap! My 7 things! 1: I’m working at living more green and am therefore recovering from an addiction to my car 😉 2: I’m a brisk walker (impressed you run at a steady 7mph!). 3: I’ve discovered walking with my dog in parks is WAY more fun than walking to the store but I’m working on it. 4: I memorize poetry. 5: I can write backwards as easily as forwards. 6: I love being tall for reaching high things! 7: Once a year I go camping solo to practice a few days of silence. There! Thanks again Dale, you punny man.

  9. Hi Dale! I’ve nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. (This will either make you smile or grit your teeth; apologies for the latter). Please visit me at to see what it is all about.

  10. That’s so Gilbert Gottfried.

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