I have been very bad about awards. I don’t always feel like I deserve them but I’m also always very thrilled to receive it. I keep meaning to do posts about them till the ‘busy’ word keeps haunting me – which isn’t really fair to all of you who nominate me. So I put this on my things to do list, put up posts, email reminders – this evil machine I want to smash.


It seems to have worked.

I have been nominated thrice for the Dragon Loyalty Award by Seth’s Perspective, Sincerely Kate and Container Chronicles for the Dragon Loyalty Award (rules included in those links). This is an award for how obsessive I am – OBVIOUSLY. When I find a new blog to follow, I do the creepy stalker thing and read as many of their posts as I can to catch up. Earlier, I used to lurk, consuming every post ever put up but never really commenting. And now the WordPress Gods have installed a ‘like’ button. Cue constructive(?) spamming Isn’t it sweet that I got awarded for something that is obviously a problem I need therapy for?

What I feel like today!

I’ve also been awarded the ‘Versatile Blogger” award by The Opiniator and Favorite Passtime. Again, the rules are on his blog – Please, pretty place take this bait and check these lovely blogs out. The good thing about blogging awards is that it gives you ideas for posts when you’re stuck.

Seven Things About Me –
1) I’m 90% introverted – This doesn’t show up when I interact with people. People like hanging out with me – the way people turn to me when I enter a party is proof of this. I make friends easily and I’m not shy, and yet I’d much rather stay at home, alone. I enjoy being alone.


2) I like to start my day catching up with all your blogs. I do the same just after lunch at work. 

3) On weekends, I do my Teach English as a Foreign Language course (my plan B for when I just need to take off but don’t have the finances for a long trip). On Sundays, I laze in front of the TV watching cooking shows.

4) I’ve only read 8 books this year as opposed to the 84 in 2011- 2 of which I haven’t yet finished. 1 of which I’m ignoring purposely because I don’t want to know what happens next – Thank you George R R Martin

George R R Martin Sadistic
5) I don’t have a surname – just two names. My parents decided early on that they wanted me to discover myself and have my own identity without being slave to my family, father’s or husbands identities.
6) I’m not looking forward to Christmas Day because “I don’t want to go!” (Which is a point about how I insert Doctor Who references everywhere I can get away with it)

Me at Christmas
Me at Christmas

7) I watch Epic Rap Battles of History when I need cheering up. This one is my most favourite.

My lovely Canadian Beauty over at Green Grows Dark has given me the Imagine Award which is an award created to recognize bloggers who express their passion and dedication towards their blogs through their creativity – through words, pictures, videos, blog layout etc. Now this is an award I love for its task to talk about the one who nominates you. I find it a great THANK YOU method and I get to tell you that –

a) She has the most adorable dog in the world – Jack.
b) She’s an incredibly strong woman for being open about her struggles and for taking action over the easier ‘do nothing’ option.
c) She is an amazing writer to boot – she has a beautiful way with words.
d) Her passion towards mental health and psychology leads her to research that I have personally found very helpful.
e) She has recently created an inspiring bucket list many of which I would encourage you to take up yourselves

And now for the best part of this post – The people I’d like to forward these awards (ALL OF THE AWARDS) to. 

SPECIAL MENTION – Blogs I’m addicted to because of the mind-blowing/creative content

Perception Paradox – Ramblings from the Dark Side

Merlin Spielen – Random thoughts from a computer jockey with a graphite pencil

The View from a Drawbridge – The random musings of a bridgetender with entirely too much time on her hands

And in no particular order

Green Grows Dark – It doesn’t hurt to use your brain

Container Chronicles – Time, Space, Money, Things

Seth’s Perspective – Because I am unique, just like everyone else

Sincerely Kate –  If wimpy kids can have diaries, so can this obsessive compulsive pen pal

Treatment of Visions – Now blogging every damn day in december.

The Sir Letters – A tale of love

The Opiniator – Let’s zoom in on issues

The Half Eaten Mind – News and views from a partially digested brain

My success is your success – Just another WordPress site 😉

Erik S. Lehman – Inside the romantic mind of an author – Fiction, poetry and beauty.

Belsbror – Like it or not, it’s already written, my way.

New Author Online – This site is the bee’s knees

Know-All’s Box – A picture a day to keep the frowns at bay

Kev’s Stuff – Thoughts and Expressions in Writ

Fugitive Fragments – Aussiemandias

The Seeker – 3Ps: Pilgrim’s Progress by Perpetua


84 thoughts on “Rewarded

                  1. Of course I don’t mind! I hope you don;t feel any pressure to write though. It was just my way of showing you that I love, love, LOVE your blog! Hope you’ve had a good 2014 so far.


  1. Very impressive acceptance post. 🙂 You covered all the bases, so to speak.
    Thank you for the nomination. I appreciate you continued support and encouragement by reading what i have to offer. My hope is to inspire, amuse. and sometimes to ask those outlandish questions.
    Congratulations to you for all the awards. Your vibrant presentation is more than enough to make your visitor happy.


    1. Thank you so much. Your support, as always, makes me smile and many times, makes my day. I love your stories, your thoughts and it would be stupid of me to not appreciate one of my most favourite blogs! Cheers!


      1. If you keep that up I’ll develop a writer’s swagger. I think I may need to go find my tweed jacket, and go sit in a bar looking cool and mysterious. With a hint if smile that says “I know something you never thought of…”
        Thank you again. You’ve lifted an old man up from the doldrums. I was having a rough December – but now that doesn’t matter because of this simple kindness from you.
        Your words carry great weight since you are such a talented writer yourself – very nice Blog you have here. I have some catching up on my reading!


  2. Congratulations, it is great to be nominated, but I agree with you it is sometimes hard work to write a post about the award.

    You have no surname??? Boy would you have fun filling out paperwork in Italy.


    1. Thank you so much Mr. Sensible by proxy. It is hard but who doesn’t like to be appreciated?

      Also, argh, it’s a nightmare everywhere. They think my last name is my father’s name but my last name is a ladies name and so causes TOO much trouble everywhere. Can you imagine what a nightmare it is at the airport? They’re suspicious enough about us 3rd world peeps.


  3. Alo cupcake. I can hear the thundering applause. Congratulations. Just love your the topics from you that enjoy reading. Thank you choosing my site. I wouldn’t know what to do with the awards but I’ll take the cat, introvert and the applause anytime. Cheers. Perpetua.


  4. I’d love to say I’m speechless. I’m not. In fact I’ve been shouting out to the world (well, truthfully, shouting to whomever would listen) about your award nomination generosity in general, and your awesomeness in particular.
    I spent some time trying to come up with the words which might describe my appreciation for your nominations. I tried:
    • Gobsmacked – completely
    • Gratitude – immense
    • Indebtedness – abiding
    • Thankfulness – inexplicable.

    None of the terms come close to how I feel right now.

    Being a novice blogger, I wasn’t sure how my ramblings were being perceived, your nominations are exactly the motivation I need to continue posting my ‘WTF’ perceptions – whether they are appreciated or not.

    So, thank you for your loyalty – and please know that it is reciprocal. I love your posts. I, too, am an obsessive stalker – I refuse to label myself as creepy though! 😉
    As soon as I work out how the nomination things work, I’ll be returning the favour.

    With total awe and devotion
    WTF (Perception Paradox)


    1. In the history of my blog (3 years on WordPress) and in all the comments I’ve ever recieved, this is the absolute BEST! Really! Your blog is amazing. Every word in your posts have me hooked and I find myself hoping every morning that you’ve updated. You have deserved all three of them. And I’ve just used them as an excuse to show you off.


  5. Its really an awesome feeling to be acknowledged by someone whom you know only through their writings on a public forum…but, is it that we don’t know each other? I believe, we get to know so much about one another, just by reading what’s on the other person’s mind! In case its not obvious, I really enjoy reading your posts…rather, I look forward to reading them everyday…like I look forward to reading the newspaper. And to be acknowledged by that person…is really an honour. Thank You! 🙂


    1. I’m going to try to hide all the blushing I’m doing with a simple ‘Thank you!’because you’ve managed to make me speechless! Thank you! And yes, you do get to know each other without actually knowing each other.


  6. First of all, thanks for stopping by my blog. I appreciate all the attention you gave it. I am also reading A Song Of Ice and Fire, assuming that is the George R. R. Martin book you were referring to. Also watch Epic Rap Battles OF History on You Tube when I remember how funny it is. Congratulations on all your nominations, you deserve them all in my opinion (no flattery intended)


    1. Thank you so much. I’m reading a Storm of Swords – I’ve seen season 3 so I know what happens next on this book but I just can’t get myself to read anymore. Going to put it on the list though and conquer my book fear! Epic Rap battles are genius, seriously!


      1. I stopped watching it somewhere in the middle of the second season just so I can read the book without knowing what’s next. And yes, the rap battles are genius as well as hilarious. You are very welcome 🙂


  7. Thanks so much for the nominations. I am touched by your kindness. I also value my time alone. Time to read a good book or simply to walk in beautiful places listening to the birds. So many people today fear being alone so when people are absent they surround themselves with noise, whether that be listening to their iPod or constantly texting people on their mobile. One of the most disturbing parts of Orwell’s Nineteen eighty-four is the fact that people are never alone as even when there are no others physically present the telescreen is watching and pouring out propaganda. My idea of hell.


  8. Thanks so much! I definitely noticed when you found my blog. Most folks read the current post, or one page, but I remember seeing your little smiling face literally popping up all over my place one day, and I was like “She’s even reading that one? She’s nuts!” So thank you so much for reading even the stuff I should probably delete one day. You’re fabulosity itself. Take care!


  9. Congratulations on all the awards. Its pat on the shoulder for being supportive and appreciating other’s work as well communicating.
    I thoroughly enjoy your writing or should I say the way you put the words in the sentence
    its fun to read, you nail your point of view appropriately! 😀


  10. Congratulations on being nominated for these wonderful awards…I’ve always admired your blog and it’s a joy reading your posts! I look forward to reading the ones I’ve missed out on.
    To think that you feel I deserve these awards, too, is an honor. Thank you, lots! You’re a doll… 🙂


  11. First of all, there could be no worthier contestant for all those awards! There’s nothing you lack! I am entertained every time I’m on here, I wish I had found this sooner! Loved reading about you…that is very important to me, strangely, if I like the blogger, I’m likely to get on better with their thoughts! Just stopping by to tell you what a fabulous space you own! xxx


  12. I’m finally catching up, and I found an email comment I hadn’t read, and it was from you, nominating me for awards! You are awesome! Thanks so much! I’ll be getting to accepting them soon. (I’m trying to organize several projects at the moment, my blog being one of them). So thanks again! 😀


  13. Hey,

    You are uncannily similar to a great friend I have. To the point of me getting confused of whether this was her secret blog.

    You see, even she has two names (instead of one name and one surname).
    You have a very intriguing design! And nice posts! 🙂
    Much love.

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