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Being Off-Balance is Rewarding

I love awards.  I love honorable  mentions, cash prizes and glossy photos on the front page.  But the best awards are those that come from someone you respect and admire.  It is also amazing to get recognized for doing something you love.  I was touched to get an award from one of my favorite bloggers, Lori Dyan.  If you like my blog, don’t read hers, because it is so much better than mine that you might break up with me!  She’s funny, honest and will broach any topic.  Check her out!

The Blogging Award she bestowed upon me is the Versatile Blogger Award and there are some rules I have to follow:

1. Acknowledge the person who nominated me.  Lori Dyan – my blog crush! (No need for a restraining order!)

2. List ten things I like.

  • Laughing so hard I pee my pants, my husband does the laundry
  • Snuggling with my kids, after their baths, at bed time, when they smell clean and yummy
  • Long road trips when the kids sleep and my husband and I get to finish a conversation – he’s a captive audience!
  • Eating fresh fish while watching a Hawaiian sunset
  • Sushi, beer and beer with the girls
  • The sound of my waterski or wakeboard cutting through perfect water
  • Cocktails – any kind, any occasion
  • Chocolate.
  • Seeing the world through my kids eyes
  • Hearing that my writing resonates with someone.

3. Now I have to nominate ten other bloggers.  This is hard because I have come to follow and love so many great bloggers, but here are 10 in no particular order:

  1. Simply Diane… – She’s funny, likes to multi-task and loves to shop – what’s not to love?
  2. The Marriage Project – We could all follow her plan to be a good wife and laugh along the way!
  3. The Candy Shoppe – Everything she rights is touching, poignant, hilarious or all three.  A true artist.
  4. The Rock Pool – A group of female bloggers sharing the diverse and global perspectives – very cool.
  5. Because Chutney Goes with Everything – She writes on all sorts of topics and had me crying with laughter over pooping at work.
  6. Confessions of a Recovering Cynic – I recently discovered her and she is my kind of humor! (Slightly depraved)
  7. The Zany Housewife – I want to have cocktails and play Canasta with this hilariously fun blogger!
  8. The Highly Uninteresting Adventures of Average Girl – Her posts on parenting and life are far from average!
  9. My Morning Chocolate – I aspire to be Jen in the kitchen.  Her blog fuels my passion for food!
  10. Conflicted Mean Girl – I know you are already a recipient, but you’re so good that you need at least two of these!

Now I am off to drink a glass of Hall Cabernet and celebrate my award!

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  1. September 16, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    Where is your huge novelty check? haha

    • September 16, 2010 at 7:28 pm

      I like the way you think Nathan…

  2. September 16, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    Madam – you do yourself a disservice – your blog is awesome and I know that I sit around reading dozens of them all day, so there is always room for more of us! And yes, we will have to meet up one day (maybe Blogher?)…

  3. Aaron Johnson
    September 16, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    I have kids!

  4. September 16, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    Lori – it is not a disservice, I love having others that keep me on my game!

    Aaron – Your random-ass comments are my favorite! And ps – you are a kid and your wife has three of them! 😉 xoxo

  5. September 17, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    Thank you, Paige! I’m feeling a bit verklempt about receiving such an honor…

  6. September 18, 2010 at 6:41 am

    Ah, Paige, thanks so much!! I am honored to be included among the other award recipients. I think I need a new pair of shoes and a martini to celebrate:) ~ Diane ~

  7. September 22, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    Thank you Paige! I hadn’t seen this post until now. 🙂 And I seriously need to form a drinking, I mean Canasta group. Ever played? It’s a blast!

    • September 22, 2010 at 6:30 pm

      I’ve never played, but I’m game! Horrible pun intended!

  8. September 27, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    Haha. Good one. Well honestly I did the online thing the other night and hated it. It’s not the same as playing in person. If you get the chance though, you should buy a pack and try it out. You can get it at the abfab Taaaaarget. 🙂
    Oh and I have slacked. I have not blogged about my nifty award. I did, however, at least get it up on the page.

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