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Which one of these is my prize?  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Oh boy!  I won, I won, I won!

Ahem.

It seems that Will over at Games, eh? has nominated me for a chain letter an award.   The Shine On Award, to be specific.

This is perfect for me because, as you can tell, I’m the warm and fuzzy type.  Maybe I’ll let my candelabra do the shining so I can have some fun with this thing.

So, without further ado, here are the seven things you don’t know about me that I’m required to share as part of this award:

1- I’ve got two legs from my hips to the ground and when I move them they walk around.  (Hey!  You shouldn’t assume…)

2- I like to wash my hands after I use the toilet.  (Again, don’t assume.)

3- I think mice are rather nice.  Especially when they’re scaring people.  The same goes for cockroaches and toddlers.

4- I have a Ph.D.  It is not from the University of Phoenix but thank you for asking.  Unlike most people with my level of education, becoming a professor doesn’t appeal to me.  I have to explain this in every single job interview, which would get old after a while if I weren’t always thankful that a potential employer didn’t immediately scrap my application because they think I’d rather be back in the ivory tower.  Job hunting insults my intelligence.

5- I have registered a second blog domain but I haven’t decided what to do with it yet.

6- I am technically a published author but I don’t think you’d want to read that work.  Completely different genre and also quite expensive…

7- I am bilingual.

And for the 15 blogs I’m nominating for the award, I’m providing two links.  The first is for the blog; the second is for a recent post (so they’ll get a pingback and know to write a similar acceptance speech in which they provide free advertising for my blog.  Free advertising is nothing to sneeze at.)

When picking the 15, I went with newer blogs and people who have never been Freshly Pressed (as far as I know).  Here they are:

Architectural Disaster LOL

http://archidisasterlol.wordpress.com/2013/07/12/why-women-live-longer-6/

Big Dog Diving

http://bigdogdiving.wordpress.com/2013/07/13/henrietta/

Chronicles of a Public Transit User

http://publictransituser.wordpress.com/2013/07/14/sunset-weekly-photo-challenge-the-golden-hour/

if all else fails…use a hammer

http://kokkieh.wordpress.com/2013/07/09/on-vacation-not-really/

land of quo

http://landofquo.com/2013/07/12/i-dont-blame-them/

The Laughing Housewife

http://thelaughinghousewife.wordpress.com/2013/07/12/joke-841/

List of X

http://listofx.wordpress.com/2013/07/09/10-countries-that-refused-to-grant-political-asylum-to-edward-snowden/

Mean Green Math

http://meangreenmath.com/2013/07/12/a-great-algebra-question-or-is-it/

Memories of a Time

http://memoriesofatime.com/2013/07/09/shredding-the-past-of-me/

Mumblings From Beyond

http://artbymike08.wordpress.com/2013/07/12/next-time-you-save-the-universe-make-sure-you-know-how-to-google-reverse-sku-search-diagnose-hardware-and-software-issues-and-make-a-step-by-step-electronics-fix-it-book-for-your-wife/

Pouring My Art Out

http://pouringmyartout.wordpress.com/2013/07/14/yes-my-daughters-new-website-is-classy/

Rain Upon the Synaptic Desert

http://rainuponthesynapticdesert.wordpress.com/2013/07/12/top-40-radio-the-antonym-of-music/

Sticky Tudaman

http://stickytudaman.com/2013/07/13/sticky-tudaman-texas-pro-abortion-protest-strategies/

Vancouverandy

http://vancouverandy.wordpress.com/2013/07/12/masturbation-in-a-t-v-commercial-read-on-to-learn-more/

Why I didn’t blog today

http://whyididntblog.wordpress.com/2013/07/08/printed/