The Shine On Award Insults My Intelligence

Oh boy!  I won, I won, I won!


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.

Dog food

Is this my reward? (Photo credit: Marianne Birkholz)

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

Big Dog Diving

Chronicles of a Public Transit User

if all else fails…use a hammer

land of quo

The Laughing Housewife

List of X

Mean Green Math

Memories of a Time

Mumblings From Beyond

Pouring My Art Out

Rain Upon the Synaptic Desert

Sticky Tudaman


Why I didn’t blog today

17 thoughts on “The Shine On Award Insults My Intelligence

  1. Thanks for the nomination. I’ve got two awards in the queue now (how about we petition the dictionary people to change that word’s spelling to simply ‘q’?) and will get to them once I’ve come up with all the random facts required.

    May I ask what your PhD is in? And what’s your second language?

    • You are more than welcome to ask, but I am not going to answer (for now).

      I generally try to remain anonymous here to the extent possible. When/if that changes, I’ll be more open.

    • I would like to accept the award on behalf of ‘Why I didn’t blog today’. I’m actually amazed that people actually read the blog 🙂 It was started as a response to a comment that a friend made – about being too busy to blog, obviously. Taking up the challenge might take a while, but then you might expect that with a blog of that name 😉

      Thank you.

  2. Wonderfully said! You really made me laugh; your wit is right up my alley. Glad to get to know you, and I’m enjoying your site! ~Susan 😀

  3. Absolutely freaking hilarious. You completely surpassed my expectations with this post, and let me tell you, I had some pretty high expectations since the moment you told me you had something fun planned.

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  5. Thank you for the nomination! I really appreciate the thought, and, by the way, most of your facts are applicable to me, except 4 and 5. I didn’t have enough patience to do 4 and 5.

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