7 Things About Me and The Versatile Blogger Award –
#1) I’ve always wanted to walk the Red Carpet Susan Sarandon style, 60 plus and still sexy. I’m no where near 50 and she is actually 65, well I’m closer to 50 than I want to admit… you get the point. It is favorable to me that this award is offered up and accepted in Cyber Space. Instead, #2) I’m sitting on my couch with my laptop (on my lap, YEP) in my pink plaid PJ bottoms and black thread-bare camisole that I will never toss , #3) wearing my new cat-rimmed eye glasses, #4) with my hair up in a clip that doesn’t control my conditioned curly-frayed strands. #5) My shoulders sway to my favorite JJ Grey and Mofro song, while I think some more before I type and #6) take a sip of my iced coffee.
(clears throat)… I graciously accept this nomination made to me by my cyber friend Stephanie Neighbour. I say she is a cyber friend because I have yet to meet her face-to-face. This does not diminish our friendship because we have connected through our written words, our passion. Stephanie and I found out we have so many things in common, AND… not in common. We share our ups and downs in our craft as well as share some of our personal lives with each other, and for that I am ever grateful. My kids know her on a first name basis as if she attends family BBQ’s with us once a week. Maybe we need to do a Skype BBQ Steph, from Jersey to Montana!
If you haven’t read Stephanie Neighbour’s blog your missing out on some honest, fun, and relate-able storytelling. Her blog tagline: Laugh at Life, Speak Your Truth. She is also editing her work-in-progress as we speak and #7) I personally will jump ahead of all of you in cyber line to buy her book!
I accept this nomination from Stephanie with enthusiasm and willingness to write an even more diverse blog for my readers who are in love with the indie revolution of artists, and the movement in this country on our ever important social issues. Stephanie and I quickly found out that we both shared a passion for using our platforms as a voice for the important issues of the LGBTQI community. Due to this nomination, I plan to work harder to help create awareness, start discussion, and help forward change. I’m calling it “Uploading Change”.
My very special thanks goes to the unnamed others that helped to create this blog: Ann Bodle-Nash, my rock and backbone. She creates content that is brave and true to the incredible woman that she is. Ann writes what she wants and dares, and because of this she has an incredible following of readers. Ann is also my Google Queen. This award is for you as well my dear friend. Dustin Waine Nelson, my son and support. His incredible knack for PR has helped me to garner attention and readers from all over the world. I would not be part of the twitter social media world if it were not for my son and his foresight. His attention to design and detail adds to our little eZine. It was a little less than two years ago that I thought of this project and the three of us sat at the Liquid Planet coffee shop, in The Book Exchange, planning and building this site. We didn’t know what this would bring in the future, but we were going to have fun expressing, writing, and trying. To Mark, Michael, Jalnn, and Kurtis, all of you have contributed in some way more than once, being around me and living with me. Your support, input, and feedback are worth millions to me. Thank you to all; it’s been a great journey!
If you are not familiar with the Versatile Blogger Award, here’s the link to the rules. Here are my nominations for The Versatile Blogger Award that I follow, AND… they are an eclectic bunch. That’s why I love them! I’ve included the links to their blogs so click on each name and enjoy some incredibly talented writers, artists, and people.
And The Award Goes To…
Tom Davis – More for Him.net Revamp. Rebuff. Restyle. AND a New Video Every Thursday
Lee Hulme – Miscellaneous Geekery
Taylor Evan Fulks – From Darkness into the Light…
Nikki Is – Everything And The Kitchen Sink A Music Show , a Joe Strummer Corner, and a Blog for RANTS
Christina Z – Turbulence in the Veins
Robbie Cox –The Mess That Is Me
Terre Britton – Breathing Art
Laura LME – Verses In Motion
Greg Mischio – Epiphanies that will Alter the Course of Human Events
About #5… My ultimate favorite indie musician above all is JJ Grey & Mofro. I’ve seen him live twice: the first time in Missoula, the second in Spokane with two loves of my life Kurtis and Jalynn. After the show in Spokane everyone was screaming for MORE. ENCORE! I yelled out, “play The Sun is Shining Down!” JJ Grey was backstage at the time. He returned to the main stage, looked at Kurtis and I, pointed towards us with a smile and nod, JJ (yes, now we are on a first name basis… in my HEAD) played what I requested. JJ’s gritty soulful voice always enamors me. This is mine and Kurtis’ song. Mushy. I shamelessly admit it.
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