Award ceremony – April 2018

*NOMINATION NO. 1, 2 and 3*

(See page 1 for thanks and intro.)

FROM: Sim, who blogs from the heart of Africa, armed with folk stories, humor and good advice. She is scheduled to go self-hosting tomorrow, so I look forward to her new and improved blog site. Even the sky does not seem to be the limit for her.

FROM: Nash, who blogs from Europe about life or death situation. Well, not really, but the topics he brings up are crucial in our everyday lives. He is always looking for a room to better himself, and so he is in the process of writing multiple (!) books.

FROM: The Irish Procrastinator, who is Irish, and a procrastinator (surprise, surprise!) shares her thoughts on various subjects, with a pinch of an Irish accent (or slang) and a cup of humor. You can find poetry and prompt responses on her blog as well.


If you, like I used to, wonder what this mysterious “Mystery” award is all about, wonder no more.

About The Award:

This is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging, and they do it with so much love and passion.

Now that makes me feel super special. It made me blush. Truly wonderful complements.


  • Put the award image on your blog.
  • List the rules.
  • Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Answer the questions given to you.
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
  • Nominate other people to receive this award.
  • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blogs.
  • Ask your nominees 5 questions of your choice; with one weird/funny question (specify)
  • Share a link to your best post (s).


  1. Do you sing in the shower?
    Not really. Only if I play some music (not always), hear a song I like, and am in a good mood.
  2. Outside blogging, what do you do?
    I eat. I sleep. I breathe. And lots more things. Oh, you meant professionally? I am currently in-between jobs (my choice).
  3. How do you feel about women talking down women?
    I don’t know why anyone would talk anyone down. I think there are good and bad things to say about everyone, though. No one is perfect.
  4. Do you think a public embarrassment deserves a public apology or any apology is fine?
    It depends on how big the embarrassment really is. And if the “public” is comprised of random people I will never seen again, or of people whom I know and see often. Let me direct you to a post of mine I wrote a while back on the topic of apologies.
  5. If aliens invaded earth and you could only take 3 things (not humans). What would you take?
    I want to say: “My laptop”, but I don’t know if there is electricity wherever it is that they will take me. Most definitely I will take some paper and a pen that is supposed to write in space. I’d probably take my glasses, too, so I could see properly.

QUESTIONS (from Nash) and ANSWERS:

  1. Chocolate or vanilla ?
    As a kid, I was all about chocolate. Now I like vanilla sometimes.
  2. Money or eternal life ?
    Either/or. Not an easy question. But, after much deliberation, I think I would have to go with eternal life, because it would allow me to acquire a lot of money AND allow me to live forever (giving me opportunities to see and do so many different things).
  3. Pick new name for yourself ?
  4. Lion or tiger ?
  5. Good looks or intelligence ?
    That’s a no brainer. I truly appreciate intelligence.


1. If you were trapped on an isolated hilltop after your plane had crashed with your family and friends, would you resort to starvation or cannibalism?
Having us all starve would be just plain silly. As much as I can be stubborn, I also like to think of myself as somewhat reasonable, logical and efficient. Because of this, cannibalism would be a no brainer. Of course, we would try and look for other sources of food, first. I would also be slightly worried about contracting kuru and other human eating relating illnesses. We’d have to get a fire going before we could BBQ anything.

2. If your best friend had murdered someone would you help bury the body?
Ha! Nice try. I am not saying anything until I get a subpoena and a lawyer.

3. Do you ever wonder – what next – after the end of your time? if so, what is next?
Yes, sometimes I wonder what’s next, but  prefer on focusing what is here and now. 

4. You know in the movies when the victims are being chased by the terrible nasty and they hit them, and think they are dead, but look back and discover the body gone?? If this was YOU how would you ensure the thing stays dead?
That has to be one of my biggest pet peeves of all time. Alongside the “even though I know the murderer is hiding there, let me go up to the attic, with no light and no weapon, just to make sure” and the “sure, I’m about to kill you, but I will let you talk, just to give you time to think of an alternative plan and kill me instead”. 

Just make sure whatever it is you’re whacking stays dead. Unload your magazine. Use all blunt objects around you, etc.

5. What’s the meanest thing you have ever hoped would happen to someone ……….. eh??
I don’t think I actually “hoped” for anything bad to happen. I can get pretty angry at someone and the unfairness of the world, but ultimately, I do not wish anything bad on anyone. I have faith that they will get what is planned for them. And there is no need to clutter my brain with such negativity.


  • I wear classes.
  • I am temporarily unemployed.
  • I think “The Leftovers” was a good show.

MY “BEST” POST: (What is that even supposed to mean?)

Since I’m not sure how to choose the “best” one, I decided to share a story I wrote a while back.


  1. As the rules state, I had to come up with a “weird” question. Without going into a monologue on what I think “weird” means, I decided to go with: “What would you use pickle juice for? Feel free to give more than one answer.
  2. What’s the time of day you enjoy blogging the most?
  3. How do you promote your blog?
  4. Do you think being an only child is a good, or bad thing? Why?
  5. What’s your ideal weather?





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41 thoughts on “Award ceremony – April 2018

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  1. Whew! You demonstrated how it’s done, getting the Rubic’s Cube of awards nicely lined up and delivered. Inspiring and fun to read your answers and questions.

    Congrats on the recognition from so many other bloggers. And thanks for tee’ing up some new blogs for me to check out.

    Also thanks for including me as a nominee of The Sunshine Blogger Award (let me know if I didn’t align my name with the right award; don’t want to post the wrong banner). It’s such a happy visual and positive idea.

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      1. Thanks for letting me know you noticed. I’ve gone through several avatars. I started with a goat, but you really couldn’t tell it was a goat.

        Then I switched to a giant “all-seeing” eyeball. It was distinctive, but kind of creepy.

        Next was a ladybug. Cute, but I felt as if whatever “bigness” I was trying to achieve in my life wasn’t represented very well by such a tiny bug.

        When I was in the Community Pool yesterday, I realized some Avatars are really distinctive. Britchy’s was one; yours is, too. PTSD Gal as well. Mine? Well, I wasn’t so sure.

        So I decided to switch it up to something bright, that would, in its color, stand out. No photo. Just WTG inside.

        Glad you recognized the change. Any comments? Good? Bad? Meh?

        I suspect it’ll continue to evolve. When I first started this blog, I didn’t understand the “utility” of the Avatar as part of “a brand.”

        Thanks for clarifying “sunshine” and for the award. It’ll take me a few days, but I WILL be doing it and looking forward.

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        1. I like it. My only question is – what is the purple line at the bottom supposed to be? Are we not getting a full picture? My OCD is triggering on that. Otherwise, the color really catches the eye and it’s easily recognized. (I liked the eye, too.)

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          1. I eliminated the line. It’s now just bright pink with WTG in the middle, and bigger; a minimalist look but hopefully identifiable (I gotta stick with it).

            I liked the eye too. But I wanted something brighter. And not as…creepy.

            Thanks for the feedback!

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  2. My favorite answer was the trenchcoat one.

    I think it’s cool that you choose to be in between jobs.
    I’ve often made a mistake to stay too long at a job which made me miserable.
    Even though I keep saying that I will never do it again, I just want the money at the end of the month. And you know by now how I feel about money 😉

    Thanks for the nomination! From now on I will participate in these more!

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      1. Thank-you so much for the non so deserving nomination I got. I am just a beginner, learning only now. But blessed to always have such Wonderful support for you. ☺️ Woukd try to keep up to that.

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  3. Goldie! I see what you did in NO 3. I was almost sure you would respond to the question in a gender specific manner.
    But, not you!😒
    At least I got some facts to take back to my detective board.😋
    You are a person with a trench coat who wears glasses, would rather have vanilla and may be seen with a laptop logged on to WP. I think I can draw you at this point😎
    As always, I enjoyed reading your answers.❤

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    1. I didn’t know you could draw. It seems like everyone on WP is so talented. Cool, yet intimidating.
      I’m glad I didn’t live up to your answer expectations?


  4. Just saw this! I loved your thoughtful response after some contemplation ‘Eternal Life’, you got a good point! & SPOT ON with all the questions you answered from Sim. Tiger!!! Yes! I wanted to be called ‘Sam’ as a kid because of the show ‘Bewitched’, her name was Samantha (Sam)!!:)

    Thank you for the Nomination as well! 😀 Excited for this one.

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