A Major Award

The last 4 days have been pretty crazy.  This blog has only been up for a couple of weeks and somehow found its way to the “Freshly Pressed” page.  I have been overwhelmed with the number of people who have wasted a click to stop by and read and have been very humbled by the kind comments and encouragement.  I have said before that these posts are the only things that I have ever written that weren’t “due” or on the inside of a greeting card.  I write these just to write them and the fact that there are people who are interested in reading it is very surreal.

I am very new to blogs in general and still learning my way around, but this week I am incredibly honored to accept “The Versatile Blogger Award”  from She Can’t Be Serious and Broke Wife, Big City.

Now this award sounds eerily similar to those chain emails you get because I am supposed to list seven things about me and then pass the award on to other blogs that I think are versatile.  I am not certain how I was deemed versatile since I have yet to write my post about how I spend summers entertaining street corners as  an ambidextrous oil painter and  opera singer.

As previously confessed, I am new to blogging  so I will need some time to peruse the internets before making my nominations but I wanted to express my gratitude in a timely fashion.

Thank you very much for reading and for passing the award along.  I am very grateful.

Oh yeah, here are seven things about me:

1. My desk at work and my desk at home still look like the inside of my 10th grade locker; I don’t know how organized people do it.
2. I fell out of a tree on Thanksgiving Day when I was 13 and fractured my pelvis, I shuffled around like an 90-year-old man for almost a month.
3. I really like saying Cheers, not just when I raise a glass but I think it is a great way to say goodbye.
4. I am pretty good at my job but there are parts that really bore me and I tend to slack on those. (I am writing this in my office).
5. I can’t imagine how much dumber I would be if not for the internet.
6. I own a guitar………I don’t play any instruments.
7. My wife read the entire Twilight series of books in like 4 days, now I have to compete with a fictional 17-year-old vampire.


P.S.  If you have any great blog suggestions that would be totally sweet.


About Simon

I am a husband and a dad of two little girls. I am a lone Y chromosome and am already planning my escape strategy to deal with the estrogen flood that is on its way. People say there is a lot of joy to be found in the simple things and I have found they can provide a healthy dose of anti-awesome as well. I am, in general, a pretty optimistic guy and needed a bit of a creative outlet; so here it is. Thanks for stopping by. View all posts by Simon

18 responses to “A Major Award

  • moondogmama

    I am 38 years old… and my husband must compete with a werewolf. Edward is a wuss. PS- I really, really, almost bought a leglamp mailbox.

  • frolickingflamingo

    Ooh — another blogging nod — excellent! Very proud to be in on the ground floor of this exciting reading opportunity. While I’m not sure it would be considered versatile (though I did a series of blog posts on a mannequin posted out in front of an apartment complex whose attire was changed every holiday season), I’d be honored if you would check my blog out: frolickingflamingo.com for possible consideration . . .
    You’re doing great! Keep it up!

  • Christine Westermark

    I’m new to blogging too, and I think becoming freshly pressed would send me into a state. I actually only found out recently what that was, and noticed your blog there. But, I don’t check it every day for sure, most times only once per week. Juggling 2 full time jobs, 2 kids, sports, hobbies and only 2 days of rest at the end of the week – my husband and I find it a challenge to say the least. Your take on life is relatable and unique – great combination.

  • sam peter

    its so pretty
    but many people try to make some jokes

  • Vicky DeCoster

    Well, hot diggity dog. I just nominated you for the same award. You must know by now that you are doing something right. Congratulations and keep up the great writing!

  • Simon

    Thanks so much Glad to know (some) people are laughing with me and not at me.

  • kelleysgirl

    Congrats on the award! I found your blog on the freshly pressed as well and I’m so glad I did. I love your humor and insight on everyday little things. It’s a great way to start off my mornings! I’ve already told my mom and hubby to subscribe…keep up the good work!

  • mona

    Love your blog so far! And my dad persevered with three daughters… it can be done. Just remember to stay neutral when the teenage years arise!

  • Irene

    Congrats on your award! I enjoy your blogs, it’s funny and I can totally relate to what I have been reading the past few days.

  • Edward Hotspur

    Congratulations on Freshly Pressed, but Versatile Blogger! Now that’s an award.

  • tokeepmysanity

    Yay, congrats! A few of the blogs I’ve read in the last day or two have received this award (I knew I had good taste!). I look forward to more of your posts…it’s refreshing to read something that’s genuine and makes me chuckle! Keep up the good work!

  • TJ Willard

    I look forward to the the inbox telling me your posts are in … congrats on the award and keep up the amazing writing. I, too, laugh out loud when I read your work …. AND finished the Twilight series in about the same time (there’s a small side story about one of the other vampires that your wife should read – The second life of Bree Tanner – if she hasn’t read it you’ll be a hero in getting it for her!)

    As a new blogger myself I know how amazing it can be to check the stats and see that other people care about what you have to say 🙂

    Looking forward to the next post!

  • kharmaisis

    I discovered you yesterday and it only took me one day to be on Team Simon! Hang in there with the wife and big congrats on the award.

    Ahhh to be appreciated for just being who we are. A marvelous thing!

  • Jamie

    You know…he’s actually over 100. He just looks 17. Just sayin’…

  • tenthingsilike

    Loved this post — congrats on your award! Your last fact made me laugh out loud. I’m glad that you made it onto freshly pressed because I’ve enjoyed reading. If you get around to it, check my blog out at http://www.tenthingsilike.com and let me know what you think!

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