Behold the Versatile Blogger

A couple of days ago I got an email from my friend Pat O’Dea Rosen passing along to me the Versatile Blogger Award (Citation?  Designation? Accusation?).   The “rules” for this Award (which Pat tells me I am completely at liberty to ignore) are as follows:

Thank the blogger who nominated you!  Well, that’s easy enough.  Thank you, Pat.  I am delighted to know that you’ve been enjoying my posts.

Add the award pic to your blog post.  Another easy one.  It’s a cute little graphic, and my blog wears it with pride.

Share seven random things about yourself.  Let’s see, this one’s a little tougher.

  1. When I was an archeology student in the field years ago, my friends teased me because my nose was always dirty, from pushing my ever-sliding glasses back up.
  2. I have one article (about a Corps of Engineers dredge) in The Handbook of Texas, a wonderful reference which used to be an expensive prize but is now available free on line.
  3. I have a large collection of thimbles, although I have never actually used one for sewing.
  4. I have been migrating around the Gulf of Mexico for decades, from Tallahassee (where I went to college), to New Orleans (where I went to grad school), to New Iberia (where we lived on the Bayou Teche for five years) to Seabrook, where I’ve lived since 1976.  I think I’ll stay here.
  5. I’m a hopeless book addict, but you probably already knew that.
  6. I know every episode of Star Trek (the original series, at least) by its title.
  7. New Year’s Day is my favorite holiday.

 Nominate fifteen fellow bloggers and let them know about it.  Okay, this is the really tough one, and I’m not even going to try to do it all at once.  The task has spurred me to add a list of blogs that I visit regularly to my sidebar–this is a work in progress, and I’ll be adding to it, but I hope you’ll visit them.  Some of them focus on writing, but some happily wander about much as Pat and I do.

My first nominee for Versatile Blogger is Jo Eberhardt of The Happy Logophile.  I don’t remember if Jo stumbled onto my blog or I stumbled onto hers, but we’ve been exchanging comments for several months now.  Jo lives in Brisbane, Australia, where she writes urban fantasy in the moments she’s not busy with her two little boys, Big Brother and Baby Brother.  Baby Brother is less than a year old, so he doesn’t have a lot to say (yet), but four-year-old Big Brother has some wonderful stories to tell.  Just the other day he was entertaining Baby Brother (and his eavesdropping mom) with the tale of the Three Little Pigs, the Big Bad Dinosaur, and the Hungry Dentists.  And then there was the saga of the giant spider–and we think things grow big here in Texas!  Go visit Jo, a Versatile Blogger.

I’ll nominate more Versatile Bloggers as I discover them–there’s a good excuse to go tag surfing through the wilds of WordPress from time to time.  Thank you again, Pat, for reminding me to go visiting.