You know how some days you wake up and, while half asleep, you head to the bathroom — but not before putting both feet in the same pant leg? And then after laying face down on the carpet for a few minutes, you realize your naked rear is sticking straight up because your feet are bound together like a rodeo calf? And in the moment is when the door opens and it’s your 18-year-old daughter, who begins screaming and scratching at her eyes because of what she’s witnessed?
OK, maybe it’s just me then.
Well, today didn’t start like that for me. Today was actually a morning of extremely pleasant momentum, which, in our house, usually means an empty bathroom (rare in a house with three teenagers) and a perfectly timed BM. In this case, however, it was pleasant momentum spurred by kudos from my fellow bloggers. After returning to the keyboard following two days of what CSI: Las Vegas would term “explosive flu blowback” [Insert rapid sequence through nasal passages here], I had a chance to go through my “Likes” and “Comments,” which led to a very humbling series of nods from fellow bloggers whose work I admire.
Maybe they knew I had the flu? Maybe they thought I had passed on to the next life? Maybe they were intoxicated while trying to send a post to someone else on their Kindle?
Whatever the reason, I am deeply appreciative for their nominations for Versatile Blogger, Very Inspiring Blogger and Blogger of the Year.
In the interest of time, space and the ever-present threat of additional flu blowback, I have consolidated the rules, which require listing several interesting facts about yourself as well as passing the torch along to other bloggers.
What follows is a list of seven truths about me, and seven bloggers I find to be Very Inspiring.
First, the truths:
1) I’m madly in love with my beautiful wife, Alicia.
2) I never went to college and, after graduating high school in Oregon, I moved to Dallas, Texas with $500 and a VW van.
3) In a moment of weakness, I voted for Ross Perot.
4) I didn’t start listening to AC/DC until this year; Yes, I wasted 45 years
5) Without coffee, I would die. Seriously, it’s a condition.
6) Before becoming a humor columnist, I was a corporate chef for 10 years. They said my food tasted funny; I thought it was just salmonella.
7) My father was a policeman. Four years ago, I joined the fire department… sorry, Dad.
And here are some of the folks I find Very Inspiring. They are unique, diverse and wordsmiths of honesty laced with ridiculous talent:
Again, thanks so much for the honor of taking a moment each day to join me in a laugh or two. I’m still a relative newbie to WordPress and feel extremely fortunate to have been so welcomed.
That said, I really DO need to get my pants on now…