It’s Golden

So I was recently nominated for the Golden Bloggerz award (created by Chris Kosto) by my blogger pal Mark Bierman (thanks, Mark!), a great writer and supporter of other bloggers. Now, I know a lot of you don’t like the whole award thing, but I do, mostly because I always do it in my own way and it gives me something to write about in a week when all I did was work and get the AZ vaccine. The vaccine didn’t turn me into a zombie, nor did I sprout the coveted forklift arms I often fantasize about, but it did make me super-tired for a whole day and my arm still hurts like someone punched me several times. When I told people at work that I got it, someone joked, “Oh, they’re tracking you with that microchip now!” and I was like, “If Bill Gates wanted to track me, he could have been doing it for years through a little something called Windows. And if he really thought I was even interesting enough to track, I’d be incredibly flattered.” It’s honestly the most bizarre conspiracy theory I’ve ever heard. If you’re posting on social media about microchips and vaccines, the reason you’re getting ADS about microchips and vaccines is because social media already knows EXACTLY WHAT YOU’RE DOING, BOB. I’d be more worried about Zuckerberg than Gates, frankly. Oh, and Bob? 99.9% of us aren’t even worth bothering about, so put your ego back in your pocket.

Anyway, on to the award. First I’m supposed to tell you three things about myself. This is tough because I’ve been writing this blog for almost 7 years and what is there that I HAVEN’T told you? You know about my obsession with forklifts, my relationship with the elusive Shane, the fact that I aspire to have the nickname Player One—heck, I even told you about my hysterectomy…OK, here are three things you might not know:

1) I refer to every bird larger than a crow but smaller than a vulture as an owl. It saves time, although it drives Ken nuts.

Me: Look at the huge owl!
Ken: For the last time, that’s a hawk! Owls are nocturnal!

2) I have never seen the movie E.T. and I have no intention of doing so. I’ve managed to live almost 56 years without seeing it, and I’m okay with that.

3) I am very superstitious. I have a pair of lucky underwear (you all know THAT) but what you don’t know is that I wore them on Wednesday when I went for my vaccine so I wouldn’t get a blood clot. And I didn’t. Because the underwear is lucky. Also, I knock on wood and I believe that it works. Fight me.

Okay, now I have to answer Mark’s questions and they’re really hard.

Question 1: If you could speak to one person from history, who would that be?

Mark didn’t specify past or future history, so I’m going to say ‘a dude from the year 2121 so I can find out if we ever get flying cars, transporters, or robot butlers.’ Hopefully, the pandemic is over by then so I don’t have to wear a mask while I’m time traveling. And don’t @ me with “The future isn’t history, Player One.” The future isn’t history YET, but it will be, so it counts.

Question 2: Do you prefer sunrises or sunsets?

Sunsets because that means it’s almost time for bed, and as you all know, I enjoy being horizontal much more than I like being vertical.

Question 3: Have you ever done anything for the adrenaline rush?

Rollercoasters, I guess? That’s pretty much it, I mean, I have no interest in doing anything where I could easily die just for adrenaline. As the Queen of Worst Case Scenarios, I’ve literally spent my life actively AVOIDING things like falling out of a plane, being attacked by a bear, or drowning. I WAS almost bitten by a shark once, but it was a little one and very cute, and I was just trying to get a picture of it. I didn’t know it was dangerous.

Question 4: What’s your go-to comfort food?

White wine. It’s made from grapes and that’s a food.

Question 5: Do you have any pets?

Do I have any pets? Here’s a picture. Note that Atlas is wearing a cute little onesie because he just got neutered. He’s not impressed, but as I keep telling him, “It’s better than a cone.” As he keeps telling me, “If you hadn’t stolen my balls, the subject would be moot.”

And there you go. I don’t know about who to nominate because I’m aware that many of my followers don’t like awards, so I’m nominating these bloggers, since I have no idea how they feel about awards:

The 59 Club
James Proclaims

Texas Writer
…and my good friend at Cyranny’s Cove

There are a bunch of rules as well, but I’ve provided a link to Mark’s blog at the top and he has them there.

Here are my five questions:

What’s your favourite photograph?

How long can you go without blinking?

On a scale of 1 to 5, how superstitious are YOU?

Flowers or chocolate?

Where’s the first place you’ll go once the pandemic is over?

I look forward to your responses. I hope that many of them are in the form of haikus.

Quilt Update: I have sewn the first two rows. 19 rows to go.

46 thoughts on “It’s Golden

  1. LOL I laughed at the knock on wood part. Not only do I believe in knocking on wood if there is no wood around to knock IOMG that just is so wrong) anyhoooooooo (gigggle) then I knock on my head. Something we did when I was a kid. And it still works. Happy Sunday stay safe my neighbor to the east.

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  2. A onesie is a great idea instead of those horrid cones!  I like your answers.  I think most people are superstitious, just not admitting it. Knock on wood is a must but finding real wood today is difficult for anyone who doesn’t have a house full of antiques like you do😄

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  3. I haven’t seen pretty much any movie made after the early 90’s, and most TV shows of the past three decades. I might be the only person in North America who’s never seen an episode of Seinfeld, Friends, or The Simpsons…

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  4. says:

    Congrats on the award. It’s been a pleasure meeting you at the Cove. Your nominee’s are good ones to be sure. I’ve only been blogging for two years but have met some great people – wouldn’t trade those friendships for anything.

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    • You’re on the list now–hope you don’t mind the nomination. I was looking at people in my Reader but I can’t follow you through WP for some reason! Hope you participate:-)


      • says:

        Huuumm…that is another problem I have to get on WP (or someone??) to fix. Several folks who follow me don’t see a like button either; my links don’t show up sometimes – they are there but invisible. If I hover over where the text should be, they display in the bottom left corner of the screen. Really aggravating. Thanks for letting me know.

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  5. If I didn’t know better, I thought you were describing my coworker Impostor, I mean she has the lucky underwear. A lucky pen, a lunch paperweight and lucky keychain. She’s very OCD, knocks on wood all the time, that now she’s got me doing it….lol.
    And she loves the paranormal like no body’s business, ghosts, haunting and everything like that. I’m glad you got your COVID vaccine, I think all of them cause the soreness and discomfort. It’s better than getting COVID, because the symptoms for that are far worse.

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  6. Congratulations on the well-deserved award and congratulations to Atlas on the onesie, even if he’s not happy about the reason for it. And I like awards but I always feel uncomfortable nominating others because I always worry I’m going to leave someone out. And that they might feel unnecessarily pressured. Maybe they’re the type who doesn’t like the adrenaline rush of getting an award.
    Also I’m probably majorly in the minority here but, as someone who loved E.T. as a kid and saw it several times and had all the books and toys, I can honestly say you’re not missing much. It’s the cinematic equivalent of a Twinkie. You might get a nice sugar rush but in the end it’s all empty calories.
    And why an owl? Why not an eagle?

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  7. Congratulations for the award, Suzune, and thank you for the nomination 🙂 I do enjoy these, and I will publish my post later on today, or tomorrow (I’m working on Eastern Europe at the moment, and it is not going well LOL) . When the pandemic is over, I think we should go bird watching, you, Ken, Chéri and I. I have a feeling that would be fun… Chéri refers to all our feathery friends the size of a sparrow as ”little birds” and all the black ones as ”crows”. The only exception is cardinals… And that’s a relief, because, seriously, if you can’t recognize a cardinal when you see one, there’s a problem 😛

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  8. So funny. I hope your trip into future history turns up robotic butlers and no covid. Gak! Just the thought of a hundred more years of this made me want call it quits. And the covid conspiracy theories would be a hoot if they weren’t so stupid and deadly. As you know, the freedom to infect our neighbors is an American right!

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  9. it’s always wonderful to know more about you, Suzanne, & I’m very glad you’re immunized & well. now where can I get some lucky undies? a thong I should get blessed by the pope or what?

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  10. How long can you go without blinking? That’s hilarious! I can just picture your nominees sitting there with their times at the ready, fighting the urge to do what they’re trying not to! One more time. . . One more time. . . Every time I see AZ in print, I go to Arizona, and wonder just why it’s become so popular in the news these days, and then I’m reminded that I used to be smart, but have become so much more one-dimensional as I age. So glad you got the arm pain (and a little drowsiness), and in all likelihood, sans microchip. It truly is the most ridiculous of conspiracy theories. *eye roll*

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  11. Congrats on your award! As for speaking with people from the future, and asking them about flying cars, I certainly hope these cars make an appearance one of these days. I’ve been wanting a flying car ever since I was a kid.

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