Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Queen For A Day

It's official. I am Queen for A Day! Yesterday I received the Queen of All Things Awe-summm!!! award, not once, not twice, but THREE times. OMG! I'm not sure how to react to that. I think maybe my blog circle must be pretty small. LOL! In any case, I'm dumb-founded and honored.

I received this royal award from Valentine and Demosthenes at Letters from Valentine AND Beth at be careful what you wish for AND Clare at this and that . Wow! I'm so flattered and honored to be the recipient of such a cool award. And I will be honest, it's kind of the perfect award for me because when I was a little girl my grandfather nicknamed me The Queen. I loved it, but I think he called me that because I a bit bossy and always had to have my own way. (Some things never change. Just ask my husband). So here's how the award works:

Queen Duties are as follows:

1. List 7 things that make you awe-summm.
2. Pass the award onto 7 bloggers that you think are awe-summm.
3. Tag those bloggers to let them know they are now Queens too (and link back to the Queen who tagged you).

Alrighty then. 7 things that make me awe-summm:

Wow this is harder than it sounds!

1. I am an awe-summm multitasker. I can literally do 3 or 4 things at once. This makes me amazingly efficient at home and has earned me the nickname of the "whirling dervish" from the Children's Librarian at work.

2. I have been married for nearly 22 years! I think this is pretty awe-summm in and of itself, but the fact that I'm married to my HS sweetheart and we were apart for most of the four years of college (except for summers and other breaks) makes this even more awe-summm! And the most awe-summm part is that we dated for 7 years before we got hitched, so we've been together for nearly 29 years! It hasn't always been easy, but it has most definitely been worth it!

3. I can touch my nose with my tongue! Having a long pointy nose (think the Child Catcher from Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang) has it benefits. Pretty awe-summm, right?

4. I LOVE to learn new things and believe in being a life long learner. It doesn't have to be academic subjects either. In recent years, I've learned to play piano, taken tap dancing lessons, learned to knit, learned to play Mah Jong and now I'm blogging. And as you all know, blogging is totally awe-summm!

5. A year and a half ago I got my dream car. A car I had been coveting for 4 years. A car I got when I gave up the minivan I had been driving for 13 years. My red/white Mini Cooper is most definitely awe-summm!

6. I am a fast reader. This is awe-summm because I love to read and I have a very long list of books I want to read. So this is an essential skill for me!

7. I think it's awe-summm that I have made so many bloggy friends since starting my blog in February. I was not expecting that. I figured my blog would be a sort of personal journal of book reviews and that maybe my friends would read it occasionally. I never expected that other people would be interested. Truthfully, I had never even read a blog before I started this one, so I wasn't aware of "Followers", and SITS, and Google Reader, etc. Totally AWE-SUMMM!!!

7 Awe-summm bloggers I want to pass this on to:

1. Alex at Please Try Again
4. Julie at Midlife Jobhunter
6. Cat and Ben at 4 Nuts in a Nutshell
7. Lady Grey at Miss Lady Grey

Thanks again ladies. I'm so flattered and honored to have received this award!


Tammy Howard said...

You are Awe-summmm indeed! Married to your HS sweetheart - cool!

It's funny (maybe just to me) that your childhood nickname was The Queen and you can touch your tongue to your nose. My dads lifelong nickname has been Tut (as in King) and he, too, can touch his tongue to his nose. Perhaps there's a link between the nose/tongue thing and royalty???

Thanks for thinking I'm Awe-summm, too!!!

Mama Nut said...

Wow! Thanks for passing this to us! Ben feels really special being included too :)

I am totally jealous you can touch your tongue to your nose... my mom and sister can do it, and tried for years with no success... hahaha what talent!

Alex the Girl said...

It's too bad it's just your nose that is pointy and not your tongue as well, it wouold have made a great booger picker (can't you tell I teach 5th grade?) Being a librarian made you a queen automatically because only royalty can be placed in charge of all them there books.

Do you think King Henry will be looking you up anytime soon?

I am honored, your majesty, that you feel I am awe-summm enough to be included in your kingdom.


Valentine said...

congrats, you are most definitely are awesome!
and being one of the three people who gave it to you ;)- i should know!

that is awesome that you can touch your nose with your tongue, i am very jealous (since i can't even stick my tongue out LOL)

it is awesome that you have been with your husband for so long!

and it is no surprise that you have so many people that love you and your blog, it is super awesome!

Mary at My New 30 said...

That's a lot of fantastic Awe-summmness my friend! Congrats on your award.

Kathy B! said...

You are indeed Awe-summm! Congrats on the award :)

Now drive your cute little mini over here and pick me up! I'm itchin' for a joy ride...

Pam said...

Tammy - No Way! What a weird coincidence between Royal monikers and tongues that can touch noses. There must be some explanation, but I'm at a loss. And you're welcome.

Mama Nut - You (and Ben) are very welcome. I hope Ben doesn't mind being called a "Queen". LOL! And seriously? Your mom and sister can touch their tongues to their nose. Before today I was the ONLY person I knew who could do that. Of course, it's something I talk about all that much. LOL!

Alex - You are totally worthy of the Royal Badge of Honor. And to be honest I always said having a tongue that can touch my nose eliminates the middle man. LOL! And I'll pass on King Henry, but I will take the Duke Suffolk. *sigh*

Valentine - I'm blushing! Thank you so much for all the accolades. But, I definitely don't feel worthy.

Mary -Thanks for your congratulations. I'm so honored. It always amazes me when someone gives me an award. I feel so humbled by it.

Kathy B! - I'll be right over! I never turn down an opportunity to cruise around in my Mini. Especially if I have an appreciative passenger!

Jenni Jiggety said...

Congrats on your most awesome award!!!!

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Wow! I'm honored. Considering how I have done absolutely nothing today (without even knowing about this tribute), I fit the bill of queen for a day. Too many things on your list are parallel to mine - I can touch my nose with my tongue, too. And my husband and I dated in high school and 7 years before marrying, and were in different towns for college, I love to read, and blogging is truly a new and interesting world. Thanks, Pam.

Gibby said...

You totally deserve being Queen for a Day, if not more! Thanks for passing along this Awe-summm award, I'm so honored!!

Gail said...

Congratulations Queen! My sister Cheryl can touch her nose with her tongue too...I could never do it and I wanted to so badly when I was a kid!

Gamma Sharon said...

Yeahhhhhhh! You deserve it.

Terra said...

WHAT Fun! I too can multitask like no other...but you have 11 years of marriage on me. That's ok, that just means I am younger (giggle)and a littl slap happy tonight after a couple nights of little sleep worrying about Hailey. Perhaps I should go to bed.

Debbie said...

Wow. You're like a tri-queen or something! Congrats and loved the factoids.

Pam said...

Jenni -Thank you, thank you very much!(think Elvis impersonation)

Jobhunter - You are welcome and all our similiarities are a bit eerie. Dontcha think?

Gibby - Don't tempt me. I might just decide to be Queen forever and ever. Then what would my husband do.

Gail - Are you serious? I had absolutely no idea how many people can do that. I don't feel like such a freak of nature anymore. And don't feel too bad about not being able to do it. It's not that exciting once you're past the age of 10 or so.

Terra - OK, young un, off the bed with you. And who are you calling old? Not The Queen! Off with your head!

Debbie - Yes that would be the Triple Crown for me. LOL! Thanks for the congrats.


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