The Versatile Blogger and Other Random Stuff

Last week,  Derek Berry (This guy blows me away. He’s 18 and writes like he’s been at it for years.) presented me with The Versatile Blogger award. This award is a very cool way of supporting others in the blogging community by spreading the word about their blogs and encouraging them to do the same. It works like this. I list the links of fifteen bloggers I think are awesome, let them know they’ve received the award and ask that they share the award by listing fifteen of their favorite bloggers. Oh yeah, we also have to list seven surprising things about ourselves.

Drum roll please…                                                                                                                              The Versatile Blogger award goes to:                                                                                        (1                                                              (2)   (3)                                         (4)    (5)            (6)         (7                                               (8)     (9)                           (10)   (11)  (12)    (13)  (14)  (15)

These blogs offer quite a variety of style and content so pop in and check them out. Now for the seven surprising things about me… (1)I have terrible balance. Sometimes walking in a straight line is a challenge.  (2)I married my husband, Dan, when I was only 18 and he was 28.  (3)The first time Dan and I went out, my dad snuck out front & wrote down his licence plate number & a description of his car. (4)Sometimes, I listen to heavy-metal.    (5)When I was 12, I was a go-go girl, with white boots and turquoise bell-bottoms. It’s not as bad as it sounds. We weren’t in cages or anything. The dances were open to kids 12 and up and featured local garage bands. (5)I love McDonald’s ice cream cones so much I call them nectar of the gods. (6)I believe in ghosts. (7)I’ll paint anything that holds still. I even painted the grout on our floor.

On to inappropriate advertisements from the past–actually inappropriate is too mild a word. These are completely outrageous.

Protection from what? Good health and clear lungs? Jeeze…..

I don’t even know what to say about this one…

And arm your family in time for the holidays!


More photos from my Adventures in Hoarding.

For all you readers out there… this was the library. Unfortunately, most of the books were in terrible shape.                                                                                                  

This is where Lynda learned to fly. Read Adventures in Hoarding #4 if you haven’t already. Otherwise, this won’t make any sense at all.                                    

After a lot of elbow grease and a little Lysol (LOL) this part of the bathroom was usable. The shower was in another room.

  Next week— Adventures in Hoading and Living with Ghosts

Don’t forget to check out the 15 blogs I’ve listed. Have a great week!

About Diana Douglas

Diana Douglas, author. Coorganizer of the Arizona Novel Writers Workshop. Member Arizona Historical Novel Society, Member BooksGoSocial Authors, Transplanted Texan.!/themodernscribe
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14 Responses to The Versatile Blogger and Other Random Stuff

  1. Char Bishop says:

    One of the really great things about the internet is that writers can all support and promote each other. I narrows the field!

  2. John Hansen says:

    Congrats on the award! Thank you so much for thinking of me (I also feel special for being first!) and I’m glad you’ve enjoyed my blog (there’s a funny writing quote edition of WTW up you may like. WTW = What The Wednesday) enough to include me! I’ve recently received this award and would prefer not to do a formal post like this but I’ll mention the award and you (because you’re just that awesome!) in some upcoming blog post. Don’t know when yet. Is this ok? Thanks! Nice blog! 😀

    • That would be awesome. WT-W is hysterical. You might want to check out one of my earlier blogs–Creative Uses of Words That Begin With the Letter F. I think not saying the word is a whole lot funnier that saying it. Thanks for getting back to me.

  3. trish says:

    Thanks for including me in your list! You made me laugh out loud with, “I’ll paint anything that holds still.”

  4. Thanks for including me, Diana. I already have this award, but now it feels doubly validated! Love the photos of the old place, and the ads. It’s amazing how awful old advertisers were, and how PC we’ve become.

  5. Go-go dancer, eh? I love it! Sound like some interesting blogs I’ll be checking out, as per your recommendation (how could a former go-go girl steer me wrong?). Too bad you weren’t in a cage–that would have been super-impressive! 😉

  6. It would have been super-impressively disturbing! Actually, the more I think about it, the more disturbing the idea of a 12-year-old gogo girl gets!

  7. bethtrissel says:

    Thanks so much, Diana. I am honored to be included. 🙂

  8. molly says:

    Congratulations Diana – you are a ‘versatile’ scribe – thanks for nominating me, appreciate your vote – just love the ye olde worlde advertisements, esp the coffee ad “Do stupid things faster …” ripper! M’mind boggles at the hoard of trash ‘n treasure you waded thru. Have wrapped the blog til 2012 – am snowed under, then festivities – have scheduled blogs to publish ahead, am enjoying visiting a few of m’favourite blogs, cheers catchul8r molly

  9. I loved this post, Diana! More inappropriateness, please! 🙂 Thanks for including my blog in the nominations. It’s great when we can all encourage one another.

  10. hawleywood40 says:

    Thank you Diana! I will definitely check out some of these that are new to me, and also Derek’s blog!

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