Saturday, February 25, 2012

I Won An Award!

Yep, I looked just like this
( only with better hair)

I won the school science fair when I was in fifth grade.  I had an awesome science experiment about the green house effect and how the ozone layer keeps our planet warm.  My dad was a high school social studies teacher and he got my Uncle Glenn, his best friend who just happened to be the head of the science department, to hook me up with a high school level project.  He even let me borrow the heating lamps and thermometers that the high schoolers used when they ran the experiment.  My display board and impressive science equipment made me look like a young Einstein.  The judges couldn't help but give me the first place ribbon.

As impressive as the science fair win was, I have now topped my 10 year old glory by winning an award where I actually did all the work myself.  Shocking, right? I have been awarded the Liebster Blog Award by Mr. Mynd, an award which he himself received from Good Youngman Brown .  Yes, Mr. Mynd is a member of my friendamily, so there was probably definitely some nepotism involved.  What can I say, the men in my life have always been putty in my hands and have an eye on advancing my prospects in the world.  Uncle Glenn helped me at ten, Mr. Mynd is doing it now.

Near as I can tell, the Liebster Blog Award is more of an attempt to increase readership of smaller blogs, specifically those blogs with less than 200 followers, than an actual award.  I most definitely qualify with my four faithful followers.  Although, I hear I might be getting my first e-mail follower soon!  "Liebster" is a German word that means dearest or favorite and I am deeply honored to be listed as one of Mr. Mynd's favorite blogs.  Nepotism or not, he has a much higher readership than I do and some of his followers are actual strangers.  Telling strangers you like someone else's writing is no small thing in my book.

So here is how this whole award thing works:

Rule #1 Link back to the person that gave you the award.

It's My Mind: How Did You Get In Here is a blog written by a man with an identity crisis.  Since I started following his blog he has called himself Wily Guy, Mr. Mynd, the Master Mynd, and even used his real name briefly.  Other things to know about him besides his lack in sense of self: he is a prolific blogger (he has over 100 posts and a desire to be quoted like the bible); he writes things that make me smile, snort laugh, and even more impressive, shake in silent "I can't breathe" laughter; and I've known him since Princess Sassy Pants was in diapers, in fact.

Rule #2 Choose deserving bloggers and alert them to their award winning status.
And the winners are...

1. I Throw Hammers At Boys, a blog about the life and times of a single girl looking to spear herself a man via the onling dating scene.  Gertie is far braver than I could ever be and puts herself out there time and again in her great search for the love of her life.  Her adventures are mostly witty, light hearted romps through the dating scene.  But, her cautionary tales are given out to help the rest of us single girl learn from her mistakes.  How could I not love a blog that teaches us all a few life lessons?

2. Growing Round, a newcomer to the blog scene like myself, SweetVix2003 writes about her adventures in growing her first baby bump.  She's had sixteen weeks of morning sickness, gestational diabetes, and wondering when her midsection will display the telltale bump that shows the world she's preggers, not pudgy.  Short and to the point, she let's you know where she's at in 150 words or less.

Technically, the rules state to give out the award to 5 blogs, but of the four blogs I read, two have already received this award (and one of those, gave me the award).

Rule #3 Post the award on your blog and share the fun.
Mission accomplished.

Anywho, I don't believe there is an actual statuette coming anybody's way anytime soon. Is there?! That would be sweet! I have just the spot for it on my mantle.  Happy reading!


  1. Aww Lainey, in my award blog I'll be sure to thank the Academy made up primarily of my friends, glad to entertain, I'm not worthy. :)

    1. I thanked the academy too when Scott gave it to me. Great minds think alike. Pass it on and brighten someone else's day.

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    1. Thank you! Congrats right back at ya.