The Versatile Blogger Award

My friend le0pard13 from Lazy Thoughts from a Boomer just gave me the Versatile Blogger Award, which tickles me. When I was first learning English, I used to confuse “versatile” with “flexible,” so I wondered for a second, “What does my flexibility have to do with my blogging?” but then I sorted myself out. Good thing, since this would’ve been really weird.

Apparently I can’t accept this award without doing a bunch of things, the first being to thank the person who bestowed it on me. Thank you, Michael, for thinking I’m way cooler than I really am. I hope you will always be thus deceived.

Next, I have to reveal seven things about myself:

  1. In fifth grade, I wore an eye patch to school for three days after a dodgeball hit me in the face and damaged my cornea.
  2. I mangle idioms all the time. I can never seem to hit the nail in the jackpot. Oh, well. Half of one, six dozen chickens.
  3. I’ve found that the easiest way to take down a large man who’s coming at me is, yup, a hard kick in the nuts. Who needs fancy martial arts?
  4. There are no baby pictures of me and no one can really remember what I looked like.
  5. I once got a free pasta dinner at Universal Studios when the backlot caught on fire and restaurant staff told me to just take my food and run. I took the rolls, too.
  6. I know sign language and can sign most Madonna songs.
  7. Assholes make me want to kick them in the nuts.

Now I’m supposed to give this to 15 other bloggers but le0pard13 hoarded all my blogger friends on his list so I have none left. Darn. Guess I’m a day late and need two dollars more.

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15 Comments

  • Reply
    LolosLetters
    June 30, 2010 at 7:52 am

    A fave in my family:

    I might have fallen off the turnip truck, but it wasn’t last night.

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      Pop Culture Nerd
      June 30, 2010 at 10:34 am

      Ha ha—good one! I might appropriate it and mangle it even further.

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    Novelwhore
    June 30, 2010 at 8:16 am

    You are such an itneresting person I demand a longer list of facts!

    My friends and I have a special fun eyepatch dance, inspired by a childhood accident as well (which is totally not disrespectful, as the gentleman that wore said patch made up the dance). If I ever make it out to LA I’ll teach you.

    I’m sad there are no baby pictures I bet you were adorable!

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      le0pard13
      June 30, 2010 at 10:10 am

      I’m sad there are no baby pictures I bet you were adorable!

      Does this count?

      😉

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        Pop Culture Nerd
        June 30, 2010 at 10:43 am

        I’m two and a half in that picture. There are no photos of me in the first two years or so of my life. (Good reasons for this but it’s a long story.) I don’t know if I was a fat or skinny baby, if I was bald or what. When people get embarrassed about their baby pictures being shown, I always think they’re lucky because at least they have some.

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      Pop Culture Nerd
      June 30, 2010 at 10:38 am

      NW—Oh, you KNOW you’ll have to teach me that dance! We’ll videotape it and put it on the Tube.

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    le0pard13
    June 30, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    You’re very welcome, Elyse. You are one of the most versatile people I know (you must be flexible, too, since you’ve done Taekwondo). That reminds me, I must wear my cup the next time we meet ;-).

    Thanks, PCN.

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      Pop Culture Nerd
      June 30, 2010 at 3:30 pm

      No cups required for nice guys!

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    Shell Sherree
    June 30, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    Congratulations, PCN!! You’re both versatile and flexible, so it’s a fitting award from every angle. I loved reading your ‘seven things’. And until I go to Secret Agent School, I’ll definitely keep your self-defense tip at the ready.

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      Pop Culture Nerd
      June 30, 2010 at 8:00 pm

      Congratulations to you, too! If you perfect that self-defense move, you’ll have no problem getting into Secret Agent School.

  • Reply
    Elizabeth
    July 19, 2010 at 8:09 am

    I’d like to see #6 in action. 😛

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      Pop Culture Nerd
      July 19, 2010 at 11:55 am

      Ha! I’m better at her slower songs. “Into the Groove” can get a little tricky for me.

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    Paulette
    July 29, 2010 at 11:45 am

    I will bet you soup to donuts that my students outmangle you…”soup to donuts” is an example from a student essay!

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      Pop Culture Nerd
      July 29, 2010 at 12:23 pm

      I have no idea what it means but I love “soup to donuts”! It’d be fun to have a mangle-off between me and your students. They might win but I’d definitely give them a dash for the cash.

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    Paulette
    July 29, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    I think she was mixing “soup to nuts” and “dollars to donuts’…
    Mrs. Malaprop, you rock!

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