The Versatile Blogger Award:
Giving Thanks and Paying It Forward

On Monday I received a delightful surprise when Michael from Lazy Thoughts from a Boomer (and @Le0pard13 on Twitter) recognized Musings Of An All Purpose Monkey with “The Versatile Blogger” award. Obviously, it made for a much better Monday than usual.

The rules for the award are:

  • Thank the person who gave you this award.
  • Share 7 things about yourself.
  • Pass the award along to 15 who you have recently discovered and who you think fantastic for whatever reason.

So without further ado, 7 things about me:

1. I believe that chocolate milk is the nectar of the Gods.
2. I always believed Snape was good.
3. I’m afraid of my “To Be Read” stack. I think it may achieve sentience soon.
4. I have a law degree. (please don’t hold that against me)
5. Made it to brown belt in Shaolin Kempo Karate before I fell out of practice.
6. I am allergic to coconut.
7. I think Billy Gibbons is one of the most underrated guitarists of all-time and that “XXX” and “Rhythmeen” are brilliant.

As for passing the award along, a great many of the blogs that I think are more than deserving of this award were included on Michael’s list, so I’ll just mention a few I want to recognize that are different:

Big Beat From Badsville

Books Are Like Candy Corn

In Reference To Murder

Jenn’s Bookshelves

Notes From The North

Typing & Tea

Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers

Savannah Red

Michael’s blogs – be they on books, films, music or just random thoughts on things like holidays or drive-ins – are always a joy to read and it is an honor to receive this recognition from him. Thank you, Michael.


  • Elizabeth A. White

    July 1, 2010 - 1:25 PM

    Lee, you are quite welcome! And it’s always nice to have another Team Snape member around. 🙂

  • Elizabeth A. White

    July 1, 2010 - 1:24 PM

    Actually, I think milk goes well with most tomato sauce / paste based foods, including pizza, and if I’m not having wine with dinner it’s milk. Chocolate milk is for breakfast and snacks.

    Self-serving and “good” decisions are not always mutually exclusive. 😉

    Billy Gibbons is in ZZ Top.

  • Lee

    July 1, 2010 - 1:18 PM

    Do you know I have a friend who still will not discuss Harry Potter with me because I accurately predicated Snape? She’s soooo bitter about that whole thing…and that I won over $300 in the Snape: good or evil pool (I was the only one who accurately predicted Snape’s motives).

    Thank you for the award, it really made my day…

  • GMR

    July 1, 2010 - 1:11 PM

    Aww…thanks for the award! You are too kind.
    As for your random shares….
    1. Can’t say I agree on chocolate milk (prefer white), but it does make an interesting combo with Sicilian pizza. (no laughing unless you’ve tried it)
    2. Snape…good? Umm, his final decisions were still self-serving…the jury is still debating his status in my head.
    3. Yes..the TBR is a scary place to look. FUN because of what it holds, but ScARY due to size… ~shudders~
    4. Congrat’s on the law degree!
    5. Congrat’s again on the brown belt status…
    6. Coconut is an acquired taste anyway…
    7. Billy Gibbons – don’t know of this one, but will check it out.

    Have a great day….and happy reading!

  • Rob

    June 30, 2010 - 2:40 PM

    Congrats on this well deserved award, Elizabeth, and thanks for passing it to me! That’s interesting about your law degree and brown belt. I also relate to your fear of the TBR stack.

    Sending Aloha and good wishes to you.

  • Chris

    June 30, 2010 - 10:15 AM

    Well earned Elizabeth! You deserve it! 🙂

  • le0pard13

    June 30, 2010 - 10:14 AM

    You are very welcome, and very deserving of this award, Elizabeth. I love those 7 things you’ve listed [I see we share a certain something concerning the dreaded coconut ;-)]. Thank you for your kind words.