Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Sugar Doll

Now, I don't know whether to be amused, or horrified. I'm going with horrified first. I'm sure the amusement will come later, much, much, later, after a few dozen margaritas!!!

Jon Paul (aka JP, your highness, or highness) over at Where Sky Meets Ground has nominated me for an award. It's a most prestigious award that any mother would be proud to admit her son - as in male, as in masculine, as in not female - has received. Any. Mother.

So, without further adieu, I have been awarded the . . .

Okay, now that the majority of my followers have stopped hysterically laughing. Oh, and be warned, I know who is laughing, and I will . . . find the appropriate award for you. Trust me on that one! I'm the King of Paybacks.

As usual, the award comes with requirements - do this, do that, or the world as you know it will come to an end!!!! Geesh! Talk about pressure.

So, in order to avoid the apocalpyse, I'm supposed to tell you ten things about me.

1) I don't go by my first name, I go by my middle name.

2) I'm not telling you my first name.

3) When I was little, my mean, much older sisters used to roll me down the hill in the backyard. They found it quite amusing. I was quite tubby as a child. And they wonder why I'm in therapy. Okay, I'm not in therapy, but sitll, it's not a shining moment in an adults life to find out his older, and allegedly wiser (that question is still in debate, btw) sisters rolled him down the hill for their own amusement. They did a few other things, and took pictures as well, but to go there right now would require serious amounts of alcohol, and it is a bit earlier in the day . . .

4) In researching the family history, we discovered that, for 100 years, people were allowed to shoot us on sight. It seems my ancestors chose the wrong side of a political battle in Scotland, way back when. It's no wonder we came to America.

5) My mother . . . nope, might get disinheritated if I reveal that little tidbit of information.

6) I'm a horrible piano player, though I played for many years. H-O-R-R-I-B-L-E!

7) I love the movie Practical Magic with Nicole Kidman and Sandra Bullock. LOVE! IT! I can watch the movie over and over and over again . . . in the same day. In fact, when it first hit cable, I probably watched it 100 times. Great movie!

8) I watched the Brady Bunch and The Patridge Family on the Friday Night Lineup before they were reruns. Okay, not all seasons, well, maybe . . . SIGH!

9) I once hit size 35 in jeans before I realized my sisters might want to roll me down the hill again. So, I went on a diet and must fight - daily basis, no relief - to stay at my current size! What the heck happened to my metabolism? I mean, seriously, people. I used to be able to eat like crazy. Why do we have to gain weight as we age? Lose our hair? Grow hair out of our ears?? Why? Why? Sally Field moment from Steel Magnolias coming on . . . . whhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy! Ah, now I feel better.

10) I don't drink margaritas every day of week. Those are reserved for Fridays!

Okay, now that I've delved into my inner psyche and divulged deep, dark secrets . . . I must award this on to five other guys. Heck, I'm not sure how many guys follow my blog. I must go check so I can award, but . . . the first award goes to (and he might hunt me down and kill me) . . .

Scott Bailey at ScottGFBailey

Justus Bowman over at Across the Multiverse.

Davin at The Literary Lab.

Rick Daley at My Daley Rant and The Public Query Slushpile.

Charlie at Approaching Utopia.

Now guys, don't blame the messenger. If fact, if you're looking for blame, I can track this all back to Jon Paul! I mean, he gave me the award in the first place, and rules are rules!



Jen said...

Love this!!! Congratulations on the award, an award is an award and it's great!

Robyn Campbell said...


Excuse me, but sugar doll?? hehe

Um, the best things I discovered about you today? Your sisters, BLESS THEM. Aren't they awesome? And shoot on sight?? The folks in Scotland must be Dolphin fans. Ahhh this day CANNOT get any better. Ahhhhh...

Robyn Campbell said...

Oh and yeah, congrats. *grin* I'm glad I'm only half unplugged.

Scott said...

Jen - thanks for being much more mature than Robyn! Kidding. Thanks. Yes, an award is an award, and I display it proudly.

Robyn - have you ever considered that you are the reason the Dolphins perform so badly? Seriously, I think it's all your fault!! My sisters and the word awesome don't go hand in hand - mean, evil, and a few other adjectives do. I love them dearly, but I think half my issues in life are all their fault!! And, the Dolphins didn't exist when the people in Scotland could shoot my ancestors on site.

Elana Johnson said...

ROTFL! Okay, dude, I so have to know your first name now. Can we play Rapunzel or something? Yes, yes I think we can. ;-)

Lady Glamis said...

I'm kind of dying a little that you've given this to Scott and Davin! Hehehe. Not sure how they'll react to that! It was fun reading these things about you, Scott!

Scott said...

Elana - sorry, never, nada, uh-huh. No little short man is going to be dancing around the fire going Scott's first name is . . . Nope, not gonna happen!!

Lady Glamis - yeah, I'm not sure of the reception by Scott or Davin . . . which is why I didn't leave a message in the comments on their blogs to let them know about the award! Then again, it's all about the fun of the award . . . and the getting to know them better. I'm sure they'll take it in the spirit intended. At least I hope they'll take it in the spirit intended.

Davin Malasarn said...

Whoa, thanks for the award, Scott. I would have come here sooner, but I was busy on the ranch, riding horses and swinging rope, then I had to chug a beer and watch some hockey, then get a tattoo sleeve (over my previous one, of course). But I'm here now, to accept the Sugar Doll, quickly before I ride off on my Harley.

Davin Malasarn said...

And, by the way, I'm not at all convinced that Robyn is unplugged this week!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Congrats on the new blog blingage! (You can email me #5 in private.) :D Oh, and Happy Mardi Gras!

Scott said...

Davin - I understand completely. I mean, before I could even do the post I had to change the oil - myself - in the Tundra 1050. Not an easy task, not at all. Oh, and then I had to help deliver 25 new calves and castrate a few bulls. A manly man's job is never done. And, you're right, I don't think Miss Robyn is unplugged. She's lurking out there, just waiting to get in her 2 cents worth!!

Angie - yes, very nice award and one I'm proud to post on my blog. And no, I can't privately email you that info. Mom would kill me!


Robyn Campbell said...

Ah, everyone had siblings that did stuff like that. It's what siblings do, I guess.

Our boys have made each other eat bugs and all kinds of junk.

And hey. I can be mature,but it's NO fun.

And I just figured the Scottish folk had a premonition about you being mean to a fan of the greatest team in the world. That's all. =)

Wendy (aka quillfeather). said...

Sugar Doll? Love it!

Fun post :)

Jemi Fraser said...


Sadly I believe I watched those Brady Bunch & Partridge Family shows as well - you're not alone :)

Anonymous said...

Har! That's an award!!

Congrats, (insert first name) Scott.



from the desk of a writer

Jon Paul said...

Yo--Like nicely done and stuff. That award is kinda like an illness: you'd rather give it away than get it.

But now you've passed the hot potato! Good on ya!

And I think mom'll survive. She's coming over Friday, isn't she?

Scott said...

Wendy - thanks . . . I think. : )

Jemi - surely those shows were only on a few years ago, right? Yeah, that's it, it's only been a couple of years!

Cora - yeah, 'that's an award' probably sums it up just perfectly. : ) Oh, and if Mom's coming over on Friday, I have a heck of a lot of cleaning to do to pass her white glove test.


Jon Paul - you started all of this, ya know!!!