The Versatile Blogger

September 18 2011
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Samantha from What Little things nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award! :) We just met and already she has been a big encouragement to me as a blogger. So, thank you Samantha!

To accept this award there are two things that I need to do: tell you seven things about myself and nominate other bloggers for this award. So, here goes!

7 seven things about me:
1. I was home-schooled. Yeah, I know! That explains a lot!
2. I hate romantic comedies. But I have to admit that I love The Wedding Date, but mostly because of Dermot Mulroney’s shower scene. :)
3. Sometimes I write poetry.
4. One goal in my life is to write a novel. I don’t care if it ever gets published; I just want to finish it. :)
5. I have had the same group of friends since I was 18 years old.
6. I was named after my Dad, Paul.
7. Chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream is my go-to food for when I’m down. It’s a great pick-me-up!

7 Versatile Bloggers:
1. Dayle at I Shall be a Toad, simply because she is one of my favorite bloggers and a great writer!
2. Mira at Jefflion. Another great writer, who always has something interesting to say.
3. Anne at The Modern Mrs. Darcy. Look at her name! How could I not love this blog?
4. Camylleon at Camylleon’s Cave. Because of our interesting conversation about Harry Potter. :)
5. Haley at Girl About World, a blogger and writer who loves to travel, so of course she is awesome in my book.
6. Danielle at Kitten-a-Go-Go. Her posts on compulsive shopping, debt, blogging, health and body image always give me a lot to think about.
7. Carissa at Kissed a Frog.Another blog name I love! Carissa is a creative blogger and sweet person.

To my seven nominees, thank you for making my blogging and internet experience more enjoyable and interesting. :)

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12 Responses to “The Versatile Blogger”

  1. Dayle Fraschilla Says:

    Awww, thank you!

    I used to very anti-homeschooling, and to be perfectly honest, I still have some issues with it. But I seriously considered homeschooling my daughter. If she had not been accepted to her current school, I would most definitely have homeschooled!

    Through an essay contest for mommy bloggers, I met a lot of really wonderful women . . . many of whom homeschool their kids. (Funny tidbit – Chrome tells me that “homeschool” and “homeschooled” are not words but that “homeschooling” is.) It’s definitely helped change my perspective in a positive way!

    I’m totally looking forward to checking our your poetry :)

    Oh, and I’m really not into romantic comedies either! (Funny enough, my boyfriend enjoys them more than I do :P)

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  2. geeky_shopaholic Says:

    You’re welcome!

    Looking back, there were things I liked about being home-schooled and things I hated. It was, at times, a little lonely for me and my sister. As far as my beliefs concerning it, I think it is up to the parent and the individual needs of the child. :)

    That is funny because I thought all men hated romantic comedies! lol

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  3. Kim Says:

    Paula, thank you so much for the kind words you left on my blog earlier this month :) It’s a rough time for me, but comforting words make a world of a difference sometimes.

    That is extremely cute that you were named after your dad!!! AWW, I can’t get over that. haha :) I, too, have the same goal as you! I have ALWAYS wanted to finish writing a novel – published or not. I have so many unfinished stories saved and stored away. One time I really committed but only got as far as something like 5000 words and stopped. Perhaps you will join me sometime in nanowrimo? (http://www.nanowrimo.org if you haven’t heard of it before) :)

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  4. geeky_shopaholic Says:

    You’re welcome Kim. :) I hope that things are looking better now.

    I have always wanted to nanowrimo! I just never had the guts. lol Maybe we can both do it this year! It might be easier with a partner, because then you have someone to cheer you on and keep you motivated. :)

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  5. Haley | Girl About the World Says:

    Thanks for the shout-out! Chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream really does make everything better. :)

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  6. geeky_shopaholic Says:

    You’re welcome Haley!

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  7. Dayle Fraschilla Says:

    My issues with homeschooling are more about the lack of regulations that many states have. I 1000% believe that the best decisions need to be made for each family, but there needs to be some form of accountability. Some states have, but many don’t . . looks like I have some more research to do! (Things very well could have changed in the 10 years since I first researched the details!)

    Oh, my boyfriend also spend more time getting ready than I do. He has to put on a nice shirt to go the supermarket while I go in pajamas! He gets manicures and pedicures every so often. And he walks around the house in a skirt (it’s a really a kilt, but I have endless fun at his expense when I call it a skirt :P) . . . He is not a typical guy :P

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  8. Paula Says:

    I don’t know the regulations now, but when I was in school (15 years ago! Ack!) my sis and I had to go for testing every couple years. Plus, Mom had to report to the local Superintendent. And this was for Tennessee, can’t speak for others. :)

    Honestly, there should probably be more regulations than that, because I’ve known some people around here who home school, who really shouldn’t be. They just let their kids do whatever they want. Education isn’t a priority to a lot of people in my town. They want nothing out of life. Not for themselves. Not for their kids. It makes my very angry and sad.

    My Mom and Dad decided to home-school us because the Christian school we were attending closed. They really liked the curriculum the school used and wanted us to continue with it. Education to them was a priority, so I know that I am very lucky!

    LOL I love that you call his kilt a skirt! That’s awesome!

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  9. Samantha Bangayan Says:

    Aww you’re so welcome, Paula! =) I couldn’t wait to recognize you somehow. =)

    YAY! I couldn’t wait for you to post your 7 things! =) I hear you on writing a novel one day, whether or not it gets published! =) I actually didn’t start writing seriously until last year and it has now taken over my life! =)

    Oh! And I was named after my dad too. His name’s Samuel. =)

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  10. Carissa Says:

    Mmm! I love choc chip cookie dough ice cream! Think I need to get some next grocery trip! Thank-you so much for this blog award!! And the nice things you said about me :) I’ll have to get on writing my post about it!

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  11. Paula Says:

    Samantha, I very much appreciate you recognizing me! it made my day! :) Writing will do that to you! I love it! That’s so cool that we were both named after our Dads! :)

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  12. Paula Says:

    You’re welcome Carissa! I love you blog! And I can’t wait to see your post, so I can learn 7 new things about you! :)

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