The Mystery Blogger Award

Kids, I’ve been nominated for the Mystery Blogger Award. It’s kind of awesome. I haven’t been nominated for a blogging award since 2015. So it looks like my fortunes are taking a turn for the better.

Gosh, I have so many people to thank before they start playing me off and cutting to commercial. Actually, no… there’s only one person to thank. Thanks to Paul over at The Captain’s Speech for nominating me. I’m honored, friend.

Here are the rules:

  • Thank whoever nominated you and include a link to their blog.
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
  • Nominate 10-20 bloggers you feel deserve the award.
  • Answer the questions from the person who nominated you.
  • Ask your nominees 5 questions of your choice with one weird or funny one.
  • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.

I done did the thanking… So I guess I’m on to three things about myself. This is hard, since my About the Blogger page is just a list of 100 random things about me. I’m sure I can come up with three more, though. I’m very interesting.

  1. I got MoviePass a few months ago. Y’all… it has changed my life.
  2. Tonight, I’m going on the first date that I’ve been on in three years. Wish me luck.
  3. I deleted Snapchat from my phone last month and I haven’t looked back.

Paul’s questions…

1. What is your favorite topic to write about and why?
I’m not sure that I actually have a favorite topic to write about. Judging by my most frequent posts, you’d think my favorites are my thoughts on movies or episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Honestly, though, those weekly posts can feel forced sometimes, in spite of my love for movies and Sarah Michelle Gellar. I think I have a lot more fun writing about the things that I’m able to observe in my day to day. Interesting things don’t always happen, which is why I don’t write something interesting every single day. But when they do, I enjoy writing about them.

2. Which TV show would you like to be in and what would your character be?
I think I’d want to be Chris Pratt’s character on Parks & Recreation.

3. When you were a kid, what was your favorite snack to bring to school?
Handi-Snacks – cheese, crackers, and that little, plastic red thing to spread the fake cheese on the crackers.

4. What’s an irrational fear you have?
Clowns… Although, I’m not entirely convinced it’s an irrational fear. I mean, we’ve all seen the video footage of those creepy clowns that chase cars down in the middle of nowhere. Tell me it’s not rational to be afraid of those things.

And what are people doing panicking and driving away? If I’m in my car and a clown is chasing me on foot, he’s getting run the heck over!

5. Go on your phone. Click on your text messages. Scroll to the chat at the bottom of your list. Why haven’t you talked to that person lately? For bonus points, what was the last message that was sent in that chat?
Joe was an intern with our church until he graduated, moved away, and got married. The last message sent in that chat thread was me saying, “That’s cool. Have a good time at home!” This was in response to him declining my invitation to my birthday celebration last year. Since he didn’t come to my birthday, that’s probably why we haven’t spoken since…

My nominations…

Confession… I’m not as diligent about keeping up with blogs as I once was. So a lot of the time, I don’t feel like I’m as connected to as many bloggers as I used to be. But I do miss making those connections. Maybe nominating these bloggers will be the excuse I need to get connected. Do yourselves a favor and check out each of these bloggers’ sites. They’re worth the read.



Humble, but Humorous

Myka Takes NV

Oh Happy Grey

She Gives No Fox

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Squid’s Cup of Tea

I only have eight there. If I didn’t list you, but you’d still like to participate, feel free to answer my questions in the comments.

My questions…

1. What is the greatest movie ever made? (You’ll be forgiven if you do not say Back to the Future.)
2. Of all the different types of pie in the world, what would you say is the tastiest?
3. Describe in words the first image you posted to your personal Instagram feed.
4. What is your go-to song for karaoke night?
5. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? What did you wind up doing?

Thanks, again, to Paul for passing this award on to me. Feels good to be in good company. And if I neglected to nominate you, please feel free to answer these questions in the comments. I’d love to learn more about you and make new connections that I didn’t even know were here!Mystery Blogger Award


12 thoughts on “The Mystery Blogger Award

  1. Congrats on your nomination, and on your date! Good luck! But also: Clowns are evil incarnate and should be destroyed by fire. Having a fear of clowns is a very rational thing and I support this message.

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  2. Thanks for doing this! I always wanted that crackers and fake cheese snack just for the red spreader but my parents never bought it. The other kids looked to be having a great time with it though. A lot of people are afraid of clowns, but I can’t relate. I just see that as people with a weird get up on their face. I guess it’s more of a sad sight than a scary one.

    Have fun on your date tonight! You’ll do great!

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  3. Hey boss!!! Thank you so much for the nomination! I have to do this like ASAP!!! I’m on the same boat as you with feeling less connected to other bloggers than I used to be- I’ve also been so much busier than normal- but no excuses. Let’s CHANGE THIS starting now!!! What do you say?!

    Also- good luck on that date go get her tiger LOL ok that was awful. But I won’t apologize. Not my thing.

    Also? Clowns are the best. I love them BECAUSE so many people are irrationally afraid of them and I get a KICK out of it. Lol!! Best wishes, the Fox.

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    • I think my biggest thing is being more intentional about commenting on the blogs that I follow. But my real problem is that I tend to get busy and fall behind in keeping up with the blogs I follow, then when I do try to get caught up, I’m tempted to skim rather than read in depth… so then I’m left with nothing substantial to say in the comment section. I know I just have to prioritize!


  4. Hey, congrats on getting nominated for this and for going on a date! Apparently it takes a substantial amount of courage (I can’t speak from experience), so I hope it goes/went well!
    Also, thanks for nominating me! It’s actually my second nomination, so I’ll have to do a mashup post, haha!

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  5. Here are my answers to your questions!

    1. Hmm, this is a hard question because it’s pretty subjective. What actually makes for the “greatest” movie? For some reason, Marvel movies come to mind. Or even Jurassic Park because those dinosaurs look pretty real for it being made in the 1990s.

    2. I’m not big on pie crust but I do enjoy Boston cream pies. So I’d say those.

    3. The first picture is me standing/leaning on a hand cart being pushed by one of my co-workers from the other day when we moved into the front of our office building.

    4. I’ve never done a karaoke night, but I would totally do “Fast Car”.

    5. When I was a kid, I wanted to do IT like my dad does but thankfully didn’t go down that path because I’m not good at it. I ended up in marketing.

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