The Versatile Blogger Award

Just when I thought I didn’t have enough cocktail dresses in my closet, my blogger buddy Harper Faulkner contacted me today to tell me he nominated me for a Versatile Blogger Award. In preparation for the ceremony I’ll be hosting later this evening in my home office (cocktail attire required), I’ve written not only a lengthy speech thanking everyone in the industry including my tenth grade English teacher who tortured me every day during a nine-month period from 1977 to 1978, but also created a list of seven random things you never wanted to know about anyone, let alone me:

  1. In kindergarten, I wondered what it would be like to be a boy. Unfortunately, I tested this intriguing theory while using the bathroom. The school janitor loved me.
  2. I came up with my latest book title in the middle of the night after drinking a glass of wine and popping a Benadryl.
  3. I own more turtlenecks than anyone I know because when I get nervous, my neck turns red.
  4. I hate it when people stand too close to me when I’m paying in the grocery store checkout lane.
  5. I kiss my dog’s face more than my husband’s face.
  6. I can tap dance and sometimes do in front of total strangers.
  7. I don’t know what I’m doing 99.9% of the time. I’m just really good at pretending.

So there you have it—seven absolutely unimportant tidbits of information about someone you barely know. Feels like a first date, doesn’t it? And now (drum roll please), I’m following the final rules of accepting The Versatile Blogger Award and that is to list five great bloggers on WordPress. I promise you, these five blogs are well worth your time to stop by for either a laugh or practical writing advice:

So there you have it. I’m off to the awards ceremony. Teeth in … check. Pantyhose on … check. Much too long of a speech clutched in a sweaty hand … check.

I just wish my tenth grade English teacher was still alive. She would have been so proud (but only after she admonished me for all the prepositions at the end of my sentences in my speech).


About Vicky DeCoster

Award-winning humor writer Vicky DeCoster is the author of "From Diapers to Dorkville," "Husbands, Hot Flashes, and All That Hullabaloo!" and "The Wacky World of Womanhood." She has been published in over 60 magazines, books, and on several web sites. Vicky lives in Nebraska with her husband and two children where she loves to laugh every day. Visit her at
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7 Responses to The Versatile Blogger Award

  1. Absolutely wonderful response. Don’t you love it when folks play along and do it with style. I broke out the tux, but my wife said, “No!” She will not let me near anyone that writes as well as you. She is not afraid of me around great beauties (not that you aren’t one), but is afraid when I get around great writers. She knows I’m so weak when a great sentence is displayed!

  2. I’m blushing. Thank you for the lovely compliment! The awards ceremony was spectacular, but the paparazzi …. relentless I tell you. I just hope they’re not outside my house today when I head to the grocery store in my sweat pants and hair in a ponytail.

    • Love your blog! Finally got a chance to sit down and cram some reading in between life’s vicissitudes and the closing of the day … Good writing is better than candy for me 😉 so thanks to HarperFaulkner for including you on his blogroll!

      • Thank you so much for your lovely comment! I’m so glad you enjoyed the blog and hope you’ll stop by often for a glimpse into the crazy life of a wacky woman. Keep laughing …

  3. The Hook says:

    Congrats on the sudden rush of blogging fame! Bask in the glory while you can…

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