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You Shouldn’t Have!

February 19, 2014

versitile blogger awardMy new blogger friend, Kate Loveton, has nominated me for The Versatile Blogger Award.

Kate Loveton is a doll and her wonderful blog, Odyssey of a Novice Writer, is poignant, self-effacing, fearless, honest, lovely and at times laugh-out-loud funny. I feel honored to have been nominated by Kate, who I think does this blog stuff so well. If you have a minute – and since you’re reading this post I assume you do – please check out her blog, too:

So, this Versatile Blogger thing. Here’s what I’m supposed to do. First, I’m supposed to tell you seven things about myself. Good Lord, but okay. Then I’m supposed to nominate fifteen other bloggers who I think are the best thing since goulash. Now that’s something I can do no problem.

So, let’s get this show on the road.

And since brevity is the soul of wit, and pictures are worth a thousand words, I’ll get right to the point.

1. I love the full moon and honestly believe it has magical properties.
When I was a little girl, my grandmother told me that the moon was the closest thing to God’s face that I would ever see.

rene maltet reach for the moon

2. I would have made a lousy corporate executive.
Because I hate wearing pantyhose and all I want to do is stand around the water cooler and gab.

jon hamm

3. But I would have made a great spy.
Love dark sunglasses. Will do anything for a travel budget. And I come from a long line of liars.


4. I never thought I’d return to Catholicism, but I have.
See “A Short Explanation of a (Former) Atheist’s Faith.” (it’s under Faith at the top of this page) Can’t say it any better.

into the light

4. I found out my grandparents hid Jews during WW2 and when I asked them about it, they said, “So Vhat?”
They also said “So Vhat?” to feminism, cigarette warning labels and Richard Nixon’s shenanigans.

Fundamental Truth

Fundamental Truth

5. I know way too many holocaust survivors.
Which is actually only about five, but honestly, that’s a lot.

raven family

6. Never liked stuffed animals very much, but I loved my dollhouse.
I’ve always maintained that dollhouses are the thinking girl’s toy.

dolls dolls dolls

7. I’m glad that whole “Brazilian” grooming trend seems to have run its course.

afro nude

As for fifteen blogs worthy of this distinction:

Please, have a look. It’s a motley crew – in the best way.

  1. Thansk, seven really interesting things about you. Seven more blog posts in the waiting 😉

  2. Christoph, I don’t know if you noticed and I haven’t had the chance to tell you until now, but I nominated your blog. No obligation to accept, but I’ll send you the info.

  3. I got a kick out of the seven interesting things you posted, Victoria. AND I was challenged by your family’s response to their bravery in hiding Jews during WWII. That is doing the right thing as a matter of course… because it IS the right thing. You come from good stock, girlfriend.

    I am looking forward to reading the post on your return to Catholicism later this evening.

    Finally, I giggled at the photo and remark about the Brazilian grooming trend having run its course, and was happy to see the photo of Marlene Diedrich. Always found her an interesting woman.

  4. Thanks, Kate – you rock 🙂

  5. Did you ever consider becoming a writer? 🙂 You are hilarious! Loved your seven gems…

  6. Hi Victoria, and of course we accept graciously & are honored that you would think of us!! We do our posts a month in advance & a lot of times host other authors and various artists on our blog. We have one we’re doing next, a young girl whose about to publish her first book at 15 who we’ve interviewed, but once we’re done with that post we would love to put the nomination up & do a post on the award given us by you!! And once again, thank you from the bottom of our heart!!! xoxoxoxo

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