Jeff O'Handley

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Cheating Little Liebster

So I’m back from vacation, but I’m still in vacation mode, still catching up with everyone, still trying to get back in the ‘groove’ and figure out what’s going on and all that jazz. We had a nice time seeing family, eating lobster (not me, though; I hate shellfish), fishing, hitting the ocean, catching up with some friends. Now we have less than a week before the Magpie heads off to college, and won’t that be a strange thing? Anyway, I’m back in body and it’s Friday, time for a post, but my brain still has sand in it and isn’t firing on all cylinders, so I’m going to cheat for this post.

Back before I left, freezing-cold, soon-to-graduate high school student Bonnee Crawford, who has written one book already and has started another, hit me with the Liebster Award. Thanks, Bonnee! Now, here’s a funny thing–I’ve been Liebstered in the past, but evolution seems to be taking place in the blogosphere. When Carrie Butler first tagged me with a Liebster back in September of last year, pretty much all I had to do was post the rules, link back and thank the tagger, then share the love with five more people. Now? Well, Liebster seems to have grown up. Now? Here are the rules as posted on Bonnee’s site:

The Liebster Blog Award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. The rules are:
1. Post a link to your nominator’s blog with some information about him/her on your blog. 
2. Share 11 facts about yourself.
3. Nominate 11 bloggers with fewer than 200 followers. 
4. Follow your nominator. 
5. Notify the blogs you nominated.
That’s a tall order for a lazy guy like me, who is still half in vacation mode. So, I’m going to cheat. I’m going to link back to one of my old posts, where I was asked to share ten things about myself. Pretty much nothing has changed, except now it’s just about three years since I paddled the giant pumpkin in Otsego Lake. As for nominating, I’ll cheat on that one, too: if you have a blog with less than 200 followers, consider yourself nominated! Yes, it’s a cop-out; yes, it’s a cheat, but I’m just too lazy to go through and find you.  
 
A couple of quick addendums (addenda?) to the ‘ten things’, and I’ll add one to bring it up to eleven: regarding #9, we visited that old homestead this week. The Park that house is in is still gorgeous, and so is the Mansion, though it’s locked up and not getting used by anyone, sadly. And, for #11, in honor of Bonnee, who is from Australia: my wife’s cousin is from Sydney; with any luck, we’ll get to see him and his wife this February when they come stateside.
There you have it. Have a great weekend, everyone.

5 Responses

  1. Congratulations on the award! 🙂

    I've noticed that about awards, too; they seem to change over time, sometimes morphing into others (I attribute this to multiple-award posts and recipients combining them up in their own posts).

    And hey, Otsego Lake? My mom and I used to go there all the time before we moved.

  2. Being technologically unsavvy, I couldn't figure out how to repost without doing a copy/paste. I went the lazy man's route!

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