Unique Blogger Award

The garish colors and poor color might make this look sarcastic, but I’m being sincere here.


A weird thing happened, and I’m still a little confused by it. Someone thought I was sufficient enough to nominate me for a thing. 

The very kind and generally benevolent blogger Miles of Pages nominated me for the Unique Blogger award. I’m both flattered and gently confused by this wildly nice act: flattered because it’s super kind and totally unexpected, and confused because I don’t know how they had the time to nominate me for this when they’re obviously busy being one of the best people the world has to offer. I bet they’ve rescued like 40 puppies from burning buildings.

I’m new to this whole “award” thing so I’m shamelessly copying the intrepid archetype of internet benevolence who nominated me. The next thing I’m supposed to do is share the rules for this thing.

Here they are:

  • Share the link of the blogger who has shown love to you by nominating you.
  • Answer the questions.
  • In the spirit of sharing love and solidarity with our blogging family, nominate 8-13 people for the same award.
  • Ask them 3 questions.

Now for the questions, which feel like the main event. I hope my answers are satisfactory.

1 What is your biggest pet peeve, or more accurately what is something you hate that you could rant about for hours?

Oh, golly. I’ve written at some length about the many things that tickle the rage-section of my already irritable brain, and most of those things fall into one huge category. My biggest pet peeve is people who unwittingly violate the rules of society I think are set in stone. This includes people who press the button at crosswalks too many times when one is perfectly fine for getting the thing to work. Or people who walk slowly and block the entire sidewalk and drive me to fantasize about all the creative ways I could put a machete to use. Or the perfect strangers who try to intrude upon the innately private act of grocery shopping with their chatter. I will inevitably be driven to insanity or violence or insane violence by people who look to the unspoken rules of being a person and break them without hesitation or remorse.

2  What is your favorite book? Or since I know how hard that is, What is the book that had the greatest impact on your life?

All my life I’ve resisted this question. I don’t openly advertise what I read very much which is a habit I got into from reading Lord of the Rings or other giant fantasy books alone all through school. I always felt like I’d be made fun of for loving dragons more than people, even though I don’t think that kind of bully exists as commonly anymore. When people asked me what I was reading, my favorite answer was “alone.” But rules are rules. One of the books that has had the most influence on my life is Sir Terry Pratchett’s Reaper Man. Pratchett is an author that can look at the world with all its flaws, then hurl it into one of his own making and make those flaws seem both laughable and totally solvable. He taught me that humor and you do not need to hate the world to critique it, and your criticism certainly doesn’t need to be boring. Also, he’s got puns out the wazoo.

3 If you could off and do anything today, right now, what would it be?

I don’t know if this is something I should answer completely truthfully. The version of this answer that I’m comfortable sharing is a little tamer than what I might scream into a pillow or sob to my therapist while curled in a ball clutching a pillow, so here goes. I would rob a bank. Assuming I can do anything, then I’d get away with it, but the robbery isn’t really the part I’m looking forward to; it’s just a source of income. With my ill-gotten funds, I’d go to every pet store and shelter I could find and buy every adult animal I could find. The kittens and puppies will get adopted on their own, but the old animals don’t have as much of a chance. Then, I’d buy a large apartment complex, and I’d release my army of animals into it. I’d install cameras in every room, and I’d start the first animal-only reality tv show.

Ok, now for the other bloggers who are unique and fantastic and nice enough to share their respective uniqueness with the rest of the internet.










My questions for you glorious 8 are as follows:

  1. What is something you’d show from a rooftop on a Sunday night during a rainstorm? Also, explain why at your leisure.
  2. What is something you could enjoy complaining a lot about?
  3. What is something you think about that keeps you awake?

Thank you again to Miles of Pages, and I look forward to seeing what all you unique people have to write.

– J

38 Replies to “Unique Blogger Award”

  1. Well deserved it is too!

    “I bet they’ve rescued like 40 puppies from burning buildings.” – A perfect example of why hahahaha.

    Did I mention that my name is in homage to Terry Pratchett? Esme Weatherwax!

    Congratulations, I’ve won a few myself *blows at her nails casually, grinning*, but I respectfully say I don’t take part in the whole ‘pass it on malarkey’, then pocket the award and run like hell.

    – Esme of Terry fame shaking his hand firmly and slapping a tiara on his head.

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  2. Oh my, I’ve just realised I’m on your list because you’ve left a comment and I’m a slow reader! Hahahahaha.

    Thank you in spades, seriously, I;m very chuffed. I don’t ‘do’ them as I say, but I love being told how wonderful I am, especially by folks as fab as you sir.

    – Esme curtsying and looking very happy upon the Cloud

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  3. Benevolent that’s a new descriptive word for me, I like it! Unfortunately not quite so many puppies though I did save my own puppy (She’s nine but a puppy inside) from drowning, can’t swim and fell into the deep part of the creek. That ridiculous dog but I love her.
    Your post about your pet peeves, are too good. I laugh so hard over them and relate. I hate it when I push the buttoned then the person pushes it again like I for some reason didn’t do a good enough job!
    No idea why anyone would make fun, dragon’s are better than people. They breath fire is it really a contest! Lord of the Rings is an amazing series! I unfortunately haven’t read any of Pratchett.
    I love what you would do! Robbing a bank would be interesting but what you would do with the money is even better!
    Thanks so much for answering and I am so glad I nominated you! Your post really are too hilarious!

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  4. Congrats . You may or may not be aware that you are highly entertaining and your heavy sarcasm is to me, a true dry humored Brit, very endearing. Well done and well deserved 😊

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  5. Congratulations for your nomination. I shall endeavor to live up to expectations in answering your questions. I like answering questions–gives me something to shoot for.

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  6. I understand your reaction to the nomination perfectly because that was mine as well. I giggled a lot at your answer to question number 3. Giggled + warmed my heart. Actually, it reminded me of this childhood dream I had: to grow up and build a shelter from dogs because I couldn’t stand the thought that some of them were out in the cold or hungry.

    Also, I have a feeling you could dedicate an entire blog to your pet peeves.

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    1. It feels kind of weird being nominated right!

      Animals tend to be better than people, so they deserve nice shelters or strange apartments.

      I worry that this blog might just devolve into my pet peeves. I just have so many.

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      1. Funny, I was just watching a George Carlin clip where he says he doesn’t have pet peeves, but “major psychotic fucking hatreds”. (I should have probably used past tense though).


      2. The more time you spend with yourself, or in the world, with other people?

        I know, I’m sorry. At least, he’s away from all the bullshit one. Imagine if he were around today…

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      3. If he were here today, he’d have a lot to hate and I imagine the force of his rage would either move people to change a little bit, or it would do nothing because 2017 feels like a monster even he would have trouble with

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      4. Also, I kindly inform you that you have been nominated for the Unique Blogger Award…again 😀 That’s because nowhere in the guidelines does it say that we’re not allowed to nominate those who nominated us in the first place.

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  7. It’s like a press junket here. So, is Keanu really cool in person or just stupid. Congrats and don’t let the award deter you from continuing the work that is uniquely yours. Will it go to your head, do you think? Oops this just in, a vision of you just phoning it in. Sigh. Well, i’ll check in til the wheels come off.

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