Award Bloggasm

Back in February I got nominated for a Very Inspiring Blogger Award by Speaking Out On Nate 

I was so excited at the time.  A nomination? Me?  My little blog had at that stage only been going for three months and this felt like Christmas all over again.  In anticipation of the award ceremony I went out and bought a new frock.  Very sexy, very hot, very inspiring.  And then I waited…and waited…and waited.  I figured after a couple of weeks that I hadn’t won.

Then the other day Nate posted about Blogging Awards and how they work.  That if you are nominated you have won.  I didn’t know.  All this time I could have had this beautiful badge floating around my blog. I could have taken a photo of myself in the frock accepting the badge. Or at least pressing enter on my computer.

So I asked him, what is the statute of limitations on award acceptances?  There was an insane conversation about having a cactus thrust upon one’s person and before it got too kinky I made a decision that I would accept this award if for no other reason than I am an eternal show off who needs public affirmation and I have a couple of people who I would just love to give a shout out.

Here are the rules of the award:

1.) Display the award logo on your blog.

2.) Link back to the person who nominated you.

3.) State 7 things about yourself.

4.) Nominate 15 bloggers for this award.

5.) Notify those bloggers of the nomination by linking to one of their specific posts so that they get notified by ping back. This is the one rule I don’t follow.  Too much of a pain in the butt notifying people via comment. 

Nate said that last bit. I have tried to link.  I’m not sure how successful I have been cos some things about technology and bloggasming still elude me and I am too old and lazy to learn how to do it properly.

Cover Your Eyes 7 More Things Nobody Needs to Know About Me (A Nate Title if ever I heard one)

  1. I’m a jazz baby.  I am a nut for the American Songbook and I love vocalese and vocal groups. So much so that I own every recording that the Manhattan Transfer have ever recorded.  I get chills when I listen to Count Basie.  My Dad once toured with Duke Ellington.  I have shaken Buddy Rich‘s hand, had a drink with Richie Cole, seen Dizzy Gillespie perform live and been in an audience singalong with Sarah Vaughan performing at the Blue Note Jazz Club in New York.  These are some of the highlights of  my life.
  2. My music collection exceeds 300Gb. Almost every genre is represented and almost all of it has been legitimately purchased.  No one could possibly listen to that much music you say? Try me.
  3. My kids and I are complete movie nuts – so much so that we often talk in quotes, confusing everyone around us.  Monty Pythonisms are often used to end  arguments (is this the full half hour or the five minute argument?).
  4. I suffer with crippling self-doubt about everything I do.  It is the reason why I constantly have an exit strategy, why I haven’t sung professionally in 12 years, or danced even longer.  It is the reason why I haven’t written the type of book that I really want to write yet and why I think about pulling the plug on this blog and my fanfic at least half a dozen times per week.
  5. TMI. I didn’t experience a vaginal orgasm until after I read FSoG.  I need no other excuse for loving the books so much and creating a blog in their honor.  (Given the content of No.4 I am wondering why I have told you this and will most likely delete it before going to press.)
  6. I get addicted to shit really fast and thoroughly.  I get addicted to the worlds around books, to video games, to technologies, to tv series, music and movies.  My current addiction is the FSoG FanFic group and everything associated with my fanfic world.  It is so bad that I have to remove myself from the internet to get work done.  I have been known to forget my children whilst in the midst of an addictive phase.  They haven’t eaten for six weeks.
  7. My family is not allowed to read my blog but I am pretty sure that my folks are secretly chuffed that I am finally working towards the book that I have always wanted to write. Which is why my Dad sends me strange FSoG related material and that just freaks me out.  STOP READING MY BLOG, DAD! PERVERT!

The bloggers I nominate are:

  1. Lashell Collins
  2. jklly12
  3. 30 Nights Of Snow
  4. Squirrelly Writer
  5. Lady or Not…Here I Come
  6. crazinessiscontagious
  7. TwiFanfictionRecs
  8. Fifty Shades of Grey – the story continues
  9. fifty shades of grey and more
  10. Snarky Snatch
  11. Love Lust and Laptops
  12. Author C.A.White
  13.  Poetic Passions
  14. Go Jules Go
  15. skinsavant

There are others that I would like to nominate and if I ever get nominated again I will certainly make sure these people are recognized.  However, this very eclectic list are the bloggers who paid me  popped into my head  are holding my children hostage  best represent the ideas, humor and talent that I find inspirational and so I share this award with them.

Now go forth and stalk them!

60 thoughts on “Award Bloggasm

  1. thegreysfan01 says:

    Well done Sasha!


  2. telcontari71 says:

    Well done 🙂 Well you should never have any self doubt. You writing is gold, and your singing is even better. I would personally purchases any Jazz / Songbook / Swing type Album you produce. Whats stopping you? JUST DO IT!


  3. Monique Lain says:

    Only you babe! I so love your SOH! ❤ *fist bump* TQ!! 😉


  4. Atterbury (Liz) says:

    Congrats ! Sasha! You give the Lurve, and am glad the Lurve is coming back to you! FSOG has been an awakening for a lot of us, so glad it has brought you to the surface so all can see what a true talent you are! Shine On! Beautiful lady!!!


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  6. skinsavant says:

    congratulations my dear! better laters than never!
    thanks for the mention…don’t feel i really deserved it but thanks! =)


  7. Chris L says:

    Congratulations! You deserve the T.M.I. award for your ‘7 Things About Yourself” especially numbers 5 & 6. Given what you have shared before and number 4 in this post, its no surprise that you are an educator and are comfortable being at the front of the room in a nice highly structured environment. Snarky Snatch is the most startling breakfast read I have had in quite awhile. Thank you … I think. Bless you for including Jane (and by extension Lisa). Carry on. Laters.


    • Given the TMI content it is no wonder that Sasha and Dr J must never be seen together. Glad you enjoyed the Snatch, she keeps threatening to disappear into the bloggasphere but even if there is only one post per month I will love every naughty word and image. Jane might be happy with the award but Lisa might be cursing me about now. Just as long as I continue to drive traffic their way I am a happy reader. 🙂 Thanks for the kind words. xxx


  8. ankoku1331 says:

    Just to clarify the cactus was a suggested remedy for an addiction to widgets, not awards. 🙂 Also, as you noted in your Facebook post I do accept bribes-how else am I going to fund the first annual blogger award show in Boise Idaho? 🙂


  9. Chris L says:

    After thought. The more I read you, the more you share, the more I like you. I have a TV/Film production major for an oldest daughter, my children and I and my ex all speak to one another in film/TV/theater references and quotations, my ex was a TV/Film & English major before technical writing (computers and education are her family’s lines) , my brothers and I can do entire Monty Python skits from memory. My family is full of teachers. Music! Our family sings. Its what we do. Some professionally including 2 of my kids so far, all of us passionately, and me post tumor embarrassingly without pitch. Long post short , my family is in my oldest’s words “quirky”, and I am a geek in middle aged professional parent clothing. You have a big fan in USA.


  10. Go Jules Go says:

    First of all, congrats and yes, the link / pingback worked! Thank you so much!!

    Second of all, and most importantly, KEEP SINGING / DANCING 🙂


    • Yay, I am not the techno flop that I had assumed. Now if I can just learn how to give my blog the full on Jules treatment I will be a very happy woman. This is me in the corner, quietly humming a tune and getting my groove on! Love your work!


  11. It’s such an honor just to be nominated… Just like winning the silver medal is still awesome… (see here… oh wait I WON?!? I… simply don’t know what to say… I shall return when I dry my keyboard from the tears of unbridled joy that awash it 😀

    (Oh and you’re pretty amazing yourself, if I haven’t mentioned it lately :))


    • Your keyboard is awash with tears and your acceptance speech is dripping with sarcasm. You might just be my favourite middle school English teacher ever and a rockin’ poet too. Love you, dude!


      • If the only thing I’m dripping with at the end of the day is sarcasm, it hasn’t been a complete day! *rimshot* Why thank you dear (but how many middle school English teachers have you known? hehe)


      • You really wanna know? I’ve been doing this teaching teachers gig a while now and teaching in middle schools for xx years before that. We could be talking 2000 or more?


  12. AHamilton1976 says:

    All if these reasons and many more are why I love you and your writing so much. You my dear rock! Congrats in your award, you deserve all kinds of happiness. Even if I don’t have a chance to review much anymore because if my crazy crippling fingers (who has this in their 30’s besides us freaks w/ RA) I still read all your work faithfully!



  13. CAWhite says:

    Thank you so much for the nom!! Much appreciated. 🙂


  14. Congratulations, love the things about about yourself and thank you for the nomination I am honoured…..


  15. rebecca2000 says:

    Nothing like perverted dads. Sigh. Thanks btw. 🙂


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  19. So I don’t know how to pingback, apparently. I linked to your blog in response, but I’m not positive that you get any notification of that. Anywhere, my responses are my most recent post.
    And thank you much! I love your blog.


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