Outstanding Blogger Award 2021

(Thanks to Cupcakes&Machetes for nominating me. Nothing I say below reflects on her in ANY way.)

The Rules

  1. Provide the link to the creator’s original award post. (very important: see why in step 5)
  2. Answer the questions provided.
  3. Create 7 unique questions.
  4. Nominate 10 bloggers. Ensure that they are aware of their nomination. Neither the award’s creator, nor the blogger that nominated you, can be nominated.
  5. At the end of 2029, every blog that ping-backs the creator’s original post will be entered to win the 2029 Outstanding Blogger Award! And everyone else can wallow in being a total loser.

Gosh, The Bookstooge is just so, like, you know, totally honored?!? * swoon * When The Bookstooge was a little boy in elementary school and everybody else was saying they wanted to be nurses, or firemen or astronauts, The Bookstooge wanted to be an Outstanding Blogger. Never mind that the internet as we know it didn’t exist and blogs sure as shooting didn’t exist, The Bookstooge knew what he wanted and I had a Dream!

So today is the proudest day of The Bookstooge’s life. My Dream realized and my very life justified. Some random stranger made up a popularity contest and by mere chance The Bookstooge was selected. * cries into hankee * The Bookstooge would like to thank nobody but myself, as the Academy has done squat all for me and my dream.

Second, those “Rules”. What is with bloggers acting like little Castro’s every time they vomit up another meme/tag/award? You are nobody and nobody cares about you, or your flipping rules and adding “important” reminds me of a 3 year old saying “and this is vewy importnt!” Stop trying to micromanage how I do posts on my own blog. Needless to say, I am ignoring Das Rulez. I mean, The Bookstooge is doing all of that, not me.

With all the crankiness and vitriol now out of my system, I can actually begin this post. Aye yi yi!

Would you rather travel to the deep sea or outer space?

Outer space. My couch is not designed for underwater excursions.

Are you artistic?

100%!!!! You should have seen the stick figure drawings I did in Bibleschool. Van Gogh would have cut off his other ear in pure jealously if he was still alive.

How many books did you read last year?

156. I could have easily read at least 10x that amount, but Certain Movie Blogs I follow are always tempting me down the path of movieness. Shame, shame, shame!

If you could live any one historical figures life, which would you choose?

Which? Are people now things? Is someone’s life more important than the person themselves? WHO I would choose is George Washington. Then, because Washington was a Free Mason (and we know they hold all the secrets of everything), I would time travel to now and lead a Second American Revolution. I’d have my portrait painted of me standing on a tank that was crossing the Delaware. Snazzy, eh?

Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter?

Definitely Fall. I like the air to be cool enough that I need a light jacket to keep my body heat in but not cold enough to need a hat.

Which character in a book would you most like to be?

Captain Wentworth from Persuasion maybe? While I enjoy reading ABOUT the characters in my SFF books, I would not want to experience what they deal with. Wentworth at least, I think I could deal with the situations Austen puts him in.

Since I have done this, I am now an Outstanding Blogger. Shower me with adulation and gifts (preferably cash) and I might deign to notice your pitiful existence!

63 thoughts on “Outstanding Blogger Award 2021

                    1. Not yet. I’m waiting for the final piece of the puzzle to assemble itself, and then WHAM, military coup!
                      I’m planning on my charisma to bend all to my whims….

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                    2. Phhhht.
                      Charisma.I’ve got it in buckets. Maybe even tractor trailer loads.
                      I’m just going to walk to the White House and make myself at home and they’ll be kowtowing and bringing me warm handclothes in no time.

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                    3. That is top secret info that only Real Patriotic Men are allowed to know.

                      Page 4 says not mooning people and losing the manual are automatic disqualifications for being a RPM….

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                    4. I’ve heard about them. Don’t they drink tea and say things like “taa”?
                      Hey, if they’ll accept your non-mooning ways, then enjoy it. But you’re the scotsman who is going to have to face braveheart, not me.

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  1. Congrats on the award! We have some things in common. I’m a fall person too. 156 books in a year is an awesome number. It usually takes me a few days to finish a book. If it weren’t for children’s books, my numbers would be much lower. 👍

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    1. When it comes to tags/awards, I take extreme delight in mocking and flouting the so called “rules”. Honestly, its half the fun of doing these, just so I can mock the rules 😀

      Oh, I’d like to see you try to keep that rule!

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                1. Thanks.
                  That being the case, it means you need to edit your gravatar credentials or your wordpress info.
                  With all of the recent changes to wp, I’m not sure anymore where to go to do that. You might want to go to the forums (wordpress.com/forums) and ask how to change them. Let them know you are showing up to people as “overtheshoulder.wordpress.com” instead of the actual link. Someone there should be able to help you get that changed.
                  That way, whenever someone clicks on your name, they’ll be directed to the correct site and you’ll get better interation.

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  2. Hahaha, I love the warning that nothing you say reflects on me. XD
    I thought to myself, “Uh oh. What could he possibly say?”
    And to be honest, I expected much worse lmao.

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    1. I am guessing that’s supposed to be you, C&M?
      Wordpress has been acting weird with comment recently. You’re not the first person who has commented who has not been recognized with their credentials.

      I just wanted to make sure that none of my vitriol splashed over on to you 🙂
      because I had fun being grumpy with it…


  3. Well, this post was just outstanding.

    Don’t mind me whilst I bask in your glory.

    The Pharaoh Akhenaten, believed that the sun was a god (the aten). He believed it gave glory to all it touched. Was Akhenaten simply having premonitions of this post in all its outstanding glory?

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