It’s Not All Mary Poppins

Versatility Award

Average Mom has given me the Versatility Award! How cool! (But where is my prize? Ribbon? Blog button? Bucketloads of cash?) Like AM, I’m not sure what I’ve done to earn it, but I’m accepting with gracious thanks, and abiding by the rules of the gig, which are:

1) thank the person who gave you the award
2) tell seven thing about yourself and
3) pass the award on to other bloggers whom you love, and, I suppose, find to be versatile.

So, thank you, Average Mom, for you kindly compliment. I do appreciate it.

Seven things about me:

1. I have two university degrees yet spend my days with people who rarely use words of more than two syllables. I see no incongruency here.

2. I am left-handed.

3. I am reasonably musical. I play the piano enough to tackle Beethoven, etc., (though it’s been a couple of years since I’ve laid fingers on ivory), have an okay singing voice, and can make musical sounds with a couple other instruments.

4. My favourite colour is green. I tend to prefer darker shades, and I loathe chartreuse. I don’t much like orange on anything but pumpkins, oranges, and fall leaves.

5. Though I manage conflict well, I hate it. Hate it, hate it, hate it. Outside I’m calm, inside I’m shaking — with rage, fear, or just plain stress.

6. I have lost over 30 pounds in the last two years, in two stages. (And I’m done now. Very happy where I am.) I love Weight Watchers.

7. I love to travel, but rarely do. Oh, money…

Who would I like to hear from?

Let’s see…

and whoever else would like to play.

June 12, 2010 - Posted by | memes and quizzes


  1. I think the fact you have 2 degrees and spend your days with tots just proves how versatile you are.

    Comment by Bethany | June 12, 2010 | Reply

  2. I’m honored! Am I versatile though? I’ll have to think about that. I’m trying to be flexible enough to get back into the workforce. I’m inventing my own perfect job position as the whole special ed department for a church preschool. Seems like few programs here take special needs kids and I’m hoping to change that. So, I guess I’ll take “versatile” and maybe put it on my resume!

    Comment by My Kids Mom | June 12, 2010 | Reply

  3. Thank you! I will complete my side of the bargain in short order.

    Comment by IfByYes | June 13, 2010 | Reply

  4. I have four university degrees, spend all day with little people and don’t even get paid for it…

    Comment by Mwa | June 13, 2010 | Reply

  5. […] Not Mary Poppins has passed on the Versatility Award to me! I’m not really sure what the criteria are, or if I fit them, but I’m not looking this gift horse in the mouth. I am gleefully accepting, and will now follow the “rules” of the award, which apparently are as follows: […]

    Pingback by Versatile, apparently « If By Yes | June 14, 2010 | Reply

  6. IfByYes was an excellent choice. (You have good taste. =)

    Comment by Hi, I'm Natalie. | June 14, 2010 | Reply

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