Tuesday, 23 October 2012

A Very Inspiring Award

An award? For me? Aww, NevilleGirl, you shouldn't have! Thank you so much.

Yes yes yes, I know this goes against my usual Awards Policy - that policy being "politely decline, then slay all attempts by the award's interloping agents to breach the walls with fire, blood and a toaster."

But I made an exception today. And not just because the award has a nice pretty picture. Being inspiring to someone is not easy - especially when you're as pedantic and pernickety as I can be - and thus I think it's important to let people know that they inspire you. I've been honoured with being told I "inspire" people a couple of times, either by supporting their endeavours or doing something that made them want to do similarly, and it's a wonderful feeling to know that you've done something good for people.

So, today, I'm going to do that too.

The award runs as follows:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you.
  2. Place the award on your site
  3. Share 7 random things about yourself.
  4. Nominate 15 blogs. Let them know they’ve been nominated and how to accept the award.
Parts one and two here have been completed to my satisfaction . . . now . . . let's delve into the Fact File. It's a little old . . . I hope it's still decipherable.

FACT THE FIRST: The being known as Charley intends to conclude her full-time secondary education at the thirteenth educational venue she has attended (infant education omitted). 

FACT THE SECOND: The aforementioned Charley takes great joy from occasionally referring to herself in the third person during innocuous conversation. Studies suggest this is because she enjoys seeing if anyone will notice or, preferably, join in.

FACT THE THIRD: To this day, Charley maintains a lifelong mistrust of the number nine. Neither she, her parents, or anyone else, is sure why.

FACT THE FOURTH: Despite priding herself on a consistently strong grasp and use of language, Charley frequently fails to leave the "a" out of the past-tense spelling of the verb "to lead", frequently leading to confusion over whether she means "led" or is referring a the dense metallic element.

FACT THE FIFTH: If asked, after much deliberation and reference to the subjective nature of the question, Charley would define herself as a "cat person".

FACT THE SIXTH: Charley is prone to existential crises. Especially as a result of lessons spent studying religious and theological issues.

FACT THE SEVENTH: Despite being no expert on avian species, Charley maintains a peculiar fondness for crows. Seagulls, however, are like to suffer similar treatment at her hands as they would from a small terrier (studies suggest this may be the result of a slightly traumatising chip-thieving incident perforated by the aforementioned).

And now, nominations . . . fifteen nominations!

Some rules are made to be broken. This one probably isn't, judging by the high-grade material and fairly sturdy consistency, but my mace has never been much troubled by that.

I hereby declare that my nominations go to ALL MY FOLLOWERS!

Because every single one of you inspires me. You read my posts, you give your opinions, you sometimes agree, you sometimes disagree, you add things to what I've said, you suggest things I didn't see. I read your blogs, I see your posts. They make me think, they make me laugh, they make me cry, they inspire me.

You inspire me.

~ Charley R


  1. LOL, this was awesome. I love how you talk about yourself in third person. I do that all the time and it drives my sister nuts. But anyway, I think I might do this award. I agree, it has an incredible picture!!!

    1. Haha, thank you! I knew I had to do SOMETHING to make seven boring facts more interesting, hee hee!

      Go ahead - I'd love to see your facts! Leave me a link when you post it :)

    2. Hey, I'm sorry it took me so long to get this to you. My internet was acting arbitrary on me. Here is the link if you are still interested. http://anomalous93.blogspot.com/2012/10/liebster-blog-award.html
      Also, would you be interested in possibly doing a guest post for my writing blog, (found at http://storiesinthemind.blogspot.com/) sometime in the future? Let me know and I'll give you the details!

    3. Sure, I'd love to guest post! Whizzing on over to see your facts now.

      Internet acting up? Eek, you're not in the Sandy area are you?? Stay safe if you are! O_O

  2. I want to take that picture and water color it! *giggles* Me and color Te he he he...

    Anway Stwoie is purring. he likes Fact the Fifth, even if you said cat instead of feline.

    And as always a funny post. I need to squeeze my blogging back into my schedule it's been sorely lacking as of lat. then again I've amazingly got all my inboxes at work cleared (for the moment). :}

    1. Indeed . . . except i know I'd spoil it with my terrible lack of artistic talent *sigh*

      N'awww, Stowie! You know I love you anyway ;)

      Work first, blog later. Quality over quantity! *grins* Great work on clearing the inbox! :)

  3. Emily is going to kill said Charley with sharp poking stick due to the passing on of this award. Emily is going to find her poking stick...she's hunting around...looking confused...scratching her head...rifling through boxes...looking increasingly angry...shouting "Darn!" at the top of her voice and furiously jumping up and down. It seems she has misplaced her poking stick. Charley will go free...this time! ~Emily makes threatening face~

    Anyway...I rather like crows myself! I drew one in maths today, an Evil Crow Overlord. It was evil cause I obviously couldn't draw anything happy and an overlord because after I'd finished it it looked a bit bare so I gave it a posh top hat.

    1. Ahahahaha, foolish Emily! She does not know that Charley has STOLEN HER POKING STICK and will not return it until she is made an offering of TEN THOUSAND JELLYBEANS . . . and a CHOCOLATE BISCUIT!

      All the best Evil Crow Overlords have top hats - capital choice! I'm sure the evil crow appreciates it ;)


    3. Fine. I'll settle for your soul, then. No first born children, though. Too noisy and they make a mess of my carpet.