Friday, January 27, 2012

In Which I Get to Talk about Myself

The wonderful and occasionally nutty Jane over at Tidy Gardens by Jane has given me an award:  apparently I am a versatile blogger!  Ta da!  See, I have the sticker to prove it:

I get to put this giant sticker on my blog!  (No, this was not stolen..)

With greatness comes great responsibility - here are all the things I am supposed to do:
  1. Put a big Versatile Blogger Award sticker up to advertise one's greatness.
  2. Thank the crazy blogger who nominated you and incriminate them with a link back to their blog.
  3. Share 7 completely random pieces of information about yourself, to prove that you are indeed Versatile.
  4. Include this set of rules.  
  5. Embarrass (or secretly delight!) other unsuspecting blogging friends or strangers by nominating them for this award.

    or something like that..
Well, here are 7 not completely random pieces of information about myself.  I know that these pieces of information cannot be truly random because...

1.  I was a math teacher and studied such things as randomness and happen to know that truly random data is very hard to get.

2.  My favorite movies are the original Star Wars trilogy.

3.  See?  This is not random!  Numbers 1 and 2 are clearly related, which brings me to my 3rd piece of information about me:  I, Indie, am a total nerd.

4.  Okay, in the appearance of being random and not related to the above info: I read magazines from back to front.  I tend to do this sometimes as well with garden books that have lots of pictures.  (That's not nerdy, right?)

5.  My favorite color is actually blue.  Yep, originally I wanted to paint our house a lovely shade of periwinkle blue, in which case I guess I guess the title of my blog would be 'Periwinkle Blue House Garden' (doesn't have the same ring, does it?).  However, the house next to ours was painted the sort of green that would not go with periwinkle blue.  But I love the red - either way, there are not nearly enough colorful houses in the world, don't you agree?

6.  I believe in oral hygiene. 

7.  I used to live down the road from the world's largest statue of Santa Claus.

There are lots of amazing blogs out there that I have enjoyed reading so much.  I've been meaning to add a feature to my blog that will link to the great blogs that I read, and this gives me the spark to get on that.  It's Friday, so I'm not going to finish it tonight (hey, I've got to go have a party to celebrate my award!), but look for it in the near future!

and thanks, Jane, for thinking so much of my blog!

update:  Apparently I am twice, nay three times as Versatile as previously believed!  The fabulous Helene over at Graphicality - UK  and Lyn of The Amateur Weeder also nominated me for the Versatile Blogger award.   Thanks so much, Helene and Lyn!


  1. Congratulations! too bad you had to step down in the world and live on a street that the only claim to fame is now the red house garden 2012 versatile gardener, however we all can't live no the street with the largest santa statue.

  2. From one 'nerd' to another, congratulations on your award! Well-deserved! I love periwinkle blue, too, so pretty.

  3. I like to read from back to front, too.

  4. Go nerds! Indie, your bog is just plain fun.

  5. Congratulations on the award! Happy gardening and Happy blogging!

  6. Oh, a blue house would have been so pretty! I still like the red, though. And I read magazines back to front, too. Congratulations.

  7. I love Star Wars too! We had it on reel film when I was a kid (I guess VHS wasn't out yet!) Congrats on the award; well deserved!

  8. Congratulations! I just received one as well...feels nice! I have never tried reading a magazine from back to front...will have to try that. Enjoy!

  9. Congrats! And you would be fine with Whatever Color House Garden Blog in my book ;)

  10. Thanks, everyone, for the kind comments! I really appreciate them. It's really great to know that people actually read my blog and even like it :)

    And I'm glad there are some other nerdy gardeners out there, too ;)

  11. Nutter? Moi? Mis-read the word 'Versatile' when presenting you with this award...could have sworn it said...'Barking Mad WOman Award'...must get my glasses prescription check!!

  12. Goodness me there is a flurry of this versitality how you spell it... like the idea of Versaille as per blogger above.

  13. My, my, Indie! Congratulations! This is a fun post. I had no idea. You and I have a lot of randomness in common. All but #1 and #7 also apply to me! And in a stretch #7 could possibly apply, as I once lived near the largest cast iron statue in the world, though no one would mistake Vulcan with his bare bottom for Santa Claus!

  14. randomness is what i live for. lol

  15. Oral hygiene is also very important for me as well, especially when you eat sweets after eating a meal.
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