Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Not just awesome: The awesomest

The amazing Scot Thomas from The Dom Next Door has included me in his (equally amazing) list of blogs which he figured were worthy of these awards. The first is basically just a compilation of all the awards floating around, but Scot turned this into a combo award. I suppose that makes this an ultra-super-mega-combo award. Hopefully the universe doesn't implode from my blogging of it.

Of course, as awesome as it is to be picked for these, they always come with rules for acceptance, and since I'm kind of lacking the will to write, this felt like a good prompt. I'll play.

So the rules for the Beautiful Blogger award are as follows:

1. Include the award logo somewhere in your blog.
2. Answer 10 questions you have about yourself
3. Nominate 10 to 12 blogs you enjoy. Or you pick the number. (I’ll pick the number)
4. Pay the love forward: Provide your nominee’s link in your post and comment on their blog to let them know they’ve been included and invited to participate.
5. Pay the love back with gratitude and a link to the blogger(s) who nominated you. 

The rules of the combo award, though, apparently are more fluid. I'm going to follow Scot's lead here and say if you accept you must share as part of your acceptance which story on the award-givers blog is your favorite and why. Sounds like fun. If you don't feel like doing such a lot of work, that's okay, don't play.  I obviously still love your writing anyway.

10 questions about myself? I'm going to assume it's just "10 bits of trivia about yourself," and go with it.

1. I love projects. This blog is the latest in a long, long line of projects that let me express myself. When I'm able I love doing electrical work, growing heirloom tomatoes, and repairing old windows.

2. I used to think the Barenaked Ladies were retarded until I actually listened to their (non One Week) stuff, and then they became my favorite band. Then they split (though technically they still exist, what's left is kind of icky to me), and I was sad.

3. I met all my best friends, including my husband, either on the internet or because of the internet. It has enriched my life incredibly and I am very grateful for access to it.

4. My first time was in a hotel room with a boy I'd known and loved for two years but only just met, and "Legend" was playing on the TV.

5. It kind of makes me sad that the TV was on, even though that was probably the most memorable part of the whole thing.

6. My munchkin is addicted to Portal. He's 4. Yeah, I dunno, I want to read with him but he just wants to play Portal.

7.  While sometimes I wish my friends and I lived closer to each other, I wouldn't trade any of them for more geographically convenient ones.

8. I love cooking but the cleanup afterward just doesn't do it for me. Thankfully my husband doesn't seem to mind so much.

9. Jon Pertwee in a dress made every more boring episode we'd watched up until that point totally worth it.

10.  Doctor Who. Doctor Who. Doctor Who?

Okay, I'm pulling out of my own head now, and diving into Scot's. My favorite story on The Dom Next Door is Thanks for Coming, Please Come Again, and it's because of the language. Scot's writing is often brilliantly descriptive, but the orders he delivers in this one just do it for me. I know sex is full of moaning, grunting, and gasping, but it's when lots of words come into play that I really begin to feel the scene, and so, this is mine. It's also awesome for a man of any inclination to make his wife come over and over and over and over - writing about that is even more of a win than doing it.

And now for my nominations! I'd like to just highlight a few awesome blogs that I've only recently come to appreciate, but naturally all the lovely folks on my blog roll are awarded too, if they'd like to play. If I didn't adore them they wouldn't be there.

Lolli Poppin Lane - A fairly new blog written with a very fresh perspective on submissive kink, spankings, and life. I love the energy of her writing. And she loves pussy spanking. What's gonna be wrong with that?

Deviant Wench - Sporadic but hot. Submissive, kinky, feminist. Wait, is that me? No, just another awesome woman blogging from within a fantastic sexual relationship.

Absinthe Passion - I'm so, so sad that it took me so long to get over to Mr. AP's blog. But intially I saw his comments as "absinthepassion" and for some reason I kept reading "abs in the passion," and I could NOT figure out what kind of blog that would be. I'm inundated in stuff over here, so some weird blog about abdominal sex was not going to make the cut to be worthy of my time.

But then one day, after he made a particularly insightful comment somewhere, I realized it was absinthe, not "abs in the." Duh, me. Anyway, he writes well and passionately and you should read his stuff.

Yes. Just three for me, because I haven't been out there finding new blogs perhaps like I should.

I'm actually kind of a shy, introverted sort of geek, you know.

Enjoy, everybody!


  1. Haha I thought the same thing, well close to the same thing when I saw absinthepassion comment on my blog and others.

    I thought, "hmmm interesting name, I wonder what's up with him?"

    You're right his is a good blog though.

    Just to stir the pot a bit, I think the Barenaked Ladies are brutal. When I was kid, they just seemed gimmicky as a band and not very talented, but I did have more respect for the one guy when he got arrested for doing blow the night before he performed for a bunch of kids. *tongue firmly placed in cheek*

    Musical tastes are so subjective...

    1. Steven Page - yeah, and then he left the band, and then they started doing shows without him and having Kevin sing his songs... ugh. No good, no good. However, Page's solo stuff is just as good for me, so I shan't complain too hard. I just have to avoid BNLs live shows now.

      Their music spoke to me as a young adult - it all seemed bright and happy but underneath there was a current of emotional wreckage, and I had that in spades at the time.

      But yeah, musical tastes vary so wildly - and so the world goes round. :)

  2. Mr AP got me on that one too, lol. When I get the time I'll have to check out the others :)

    1. My husband laughed when reading this post and also said "It's not just you." :)

  3. Thank you for the award, Conina! :D

  4. Darling, you're a dear. Thank you. And yes, I know, the stylistic capitalization doesn't come across as well s it should sometimes. Once Mrs. AP's new laptop comes in and we can get proper logos established it should be less of a headache. Money. It's a gas.

    I saw the first BNL concert with them as a "Newly Reduced Trio" at Universal Studios Florida. They may not be the same, but they spent so much time working with and off the crowd that it was still fun. As a bonus, they recorded the show and had it available as a free download from their website for a time, so I can revisit that night any time I feel the urge.

    Doctor Who? David Tennant, that's who. He will always be My Doctor.

    Stay SINful
    Mr. AP

    1. Money is nice, it lets me help folks out. :) I sometimes wish I had a time machine to send money to our 20-year old selves, but the best we can do is be happy now.

      I'm okay with BNL's post-Steve stuff, BUT I can't stand hearing Kevin sing Steve's songs. I just...can't stand it. It makes me cry.

      David Tennant is ours too. :)


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