I am so pleased to have received another award, this time from my good and brave friend, Dorky Deb. She is actually anything but dorky. Instead, she is a mother and wife, full of good cheer, dealing with life despite the odds stacked against her. She is also a wonderful photographer.
This version of the award The Versatile Blogger is one I have eyed for some time. I’d also like to congratulate my fellow award winners. If you’re interested, you can visit Deb’s blog and find her list of current winners there.
According to the rules, I have to choose five deserving recipients for the award and publish seven unknown facts about myself. First, the new Versatile Blogger winners I have picked:
Congratulations to you all. You have entertained me, informed me, and/or made me laugh. You all excel at your writing and your blogging. Thank you.
Now for the seven things you don’t know about me:
1. When I was in my 20s, I won $100 on a Montreal TV game show called “Little White Lie” where I told my life story to the panel, and they had to guess which part was NOT true. They could only ask me questions answerable by yes or no. They didn’t guess correctly and I won the money. I was so excited.
2. I was the first live female all-night radio broadcaster (DJ) for CHQR in Calgary when it was a middle of the road music station (MOR). My show was from midnight to 6am; since CRTC rulings regarding music mix didn’t apply at that time, I got to pick my own music. I loved it, although I never did get used, after three years, to sleeping during the day and working all night.
3. My great-great-great-great-grandfather (perhaps even more greats, not sure) was an Irish king, who was hung by a rival tribe for horse thieving.
4. I wrote my first “book” at the age of 7. It was entitled “Angus the Ant,” was five pages long and self-illustrated. My one big regret is that somewhere in all the moves of my life, it got lost and never found.
5. In the ’70s, ’80s, and part of the ’90s, I toured parts of Canada and the United States as an international lecturer, speaking on inner peace and self discovery. It was a wonderful time of learning and sharing for me. I met hundreds of great people and probably learned as much from them as they learned from me.
6. One of the recipes that I adapted from a recipe I received from another gal has won the hearts (and stomachs) of all the men in my life. If I want to prepare a special meal for my husband or my son or any of my male friends, I cook Newfie Noodles. If anyone would like the recipe, I will offer it here. It’s an instant hit with men (women like it too, but not as crazy about it as men, who call it “shovel food”) and very easy to make. (Edit: Suzicate asked for the recipe. You can see it in my reply to her below.)
7. For a good part of my life, I wanted to be able to whistle just using my fingers, but all I ever managed to do was spit down my fingers and make a wet noisy sighing sound. My son, with infinite patience, finally taught me how to do it, and I was so happy. If you want to hear me do it, give me a call lol