I’d like to thank the evil people…

“And the winner is… Love The Bad Guy!”

<insert APPLAUSE here>

I am blushing like a school-girl, folks, because I have been granted the endearing, encouraging, exciting award, The Versatile Blogger.

The lovely Stef from over at Dodging Commas passed it on to me and a handful of others, and we shall now do the same (even if I am doing so several weeks after she gave it to me… My bad, you guys). During my travels through the world of blogging, I have seen that glorious green logo pass through numerous hands with grateful words and triumphant posts. To have it now sitting prettily in my own little slice of the Internet fills me with more pride than you can imagine.

I would fall upon the old cliché that “I’d like to thank the little people”, but at my height, they don’t get much smaller. Besides, the bad guys are who I write about, so, heck with it, I’ll thank the evil people.

Now, down to business…

  • Post a link to the person who gave you the award.
  • Tell your readers seven random things about yourself.
  • Award up to 15 newly discovered blogs.
  • Send them a note letting them know you nominated them.

So you wanna know seven things about me? (…No? Tough, I’m telling you anyway.)

  1. I hate Vegemite. That’s right – I am an Australian, but I am not a happy little vegemite. Seriously, it’s derived from beer, it smells awful and tastes like feet. I don’t know how I know it tastes like feet, but I am about 97% certain that it does.
  2. I’ve never left the country. In fact, I barely travel at all, though not for lack of trying. Unfortunately, when one wishes to travel, one requires this bothersome thing called money. And I have none of it. One day, I would love to go to the “big ones” – London, Paris, Rome… Especially Rome. Most beautiful city in the world, or so my Italian instructor keeps telling me.
  3. I have a ridiculously large DVD collection. You see, I never rent movies. I simply buy them for myself, relying on the basis that I will surely want to watch them more than once. And don’t get me started on my “TV-on-DVD” collection! I almost have a television show for every letter of the alphabet! (Speaking of alphabet… All my DVDs are in alphabetical order. ‘Cause that’s just the way I roll…)
  4. I am a cat person. (i.e. the type of person who doesn’t mind cat fur. All. Over. Everything.) I’ve owned many cats over my lifetime; I’ve had to say goodbye to many of them, too. But there is just something absolutely perfect about sitting in a warm chair with a sweet cup of tea, a good book, and a purring cat on your lap. Haven’t tried it? You don’t know what you’re missing. (Bonus fact: My current baby’s name is Charlie, and he is just awesome.)
  5. Never been kissed. Yes, that is a statement about my life and not a reference to the movie. “Sweet sixteen and never been kissed”? Phhttt. I got that beat. My theory is: I’ve waited this long, so surely my first will seem all the more romantic. (Call me an optimist!)
  6. I can say the alphabet backwards. And I mean fluently. I’m always hoping that a cop will pull me over and jokingly request that I do so, and then BAM! I do exactly that in ten seconds flat. (Bonus fact II: I have never been pulled over by a cop. I assume they see me coming and think, “Huh. That chick wears glasses. She must be smart, she wouldn’t be drinking and driving.” And away I go…)
  7. I collect Garfields. If any of my readers are thinking to themselves right now, What’s a Garfield?, then you should know that somewhere, somehow, a small piece of me just died. I adore Garfield, and have done so ever since I was a child. And this isn’t your regular run-of-the-mill fascination. This is full-blown, undeniable, move-out-of-my-way-and-put-down-the-Garfield-toy-or-I-will-destroy-you obsession.

Want some proof? Here’s a picture of just one corner of my bedroom:

Yeah. I kinda sorta love that cartoon cat.

Moving on to the Versatile Blogger Award nominees:

I have only been present in the blogosphere for a short time, and while I have discovered quite a few blogs that I adore, most of them are either incredibly popular and were discovered some time ago, or have already received the Versy Award. That is why my list is rather pitifully small. Only 33% of what it could have been, for you maths buffs. Nevertheless, these guys are awesome, so congrats! You deserve it.

Go spread the love.

 – Love The [Flattered] Bad Guy


19 thoughts on “I’d like to thank the evil people…

    1. Haha, thanks Russ!

      So far, my Garfields have only ever garnered two reactions:
      1. “Holy crap, that is a lot of Garfields”; and:
      2. “…How do you sleep with that many eyes watching you?”

      But I’m sure there’s someone out there who will appreciate (and maybe mirror) my obsession. Then we could combine them into a single mighty collection! 😀

  1. Congrats on your award. I give you 1,000 internets!
    Wow, you do have a lot of Garfields, but to be fair, I have a lot of Wizard of Oz stuff. Oooh… I just recently gave my old alarm clock to my little brother. I could get it back and send it to you if he hasn’t destroyed it yet. It was a Garfield alarm clock. The snooze button was his nose. The alarm wasn’t some annoying beeping noise either, it was Garfield saying, “Get up sleepy head” and “Time to get up”

  2. Yay for you!!! Congratulations on the Award 🙂 You and your blog very much deserve it.

    I’m a cat person too, only, I’m allergic to them. Go figure! LOL So my big boy, Joey, doesn’t get nearly the petting from me that I would like to give him (my hubster takes care of that, and then some!) and he’s not allowed in the bedroom (our weekly vacuuming produces a hair ball the size of a grapefruit). But we’re managing. I think what I love about cats the best is their attitude (I know you know what I’m talking about. haha)

    LOVE your Garfield collection. We have similar senses of humor 😉

    CONGRATS again!

    1. I couldn’t imagine anything worse than to be allergic to my cats!

      And yes, I most certainly understand about their “attitude”… Those smug but adorable bastards. 😉

      Thanks for the kind comment Janece!

  3. Congrats on the award, Jess! I loved reading your seven things! Your Garfield collection has given me Garfield-collection-envy. Maybe I should start it up? 😉

    1. Haha, yes, I had noticed your absense. I assumed that med studies were keeping you busy, so you could get a nice surprise when you eventually had time to check you blog.

      And you’re welcome. 🙂

  4. Rome is ok. But you have to go to Florence!

    5. me neither. Perhaps writers are just too scary-awesome for most people? ;P

    I have a much-beloved and much-worn Garfield who is about the size of a soccer-ball. …You can’t have him. …don’t make me cut you!

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