Versatile Blogger Award: Love Overdue


The title is funny,  because it makes it sound like I have been expecting this for a long time.  Actually, my post is long overdue, because one of my favorite blogger’s nominated me over at The Broke Girl’s Guide to Better Living!  Since her the nomination occurred almost two weeks ago and I am horrible about these award thingys, I have not gotten around to doing it. Please check out her post and all of her posts, Mandy is pretty insightful and engages in great conversation.

Anyways, just like she did, I’m stealing i.e. “plagiarizing” a portion of it, but I think that might be okay, because it pertains to the rules and process of this whole thing (I might change some of the rules, but I’ll mention it as I do it):

What exactly is the Versatile Blogger Award?

Bloggers nominate other bloggers who they believe deserve recognition for their high-quality standard of writing, the uniqueness of content, passion, and love displayed throughout the site and to top it off, amazing photos!

Rules of the Versatile Blogger Award:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and share their link. (I did that above, if you noticed.)
  2. Nominate up to 10 bloggers for the award and provide links to their blogs. Also, inform them about the nomination. (Eh…I’ll nominate a few, but I don’t know that it’ll be 10…that’s too labor intensive for me.)
  3. Reveal 7 facts about yourself that your readers may not know. (Sure, not a problem!)

Seven Facts About Stephanie (or Tarnished, or Tar or T or whatevs) at Tarnished Soul:

  1. Although some of you know this, some of my more recent followers may not, but I’m an ex-police officer. And no, I can’t tell you if the things you did in your past were actually illegal or not, so please don’t ask…I really don’t need to know about anyone’s nefarious activities (That is, unless, they involve me!)
  2. I live in the beautiful state of Colorado!  I love it hear, but I don’t like the population growth – it is kind of disgusting and icky!
  3. Although, I’m biologically male, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE doing things that are typically considered female oriented activities – I love to get my nails done – manicured and pedicured; I love looking at clothes I want to buy; I enjoy a facial (who am I kidding, I’d get the whole spa treatment, if I could afford it) and I shave my legs (actually, I’m overdue and starting to look like a sasquatch).
  4. I find these award things really difficult, because I run out of ideas half way through.
  5. Some of you know, but I hold a 5th degree blackbelt in Taekwon-Do.  Granted, I have fallen out of practice and lost my self-discipline, by I intend to return once I get back into shape and lose some weight.
  6. I compare myself to others….CONSTANTLY. I don’t know why I do this and I know it is detrimental to self-esteem, but I can’t avoid it.
  7. A little over a year ago, I came extremely close to losing my house and everything I owned after being out of work for a year. I had plenty of money saved up to support myself and my family, but ran out of everything, exactly one week before finding a new job that I am not longer doing.  I have been on a long road of financial recovery that I have been struggling with for a variety of reasons – and the house will probably be sold afterall, when the divorce happens.  Again, this isn’t new information to those that have followed me for a long time, but for new followers, it might give perspective on what I’m doing on here.

My Nominations:

  1. Actually, I changed my mind about nominating anyone.  I have a hard time with these things and I’ll suggest that anyone that is interested in following along are welcome to link my post and use it to create their own.  These are great ways of getting your blog noticed, but I’m just not the kind of nominating person required.
  2. Then again, maybe I’ll come back and edit this with nominations….who knows?