Saturday, January 9, 2010

A Stylish Award for Moi

Now that I have stepped down off of that 911 soapbox that I tend to futilely climb up on every once in awhile, I can concentrate on a lovely little award that I received on Friday from Sher at Fashion After Forty. Sher is a fashion diva but not in that impossible Hollywood way that none of us could ever hope to attain!  She's got a lovely wardrobe from places like Coldwater Creek, Newport News, Sears, JC Penny, Target and the like and she models some of it for us on a daily basis managing to look very chic and professional yet real all at the same time.  Why, I bet she could even make the uniform I wear to work look great! 

Anyhow, even though I am obviously not a fashion blogger, Sher passed on the

to me as I have my own "unique" style. Hmm, I wonder if that's a good thing??  Truth be told I've never thought of myself as having any sort of style (unless one counts sarcasm as a style!) but who am I to argue with a fashionista like Sher?  Therefore I shall gratefully accept this lovely award and see if I can come up with the seven random things about myself that acceptance requires. 
  1. For the most part I am a fairly healthy person for which I am eternally grateful but for the last couple of days I haven't felt too good.  I'm hoping it's just a passing something or other but in the meantime, the watchword is 'bleh'! 
  2. Even though I don't give a rodent's back end about what's going on in Hollywood or with the beautiful people I have taken to watching "Live with Regis & Kelly" lately.  There are times when I think that Regis and I could have been separated at birth as his take on the world is so much like mine but he gets paid good money for his big mouth while I just have a blog!
  3. Even though I have lived in New England for the vast majority of my life, I don't like the cold and am none too thrilled with my part of the country between January and March.  I don't like to rush my life away but at this point - come on April!!
  4. My first car was a 1975 Chevy Chevette and once my friend Carol (from my retro-post the other day) and I drove all the way out to Oklahoma City in it.  What an adventure! 
  5. I used to know how to play Cribbage but have since forgotten as it was something that my ex and I used to play all the time but since we split up I've had no one to play with. 
  6. Speaking of no one to play with, I miss that Amanda is no longer in concert band as I enjoyed going to her shows. I've been meaning to go to the concerts anyway but without her being involved, I always forget when they are! 
  7. I seriously need to make an appointment with an eye doctor and see about getting a prescription for progressive lenses as I can no longer read anything without the help of a pair of "cheaters".  Progressives would prevent me having to take my glasses on and off depending on what I was looking at so even though they're expensive, I think they would be well worth the money.
So, there you go - seven randomly pathetic things about me which were harder to write than I would have thought! I know I'm supposed to pass this award on but I'm feeling rather peaked so instead will be awarding myself with an early bedtime while I say thank you once again to Sher for thinking of me; it was very, very nice of you!


  1. You do have your own unique style Linda. I think this award is well deserved. You have a lot of blogging style too and perhaps that's why you got this award. Just saying. Congratulations.

    Have a terrific day. Big hug. :)

  2. you know i remember when lala got engaged you told me to check coldwater creek and about an experience you had with them. i did and now i bet i get 95 percent of my clothes from them. sales? they have 'em!

    smiles, bee

  3. Anonymous11:29 AM EST

    I used to play cribbage. it was one of the games my dad and I used to play...

    Hope you feel better soon... maybe it's just a seasonal bleh...

  4. Useful nuggersts of info there, Linda. That award is deserved.

  5. Congrats on the award Linda and I enjoyed learning a little more about you. x

  6. Congrats on the award! Well deserved, as you definitely are a unique gal with your very own style. Loved learning more things about you. Stay warm...

  7. I love your style that's why I keep coming back.
    BTW did you send your cold weather down to me? I don't appreciate it and take it back!

  8. A royal and richly deserved award for a Duchess!

    Congratulations ~ I see I'm not the only one who has noticed you have your own indomitable style.

    I also see I have several of your posts to catch up on soon. But I'm headed to bed soon..lazy bum that I am!

  9. Your first car was a 1975 Chevy Chevette? How cool is that!

    In other interestin news, you can upload a GIF to Blogger??? hmmm, I have always used of site hosting for those.

    ... anyhooo, hello from SpeedyCat :-)

  10. Congratulations on the well deserved award, my friend:-) Loved reading those random things about dad taught me how to play cribbage when I was a young girl and to this day still enjoy it, even online! I swear Steve cheats, though, cuz he's always winning!! lol

    Hope you start feeling better soon! xoxo

  11. I enjoyed finding out more about you! And it's a well deserved award.

    I used to have a 1976 vega. One of those with an aluminum block that was supposed to be a lemon. That think lasted forever. One of the longest living cars I've ever seen :)

  12. so, why do we call em "progressive lenses" these days instead of "bifocals"

    they're the same thing as "lineless bifocals" after all.....

    does "progressive lenses" not sound as OLD as "lineless BIfocals"????

    just wondering.....

  13. Congratulations on your award! You truly are an inspiration so it's very fitting. :)

    I love knowing some fun facts about you. Regis?? Seriously?? LOL!


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