Award season continues

My friend Kina has been inundated with awards lately.  As such, she put together a massive awards post yesterday and invited readers to select an award from her long list of accolades.  In keeping with her idea of awarding yourself and paying it forward, I selected the Fabulous Blog Ribbon.  The rules for this award entail sharing five fabulous moments, as well as five likes and dislikes, then nominating five other bloggers for the award.

For someone who’s received as many award nominations as Kina has in such a short period of time, I think this was kind of a brilliant way to handle all the award posts.  That way, people aren’t always reading post after post after post about which award you’ve received.

And now, without further ado, the questions…

Five Fabulous Moments in My Life

  1. September 12, 2003, June 25, 2010, and August 5, 2011.  These are my sons’ birthdays.  There is nothing like the birth of a child for a fabulous moment.
  2. Of course, December 23, 2008 ranks right up there.  That was the day that my husband proposed to me.  It’s the only time in my life that I have ever been speechless, and I sure picked a heck of a time to lose my voice.  He had everything arranged with the wait staff at a local upscale restaurant and when I didn’t say anything, they thought I was going to say no.  Naturally, so did he, as well as everyone else in the restaurant, who by then had turned to look at us.  Luckily, I found my voice and we’ll celebrate our third anniversary this fall.
  3. The day I graduated college was pretty fabulous, especially since my college career was less than traditional.  I still have college aspirations, though, as I was originally on course to obtain a bachelor’s degree and ended up with an associate’s.  Someday I want a master’s degree and maybe a doctorate.  I ♥ school. 🙂
  4. The day I won the John Phillip Sousa Band Award was a pretty fabulous day because I didn’t expect to win.  Sadly, in terms of accomplishments that are not related to my family, this is the one of which I am most proud.  I feel like a stereotypical high school quarterback admitting that because it happened ten years ago, during my senior year of high school.  For me, that was the big game.  My band teacher started listing off everything that the award recipient had done or accomplished throughout their band career and I had two other classmates pegged as winners, so when they called my name, I was floored.
  5. Watching Tomcat play with his brothers is pretty fabulous pretty much every time. 🙂

Five Things I Love

  1. Seymour, Tadpole, Tomcat, Cricket, and Thumper.
  2. I love my friends.  They are the best, no questions asked.
  3. I love to dance.  Once upon a time, I was even good at it.
  4. I love band.  I miss band.  I was pretty good at the flute once, but I sounded God-awful yesterday playing with Tadpole.  I really need to practice more.  More often, longer, uh…Yeah, I think more pretty well covered it. 🙂
  5. I love Disney movies.  The old ones, the ones that came out when I was a kid (’80s-’90s) and before.  I’m typing this as I watch Beauty and the Beast with the kids.  One of the best things about having kids is that it gives me a great excuse to watch all of my favorite kids’ movies without feeling too terribly silly.

Five Things I Dislike

  1. I can’t stand liars.  I’ve had too much (bad) personal experience with them.  Please, for everyone’s sake, just be honest!
  2. I dislike people given to making mountains out of molehills because I tend to take people at their word.  If you tell me something, I believe it. I don’t like feeling like I can’t believe what someone tells me because that person is prone to exaggeration.
  3. I dislike politics right now.  I’m so tired of everyone playing the blame game and both parties refusing to work together because they don’t like the other.  Dear Congress, for the love of America, put your own agendas aside for once and just work together to do what needs to be done for the good of the country instead of the good of your pocketbooks.  I’m beyond disappointed in the whole lot of you and yes, that should matter to you because I am one of the people who pay your salary.  I voted you into office and I can vote you right back out.  And if my vote matters, which I’m beginning to doubt, you (my Congressional representatives) may not be there much longer.  So start acting your age instead of your IQ, for heaven’s sake!  Grow up and put your country first!  No love, Kay.
  4. I dislike canned peas.  Icky icky icky.
  5. I dislike the way children are being raised by society to think that they are all special.  Someday, they will learn otherwise and they will have a very difficult time processing and adapting to that knowledge.  We learn things by losing, by making mistakes, and by denying our children the opportunity to learn and to make mistakes, we are denying our children an education that they desperately need.

Five Deserving Bloggers

  1. S.Z.Wordsmith
  2. Davonne Burns
  3. Ash Silverlock
  4. John Lucas Hargis
  5. Sammy HK Smith

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6 thoughts on “Award season continues

    • Kay Lynn says:

      Aw, thanks, Lindsey!

      I think all your dislikes are mine too! Even canned peas yuck yuck yuck!!
      I don’t know how Seymour can eat the things – he loves canned peas! Icky! And all the politicians should be beaten severely about the head and shoulders. 😀


  1. *tara says:

    My co-worker and I were just discussing the whole “everyone gets a trophy” phenom at lunch, how too often kids are raised to think they’re perfect and special in every way. It just makes the TRULY special things about them less valuable, and gives kids a false sense of entitlement in some ways.

    Anyway. I loved this post. And hell– one of my proudest moments was getting the thespian award in high school– it’s still part of your character and your passion, so I don’t think it matters when it happened. It’s still awesome.


    • Kay Lynn says:

      If I might quote The Incredibles, “When everyone’s special, then no one is.” At least, I think Syndrome said special. It was either special or super and now I can’t remember which word he used. Either way, the point remains the same. And I completely agree with your point about the truly special things about kids becoming meaningless when they’re praised for every little thing they do.

      Also? I totally expected the Sousa award to go to you or Jeff or Jess. I was floored when I won. 🙂


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