I’ve Been Nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award! Green, This Time!

Hi, you guys!! I know this stuff is just oh, so exciting for you, but please at least read number 5 and help me prank my brother Michael. Anyone who does this gets nominated for whatever award I can come up with…I want to totally freak him out!! Thx, Bird

Thank you to  forhisgloryandpraise for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award!! I really like this one because it is green…my favorite color!!

I’ve heard the varying opinions on these awards, but I have to say that I really, really enjoy receiving these nominations. While I enjoy writing, it is always fun to have people validate what you are doing by showing this kind of appreciation, and thus, each and every time I’m nominated, I get really excited.

Of course, I’m really having to reach these days for unknown things about myself. When you write the way I do, you are always telling the embarrassing stuff about yourself… :-)

7 things about myself…

1. Millionaire Charlie Matranga of the New Orleans Crime Family is my great, great, great-grandfather.

2. I’ve always been disappointed that I wasn’t born a Jew. I love Israel. I always felt like being a Gentile was like second place in God’s book…

3. The first time I ever saw marijuana was when I was hanging out with Jason Hervey‘s older brother in LA. Total random thing, and I insulted him because I’d never seen The Wonder Years, and had no idea who his little brother was.. :-) Cool moment in my life. ( Would you brag about your younger brother being a television star if you were an unemployed pot head?)

4. Breaking Bad is my favorite television series right now. There are quite a few Walter White‘s scattered in my family tree.

5. Today is my brother Michael’s birthday. He’s 40 today. I think you should all go here (his church site) or here (his Facebook page) and wish him a happy birthday…he’ll totally freak I’m sending random people to his Facebook page…Let me know which of you adventurers actually do it, ’cause that some blog-worthy stuff, right there!!

6. My birthday is 6-16-68. I used to think I was cursed because of the three 6’s. I also have three 6’s in my social security number as well. :-(

7. If you separate out Jesus from me, I’m a boring, pathetic person. It is Jesus that makes me shine!!

I am not listing 15 – 20 blogs. I love plenty more than that, but I want to space these out a bit or I’ll end up using up my list over and over again. So, here’s the ones I want to pass this treasure on to.

1.  Lafgod – This guy always has something really encouraging to say every time he logs on to my site. He doesn’t update his blog like he should, but he did write a poem that rhymed about his beer mug. That alone makes him priceless to me!

2. Victoria Visits I just love Victoria. You will, too. She, like me, is in love with Liam Neeson.

3. Tales of a Charm City Chick – Her latest post on her break up with Vodka made me pee myself it was so funny. Yes. I tend to nominate her a lot, but I can’t help it. She’s hilarious!

4. Wheresmytbackandotherstories – This is another site that I visit to laugh. The blog is about Alzheimer’s disease and aging in general, so you know that when this writer starts being funny, it’s all very real.

5. Zelmare – This just one cool little site. She let’s us peek into her life, and she has a simple, clear, happy voice which infects all of her posts. She also posts pictures of flowers, which I just love. …flowers and cats.. :-)

So, that’s it for the Green Versatile Blogger award. Thank you, forhisgloryandpraise, again for thinking of me!!

– Bird

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  1. DONE!
    I don’t have facebook! but I sent him an email on the contact us part of the webpage :P

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  2. congrats! you truly do shine

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  3. I wrote an email, too <3

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  4. I left him a Happy Birthday both places….lol…I hope he has a good one. :)

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  5. Posted happy birthday to your brother on FB! Also this is funny, my husbands b-day is 7-16-66! I alway’s thought the same thing you did, so funny. Congrats on the award, and prank!

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    • Thanks so much for playing along! And I always hated all those 6’s…your poor husband! And thanks for the kind wishes…I just love passing awards along… :-)

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  6. Sent your brother a birthday wish. Told him a little “Bird-y” told me. Har Har.
    Congrats on award my friend!

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  7. graceetmoi

     /  April 17, 2012

    Done! Wished him happy birthday in French… altho, not sure what he’ll see if he clicks thru to my FB page which is slated for deletion and unpublished at the moment. (It also looks like I’m a he cuzza the admin image… but don’t be fooled.)
    Please, no thank you necessary in the form of an award, not sure I want the exposure.
    We certainly do have a few things in common u and me… besides all the names. Ditto on no. 2 and general queasiness about the number 6. lol

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  8. Congratultions Bird, on another well deserved award. I deleted my Facebook account so I wasn’t able to help you with your prank. Sorry. But I do hope your brother enjoyed his birthday. Don’t feel bad about the three 6’s in your birth date. My wife was born on Friday the 13th. I have a lot of fun with that. But then she gets her revenge because I was born the day after April fools. Right after my mom met her, the first thing she blabbed about was how I fooled her on April 1st into thinking I was coming and didn’t actually pop out until the next day. I will forever be known in our family as the ultimate April Fool joke. Anyway, enjoy your award.

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  9. Sent Michael a b-day wish on FB! :) Congrats on your award, and WOW! thank you so very much for nominating me. It was unexpected, but very much appreciated! :)

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  10. Done…and congratulations! I couldn’t help but do it…torturing little brothers is always fun…lol…no matter whose little brother’s they are! I like your list about you, but I have to say #2 is my favorite, because it is how I feel about Israel. That is the only place out of the U.S. that I’ve ever really wanted to go. Since we all come from Abraham, and Noah…I’m going to continue to claim some inheritance of the Jewish genes…I have Jk’s permission to do so…lol.

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    • You know, you’re right. We are all Abraham’s kinfolk. I keep trying to find just one Jew in my line on Ancestry.com, and then I’m packing up my family and heading to Israel!!
      Torturing little brothers is our job as big sisters!! ;-)

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      • Don’t blame you for wanting to. But you know during the Milleneum we will be able to go and live there no matter what…and with Jesus and all those from the Bible.

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        • I hope whatever job I get in Heaven, I get to stay in Israel. I wear a Star of David necklace with a cross in the middle. People are always asking me what synagogue I belong to, and I always tell them I wear it to show my love and support for Israel until I can find the one Jew I know has to exist in my family tree…then I’m going to tell EVERYONE I have Jewish blood in me… :-)

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      • I admire that you wear it to show support for Israel, but you don’t have to be Jewish to go to Israel. Being one of God’s children, a believer in Jesus means that we are grafted into his family tree, into the ancestery of Israel. One day…and it doesn’t seem like it will be that long from now, we and Messianic Jews will all be together in Heaven as one family at the Marriage Supper of the Lamb, and then we will come back with Jesus, all of us, and join all those Jews who make it through the Tribulation to become one people under the reign of King Jesus. We will be as one family. Our time to be there together will come, and we have the blessed hope to be able to walk and talk with Jesus right there where he walked 2000 years ago. It will be by faith, regardless of having a drop of Jewish blood in our heritage.

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        • I know you’re right! Still, I was 8 years old when I decided I wanted to be a Jew..I didn’t know then what I know now. :-) I can’t wait for Jesus’s reign!!

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          • You are so much like me…lol! I do the same thing…look for that Jewish heritage. My mom told me that we have some down the line…Leitzig I believe is the name, and I’ve been searching to find that connection ever since.

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            • My great-grandmother was terribly prejudiced and was hostile about me wanting to be a Jew. She was Roman Catholic, from Italy, and the only disagreement we ever had was about the Jews. Broke my heart.. I think we have a ton in common..Probably why I like reading your stuff so much! :-)

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      • You know it is hard for people to see that our parents, grandparents and even great-grandparents grew up and were taught certain things. You have to remember that your great grandmother came from a time when Israel didn’t exist in its own land. Many Jews were living like gypsies, or living in other lands, and their customs were strange to the gentiles they lived among. There was distrust because they didn’t understand. We now know more about the Bible, and about the Jewish people, and we have so many archeological and Biblical finds to help us understand. I’ve had to deal with the same thing from older aunts and uncles, and even in laws who grew up with pre-existing ideas about not only Jews, but blacks, hispanics and more. Which has been a problem at times…especially since I am the mom, stepmom and adopted mom to many children who are from different racial backgrounds. My oldest and youngest who are my natural children are part white and part American Indian. My 3 adopted daughters are (in this order) Black Cuban/Italian/Spanish, Hispanic/American Indian, and the youngest is Black. My 2 stepsons are White/American Indian. So when my family found out I adopted children of different races I dealth with a lot of their ingrained teaching from their past. But as a Christian I had to explain to them that I see no color…I see heart instead and that is what matters to me. They are all my children, and I love them all as if I gave birth to them, and I see no difference in them…well maybe their actions sometimes…lol.

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  11. Maggie

     /  April 23, 2012

    Congrats on the award, Bird. I sent Michael a little Happy Birthday song at his church website. You’re a fun big sis!

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