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A couple of my Blogger Buddies gave some special citations ... Thanks to Gillian (The Daft Scot Lass), I will be profiled on her Blog (click to go there). I am her latest Friday Follower ... tomorrow. Check it out:  

A Daft Scots Lass

I was also given special recognition by Gene Pool Diva at Diminishing Gene Pool for the Versatile Blogger Award. Not sure what the criteria was ... but I am honored that the Diva liked my stuff. 

I am supposed to tell seven things about myself and then nominate others for the award. I agree to do the following:

1. Thank the blogger who nominated me and link to his or her blog.
2. Share seven things about me.
3. Pass along the award to 15 other newly discovered blogs.

So ... here goes:

1. In was born very young
2. I write music. 
3. My family's first name initials spell JEWS (Joel, Esther , Wayne, Sam).
4. It's a good thing I happen to be Jewish
5. I am little bit Catholic (on my grandmother's side)
6. I have three wonderful kids
7. And a wife 

(kidding Debbie ... I knew you thought I wouldn't say ...  I have a WONDERFUL wife)

And my 15 friends are: 

1. 47 and starting over
2. A Swede Abroad
3. A Writers Muse
4. Big Love
5. Bossy Betty
6. by a Daft Scots Lass
7. Carol's Prints
8. Ellie Great
9. From the Inside Out
10. I Shoulda Been a Stripper
11. I'm Here
12. Kitty Tells It As it Is
13. Nanny Goats in Panties
14. No Telling
15. Tales from the trenches of Parenting

By the way ... all links are found to the right under my personal favorite blogs.



Thanks so kindly, Joel! I'm flattered you thought of me and my blog. Congratulations on your wins! It's always nice to receive recognition.

You know what's funny? My family's first initials spell CAKE. It so happens I'm quite partial to it ;)
Thanx for taking part again!
Beau's Mom said…
Ah, the trials of accepting "awards". I used to be thrilled, but that was ten years ago and now I'm a bit jaded.

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