The Reality Blog Award – How Cool Is That!

I’d like to thank the Academy…oh, wait…wrong acceptance speech.  That’s the one I do in the bathroom mirror on the rare occasions I have a good hair day, which involves the obligatory hairbrush/microphone and bottle of Suave/Oscar. Ahem.

Seriously, I do want to thank  janna hill for this nomination.  It’s funny, I just read a comment from another blogger, nominated for a different award,  who has “so many awards” she doesn’t accept them anymore.  No chance of that with this little hillbilly.  To be recognized by one’s peers is an honor, no matter the frequency.  By the way, I’m changing that “Y” in Reality from “Yippee!” to “Yeehaw!”  Just sayin’.

There are logistics involved with this.  The deal is, when you’re nominated, you:

1.) Visit the blog of the person who nominated you, thank them, and acknowledge them on *your* blog.

2.) Answer the five questions listed below and nominate up to 20 bloggers whom you feel deserve recognition.  Visit their blog to let them know.

3.) Cut and paste the award to your wall.  Easy peasy.

So with that said, on with our regularly scheduled program….

If you could change one thing, what would you change?

You earthling’s Humankind’s seemingly constant inclination to fight about every little blessed thing.

If you could repeat an age, what would it be?

Fifteen.  That’s when I discovered boys.  If I’d left them alone like my Granny advised, I’d be Supreme Ruler of the Universe right now.

What one thing really scares you?

Driving on snow.  I live on a little country road that’s only marginally better than a cow path, and getting up and down these hills scares the peewaddin out of me.

What is one dream that you have not completed, and do you think you’ll be able to complete it?

To be Supreme Ruler of the Universe, and (see question #2) …no. ~sigh~

If you could be someone else for one day, who would it be?

Again, I refer you to question #2.  As Supreme Ruler of the Universe, I could summon all  the world leaders together in one big room, slap the snot out of them, tell them to get their act together and then make them by golly do it.

Okie dokie.  Now here’s the fun part – the bloggers that deserve all the love and recognition  they can get.  There’s prolly a bazillion more, but these are my personal favorites (not including  janna hill):

Thirsty Murphy

Masqua’s Art 



Masako and Spam Musubi

Wandering through Time and Place

Zen in the City

Mythic Bios

Undead Dad


Jump for Joy Photo Project


Now, all you freshly nominated folks – pay it forward!

19 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. masqua
    Jan 06, 2013 @ 15:02:55

    Awww… thanks for the recognition, hillbilly. After reading The Ballad of Hank, this sure made my day complete in every way. 🙂


  2. Eric Murphy
    Jan 06, 2013 @ 15:57:39

    Many thanks indeed for the nomination; you are too kind.


    • hillbillyzen13
      Jan 06, 2013 @ 16:48:09

      You’re most welcome. Your blog is fabulous, so I just calls it like I sees it. As for me being kind, well…just don’t spread that around, ok? You know how much I enjoy being curmudgeonly…heh.


  3. lovinchelle
    Jan 06, 2013 @ 16:04:28

    I agree with you. I appreciate very award and congrats to you on yours


  4. jumpforjoyphotoproject
    Jan 06, 2013 @ 16:44:13

    Thank you for spreading the JOY! 🙂


  5. bussokuseki
    Jan 06, 2013 @ 22:02:45

    Thank you for the nomination. Might take me a bit to get my own post up, but it will be with great gratitude.

    And thanks for the heads-up about the comments on my About page. The theme doesn’t seem to allow them on that template, so I did this:



    • hillbillyzen13
      Jan 07, 2013 @ 09:06:35

      It was my pleasure, Gassho. Your blog is visually and verbally beautiful, and is always a welcome sight on my Reader. Glad you found a way for your readers to comment on your About page – it’s lovely and should be appreciated.


  6. matthewkirshenblatt
    Jan 07, 2013 @ 03:48:44

    Well, my hillbilly yente, I have to say that this was a very pleasant surprise. Wow, I mean, I guess all I can say is that only reality I write on my Blog is my own. Then again, don’t we all? 🙂 I am really glad that you like what I am doing and that you want to help me. That means a lot to me. So here is what is going to happen. I am going to thank you–right here–and then I am going to use my next post to acknowledge this nomination and spread the love. Once again, thank you hillbillyzen. 🙂


  7. CJ Nigh
    Jan 07, 2013 @ 05:55:23

    Thank you for the nomination! I always appreciate your posts and am honored that you found some value in mine. My own post will be up this week, and I’ll definitely pay it forward.


  8. zen city
    Jan 07, 2013 @ 09:31:46

    thank you, thank you, thank you and of course a big thank you to the academy!


  9. fairytaleepidemic
    Jan 07, 2013 @ 20:53:08

    “Fifteen. That’s when I discovered boys. If I’d left them alone like my Granny advised, I’d be Supreme Ruler of the Universe right now.” – Oh so true. My dad likes to remind me of this every so often… LOL


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