All In The Family

Wiley nominated me for the Family Blogging Award!

“We are family… Get up everybody and sing…”  Come on!  Join in.  You know the words!

1. Display the award logo on your blog
2. Link back to the person who nominated you
3. Nominate 10 others you see as having an impact on your WordPress experience and family
4. Let your 10 Family members know you have awarded them
5. That is it. Just please pick 10 people who have taken you as  a friend, and spread the love

I love this award… but, I don’t know how to pick just 10 of my fellow bloggers.  Every single person I follow has influenced me in some way, has had on impact on my WordPress experience, has made me laugh, or cry, or overwhelmed me with righteous anger, or made me think, or… well, pretty much the whole gambit of emotions when you get right down to it.  So of the plethora of bloggers out there, that are part of my blogosphere family, how do I pick just 10?

Then again, since I follow over 500 blogs (I looked it up!!  No wonder I’m feeling so way far behind right now in reading all of the wonderful things you post.) I can’t very well nominate all of you.  Well… I guess I could, but, I don’t have time to do all those pingbacks.  If you are going to be part of my family you should know right off the bat that I’m lazy like that.  😛

So… more than 10, less than 500…

I nominate these wonderful people who have been the most influential in my life recently:

1. Jon – the official kingdom mage (in the wise man sense of the word)
2. Jen – the official kingdom poet (here a rhyme, there a rhyme, everywhere a rhyme, rhyme)
3. MerBear – the official kingdom jester trainer (I may have a kingdom, but I too had to be trained)
4. Steph – the ruler of the official matticus sister kingdom (Steph, as you all know, is amazing)
5. Tony – the official kingdom scribe (he has a way with words)
6. (Aunt) Princess Rosebud – the official kingdom aunt (as we have covered once or twice before)
7. The Imaginator – the official kingdom creative (in a Mad Men sort of way)
8. The Scribbler – the official kingdom question asker (she has some good ones)
9. Mr. Atheist – the official kingdom master of ceremonies (it’s all in how he says things)
10. Matrone Bell – the official kingdom mystic (purveyor of cryptic messages to make us ponder the past, present, and future)
11. Rara – the official kingdom dinosaur (every kingdom needs one)
12. Jenn – the official kingdom artist (her work has a prominent spot on the kingdom home page)
13. The Foodie Farmer – the official kingdom dietician (and possibly real estate advisor)
14. Revis Edgewater – the official matticus brother kingdom (he writes fiction that cover a variety of story lines after my own heart)
15. Gordon Flanders – the official kingdom herald (he writes what he thinks, and that’s something we like around here)
16. JC – the official kingdom color coordinator (she came up with the official kingdom colors after all)

Thank you all for being part of the kingdom family!!

If I had the talent I’d have created badges to go along with each of your titles.  Alas, I do not.  But… if one of you does have the talent, and the time, and the desire to volunteer to do just that, you’d have my eternal gratitude.

Okay, you called my bluff.  All of you already have my eternal gratitude.  Hey, you are family.  That’s just the way it is.

48 thoughts on “All In The Family

      • My other one is Sly and the Family Stone — Every Day People.

        Maybe this is a good blog post … our favorite (or not so favorite) ear worms. Today Show did a piece on it today.

        Every Day People
        In the Navy (Village People)
        Gangnam Style (!)
        Manah Manah
        I’m a Nut (I’m an acorn small and brown /lying on the cold, cold ground ….)

        Oy. Vey.

      • none of those have ever been one of my ear worms…
        Dancing in the Dark
        Tom Dooley
        With or Without You
        Rocket Man

        Now, those are earworms that get me all the time!

      • Tom Dooley? No way!
        I got to see the Kingston Trio when I was in high school … at the time there were two original members left. They were a BLAST! SO FULL of energy and laughter.

        With or Without You gets me, too.

        And Led Zeppelin — Immigrant Song:
        “Dung dungadunga Dung dungadunga Dung dungadunga Dung dungadunga! AaaaaaAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaAAAH! aaaaaaAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaAAAH! We come from the land of the ice and snow / from the midnight sun where the hot springs flow. Dung dungadunga Dung dungadunga!”

        Get THAT one out of your head! Mwah ha ha ha!

      • I just so easily switch that over to “Then Gollum, the evil one, crept up and snuck away with her – er, aughhhhhhaughhhhhh.” Get that one out of your head! 😛

        I also saw Kingston Trio in High School – and I believe there were two original members left at that time too. Maybe only one though… That was 16/17 years ago now… It’s hard to remember back that far. My only regret from that concert was they didn’t play Zombie Jamboree.

      • They were amazing, weren’t they! I saw them about 25 years ago … can’t believe it’s been so long! We’ve lost so many legends since then. Peter Paul and Mary were in our area several times and I really regret not seeing them. 😦
        Gollum, huh? I think the movie did get Gollum right … creepy!

  1. DJ! What an honour to be a part of your epically awesome family! You know when I accept this award you’re going to get it straight back again don’t you? I’m sure all the peeps are used to that by now, it’s how we roll!

  2. Hey Matt, what a nice post and I am really honored to be #1. I know it is just random but I am still putting it on my resume! 🙂 Definitely worth blogging about!! Happy to see you are surviving parenthood. It is the most important job you will ever have.

      • That is a brilliant idea. Let us all know how that works out for you!

        I’ve always wondered about bartering… how many cookies would it take to keep my lights on for a month? …how many articles would I need to right extolling their praises to keep my gas flowing for a month? I have nothing nice to say about my cable though so I’ll just stick with sending them my hard earned cash until I can think of a better solution.

      • Yeah, cable is outrageous isn’t it? I get so fed up with ours. BUT what do you do.

        Shoot, I’ll write that the Boro walks on rose petals if it’ll take care of the electric bill! hahaha

  3. As I indicated in my acceptance post, I am doubly honored – to be a part of the kingdom family and to be dubbed “the official kingdom scribe”.

    I just have one question. To be a part of this family, do we have to go around slaughtering soap opera actresses and misspell song titles (“Healter Skealter”) in their blood on the mirrors?

    • As I think we have discussed before we’ll have to ease into introducing you to the kitties at the reunion, but the rest of us are really looking forward to it.

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