While the jester was away…

… the awards piled up!!

Thank you for all the awards!  Thank you for continuing to stop by the matticus kingdom while I’m busy taking care of the prince and the wife.  Thank you for showing all my guest bloggers love!  (And anyone that wants to guest blog can still do so, just send me an email at djmatticus@yahoo.com).

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The Seeker nominated me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award:

very-inspirational-blogger from Bite Size of Canada
The Rules:
1. Display the award logo.
2. Link back to the person who nominated you.
3. State 7 things about yourself.

a. I very recently became a first time father
b. I very recently welcomed a prince into the kingdom
c. I very recently changed my very first diaper ever
d. I’ve changed a whole bunch since then and it’s only been two weeks
e. Some nights I get more sleep than I used to (broken up, of course, but more over all)
f. Other nights I get far less sleep than I used to
g. I don’t think I’ve entirely lost my mind yet… but, that is only a matter of time

4. Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award and link to them.

a. Not Quite Alice
b. The Cheeky Diva
c. Princess Rosebud
d. Jen
e. The Foodie Farmer

 
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Not Quite Alice nominated me for the Epically Awesome Award of Epic Awesomeness:

Im so Epic.
The Rules:
1. Tell 10 epic and/or awesome facts about yourself.  That’s it.

a. – g. See Above
h. Yes, I know I’m cheating
i. I’m okay with that, even though I’m an Eagle Scout
j. I believe that some rules in life are meant to be bent, and others broken

2. Pass it on to 10 bloggers you think are awesome and/or epic–or both.

a. Matrone Bell
b. The Scribbler
c. Mr. Atheist
d. Revis Edgewater
e. A Way With Words
f. Kim

 
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Kim (at Tranquil Dreams) nominated me for the Liebster Blog Award:

liebster award
The Rules:
11 questions?  A picture? 200 followers?
There weren’t really clear directions on what to do with this one.  I’ve accepted this particular award before following some rules and disregarding others… and this time around I think I’ll just pass it along to some well deserving bloggers and let them decide for themselves want they want to do to go along with the nomination.  You can see what I did before here if you are looking for some more clearly defined instructions.
Nominations:

a. Julie’s Chick Lit
b. TheImaginator
c. UndercoverL
d. DesertRat
e. The Seeker

 
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UndercoverL bestowed upon me the Most Influential Blogger Award:

Most Influential Blogger
The Rules:
1) Accept the award.  (Gratitude is always welcome.)
2) List 5 things that have influenced you in some way.

a. JD‘s posts always make me think.  Plus he let’s me call him JD (in homage to Scrubs) and in my head I hear him conveying his messages in the voice of James Earl Jones.
b. Rarasaur is, well, the most influential dinosaur I know.  She’s creative, she’s upbeat, she even start hosting her own “prompts for the promptless series” to provide additional inspiration to those of us needing a little push towards the creative.
c. Gordon of Anyone’s Ghost tells like it is, or like he sees it, and isn’t afraid to let it out all and see where the words take him.  Sometimes they are raw, but they are always the truth, and they are always powerful.
d. Steph makes me laugh and cry and think and ponder and squirt milk out of my nose.  She’s amazing like that.
e. TwinDaddy lets his multiple personalities (and brothers) run wild on his blog.  Reading his blog helped me unleash the jester here in the kingdom.

3) Nominate other bloggers (no specific number) that have influenced you.

 – I’m nominating the 5 listed above.

4) Bling your Blog!