A week or so ago, I was nominated for the Reality Award by my friend and fellow blogger, Sheri de Grom. Sheri and I ventured into the blogging world about the same time and undertook much of the social media learning curve together. If you’re looking for insightful reviews of women’s fiction, informative posts about our military and medical issues, you need to visit Sheris’ blog!
Thanks for nominating me, Sheri. This award is a bit different than those I’ve seen in the past, and requires some thought. The rules are as follows:
Visit the blog of the person who nominated you, thank them, and acknowledge them on your blog *waving to Sheri*
Answer the questions listed below and nominate up to 20 bloggers whom you feel deserve recognition. Visit their blog and let them know.
Cut and paste the award to your wall.
Now for the questions:
If you could change one thing, what would you change?
There are a lot of mind-boggling social, economic and health-related issues I would change, but I’m going to go with something basic here that irritates the heck out of me. If I could eliminate one thing, I’d do away with the annoying voice mail menus businesses force us to jump through and replace them with live telephone operators. Remember those days? When there was CUSTOMER service in customer service? When you didn’t have to sit through five voice mail loops only to realize none of the options work; pushing the pound sign gets you nowhere, and hitting ’0’ for operator results in the message “sorry you are having problems.”
Really? If you’re that sorry, how about having a living, breathing person answer the phone who can actually help me instead of a recorded message that tells me my wait time is ten minutes (after I’ve spent two minutes getting there!)?
‘Nuff said on that topic. I could rant for hours!
If you could repeat an age, what would it be?
Probably sometime in my 30s. Old enough to be wise, young enough not to be bogged down with anything too serious.
What is the one thing that really scares you?
Heights. I’m petrified of them. I remember needing to cross a creek one time and the only means across (a very short distance) was a hollowed out metal beam (about the width of a balance beam). It was raised approximately three feet in the air over the creek, forming a makeshift bridge to the other side. With nothing to close it in, I felt like I was walking in space. That short little drop into the water had my equilibrium out of whack, as if I was crossing a rope bridge suspended over a gaping canyon. Heights and I do not agree.
The weird part is I would love to be able to fly and soar above everything like Superman. I know it makes no sense, but that’s typical for me!
If you could be someone else for the day, who would it be?
A stormchaser. I’m fascinated by weather and always thought it would be cool to chase a storm. I’d probably freak if I had the opportunity, but it’s a nice thought to entertain.
And now for my nominations:
So what do you think, ladies? Do you feel like giving the Reality Award a try?
Thanks so much for the award Mae! I’m honored. I’m so terrible at doing these awards but I’m going to try and get this out 🙂
Hope you have fun with it, L.J.!
Thanks for thinking of me, Mae. This looks like a fun and thought-provoking exercise, but I may be copying and pasting your “fear” answer–lol.
LOL! It’s good to know I’m not the only one who has that problem with heights. For the record, bears frreak me out terribly too!
Thank you for nominating me, Mae. I’ll give it my best shot tonight.
Great, Alicia! Hope you enjoy doing it!
Yes, please bring back human beings answering telephones . 🙂 A stormchaser – that’s really interesting. I’m thinking of the guys in Twister now.
Thanks for the award, Mae.
Ahhh, someone else you appreciates my frustration about those voice mail menus. So good ot know. And yeah, I would love to chase a tornado…as long as I had a guarantee I would be safe! Enjoy the award! 🙂
Thank you for the nomination, Mae. This sounds like a fun award to forward on. I commiserate with you on heights.
Hope you have fun with the award, Stanalei. You can go so many different ways with the answers. The fear question with heights, however, as a no-brainer for me! 😀
Thanks for nominating me, Mae. I love these awards and try to participate where I can.
Great, Joanne! I always enjoy them too and enjoy sharing them with my friends!
Thanks, Mae, for tagging me! That first question is a tricky one! I like how some companies are now advertising that you get to speak to a person as a value-added service. Funny how times change. 🙂
Amazing…a vale added service! Hey, if it brings back live telephone operators, I’m all for it, whatever they call it 🙂 Hope you enjoy the award!
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I’m honored that you nominated me — thanks! I love your answers, especially being afraid of heights but wanting to soar above everyone. Contrary is good!
Hubby tells me my tastes never make any sense, but then he’s used to it, LOL. Enjoy the nomination. I can’t wait to see your answers!
I can see you chasing fierce thunderheads while driving a converted jeep across the wide open prairies of Kansas!
Yep, that’s a dream of mine, Sheri! 🙂
Ok I need to find out why your blogs aren’t coming into my inbox. How did I miss this!? So funny to find out after I awarded you on my blog. Thus is my life. Thank you Mae.
I just wonder why didn’t you wade through the creek? I’d have prolly waded in case the pipe had spiders on it- that would then get on me. 😆
Hmmm, are you subscribed by email? If so and you’re still not receiving them, I’ll be worried. Glad you stumbled over my post anyway, LOL. Must have been one of those kismet things with us nominating each other.
Oh, about the creek — I forgot to mention it was the dead of winter and freezing! Even spiders wouldn’t have sent me into that water 😀