Sunday, November 6, 2011

Versatile Blogger Awards ~ Sunday Tippets, Damsel Style

And so it has begun...a passing of the torch, so to speak.  Howard, "Cofisher", author of Windknots and Tangled Lines, has passed on the "Versatile Blogger Award" to seven different bloggers.  I was surprised  delighted to have been nominated for this prestigious award.  Thank you, Howard.  It is always an honor to be named in a circle of those blogging friends that you admire.  According to my friends and family though...I'm not really as much "versatile" as I am "all over the map!"  Haha... It would be very tough for me to talk about the same thing day in, day out.  I can only have so much of  "Brown Trout"!  (Well, maybe not.)  

It is highly encouraged that recipients of blogger awards follow the spirit of sharing with other bloggers. The Versatile Blogger Award requests the following:

  1. Post your acceptance\acknowledgement of the reward on your blog. Adding the image to you overall layout is a nice touch as well.
  2. Tell 10 things about yourself that your readers may not know about you and your blog.
  3. Nominate 7 other blogs for this Versatile Blogger Award. This can be far more of a challenge than one might suspect. Hopefully no one is upset by my selections or non-selections as it were. I follow some awesome blogs and when I think of "Versatile" ...I think of what the word really means... "Capable of doing many things competently"...  As awkward as this is to pick out a few, here we go...

 My "Versatile Blogger Nominations" go to the following and in no specific order:

1.  Owl Jones  This guy talks about everything under the sun...including his GSMNP travels.  And if I didn't know him as well as I do, I would have thought that he would have started a write-in campaign for President by now! J/K... This brook trout lover has funny videos like no other!!! (I especially like the Cardboard Howard and Rebecca slam down)

2.  Troutrageous  Besides the fact that he graces his blog with bikini clad women (which I ignore), I can usually find something to make me laugh at the beginning of my long work day.  And Lilly is just something that no one else has on their blogs...right?  Too cute! 

3.  Fontinalis Rising  If I was to give you one word to describe FR's blog, it would be this... Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!  His writings stir the soul. The photography is amazing.  And I now have a larger vocabulary after looking up a few new words!

4.  Funcfish  This is the one blog that got me wondering if I might like to catch a bass someday... : )

5.  Bigerrfish  I believe Josh can outfish most anyone, anytime, anywhere.  I look forward to the day that I can prove that...and watch in awe. 

6.  Up The Poudre  When I first read Sander's writings, I well...fell in love with those darn bulldogs!  This guy has a remarable way of writing and keeping you enthralled with every word.  But, don't ask him where his favorite spot on the Poudre is...haha.  You could be fishing until dusk.

7.  Mysteries Internal  Oh, that Erin girl...she is so versatile in her posts!  I believe that she could write about most anything!  Wait!  You want a story about a turtle?  Leave it to Erin to bring her adventures to "life" for all of us to enjoy.  It's truly a literary experience.

Ok, I just have to do it...Most Honorable Mention:

8.  One Bug Is Fake   What can you say about a blogger that doesn't want to have a blog...ok...forget that part of it.  Brandon is the freelance blogger!  So, I would have to say that he is the "Most Versatile Blogger" there is!  Hey, he even wrote about how to not catch trout...hmmm.  And what more can be said for someone that is trying the feat of 30 straight days of fishing???  (I'm personally jealous)

There you have it, as close as I can come to naming a few of those "Versatile" bloggers out there.  Now, for the "Top Ten" things that you don't know about me???  Hahahahaha.  Like I am going to open up that can of worms... Today's Tippet:  Never devulge highly classified information.  Some "Mysteries" remain... Internal.


  1. I'm #1 ! I'm #1 ! OMG, I hope this is like golf. Low score wins right? :) lol Thank you RD. Nice to know I've not ticked everyone off. ;) Now about those fried pies I'm sending you....

  2. wow! thanks for the kind words... (bit streatchy) This was a great read.

  3. Thanks for the nomination. You will catch a bass soon. It will happen and I will learn to catch more of them on the fly.

  4. Many thanks for the nomination! And I must say, very nice play on words there at the end. ;-)

  5. Owl ~ I absolutely believe that all of you hit a hole in one on your blogs! You can send those fried pies anytime you like...

    Bigerrrr ~ Sorry, I get carried away with those r's! Love your adventures, even in the cold!

    Func ~ We will make that bass catch happen at least by Spring!

    e.m.b. ~ Once in awhile, I do have creative thoughts... : )

  6. If you are going to participate in something like this, you should participate in it fully, otherwise what's the point.
    So where are those 10 things?!
    Just saying!

  7. Brian ~ Now wait a minute! The last two guys that passed the baton, didn't do the Top 10...I really don't know why it was included in the intro...I'll think about it.

  8. You didn't nominate yourself? Oh,'ve learned nothing. :)

    I couldn't agree more with that list. Fishing is graced with some incredible blogs. I take it for granted too often, but we've got the best people for sure!

  9. Thanks! I really appreciate you thinking of me. And as for some of my favorite spots on the Poudre...well, we'll just have to go fishing again soon.

    Thanks again!

  10. Will ~ It is an amazing network for sure...this has been such an enjoyable year! I mean, where else was I going to find out more about a Riparian Corridor??? ; )

    Sanders ~ My friend, save some of those spots for me to visit before the run-off next year!

  11. Okay, young lady. You got to follow the rules. And congrats, you deserve it.

  12. Great job picking these out. It had to have been a hard choice.