Blog Award

Blog Award

Francine Howarth of Romancing the Blog (what an awesome name is that?) awarded me the Versatile Blogger Award last week.  My first blog award 😀

Seven things about me

Okay, let me think of some things that are not obvious about me from reading this website!

1) I get my exercise learning a classical Indian dance called bharat natyam

2) I’m the “black sheep” of a family that includes a molecular biologist, a flood zone specialist, and an IT guy.

3) I have an obsession with super long hair. Mine is hip length and I have every intention of growing it to knee length.

4) I love to knit.  I enjoy creating things in almost every sphere of my life.

5) I am a closet geek and I enjoy MMORPGs. I get together once a week with friends to watch Dr. Who and play the latest board games. Magic the Gathering has been known to happen.

6) People usually find it fascinating to learn that I don’t drink anything other than water.  I dislike coffee, tea, juice, alcohol of any kind, milk, etc.  Anything that isn’t water tastes too strong for me.

7) I enjoy trying to cook things from scratch that are ridiculously not worth the trouble.  Like marshmallows, bagels, English muffins (those are darn difficult!)


I pass this award along to:

I Look Good Today – My sweet friend, Jamie, lets her personality shine through as she writes about fashion and fun

Anne Holly – she is a fellow writer and a very friendly and open-minded human being, I’ve bought her book Strings Attached, but haven’t read it yet

Bad Cripple – A brilliant thinker who tells it like it is. I’ve had the honor of meeting him in real life.

 Webbie Girl – Enthusiastic girl with tips and thoughts about all kinds of social media marketing

SM Reine – One of the very first people I followed on Twitter, she’s funny and interesting and I’d love to hang out with her in real life. I’ve bought a couple of her books/stories and haven’t read them yet (notice a theme? I am so swamped with stuff to read! Which is pretty awesome)

The Crip Classifieds – Claire just started a blog recently and it is hilarious and wonderful

Stickman Communications – blog of a comics illustrator who makes some wonderful comic strips about disability

Shevi – Runs a Facebook Group for experimenting with ebook creation. She is informative, friendly and writes many interesting posts.

Sidther’s Autism Tips – I found her on, writing really helpful articles about her autistic son. I have mild Asperger’s and I’ve found her information really helpful for myself!

A Writer in a Wheelchair – Musings on life and book reviews.

Okay, now I just have to go tell everyone that I’ve put their names here!  Might take me a few days to do that.

If I’ve accidently given it to you when you already got it, I apologize for missing that.  Here are the rules for the award, though if you don’t feel like participating, I won’t be offended!

1. Thank the person who gave you the award (that’s me again) and link back to them in your post.
2. Share 7 things about yourself (see mine below).
3. Pass this Award along to 10 recently discovered or favorite blogs and let them know about it.


  1. Red Angel
    Sep 25, 2011

    I am so glad there is another person out in this world who loves water as much as I do! I can drink about a gallon of water in a day…I usually do. Also I don’t really like any flavored drinks, including soft drinks, fruit juices or even milk. Apple juice is an exception though, because it’s too delicious for me to pass it up!

    I’m the black sheep in my family as well, which is filled with scientists and researchers.

    • RuthMadison
      Sep 26, 2011

      lol. I do love my water. Even apple juice is too intense for me. 🙂 I like to think that even though I’m not a scientist, I learned a lot about how I see the world from scientists.

  2. Anne Holly
    Sep 26, 2011

    Hey there! Thanks. I love adding pretty little bits to my blog. 🙂

    Hope all is well.

  3. Beverly Diehl
    Sep 28, 2011

    Congrats, Ruth.

    I don’t like coffee or tea, either (too bitter!) but I do like alcohol, alas. Strawberry mimosas, yum, yum! You’re a great writer & I’m glad you’re happy about the award. 🙂

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