I’ve never been big on awards. Okay, truthfully, I haven’t been big on awards because I never got many. 🙂 This week though, I got nominated by Minnie from The Lady 8 Home who said the kindest things about me that I’ve ever heard from someone who didn’t want in my pants.
Minnie’s blog is only 3 weeks old. Seriously 3 weeks. She must have been working non-stop the whole time to get it all together for CJ from foodstoriesblog.com to have noticed her. I think Minnie is going to do really well with her blog.
The nomination comes with one requirement – we must share one quirky fact about ourselves. You folks know most everything about me I’m sure but maybe there’s one thing you don’t know. I farted. Yes, I know, women don’t do that. Ever.
However, when I was eight, it happened. Not only did it happen but loudly and proudly and in front of the parish priest and the whole famdamly gathered in the hallway to say goodbye to the friendly father.
I had won the good conduct medal that week at Mount Merici Academy and I’d been on a roll cashing in on how good I had been to get the award. The truth is, I knew I was going to get it because I went out of my way to brownnose the nuns but I didn’t tell my mother that. Even the priest knew I’d won and earlier he’d patted me on the head and did the “I hope you stay this good, I won’t forget you.”
Then it happened.
It was like 10 eyeballs all looking at me. Okay it was 10 eyeballs looking straight at me. I was mortified and wanted to melt into the floorboards but they wouldn’t give.
I did what any 8-year old girl would do.
“It wasn’t ME!”
I wanted to die. Then they’d be sorry.
Fortunately I didn’t die or I wouldn’t be here with you now but has anyone in my family forgotten? At EVERY family gathering one son of a bitch has to say, “Hey, Maureen, farted for the priest lately?”
Now that that’s out of the way and we’re much closer friends, here are my nominees for the Excellence in Storytelling award. Now I know they have probably all been nominated before but that doesn’t mean I shouldn’t let them know how much I love their writing.
Roberta tells a story in every blog post she writes on More Thyme than Dough. Her posts are well researched, documented and written with real emotion and passion about the topic. She writes about food memories, healthy eating, inspirational people and much much more. I wouldn’t miss one of her posts.
What’s not to say about Charlie Louie from Hotly Spiced. Her blog name is well chosen because she is such a hottie – inside and out. I love her writing and her recipes cause me to salivate like Pavlov’s dog. Hotly Spiced is definitely excellence in storytelling. After a few posts you feel like a part of her family. Book editors are nuts not to give her a contract. I’d buy her book.
I love Greg to bits. I fell in love with his writing first on Sippity Sup and then his food. Oh, and I love his kitchen too. Remember the story about the dog poo and whose dog did it and how he stalked the neighborhood to find the culprit? I laugh about that every time I think about it. Can’t wait for his new cookbook to go on the shelves.
Amanda write a blog that I hate to miss. Not only does she tell good stories on Lambs Ears and Honey, she’s always got great photos of wherever she is – and then there’s her food. Oh the food. 🙂 She’s been on holidays recently and it’s almost like being there. (okay I’d rather be there myself)
Tthere’s not one food blogger who creates so much anticipation of her posts more than Lisa does with her story chapters. Her stories about true love and food are just remarkable and we can all put ourselves into that young girl’s life. Lisa’s a terrific woman and I never want her story to end. I can see us in 5 years with Part 412 on Parsley, Sage, Desserts, etc.
Head over to CJ’s Food Stories Blog and follow the guidelines to complete the nomination. You’re all winners in my eyes!
The Café Sucré Farine says
You have me laughing so hard that I’m crying! Growing up in a Catholic home, I can’t totally picture this! heheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheh!
Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake says
That is the funniest story I’ve heard in a while!!! I’ve done something like that too…:P
Julianna B says
Catalina @ Cake with Love says
Congrats on your award you have an amazing blog!
Sofie Dittmann @thegermanfoodie says
I was laughing to hard my dog thought I needed to be rescued… ROFL….
Mikaela Cowles says
Wow! Congrats. And thank you. I always love learning about other great bloggers and here’s a fantastic list to check out. Roberta is fantastic. I’m sure the others are just as wonderful.
Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook says
That was the funniest story. ROTFL!
Congrats on your award, very well deserved.
HAHAHA I guess that’s hard to erase from your family’s memory!! poor 8-year-old you!!! 🙁 anyway, first time here in your blog… loving it already 🙂
Hi Hazel, I’m so pleased to meet you!
CJ at Food Stories says
OMG … I loved your story … Now wonder you were nominated 🙂
Reem | Simply Reem says
Loved ur story…
I laughed so loud that my hubby was looking at me as if I am a Zombie…
Thank you for sharing and no wonders u are nominated..
I will never be able to come to your blog again without imagining an 8 year old you farting in front of the priest hehehe.
Congrats on the award!
Baker Street says
Now that’s an award that is totally made for you. You just have a way to get your readers involved. Congratulations on your award, Maureen! xx
Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking says
So funny, Maureen – great story! Thanks for sharing and congratulations!
The Squishy Monster says
You are hilarious, Maureen…and gotta love CJ. You’re right, with all this great talent, everyone REALLY is a winner =D
Choc Chip Uru says
You are so funny my friend – god I was crying 😛
And stomach hurts from laughing!
Congrats on the award it is very well deserved 🙂
Choc Chip Uru
Well, since this is my first visit here, I now know two things about you already. You are obviously a fabulous story teller who knows when to fart but doesn’t always have control of the moment:) Congratulations on the Award. I’m looking forward to dropping by again, Louise
Frugal in WV says
Too funny 🙂 Thanks for the list of new blogs to check out!
LoL,,,Thanks for visit my blog,and congrats on your award 🙂
Oh too funny, I totally can see it. I get the same kind of thing when my family get’s together about when I pulled my Aunt into the swimming pool around the same age as you. My aunt was sooo mad she came up red as a hornet fluttering, spattering and flapping her arms and the whole extended family laughing there butts off. Apparently, my Aunt had just had her hair done that day for the week (that’s how long ago). Let’s just say I wasn’t her favorite kid any longer after that, never got invited for sleep overs or the such after that ;(. I was totally coerced tho, my cousins put me up to it, they said “hey Suzy, call over Aunt Jean and tell her to bend down so you can tell her something in her ear, then when she does pull her arm so she goes in the pool.” I never had pulled in anyone else so easy in my life, she totally didn’t expect it. LOL, farting tho sounds just as bad in front of a priest :)!!
LOL I do remember when women had their hair done “for the week” and god forbid any kid that splashed water on them. Dunking the whole woman would get a ban for life, I’m sure.
ha! you are rare, a girl that farts!! 😉 What a great story, congrats on your nomination!
Maureen..thank you so much for this nomination! I’m just flabbergasted – what a surprise to come home to! Your passing gas in front of the priest and others was priceless! Maybe the man upstairs punked you for brown nosing the nuns? LOL
Kari @ bite-sized thoughts says
Congratulations on the award! And thanks for the links to those blogs – I only know Hotly Spiced and if the others are as entertaining as Charlie I’ll have some fun discoveries ahead 🙂
Maureen…thank you oodles and oodles for the nomination. I am honored, all the more so coming from you, one of the people and bloggers I adore and admire so much.
I don’t know what my story will be yet. But I know it will NEVER top yours.
And thanks as well to Mikaela Cowles for her kind comments in her coment. She is such a sweetheart.
Blessings my friend.
Awww, YAY! Congrats on your sweet award:-) You are pretty fantastic, and deserve all the lovely words:-) Hugs, Terra
Elizabeth @Mango_Queen says
Congrats on being nominated! What a cute story! I hope you win ! What a wonderful idea this is. Everyone’s posts look terrific. I could just curl up and read all day. Sigh! Thanks for visiting my blog & your kind comments.
Your story is delightful :). Congrats on the award, you deserve it, you have such a lovely way of telling your stories. Kisses.
Hotly Spiced says
Hi Maureen, congrats on your award and so well deserved after you do such a great job of bringing recognition to so many other bloggers. And that’s a great story – a hard one to top, especially as I don’t know many priests! Thanks so much for your generous and kind words – I am so honoured! That was so lovely of you Maureen – if I had a book I’d give you a copy for free!!! I’ll look forward to checking out the other blogs you’ve nominated. Some of them are new to me xx
Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella says
Best of luck with the award Maureen! You’re a great storyteller so I’m not surprised at all that you’ve been nominated! 😀
Trevor Sis. Boom. says
Congrats! I had forgotten about Greg’s story!
Oh! My! God! This was the FUNNIEST thing I have heard in a looooooooog time. Other than a Lisa Kleypass or Susan Elizabeth Phillips book, few things have made me ROFL in this fashion!! I can totally imagine you, hahahahahaaaa!!!
I remember accepting a dare and proposing a guy at 6….he not only turned me down, he also informed me that he wasn’t going to marry me, he was going to marry a lioness in London Zoo. In front of everyone. I wanted to die too. Your mortification actually surpasses that! hahahahaha!!!!
Oh, and I am surprised that you haven’t received awards AND a book deal. I would totally read your books. Not kidding.
Congrats on your award! I was happy to see Lisa on your list. I agree. I would be happy to be reading the 412th installment of her story many years from now. 🙂
I knew I wasn’t the only one!! LOL
Maureen, I second every single one of your picks:) And you deserve the nomination so much! I just wish we lived closer as I would love to meet you in person! Hugs!
wouldn’t that be great if you lived closer 🙂 Imagine all the goodies we could cook.
Great story! Absolutely love it. Oh, and congrats on the nomination.
MAJOR CONGRATS! Loved the list of all bloggers, some I had not known, and will visiy when I have a chance
great write up, loved reading it all, and I am not at all surprised by your nomination, very well deserved!
This is TOO GOOD!!!!!!!!
I grew up in a Catholic home and went to a Catholic school (oh, Mom, did you have to try so hard? 😉 so I can picture your farting episode perfectly!
you poor thing, I would have fainted right on the spot, so you are way braver than me!
(Maureen, have you ever figured out why I am in your mailing list, but never get any notification of a new post? so frustrating!)
I knew there would be someone who understood. The yearly visit by the priest to see how much money they could make you promise to give every Sunday in the envelope. Cup of coffee, piece of cake and he was off again.