Thursday 16 February 2012

Versatility and Tagability!

Austin is beside himself with joy because he’s been awarded the Versatile Blogger award not once, not twice, but three times :)
Trust me he’s ecstatic!

It’s a bit like the Oscars. First time you are overjoyed and don’t know what to say. Second time you are overcome and don’t know what to say and so overreact and do a Kate Winslet for .. like … ever.  The third time you are overwhelmed and don’t know what to say so overcompensate by pretending you're far too busy to attend poxy award ceremonies, which is a bit of an overkill. One has a tendency to overdo!

“Austin, where are you?”
He’s over there!
But not over-impressed!
I’m afraid that’s as good as it gets! He’s having a bit of a day.
He’s not forgiven me for putting “Hug Me” on his Valentine’s card ;)
We will overlook!

The first Versatile Award we’ve already covered, but I just want to give a shout out and big thanks to Dominique from 4 Walls and a View and the guys over at The Tonks Tail for numbers two and three. Dominique is a writer and like me has M.E. She writes very eloquently about many things including how to live with chronic illness. Her positivity is a real encouragement.  The Tonks guys make me laugh, especially their comments to each other and on my blog. Very astute! :) If you haven’t already, please go visit these two blogs.

We have also been tagged. I know this has been doing the rounds of the blogosphere and we’ve been ducking and diving for a while now, but hey! We’ve finally been hit.  Ouch! I thank you Haopee. Austin thanks you:

Moving on. We have now got to answer some questions about ourselves. First Austin (who has been bribed with a week without cuddles) and then me:

1. Describe yourself in 7 words:
Austin: I have no need to describe myself
Me: ironic, laconic, sardonic, obscuronic, anachronic, oxymoronic, CATatonic

2. What keeps you up at night?
Austin: My human
Me: My cat

3. Who would you like to be?
Austin: Me
Me: Austin

4. What are you wearing right now?
Austin: A scowl
Me: A bemused expression

5. What scares you?
Austin: Loud humans
Me: Loud cats

6. The best and worst of blogging?
Austin: There’s a best? Darned pawparazzi!
Me: Best - Meeting lots of lovely people from the blogosphere. Worst - Not actually meeting all the lovely people from the blogosphere.

7. Last website you've visited?
Austin: I walked through a web site this morning at 6.05 a.m. The spider was none too happy :)))
Me: Google, to check how to spell paparazzi

8. One thing you'd change about yourself?
Austin: My human
Me: My cat ;)

9. Slankets or no?
Austin: Hahahaha! Only if it is Comfort™ infused!
Me: Isn’t that a typo?

10. Tell us something about the dog or person that tagged you:
Austin: Over to you …..
Me: Austin isn’t too keen on dogs so it’s up to me. Haopee lives somewhere over towards the east of the blogosphere I believe, and is an advocate for dogs of all shapes and sizes. She loves them and they obviously love her :) And she has a great sense of fun!!!!

Now we are supposed to pick a specified number of blogs/bloggers to tag and they must do the same thing. Hmmmm? Just going to pick some of the many blogs I like. If you’ve done it before, fine. If you don’t want to do it, fine!


  1. Spitty tagged me and tomorrow I will answer the 10 questions. :-) Austin, you are looking FINE! VERY fine. Yes. You are.

  2. Congratulations on the three awards and for being tagged! But I must ask... you don't like hugs? Aww...

  3. Loved your answers. Thanks for not tagging us. WhooooHoooo. That was not nice to got to that Spiders web site. Too funny. Now listen Austin, tell your Mom if our Mom disappears from the blog world, it is because she tried to do the Hookey Poookey. LOL. Loved all your answers.

  4. Austin, Concats! try not to get too over excited. BTW--we Cats spell it "pawpurrazzi"!

  5. *applause applause*
    Excellent Austin you deserved this award.


  6. ConCATulations to the blogaward and for being tagged !
    It was very funny to read all your answers :)

  7. Thanks for stopping by everyone :)

    Katie, Austin has come over all shy!!!!

    Nerissa, it's a long story. Briefly, Austin is the cuddler and I am the cuddlee, no the other way round :)

    Marg, your day will come. Be afraid... lol

    Tucker, thank you xox

    Katnip Horde, yeah wew, Austin is diss leck sick xx

    Abby, thank you, *takes a bow* :)

    Kjelle, glad you enjoyed x

    Marilia, you are very kind x

  8. How fun to learn more about you!

    Nubbin wiggles,

  9. Hey, we didn't see the tag when we read your answers. We'll surely give this a try!

    Nubbin wiggles,

  10. oh my oh my, we just dropped by to say hi to you and we are leaving with some award. thanks (purrs), we'll have mama write a post about this pronto :)

    emma and buster

  11. Congrats on your award, Austin. And thanks for tagging us!! We'll try to get our mom to help us answer these real soon!!

  12. Austin dear,
    pssst....come join us. Escape your hoooman! purrr....meow!

  13. Maybe you should put on that reply button. LOL.

    I love the web site. Austin doesn't seem to be the least happy when it comes to blogging. Maybe he needs more hugs to pep him up.

    Austin want a hug?????

    Huggies and Cheese,


    P.S. Thank you for describing me the way you did. ^_^

  14. Looking forward to seeing you answer your tag questions, guys :))

    Angelina, He's booking his ticket as I write!!

    Haopee, you are quite welcome. Re the reply button. You can only have it if you choose the embedded comment option and I for one have real difficulty writing comments when it is like that. There seems to be a glitch that freezes the screen, especially if you use a tablet a lot like I do. If Blogger sorted that out then I would use it. x

  15. Congratulations, again and again and again! We are glad to see that Austin is, as usual, cool and understated.

  16. Oh, dear, we'll have to draw straws. Or maybe vote on the most interesting member here. Well, we'll think of something. :)

    We like your answers.

    And congrats on receiving the award again.

  17. Bernadette, he can be overstated lol

    Jan, You are all interesting :))

  18. Austin, you're a star! We love your adjectives. Purrs from the boys and mom.

  19. We actually LOVE these kind of posts. It's so fun to read about you (Austin) AND your mom. ; ) We especially love your use of alliteration in #1. it really alliteration though? Wiki says it has to be repetition in the first syllable. Oh, grammar, you tease us so.

    And you tagged us! Thank you! ...oh the pressure. Now WE have to be clever.

    xo Glogirly & Katie

  20. My goodness Austin - you are putting all of us to shame. The heck with Billy Crystal hosting the Oscars - my vote is for you!! Congratualtions again!!

  21. I think I'm falling in love with you Austin ...

  22. We so furry glad you gotted Haopee's award too! You & Austin deserve them!! W00t!!

  23. Ha...Ha...Ha...This is so funny answers !!! I love the no. two...tee...heh
    Concats for your new award and thanks so much, Mr. poo to pass on an award to me. I feel pawsome : )

    PS : Your valentine day, you look so sharp and handsome dude ; )

  24. Congratulations on the awards... What a wonderful thing.

    pawhugs, Max

  25. Austin, my man, I thinks that perhaps if you stop being so clever over here, you won't get as many awards! But you folks are uber-clever so it may be tough to do...Thanks for tagging me, I'll start my research at once.


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