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Nicole and I met only a few months ago, when I had written a post about where the HELL do missing socks go?!? She was kind enough to give me the BEST tip on how to prevent extraterrestrials from stealing one of my socks, while doing laundry.

(garlic and a cross)

Nicole has a wonderfully warm and genuine blog Humor Me, where she talks about all sorts of things - “Scrapbooking” being one of the main topics. She also shares humorous and touching stories about family life…and just recently, a great post on “A Girl’s Night Out”…woo-woo!

She’s an extremely nice human being, who I also think resembles the actress, Julianne Moore.

(Nicole says, NO…but I don’t care what the hell she says…she does!)

She was also the person who lead me to a blogger tip on how to change my blog into a 3-column!

(thank you, kind lady)

Anyway, last week, she surprised me with an award.

This couldn’t have come a better time, because I was wanting to write a thank-you-post to all you ladies and gents who stop by here and visit. So now…I can say it with an award!

In the past, I’ve normally shared these tokens with four or five of my blogging buddies. This time, however, I would like to share this award with everyone.

(I’m so irreverent)

I hope you all know, just how much I appreciate the time you take to come here and not only read, but also comment. I love talking to you guys and feel very blessed. You all add so many wonderful layers to my posts with your awesome humor and energy. I’ve got the FUNNIEST and BRIGHTEST people who visit Vent - and I can’t thank you enough!

Hey…and if you have a minute, please check out my Favorite Blog Star links and stop by and introduce yourselves to one another.

Now, I understand that some bloggers are not really into the whole “award thing” and I totally respect that, however, please know that I give this to you in spirit, regardless. And for those of you, who would like to take this award and share it, please right-click on the image, and then download it to your computer, where you’ll be able to place it on your blog.

So, please grab this little token of my appreciation, and know that I think you’re ALL freaking EXCELLENT!

Grassy ass, everyone!

P.S. And thank you to the people who visit here, and simply come to read. Because you’re excellent too!


  1. *applauding*

    Well done---and very well gifted. I'll haffta go visiting in a bit.

    At this moment, I'm remaking a pot of hot water into a pot of coffee.

    SOMEone forgot to actually put coffee into the coffee maker.
    Not mentionin' names, of course.......


  2. Hi Ron
    I don't have a lot of time right now for a thought provoking comment, kiddos to attend to, Walmart awaiting and stuff like that, but I wanted to say that you are such a great person. So genuinely kind and I really appreciate that in you. You made me tear up a little bit!!!I am stuck at home most of the time, and bloggers have become my friends and you, my friend, are one of my favorites!!!
    Have a great day!

  3. Nicole is a very smart woman. You definitely deserve that award. I will certainly check out her blog, her be crafty and all.

    Thanks and congratulations, Ron.

    Oh! prepare to be tagged this week! LOL

  4. Oh, CRACK me up!!!

    I'b be the SAME way about the coffee...RAWrrrrr!!

    (especially in the morning)

    However, I hate to admit this...but I've done THAT myself!

    Thanks for poppin' by today, Mel...and enjoy your coffee!

  5. Hiya Nicole (Miss Moore)!

    I'm so glad our paths have crossed here in Blogland!!!

    (and so are my socks)

    Again, thank you for this token, and I look forward to many more years of bloggin' with you and all the excellent ladies and gents who visit here!

    Thanks for stopping by, today...and keep us posted on the article you're writing...can't wait to read it!

    Enjoy your day!

  6. Morning Nitebyrd!

    Thanks and you're very welcome!

    So place this EXCELLENT award on your blog...cause you deserve it too!

    And DO visit Nicole. She's got me so curious about "Scrapbooking" really looks like something I would enjoy doing!!!

    Oh my God...a TAG???

    Oy vey!

    Great seeing you, funny lady...and thanks for stopping by!

    Happy St. Patty's Day!

  7. Ron- Thanks for award, and yes, I am one who doesn't post the ones I've won. No offense, but I'm in it for the interaction, exchange of thoughts, and enjoyment of people.. I have boxes of little statues and ribbons- awards from a life time of competing, but what I treasure are the memories of time spent with worthy people...

  8. Howdy Buffalo~

    TOTALLY understand, buddy!

    Know that I appreciate your presence here and am grateful!

    Thank you for stopping by...and enjoy your week!

    Happy St Patty's Day!

  9. Well done on the award! I certainly will go and have a look at Nicoles blog.

    Happy Paddys Day!

  10. Top of the Mornin' to ya, Casdok!

    Thanks, dear lady...and thank YOU for coming here and spreading your good energy around!

    Always a pleasure!

    Happy St. Patty's Day to ya, too!

    P.S. Let me know if you see any leprechaun's!

  11. You definitely deserve that award Ron your blog is EXCELLENT!

  12. Afternoon Akelamalu~

    Thank you dear, lady!

    And thank YOU for being a part of my blogging from the beginning!!!

    (I think we pretty much started at the same time, right??)

    It's been an EXCELLENT adventure!!!

    Enjoy your evening, Akelamalu!

  13. ((( Ron ))) Hello, Sweeting!!! wowowowow I REALLY like what you've done with the place since my last visit many moons ago...Dude, you ROCK!!! And you totally deserve this award! :) I need to take a handfull of minutes now, and read some of your recent posts to catch up.

    Namaste and LOVE!

  14. You are excellent!
    In a most excellent way!
    I am glad that you had a moment to smile and take a bow!
    ( now take two more and Laugh out loud! )

  15. I have to agree that you have an excellent blog otherwise I wouldn't keep coming back since I was pointed in this direction when you wrote such a glowing tribute to nitebyrd who has been reading and commenting on my blog since well before she began blogging herself.

    Like Nicole I was stuck at home last year and blogging and bloggers made my life bearable, now I am working again I blog less but still enjoy the community and friendships. I shall be going on a round of visits maybe tomorrow.


  16. Helloooo Miss Grace!

    Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and let me know your back blogging again!

    Hope ALL is well with your daughter, and that you're enjoying your Reiki journey!

    Great seeing you again, Grace..and welcome back!

  17. Love you, Lady Sorrow...and thank you so much for your words.

    PLEASE know just how happy I am to have YOU here...and for sharing your journey with me!

    Bless you!

    And Happy St. Patty's Day!

    P.S. Have a glass of GREEN beer on me!

  18. Greetings, Lady in Red!

    You are so sweet!

    Thank you for your kindness!

    Meeting Nitebyrd, has enabled me to meet some awesome new people here...and I THANK YOU for being one of them. A blog wouldn't be a blog, without it's interaction with it's readers.

    I know of so many people, like yourself, who have spent a great deal of time at home, and it was their BLOG, that enabled them to form new friendships and communicate. Blogs are pretty amazing things, aren't they?

    Thank you for always taking the time to stop by and say hello...I SO appreciate it!

    Happy St. Patty's Day to you!

  19. Hi Ron!

    Congrats on the induction into the Third Column. Your next mission, should you choose to accept it... :) Seriously, looks good!

    I keep saying that I'll do more visiting. I have, occasionally, yet it's difficult to commit to more than a few regular stops on the blog circuit. More time, more coffee.

    I'll get there. Meantime, congrats on the award... You deserve it!

  20. Howdy Greg!

    So good to see ya, buddy!


    You're a BIG part of this award too!! The people who visit here are a MAJOR part of Vent. Other wise I'd be talking to myself!?!

    Hey...I've be a TERRIBLE visitor lately, and I appolgize for not getting over to visit the fuzzies of late. I swear, I'll be by soon. I've been trying to write posts to load up with them. And I'm also doing some promoting for Vent at various web directories. It's been a while since I did anything like that, and I'm finding some GREAT directories on the Web! I just discovered, "Entrecard"'s fabulous!

    Hey...I hope all is going well for YOU and your book. Are you in Borders yet? Let me know when I can come to the booksigning!!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by,'s always appreciated!

  21. Many times reading and writing comments can be as fun as the post itself. It's nice that you take the time to comment back to everyone too.

    Glad to have met your aquaintence my friend!

  22. Greetings Jeff~

    Glad to see ya back!

    I TOTALLY agree with you. The communication through comments are the REAL post (or at least the continuation). This is why I tell my friends, read the comments...this is where you'll find out about the people I blog with!

    Hey...and the feeling is mutual, buddy...glad to have made your aquaintance! You're one hell of a great writer!

    Can't wait to read you story!

    Thanks for stopping by, Jeff!

  23. Good Tuesday evening to you, Ron ! Just came by to say hello, and wish you a happy upcoming Easter !

  24. Hiya Annie!!!!

    So GOOD to see ya, girl!

    Oh my God, I just stopped by your blog a few nights ago to see if you had gotten back from Europe, and when I reread your post, I thought it wouldn't be until March.

    Hope you had a FABULOUS time!

    Thanks so much for stopping by to let me know that you're back.

    And a Happy Early Easter to YOU!

  25. Hi Ron,

    Nope, no Borders, or store appearances here. *L* Perhaps when the entire story is finished, and that's not going to be for awhile yet.

    Don't worry about the visits! The blog and various posts will be there for a long time yet, and every day I'm getting better and better. ("Clouseau! Kill him! Clouseau! Heeheehee!")

    Anyway... I'll check out Entrecard, too. Cheers!

  26. HALO, Greg! made me laugh!

    And thanks for understanding.

    Yes, if you get a chance check out Entrecard. You have the option of either making it a "community thing" or you can just list your blog and let others visit (that's what I did). I found out about it on someone elses blog...VERY COOL!

    Thanks for poppin' by, Greg!

    Double cheers!

  27. Good morning my dear friend can you see me applauding you? :)

    You are a wonderful soul..honest, pure of heart, and funny!!

    Thank you for being!

  28. Thank you, dearest Gypsy-Heart!

    I feel blessed to have you here!

    God love ya, woman!!!!!