Alice Olive Paula

Paula's Pontifications receives the Versitile Blogger Award

It’s award season, for sure! I was very sick (I think it was the flu) for roughly 17 days straight recently. Hit with fever, body aches, and belly aches. I honestly didn’t think I was ever going to feel better. But I do, and the past few days I received encouraging and motivating feedback from the members of the blogging community. In addition to the two awards given to me last week, I was blessed with another one yesterday: The Versatile Blogger Award!

This award was passed on to my blog, Paula’s Pontifications, by Madeline Laughs of Spread Information ~ Stop the Madness blog, which “supports the fact that everyone has a story to tell.” Thank you, Madeline Laughs and Spread Information!

Rules of the Versatile Blogger Award:

  • Display the award logo on your blog. Check!
  • Thank and Link back to the person who nominated you. Check!
  • State 7 things about yourself. Check!
  • Nominate 15 bloggers for this award. Not in this post. I have many fellow bloggers to recognize and will dedicate a post later this week to them.
  • Notify those bloggers of the nomination by linking to one of their specific posts so that they get notified by ping back. See above.

Seven things about me:

  1. Alice Olive PaulaAs a young(er) woman, I was often told that I reminded people of Olive Oyl. More accurately, that I looked like Shelly Duvall’s character in the Popeye movie. Remember Popeye? Now, people tell me I look like Alice (Milla Jovovich) from the Resident Evil films. I don’t know. I don’t get it, really. How about you? Hehe!
  2. I love scary movies. Why? I have no idea, but I read that it may have something to do with my need to stimulate a part of my brain that is normally not stimulated. However, I admit I took a VERY long and much-needed break from them in my recent past. I wonder why?
  3. While a graduate student, I was also a member of AmeriCorps and worked at a community corrections facility (also referred to as a half-way house), where I taught male and female inmates GED, ABE, Life Skills, and Computer training, among other things. The organization I worked for also has a WordPress blog. Check it out!: Community Educational Outreach.
  4. As a little girl, I dreamed of becoming an architect. I wanted to design and build things. That dream didn’t come true. Instead, my studies focused on writing and communication and adult education. Today, I design and build (and sometimes rebuild) websites. They call it information architecture, and I love doing it and learning more about it every day.
  5. I play the saxophone and the violin. Well…I used to play them. I’d like to start practicing again and maybe take a few lessons along with my son. I think he wants to play the trombone.
  6. One day I would love to live near the mountains and the sea at the same time. I have lived in the mountains of Colorado, Maine, and Maryland. I have spent many vacations on the coast and near water. I love both and can’t decide, so why not treat myself  and my family to both at once?
  7. I don’t like writing about myself. I like writing. Just not about myself. I’m slowly getting over that fear.


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Join the conversation! 11 Comments

  1. Hi Paula,
    I was wondering if you saw this in today’s Huff-Po:


    • Yes. And unfortunately everything she mentions doesn’t happen at the begining or “outset” of a relationship with a narcissist. By the time a narcissist begins to show his/her true colors, you’ve already been hooked due to the idolization phase which comes at the beginning. The only way to avoid a relationship with a narcissist is to have an over abundance of self love. If you have love for yourself, then the idolization phase will seem less appealing and more like a really big and really horrible pick-up line. You’ll dump him after the first couple of dates. Hehe!


    • Too bad scientists couldn’t create a vaccine. 😉


  2. Congrats on the award and I say, write about you and conquer that fear! Love to read about it! Hugs Paula xx


  3. Congrats on the awards! And that you are feeling better! I was down for over a month…not pretty!

    You have quite a wide variety of skills and experiences that helps with the ‘versatility’ of your posts. I can see a little of Olive in you, but, I don’t know Alice so can’t say. But there is one thing I do sense about you…don’t mess with you!

    Keep it up!!


    • Haha! That’s right, Gert. Don’t mess with me! I think some people I’m close to would agree with that. But I think I’m more dorky, like Olive, than brutish, like Alice. 🙂


  4. Congratualtions on the awards. Uhm, and if you don’t mind my saying I would say that the part of the brain that likes horror films because it needs stimulation may also have a connection the relationship with the boy. And, Paula, you need to move to Caliornia where the beach and the mountains are close by on the coast like Malibu or Santa Monica.


  5. Sorry you were ill, that sucks!! I’m glad you’re on the mend and congrats on the awards!


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