The Epically Awesome Award of Epic Awesomeness

Epically Awesome AwardLast week I was given an award I had not heard of before: The Epically Awesome Award of Epic Awesomeness. The title makes me smile – as does the blogger, Alex, who nominated me for this unusual award. Alex: a woman who posts on interesting thoughts and ideas, a woman who tells it like it is, a woman who often makes me chuckle or think seriously about what she has introduced to blogger conversation. Her blog, …Things I Love, does not focus on only one topic of interest, but instead on the spectrum of things in this world that she enjoys. I smile because the title of this award is a name I would definitely associate with her.

As with any award, there are some expectations that come with it:

  • Write ten things about yourself
  • Nominate 10 blogs that you find awesome (and, of course, let the bloggers know about this awesome award).

I prefer, however, to follow the example of Alex and bend the “rules” a little. Instead of ten personal things about myself, I will share ten things that I find to be truly awesome in this world. 

  1. Ave Maria: This is a hymn that still brings goosebumps to my skin no matter how often I hear it. 
  2. The Argentine Tango: This tango is one of my favourite dances to watch. I love the quick movements, and the passion that the dancers ehibit.
  3. Strictly Ballroom: the best modern dance movie in my opinion. This satirical reflection of the competitive dance world reminds me so much of what I experienced when competing.
  4. The Cheetah: My favourite land animal is the cheetah. Not only do I find this cat beautiful, but I believe it to be graceful as it stalks and runs for its prey. 
  5. The Peacock: I marvel at the beauty of the peacock, my favourite bird. The colours of its feathers are stunning as they parade in the sunlight. 
  6. The Lord of the Rings: I have been a fan of Tolkien since I read “The Hobbit” when I was 11 years old. My favourite novel is certainly “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy. When the film came out, I was not disappointed. It is time, I think, I watch/read this story again. The story is exciting, and the cinematography in the film is just, well, awesome! 
  7. Braveheart: The theme of amazing cinematography is seen again, I believe, in this heart-rending film. 
  8. Gangnam Style: There are many versions of this song created by Psy. My favourite one has to be the one performed by the Ohio Marching Band. 
  9. Gumboot Dancing: I have always found this athletic dance interesting to watch – from the time I was young when we used to go on a Sunday afternoon to watch the miners sing and dance. 
  10. Ladysmith Black Mambazo: This group of men who sing acapella never fail to impress me whenever I listen to them. 

There are so many more awesome things in this world – but I shall stop here 🙂

Now to share some awesome blogs. These are 10 of the bloggers that I follow and read as often as I am able. A visit to them may introduce you to someone whose awesomeness you would enjoy.

  1.  John who blogs at from the Bartolini kitchens
  2. Francine who blogs at Francine in Retirement.
  3. Leanne who blogs at Leanne Cole Photography.
  4. Suzanne who blogs at A Window in the Woods.
  5. Frank who blogs at A Frank Angle.
  6. TBM who blogs at 50 Year Project.
  7. Vladimir who blogs at Wind against Current.
  8. Elizabeth who blogs at Mirth and Motivation.
  9. Laurie who blogs at Pride in Photos.
  10. Ruth who blogs at Ruth E Hendricks Photography.

46 thoughts on “The Epically Awesome Award of Epic Awesomeness

  1. I love the way you have done this, it is very clever, I like quite a few of your personal things about you. It is an interesting award, I like it, so congratulations, I find your blog interesting and awesome as well. Thank you for the nomination as well.


        1. It is an absolute classic and one of the best Australian movies ever made. I hadn’t thought that people wouldn’t get the humour. It would be interesting for the two of us to watch it at the same time. 🙂


  2. What lovely shares, Colline! I didn’t know you used to be a ballroom dancer. My daughter was smitten when she was younger and we spent hours at various competitions and medal events.
    Congrats on the award 🙂


  3. Colline, thank you for the awesome nomination or actual award you have bestowed upon me. I enjoyed learning more about you and I adore Strictly Ballroom. My son tried to teach me how to play Time After Time on the guitar. I am in excellent company with the blogs you have listed and I thank you so much for including me. I enjoyed getting to know you better by reading your list and I look forward to your future posts. One day while visiting the family in Columbus OH we happened upon the auditions for the Ohio State Marching Band at the campus. What a thrill. It is so competitive, And being in the Marching Band one year does not insure you have a slot the next year.
    Thanks again for sharing so much of yourself for all of us fortunate readers. Best, Ruth in Pittsburgh


    1. I was amazed by what they did with Gangham style. I am not surprised to hear that they are competitive – it looks like an interesting group to be a part of.


  4. Congrats on the award. I love seeing the peacocks in Holland park near my home. Amazing creatures. Thanks so much for the nomination. It was a nice way to start my day.


  5. Cheers to your effort. On a personal note, I grew up near Ohio U, thus attended games there … and yes, their marching band is very entertaining! Many thanks for the award!


  6. Wow Colline, VERY nicely done! I’m enjoying your videos, and we definitely find some of the same things to be epically awesome! I look forward to checking out your nominations. And again, very nicely handled acceptance!


  7. Colline, big congrats on your award and for the nomination. It is an honor when someone considers you or your blog enjoyable! I have to tell you…as soon as I saw the Marching Band…my mind went to the movie…”The Other Sister” Did you ever watch this? I laugh and laugh now with marching bands since that movie.


    1. He did – out of all the versions of Ave Maria I listened too, his was the best. I unfortunately could not find the voice of the woman I listened to when I was a child (did not help I do not know her name!)


  8. Congratulations on your award Colline! It is well deserved. TY for including my blog on your list… I’ve been gone so long, I figured most have written me off. I really appreciate this and miss the camaraderie.
    Blessings to you! 🙂


  9. CONGRATULATIONS COLLINE! I always so enjoy reading your blog. I am honored that you have nominated me as well. I had not heard of this award before so I am especially touched by your consideration. I admire the way you accepted and responded to the award. Your response is very creative, informative and a joy to view. I know it took you a lot of time to put it together, which makes me doubly honored to be on your list. THANK YOU!



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