My Woo-Hoo Badges of Honor

19 Apr

When spectacular things don’t happen to you on a daily basis, you look for tiny little good moments to wrap your brain around, so as to avoid your blood pressure from rising. You reach and grasp for whatever you can so that you go to bed thankful for something. Something!

Things like finding a five-dollar bill in your freshly laundered Gain-smelling jeans.

Things like finding a spare key when you’re locked out of the house.

Things like the last Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Square waiting for you at the bottom of the bag.

Things like being able to take the carpool lane when traffic is jammed and passing the jackass that cut you off in the process.

Things like the makers of Framboise who help you out on Friday nights.

Things like BenGay and ice packs to help your weary muscles and bones.

Things like FX and AMC that rock your world because you no longer have HBO.

Things like the bloggers who surprise you with awards and make you feel like a badass writer.


Now usually I’m on top of awards and I post my gold stars right away, but with all the training for the race it escaped me. But it’s never too late to acknowledge the people who think I’m “Guatacular.”



Cayman Thorn, Clay Watkins, and Jim. Cayman Thorn over at Drinks Well with Others nominated me for the Very Inspiring Award, which goes to show you that someone out there — a comic, sensitive genius himself — finds my sense of humor inspiring out there. Clay at Making The Days Count and Jim a Fit Recovery both nominated me for the Liebster Award. They both write about life and their own journeys to make the most out of it.

I totally accept these woo-hoo badges of honor and wanted to let them know that …


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I know there are specific rules for these types of awards, like tell us a couple interesting facts about yourself, post the award on your site, and nominate 10 people … give or take. But I’m gonna break a few of these rules in order to pass both honors to blogs I think are definitely worthy of appreciation and gold stars. I appreciate the blogging love given to me and I send out double the love to the following bloggers who inspire me with their travels, their photographs, and their ability to make me laugh.


TBM at the 50 Year Project

Baz The Landy Out and About Having Fun

Stephen Kelly Creative

Patrick Latter at Hiking Photography

Justin Gawel at Ramblings From An Apathetic Baby


The Time is Write

Lame Adventures

They keep the blogosphere awesome and entertaining with adventure, dreams, pictures that are priceless, and comedy. Don’t forget comedy, it keeps the gray hair away and the blood pressure down. Feel free to stop by and get a dose of inspiration in a variety of ways.



16 Responses to “My Woo-Hoo Badges of Honor”

  1. bgddyjim April 20, 2013 at 1:59 AM #

    Congratulations and thank you all in one. 😉

  2. lameadventures April 20, 2013 at 4:25 PM #

    After climbing up 1,400 stairs in 18 minutes you are Wonder Woman to me. Congratulations Guat and thanks for including me in your shout outs. You’re quite a bud.

    • The Guat April 23, 2013 at 11:32 PM #

      Wonder Woman? NICE! Love it. Thanks for the awesome Diana Prince reference. She was definitely awesome lasso of truth and all. And you definitely deserve the shout-out. Your comedy and wit definitely inspires me to be better at finding the funny in the crappy days. 🙂

  3. TBM April 21, 2013 at 11:59 PM #

    Congrats on the award. So I got my haircut over the weekend and the entire time I kept noticing my grey hairs. Um, what’s that about. Obviously I need more humor in my life to keep them away. Thanks for the shoutout. Hope you had a good weekend.

    • The Guat April 23, 2013 at 11:35 PM #

      Definitely deserve it. You totally inspire me to travel or dream of traveling in my case cause I’m broke, and your whole 50 Year Project is definitely amazing. Definitely. No worries on your gray hairs, they are badges of honor for all the amazing adventures you’ve experienced 🙂

  4. Frankwell April 22, 2013 at 5:32 AM #


  5. susielindau April 22, 2013 at 6:38 AM #

    Congrats Guat and winners!
    Hey check out my post. I copied one of your comments as an example… 🙂
    Feel free to delete the link if you don’t want it in your comments..

    • The Guat April 23, 2013 at 11:35 PM #

      Very awesome post indeed. No deleting necessary 🙂

  6. Baz - The Landy April 22, 2013 at 8:19 PM #

    Thank you very much for the call-out, I’m truly humbled!

    • The Guat April 23, 2013 at 11:36 PM #

      Definitely deserve it. Most definitely!

  7. Cayman Thorn April 23, 2013 at 4:31 PM #

    Well, seeing as how you’re always busy making OUR day…what’s wrong with a little payback? Huh?…..Good going LA.

    • The Guat April 23, 2013 at 11:38 PM #

      Thanks 🙂 It’s always nice to hear that I make somebody’s day, because sometimes at the end of mine I feel defeated. 🙂 And thanks for the award, my friend. It was a good pick-me-up.


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