Wednesday, February 2, 2011

My First Awards!! Yippeeeee!!!!

Ladies and Gentlemen! 

Let me present the latest Stylish Blogger:
Andy Schafer

Thank you...Thank you...You are too kind...Please...You're making me blush now!

Ok, well, I'm humbled and honored to have been chosen by Jane over at Country Bumpkin to receive this wonderful award. MY FIRST BLOGGING AWARD!!! I'm very excited! :)

So, part of the rules for this award is for me to tell you seven things about myself and then award this to seven other bloggers. I'm going to have to cheat and not pass it on to seven people because I really don't have that many followers that I think would appreciate it!

So first lets get personal! Let me see, seven things. I'm pretty open about myself so this won't be too hard.

  1. To start out, I'll give you one I hope you have already figured out. I am a born again, Bible believing, Church attending, Heaven bound Christian and proud of it!
  2. When I was a kid I was bound and determined to be a cowboy and went so far as to wear nothing but cowboy boots, jeans and flannel shirts, topped off with a big ole hat and many times a bandanna tied around my neck! That phase lasted from about 12 years old until I was 15!
  3. I am a computer nut and have tinkered around with web design and currently have a web server here at my house hosting a site for work that includes a scheduling program, a messaging system and a database of all my maintenance activities. I also have 3 laptops, and 3 desktops in operation here at home!
  4. I spent several years being very rebellious during my late teens and landed myself in jail for a while. I'll tell the whole story sometime! :)
  5. My full given name that as listed on my birth certificate is Andy Schafer. No middle name and it really is Andy, not Andrew.
  6. I am a bit of an inventor and have designed a tool that is in regular use at both of the hotels I work for.
  7. And now for the last one. I should make it a doosey but I already revealed my criminal background so what can I say? hmmmm let me see, I know! One time when I was 16 I was driving down the interstate doing about 120 MPH and lost control of my car and spun it around two complete revolutions in the middle of the road. I ended up in the median facing the same direction I had been going with no damage so I just took off and kept on my way! I slowed down after that! :)
So, there you have it, seven completely random tidbits of information about me. I hope you enjoyed them! :) Now I have to pass this along to some other bloggers. So here they are in no particular order:

  1. Cheilsea at The Brownings I know you got one of these not to long ago but I wasn't following you then and I think you're a pretty stylish blogger so you get another one from me! :)
  2. Sam over at Book Chase I'm not sure if you're into this kind of thing but you really are a great blogger and I really enjoy your reviews and other posts. You have turned me on to some really great books and I respect your opinions on the books you review.
  3. Fiftyodd You have given me many laughs and a lot of food for thought! I really love reading your blog! 
  4. Nancy at Boomers, Scribblers and Saints You have a wonderful blog and I love reading your posts. You were also one of my first followers and have helped to keep me going with your many comments and encouragement!
  5. Bernie at Old? Who? Me? You always have something interesting to say and I love to hear your stories and read your thoughts on so many different things!
Well, I made it up to 5, how's that? I would have given one to my great friend Darlene but she has already received three in the past couple weeks and I'm afraid she might dump a truckload of snow on me if I tried to give her another one! I would also love to give one to my wonderful loving wife Tammy, but she told me in no uncertain terms that I wasn't allowed to. Then I would have given one to one of my newest friends here, Amanda but she got one from Jane as well so I guess I won't. They are all three very Stylish Bloggers though and I enjoy all of them very much!

Now...drum roll please...not only did Andy get the Stylish Blogger Award...he got the

Liebster Award!!
 This award was given to me by Cheilsea at The Brownings!
This award is for blogs that are not very well known but should be.
I am very honored that you feel that my blog deserves this award and I thank you very much for it!
Now, I must pass it along to someone else that I think is deserving so here goes!

Even though I just gave her the Stylish Blogger Award, I am also going to give
the Liebster Award as well! She has a wonderful blog and deserves to have many more followers find her!
So there you have it. I am now the proud recipient of two wonderful awards and I again would like to thank Jane and Cheilsea for these great honors an a big thank you to all of you who take the time to read my posts and give me so much encouragement in this wonderful blogging experience!


  1. Congrats on your first two awards!!! Woo hoo!! And thanks for mentioning my blog as well!

  2. You are welcome Andy,you have earned these awards.Did I mention you also have a great sense of humor as well! Blessings jane

  3. Congrats, Andy! You are a brilliant writer. Sorry it's taken me so long to sign on as a Follower. I'll chat to you more regularly now.

  4. Congratulations on your two awards Andy! And thank you for passing along the Stylish blogger award to me for the second time. I greatly appreciate it! I love to follow your blog.

    I'll be waiting to hear about your jail story. That should be a good one. And you're quite the creative guy from the sounds of things!

  5. Thank you all!

    Amanda, I love to try to send people to the blogs I like so I'll mention yours every chance I get! :)

    Jane, Thank you again for giving me my first ever award! I do try to have a good sense of humor but now and then I go a little overboard and get downright goofy! It's fun though! :)

    Fiftyodd, no worries, when you first checked out my blog I was just doing book reviews and that can get boring! Even for me! That's why I decided to go for the mixture and have fun with it! Thanks for following, you have a great blog as well! :)

    Cheilsea, Thank you for giving me the Liebster Award making my second award! I'm so glad you enjoy my blog! I have actually been thinking about writing a kind of biography in blog posts, after I get done with "Just A Piece Of Trash", and my jail story (there are actually two of them!) will definitely be included! I wish I could say it's a funny story but I actually did commit a crime and had to pay the price for it! I'm reformed now though so no worries! :)

  6. Awesome and congrats. Thank you for the mention and thank you for not giving me another one, I'm still one behind in posting! lol

    Wow, will have to finish playing catch up here on blogger in the morning or sometime tomorrow, it's bloody 3am already... not again! :-) Have a fantastic day at work and that was some pretty interesting things about you. I'd love to hear your story one day, mine will some day come out in a book, there's just that much to tell!

  7. Thanks Darlene! I fleetingly considered giving you the award just to be ornery but I decided to take the kinder road and let you off the hook! :)

    I used to have a MySpace account and used the blog on it quite a bit. I wrote the story of my life in parts and had a lot of fun doing it. When I decided to delete my account I forgot all about my blog and clicked that "Delete Account" button sending all of my words of wisdom up in cybersmoke! Oh well, I'm older and wiser now so I'll have to write it again and see what the result looks like!

  8. Andy - you are so blessed to be able to figure out all types of computer problems. While I have been writing a long time, I am very new to the computer and internet and blogs. Let me see if I can figure out how to get those cute awards. I did it once. I am totally thrilled that you would think of me. I also don't have many people to choose from. I also need to learn how to do those lincs. I'll try to figure it out so I can post it some time next week. I do thank you and appreciate it so much.

  9. Congrats on your awards! They are well deserved. And congrats to all those you passed them onto. All deserving, I'm sure.

  10. Andy - I got out my Google Blogger For Dummies and figured it out. It took a while, but it was worth it. Thanks for helping me to move on.

  11. The more you play around with it the more you learn! I have to apologize, I totally missed that last comment you left or I would have given you a quick guide on how to do it! It looks like you did a great job on it! :)

    One quick tip, if you want to get the link for someone's blog, just go to your dashboard and find one of their posts. Then click your right mouse button on the link you want and choose "copy link location" from the little menu that shows up. Then right click again where you want to copy the link to and choose "paste" and it will copy the entire link for you. It saves a lot of typing! :)

    I have always been an electronics nut so when computers got popular I was hooked! I've been tinkering with them ever since!

    Have a great day!!!

  12. I think we definitely need to know more about this jail time...