Sunday 30 December 2012

the next big thing

Another award!  Yoo-hoo!  YOO-HOO!!!  Oohhh...  this is so exciting...

A couple of weeks ago, I made a new friend.  His name is Jet and he's a dog.  He's a jet-black dog.  Bet that's how he got his name and all.  Anywho...  my new friend Jet has a blog called Hey... It's Jet Here.  I think that's a really neat name for a blog and the blog itself is super-duper neat, too.  You've just gotta check it out.

Jet bestowed a great honour upon me.  He gave me The Next Big Thing award and I didn't have it yet so, as you can imagine, I was pretty darn tootin' excited.  Jet says that Nerissa's Life could be the next big thing and I sure do hope he's right.  From readin' his blog, I can tell he's a very smart dog so there's a real possibility that he is right and all.

In accepting this award, I need to nominate five other blogs that I think are amazing and could be the next big thing in some way or another.  This was really hard.  My preliminary list had about twenty-five blogs on it.  Maybe even more.  Unfortunately, I had to narrow the list down.  MOUSES!  I'm hopin' that eventually, everyone to whom I wanted to pass along this award will receive it from someone and receive it soon 'cause they all deserve it.  Yes sirree they do.

And the nominees are...  Drum roll please.

Jacob at The Cats Forever Daily.  This is a pretty new blog, I think, and although it's all about cats, it's written by a peep.  Jacob passes along really useful information about caring for cats whether they be your own cats or cats who need help in some way or another.  He provides lots of contact information for when you know of a rescue that's lookin' for a home for one of our four-footed friends.  He's really gettin' the word out 'bout these cats who need aid and that's so very, very important.  This blog is helping save cats' lives.

Texas at Texas, a Cat in New York.  Texas is a pretty neat guy.  I think it's neat that he lives in New York 'cause I live in New Scotland although we call it Nova Scotia.  Means the same thing though.  Must be different livin' in a city like New York.  I can live vicariously as a city cat when readin' Texas' blog.  Love that!

Basil at Basil the Bionic Cat's Blog.  I met Basil a while ago through his mom.  Yeah, I met his peep before I met him.  Basil is really into psychology and whatnot and that interests me, too, so I find his blog super-duper interesting.  I think you will, too.

Marley, Ayla & Iza at Mark's Mews.  These three cats get into stuff like every cat should get into stuff.  There's a little sibling rivalry at times but hey...  what's life without a little sibling rivalry?  It's fun to do and even more fun to read about! 

William at William of Mass Destruction.  William has been blogging for eight years.  Yeah...  that's what I said.  EIGHT YEARS!  Wow!  I think that's amazing.  Lots of cats out there aren't even eight years old.  I'm only nine myself although I will be ten this spring.  William brings eight years of experience to the blogging table so you know his posts are gonna be great.

I sure do hope you all visit all of the blogs I've nominated.  It will be well worth it.  I PROMISE!

But I'll tell ya who won't be getting The Next Big Thing award from me and that's the peep.  You might have heard 'bout this.  Peep #1 has her own blog now.  Nothin' much to talk about, really.  The stuff she's putting on there isn't even new stuff.  It's old stuff.  Stuff from before.  Stuff that has been previously published and whatnot.  She says she might do up some new stories for it but we'll see...  I'm still waitin' to read that novel of hers. 

I really don't think The Peep's Cheeps is worthy of bein' nominated for this award 'cause firstly, like I said, the stuff is all old.  Secondly, the peep really needs to face the fact that I'm the writer of this family...  not her.  I mean...  sure, she's useful when it comes to filling in as my typist when my paws get tired or proof-reading my stuff and whatnot.  But she can also be a bit of a pain in the tail when it comes to the proof-reading business.  She's always criticising me when I make up my own words.  Somebody has to make up new words, right?  Why not me?  And you should hear her go on and on and on 'bout when I start sentences with "and" and "but."  But I told her point blank that I do that 'cause my readers like the colloquial style of my writing.  Then I had to explain what colloquial meant to her.  MOUSES! 

Anywho...  the peep's new blog is called The Peep's Cheeps.  Pretty silly name, huh?  Yeah...  I thought so too but she seems to like it.  The woman has no taste.  You can always check it out if you like.  I've provided you with the link.  But there's no way...  no way on Earth or any other planet out there...  not even on Pluto and that's not even a planet anymore..  that I'm nominating her for this beautiful The Next Big Thing award.  No way at all.

Ooh...  I almost forgot!  This is my last post for the year.  That's right...  the year 2012 is almost over.  Just a couple days left.  It has been a real thrill, hasn't it?  I'll see you all on January 2nd but in the meantime...

                                                            HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!


  1. Hey, Nerissa! Our peep, Decca, says peeps are doing a Next Big Thing blog hop this week, too -- but they actually have to write stuff. Tell your peep that if she wants to join in, she can tell us or contact Decca @DeccaPrice to find out more.

    (And we think your blog is the best! Peeps can learn so much from us cats.)

  2. Congrats on the nice award!!! Hard to believe the year is almost over. Happy New Year!!!

  3. Concats on the award! I can't believe that a whole year has flown by!

  4. Allie: *gasp!* Pluto not a PLANET? Why I never...! (*giggle!*)

    Concats on your award!!!

  5. Congratulations on your award! Enjoy your New Year's Eve celebration and see you next year!

  6. Concatulations on your award, Nerissa! I am actually celebrating my 10th year as a blogging kitty in January! Maybe I should throw a big party, except my human says she is broke after the holidays! She is no fun - and not only that, she is also firing up a new website in January. Not really a blog, its for her publishing company and includes a blog. It had better not take up too much time from the work I have for her!

    See you in 2013!!

  7. Congratulations! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you!!

  8. Congrats on the great awardie

    And Oh Goodness! Thank you fer passin it on to us!!!

  9. Happy New Year, Nerissa, to you and all your family!!!

    ConCATS on your awards, and we see we have some visiting to do to some new blogs!

  10. I was very kind and let huMum share my blog Nerissa (the extra tins of "Dine Desire Tuna Flakes in a light jus" might have had something to do with it) chuckles I'm so easily bribed

  11. Congrats on your award, Nerissa. You've passed it on to some cool blogs...most we already knew, but a couple we didn't.

    And Happy New Year to you and your peeps!!

  12. Congrats on the award, Nissy!!!
    We want to wish you and your family a Happy Happy New Year!!!
    Katie, Glogirly & Waffles TOO


  13. congratulations and HAPPY NEW YEAR! We have been following Jet for quite some time, glad you met him!

  14. Concatulations on your awards! You deserve it. We've enjoyed your blog and look forward to reading more of your writing. Thanks for pointing out a few new blogs for us to check out. We're going to do that right now.
    Happy New Year!
    Purrs to you,
    Mistletoe, Hitch & Dorothy

  15. Concats Nerissa! Jet is completely right: you deserve this award! Absolutely!
    And thank you so VERY much for giving it to me. I am so flattered! THANK YOU!

    As for humans, mine has her own blog too. You know what? I think they are jealous of our success and they take this reason to do less typing for us. But since they're not as cute or smart as us, they'll never get our kind of success. Anyway...

    Happy New Year to you and your family!

  16. My Peep says she's going to check out your Peep's blog even though purrsunally *I* can't imagine why. What could a Human have to say that's of any possible interest to superior beings such as ourselves?? We luff William! He was one of the first blogs we found a couple years before I convinced the Human to let me blog. I especially love Sweet Caroline. William says he'd send her to me but so far their Human has not cooperated. Sigh.

    Happy New Year, Nerissa!!

  17. Happy new year and CONCATULATIONS on being the next big thing! Me knows us Canadian Cats is the bestest!

  18. Congratulations on your Next Big Thing Award, Nerissa. Have a Happy New Year's Eve and see ya next year ;)

  19. Congratulations and Happy New Year to you!!!

  20. Nerissa, concats on your award, and we hope you have a very happy new year and a great 2013. We'll be looking forward to reading your blog throughout the coming year.

    Love & purrs
    Selina & MomKatt Laura

  21. Well done on your award!

  22. Hi Nissy! HAPPY NEW YEAR to you too my good friend....Mom just signed up for your peep's new bloggy....don't you find that being hooked up with a writer is a challenge? I sure do. "Creative genius"?????? How about "Creative Cranky!!!!!"........

    Big New Year Hugs, Sammy

  23. Congrats on that great award and Happy New Year, new friend!

    Oink oink,
    Katie and Coccolino the mini pig

  24. ConCATulations to the pawsome blogaward , Nerissa !
    Wish you and your family a HAPPY NEW 2013 :)

  25. Concats on your fine new award! And Happy New Year! Thank you for being our friends! Good karma to you and the peeps in 2013!

  26. Thanks so much for this award, Nerissa! It was very nice of you to include me! I hope you and your peeps have a happy New Year and that Peep #1 has lots of luck on her blog, too!

  27. Nerissa, that's a pretty good bit of reverse psychology there!!! Now my peep is going over to see your peep's blog!!!! Happy New Year!! :)

  28. Concats on your award Nerissa. We wish you and your peeps a very Happy New Year.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  29. Happy New Year! Eat more cookies!

  30. Happy New Year to you super talented Nerissa and also to your peeps!!

    Huge concats with your award!! Take care

  31. Nerissa--this is my first time here, and I wonder how come it's taken me so LONG! I love you talk about your peep--and her not really getting the whole way we kitties wanna start sentences and such. Hmm. It IS a new year, so the humans will get a clean slate--for now. :)
    Happy New Year to you and all of your family!


  32. Oh Nissy!!! I would give you and the peep any award possible. I really, really hope you are writing a book. Your blog is a 'never miss'...and I miss lots...but I read everything...and I never miss reading you my pawsome mancat furriend...your New Year will bring you more than you ever thought possible...even a 'peep' who can now take better notes from you...LMFBO

  33. Sending you wishes for the Happiest of New Years! May you find all good things in 2013!

  34. Love cats! Happy New Year :)

  35. HAPPY MEW YEAR!!! May the Mew Year be filled with much nip and napping :D

    Nerissa my most wonderpurr furpal!! Thank mew so furry much fur giving me this truly exceptional award and I accept it with great reverence fur your greatness!!!

    Bestest purrs and headbonks

    Basil xxxx,

  36. Oh Nerissa, I'd just done my post awarding you The Next Big Thing Award, before I read this post.

    You just collect so much bling, it's hard to give you an award you don't already have!

    1. Do you know what? It's the thought that matters... and I appreciate the thought very, very much. purrs


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