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You like me, you really like me!!! A warm-fuzzy from HubPages

Updated on October 20, 2009

I'd like to thank the Hubcademy.....

I plan to mark this day in history on my calendar. I know, today is not any kind of national holiday. The banks are open. The mail arrived. They came this morning and picked up my trash. So what is so special about today? It’s not even my birthday.

Well, today is a day that the planets aligned and the HubPages angels smiled.

At me.

Today, as of 8 am Central Standard Time, I have a score of 98. That"s my hubber score.

You know, that number that shows up in the lower-left corner of your picture. That number that may change at any time, up or down, depending on how awesome you are.

I’ve also been nominated for a prestigious writing award, which I will address in a moment.

I joined HubPages about six weeks ago. I’ve always enjoyed writing, but had never put anything out there to the general public, except in the classroom.

Many years ago.

In school, when given a writing assignment, I would often turn it in to something silly or at least fun.

I remember in English class, we had to write a chapter for a story about the ‘Ledbetter’ family in a few chosen styles. I chose romantic drama, and changed it to the Bedwetter Family. You can imagine, it caused plenty of wonderful disruption in class

For Comp 1 in Junior College, the assignment was a “how-to” paper. Mine was titled “The How-To of a Ho-Ho.” You know, the chocolate (ey) and cream filled rolled-up cake wrapped in foil? If you remember the Ho-Ho, you may know that you have to unwrap it a certain way, peel of the shell, lick out the cream, I could go on and on…..

Perhaps I write humorous stories and papers because I like the approval and recognition. Hmmm…. Approval and recognition. Now, where have I found approval and recognition? And encouragement?? And feedback and advice? And a feeling of community?

You know the answer.

I’ve learned that the number next to your picture (I guess it’s called your Hubber score?) is like a grade that keeps you posted on how you are doing. I know now that the more traffic you get to your hubs, and the more you participate in the forums, add comments, etc., the greater your Hubber score. Am I right?

And just as important, if not even more surprising, this week I have the honor of being nominated as a Hubnugget Wannabe. Wow! My first thought was “now what in the heck that?“Is that a good thing?” But the HubMeisters explained it well when I followed the links, and I am completely stoked!

The hub is called "Top 5 reasons to enjoy a long drive to work." One which I thought up while driving to work.

Go figure.

And now, even as we speak, or should I say even as I write and you read, I am mentally preparing my acceptance speech. My stylist tells me that underpaid little old ladies are continually sewing sequins on my red-carpet gown, and a lovely pair of $300 Jimmy Choo shoes are being Fed-Ex’d from Manhattan. Just waiting for the official award ceremony invitation to arrive. Perhaps it will come tomorrow.

So, with my Hubberscore of 98 (however fleeting it may be), and my Hubnugget nomination, I hereby decree this date in history as:

My Own Personal HubPages Day of Awesomeness.

Thanks, folks.

You're the awsome ones.


One for the guys.....

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    • Feline Prophet profile image

      Feline Prophet 7 years ago from India

      Way to go Elisabeth...may you see many more such landmarks! :)

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      Duchess OBlunt 7 years ago

      Great Hub!

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      elisabethkcmo 7 years ago from Just East of Oz

      Thank you Feline and Duchess for your encouragement.

      I see that my score has changed to 96 in the time it took to write this hub, but oh well, no reward without challenge!!

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      dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      You are well on your way to Hubber Greatness, my friend. Keep of the great work. Don't be let down if your score drops. I'll admit, I get perplexed myself and question my Hubbing activity when first it plummeted. There are things/factors that we cannot control. Just continue forward and believe in the Golden Rule. Do this and I promise you that good things will happen! You will reach 100! It's just a matter of time!

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      Susan Keeping 7 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario

      Lol, I really enjoyed this :) Congrats.

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      cosette 7 years ago

      "My stylist tells me that underpaid little old ladies are continually sewing sequins on my red-carpet gown, and a lovely pair of $300 Jimmy Choo shoes are being Fed-Ex’d from Manhattan."

      hee hee, good one! congratulations! i will check out your nominated hub...

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      Katie Luense 7 years ago from Cartersville, GA

      Excellent - Bravo - Keep the Great Hubs a coming.....:)

      You are an inspiration to us all. I really enjoyed your hub!

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      elisabethkcmo 7 years ago from Just East of Oz

      Encouragement, approval, recognition, feedback..it all there!

      thanks so much

      dohn121 (boy genius hubber)

      univitedwriter (you're invited anytime, you rock)

      and cosette (simply brilliant)

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      elisabethkcmo 7 years ago from Just East of Oz

      Thank you cluense, for your compliments! I'm glad that you liked this, too!

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      Jeniferr 7 years ago from United States

      Way to go Elisabeth! Keep 'em coming!

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      It was so much fun reading your hub and looking at the photos (love that red carpet!).

      I too find hub pages feels good and keeps you so motivated! If ever there was a place where you can adhere to that advice from all the authors - you know that 'you must write everyday' thing which is just hard to do unless you feel motivated - well hubpages keeps me going, keeps my writing muscles alive and primed.

      Thanks so much for sharing your joy (and great humor) with us!

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      maven101 7 years ago from Northern Arizona

      I got as far as the back tat...I'm still there...woof, woof...now, what was this Hub about..?

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      Jess Killmenow 7 years ago from Nowheresville, Eastern United States

      I predict you will have a 100 score soon. Nice job.

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      elisabethkcmo 7 years ago from Just East of Oz

      Jeniferr and Bkcreative, it makes me happy to know that you liked this hub and it made you smile, thanks so much

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      shamelabboush 7 years ago

      Congrats dear! Thats' fantastic. Keep up the good work.

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      \Brenda Scully 7 years ago

      good work i am envous...... in a nice way if that is possible

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      Aqua 7 years ago from California

      Great hub! Love the tattoo pic :) Congrats on the 98 and keep up the good work!

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      vanderhaven 7 years ago

      I can see why your score is high, you truly write great entertaining and informative hubs. Congrats!

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      Jaspal 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Good hub, Elisabeth with the 's'! I've loved all your hubs, and remember very well the one you say is nominated as a hubnugget - must go and vote on it! Hope you won't forget old pals now that you're on your way to becoming rich and famous!!

      Remove the tattoo on the butt and I promise to vote twice for you! :p

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      elisabethkcmo 7 years ago from Just East of Oz

      Thank you Shamel and Brenda for your words of encouragment.

      Aqua, thats a fun tat pic, isn't it? Just found it on google images...

      Vanderhaven, you are too kind. Thats a really nice compliment, thanks

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      elisabethkcmo 7 years ago from Just East of Oz

      Jaspal, ha ha rich and famous, wouldn't that be great!

      well, at least the rich part.

      Thank you so much for reading my hubs and all your encouragement. You're awesome-er than me, though.

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      tomdhum 7 years ago from memphis tn

      Your words are just that your words. You take your words and add a little bit of yourself. By doing this your internal light shines and exposes who you really are. Well before I really get to serious I got to turn the bathroom light on so I can use it. Internal light not much dam help when you got to go.

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      elisabethkcmo 7 years ago from Just East of Oz

      tomdhum

      if your internal light won't guide your way, a cell phone's glow will work in a pinch

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      tdarby 7 years ago

      The promised land. A 98. I dream of my personal day of awesomeness also.

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      elisabethkcmo 7 years ago from Just East of Oz

      its been an honor, tdardy

      needless to say, my score went to 92 within 24 hours....

      thanks for reading my hub!

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      James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago

      Congratulations! Is that your rear end up there? :)

      You do fine work, so I'm not surprised to score high. I've never been able to figure out the algorithms. Mine goes from 92 to 98 and back again.

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      elisabethkcmo 7 years ago from Just East of Oz

      thanks James, for your congrats...and for the compliment.

      Found the back tat pic on Google images, had to add it!

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      Rebecca E. 7 years ago from Canada

      Bravo, way to go.

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      elisabethkcmo 7 years ago from Just East of Oz

      Rebecca E., I thank you for the 'pat on the back!'

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      mayhmong 7 years ago from North Carolina

      You're doing great here on HP

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      elisabethkcmo 7 years ago from Just East of Oz

      thank you mayhmong, I am enjoying the experience!

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      Madalain Ackley 7 years ago from Richmond, Virginia

      And the gold star goes to.... the charming and warm hearted Elisabeth. Blessed be my dear and congradulations.

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      elisabethkcmo 7 years ago from Just East of Oz

      Dear Gemsong, thank you so much for your kind words, that means alot to me : )

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      gwennies pen 7 years ago

      Cute hub! : ) Loved your pictures!

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      bayareagreatthing 7 years ago from Bay Area California

      YEA 98! and as i am reading this- it is 99!! Love your humor!

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      elisabethkcmo 7 years ago from Just East of Oz

      well thank you bayareagreatthing,

      you're my witnness that I actually have a 99

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      Duchess OBlunt 7 years ago

      This is a totally refreshing hub. So fun and honest. Good work! I expect to see your score at 100 real soon!

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      elisabethkcmo 7 years ago from Just East of Oz

      thanks Duchess.. I appreciate the compliment

      as for my score, it was 99 this morning, now it's 94

      I've decided that it's a magical mystery number

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      wrenfrost56 7 years ago from U.K.

      This is a great hub, I really enjoyed it, made me feel all warm and fuzzy. Great job and well deserved. I have never heard of a Ho-Ho before and as a chocolate lover it's something I now want to try. Looking forward to reading more of your material.

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      Helen Cater 7 years ago from UK

      This is great. I loved reading every word.

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      elisabethkcmo 7 years ago from Just East of Oz

      Thanks wrenfrost and Helen,

      I really did enjoy writing this hub, glad you liked it too!

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      Alfreta Sailor 7 years ago from Southern California

      Hello elisabethkcmo, just reading this one hub, lets me know that I have stumbled upon one of the best writers on the pages, you rank right up there with some of my other all time favorites, I won't call any names, as they know who they are. I am anxious to read your other hubs. This was so cute. I'm going to follow you faithfully.

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      elisabethkcmo 7 years ago from Just East of Oz

      wow, fastfreta, I'm humbled. Havent written any humor lately, hope my next hub is worthy of your glowing reviews!

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      ralwus 7 years ago

      I am sorry I have missed this, mostly I'm sorry I missed you pretty butt up there. I like that. Hey did you win? I only recently reset my email notification thingy so I could keep up with everything again. I am sorry. Well, congrats on the nomination. I got one too waaay back in January as CC Riter. I tied and lost, came in last, no, below last. LOL I googled that Baxter feller, hmm he has a familiarity about him. thanks dear. CC Do ya know of Smokey Hale?

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      elisabethkcmo 7 years ago from Just East of Oz

      ralwus, thanks for visiting, and yes, I did "tie for the lead"

      never got my statuette, though. guess it takes time to get it engraved...

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      hubpageswriter 7 years ago

      Very cool hub. And lots of interesting illustrations..

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      Shalini Kagal 7 years ago from India

      Loved the hub, loved the humour, loved the pictures and can't think how I missed it! Here's to that well-deserved 100 and the award real soon!

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      Jewels 7 years ago from Australia

      Wonderful Elisabeth and well deserved. Enjoy the accolades and I hope you get more than one wear out of those shoes.

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      elisabethkcmo 7 years ago from Just East of Oz

      hubpages writer, Shalini, and Jewels,

      glad that you enjoyed this hub,

      you're the ones I have to thank for the inspiration

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      Nancy Hinchliff 7 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      Enjoyed your hub...honest and open. So glad you have found happiness here at hub pages. It's a great place to be.

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      elisabethkcmo 7 years ago from Just East of Oz

      alekhouse, thanks for checking out my hub and for your feedback. Nice people like you being one reason why hubpages, as you say, is a nice place to be

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