The most Epically Awesome Award of Epic Awesomeness!!!


To complete my awesome award month, Ajay and Michelle nominated me for the Epically Awesome Award of Epic Awesomeness (the most tongue-twisting award in the blogospere 🙂 ). Thanks a lot,  Ajay and Michelle. Much appreciated.  Check out Ajay’s and Michelle’s awesome blogs.

So the rules are as follows:

  • Post a picture of the award on your blog
  • Post 10 EPIC fun facts that you haven’t already told about yourself AND
  • Nominate 10 people for this EPIC award! Simple as that.

I was planning to nominate 10 bloggers, but as some of you might be too busy to participate, while others might have been nominated for that award already, I decided to leave it up to my awesome followers to self-nominate themselves. I nominate for this award the first 10 bloggers, who are keen to play by the rules outlined above.

Now 10 EPIC (whatever it might mean) facts about me:

1.I had the most epically awesome dad, who could cook an epically awesome stew that I could eat every day (true – I was actually eating it every day when I was with my dad, as that was the only thing he could cook 🙂 ).


From Dear Old Dad’s “Whew!” Stew

2. I was always epically stubborn and competitive with my older brother to the extent that once, when he suggested a competition to see who could do more sit ups, I won. However I did so many sit ups, that I could not sit up for the rest of the month. I pulled my tummy muscles so badly, that even laughing caused agonizing muscle pain. Getting off the bed was a real adventure too, as the only way I could do that was by rolling onto my tummy, sliding onto the floor, getting on all fours and slowly standing up. While I was cringing from pain, my brother was all epic smiles and giggles that month.  My brother and I retained our epically awesome relationship to this day. 🙂



3. When I was a teenager, I was fascinated with natural medicine and various ways of improving body resistance to external factors (e.g. colds, viruses etc.). My epically awesome brother particularly loved when I got into cold water resistance training. He was always more than happy to assist with pouring cold water on me. The grin on his face was particularly epic on those occasions. He was very disappointed that I never progressed to winter ice swimming with local ‘walruses’ – he wished so much he could provide ‘assistance’ with pushing me into the icy water. 🙂

Ice SwimFrom Russia Ice Swimming Pictures

4. My first epically awesome car was an old rusted white Lada. Actually, it was my friend’s car, but as we spent hours and days under it constantly fixing and replacing bits and pieces, we both got equally attached to it. Not that I could fix anything – my only ‘uses’ when it came to fixing this car were holding bits and pieces, passing the tools and keeping my friend ‘chattertained’. I think, over the years we replaced every single bit in that car. That kept our pockets drained from any money that ever appeared in there (which was not as epically often as we wished at that time).

It was a really remarkable vehicle with an opening on the roof that leaked so badly, that in the rain we were hiding under umbrella when driving around. Putting on waterproof pants before hopping onto the seats was a must after the rain. This car also constantly required push starts, which empowered me to get a driving license to avoid being on the ‘pushing’ side all the time.



5. My second epically awesome car was an old rusted Toyota Hilux that I got when I moved to my New Land. It was not as epic as my first one, though it was capable of producing all sorts of rattling and squeaking noises when it was going and its gear box liked playing Russian roulette. You never knew what you get (or whether you get anything at all) when changing gears in that vehicle. The most epic about that huge squeaky-rattling ‘tank’ was driving it on the very narrow and in some places very steep streets of my new hometown, dodging all the other traffic. I’ve discovered some really epic streets in that car, where all I could see from the driver’s seat of my huge ‘tank’ was just beautiful blue sky above, hoping that while I’m driving to the top of that street, no one will attempt to drive down into my path.

ToyotaFrom RCSparks

6. I was lucky to get epically awesome  education without an epic student debt. I’ve spent 5 years in a kindergarten, 10 years at school and over 10 years at different Universities – most of them at the time and in the place where it was still possible to get free University education. It did require getting through a tough competition and entry tests with often 15-20 people competing for each student place at the University, however it was still FREE!!!

student-debt-teaching-english-abroad-optionsFrom Teach Travel Explore

7. I live in one of the most epically awesome countries and I love it with all my heart.

New ZealandFrom HARMONART

8. I love children and have a few cheeky rascals at home who can brighten even the gloomiest day in my life. They are truly epically awesome!!!

CartoonKidsFrom Tazzymania

9. I always try to keep the most epically awesome smile on my face. Hope it will brighten your day 🙂



10. I met the most epically awesome people in the blogosphere. Thanks to all of you for visiting my blog and commenting on my
posts 🙂


From Rodney Burns Blog


15 thoughts on “The most Epically Awesome Award of Epic Awesomeness!!!

  1. annesquared says:

    Congratulations! Most Awesome 🙂

  2. Thanks for visiting! Nice little award.

  3. bittygirl51 says:

    Looks too much like “work” to me, but I think the word “awesome” is awesome!

  4. Ajaytao2010 says:

    Very nice of you to have put it this way
    you are very innovative about things

  5. mashiloa says:

    😀 #2/10 is very funny. I wonder if your brother planned for that to happen. 😀 You seem to be a very happy person. Well I hope you are. I feel like happy people are endangered species nowadays. Anyway, congratulations! 🙂

  6. shellakers says:

    You truly ARE one of the most epically awesome people here! OMG! You had me laughing from start to finish ESPECIALLY about you and your brother. Although your dad’s stew every day is a close second and then your first car…. HILARIOUS! Thanks for accepting and for all the laughs! Congratulations and thanks for the shout out and for accepting!

    • Otrazhenie says:

      Glad that you liked my award post. Pleased that it made you laugh. I was lucky to have plenty of hilarious moments in my life. 🙂 And thanks for that epically awesome nomination – the most epically awesome from all I ever got 🙂

  7. Joel says:

    This award should win the award for the best named award!

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