I can’t say it enough, how much I appreciate all the support from all who I have met through this blog. I can’t say enough how much it means to me.
Pete Denton has nominated me for the Liebster Award. Thank you very much, Pete!
I will quote him as to the rules of this award:
“‘Liebster’ is a German word meaning ‘dearest,’ and the award is given to up-and-coming bloggers generally with less than 200 followers who deserve some recognition and support to keep on blogging. I’m using the old school rules, which are:
1. Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you.
2. Reveal your top five picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
3. Copy and paste the award on your blog.
4. Hope that the people you’ve sent the award to forward it to their five favourite bloggers and keep it going!”
My top five picks are:
writingthebody had nominated me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Again!
The rules for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award are:
1) to post the award on your site;
2) to tell the blog audience seven things about yourself that you have not previously revealed; and
3) to nominate 7 other bloggers in turn, bloggers who have inspired you, and then let them know you nominated them via a comment on their site.
Okay. Seven things. And I will try to keep them short this time!
1. I am somewhat of a speed reader. An example – I read the sixth Harry Potter book (Half-Blood Prince) in one afternoon. Yes. One afternoon. And I got it all, too.
2. In keeping with the reading thing, when I was learning to read, I had an easier time pronouncing big words like ‘dinosaur’ than little words like ‘said.’ I picked up on all the little words pretty quickly, though, and would often help my siblings with pronunciation if Mom and Dad couldn’t.
3. In keeping with the language thing, I once stunned a couple relatives by using the word ‘precipitation’ in the correct context in a sentence. I was about five or six at the time.
4. In keeping with the little kid thing, my aunt Ellen once memorably taught Older Sister and I a valuable word. She took one of our many dolls and told us she had a special word for us. “Deee….” Then she pulled the doll’s head off. “….capitate!” Mere seconds before Older Sister and I burst into tears – because she broke the doll! – Ellen quickly pointed out that, “See? It goes right back on!” And she reattached the head to the doll, good as new. And then it was a game. Whenever we had visitors, Older Sister or I would run into the living room, making sure we had everyone’s attention, then pull our doll’s heads off while shrieking “Dee-capitate!”, and then we’d run from the room, leaving our visitors either astonished or amused. Told you, I’m warped.
5. This isn’t a secret at all, that I do currently have a ‘crush’ on Nicolas Cage. Remember what I said, though, about my idea of a crush isn’t the same as anyone else’s? I’d just love to know how he thinks, what goes on in his head, and not for reasons anyone else probably would. I’d also love to know if he writes stories or poetry on his own time. Because I think he’d be an absolutely amazing writer!
6. In keeping with the Nicolas Cage thing, I know, without a doubt, that I probably have the stupidest question he’s ever heard to ask of him, if I were ever to meet him. It’s actually something I haven’t found the answer to online anywhere. And the sad thing is, it is a simple ‘yes’ or ‘no’ question. And he would probably think me the stupidest person in the world for asking it. (No, I’m not telling, but it’s not like you couldn’t guess!)
7. Music-related: my least favorite song of all time, ever, is “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.” I don’t care who does it – I absolutely hate that song! And I couldn’t tell you why. I know it is sacrilegious of me to hate it, because I love The Beatles. And I know other artists such as Elton John, Natalie Cole, and the Black Crowes have covered the song….apparently even William Shatner did a cover (ew!). But I cannot stand that song, in any way, shape, or form. It just grates me. (As to my favorite song/s of all time, well, just wait.)
My seven nominees are:
Wrapping up for the day.
Posts might be sporadic for the week. Karen (current supervisor) will be out of the office for a while, and so I’ll be quite busy at work.
But I will have Wednesday off. Perhaps on Wednesday, I will post the story. Still haven’t truly decided yet. We’ll see.
Friday night, when Mom and Youngest Brother got home from work, they had treats with them:
The bank that they work at has an annual fundraiser for a local pet clinic, and this is what they sell. ‘Candy sundaes.’ The red one has Hershey Kisses and mini Krackle bars, and the purple one has Hershey Kisses and mini Mr. Goodbar bars.
Of course, Nuala didn’t care about the candy or the goodwill. She just loved the shiny ribbons:
All I could think was how hysterically funny this would have been if it had been a real sundae….!
Thank you, all, and have a good rest-of-the-day!