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Awards Night

I recently recieved a couple of rewards amd some wonderful words of affection from two blogggers whom I admire. To be jugded worthy of these awards by these bloggers is enormously gratifying, and makes the lack of monetary compensation for this silly little hobby worthwhile.

This one is from Jazz. Who said some wonderfully nice things about me. I would totally give this award to her, but alas, its already been done.
But In accepting this little picture I am expected to reward 6 others. The ones I have chosen today are:

The other award came to me from Dawn. She said some stuff about me that flattered me immensely and actually made me blush from the solitary confines of my own cubicle. I won’t be tooting my own horn here, but let’s just say her words bumped up my self-esteem a few notches.

The award originated with Project Mommy who says: … I love being a part of the blogging community and part of all the friendships that I’ve formed so I wanted to give a blog award for all of you out there that have Excellent Blogs.By accepting this Excellent Blog Award, you have to award it to 10 more people whose blogs you find Excellent Award worthy. You can give it to as many people as you want but please award at least 10. Thank you out there for having such great blogs and being such great friends! You deserve this! Feel free to award people who have already been awarded…
So without further ado, I hereby announce the winners are:
I hope everyone has a nice weekend! I plan on doing absolutely nothing. Wish me luck…
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Awards Night

I recently recieved a couple of rewards amd some wonderful words of affection from two blogggers whom I admire. To be jugded worthy of these awards by these bloggers is enormously gratifying, and makes the lack of monetary compensation for this silly little hobby worthwhile.

This one is from Jazz. Who said some wonderfully nice things about me. I would totally give this award to her, but alas, its already been done.
But In accepting this little picture I am expected to reward 6 others. The ones I have chosen today are:

The other award came to me from Dawn. She said some stuff about me that flattered me immensely and actually made me blush from the solitary confines of my own cubicle. I won’t be tooting my own horn here, but let’s just say her words bumped up my self-esteem a few notches.

The award originated with Project Mommy who says: … I love being a part of the blogging community and part of all the friendships that I’ve formed so I wanted to give a blog award for all of you out there that have Excellent Blogs.By accepting this Excellent Blog Award, you have to award it to 10 more people whose blogs you find Excellent Award worthy. You can give it to as many people as you want but please award at least 10. Thank you out there for having such great blogs and being such great friends! You deserve this! Feel free to award people who have already been awarded…
So without further ado, I hereby announce the winners are:
I hope everyone has a nice weekend! I plan on doing absolutely nothing. Wish me luck…

Nuts!

Dawn gave me this nifty award. I just love squirrels!


I used to hate nuts. I was a picky eater as a child. There was a time when I would eat nothing but fried eggs and Miracle Whip on Wonderbread. Then, at some point I do not remember, I started adding things to my diet, oh so slowly. Chicken nuggets, and oranges, and so on. How did my poor mother cope?

Among the foods I hated for the longest time were:
onions
fish
mushrooms
nuts
shellfish

I’ve only recently started appreciating these foods. I decided I liked fish after years of trying to like it. Mushrooms are still a bit iffy to me: I will not eat mushroom bisque, for example. I do like it on Pizza and Beef Stroganoff. But I still absolutely DETEST shellfish. No matter how much I try to like it, the flavor repulses me. Nuts, like onions and mushrooms, need to be accompanied by other foods before I’ll eat them, but otherwise I’m starting to find nuts intrigingly complex. Its strange: I hated foods growing up, and now I am a self-confessed foodie. I LOVE food, and I love trying out new and exotic recipes and eating out at fancy restaurants.

Whats the point of all this, you wonder? There is no point! Its 6:30 in the morning and I’m half asleep and late for work.

ACK! Where is my left shoe?!

Nuts!

Dawn gave me this nifty award. I just love squirrels!


I used to hate nuts. I was a picky eater as a child. There was a time when I would eat nothing but fried eggs and Miracle Whip on Wonderbread. Then, at some point I do not remember, I started adding things to my diet, oh so slowly. Chicken nuggets, and oranges, and so on. How did my poor mother cope?

Among the foods I hated for the longest time were:
onions
fish
mushrooms
nuts
shellfish

I’ve only recently started appreciating these foods. I decided I liked fish after years of trying to like it. Mushrooms are still a bit iffy to me: I will not eat mushroom bisque, for example. I do like it on Pizza and Beef Stroganoff. But I still absolutely DETEST shellfish. No matter how much I try to like it, the flavor repulses me. Nuts, like onions and mushrooms, need to be accompanied by other foods before I’ll eat them, but otherwise I’m starting to find nuts intrigingly complex. Its strange: I hated foods growing up, and now I am a self-confessed foodie. I LOVE food, and I love trying out new and exotic recipes and eating out at fancy restaurants.

Whats the point of all this, you wonder? There is no point! Its 6:30 in the morning and I’m half asleep and late for work.

ACK! Where is my left shoe?!

100th post!

Is this a milestone? What does this mean, to have 100 posts? I’m not so sure its a big deal…

Anyway.

I’ve recently been awarded this award:

THE SEXY BLOGGER AWARD!

This is what the ever-fabu Puss said:

Rachel would have you believe she’s all demure and rational, but I can smell a sensualist a mile off; this girl’s rude.

First off: I only wish I had an ass as fantastic as that in the picture.

Secondly: I will neither confirm nor deny the “sensualist” accusation, but I am curious–whatever gives it away? Even dear Pool chimes in:

…good call on Rachel – total sensualist. Although, I probably wouldn’t
recognize one even if one bit me on the rump.

Where does all this talk come from? I don’t see it. I don’t even know what “sexy” is!

I definitely do not feel sexy today. The aftereffects of Thanksgiving has hit me hard, and right at the time when I begin my monthly PMS. I feel utterly wretched and bloated and my gassiness is quite unbearable.

I am going to take a bath.

Oh I almost forgot: I nominate the following as pure sexy:

Franki, of course.

Kara, strangely enough.

and Dawn, because smart kind women simply are.

100th post!

Is this a milestone? What does this mean, to have 100 posts? I’m not so sure its a big deal…

Anyway.

I’ve recently been awarded this award:

THE SEXY BLOGGER AWARD!

This is what the ever-fabu Puss said:

Rachel would have you believe she’s all demure and rational, but I can smell a sensualist a mile off; this girl’s rude.

First off: I only wish I had an ass as fantastic as that in the picture.

Secondly: I will neither confirm nor deny the “sensualist” accusation, but I am curious–whatever gives it away? Even dear Pool chimes in:

…good call on Rachel – total sensualist. Although, I probably wouldn’t
recognize one even if one bit me on the rump.

Where does all this talk come from? I don’t see it. I don’t even know what “sexy” is!

I definitely do not feel sexy today. The aftereffects of Thanksgiving has hit me hard, and right at the time when I begin my monthly PMS. I feel utterly wretched and bloated and my gassiness is quite unbearable.

I am going to take a bath.

Oh I almost forgot: I nominate the following as pure sexy:

Franki, of course.

Kara, strangely enough.

and Dawn, because smart kind women simply are.

Happy Thanksgiving!

It’s Turkey Day, otherwise known as Thanksgiving Day, the day where Americans drive miles to Mom’s or Grandma’s house to chomp on a oversized bird and a buttload of potatoes. Which is what we did. We just got home from a day at his Mother’s house, and yes there was an oversized bird, a buttload of potatoes, and plenty of pie. As required on this most traditional of days, I stuffed myself silly.

This is the day in which we are supposed to express our thanks and gratitudes to all that have enriched our lives: and in that vein I would say that I am very grateful to have my family, my dearest love, and my pets: for without them, I could not be happy. I must also be grateful for my job and my coworkers, for without them, I could not live. And finally, I am thankful for you, my friends in the blogosphere, for without you, I would have no community of belonging. Sophia posted this beautiful expression of thanks to her own readers, and I share her sentiments: thank you Sophia for expressing what I cannot.

I am also thankful to Dawn for giving me this new award for my trophy shelf: the ROAR award.

This one comes with rules:

The people given this award are encouraged to post it on their own blogs; list three things they believe are necessary for good, powerful writing; and then pass the award on to the five blogs they want to honour, who in turn pass it on to five others, etc etc. Let’s send a roar through the blogosphere!

My list of three things for good powerful writing:

  1. Write with confidence. It doesn’t matter if what you write is mere opinion or lurid fiction, you must project the belief that every word you write is the sheer TRUTH.
  2. Create deeper meanings with metaphor: forge connections by showing how two unrelated things, are in fact, the same.
  3. Be aware of your audience: your readers want detail and description, emotion and action–so choose your words wisely. Even your most mundane of postings can connect to your readers if you chose the most meaningful words–and these words are typically the ones that are CONFIDENT and METAPHORICAL

I now nominate the following bloggers:

Puss, Pool, Martha, Woozie, and Kara.

The day after Thanksgiving is known as Black Friday, the first holiday shopping madness of the season. For those of you who may have little ol’ me in mind on this most commercial of days, I present unto you my wish list (note: this is not to be taken as a command, but a guide, I am not greedy).

Gift cards–My favorite places to shop are:

  • Target
  • H & M
  • JC Penny
  • DSW Shoes
  • Ann Taylor
  • Barnes and Noble
  • Borders
  • Blick Arts
  • IKEA

My favorite places to eat:

  • Mesa Grill, NYC
  • The Chatterly’s, New Hartford, CT
  • Plan B, West Hartford, CT
  • Red Lobster
  • Olive Garden

And now Goodies for the tree:

  • A laptop would be nice, but new desktop would suffice.
  • Black gloves
  • Money is always good.
  • A Nintendo DS Lite with Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
  • A bread machine
  • A 1000-watt microwave
  • Some nifty cooking tools, to go with my new set of stainless steel cookware! (I totally lucked out on this, as the weekend after I burned my old pot, Macy’s had a mega-sale and I nabbed a 12-set of pots and pans for $40.00–down from the regular price of $100.00! I ROCK!)

Hey, you bloggers out there, what on YOUR wish list?

Happy Thanksgiving!

It’s Turkey Day, otherwise known as Thanksgiving Day, the day where Americans drive miles to Mom’s or Grandma’s house to chomp on a oversized bird and a buttload of potatoes. Which is what we did. We just got home from a day at his Mother’s house, and yes there was an oversized bird, a buttload of potatoes, and plenty of pie. As required on this most traditional of days, I stuffed myself silly.

This is the day in which we are supposed to express our thanks and gratitudes to all that have enriched our lives: and in that vein I would say that I am very grateful to have my family, my dearest love, and my pets: for without them, I could not be happy. I must also be grateful for my job and my coworkers, for without them, I could not live. And finally, I am thankful for you, my friends in the blogosphere, for without you, I would have no community of belonging. Sophia posted this beautiful expression of thanks to her own readers, and I share her sentiments: thank you Sophia for expressing what I cannot.

I am also thankful to Dawn for giving me this new award for my trophy shelf: the ROAR award.

This one comes with rules:

The people given this award are encouraged to post it on their own blogs; list three things they believe are necessary for good, powerful writing; and then pass the award on to the five blogs they want to honour, who in turn pass it on to five others, etc etc. Let’s send a roar through the blogosphere!

My list of three things for good powerful writing:

  1. Write with confidence. It doesn’t matter if what you write is mere opinion or lurid fiction, you must project the belief that every word you write is the sheer TRUTH.
  2. Create deeper meanings with metaphor: forge connections by showing how two unrelated things, are in fact, the same.
  3. Be aware of your audience: your readers want detail and description, emotion and action–so choose your words wisely. Even your most mundane of postings can connect to your readers if you chose the most meaningful words–and these words are typically the ones that are CONFIDENT and METAPHORICAL

I now nominate the following bloggers:

Puss, Pool, Martha, Woozie, and Kara.

The day after Thanksgiving is known as Black Friday, the first holiday shopping madness of the season. For those of you who may have little ol’ me in mind on this most commercial of days, I present unto you my wish list (note: this is not to be taken as a command, but a guide, I am not greedy).

Gift cards–My favorite places to shop are:

  • Target
  • H & M
  • JC Penny
  • DSW Shoes
  • Ann Taylor
  • Barnes and Noble
  • Borders
  • Blick Arts
  • IKEA

My favorite places to eat:

  • Mesa Grill, NYC
  • The Chatterly’s, New Hartford, CT
  • Plan B, West Hartford, CT
  • Red Lobster
  • Olive Garden

And now Goodies for the tree:

  • A laptop would be nice, but new desktop would suffice.
  • Black gloves
  • Money is always good.
  • A Nintendo DS Lite with Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
  • A bread machine
  • A 1000-watt microwave
  • Some nifty cooking tools, to go with my new set of stainless steel cookware! (I totally lucked out on this, as the weekend after I burned my old pot, Macy’s had a mega-sale and I nabbed a 12-set of pots and pans for $40.00–down from the regular price of $100.00! I ROCK!)

Hey, you bloggers out there, what on YOUR wish list?

Be the Blog!

Ah..at last! The computer is all mine, and I can do some complex bloggy things that I can’t do on my Sidekick. Namely, acknowlege this nifty award given to me by Dawn and Martha!

Be The Blog award

It’s the ever-nifty “Be the Blog” award, created by Mark on this post.
The reason and meaning of this award, in Mark’s own words, is:

Earlier this year I was tagged with the blogging tip meme in
which the tip I offered was “
Be the Blog“. That phrase stuck with me because I think that really sums up what a successful blogger does. And what I mean by successful is that they make it their own, stay with it, are interactive with their readers, and just plain have fun.

That’s what I try to do with this blog, and its very gratifying to know that I am sucessful, more or less. So Thanks Dawn and Martha!

Its the custom to pass on these awards, and so I pass this on to everyone on my blogroll, because I enjoy all of you and feel that you are all true to yourselves and your blogs. So congrats to everyone!

A short return!

I’ve got some time today to briefly mention a couple more awards I have been granted.

The first one is from Pool .

The second one: you see the pic on my sidebar, the one with a plane taking off into the sunrise? That is the “Rising Blogger Post of the Day” award. A very big suprise, that. Go on, click on the badge and read all about it.
I have to say I’m thankful Rising Blogger found me. It’s a great site, full of wonderful bloggers that I would never have otherwise known.
Wish I could say more, but I’m now late getting ready for work! I’ve been doing lots of art work: three drawings, a painting, and a potential print in the works. I’m posting pics in my studio sometime this weekend.
I may not have been commenting, but rest assured I AM reading your blogs!