Many thanks to Shree over The Heartsongs Blog for nominating me for the Awesome Blog Content award a few weeks ago! If you haven’t visited Shree yet, you should – when she’s not writing thought-provoking posts, she’s doing beautiful artwork and mandalas like the one she drew for the ABC award above.
Due to time constraints and my innate laziness, when I receive a blog award I generally link back to a couple of my earlier posts here and here. After all, I figure there’s only so much anybody really wants to know about me, and I think we’re all grateful if I don’t veer off into “too much information”.
But this is a format I haven’t done before and I thought it was fun. And I couldn’t resist Shree’s beautiful hand-drawn award!
So here goes:
A – Animals. Love ‘em all! Yes, even snakes. And especially cats, frogs, and salamanders.
B – Books. I’m an addict. I start to get the shakes if I don’t have at least three books waiting to be read.
C – Cars. I like driving them and working on them. Someday I’ll finish restoring my ’53 Chevy…
D – Dresses. All forms of dressing up are to be avoided whenever possible.
E – Eh. Yep, I’m Canadian.
F – Food. At any hour of the day or night!
G – Gardening. I’m incapable of leaving a patch of soil undisturbed.
H – Home. My favourite place.
I – Infantile. My sense of humour.
J – Jokes. I love any kind of wordplay, even puns. Okay, I’ll admit it. Especially puns.
K – Keystone. I grew up in Canada’s “Keystone Province”: Manitoba.
L – Laugh. I do that a lot. Frequently when I shouldn’t.
M – Milk. My favourite beverage. Yes, I like it even better than beer. Shocking, I know.
N – Nudity. Just checking to see if you’re still reading…
O – Onomatopoeia. A mostly-useless word that refuses to leave my brain, taking up valuable memory space along with my grandparents’ phone number from 1970 and my very first credit card number. You’d think there would be a way to purge that stuff and fill the space with something more useful. Like maybe some current phone numbers.
P – Popular. What I wasn’t in school.
Q – Queen… and Quantum. I love a huge variety of music, and Bohemian Rhapsody is one of my favourites. Plus I’m a science geek, so I’m giving you a twofer!
R – Restaurant. I love eating in restaurants, particularly ones that serve food I can’t (or won’t) make myself.
S – Silence. Ahhhh…
T – Tools. I love tools. Automotive tools, carpentry tools, cooking tools, you name it. Tools, books, and food are the three types of purchase that never need justification in our house.
U – Urban. The opposite of where I like to live.
V – Vivere. My favourite Andrea Bocelli album. Here’s my favourite track from the album, coincidentally also a “V” – Vivo Per Lei:
W – Wild. My imagination.
X – Xenophobic, I ain’t.
Y – Yellow. My favourite colour.
Z – Zoo. What it’s like inside my brain…
And now for the obligations of the award:
The rules for receiving the ABC award are:
1) Thank and link back to who nominated you: Done!
2) Say something about yourself with a word or a phrase beginning with each letter of the alphabet. Done!
3) And of course nominate some other bloggers for the award.
It seems as though a lot of the bloggers I’ve enjoyed in the past have vanished. I always find new ones to enjoy, but today I thought it would be nice to recognize and compliment my favourite long-time bloggers. Here they are:
I know a lot of these bloggers don’t generally accept/participate in blog awards, and that’s perfectly fine – I mean this as a compliment, not an obligation.
If you celebrate Christmas, I wish you a very merry one!
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Update: Winners have been drawn for the Spy, Spy Away book giveaway contest – click here to check ’em out!