Wednesday, March 27, 2013


Today’s post is going to be one of those Hodge-Podge posts because I have three things to talk about.

First, I have an award to accept:

Now, I hope this doesn’t offend anyone, who in the past has given me an award that I didn’t ‘pick-up’. Normally I don’t do these things, it tends to embarrass me a little, and bore you to death. BUT, Jen is my CP and she has done a wonderful job of sticking with me so how could I refuse.

Here are the questions I’m supposed to answer:

If you could change one thing, what would it be?
I think these are supposed to be things about me that I would change, not the world in general. So, I would like it if I would never get angry. Anger is such a futile emotion that gets me nowhere but in a bad place. I work hard at it, but I still find, although my temper is nothing like it used to be, certain events can send me screaming down a dark tunnel.

If you could repeat an age, what would it be?
For the most part there isn’t a particular year I want to go back to, but if I could I would repeat the year I was diagnosed with cancer. I know, I know, that sounds crazy, but my reason is that I would do things drastically different with respect to the treatment I received. Maybe I wouldn’t even be here today, but I wouldn’t be living with the side effects of cancer treatment, which are truly my only health issues today.

What one thing really scares you?
Someone hurting the people I love.

If you could be someone else for a day who would it be?
I really can’t think of anyone else I would like to be for a day. I admit that some days I would rather not be me, but then I’m not sure who else I would inflict my personality upon.

OK, that’s it for the embarrassing questions. Now, I get to pick three people to bestow this award upon.

First, I would like to give this little REALITY award to Brandon and Bryan at A BEER FOR THE SHOWER. Not only are these two guys deserving, but I would really like to see what they would do with this in a cartoon. Go HERE to find their blog.

Second, is Pat Hatt at It’s Rhyme Time. Pat is deserving also, he and his pet. I only hope that he will take the bet. Pat always speaks in rhyme, visit his blog for a jolly good time. I really hope to see him rhyme his way through this. Find Pat at 'It's Rhyme Time

Finally, Robyn at rawkrobyn. Robin is another ‘quirky’ (and I mean that in a good way) blogger who I’m hoping might find a way to accept this award in one of her ‘famous’ interviews. See Robin at "Life by Chocolate'

OK that’s it for the blog award business. If any one of you three, don’t do blog awards, I understand. I enjoy your style and the appeal of something different in each of you blogs and thought it might be a fun approach to these questions.

Here is a little something for Jen at 'Birdsnest". Thanks Jen.

OK, SECOND thing to talk about. DL Hammons at Cruising Altitude has another new (and great) idea:

Today was the first day or the first person blitzed. It was fun to go and post something on a new blog and see all the love pouring out. To learn more about this new 'blog world' phenomena go HERE

Thanks DL!

FINALLY, I won’t be doing the A to Z Challenge this year so, no need to come by this space daily. I participated last year and made it to the end but I was EXHAUSTED. I found that I DO NOT have the stamina to keep it up (blogging) every day. But ya’all go on and have a good time and I’ll be lurking and checking in on you guys from time to time.

If you want to know what I’m up to I’ll be here every Wednesday; ‘The Good Lord willin’ and the creek don’t rise.”

So tell me; Do you know Brandon, Bryan, Pat or Robyn? If not check 'em out. These are some of the most fun bloggers out there. How about Jen at Birdsnest? Are you going to get 'Blitzed'? Not if you don't sign up. Doing A to Z? If so have fun.


  1. Lots going on today here at your bay. Thanks a ton for the award too, a post with the questions I can surely do, just hard to get it in, as I'm into June now with posts at my bin and people usually forget by the time I post it. That keeps me far ahead though so then I can easily take a break at my show. And exhausted you say, you commented on 24 posts in one day, A to Z should be easy after that haha. And seen the stupid side effects of that cancer so called treatment crap, sadly they keep pushing the garbage when there are at least 2 ways out there to get rid of it with no side effects, they can't make money off that though, so away they go with the crap. And know both the others too you awarded at your zoo. Now my long arse comment is done. And I'm commenter #1

  2. Know all of those bloggers! Robyn is a sweetheart.
    I'm sorry you still struggle with the side effects. We're glad you're here though.
    I think we overwhelmed PK with the Blitz yesterday!

  3. i haven't seen them, i don't believe, i will check their blogs out--sorry you aren't doing the a-z thing, i am signed up, that's all i can say now haha :)

  4. Farawayeyes, you are wonderful. Thank you so much for the award. I'll try to work it in with an interview.

    So sorry about your cancer struggles. I didn't know. You're a stellar woman and survivor.

    Hugs to you!

  5. congrats on the award and I know what you mean about lingering side effects. As for a-z, yep, I'm doing it but as long as I finish writing and scheduling all my posts BEFORE April 1, it'll be a piece of pie :)

  6. Congrats to Pat. He's an amazing rhyming blogger. I have no idea how he keeps up and manages all that poetry, too.

  7. Thank you for the Blitz mention! I'm already zeroing in on our next victim! :)

  8. Pat - Well if you should get the chance, sure would love to see you do this dance.

    Alex - Yeah, I have to admit the 'Blitz' was fun.

    Lynn - Nice to see you again. Check out those blogs I think you'll like 'em. Have fun at the A to Z. I'll drop by to check it out.

    Robyn - Ah, see I knew I shouldn't have said that. I'm fine, really.

    ms - you are awesome, everything written and scheduled by 4/1 WOW!

    Donna - Check out Pat's blog from Sunday 3/24, it was his B.D. and he had a blog an hour. It was hilarious.

    DL - No problem. Can't wait. I should have trusted you from the get go. It was fun!

  9. Running late today. (Huff puff) I wasn't brave enough for the A to Z but being part of the Blog Blitz yesterday was fun.

  10. YAY! Glad you picked up your award. Thank you, thank you! You just made my morning with that clip. HJ is just too damn adorable :)

  11. LD - I'm with you. A one day Blitz, I can handle. 26 days of blogging bliss - all in a row - I'm not brave enough either.

    Jaybird - Glad you liked it!

  12. I love your answers, and thank you truly for passing it along and the kind words! And you know what, we've never done an award post. But maybe we could have fun with this. Let me talk to the other creative half and see what he thinks...

  13. congrats on the award! lovely to know more about you. I'm skipping AZ this year as well because I need to focus on my rewrites :)

  14. B & B - Thanks. I hope you can work it out, it should be fun.

    nutshell - I'm with you. Priorities, priorities and dare to be different.

  15. Ask and you shall receive. Today's post is most definitely in your honor... whether that's for better or for worse.

  16. Nice award! I'm doing the challenge. Hope you stop by I'm doing VI place names with pictures and everything.