The last few weeks have been full to the brim with things that for good or bad distracted, overwhelmed and left me without an organized enough corner in my brain to be able to fulfil the duties bestowed upon me with these generous nudges from the sceptre of greatness.
I have been working on this post since early April and apologize in advance to anyone I tag or nominate, for whom this is a repetition of awards already received. On the other hand, no one is heard complaining about multiple Oscars, so: "Get Over Yourself!"
In Chronological Order: The Zombie chicken Award!
from "Don't Feed The Pixies"
The Blogger who receives this award believes in the Tao of the Zombie Chicken - excellence, grace and persistence in all situations, even in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. These amazing bloggers regularly produce content so remarkable that their readers would brave a raving pack of zombie chickens just to be able to read their inspiring words. As a recipient of this world-renowned award, you now have the task of passing it on to at least 5 other worthy bloggers. Do not risk the wrath of the zombie chickens by choosing unwisely or not choosing at all...
And the nominees are:
Delusions of Adequacy
A Good Horse
Magic Lantern Show
Shattered into One Piece
from Owen at "Magic Lantern Show"
Rules of the award.
1.Winner may display logo on his/her blog.
2.Put a link to person from whom award was received.
3.Nominate 6 blogs.
4.Leave message for nominees.
And the nominees are:
"The Diary of Dagenham Dave"
"The Wind in your Vagina"
"Tidings of Magpies"
In addition to the above, highly appreciated plethora of honors, I was tagged by Dave "Pie-n-Mash" from Daggenham
The rules are:
-Respond and rework
-Answer questions on your own blog
-Replace one question
-Tag 8 people
and the Tagees are:
Not Waving but Drowning
One Word is Enough
Snail Beach Sheep
What are your current obsessions?
Blogging: thinking through postings in my head.
Which item from your wardrobe do you wear most often?
Gardening gloves and sun hats.
What's for Dinner?
Off to the unknown; due to our inability to make a timely excuse to avoid dinner with Feral Grandchildren tonight. Oh Joy!
Last thing you bought?
Gift certificate for daughter and hubby (not owners of feral grandchildren) to go to nearby big animal rescue, where Bed & Breakfast Lodges overlook Elephant playground.
What are you listening to?
If you were a God/Goddess who would you be?
Sisyphus - see prior post.
Favorite holiday spots?
New Orleans, but haven't made it back since Katrina.
Anywhere friends and family reside.
Reading right now?
Narrow Dog to Carcassonne by Terry Darlington.
Who or what makes you laugh until you are weak?
Any fool who thinks it might be lucrative to steal my purse, identity or credit cards!
Who's your Hero/Heroine?
I know a ton! People who put on a brave face through illness, hardship and adversity. Leaders by example. Nancy Reagan was one. I always dismissed her as "Hollywood Fluff", until she stayed by her husband's side through Alzheimer's. Seeing her kneeling at his tomb, not wanting to leave him even then still brings tears of admiration to my eyes.
First Spring Thing?
Brushing, brushing and brushing my sweet old Collie dog as she "Blows her Coat." The place looks like I have held a sheep massacre here.
What's the funniest thing you ever saw in your life?
Hubbies test-drive of a Go-Ped (motorized scooter), which left without him, leaving him on his back in the street outside our house.
Care to share some wisdom?
-You never learn anything for free.
-When you are looking for a hand, you will find you have two of them, one on the end of each arm.
-It is unfortunate but worldly wealth does not necessarily equate with class.
-Kindness does matter.
If you were a tree, which one would you be, and why?
London Plane Tree: This will be a post for another day.
Name fictitious characters who made a lasting impression on you.
Mrs. Do-as-you-would-be-done-by from The Water Babies
Jo from Little Women
4 words to describe yourself.