for some awards over the past month or so, and I have been neglectful in responding to those nominations – I apologize for that. I have terribly mixed emotions – it’s is a very nice compliment to be nominated, but it is so very hard for me to choose bloggers to pass the awards on to because everyone I follow is so very good. That’s why I follow you!
The guilt is winning now, so let me publicly thank those who have passed awards on to me.
Taniamend presented me with the Wonderful Team Membership Reader Award over a month ago. I filed this award away in the memory banks with the intent of responding much sooner than this. But life messes with my memory far too often, so I admit to my negligence and will try to make it up here. The requirements for this award are:
1. The Nominee of the Wonderful Team member Readership Award shall display the logo on his/her post/page and/or sidebar
2. The Nominee shall nominate 14 readers they appreciate over a period of 7 days (1 week) – this can be done at any rate during the week. It can be ALL on one day or a few on one day and a few on another day, etc.
3. The Nominee shall name his or her Wonderful Team Member Readership Award nominees on a post or on posts during the 7 day (1 week) period.
4. The Nominee shall make these rules, or amended rules keeping to the spirit of the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award, known to each reader s/he nominates.
5. The Nominee must finish this sentence and post: ”A Great reader is…”
I have satisfied #1 by displaying the logo above. One down! Numbers 2 and 3 will be dealt with later in this post. Number 4 has been satisifed also by virtue of my posting the rules here, I believe.
As to #5 – well, what the heck is a great reader anyway? I think it is this: “A great reader is one who reads blogs and who shows respect for the blogger when making comments.”
And then, a bit more recently, The Retiring Sort nominated me for
Attach the award icon to your site – it’s above, so I think that’s done.
Share seven random things about yourself:
I suspect I’ve shared more about myself that anyone cares to know, but I’ll give this a go and see what comes out. 1) The Retiring Sort gave, as one of her seven, that she’s a klutz. I’m willing to bet I’m an even bigger klutz – I truly have it down to a science! 2) I’d rather bake than cook, but I don’t do much of that anymore either. 3) When I first started watching football, I picked my favorite teams by uniform color. 4) I always did well in math, until algebra reared its ugly head. 5) I love being home, but lately I’ve developed this urge to travel. 6) I cannot imagine living without pets – although some days I question my sanity in that regard. 7) Recycling makes me feel righteous, and I do like feeling righteous!
Even more recently, the Retiring Sort (link above) nominated me for
This award made me realize I had done nothing about the first two and induced sufficient guilt at being so lax about these things that I am now doing something about them. Perhaps TRS should get some kind of award for that! One of the requirements for this award is to answer these questions:
In which country or region would you like your next adventure to be? There are many places I would like to visit – for some time now I have wanted to tour Western Europe, renting a car and driving about to see what there is to see. I would also like to tour the countryside in England, Ireland and Scotland – maybe even take the Hebrides ferry ride – if it’s still running. It was several years ago that I read about that one. And more recently, I would like to visit Santorini, Greece – that because of the photos that catbirdinoman posted on her recent visit there. And, of course, since my son is teaching in Muscat, Oman now, I’d like to visit him there.
Where would you recommend for an adventurous time? I agree with The Retiring Sort here – adventure is where you make it. So I would suggest that you make everywhere you go an adventure of your choosing. My best adventures have been visiting places with people I care about.
Most interesting culture: I think I have not really traveled enough to answer this one. Of those places I have been, I think the Chinese culture is perhaps the most different from ours, and that difference is what makes it interesting.
Favorite activity: I think preparing for a new adventure is my favorite thing – I have a need to learn all I can about anything new that I get involved in. I’ve always said you can tell what my current hobby is by what I’m reading. Same thing with visiting somewhere new – I read all I can, I pick the sights I want to see and then when I get there I’ll probably do something entirely different.
Favorite quotation: My favorite quotations are almost always from Mark Twain. For this particular purpose, at this moment, my favorite quote from him is “You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus”. I think imagination is critical to truly living a life.
Of course, for all of these awards one of the requirements is to pass them on to specific bloggers. This is where I always always fall short. As I said in the beginning of this post, I follow bloggers because I really enjoy their writing, their photos, their personalities. Therefore, I’m going to just cop out on this one – I want each and every one of you who reads this post to grab one or more of these awards and go with it. You are all great readers, beautiful bloggers and adventurous souls. You are all some of my favorite people!