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Very Inspiring Blog Award   6 comments

Very Inpiring Blog AwardJennifer Adams writes My Life as a Single Mom.  She’s got a new children’s book coming out in March, and is working on many projects, including a young adult novel … and her daughter, Dublin!  She’s nominated for the Very Inspiring Blog Award, and I thank her for the recognition!

Here are the “rules” of accepting the Very Inspiring Blogger Award:

  • Thank the person who nominated you and link back to them in your post.
  • Share 7 interesting things about yourself.
  • Nominate 7 bloggers you admire.
  • Leave a comment on each of the blog’s letting them know they have been nominated.

Hmmm. Seven interesting things.  Hmmmmm.

  1. I remember running water being installed in the house I grew up in.  Just a sink; none of the other modern conveniences.
  2. I proposed to Velda on our first date.
  3. I totaled our first car 6 days before our wedding.  Velda wasn’t in the car; 2 other young ladies were. Only one of them was admitted to the hospital along with me.  (Everyone was fine … just bruised & battered for the wedding!)
  4. I talked Velda into making my summer job after our wedding into our “honeymoon.”  We were at a dance camp in the Colorado Rockies.  Beautiful … except for the brown water in the shower. I don’t seem to have good luck with indoor plumbing. I am not a plumber.
  5. Worst professional stage lighting experience: lighting the professional ballet company that summer for an alcoholic choreographer.  Using a WWII surplus lighting console that was literally held together with masking tape and string was just an evil bonus.
  6. Second worst professional stage lighting experience: running follow spot for Tom Jones.  His road manager was, uh, in an altered state and his instructions were not suited for people that were not in that state with him. Which wasn’t possible, of course.
  7. Third worst professional stage lighting experience: I was Master Electrician for the University of Missouri Theater, and we got a call from a local bar that their lighting package didn’t arrive for that night.  Could we do the lighting for them?  My professor agreed to provide the equipment for $100, with me as operator for $40.  The bar owner paid me in cash, and tried to palm the $100 when he did so. And he argued with me when I said he didn’t pay me.

Note: I’m no longer doing theatrical lighting.

Seven bloggers that I admire, in no particular order:

Cindy Knoke

Ed Darrell’s Millard Fillmore’s Bathtub

Lizzie Joy’s Photo Suite

A Nature Mom

Lady or Not … Here I Come

Oh, The Places We See

Texana’s Kitchen

The Sunshine Award   2 comments

Sunshine AwardMy thanks to Sarah Angleton, the practical historian, for nominating me for this award.  You’ll really like Sarah’s blog … here’s how she describes herself:

I am a thirty-something wife, mom, and writer of historical fiction. When I’m not busy working on what is sure to be the finest novel my mom has ever read, I blog about history, one quirky anecdote at a time.

And she does … today’s summary of the history of Erector sets, along with the U-238 Atomic Energy Lab play set from the same manufacturer, is a great read!  Please enjoy!

Here are the Sunshine award questions asked of each recipient:

  1. What is your favorite color?    It keeps changing.  Must be about aging.  Green.
  2. What is your favorite animal?  Homo Sapiens.
  3. What is your favorite number?    Pi, as it defines an unending circle.
  4. What is your favorite drink?    Diet Coke.  Wait.  Whiskey.  Wait.  A Cadillac Margarita.  Wait.  Diet Coke.  Wait.  Elijah Craig 18-year old Whiskey.  Wait.  Diet Coke. 
  5. What is your favorite pattern? Test Pattern
  6. What is your passion?    When you do something, do it right.
  7. Do you prefer a good movie or a good book?    No question: a good book.
  8. Would you rather give or receive a gift?    Why is that a choice?  Both, please.
  9. What is your favorite day? Again, it keeps changing.  It used to be Wednesday, but now it’s Saturday.
  10. What is your favorite flower? Hibiscus.  So complex, so fragile.

Other than the practical historian, I want to nominate some of the blogs that I most enjoy reading.  They run the gamut from photography to recipes to humor to armchair philosophy. Some are new, some are less new.  Some post daily, and some are less frequent.  All are great blogs.  I hope you’ll enjoy them, too.  And, in no particular order….

Corinth Rose

Much More Muchier

Forever 51

Hiking Angeles Forest

And She Laughs

Worldly Traveler

Agrigirl’s Blog

Write Meg!

Canadian Hiking Photography

A Nine Pound Hammer

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