Thursday, September 24, 2009

Thank you for the award!

Thanks so much to Anna at "Let's See if this Works"! She presented me with the Kreativ blogger award- many thanks! I love Anna's blog, too! Thank you!

There are rules that go along with winning this award and even though I can be a rule breaker, I promise to follow these guidelines this time!

The rules:

1.) Thank the person who gave this to you. (did it!)
2.) Copy the logo and place it in your blog. (did it!)
3.) Link the person who nominated you. (did it!)
4.) Name 7 things about yourself that no one would really know. (did it!)
5.) Nominate seven 'Kreativ Bloggers.' (did it!)
6.) Post links to the seven blogs you nominate. (did it!)
7.) Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know you nominated them. (did it!)

The 7 things about me:

An aside: this is hard because I've been blogging for more than 3 years and I think ya'll know everything!

a) I like a scoop of orange sherbet in my vanilla ice cream milkshake because then it tastes like one of those old fashioned orange push-up pops.

b) I resigned my job at the ice cream store on Wednesday, effective Oct. 2, 2009.

c) I have really bad arthritis in my right hand, especially my thumb, index finger, and the "fuck you" finger.

d) I often check out more library books than I can read during the allotted period so I either pay fines or I return them and check them right back out again since I usually have about 15 home at a time. But the reason I want so many at once is in case I get sick and have loads of time to read, or... well, what if I don't like something? I need to have another choice. And my mood changes so I have to have at least 3 different genres at home at once. Um, does this make me sound weird, or like I need medication?

e) I'm uncomfortable around old people because I feel like I end up talking to them the way I do a 5 year old and I never consciously do it. Then I catch myself and I feel like an idiot.

f) I don't recycle and I don't feel bad about not doing it but I feel bad about not feeling bad...

g) I like to wear flip- flops with toe socks just for a few weeks in the fall to make my foot transition back to real shoes easier. I try and trick my feet into being happy about shoes again. it doesn't always work...

My nominees

1) Bragger- I know I've given her an award before but I think she is SOOO worthy! Her blog is always thoughtful, and usually funny or insightful. AND she's smart! I love her blog and her brain! I have a 'girl crush'!

2) Julie at Riding Solo- her pictures are beautiful. And you never know what you might get with her blog- something personal, something insightful, something funny, quirky or just off the wall! I love it! (AND she works with BOOKS!!!!!!!)

3) Shan at Shansland- her blog is another potpourri of delight. She might have a video of anything, including her kids, or some insight or just a quip about her life. All good stuff. I also personally appreciate her comments that she leaves on my blog. She is funny, kind and always offers words that make me feel better; she shows through her comments that she is a good soul.

4) Finn McCool- my blogging buddy across the Pond in the land of the Emerald Isle had beautiful pictures, smart poetry, or a personal thought to share. (And I think his writing is sexy...)

5) Tense Teacher- a fellow high school English teacher who shares her stuff- the good, the bad, and the ugly. It's well written and I appreciate that she pokes a little fun at herself- anyone who doesn't take themselves too seriously, posts the greatest memes, and is always grammatically correct gets my vote as a FAB blog!

And the next 2 nominees are a bit unconventional...

6) Patti who is a member of a group photo blog called Through Our Eyes. This is her only blog but she is great. i love her pictures- they are stunning! And she is a frequent commenter here who always has something smart of fun to share. She is witty and insightful and I'm glad she's become my blog friend- and I hope to meet her in person someday!

7) Curley who is also a member of the group photo blog Through Our Eyes. She has a great sense of humor, which is apparent in her photos. I also appreciate her diligence in blog reading and commenting. She is a wonderful lady and I'm happy to call her my best friend and fellow blogger.

(Patti and Curley- we can post your award with your next picture on "Eyes" if you want!)

So once again, thanks to Anna for the award- I *heart* awards! And thanks to all the great bloggers who make my days just a little better!

Hugs and kisses,
Maggie Mae


Hecate said...

b) I resigned my job at the ice cream store on Wednesday, effective Oct. 2, 2009.

I'm a hoping there is a blog post about why you're resigning!!

Curley said...

Aww...Shucks. Thank you. You just made my day. Right back at cha.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Curley took the words right out of my mouth!

Boy, are they going to miss you at the parlor!

Better start exercising that middle finger! We can't have you loosing that function!!


Maggie said...

Hecate- there is a post but the reasoning isn't super exciting or dramatic!

Curley- you're welcome. And thank you too!

Patti- you're welcome!

And yeah, they'll probably miss me but I'm sure they can find a replacement- I've had at least a dozen people come in over the last 2 weeks asking for an application!

And that finger still functions perfectly well on my left hand! hahaha!

Shan said...

What is this good fortune I have come upon?? Thank you Maggie!! What a way to start the day indeed! I was just in the middle of an entry and wondering if I'll get it to the posting floor(due to ADD or blog laziness-blaziness?) when you chimed in with that little square of delight.

And boy did you blindside us with the ice cream parlor news! DO TELL!! (And yay! I know you were getting your fill of that place for sure. ;)

With d,e,and f, I am in COMPLETE agreement.

I like your concept behind g but I'm pretty sure I still can't handle having little sweaters between my toes. I try it every 10 years or so and my tootsies get weirded out every time. :) I love my flip flops enough to get back on that horse though.

CONGRATS to you for getting so many awards! You ARE wonderfully creative and a very entertaining writer as well as a fun new friend! Keep it up girlie! xo

Anna said...

arthritis in your fuck you finger? - sucks!

now off to see the blogs of your nominees!

Finn said...

Thanks Maggie.


Maggie said...

Shan- I love ya girl! And the sweaters between my toes are completely new and foreign each year and my toes have no idea how to behave. I think this year I might forgo this experience.

anna- thank you again!

Finn, hunny, there is something sexy in your word choice and your presentation.

And you're welcome!

Wiley said...

You resigned at the ice cream place? Tell us more!
I hope big things are coming your way soon (not in the style of an ice cream truck careening down the highway towards you, though...)

Julie said...

Thank you for the award but I'm still not sure how to pick up the award to post it. Your description of my blog is spot on, sometimes I feel pretty scattered, I'm glad you're able to roll with it.

Maggie said...

Wiley- the story is coming!

Julie: okay, you should be able to either click on the image and make it larger and then you can right mouse click it and do the "save as" thing and then reinsert it on your blog like you do an image.

Or you can just right mouse on the image and it should let you "save as."

And I do love your blog- so glad you found this one of mine- it's my favorite one I write! :)