Happy Friday and hope everyone has a safe and great Memorial Day weekend. I’d thought I’d acknowledge those who’ve bestowed some awards on me and make mention of a few kind souls who’ve decided to follow my blog. When you have the time, visit them and maybe they’ll be your kind of thing. The list, as was Monday’s blog list, is random and in no particular order and is at the end of this post.
First, press play below, so you’ll get in the mood.
First up, awards:
This blogger and I have been following each other for awhile now. She’s Sue at Swimming in the Mud and she awarded me with the Versatile Blog Award — thanks, Sue. Go check her blog out, she’s an East Coast girl gone to the West Coast and she has plenty of inspiring and interesting things to say. The “rules” for this award are below (but seriously, if you don’t want to do any of this, it’s okay, just stick it on your blog — if you want to) :).
- Thank the blogger who nominated you. (done)
- Share 7 random things about yourself. (see below)
- Nominate 15 fellow bloggers. (see immediately following the random things)
- Inform the bloggers of their nomination. (I’m telling you now)
- Add the Versatile Blogger Award pic on your blog post. (it’s over there on the right side)
- I hate raspberries.
- I’m allergic to avocados and pomegranates.
- Sometimes when I’m listening to my iPod when I’m walking on the beach, boardwalk or wherever, I imagine I’m in a movie. Or a rockstar. Or a rockstar in a movie.
- If I could relive one day, it would be my wedding day, the second time around. It was perfection.
- One of my favorite quotes (and I’m paraphrasing here) is from the movie, City Slickers, when Jack Palance’s character gives this advice to Billy Crystal’s character: The secret to life is one thing. When Billy Crystal’s character asks what is?, the old cowhand replies, That what you have to find out. I’ve figured it out.
- One of my favorite places is Nantucket
- When it’s my birthday, I like it to be a week-long celebration.
Another brand-new blogger that I’ve only recently discovered, Floating in the Breeze (link above) awarded me the Beautiful Blogger Award (this is the second time I’ve been awarded this one), so thanks so much. Go visit her blog — she’s just been blogging about two months, but her posts are inspiring and have gorgeous pictures — she’s made a recent life change and her blog is journal-like and very nice.
Aileen from Write Now was the first to award me with the above award so please visit her blog. She’s a nice lady from Ireland who is a poet, writer and actor with plenty of feel-good, soul sustenance content. Click here if you’d like to read more about it.
See below for a list of bloggers/followers, chosen totally at random (check back for others in the coming weeks!):
MommaHasaPottyMouth, just like the title says — a mother with a terrible habit of using “colorful” language that rants and raves about many things but gets “mushy” about some too.
BlarneyBounce, a blogger who is true to her Irish roots and meaning of kissing the blarney stone to give you the gift of eloquence or gab. Musings about the meaning and irritations of life.
Musing Monie, a recent college grad begins a 365-day epic journey, traveling through Hong Kong before she joins Corporate America.
On the Homefront and Beyond, a writer and columnist who honed her craft from the “university, hippies and poets.”
Cravesadventure, a husband/wife team’s adventures out West, from hiking to wine tours and everything in-between.
TalktoDiana, a quote collector and former outreach worker.
C’est la Vie, a self-described highly-sensitive person who blogs about everything from fashion to life events and learning to deal with uncomfortable situations.
JoyInTheMoments, a mom (and an author) from the Midwest sharing her experiences.
Shimmeshine, a “thorough introvert,” listener and thinker who blogs about everything from books to fashion and health and fitness.
PontyZen, a writer, photographer and poet from South Wales.
BlastedGoat, a self-described naturalist with a penchant for great books and all kinds of creative hobbies.
I know, enough already! If you’ve read this far, then thank you. Do you think I have enough links in my blog today or what? Most people have a three-day weekend for the Memorial Day holiday — for all veterans and their families — thank you and I honor you.
Have a great weekend everyone.
congrats and well done
Thank you!! :).
Awww, thanks Brigitte!! You rock. And not just because you nominated me for a blog award. 🙂 I love that you always recommend so many other interesting blogs, they’re always great recommendations and I invariably end up following them too.
My pleasure, MW. YOU rock.
Thank you once again Brigitte. Your blog is such an inspiration. 🙂
Thank you. :).
Great Post – thanks for the mention – so appreciate it! Have a Wonderful Weekend:)
Thanks and you too.
I love being chosen at random – thank you. I am a faithful follower.
You’re welcome and thank you!
Thanks so much 🙂 Today has been full of random surprises, woo whoo!
That’s always a good thing. :).
Reblogged this on UNFETTEREDBS and commented:
Check out Brigette’s Banter– she is the nicest blogger out there! and hey, she mentions me! You rock Brigette
Thanks for the reblog and YOU rock. :).
Thanks so much! One day when I learn about how to do all of this….well….I’ve got your back! 🙂
Seems you are doing pretty good there. :). You’re welcome and thank you.
Thanks, Brigitte. You are so sweet. I appreciate it.
No you are! :). You’re most welcome.
Wow! Thanks so much for the mention! I love you, too, lady! But about all those links … it’s going to take me all weekend to get through these, especially because I can already tell that I’m going to want to do more than just skim the headlines. (In case that sounded ungrateful, thanks for the links — it’s my fave way to discover awesome blogs!) Hugs and kisses!
Right back at ya — you deserve it, love your blog, it’s funny. I know, I know about the links….just trying to pay it forward to some peeps that need readers and other good blogs — I’ve been there and still am, sort of. :). You don’t sound ungrateful at all. Have a groovy weekend. xxoo. :).
So sweet! Thank you so much! I sort of feel like bloggers who’ve been FPd are celebrities so the fact that you not only follow my blog, but mention me and nominate an award leaves me speechless! And that you answer all of your comments is so awesome! I love it! And your blog! Congratulations and thanks again!! 🙂
Well, I don’t know about that (the celebrity thing), but you are so nice to say that, Emi. You seem like such a nice, decent and warm human being and that is success in my book. You’re very welcome — you deserve it and your blog is great as well. Loving your travel posts! :).
Congratulations honey on all your awards….much deserved 🙂
Thanks so much, Vikki.
Congrats for winning the Versatile Blogger Award! You truly deserve it. I must say that your blog always injects positiveness in me and has a ‘feel good’ factor too. You are very altruistic and have a beautiful personality.
Thanks so much for nominating me!!! I`m thrilled! You made my day and I`m all smiles! 🙂 🙂
Thank you and wow, you’ve made me smile too with your kind, kind comments. Congrats to you!!
Thanks alot! Take care! 🙂
Congratulations on the Versatile Blogger Award Brigitte! You deserve it Brigitte! Thanks for mentioning my blog. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Thank you so much. And you’re welcome. Have a great weekend yourself. :).
As a veteran, I accept your gratitude, Brigitte. As a blogger, I accept your graciousness, not only for including my blog here, but also for your kind comments on my ‘about Honie’ page. As a seaker of all things funny and uplifting, I accept your recommendations of other blogs and will definitely check them out.
Celebrating this weekend with my family. So, next week I will comply with a post to be worthy of your very kind nomination for the Versatile Blogger Award. : ) Thank you!!!!
You’re very welcome, Honie. Thank you. :).
Hello Brigitte! I hope you are enjoying your weekend! I just wanted you to know that I nominated you for the “Inspiring Blogger Award!” Please click on the link: http://specialspice.wordpress.com/2012/05/26/a-dream-come-true/
That’s so nice — thank you!
Hi Brigitte, I was delighted when you liked my blog, but to have you mention it above really made my day. I’ll be sure to check out your recommendations. Your generosity to fellow bloggers is inspiring. Thank you.
You’re very welcome and thanks so much. :).
awww…….thanks a lot honey, big huggs 🙂
The thing I like most about you is how you find time to appreciate other bloggers.
Congratulations!!!!!! 🙂 and awwww thanks so much for mentioning my blog! 🙂
Thanks and you’re very welcome. :).
Whenever I read one of your posts, I finish feeling better…just better…like I’ve been in the company of someone very sweet. Your writing carries with it a cheerful disposition that is very infectious. I look forward to more. 🙂
Wow, thank you so much for that. What a gracious and lovely comment. So glad you like my post and hope you have a great day and week! :).
Thanks for the nod, Brigitte. I tip my hat right back atcha!
Hey Sue! Thank you. :).