Sunshine Award

Thank you so much to Cynthia Ann Katon-Alfonso for this lovely award and for listing mypenandme as one of her recommended blogs.  I am honored and delighted.

Please visit Cynthia’s delightfully inspiring blog at:  http://songsofseasons.wordpress.com/

The Sunshine Award guidelines are:  1.Link the award to the person who gave it to you.  2.Answer the questions that come with it.  3.Pass it along to other bloggers and let them know they have received it.

My answers to the questions are as follows:

The Sunshine Award guidelines are:  1.Link the award to the person who gave it to you.  2.Answer the questions that come with it.  3.Pass it along to other bloggers and let them know they have received it.

My answers to the questions are as follows:

Favorite color:  I do not have one.  I am more interested in favourite color combinations.

Favorite animal:  squirrel–but I do like all animals.

Favorite number:  11

Favorite non-alcoholic drink(s):  Coffee, iced coffee, ginger ale, pineapple juice and Italian soda.

Facebook or Twitter:  I left Facebook two years ago and I’ve never tried Twitter.  I did join Google+ just the other day.  I’m there under my own name–Mary Ann Blinkhorn in case any of you would like to add me.

My greatest passion:  studying the art of writing screenplays and writing them.

Favorite day of the week:  It depends on the week!

Favorite flower:  the sunflower

Blogs that I’m recommending:

http://brokenlightcollective.wordpress.com/2012/06/09/because-they-smile/

http://walterwsmith.wordpress.com/

http://jannahill.wordpress.com/

http://fstopsdotnet.wordpress.com/

http://erinloveart.wordpress.com/

http://robertsantafede.com/

http://therightmood.wordpress.com/

http://geektohighbrow.wordpress.com/

I hope that you enjoy these blogs as much as I do or more.

With warm regards,

Mary Ann

 

Inspiring Blog Award

This morning I was reading my blog comments, and there it was–a lovely surprise.  Thank you, Write Now, For Aspiring Artists at:  http://jaylt.wordpress.com/articles/ for nominating mypenandme for this award.  🙂

7 things about me:

1.  I walk to and from work every day.

2.  I start work at 11:00 a.m. so I can stay up late and write.

3.  I like Tuck and  Patti’s version of Time After Time.

4.  I love squirrels

5.  The very first haiku that I ever wrote was:

      I walk down Bloor Street

      Pigeon knocks me in the head

      Flies away shaken

6.  I still have some 45s.

7.  I want to learn how to make sushi.

I nominate the following 15 blogs:

http://shortofstories.wordpress.com/

http://palmtreesbarefeet.wordpress.com/

http://jimzshortstories.wordpress.com/

http://purehaiku.wordpress.com/

http://patgarciabookreviews.wordpress.com/2012/06/06/newblogbookreviewsandbookrecommendationsanintroduction/

http://bennaga.wordpress.com/

http://anakegoodall.wordpress.com/

http://wstadler.com/

http://jameslees101.wordpress.com/

http://rewritedr.wordpress.com/

http://reflectionsofchina.wordpress.com/

http://millieho.net/

http://david-michael-williams.com/

http://wragsthinks.wordpress.com/

http://thoughtsfromtheoutdoors.wordpress.com/

I hope that you enjoy them!  🙂

With warm regards,

Mary Ann – mypenandme

 

belated feet walking

one never knows what to do

when it doesn’t make sense

 

laughing with foolish teeth

she follows the skulking mist

until its footprints drop

down, down, down

onto a clay street

defacing a clay dog

that leaves her heartbroken

 

belated feet walking

she calls his name

tender fog presiding

protecting her from

bulky truths

telephone booths

big dipper in candid sky

 

does she resign

or does she fail to do so?

 

she holds out an apple

embracing the star within

 

by mary ann blinkhorn

 

Written for Three Word Wednesday at:  http://www.threewordwednesday.com/

This week’s words:  bulky, mist and resign

 

mypenandme says, “Thank you kindly for the likes.”

Creative Chaos Award

I would like to thank Renee (Positive Boomer) at:

http://positiveboomer.wordpress.com/ for nominating me for this award.  Thank you, Renee!  Forty years of marriage–that’s really something to be proud of.   Congratulations to both of you.

This award has 4 tasks for me to do.

First Task: Three weird things I do: Okay.   Let me see . . .

1.  No one comes over until I’ve quickly tidied up–applies to everyone.

2.  A few years back I got in a bad habit of thinking out loud, sometimes.  I’ve pretty much stopped that now.

3.  Peanut butter on vanilla ice cream.

Second Task: You must tell why you look at the “glass half full” scenario and ask “what? No coffee?”

Answer:  That’s easy!  I’m a Libra –  I’m optimistic by nature.

Third Task: You find yourself in a desolate place when your car breaks down. You have no cell phone service, no Wal-Mart, and only a candy bar for food. It is 150 miles to the closest town. What color are your underpants and why?

Answer:  I take the subway, bus or walk most of the time, so I’m going to excuse myself from this one.  Ha.  As for the color of my umbrella, lol . . . black.

Fourth Task: Nominate 5 people who recently followed your blog.

http://jennifermeaton.com/

http://inkiblu.me/

http://tracielouisephotography.net/gallery/

http://sianblohm.wordpress.com/you-are-here-too/

http://aaastern.wordpress.com/

I’m delighted to have these five new followers and I hope that you will visit their blogs.

Gee . . . I guess I’m done now.  Copying and pasting does wonders for speeding up the writing process!

Best regards,

Mary Ann