Beautiful Blogger Award

Beautiful Blogger Award

Thank you to Thomas at: for nominating mypenandme for this award.

The rules for this award are:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you
  2. Post the award image to your page
  3. Tell seven things about yourself
  4. Nominate up to 15 other bloggers and let them know

7 things about me are:

1.  I had three hours’ sleep last night.  I meant to have a nap sometime during the day but the day slipped by and then the evening did as well.  Now it is 12:31 a.m.

2.  I went to the bank and the grocery store very early this morning because we were expecting rain.  I wish I had brought my camera.  All of a sudden out of the blue there were more than a hundred pigeons that had gathered all around me and everyone else at the bus stop.  One had a pure white head, very unusual eyes and walked as if it were a celebrity among the others.  It looked almost like a ghost pigeon, an alien pigeon–something out of a movie.  The rest of its coloring looked like all the other pigeons, similar to the ones that I posted last weekend.  From now on, I will always take my camera to that particular grocery store.

3.  It ended up being a very dark day with rain falling late in the afternoon.  I made a pot of soup from scratch as I do every weekend.   This week I used simmering steak, carrots, celery, cabbage, green beans, onions, kidney beans, red beets, spinach, potatoes, zucchini, fresh garlic, tomato sauce, parsley, Italian spices, basil, seasoning salt and black pepper.  I just had a bowl a few minutes ago and the flavor was wonderful.

4.  I talked to Rusky in Australia a short while ago.  He is organizing a collab involving several poets and invited me to participate.  I will look forward to that.

5.  I was looking at some poetry that I wrote about a year or so ago.  I was writing so much better then or maybe it was just a combination of anger and heartbreak doing the writing–not me at all.  Maybe I just had something to say then…or maybe my screenwriting has caused me to write with a different perspective.  I don’t know…

6.  As it nears December, I’m going to go downtown and take photographs of the holiday-dressed windows at our major department stores.  I’ll post them here when I do.

7.  I suppose I ought to get back to my screenplay now, or at least back to thinking about it.  It’s a completely different screenplay than it was a few months prior.  I have this stack of newspaper articles that I have to go through–all articles that gave me ideas that I wanted to return to later–ideas that I could perhaps implement somehow.  I have to do that yet, and finish Steven Smith’s book.  I’m only halfway through it–a good book, though.  His first run was only thirty copies.  That in itself makes me want to read it.

My nominees are:

Have a good night everyone.  Thanks for your delightful blogs.  I am enjoying all of the blogs that I am subscribed to.

With best regards,

Mary Ann

28 thoughts on “Beautiful Blogger Award

  1. Congratulations!
    Greetings from Belgium.

  2. copasetic64 says:

    thanks for the nomination, much appreciated. You have a very nice blog here.

  3. Alastair says:

    Well done on the award 🙂
    (From the UK)

    • mypenandme says:

      Thank you, Alastair. Rob and Soli Joy (here in Toronto) have a puppet called Alistair Ant. I always get a flash of that puppet in my mind whenever I see your name even though it is spelled differently. Ha! Wishing you a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by.

      • Alastair says:

        LOL 😀

        hope you have a great day to – whatever part of it you are on now

      • mypenandme says:

        It’s 8:03 a.m., Sunday. I was hoping to sleep for a few more hours, but I awakened saying under my breath, “You don’t have to stay in this dream, you know, you can wake up…” It was some silly thing that I can’t even recall now, but I do remember that the same situation kept repeating itself as if my dream had somehow got caught in a loop. Anyway…have a great day, Alastair.

      • Alastair says:

        I hate it when that happens. I was having a rather fantastic dream the other day, and I was in a car, when some kid in the car next to mine was playing on a handheld game. I thought it was rather rude of him until I realised it was actually my alarm going off :-/

        13:15 here in the UK

      • mypenandme says:

        That’s funny…the alarm clock ending, not the time… A lot of my favourite musicians/bands reside/resided in the UK.

  4. Deb says:

    Congrats, Maryann! 🙂 xx

  5. Amy says:

    Congratulations! Thank you so much for the nomination!

  6. rommel says:

    Congrats, Maryann. And nice to meet you. I’m very flattered to be awarded by an experienced writer. thank you. Will be looking for your poem submission and the chritmas deco post. Just poke me when you’ve done both.
    More power, and have fun blogging!

  7. Harry says:

    Thank you very kindly for the award it is only the second one which my new site had received.

  8. John says:

    Thank you for your nomination. 🙂

  9. Raani York says:


  10. eof737 says:

    Congratulations! 😉

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