The Versatile Blogger Award + message about awards

versatile blogger

Thank you to Transcendental Renaissance @ http://djderdiger.wordpress.com/ for nominating mypenandme for this award.

The rules for this award are as follows:

1) Add The Versatile Blogger award photo on a blog post

2) Thank the person who presented you with the award and link back to their post/page.

3) Share seven things about yourself

4) Pass the award along to 15 favorite bloggers.

7 things about me… or better put:  What’s new with me…

1)  Today I bought a new vacuum cleaner and I love it.

2)  I spent an hour today, stapling loose notes into my IDEAS BOOK so I don’t lose them.

3)  I’ve discovered Celestial Seasonings, True Blueberry Tea.  I like it.

4)  I’m still working on the screenplay and getting more and more excited about it.  Out with the old scenes… in with the new.

5)  I feel a new poem coming on.

6)  I’m currently reading books by Blake Snyder, Bowles/Mangravite/Zorn (Jr.) and William C. Martell.

7)  My weight loss update:  Lost 23 pounds since January 2013.

8)  Please read my message at the end of this post.

A few words about awards… To see my previous awards and nominees, please click on my “Awards” category.  All previous awards and nominations can be found there.  As most of you know, whenever I’ve received new awards, I’ve nominated blogs I’ve recently discovered so that I can share these blogs with my readers.   My new nominees are:

http://wordpress.com/#!/read/topic/recipes/

http://photographyartplus.wordpress.com/

http://lynmicphoto.wordpress.com/

http://s3city.com/

http://homesteadsouth.wordpress.com/

http://pigletfox.wordpress.com/

http://almates.wordpress.com/

http://patrickmoranphotography.wordpress.com/

http://www.mariaprecioso.com/

http://albertmoyerjr.wordpress.com/

http://lucyaliceholmes.com/

http://csankyart.com/blogroll/

All great blogs!  🙂

* Please note that this will be the last award that I respond to.  Regretfully, I just don’t have time.  Thank you to everyone who has nominated me in the past.  I am grateful and thankful for all your kind support.  See you on WordPress.

Best regards,

Mary Ann — mypenandme

One Lovely Blog Award

Many thanks to Jilanne Hoffman at:  http://jilannehoffmann.com/ for nominating mypenandme for the One Lovely Blog Award.  Jilanne is a founding member of The Dogpatch Writers Collective at:  http://dogpatchwriterscollective.com/   As well, she is a freelance writer and editor, working with socially responsible organizations such as California Rural Legal Assistance, The California HealthCare Foundation, and Exponent Partners  Jilanne, thanks once again.  I enjoy your writing.

My nominees:

http://raysharp.wordpress.com/

http://aprayerlikegravity.wordpress.com/

http://dieuonthegrass.wordpress.com/

http://windhorseblog.wordpress.com/

http://inspodesign.wordpress.com/

All are blogs I have recently visited and enjoyed very much.

Since Jilanne has stated there are no rules this time, I’ll move on to wishing all my readers a fabulous day.  Thanks for stopping by.

Mary Ann

One Lovely Blog Award

Thank you to sunontiepost at:  http://sunontiepost.wordpress.com/ for nominating me for this award.

The Rules of Acceptance:

  1. Thank the person/people who nominated you and link back to them in your post:
  2. Share seven possibly unknown things about yourself.
  3. Nominate fifteen or so bloggers you admire.
  4. Contact the chosen bloggers to let them know and link back to them.

7 things about me:

1.  I only buy Unico tinned tuna.

2.  A little boy told me that kangaroos jump higher than grasshoppers and now that’s stuck in my head.  LOL.

3.  The book, Arthur Lismer’s Pen and Pencil by Marjorie Lismer Bridges, inspired me when I was in my early twenties.  It’s a wonderful book for developing aesthetic awareness.

4.  It’s 12:59 a.m. and I haven’t yet written my Three Word Wednesday poem.

5.  My father passed away when I was 21 years old.

6.  I have two muses in my living room — one, a print and the other an original miniature painting by an unknown artist.

7.  I give pen the credit for half my writing.  He has a mind of his own, sometimes.

My nominations are:

http://joyerickson.wordpress.com/2012/06/19/lady-bugs-or-lady-birds/#comment-71250

http://freshfarecatering.wordpress.com/2012/06/19/tip-of-the-week-lemon-juice-and-the-best-lemonade-ever/

http://mrmole.wordpress.com/

http://mike585.wordpress.com/

http://jamesdez.wordpress.com/

http://badpuppetproductionz.com/2012/06/20/train-tracks/

http://ellenolinger.wordpress.com/

http://secondhandcity.wordpress.com/2012/06/04/music-mondays-tuck-and-patti-castles-made-of-sand/

http://whatsitallaboutandotherstories.wordpress.com/2012/06/06/finding-your-storys-controlling-idea-and-a-whole-lot-more/

http://7weekmovie.wordpress.com/2012/06/17/week-1-day-two/

http://kweschn.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/the-beauty-love-and-power-of-film/

http://mkdickerson.com/2012/06/17/day-171-tree-bark-bird-3/

http://0verthrown.wordpress.com/2012/05/06/10000-reasons-bless-the-lord/

http://michaelbrianphoto.wordpress.com/

http://muse217.wordpress.com/

I will send the notifications tomorrow.

Best regards.

Mary Ann

 

3.

The Versatile Blogger Award

Thank you to Pat Garcia at:  http://patgarciabookreviews.wordpress.com/ for nominating me for The Versatile Blogger award.  Gee–now I know how to spell versatile.  I don’t think I’ve ever written that word down before–funny that!  Pat’s blog is an exciting book review blog.  If you enjoy reading, please check it out.  What you will find there are Pat’s book reviews the way that she thinks book reviews should be.  🙂  Pat is a bright, enthusiastic, warm, supportive, talented and soulful person–a lovely human being . . .  and I am honored to be a friend.

In accordance with the rules here seven things about myself:

1.  My next poem is going to include many sounds.

2.  I have a Bettie Boop fridge magnet on my refrigerator door that a co-worker gave to me years ago and it’s still there. lol…

3.  I went deep sea fishing once and returned redder than a lobster.

4.  The first and last horse that I ever rode was named, Cheemo.  He was old and liked to eat grass.  Sometime, I will write a poem about him.

5.  I am the most creative when there is a full moon.

6.  I do my best writing very late at night and my worst writing in the middle of the day.

7.  I have childhood memories prior to the age of being able to speak.

I nominate the following blogs:

http://dukophoto.wordpress.com/

http://playamart.wordpress.com/

http://russelrayphotos2.com/

http://rprtphoto.wordpress.com/

http://inspiringhealthyliving.wordpress.com/2012/04/17/mini-vegetarian-lasagna-cupcakes/

http://mamasgottabake.wordpress.com/2012/04/21/panko-crusted-shrimp-with-chive-aioli/

http://throughthefogpoetry.wordpress.com/

http://sedge808.wordpress.com/

http://www.needyhelper.com

I hope that you enjoy these.

Best regards,

Mary Ann

 

Sunshine Award

Thank you so much to Haiku Madi at:  http://haikuandcoffee.wordpress.com/about/  for this lovely award.  I am honored and delighted.

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.

I have answered the following questions on a previous award:

Favorite color:

Favorite animal(s):

Favorite number:

Favorite non-alcoholic drink(s):

Facebook or Twitter:

My greatest passion:

Favorite day of the week:

Favorite flower:

So . . . I have created some additional questions for myself and answered them.

Favorite season:  summer

Favorite soup:  beef and barley

Favorite Nick Drake song:  Pink Moon

Favorite work by Allen Ginsberg:  Kaddish

Favorite Leo Buscaglia book:  Love

Favorite Sufi poet:  Rumi

Favorite Christian Bible verse:  John 3:16

Favorite dessert:  Chocolate eclaire

Ha!  That was fun, or maybe I’m just tired…very tired!  Lol…

Blogs that I’m recommending:

http://artclubblog.com/

http://therightmood.wordpress.com/

http://thepoetryofphotography.wordpress.com/

http://picaflor1968.wordpress.com/

http://theeternalgrasshopper.wordpress.com/

http://lasiel8.wordpress.com/

http://haikuandy.wordpress.com/

http://screenwriteronlocation.wordpress.com/2012/06/16/what-are-you-plotting/

http://brisidari.wordpress.com/2012/06/

http://uddhamsotto.com/

http://neoalchemist.wordpress.com/2012/06/17/jarl-ingvarsson/

 

Wishing everyone a good night.

M.A.

 

 

Reader Appreciation Award

A big heartfelt thank you to William Ricci, for listing mypenandme as one of his nominations.  William Ricci is a writer whose work I enjoy very much.  You can find his blog, The Wasteland Here at:  http://wastelandhere.com/

The rules for receiving the award are:

1.  Include the award logo somewhere in your blog

2.  Answer the ten included questions

3.  Nominate 10-12 blogs you enjoy

4. Provide links to these blogs and let the bloggers know that they’ve been nominated.

5.  Thank and link your nominator

The ten questions:

What is your favorite color?

What is your favorite animal?

What is your favorite non-alcoholic drink?

Do you prefer Facebook or Twitter?

What’s your passion?

What’s your favorite pattern?

Do you prefer giving or getting presents?

What’s your favorite number?

Favorite day of the week?

Favorite flower?

Answer:  Seeing that I answered these questions less than one week ago, I have composed a new question which I will answer.  The question is:  What are the books that you plan to read next?

My answer:

Adventures in the Screen Trade by William Goldman

The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell

Screenplay:  The Foundations of Screenwriting by Syd Field

The Art of Dramatic Writing by Lajos Egri

Making a Good Script Great by Linda Seger

On Writing by Stephen King

Henry Miller on Writing by Henry Miller

Writing Screenplays That Sell by Michael Hauge

The Writer’s Journey by Christopher Vogler

Save the Cat by Blake Snyder

Crafty Screenwriting by Alex Epstein

My Story Can Be Up Your Story by Jeffrey Schecter

My nominations:

http://michaelbrianphoto.wordpress.com/2012/06/14/dog-of-the-day-216/

http://caressingthemuse.wordpress.com/2012/06/14/trailer-time-gullivers-children/

http://joycebrennan.blogspot.ca/

http://ekphrastixarts.com/

http://la-screenwriter.com/2012/06/14/script-the-birds/

http://adelaidescreenwriter.blogspot.ca/

http://invisibleinkblog.blogspot.ca/

http://ravingdaveherman.blogspot.ca/

http://www.blakesnyder.com/

http://thebitterscriptreader.blogspot.ca/

 

Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend.  Mary Ann

Beautiful Blogger Award

Thank you, Sandy for nominating me for the Beautiful Blogger Award.  I am honored.  Please visit Sandy’s blog–Another Lovely Day at:  http://anotherlovelyday.wordpress.com/2012/06/14/beautiful-blogger-award/

Rules of the Award:

1. Copy the Beautiful Blogger Award logo and place it in your post. This may require you to use an image widget.

2. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.

3. Nominate 7 other bloggers for their own Beautiful Blogger Award.

I’d like to nominate the following blogs . . .

http://poetjanstie.wordpress.com/

http://petearmetta.wordpress.com/

httphttp://desoliepage.com/

http://marnycopal.wordpress.com/

http://elliebloo.com/

http://eleanoremacdonald.wordpress.com/

http://goodwritingtips.wordpress.com/

To my nominees:  If you accept this award, please visit my blog and copy and paste the award icon to your blog.  Thank you for your wonderful blogs.  Best regards, – Mary Ann