The Versatile Blogger Award + message about awards

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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

Blog of The Year 2012 Award – 5th Star

Thank you, Pat Garcia at:  http://garciaandwalkon.me/ for nominating mypenandme for this award.  Thank you for being such a wonderful source of  inspiration to many, including me.  You rock!

And here are the rules:

1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award.

2 Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award.

3 Please include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award – http://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/our-awards/blog-of-the-year-2012-award/and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)

4 Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them

5 You can now also join the award’s Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience if you choose to

6 As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…

Yes – that’s right – there are stars to collect!

Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once – this award is different!

When you begin you will receive the ‘1 star’ award – and every time you are given the award by another blog – you can add another star!

There are a total of 6 stars to collect.

Which means that you can check out your favorite blogs – and even if they have already been given the award by someone else – you can still bestow it on them again and help them to reach the maximum 6 stars!

Here are the 6 awards in thumbnail size for your sidebar – feel free to Right Click and save any of the images on this page:

       

         

My nominees are:

http://www.brws.com/wordpress/

http://elainecougler.wordpress.com/

http://prytulka.wordpress.com/

http://cobbledtoolbox.wordpress.com/

http://dlightblog.wordpress.com/

http://harrywrites.wordpress.com/

http://criskiwy.wordpress.com/

 

Congratulations to these nominees.

 

With best regards,

Mary Ann Blinkhorn/mypenandme

 

 

 

The Secret Keeper has nominated mypenandme for 3 awards!

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Thank you very much to The Secret Keeper at http://thesecretkeeper.net/ for nominating mypenandme for these three lovely awards.  I am honoured.

As I’ve done in the past (prior to the Blog of The Year 2012 Award) I would like to nominate blogs I’ve recently come across that I’ve enjoyed very much.  I nominate these blogs for any or all of the three awards listed above.  My nominees are:

http://legionofdoorwhores.wordpress.com/

http://krahnpix.wordpress.com/

http://davidlandgrebe.wordpress.com/

http://planetsurprises.wordpress.com/

http://annashortcakes.wordpress.com/

http://thedailyclick.wordpress.com/

http://eikenlaan.wordpress.com/

http://duranvirginia.wordpress.com/

http://lukestorms.com/2012/11/24/live-the-mystery/

http://silencestressed.wordpress.com/

http://northwesternimages.wordpress.com/

http://carolloethen.wordpress.com/

http://designghost.wordpress.com/

http://siphilbrook.wordpress.com/

http://twisindezak.com/

http://hovercraftdoggy.com/

http://iphonephotog.wordpress.com/

http://taylorgrant.wordpress.com/

Now to the rules….
1.Display the award logo on your blog,
2.Link back to the person who nominated you,
3.State seven things about yourself,
4.Nominate fifteen other bloggers for this award and link to them,
5.Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award’s requirements.

7 current things about me are:

1.  I wish I could find a website that lists many of the loglines from “produced” screenplays in one long list.  If you know of one, please let me know.

2.  My workplace is giving the staff four extra days off between December 24th and January 1st.  I am grateful and I am smiling.

3.  Tomorrow I am going Christmas shopping with hopes of completing it all.  If I end up downtown and if it’s not raining, I will take my camera to get some outdoor shots.

4.  Today I was looking at some of Andy Summers’ black and white photography online.  He is an amazing photographer.

5.  The next screenwriting book that I am going to read is:  The Screenwriter’s Bible; a complete guide to writing, formatting and selling your script 4th ed., expanded & updated, 3rd Silman-James Press ed – by David Trottier.

6.  Last summer, I managed to grow a beautiful avocado plant from a pit.  This week I set up three more pits in water, held in place by toothpicks.  I am crossing my fingers that this will again be successful.

7.  Every morning while sipping my morning coffee, I read blogs.  Every morning, I lose track of time and have to hurry like heck to get ready for work, afterward.  Lol…

Thank you for stopping by my blog.  I wish all of my readers and friends a happy weekend.

Best regards,

mypenandme

One Lovely Blog Award

Thank you to Joelle  Jean-Baptiste (JoelleWrites) at:  http://joellewrites.wordpress.com/ for nominating mypenandme for this award.

The suggested guidlelines for this award are as follows:

1. Link back to the person who nominated you

2. Post the award image to your page

3. Tell 7 facts about yourself

4. Nominate 15 other bloggers you admire, and let them know about the nomination

 

7 facts about me:

1.  I’m doing a theme on monarch migration with my nursery school class and my school age program.  Today I showed the nursery school children this delightful video by Lucas Miller:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01epJR2Dzzs

2.  One of the six books that I am currently reading is entitled, THINKERTOYS – a handbook of creative-thinking techniques by Michael Michalko.

3.  One of the hundreds of ideas mentioned in this book is to change your regular habits for a day, a week, a month, or whatever.  A few of the examples are:  Take a different route to work, listen to a different radio station, read a different newspaper, change your reading habits, take a bath instead of a shower, etc.  So…today, instead of reading in front of the computer monitor or on a sofa in the living room, I put a chair in the middle of the kitchen and read there.  The lighting was terrific, I stayed more alert and I read way more in one sitting than I normally would with no distractions.  It was wonderful.

4.  I told someone today, “I don’t know why I keep forgetting your name.  You have the same first name as my favourite artist and one of my favourite writers.”  He smiled.

5.  I have added more screenwriting links to my blogroll.

6.  Three of my favourite quotes are:

“Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.” – Pablo Picasso

“No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader.” – George Moore

“Why do writers write?  Because it isn’t there.” – Thomas Berger

7.  This isn’t about me, but Happy Thanksgiving to all of my friends and readers in the United States.

 

Now…I’m afraid that I do not have 15 nominees, but the links that I’m about to share with you, I’ve really enjoyed.  In some cases the links will take you to a particular article that I was reading when I clicked on, follow.

http://sogooditsgawne.wordpress.com/category/cookies-brownies/christmas-cookies/

http://chefsngiggles.wordpress.com/2012/11/18/vodka-thanksgiving-cake/

http://ddalliance.wordpress.com/2012/11/18/holiday-brie-en-croute/

http://paintedpenguins.wordpress.com/

http://ericgale2010.wordpress.com/

http://michaelmjoneswriting.wordpress.com/

http://publishersite.wordpress.com/2012/11/19/ten-ways-to-help-your-reader-understand-and-trust-you/

http://mybloggywoggyblog.wordpress.com/

http://descentintoslushland.wordpress.com/

I am pretty certain that some of the above sites/blogs do not participate in awards, but some might.  At any rate I wanted to share these with you.

Thanks for taking the time to read.  I now have to print out and cut out a bunch of monarch butterflies to take to work with me, tomorrow.  I also have to crazy glue a toy camera back together.  Lol.  It’s 1:00 a.m.  I had better hurry it up.

With best regards,

 

Mary Ann – mypenandme

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

 

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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.