Beautiful Blogger Award


Many thanks to Danielle Raye Zeissig at for nominating mypenandme for the Beautiful Blogger Award on January 23rd.  Danielle has Dave Trottier and Syd Field in her blogroll which tells me that we have similar likes.  🙂


1. Place the Beautiful Blogger Award in your post.
2. Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to them.
3. Tell 7 things about yourself.
4. Pass this Beautiful Blogger Award on to 7 more bloggers.

7+1 things about me:

1.  I’ve recently signed up for Netflix so I can watch many movies and then find the scripts and read them.

2.   I’ve decided to change most of the character’s names in my screenplay and I’ve just spent the entire day researching some good ones.  Now I have to make sure that they haven’t already been used in memorable films.  Was this an easy decision to make?  No.  Was it necessary?  Yes.

3.  I saw a fabulous space poster today and I purchased it.  It’s a view of the planet Earth through the lounge area window of a spacecraft.  I’m going to post it on the wall above my computer monitor for inspiration!

4.  Lately, I’ve been experiencing brain fog when it comes to writing poetry.  My mind is too zeroed in on the screenplay.  I apologise for this and hope to do better soon.

5.  Tomorrow I’m going to a downtown bookstore to purchase a few screenwriting books.  I am looking forward to this as I have bookstore gift certificates yet to be used.  🙂

6.  I have lost 5.2 pounds over the past two weeks.   Changing my eating habits and drinking water has given me a lot more energy.

7.  I didn’t go out and buy the new camera on Boxing Day as originally planned.  I still plan to do this.  It’s just getting out and doing it.

8. Today I added Cinephilia & Beyond to my blogroll.  If you’re interested in screenwriting/film, check it out!!!  Wow, wow and wow!  It’s pure gold.

My nominees:

Though some of these bloggers may not accept awards, I would still like to nominate them for the purpose of introducing them to my readers.  As in the past, the following blogs are recently discovered blogs that I’ve recently enjoyed visiting:

With best regards,

Mary Ann Blinkhorn/mypenandme

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

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:

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 . . .


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

Beautiful Blogger Award

Beautiful Blogger Award – Someone “Likes” Me

To Rhonda, at Help Me Rhonda at:

Thank you so very much for the nomination.  I am both delighted and thankful.

I encourage all of you to visit Rhonda’s blog, view her wonderful photographs and writing, and friend her.  Rhonda, thank you once again for thinking of me.

To be in compliance, I must nominate 7 blogs.  Although there are many blogs that I love visiting, I have chosen the following seven.  They are: – the blog of Liz Blackmore. short stories, children’s books – the blog of Pat Garcia – writer/singer/songwriter – Food Forays where I look for my next delicious recipes to try   – The Creative Cat  (I LOVE this site) – Source of Inspiration – the name says it all!  – Manic Daily – the blog of Karin Gustafson, published author – Plucky Umbrella – wonderful photography and writing

If you seven nominees choose to accept this award…copy and paste the award icon to your blogs, provide a link to the one who nominated you (hello), then nominate seven blogs that you would like to recognize, and let them know that you have nominated them.

Thank you to all whom I’m following here on WordPress.  Your poetry, writing, writing tips, screenwriting tips, art, photography, short films, music and other videos, journals, recipes, haikus, quotes, and so on…are all very inspiring to me.

I would also like to thank the 309 followers who are following me.  Your friendship, encouragement and support is most appreciated.


Mary Ann