One Lovely Blog Award and recap of all previous nominees

Thank you to Julia Dean-Richards for nominating me back for this award.  To view Julia’s wordpress page, please visit:  http://aplaceforpoetry.wordpress.com/ There is some great writing there.

The rules to follow if nominated are:

1.  Thank the person who nominated you.  2.  Share 7 things about yourself that others may not know.  3.  Nominate 15 other bloggers.  4.  Notify the nominees.  5.  Put the Award Logo on your blog site.

Seeing that I just shared 7 things about me and nominated 15 blogs, only yesterday, and the clock is ticking regarding the completion of my Audio Play submission to the BBC International Radio Play Contest, I will do the following, instead.  Here is a list of all of the blogs that I have nominated in the past three months for you to click on and enjoy at your leisure:

http://sweatpantsandsuperfoods.com/2012/05/23/barley-vs-oatmeal/ – Sweatpants and Superfoods

http://throughhisown.wordpress.com/ – Through His Own

http://thefirstgates.com/ – The First Gates

http://aboutzen.wordpress.com/ – About Zen

http://rustytruck.wordpress.com/ – Rusty Truck

http://mothergrogan.wordpress.com/ – Mothergrogan

http://floresfactor.wordpress.com/ – The Flores Factor

 

Ferdinand Morvay’s blog at:  http://padroitly.wordpress.com/

Rich’s bog at:  http://brainsnorts.wordpress.com/

Dean J. Baker’s Blog at:  http://deanjbaker.wordpress.com/

free penny press at:  http://freepennypress.wordpress.com/

Eat My Haiku at:  http://eatmyhaiku.wordpress.com/

Julie Catherine’s blog at:  http://juliecatherinevigna.wordpress.com/

Meeka’s Mind at: http://acflory.wordpress.com/

http://littleboxofbooks.wordpress.com – the blog of Liz Blackmore. short stories, children’s books

http://patpiercegarcia.wordpress.com – the blog of Pat Garcia – writer/singer/songwriter

http://foodforays.com – Food Forays where I look for my next delicious recipes to try

http://thecreativecat.net/   – The Creative Cat  (I LOVE this site)

http://patcegan.wordpress.com – Source of Inspiration – the name says it all!

http://manicddaily.wordpress.com/  – Manic Daily – the blog of Karin Gustafson, published author

http://57andthensome.wordpress.com – Plucky Umbrella – wonderful photography and writing

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/

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

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/

 

http://melodylowes.com/

http://urbanwallart.wordpress.com/

http://kenben.org/

http://sunontiepost.wordpress.com/

http://thepoetsbillow.org/

http://onthehomefrontandbeyond.wordpress.com/

http://cathyulrich.com/

http://sudhiarts.wordpress.com/

http://sadieanddasie.wordpress.com/

http://sillymonkeyphoto.com/

http://locavoreliving.wordpress.com/

http://piecedgoods.wordpress.com/2012/06/16/potato-bites-a-recipe/

http://tastythumb.wordpress.com/2012/06/16/antipasto-pasta-salad/

http://clevermuffin.com/2012/06/16/tenilles-terrific-trifle/

http://preferablypaleo.com/2012/06/16/chocolate-covered-strawberries/

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/

 

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/

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/

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/

http://jennifermeaton.com/

http://inkiblu.me/

http://tracielouisephotography.net/gallery/

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

http://aaastern.wordpress.com/

http://michaelhockney.wordpress.com/

http://gideonsway.wordpress.com/

http://maximumz.wordpress.com/

http://debbiemoon.wordpress.com/

http://screenwritingfromiowa.wordpress.com/

http://writerswire.wordpress.com/

http://elainecougler.wordpress.com/

http://poeformology.wordpress.com/

http://minskydan.wordpress.com/

http://wastelandhere.com/about/

http://www.ptsnob.com/http://haikumarathon.wordpress.com/

http://michaelpoetry.wordpress.com/

http://graypoet.wordpress.com/

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

http://lifestyleamour.wordpress.com/2012/06/22/these-mugs-are-magic/

http://magnoliaforever.wordpress.com/2012/06/23/lammy2012-a-win-and-a-thank-you/

http://splendidandlovely.blogspot.ca/

http://www.andsoitbeginsfilms.com/

http://justasmidgen.com/

http://newyorkstreetportraits.com/

http://ellieannsoderstrom.wordpress.com/

http://adeeyoyo.wordpress.com/

http://kij0.wordpress.com/

http://like-mother-like-daughter.com/2012/06/24/falafel-burgers/

http://delgrossofoodblog.com/

http://flatland57.wordpress.com/

http://arcanearrangements.wordpress.com/

http://skippingstarsproductions.wordpress.com/2012/06/27/garden-fresh-herbed-cucumber-flower-bites/

http://shutupdad.wordpress.com/

http://ramiungarthewriter.wordpress.com/

http://talesofaknitterbakerpateachouxmaker.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/black-sesame-and-lemongrass-macarons/

http://velvetmedia.wordpress.com/2012/07/17/50-afterglow/

http://utopiananuvem.wordpress.com/

http://apoetsview.wordpress.com/

http://aplaceforpoetry.wordpress.com/

With best regards,

mypenandme

 

 

One Lovely Blog Award

I am both delighted and honored to be nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award once again.  Thank you very much to pennycoco at http://thewhyaboutthis.com/i-belong/the-lovely-blog-award/#comment-524 for thinking of mypenandme.  🙂

Rules to follow:

  1. Thank the person who nominated me.
  2. Share 7 things about yourself that others  may not know
  3. Nominate 15 other bloggers.
  4. Notify the nominees
  5. Put the Award Logo on your blog site

7 new things about me:

I’m running out of things to say!

1.  The BBC International Radio Play Competition deadline is July 31st and I have been working very hard over the past two weeks, perfecting my entry.  Once sent, I should be on WordPress a little bit more again.

2.  I’m getting quite the suntan this summer as a result of spending part of my work day, outside.

3.  There is a new puppy in our building.  I can hear him but I haven’t seen him yet.

4.   I’m growing green beans this summer and they’re doing well.

5.  I need to purchase a new vacuum cleaner.

6.  I’m getting new eyeglasses within the next week or so.

7.   I’ve been photographing some more shadows on the wall.  It’s fun.

 

15 blogs that I have recently enjoyed:

http://ellieannsoderstrom.wordpress.com/

http://adeeyoyo.wordpress.com/

http://kij0.wordpress.com/

http://like-mother-like-daughter.com/2012/06/24/falafel-burgers/

http://delgrossofoodblog.com/

http://flatland57.wordpress.com/

http://arcanearrangements.wordpress.com/

http://skippingstarsproductions.wordpress.com/2012/06/27/garden-fresh-herbed-cucumber-flower-bites/

http://shutupdad.wordpress.com/

http://ramiungarthewriter.wordpress.com/

http://talesofaknitterbakerpateachouxmaker.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/black-sesame-and-lemongrass-macarons/

http://velvetmedia.wordpress.com/2012/07/17/50-afterglow/

http://utopiananuvem.wordpress.com/

http://apoetsview.wordpress.com/

http://aplaceforpoetry.wordpress.com/

Congratulations to all the nominees.  You all have great blogs!  If I have nominated you and you wish to particpate–that’s wonderful.  If you do not wish to participate, I am still happy to have been able to share a link to your blog with my readers and friends.

Best regards,

mypenandme

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tell Me About Yourself Award

Thank you very much to Resa McConaghy at http://resamcconaghy.com/ for nominating mypenandme for this award. Resa is a costume designer and a blogger.  Please check out her wonderful blog.

Seven things about me that I haven’t shared:

1.  My computer technician came over and installed my new HP Printer/Scanner this evening.  Yay.

2.  This evening I finally purchased Final Draft.  I am sooooo excited.  It’s going to be a wonderful writing weekend.

3.  After I transfer my radio play to FINAL DRAFT, I will be submitting it in the BBC’s International Radio Playwriting Competition 2012.

4.  I would love to see more of my WordPress Friends participating in Three Word Wednesday.

5.  I slipped on some water indoors while at the shopping mall this past Saturday and bruised my butt.  No fun!

6.  I’m taking my class swimming tomorrow.  We will be doing this every Friday over the summer.

7.  I recently posted 40 myspace writers/poets as my TOP FRIENDS on myspace.  You can click on them and check out their work by going to www.myspace.com/maryannblinkhorn and checking out my TOP FRIENDS.

My 7 nominations (plus another 3) are:

http://www.ptsnob.com/http://haikumarathon.wordpress.com/

http://michaelpoetry.wordpress.com/

http://graypoet.wordpress.com/

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

http://lifestyleamour.wordpress.com/2012/06/22/these-mugs-are-magic/

http://magnoliaforever.wordpress.com/2012/06/23/lammy2012-a-win-and-a-thank-you/

http://splendidandlovely.blogspot.ca/

http://www.andsoitbeginsfilms.com/

http://justasmidgen.com/

http://newyorkstreetportraits.com/

Please visit their blogs and show them your support.

To the nominees:  If you accept this award, please copy and paste the award icon to your blog, list seven things about yourself that others may not know, and nominate 7 or more blogs that you follow.

Mypenandme wishes all readers a Happy Friday and a wonderful weekend to come.

 

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.

 

 

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

 

Tell Me About Yourself Award

Tell Me About Yourself Award

Today, jmmcdowell at:  http://jmmcdowell.com/ presented me with the “Tell Me About Yourself Award.  Jmmcdowell  is an archaeologist who also writes novels.  I encourage you all to visit her blog.

This award appeals to me because it is a wonderful way to discover new blogs and to gain new readers.  It also gives me the opportunity to share a few things about myself that my readers and readers-to-be may not know.

There are only a few simple rules:

1.  Thank the person that nominated you (hello) and provide a link back to their blog.

2.  Tell the world 7 things about yourself that you have not yet shared.

3.  Nominate 7 fellow bloggers and let them know.

Seven things about me…

1.  My primary goal is to become a successful screenwriter.

2. I have a Music Myspace Page at www.myspace.com/maryannblinkhorn where you can listen to some original songs that I wrote a few years ago.  I am not singing.  I wrote the music and lyrics and hired the singers.

3.  I love writing free-style poetry.  I do it for self-expression, and I do it for the love of it.

4.  The blogs on WordPress that interest me the most, are centered around the following topics:  screenwriting tips, writing tips, writing and poetry, photography–industrial, nature, black and white,  art, quotes, films and filmmaking, recipes, music and haikus.

5.  Rather than having favorite colors, I have favorite color combinations–purple and green, yellow and gray, and so on…

6. I hate wearing hats in the wintertime.

7.  My morning coffee is a must.

Here are the seven blogs that I am nominating.  Please stop by and visit them.

Ferdinand Morvay’s blog at:  http://padroitly.wordpress.com/

Rich’s bog at:  http://brainsnorts.wordpress.com/

Dean J. Baker’s Blog at:  http://deanjbaker.wordpress.com/

free penny press at:  http://freepennypress.wordpress.com/

Eat My Haiku at:  http://eatmyhaiku.wordpress.com/

Julie Catherine’s blog at:  http://juliecatherinevigna.wordpress.com/

Meeka’s Mind at: http://acflory.wordpress.com/

If you seven nominees choose to accept this award…please copy and paste the award icon to your blogs and follow through with the rest of the instructions above.

There are many more that I would like to add to the above list, for I visit many wonderful blogs, often.  For links to some of my favorite writing and screenwriting-related sites and blogs, please visit my Blogroll.

Well, I guess that’s it for now.

Best regards,

 

Mary Ann Blinkhorn  (Mypenandme)