Friday, December 04, 2009

Thank you very much -

Angel May (of Angel May's Growing Pains) has sent me a lovely bouquet. I shall treasure it.

That's a great thing about virtual bouquets. They stay fresh forever, don't they?

This one comes with homework. I'm supposed to tell you seven things that you probably don't know about me, then send the bouquet on to seven more people.   Okay. First things first. Here are seven things:

1. I am vain about my fingernails. That is only natural, I must say, because I have great fingernails! ;>)

2. I am afraid of flying bats -- not bats as such. (Oh, and not baseball bats. Mousey bats.) As long as the bat clings to a wall or sits on a wire, I think he's a cute little fellow, but the moment he starts to fly, I, too, fly -- into a panic. I think I hear the batty sonar, and it makes my ears crazy. (That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.)

3. I smoked a pipe for a little while, when I was very, very young.

4. I tried to learn to water ski, but I gave up after sixteen attempts to stand up. The fellow driving the boat said I was "very game". That was after the pipe smoking, but still quite a long time ago.

5. My recording career began and ended when I was five years old. I recorded "Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer" in a booth on the boardwalk in Atlantic City.

6. My first celebrity crush was on Mario Lanza, with whom I fell in love when I was eight. He was much older.

7. I am always hungry. I started to modify that statement to read "I am nearly always hungry," but changed my mind. With very few exceptions, I have always felt at least a little hungry, and even when I didn't, I could eat. (If I am sick and I lose my appetite, I am REALLY sick.)

Okay. That's it. Everything you wanted to know about me but were afraid to ask.

Now to the fun part - passing it on:

1. I am delighted to be able to send a bouquet to Eberle, and to her alter egos, Platypuss and Pinky, whose new blog, Platypuss-in-Boots, is a joy to read.

2. Although she has a houseful of  awards already, I would like to send a bouquet to Poetikat, because there's always room for flowers, and she certainly deserves them. Maybe she can keep them over at Kigo of the Kat. She's only just started spending time there, so perhaps there's still room for some flowers.

3. If you haven't been to visit Doc Pammy DuMond, D.C. at FeelingFabulousDarling, I recommend that you have a look there. Pam is a chiropractor with some excellent advice for those of us who spend way too much time sitting at computers. In gratitude to her, I proffer a bouquet.

4. Julie of Literary Jules is another newcomer to the neighbourhood,  and again, I recommend that you pay her a visit. She is a great hostess with some fascinating insights. From me to you, Julie.

5. John Hayes has a new blog. It's called The Days of Wine & Roses, and it offers All Poetry, All the Time.  I applaud the blog and its theme, and I hope John will find room for a simple vase of flowers there.

6. Elizabeth Stelling (ChefE) at TMI is one of the busiest people I know, and I would like to send her a bouquet in recognition and appreciation of her hard work both at Friday Photo Shootout and at her own blogs.

7. Jeanne, of The Raisin Chronicles, is an inspiration. I have been shamefully truant from her blog -- along with pretty well all my favourite places -- during NaNoWriMo, so I offer her a bouquet with thanks and apologies for my absence. I'm B-A-C-K!

I'm away now, to drop off notes at these seven blogs. Thanks again to AngelMay for the bouquet and the opportunity for a little introspection.

Bat clip art from


John Hayes said...

Thanks Sandra! I will display it. Fun facts--if you were smoking certain things in that pipe it would make it hard to stand up on water skis.

Chef E said...

Oh you know Jeanne! Yes, she is worthy of following as you are my dear.

Thank you, its nice to be recognized, at least you did not call me a b#@%&, LOL, call many anything, as long as you call me to dinner my father would say!

Yes, me too, you know I am sick when I do not touch the food, or sweets my real downfall...

Sandra Leigh said...

LOL! No, no, no, John. If I remember correctly, I was fond of a vanilla or cherry flavoured tobacco. My difficulty with water skis had to do with my bottom-heaviness, which has only grown more troublesome with age.

ChefE, I would never call you a b#@%&! You are far too lovely a person.

Barry said...

Excellent choices. And congratulations on your award.

I have a bat story I should tell you some time.

Or, perhaps not.

Sandra Leigh said...

LOL! No, Barry. I'm not that bad. As a matter of fact, if your story is a charming tale of a cuddly little bat, it might help me to overcome my fears - so do tell!

AngelMay said...

You smoked a PIPE? Good grief. :)

I forgot to tell people that I LOVE Pavarotti. But sadly, he's gone now. Thank the Flying Spaghetti Monster for CDs!

Sandra Leigh said...

AM - heh. You think you know somebody...

Poetikat said...

Hi Sandra! Sorry it's taken so long to get here (we've been on the go most of the day, trying to get some Christmas decor things resolved for when my in-laws come for an early Danish Christmas dinner on the 18th).
As we were heading northward towards Home Sense (which turned out to be senseLESS) I suddenly thought, Oh I never went to Sandra Leigh's blog!
Luckily, I have remembered (this is monumental since my brain cells are fatigued from being sprung from their agoraphobic existence within these four walls to the extremely jarring experience of a Christmas-shoppers frenzy!)to come back and say thank you so much for thinking of me and YES I shall display it over at Kigo of the Kat. (Great idea!)

(Long-winded or what?)

I must check out the post with AngelMay below. I have been truant with Jeanne as well. I do hope she forgives us.


Poetikat said...

Oh Pooh! (All about me, that was, wasn't it?)

I'm with you on the bats - think they're cute on t.v. - flying foxes are adorable, but I hate the caves at the R.O.M.; they just freak me right out!
I'd love to see a photo of your elegant fingernails. Mine are short, short, short, but always clean and tidy.

Poetikat said...

Did I even say thank you? THANK YOU!!!

Sandra Leigh said...

ROTFL! Poetikat, I believe you've had a day like mine. As for my fingernails, I confess that at the moment mine are short, as well - I hacked them off for NaNoWriMo - that's how dedicated I was! but I'm still lacquering them faithfully. When they get back to their usual length, I'll take a photo. No. I'll have someone else take a photo! And you are very welcome.

Julie said...

Thank you so much for the award! You made my day.

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