I have been remiss of late as real life has interfered with blogging. So now as I sit quietly, nay silently on the sofa with an ice-pack tied nappy style around my jaw, a bottle of germ killers, liquid centrum and a crate of Ensure, I thought I would catch up with a little bloggy housekeeping.
"Miss Nelson" over at "Meaningful Outcomes" was kind enough to give me this Banana with yummies award. Thank you "Miss Nelson!" As it turns out this banana award is turning into more of a boomerang, flying across the blogosphere with ferocious speed. As a result I feel the urgent need to pass it on again before it starts to rot as nobody likes a rotten banana, although ripe one's do go rather well in smoothies. I'll keep it brief as the Vicadom might wipe me out.
It is therefore my pleasure to hand it over to a few of my favourite arty types:-
"Robin" from "Around the Island" has mistaken for someone else entirely, poor wee soul. This delightful little award seems to have become attached to my blog as Robin's more of a half full type, where as I'm more of a half empty type, or possibly down to the last few driplets that are probably a week old and grown fur.
But I'm more than happy to pass on some furriness.
With a smidge more catch up I would also like to thank "Angela" from "Jack's Blog" for being so kind as to give me the 'excellent award' which I am delighted to receive. I have been most remiss in my thank you's and I apologise if I have inadvertently caused anyone a blob of angst or hurt feelings. I am merely a tad overwhelmed on occasions.
Oh course there are a zillion or more blogs that should be dubbed with the excellent award but here are a few of my favourites:
As part of my housekeeping assignment I would like to include "Mel" from "Random Thoughts," who tagged me with a meme about the 10 reasons why I blog. I only wish that there were ten reasons "Mel"!
Firstly I blog because I like to keep track of my family. If I write it down and make it public then I find this tempers my opinion considerably, especially 24 hours or more later. After things have percolated a while I can usually take a more positive perspective.
Secondly, I have a small hope to reach other families who are similarly situated. I'm not sure if it's a 'safety in numbers' viewpoint or a wish for cameraderie, but it's probably a combination of the two.
The third reason is a greater hope, a less realistic one, that Joe Blow or the guy on the Clapham Omnibus will take a moment to think. Then just maybe, they might think a little differently. [Although I think Casdok's already got that covered.]
Now I find that another meme has winged it's way towards me, a book meme by "M" from "American Presidents Blog," an area in which I find myself woefully ill - informed. Why me? More public humiliation! The rules are as follows:-
1. Pick up the nearest book. 2. Open to page 123 3. Find the fifth sentence. 4. Post the next three sentences. 5. Tag five people, and acknowledge who tagged you.
So my nearest book, hot back from the dental chair is "The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid, A Memoir," by Bill Bryson which I would thoroughly recommend if you are need of distraction from a set of torture tools brutally mangling your jaw and teeth - can't get much better a recommendation really.
"They even suggested that nuclear devices could be used to alter the Earth's weather by adjusting the amount of dust in the atmosphere, forever banishing winters from the northern United States and sending them permanently to the Soviet Union instead. Almost in passing, Teller proposed that we might use the Moon as a giant target for testing warheads. The blasts would be visible through binoculars from Earth and would provide wholesome entertainment for millions."