fun stuff, geekery, humor, poetry, Uncategorized, winter

First stage of winter – 2008 version

I approach each new winter with the joy and excitement of a little kid. I dream of snowmen and snow forts and snowball fights – yes I really do, even though I should have built up an immunity to such things years ago. It doesn’t take long for the novelty to wear off, though. Usually by February’s dawn, I have long grown tired of shovelling the dooryard and salting the walkway and driving on slippery roads. In fact, last winter I’d had enough by January 2.

But today, with the season’s first taste of snow still lingering on my tongue – and heating oil almost half the price it was last year – I’m still in the first-blush-of-romance stage with Winter 2008. In that spirit, here is a list of What I Love About Winter:

 

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  1. I really, really love my scarf and mittens. (see loverly picture)
  2. Two words: Hot cocoa.
  3. Bad hair day? Pull on a snow hat. Problem solved.
  4. When the bad roads keep me home, I can enjoy the A&E 6-hour version of Pride & Prejudice guilt-free.
  5. Ditto Star Wars 1-6.
  6. Ditto Lord Of The Rings 1-3.
  7. I’ve been working on my sweater body for months, and now I finally get the chance to show it off. 😀
fun stuff, movies, shameless self promotion, waiting for spring

Just a few plugs

Not the kind of plugs that conduct electricity, nor the kind that come after the Rogaine stops working. I’m talking about the obnoxious kind that boil down to, “Hey! Look at me!!!”

1. Jaden at Screenwriting for Hollywood put up a banner link to the online version of Waiting For Spring. Not because I asked her to do so or because I paid her to do so, but because she likes my writing and wants to lead others to it. That’s a cool feeling. It’s also super-nice of her. To show my appreciation I’d like to lead y’all to her website. You may have noticed the banner link to it down yonder under “Because I Like Movies.” It’s been there for quite a few months, but I want to make sure you check it out. Not just because she linked WFS, but because it’s an awesome site. If you’re a movie fan or a writer–and especially if you’re both–you’ll love it. There’s lots of great stuff there. So go there now!

2. I uploaded “Waiting For Spring” to the GoodReads library. If you’re a member there, you can add it to your bookshelf. While you’re at it, you could add my profile to your list of ‘friends.’ I’m new to the site and would love to see what everyone is reading.

3. This is more an invitation than a plug, but I’ve noticed an increase in readership here at Da Blog over the past week. So to any newcomers: Feel free to comment!!! The more the merrier, the louder the better…that’s what I say.

fun stuff, movies, shameless self promotion, waiting for spring

Just a few plugs

Not the kind of plugs that conduct electricity, nor the kind that come after the Rogaine stops working. I’m talking about the obnoxious kind that boil down to, “Hey! Look at me!!!”

1. Jaden at Screenwriting for Hollywood put up a banner link to the online version of Waiting For Spring. Not because I asked her to do so or because I paid her to do so, but because she likes my writing and wants to lead others to it. That’s a cool feeling. It’s also super-nice of her. To show my appreciation I’d like to lead y’all to her website. You may have noticed the banner link to it down yonder under “Because I Like Movies.” It’s been there for quite a few months, but I want to make sure you check it out. Not just because she linked WFS, but because it’s an awesome site. If you’re a movie fan or a writer–and especially if you’re both–you’ll love it. There’s lots of great stuff there. So go there now!

2. I uploaded “Waiting For Spring” to the GoodReads library. If you’re a member there, you can add it to your bookshelf. While you’re at it, you could add my profile to your list of ‘friends.’ I’m new to the site and would love to see what everyone is reading.

3. This is more an invitation than a plug, but I’ve noticed an increase in readership here at Da Blog over the past week. So to any newcomers: Feel free to comment!!! The more the merrier, the louder the better…that’s what I say.

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And the award goes to…

My cool new blogging buddy, Bunnygirl (a very talented writer…check out her stuff), recently gave me this cool award. It’s my first one ever, so I’m pretty psyched. Now I have to be a good girl and do the following:

1) Put the logo on my blog.
2) Add a link to the person who awarded me.
3) Nominate 7 other blogs.
4) Add links to those blogs on mine.
5) Leave a message for my nominees on their blogs.

Numbers one and two are no-brainers. The logo is rad-looking, and Bunnygirl’s blog was already linked here. But choosing seven blogs out of the rest of my blogroll…not so easy. I only list those blogs I love and visit regularly. So after much consideration, here they are (and please don’t be offended if yours isn’t listed):

1. A Trillion Kisses, maintained by a cool Austrailian lady who thinks we look alike. Since she’s wicked pretty, that made me very happy.

2. Barefoot Adult, the funny and touching chronicles of a wife/mother/writer as she balances all that she and life have put on her plate.

3. Blogfish, my buddy Elle’s blog. She’s the kindest, coolest person I know (at least among those people I know whom I’ve never met) and she’s really handy with a toothbrush.

4. Kit Courteney. She’s British (and I love just about every dialect they’ve got), she’s got a cat who thinks she’s a dog (just like mine), and she’s a great writer.

5. Blog Ing, because it’s through him that I found the Word Count Union.

6. Papayas and Peas. I’m not a vegan, and I don’t play one on TV, but Jen–a wicked cool chick who, with her equally cool hubby, also lives in Maine–has recipes there that make me think it wouldn’t be a bad thing to become one. If only chicken was a vegetable…

7. Zoe Winters, the revolutionary. Viva La Resistance!

Here’s a link to your award. Pass it on if you feel so inclined.