A lot happens when you slow down on your blogging. People stop by and say nice things, for example. Two of my favorite bloggers did just that, recently. But of course, these memes, awards, and such, generally come with some task and I just haven’t had time to do them justice. But I’m sitting on the couch, the dishwasher’s running, and Fritz the dog is snoring away. It’s time to do my duty.
First up is the “Friend” tag. This was troublesome to me, because I have so many friends in the blogging world and I don’t want to pick some and leave the rest out. So, I’m going to name my new “friends” who I have actually met in person. Of course, I also have many friends who I only know online, and they, too, are my friends. Case in point is Border Explorer, the blogger who bequeathed this on me. We have never met in person, but I certainly feel that I have gotten to know her. I hope you will, too. She does some great stuff over there.
So anyway, in no order, here are the blogger “friends” I have met in person:
Please stop by and visit them.
Next up is this “Fabulous Award.” According to Mauigirl, who so kindly tagged me, “Those who receive this award are required to talk about five addictions they have, and then of course bequeath the award to five other bloggers.” So here are my five, with a list of blogger at the end ….
1. Coffee. Obvious? Sorry, but it’s true. The few times in my adult life when I’ve tried to “go off” caffeine have convinced me that I am indeed addicted. The aroma, the taste, the entire process of brewing a cup. Ahhhhhhhhh. And nothing too fancy, too petite. A strong French roast and I’m delirious.
2. Routine. If my schedule changes, I get very cranky. I like to go to bed at about the same time, get up at the same time, go to work the same way, etc. etc. Unfortunately, I have created a monster with my dog, who also craves routine. When I come home from work, he expects his walk. Right away. If I try to get away with just a trip out back, he won’t go for it. And every night at about 9:30 he stands up and looks at me as if saying, “Aren’t we going up?”
3. News. I am a junkie. Whenever we go on vacation, I always read the local newspaper. If I am away from newspapers, teevee, radio, for more than 24 hours I’m just beside myself. Until I make it to about 72 hours away from news, and then I seem to be able to be distracted enough to “forget” about the news. (Until we go into a coffee shop with a television playing …)
4. Carbs. In any form.
5. Cheeseburgers from Koco’s Pub in Baltimore. I really don’t eat much meat these days, but I have such a weakness for these things. The burger, the cheese, the mayo, the french fries …. Oh my!
And now, in case you didn’t see this coming, I tag the following bloggers (who of course should feel welcome to skip it):