Today is another one of those catch-up days. I've been running all over the place visiting the visitors of the three posts I was doing on Saturday. Remind me to just do ONE post a day from now on, OK? If I haven't made it to you yet, don't worry. I will. ASAP.
First order of business. Gary, whose blog is klahanie, is our winner! My random number generator picked his comment. OK, it was my friend The Other Engineer who did it, but he's completely random so I trust the win. For those of you who have never been to Gary's place, please pay him a visit. He's got a wonderful sense of humor, and oozes compassion. His blog is a safe haven in a crazy world. If you like sarcastic, read his comments here at Life is Good. They are long and hilarious. If he wasn't on the other side of the pond I'd go martini drinking with him! Gary: you need to pick your gift card venue, and then I need your physical address so I can send it to you!
Meanwhile, I got a nice award from a brand-new blogger friend, Yadim Bromberg. I've said it before, I love these awards. I know some of you out there have tag free and award free blogs, and that's fine, we're all different, but I was the kid motivated by the gold star on the poster on the wall in the classroom and getting these awards is like that for me. The other great thing about them is I get to pick further recipients, so I see it as a community building event with shout-outs to blogger buddies. I don't know about you, but I love getting new visitors.
I'm answering the following questions, then I get to link to some other bloggers to receive this award, too. Yadin, thank you so much. Getting a sunshine award goes so well with Life is Good's new clothes, doncha think?
Favorite color: Turquoise. The exact shade of Life is Good's “skin”
Favorite animal: Lion. I'd love to meet Aslan :-)
Favorite number: 47. It's prime. I also like 91, because it's NOT prime, but the average person will say it is. You remember I'm a math nerd, right?
Favorite non-alcoholic drink: Diet Mountain Dew. Or, a McDonald's diet coke. Those of us out there who are connoisseurs of diet coke know that McDonald's mix is the best.
Facebook or Twitter: Facebook. Our society is so mobile now, few people spend their whole life in the same town. I'm hoping to. With fb, I've stayed close with many who've had to leave me.
My passions are: Writing, camping, knitting, cooking, traveling, and ending each day with chardonnay.
Getting or giving presents: Totally giving. I'm a totally spoiled American and lack for nothing, but I love to give presents, especially random ones for no reason.
Favorite patterns: Don't laugh. Math nerds can be really sensitive. My favorite pattern is the Fibonacci sequence... 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34...
Favorite day of the week: Sunday. Family day. Day of rest. Football! Guilt-free naps. Family movie night. Snack night. (I don't cook, everyone fends for themselves)
Favorite flower: Sunflower! Hello! Pretty obvious...
Now for my nominees, in no particular order, and I'm not including any of my co-hosts because we're all so busy...
Heather of Random Interruptions (new blogger, awesome new friend)
Lori of Simply Mama (friend who moved away – oh so glad to still be in touch)
Cheryl of Parenting From the Stage (friend who is on an adventure that makes every molecule of my wanderlust scream in envy)
jenn of Quirky Pickings (smart, sassy, tells it like it is, and doesn't wear a mask. Ever. I love real people.)
Gary of klahanie (another new friend, but I can tell it's going to be a long-term friendship)
So please visit my friends. Please know that I love all my readers and followers and that it was really hard to pick since all of you brighten my day with your sunshine!