Monday, March 19, 2012

Gary's a Winner and I'm a Winner, too!

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.) 

Polly at 5th Sister (another real person, a friend with tremendous strength and purpose)

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!


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations to Gary!
I'd like to meet Aslan as well.

Susan Oloier said...

Congrats, Gary. What fun to read about some of your favorite things, too.

Marta Szemik said...

Ahh, Sunday's are my favorite too. Family days:)

Yadin Bromberg said...

Congrats Gary! I'd love to meet Aslan as well but sadly i'm a water boy :P Born in the water, live in the water.

It's always nice to help out members of the community and I love showing my support to others and bringing attention to other blogs.

Thanks for the shout out! :)

Pearson Report said...

Congrats Gary!

And to you too Tina, for getting the Sunshine Award.

To all your nominees - you're all winners along with Tina who is such an amazing lady: and the Oscar goes to...

Tina - the source of much sunshine around here!

Cheers, Jenny @ Pearson Report
Co-Host of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge.

Al Penwasser said...

Off the top of my head (not that I can actually SEE the top of my head), I figured 91 would be a prime number. Who knew?
But, I do know what the Fibonacci sequence is.

Debra Harris-Johnson said...

Congrats to you and I love the way you end the day. You must explaine the Fibonacci sequence.

klahanie said...

Hey Tina,
Wow and thanks. Well cool that I won the prize, however, would you be so kind as to forward the prize to a worthy charity of your choice. Thank you.
Delighted to note you have received the "sunshine award" from your new blogger friend, Yadim :) Congrats to you, Tina and to all those you have bestowed the award upon. I shall check out those that I don't know. Although I've heard rumours that Gary from the blog "klahanie" can be somewhat sarcastic. I find that extremely hard to believe.
Aha, going through your answers to the questions. 'Farcebook, everyone's favourite social 'notworking' site. On Farcebook, my um 'friends' can keep up with my vitally important to their lives, profile updates. Such as, ' Gosh, I just got back from the store. Had to go to the store to buy some coffee and some chocolate chip cookies. I just went into the kitchen and made a cup of coffee. Now I'm drinking my coffee and eating a chocolate chip cookie. Careful of the keyboaaaaard..yikes!'
And speaking of math or as it's called in lil' ol' Britain, 'maths', I'm really fast at totalling up numbers...'I hasten to add'.
Tina, blogger extraordinaire, I have received this award before and you will have to be patient because it may me a little while before I can do this one again on my shy, humble and oh so unassuming site. I'm in the process of posting up an award I received a few days ago and so I hope you understand my delay in acknowledging your award. Thanks.
Just think, in less than two weeks time, your alphabet 'challenge', begins, yet again! I'm not sure I can control my excitement over it any longer. Time to go put another 'X' on the calendar as the month of March, draws to an end.
There you go. A rather short, yet sincerely heartfelt comment from Gary who really appreciates all the nice things you said about him :)
In kindness and a bonus letter 'Zed' not 'Zee', your way, Gary :)

Heather Murphy said...

Congratulations to both you and Gary and Thank you! :)

A-Z Challenge Co-host said...

Testing if WV is really gone. I've said no and saved three times and it still shows as there...

Cheryl said...

Congrats all around! I lurve the fibonacci sequence all to pieces. Have you ever written verse using this? It's a really fun challenge. And it looks really purty.

JennaQuentin said...

I'm dropping in from the AtoZ Challenge - bonjour!

Fun stuff about you - thanks for sharing.

Annalisa Crawford said...

Meeting Aslan would be pretty cool.

Jenny Woolf said...

Congratulations on the award! Think I might be a bit scared to meet Aslan, but I'd never miss the chance! Did you read those books as a kid?

Anonymous said...

Yay for math nerds! Yeah, 91 is probably the toughest composite number to identify below 100 - multiples of 2, 5, and 11 are easy, and you can use the 'add up the digits' rule for multiples of three. And 49 is a perfect square. But seven by thirteen - that really doesn't give you any shortcuts. :)

It's nice to meet you, and congrats on the award.