Wednesday, May 4, 2011

even more misc blog poop

long, long ago in a galaxy far, far away...

Well, OK, it hasn't been that long.


Linda over at Ye Olde Crone's Gazette (or it could have been Olde Baggs 'n Stuft Shirts, I forget), some indeterminate time ago, bestowed upon me the Sunshine Award. I know this because I came across a piece of paper with this scribbled on it:

Sunshine Award
Linda Old Bagg

If there were conditions or instructions, I don't remember what they were besides saying thank you, which I am sure I did, and acknowledging it, which I am doing now. And then there's the whole sending it on thing. This I cast to the wind for sunshine to fall on any and all.

Thank you Linda for thinking of me.


I don't usually enter giveaways and when I do, I don't win but for some reason I entered these two and ended up the lucky recipient.

SueAnn of SueAnn's Journey gave me a $40 gift certificate to the CSN on-line store.

From Linda Sue of ALL I EVER WANTED I received a lovely little triangular box filled with some dreamy chocolates.

Unfortunately, I had to share the chocolates before I got my new knife.


I was pleasantly surprised to learn I am Blog Of The Month on R.A.D. Stainforth's blog, Black Dogs. Apparently I impressed him with how culturally astute I am with my post on Hahn Bin.

Anyway, thanks RAD. I am stupidly pleased.


And then, my darling poetess extraordinaire Shay over at Word Garden, who even though she knows I am the black hole of awards, gave it to me anyway, bless her little heart, selected me for the Stylish Blogger Award. This was recent enough for me to still remember and I am supposed to tell you 7 things that you may not know about me. (finally! I made this list ages ago. I thought I was going to have to make up my own award and send it to myself to be able to use it.)

So here be it:
    1. The middle toe on my right foot is still 6 years old.
    2. I have been concussed 3 times. (I know a lot of you are going...ooohhh, so that explains it...right about now)
    3. I have a talent for untangling knots.
    4. I love roller coasters.
    5. The wind literally blew me over backwards once (or maybe twice).
    6. I could sit and do jigsaw puzzles all day.
    7. I've never worked as a waitress.

As usual the task of selecting one over another is not something I wish to undertake as I feel everyone is worthy.


And finally, I see I have gained a new follower here and there, so welcome. I'm not very good at replying to comments but when I do it's usually via email so if you are one of those that have the 'no-reply' blogger address, you won't get them. Heck, I won't even write them. Sometimes, though, I will respond in the comments. You know, just to keep you guessing.

Just so you know.


  1. You're a mess.
    But obviously a cultured, luck changed and well spoken mess.
    I liked learning new things about you and your middle toe. tee hee

  2. Thanks for an entertaining post...

  3. A whole latte awards going on over here ... Congrats!

  4. what a rewarding post! i'm knocked out!! steven

  5. congrats on the wins and awards, ellen. well deserved.

  6. I was going to say something clever, but all that remains is got a new knife... but first you had to share your chocolates...oh hell I make less sense than you do.

  7. You've never worked as a waitress? I daren't ask what you did in your college vacations ...

  8. Ha!!! Congrats on your awards!!! And of course...the wins are an added bonus!!
    Good for you!

  9. The state of being stupidly pleased is so enjoyable! I hope you hang out in that emotion for awhile.

    Loved the 7 things about you. Of course!!

  10. Congrats on all the awards! I haven't gotten one since i started blogging again! :( lol I'm not good at leaving comments either, most of the time i just don't know what to say but I love reading them.

  11. "I have never worked as a waitress" made me laugh. Not sure why, but then again, I've been concussed a number of times, myself...


  12. See now I go missing, slacking, for a spell, and come back to find all this good news! I love that feeling of being "stupidly pleased". Just one of those paradoxes that makes me feel of fizzy. Of fuzzy. Wait, maybe I'm thinking of happily stupid. ;)
    Congrats on all your awards, Ellen!


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