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I love a lot. I wait a lot. I try to find a lot to laugh at. I don't usually have trouble with that. I pray a lot. I'm not always sure who or what I pray to, but I firmly believe that prayer makes a difference. I try not to panic very often. I try to learn something new every day. I spend a lot of time poking my nose into other peoples' bidness via their blogs. I clean up an awful lot of feathers. You can dress me up, but you can't really take me out. I travel a lot when I can find bird sitters and we take them with us when I can't. I drink, prolly to excess, but I rarely get sick because my body is a hostile environment to germs (or maybe no SELF RESPECTING germ would LIVE in my body?) I collect: gnomes, passport stamps, MONEY-preferably US dollars or Euros, red headed womyn and chicks named Stephanie. My Momma taught me many many years ago that girls don't fart, they foosie. She taught me lots of other chit too. Thanks for stopping by-leave me a comment and let me know you were here, feel free to link to me, or email me at jacquelynn.fortner@gmail.com

Monday, November 24, 2008

Happy happy, joy joy!

I woke up not knowing today was going to be such a special day.  

As per usual, I got up and did the bird cages and veggies, made my coffee and sat down at the 'puter.  I knew I had to take El Juevo to school this morning, so I didn't plan on writing anything until I got back, so I just settled down with a cuppa and went straight to my Google reader.  Now, I have kind of a ritual with my reader (big surprise, eh?) in that I always read my overseas bloggers first, as they are ahead of us timewise, and I finger they may know something that is going to happen that might have some bearing on my life.  Heh.  

Okay.  Now that I've sat here entertaining myself for thirty minutes pondering the paradoxes that situation could create, where was I?  Oh, yeah.  So I opened my reader and chose one of my favorites, Strange Pilgram, which is written by an American living in Italy, a place that holds a very special place in my heart.  In today's post, she had this badge:

I read down a few lines, and suddenly my mental willy got a big ole boner, for part of the bleme she was tasked with states that the recipient must pass on the award to their five favorite blogs as well as completing the attached meme, bleme-whatever the hell you want to call it.  And lo and behold, there tucked into her list of five was Life in the River!  Ah am so proud!  

Not to mention grateful.  I never know what is going to come out of my fingers until I sit down to write, and this was free blog fodder.  The guidelines of the bleme are that you have to answer each prompt with just one word, so here goes:

1. Where is your cellphone? Pocket
2. Where is your significant other? Nigeria
3. Your hair color? Multiple
4. Your mother? Birthday
5. Your father? Birthday (!)
6. Your favorite thing? Internet
7. Your dream last night? Blank
8. Your dream/goal? Travel
9. The room you're in? busy
10. Your hobby? This
11. Your fear? Alzheimer's
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Abroad
13. Where were you last night? Houseboat
14. What you're not? Bored
15. One of your wish list items? Macbook
16. Where you grew up? Seabees
17. The last thing you did? Ducks
18. What are you wearing? Attitude
19. Your TV? Background
20. Your pet? Parrots
21. Your computer? Essential
22. Your mood? Elated
23. Missing someone? Absolutely
24. Your car? Fuckus
25. Something you're not wearing? Makeup
26. Favorite store? ANY
27. Your summer? Dar
28. Love someone? Yes
29. Favorite color? Transparent
30. When is the last time you laughed? Today
31. Last time you cried? movie

I am going to nominate five of my favorite blogs, but I will leave it up to them whether or not they want to use the bleme.  I am usually the stopping point for emails etc that end with "forward to x number of friends or Guido will be coming after your kneecaps with a bat".  I also want to say that I although I am only supposed to nominate five, if you are on my blogroll, I read you every day that you post and treasure your words whether I always agree with your views or not.  Here, in no particular order:

Today's lagniappe:


Pearl said...

Yo, fellow meme recipient!
I can't figure out how to get the badge on my site! I copied the html into my blog layout, but my blog remains unlaid...

derfina said...

Hey, Pearl! 'Grats to you, too!

I just right clicked on it in her blog and saved the image to my download folder, then uploaded it as a picture rather than making my eyes bleed playing with HTML. (I always try to adhere to the KISS principle)

Strange Pilgram said...

I love the attitude you're wearing.

Kelley said...

Yay for me!

And I know that I am totally number 1, especially hawter than that Redneck woman... ;)

Thanks so much!