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I am the Damn Sunshine!

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I am the Damn Sunshine!

My friend over at mydangblog listed me for the very exclusive Sunshine Blogger thingy. Basically, you answer some questions and suggest some blogs that your readers may enjoy. I’ve actually done this before but since she mentioned it, I’ll do it again. Someone sent her 10 questions and she modified them a bit to be specific to her blog. I’m not going to do that. I am going to answer her questions (some are basic and can be answered by anyone, I’ll let you determine which ones are specific to her blog).

  1. What country do you come from? That’s a tough one. I know it seems like this should be a no brainer, but the way things have been spiraling out of control the past few years, I often wonder what planet I’m on. I was born in the USA and have resided here my entire life (had a few extended stays in Switzerland, never an official resident – pretty sure they wouldn’t have had me, they are particular like that. I will say that within just a month or so of being there, I became fluent is Swiss-German and learned to yodel. Also, no one in Switzerland ever requests more cow bell, they have plenty. (some of this may not be true)). These days I refer to my country of origin as CrAzYtOwN.
  2. Have you solved the mystery of the mouth guard that you found on the floor? I’m embarrassed to admit it but no, I have not solved this mystery. I also can’t find my car key so I’ve been using my husband’s spare for the past week and this morning he busted me. In other news, I found this weird wire pocket sculpture whilst doing the laundry this weekend (psst…it’s the featured image, you’re welcome). I’d love to meet the artist to get the background on the inspiration alas, this too remains a mystery .
  3. What place are you currently in for the hockey pool? Again, more shame, I’m dead last. Apparently you’ve got to be in it to win or some such nonsense.
  4. Have you discovered how you are like Jeff yet? This is tricky to answer. I can’t quite pin it down yet but I feel a connection to Jeff that is beyond definition. Truly a mystery.
  5. What is your dream destination? A Mediterranean Cruise is on the top of my wish list.
  6. Why did you burst out laughing in a meeting on Thursday? Well if by “meeting” you mean the overly aggressive weight training class that I took last Thursday, then you mistook laughter for sounds of anguish. I usually only cry on the inside during the class however, our usual instructor was out. I can count on the ex-marine to punish us with planks and push ups, the substitute had a more menacing approach. It seems she took the summer off to spend time with her kids and she was determined to punish us all for her extended absence. You aren’t going to get those triceps defined in one day Trish, calm the f*ck down. I haven’t been able to lift my arms over my head in 4 days, bitch.
  7. What is your favorite movie? Home for the Holidays (Directed by Jodie Foster, 1995). I watch it every year around Thanksgiving.
  8. What crazy thing did you do Friday night? Thankfully I actually did something last Friday. I went out to dinner and to a local theater show with four ladies. The show was Curtains which is a funny whodunit in a 1950’s setting. A good time was had by all.
  9. Are you happy with your current life? Damn right I am.
  10.  Do you have any new and interesting bathroom stories? When we were in Australia this past summer I was entertained by the signs found in many of the ladies bathrooms. By the way the buttons are for a half (left) or full (right) flush. IMG_6416.JPG

Here are some blogs that I visit on the regular:

Freethinkers Anonymous

Little Miss Wordy

Redneck Latte Ravings

Feel free to nominate any blogger of your choosing for this prestigious award. Questions are at your discretion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sunshine Blogger Award Nomination

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Sunshine Blogger Award Nomination

Psst…somehow someone thought I was worthy of this award. I crept in through the back door, six days late. If I picked you I hope that’s OK. If not just comment and I’ll select another blogger. I want this to be fun and not the bloggers equivalent of chain mail. Sneaks back out the door, trips on the way out. Damn it, I think I broke my toe (again).

The Sunshine Blogger Award is given by bloggers to fellow bloggers who inspire positivity and creativity in the blogging community… A peer honor for sure!

Here are the rules…

  1.  Thank the person who nominated you.
  2.  Answer the questions from the person who has nominated you.
  3.  Nominate other bloggers for the award.
  4.  Write the same amount of questions for the bloggers you have nominated.
  5.  Notify the bloggers you have nominated.

And here are my answers…

1.  Big thanks to Emily Gaffney of 50 Shades of Aging, found here: https://www.50shadesofaging.com/index  Emily and I connected a few months ago and have been stalking following each other’s blog ever since.

2.  Answers to Emily’s questions:

  1. How do you describe your blog to others? Interesting question, I don’t usually describe my blog to others. It started as a cathartic hobby and I’m still fleshing it out. My posts swing wildly between humor and poignant reflection
  2. Where do you find inspiration for your blog posts? I write about life, past and present. 
  3. Do you have a blogging routine? I do not have a blogging routine.
  4.  Why did you begin blogging? I made a new friend, one of those instant connections. She wrote a blog and I became curious and poof started a blog.
  5. Use one sentence to describe yourself. Former bad ass, carving a niche for myself for when these birds fly from the nest.
  6. What makes you happy on a daily basis? Family, friends and spending time on meaningful endeavors.
  7. What would you say to yourself if today was your first day blogging? Proofread.
  8. Describe something most people don’t know about you… I speak six languages, once volunteered for the Peace Corps and excel at Calculus (lies, all lies).
  9.  What makes you feel satisfied with a new blog post? Profound relief from exercising demons or a smirk because I managed to make myself chuckle.
  10. Describe your “ideal Saturday”… Start the day with a workout, shower put on clean sweats and cook while listening to Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me.
  11. What is your favorite inspirational quote? “To Thine Own Self Be True” William Shakespeare

3.  Nominate other bloggers for the award:

–  Mydangblog – https://educationalmentorship.com/about/

–  Redneck Latte Ravings – http://www.rednecklatte.com/about/

–  Just Typikel – https://www.kellylmckenzie.com/my-story/

4.  Questions for nominated bloggers:

  1.  What geographic place do you consider home (past or present location)?
  2.  Favorite person you don’t personally know?
  3.  Why do you blog?
  4.  If you could live anywhere, where would that be?
  5.   Describe yourself with 3 words…
  6.   What negative thought takes up the most space in your head?
  7.   What do you like most about yourself?
  8.   Where you a bully, a target, defender or under the radar in school?
  9.   If you won the lottery what would you buy first?
  10.   Biggest pet peeve?
  11.   What makes you laugh?