Sunday, September 22, 2013

An Award!

Cleopatra Loves Books has glammed up this joint with this lovely Shine On Award. Thank you so much!

Here are the rules of the award:
1. Visit and thank the blogger who nominated you.
2. Acknowledge that blogger on your blog, and link back.
3. Share seven random, interesting things about yourself.
4. Nominate up to 15 bloggers for the Shine On Award, provide a link to their blogs in your post, and notify them on their blogs.

Now for the seven random facts about me:

•  I cry very easily at the movies, but not in my own life. I have no idea why that is.

•  Batman as played by Adam West is now and always has been my favorite superhero.

•  I got my first professional pedicure on the rooftop of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, site of the first Academy Awards. (I included this because it makes me sound glamorous enough to deserve the award.)

•   I really hate my condo these days. It needs so much work (paint and plaster and new drapes and ...). I suspect it may be a metaphor for my life.

•  Even though my Cubs are currently 24 games out of first place, I feel guilty if I don't watch their games. (They lost to the Braves today while I was at the mall.)

•  I love singing with my shower radio while I'm washing my hair.

•  I have "chemistry" with my books. Either we hit it off right away, on page one, or we never will.

Now to nominate other bloggers --




Boss Nurse

Angel the Alien

Sittin' on a Backyard Fence

Let me know if you play along.

Sunday Stealing

Fall/Autumn Meme 

 First of all, is autumn your favorite season? Why or why not? There's something to enjoy about every season, but yeah, I think autumn is my favorite. The cool weather energizes me.

Is it ‘autumn’ or ‘fall’, to you? Depends on the context. Though I really enjoy saying "autumnal."

What kind of weather does your area get during this season? It's so changeable in fall! It can be anything from 35º and rainy to 85º and sunny.

Were you born in an autumn month? Late November.

Do you pay attention to any ‘fall fashions’? At this stage in my life, I try to be appropriate rather than fashionable. I am looking forward to seeing what's in the stores and what new colors I can incorporate into my wardrobe. I realize this past summer I wore so very much blue!

Which leaf color is your favorite? Reddish orange.

Is it still fun to rake the leaves and jump in piles of them? No. I don't have a yard.

When can you really tell that it’s autumn? Baseball is over.

Do you enjoy carving pumpkins? I suppose. Haven't done it in years.

Do you eat the pumpkin seeds? If so, do you put any kind of flavoring on it? No.

Are you planning to go to a pumpkin patch this year? No.

Which was your favorite Halloween costume to wear? I really enjoyed dressing up as Harpo Marx a few Halloweens back.

Are you planning to go trick-or-treating? Why or why not? No. Because I am a grown up.

Are there any county fairs or festivals held nearby during this time? We just had our village Oktoberfest this past weekend. There will be others throughout Chicagoland. We have a big German community here, and we like beer.

What is your favorite dessert for this time of year? Pumpkin anything, cinnamon anything.

Is your Thanksgiving Day in October or November, if you even celebrate it? It's in November and I'll be spending it with my friend John.

If you do celebrate it, where do you usually have Thanksgiving dinner? Damn! I should have given these questions a once-over before I began answering.

Do you remember any crafts you used to do that were autumn-themed? I traced my hand and made it into a turkey.

Are any of your favorite bands doing a fall tour this year? I believe Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are still working Europe.

Which new TV show are you looking forward to this season?  Michael J. Fox. I had Parkinson's in my family, and the brave way he exposes/reveals living with the disease is important.

How does autumn typically make you feel? Lively again. I don't like heat.

What color do you always associate with autumn? Orange.

Is there a song that always reminds you of this season? "Happy Birthday." I'm a November baby.

Do you have any seasonal traditions? My birthday and Thanksgiving. I'm taking my nephew to the zoo for his birthday in a few weeks. I'm trying to make that our tradition.

Do you spend a lot of time outside during this time of the year? Yes

How can you tell that fall is over?  I am wearing my big coat.

What is a typical autumn outfit that you wear? Jeans and a sweater.

Describe a perfect autumn day:  Someone gives me a present. I love my birthday.

Do you hate it when stores start promoting Christmas early? I don't think I'm allowed to hate it. I work in advertising, so I'm part of the problem.

What is your favorite thing about this season? Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me, happy birthday, dear me, happy birthday to me.