|The Prestigious Sunshine Blogger Award|
At Incoming Bytes I am also always deleriously happy to receive any sign that someone has actually read 'the blog'...so I am especially delighted to have picked for a 2011 Sunshine Blogger award.
It being such an honour, I would especially like to thank Rachel Howells, who picked Incoming Bytes for such kudos, is a friend and superlative writer. She writes with refreshing honesty, curious logic, wit and with biting hilarity on Lala Musings. (http://lalamusings-lala.blogspot.com/ ) Rachel also fearlessly tackles tough issues and now, bravely hands out awards only to the best, doing so with an elegant touch.
As a blogger or writer, it is always an inspiration to receive recognition from friends, individuals and prestigious organizations even if received for the most obscure reason. Recognition encourages us to write more, write faster, but above all, be better at what we do. Write better. Write more thoughtfully. Sometimes it even encourages us to hand out more awards.
There are rules involved in accepting the amazing Sunshine Blogger Award, which are:
1. Thank the presenter, and write a blog post about it.
2. Answer a few basic questions, and
3. Turn the spotlight on ten or twelve blogs that inspire you. Adding links for the blogs is essential.
The questions are as follows:
What is your favourite colour and why?
What is your favourite animal?
What is your favourite number?
What is your favourite drink?
Which do you prefer, Facebook or Twitter?
What is your greatest passion in life?
Do you prefer giving or getting presents?
Which day of the week is your favourite?
What are your favourite flowers?
Here are my responses to the questions at hand:
Favourite Colour: My favourite colour is yellow, the colour of the morning sun. It awakens, and inspires, and makes morning coffee more enjoyable. Some say it is also the colour of madness and lemons. I like it anyway. It is not a coincidence that my favourite blog heading picture is blinding yellow. Oops......
Favourite Animal: My all-time favorite animal is the horse. Horses run like the wind, the symbol of freedom. They can kick back, but they also know how to kick back and relax.
Favourite Number: Although 3 comes after two and 7 is supposed to be a lucky number, I am fascinated by 9. The number 9 is no less than amazing. No matter what you do with the number 9, it works out. I like things that always work out. 3+6=9, 3x6=18, but 1+8=9. Add as many nines together as you like, the sum of the resulting numbers always add up to nine somehow. That's where yellow comes from too, you get the idea.
Favourite drink: Water wins, hands down and bottoms up. Adam's ale. The most valuable liquid in the universe. Curiously, water also floats boats and rusts nails. There has to be a subliminal message there someplace.
Facebook or Twitter? Facebook is unnecessarily intrusive into privacy. I'm guessing it's smarter to like Twitter better.
Favourite Passion: I could easily say writing fiction, because that is what I enjoy doing. The inspiration for that proclivity, however, comes from observing humanity, so that's my favourite passion. Watching an alien species do alien stuff comes to mind.
Getting or giving presents: I much prefer to give presents. Getting them is always difficult and seems to infer future obligation, however tenuous. Giving is much safer.
Favourite day: Saturday is the best, hands down. You can do anything on Saturday, knowing you can recuperate the next day.
Favourite flowers; Black-eyed Susans. They don't have thorns, they're yellow and they're wild, unlike sunflowers, which are coincidentally also yellow. Don't get me wrong here, I like sunflowers the best too. The problem with sunflowers is they are tame, usually grow in rows, and they follow the sun like slaves, which is a cool thing to watch, but seems just a bit too organized, something like choreography gone berserk.
My favourite blogs, for various and sometimes arcane reasons, whether it be excellence, humour, incredibly good writing, wisdom, wit, the foibles of humanity, philosophy, objectivity, fuzzy warm subject matter or just plain fun, are as follows:
Glory at Glory's GardenJim at Just Camping out
John at Gold Mining and Prospecting
Mandy at Mandy's Pages
Nadine at Last Known Nest
Alex at A Heep of NASCAR
Julie at Wooly Acres
Sharon at Resistant but Persistent
Olivia at Olivia's Open Book
Conny at Under the Toronto Sun
Rachel at Lala Musings ( Rachel, this is not a conspiracy. This is a genuine award. You had to receive this award again to become the Dual Sushine Blogger Award winner. )
Enjoy! Thanks again, Rachel!
that's my story and I'm sticking to it