I know, everyone has the beautiful orange daisy up for the sunshine award but I have to be different.
Miss Apis Mellifera has nominated my blog for the Sunshine Award! How blessed I am, if I don’t say so myself…and since I have been showered with the love of the blogosphere, I will gladly do my part to pass along the mojo. There are three rules for the sunshine award. Thank the person that gave it to you, answer ten questions about yourself and pass along the award to ten other bloggers.
The Sunshine Award is a great way to share something about yourself and your worldview by sharing your favorite blogs with others. In truth, its an award given by bloggers to bloggers who, “positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere”. The entire idea makes me think of a beach ball at a open air concert, waves on the shore or the bouncing ball that pauses atop lyrics that are passing along the bottom of a video screen. I have to pick ten blogs and answer a few good questions about myself in the process. It’s a little sketchy on whether or not you stick to the same questions answered by the person who nominated you or if you can make up your own so here goes:
How old are you?
I turned 37 this year.
My nephews age or his birthday.
What are you reading?
I am actually reading several books right now. I am still occasionally thumbing thru the last chapters of Triumph of the Moon by Ronald Hutton about the history of modern pagan witchcraft, I just finished Jay Sexton’s The Monroe Doctrine, my Mother just bought me The Art of War for Women: Sun Tzu’s ultimate guide to winning without confrontation (as if such a thing is possible which I doubt, but I think it’s a skill that can be learned) Queer Gothic by George Haggerty and 31 BC: Antony, Cleopatra and the Fall of Egypt by the British Museum.
What are your hobbies?
Reading definately, rubber stamping my own altered art books and scrapbooks when I find and can afford good stamps. And to be honest, I can’t decide if massage is a hobby right now since I am not working as a LMT while I am finishing my undergraduate or if school is the hobby I have picked up while living the massage centered lifestyle. I’ll go with the first now that I think about it.
Coffee, Tea or Champagne?
Coffee! Must have cup of joe first thing in the morning. Tea in small doses. My grandmother was British and I rarely saw her drink tea. My mother is the tea addict and she only wants plain orange peoke but to be honest, it’s also a favorite of mine when having tea anyway. So un-English of mother and I. Champagne at least a few times a year. When living by the beach however, its champagne every Sunday with brunch.
This is a hard one since I read enough to have tons of favorite quotes. I will go with Aristotle: “My child, my star! You gaze at the heavens and I wish I were the firmament, that I might watch you with many eyes.”
Facebook or Twitter?
This is a hard one too. None of the above: Linked In actually.
Good book or Good movie?
Good movie from a good book.
Favorite Flowers or favorite herbs?
There are some flowers I can never remember the name of. What woman doesn’t like long stemmed roses? Iris, gladiolas. For herbs, lemon grass, cilantro, lavender.
The terror of history. Usually my own. Or just watching it sneak up on people unawares.
That’s my ten.
Now to blogs I nominate for the Sunshine Award.
Leaving Fundamentalism: Examining Christian fundamentalism in the UK and in education around the world.
Jason Colavito: Colavito is internationally recognized by scholars, literary theorists, and scientists for his pioneering work exploring the connections between science, pseudoscience, and speculative fiction.
Skeptophilia: Skeptophilia (skep-to-fil-i-a) (n.) – the love of logical thought, skepticism, and thinking critically. Being an exploration of the applications of skeptical thinking to the world at large, with periodic excursions into linguistics, music, politics, cryptozoology, and why people keep seeing the face of Jesus on grilled cheese sandwiches.
A Monkeyhanger’s motley medley: Excellent photography blog with a little bit of soemthing for everyone.
The Simple Life of A Country Man’s Wife: A prairie woman choosing to enjoy each season, in weather and in life
The Pagan Perspective: Musings of a pagan philosopher
Self Professed Product Obsessed: Stop looking for the magic: you are it!
Feel Good Tribe: Join us and find your inner wellness warrior.
Without an H: Photography from Southeast Asia