Today, a special friend of mine is turning 15, and I wanted to give a shout out:
I have known Lenny (via blogging) for almost 5 years now, and it has been a privilege to be even the teensiest part of his life. He spreads sunshine wherever he goes. I only have to see his name to start grinning because that’s how powerful his influence is. He inspires me to be better. To be happier. To see the good in others. Thank you, Lenny! Thank you for being my friend!
If you don’t know Lenny, you should go meet him (he blogs HERE). Like, now. Okay, maybe like in a few minutes, because you don’t want to miss what comes next.
Lenny, just for you, because I love you that much, I have prepared a vlog. A VLOG! I’m afraid it’s hard to hear, for which I apologize, but anyway . . . ENJOY! (Seriously YouTube? You made THAT the thumbnail? *sigh*)
We all love and miss you Lenny! Please (super pretty please with sugar and a cherry on top!) come back to blogging!!
Or, as my personalized-license-plate-infatuated-self would say: CUMBACK
If you haven’t noticed from all the blogosphere love, today is Lenny Lee’s 13th birthday. Happy Birthday Lenny! So I wanted to share my Lenny Top Ten. You ready for this?
Happy Birthday Lenny! I hope it is a happy one. 🙂
I totally missed the boat with the Lenny Fest, but my admiration for him overcomes silly things like time, so I am joining the Lenny Fest anyway.
If you haven’t met Lenny, you should go meet him. Like now. He is a ray of sunshine. A slushee in melting-hot weather. Rain boots on a puddly day. A letter from a long-lost friend. A gift-wrapped present on a regular, old day. Well, you get the idea.
Since I’m no good at poetry, I’m offering several personalized license plates for Mr. Lenny. Appropriate, don’t you agree? I get 8 letters:
What do you think? Which one should Lenny pick?
Hugs, Lenny! We’re all thinking of you. 😀
Friday, I promised to finish off those awards by sharing 5 tidbits about myself then passing them along. So here goes:
Okay now for the more interesting part. Just so you know, I only give low-stress awards. You need do nothing with it. I’m good with that. This is just my way of telling you that I think your blog is cool. So you can choose the Versatile Blogger or the Creative Blogger Award. Or none, of course. 🙂
First, Shallee McArthur at Life, the Universe, and Writing. I recently found her blog and have been loving the open friendliness I can feel shining through her writing. Go visit. You won’t be disappointed.
Next, Terri Tiffany Inspirational Writer. I’m always so impressed every time I visit. Her words really are inspirational and uplifting. Her title fits just perfectly. And she gives some pretty awesome advice, too.
Jemi Fraser at Just Jemi. You should see the buckets of awards she recently got. And all deserved. She isn’t afraid to share her frustrations, and she’s everywhere with her upbeat comments. Who couldn’t help but love Jemi?
Missed Periods and Other Grammar Scares. This is who you WISH you had as your English instructor. She is hilarious! Under her tutelage, grammar is no longer scary. It is fun. I see the doubt in your eye, but seriously. You want a laugh? Go visit.
Finally, with two days from his birthday, how could I not include Lenny Lee at Lenny’s World? A little spot of sunshine and happiness that is incredibly infectious. His posts and comments always, always, always make me smile.
Honestly, I could give you all awards. It was really hard to choose just 5. But thank you so much for being my friend and visiting my humble little blog, and thinking what I write is worth reading. I don’t know how I made it so long as a writer without the support of the amazing writing blogosphere (that’s you).
I know you’ve all been dying to find out what kind of car had the license plate SUSHIBX. I admit, having seen the car, I didn’t realize how hard this one would be. But all the more fun, right?
Okay, so we had a couple of great guesses:
Sandy Shin randomly guessed (her own admission) a dark-blue Toyota Highlander. She got two of the three features right. It is not a Highlander.
Lenny Lee deciphered the coded license plate with the skills of a true detective. Sushi for a Japanese car, and Box for a box car. I know you’ve seen them . . . Honda Element, Nissan Cube. Literally boxes on wheels. But it’s neither of those.
For the candy bar, Bob, the answer is a dark-blue Toyota Scion xB!
I have contacted both of the winners, and gleaned their favorite candy bar. Twix for Sandy, and Reeses PB cups (minis) for Lenny. However, in a twist, he has chosen the surprise option. Sorry, you’ll have to wait until he gets it. I can’t spoil the surprise.