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Summer is Over

Sep

15, 2014 |

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Hello! I’m back! Summer has ended and time has sped up. In fact, I blinked and now it’s the middle of September. Crazy!
 
Now I’m trying to remember what I actually did this summer. Let’s see . . . 
. . . and gosh this list is boring. So instead of babbling on, I’ll just bid you all a happy halloo!
 
 What have you all been up to?

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This vs. That: Beach vs. Mountains

Aug

11, 2011 |

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I have been Slacker on getting to this post in part because I hoped more people would vote, and in part, I was pulling a Donkey and enjoying the waffling with melty butter and hot drippy syrup . . . yummm . *wipes drool of her face and continues typing*

This was a surprisingly hard vote for me! So here are the results: 

Total votes: 18

Beach: 10 votes; 56%
Mountains: 8 votes; 44% 

While a few of you expressed love for your reject, and one of you did suggest mountains NEXT to the beach (after voting, so I didn’t count a ‘both’ vote), most people were surprisingly sure of themselves.

And of course, I could have decided to split the vote 50/50, because after all, I grew up among the mountains, and I consider them to be my old friends. In fact, I miss them terribly and have considered starting a petition to rename the grossly misnamed Appalachians.

Hills, people. They are definitely HILLS.

Anyway, back to the subject at hand. When I vacation, do I dream of packing up my tent and enduring the hard ground of a mosquito-infested campsite? No, I do not. So of course, my vote had to go to the beach. But I agree with Missed Periods. I’ll take the 75 degree weather and crystal clear water, please. 🙂

Okay, now on to the next debate:

Winnie-the-Pooh
vs.
Tigger
 
(And don’t even try to claim you don’t love them both!)!

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This vs. That: Star Wars vs. Star Trek

Jun

23, 2011 |

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I’m a little leary of a backlash by enraged fans after posting the results of this one, but since I’m a risk taker, I’ll go for it.

First though, I have to admit, the voting surprised me this time around. And apparently, this is a burning question to many folks out there in cyberspace. It was like a double contest: first in the voting, and second in the searches used to find the post. Did they search using STAR WARS vs. Star Trek, or STAR TREK vs. Star Wars?

Okay, I won’t keep you in suspense any longer. Here are the results:

Total votes: 21

Star Wars: 9 votes; 43%
Star Trek: 6 votes; 29%
Neither: 3 votes; 14%
Impossible to choose: 2 votes; 9%
Need more info: 1 vote; 5%

And, because I know you’re all dying to know, here’s the second unofficial contest from the searches:
Star Wars vs. Star Trek: 9
Star Trek vs. Star Wars: 9

Yup, exactly equal as of the writing of this post. Fascinating.

[UPDATE: Star Trek surged into the lead with 12 searches as of this morning!]

Perhaps my fandom totally blinded me on this one, but I really thought Star Wars would be the obvious choice (except, of course for you, Vicki!). So yes, I voted Star Wars. Lets just say that even my two-year old knows who Anakin is, and insists on finding a Star Wars book to check out of the library whenever we go. And she’s a girl. (Not that that SHOULD have anything to do with it, but *ahem* there we are).

So, now that I’ve enraged a bunch of people (I’m sure), on to the next debate:

Beach
vs.
Mountains

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I’ve Been Tagged!

Jun

03, 2011 |

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Medeia Sharif (whose debut book Bestest. Ramadan. Ever. comes out this Summer) tagged me last week, so here we go!

Do you think you’re hot?
When I’m outside in the 105-degree, humidity, I KNOW I’m hot. But being the cold-blooded creature I am, most of the time I’m cold. I’m in sweaters when normal people are turning on the air-conditioning.
Oh wait . . . did I answer the wrong question?
Upload a picture or wall paper you are using at the moment.
It’s one of the pictures on the slide-show that came with my computer. I grew up with mountains, and miss them tons.
When was the last time you ate chicken meat?
For lunch. Yummm . . .
The Song(s) you listened to recently?
My Wish by Rascal Flatts
Home by Michael Bublé
When I Get Where I’m Going by Brad Paisley
What were you thinking as you were doing this?
I’m so glad Medeia tagged me because now I don’t have to think of something to post about.
Do you have nicknames?
I do, and I am so not going to write them here. 😀
Tag eight Blogger friends.
(You are it!)
1. Bethany
2. Melissa
3. Jessie
4. Cynthia
5. Beth
6. Angela
7. Jemi
8. Stina
Who’s listed as number one?
Bethany Yeager at Ink-Splattered. I love her fascination with Zelda.
Say something about number 5.
Her baking posts always make me drool. Her travel posts always make me want to see the world.
How did you get to know number 3?
I don’t remember exactly, but she was one of my earlier followers and she was so fun I asked her to celebrate getting 101 followers with me since we were at about the same number.
How about number 4?
She found my blog when Medeia tagged me, so I thought it fitting to tag her.
Leave a message for number 6.
I know you were already tagged, but since I love your blog and poetry so much I had to tag you anyway. But you don’t have to do it again. And P.S. we still need to meet in person!
Leave a lovey-dovey message for number 2.
Roses are Red.
Violets are Blue.
When I go to New York,
I’m SO calling you.
I am SUCH a poet. 😀

Do number 7 and number 8 have any similarities?

Yes, they are both Canadian. I love Canadians! Shall we have buns for dinner? 😀

And P.S. I’ll be interviewing Molly Jaffa, an agent with Folio Jr., on my blog next Friday! Don’t miss it!

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