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Getting WordPress trophies for Likes and Follows is like the icing on a slice of New York cheesecake. It’s a pat on the back. A digital cheerleader that motivates you to keep up the good work, and encourages you to continue blogging your heart (and thoughts) out in the most eloquent way you can, whether that’s with words, images or both.
Today, I was given this interesting WordPress notification and trophy: “Congratulations on getting 1337 total likes on SIM | ANTICS.” At this point, I’d like to interject with a sanitized Wth? remark (which, translated into French, approximates “Quoi?”) Continue reading
TBBT (Photo credit: Carrie_B)
Why do we love the fictional misfits we see on TV? Dr. Sheldon Cooper of The Big Bang Theory. Dr. Greg House on House. The entire (“illegal alien”) clan of Solomons on Third Rock from the Sun, although it’s really just Dick, Harry and Sally who own the title, and in that order–the wiser Tommy, is the killjoy, the “youngest”, and along for the ride (note: I’ve already dealt with the 3rd Rock contingent in an older post entitled Not all TV is a Wasteland). And the lovable, loopy Mr. Bean of (in my humble opinion, the all-too-short) Mr. Bean TV series fame and more recently, of the silver screen. Continue reading
Caught my first pink salmon in 2009, just from the shore of the popular Dyke Trail in Richmond, BC. For a two-and-a-half pounder, it sure put up a fight for five minutes–so much so that one of my fellow fishers must have noticed my panicked expression and offered to help me bring it in (nothing at all like the nihilistic lingcods that I hauled up boat fishing a few years before).
Every 2 years, the pink salmon return to the Fraser River, and I apparently make it a point to haul in just one. It’s better than none, but one more would help make it a less expensive catch.
Mixtapes (Photo credit: Irish Typepad)
You make a new friend. Make them a mix tape (or playlist, for the younger folks) that tells them who you are through song. Music covers such an electic range of moods. There is no one song that defines me. Each is a uniquely styled hexagon on a larger quilt. Even instrumentals can be emotionally uplifting. Here are 25 songs that capture my emotions and persona. If you extrapolate the restless, romantic wanderer who yearns for the glory days of the past but is still hopeful, sometimes desperately so, for whatever tomorrow may bring, you’re pretty much on the mark. Continue reading
Thank you to Belsbror at belsbror.wordpress.com for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award. I’d like to say that the third time is the charm, but the first two nominations (for other blogger awards) were equally unexpected and every bit as astounding to get.
To be eligible for the Versatile Blogger Award, you must (a) display the award logo within a post; (b) provide a link to to the blogger who nominated you; (c) write seven things about yourself; and (d) nominate 15 other bloggers and inform them of their nomination. Continue reading