Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Sunny Days....

New blogger buddy, Jai over at And Then..., gave me a Sunshine Award. Thanks, Jai! This is very appropriate for summer in Florida, and I am well prepared with sunscreen and a hat and...okay, let's be real - I'm inside with the a/c on, a book on my lap and Powerberries in a bowl nearby.



Here are my answers to the Award's questions - 

What inspired you to start blogging? I knew I needed an online presence for my writing and, while I liked my website, it wasn't really interactive. I wanted to start blogging, but I was waiting for inspiration regarding the angle and theme.  

How did you come up with the name of your blog? That was all the tortoises' doing.

What is your favorite blog to read? That's like asking which tortoise is my favorite! 

Tell us about your dream job? Other than writer? Okay, maybe Official Chocolate Taster or Official Cheese Taster. Professional Beachcomber. Vice President of Tortoises. (I could never be President - that title is shared by both the Larrys.) 

Is your glass half-full or half-empty? Depends on what's in it.

If you could go anywhere for a week's vacation, where would you go? I'd like to visit the West Coast - Oregon, Washington - since I've never been there.  

What food can you positively not eat? I'm not allergic to anything that I know of, but I had a bad experience with canned fruit cocktail when I was a kid so I stay away from that on principle. 

Dark chocolate or milk chocolate? I'd go with milk chocolate...covered in dark chocolate.

How much time do you spend blogging? More than I probably should.

Do you watch TV, and if so, what are you favorite shows? If you've spent any time around here lately, then you know how I feel about The Walking Dead and that I am going through TWD withdrawal until October. I also like Top Chef and Project Runway. I've been watching Law and Order: SVU since it started (although I still miss Christopher Meloni.) For comedy, I'm into The Big Bang Theory and The Middle. And I can never go wrong with old episodes of Seinfeld, Frasier, The King of Queens and The Golden Girls

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A number of you have already received this award, so I'm not going to pass it on, but I'd love to hear your answers to any or all of the questions in the comments.

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I'm taking a bit of a blogging break, but I'll be back around to visit all of your blogs soon!

16 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your award. I like how you eat chocolate :D

    Enjoy your break.

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    1. Thank you!

      Doesn't everyone eat chocolate that way? :)

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  2. Congrats on your well-deserved award!! And you made me laugh with "milk chocolate covered in dark chocolate" :)

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  3. I really need to watch The Walking Dead. I think one of my summer projects is going to be catching up with that on Netflix. I feel so out of it since I've never seen it!
    And I've also always wanted to visit the Pacific Northwest. Someday!

    Congrats on your award and enjoy your break. Give my best to the Larrys. :D

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    1. Make sure you start with the first season of TWD. The first episode is amazing! :)

      I will tell the torts you say hello. :)

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  4. I don't watch any comedy shows on TV and I've been thinking about catching up on SVU. HOw many seasons are there of it?

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    1. I know it's been on a long time, but I don't know for how long. I think the first season is on Netflix....

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  5. I love the Golden Girls, but no longer have TV. I used to watch them a lot when I was younger.

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  6. Great answers! I especially like the what's in the glass answer and the milk chocolate covered in dark chocolate response.

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  7. Well-deserved, Madeline; your posts always cheer me up. Can't wait for WALKING DEAD's latest season to hit Netflix!

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    1. I can't wait for the new season of TWD in Oct! :)

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  8. Ahh, I miss Christopher Meloni too. I love him and Mariska Hargitay together and have been there from the beginning too. I started with L&O, the original and then watched both until the original went bye-bye. But SVU is my fave.

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    1. I never really got into the original L&O, although I watched some of them in repeats - loved Lenny! :)

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