So yesterday, Teresa, over at The Haunted Wordsmith, tagged me for something called The Blogging Chums Award. I was surprised, since the award is for “particularly brilliant bloggers who are really providing something special to the community, either through their writing or the way they engage with other people: they’re just brilliant!”
Alrighty then. I think I would be more qualified for The Whiny Blogger Award, since many of my posts come across as sort of whiny. But whatever.
Anyway, I’m supposed to
- Be sure to use the award image!
- List the rules & about paragraph!
- Thank whoever nominated you! (Thanks Teresa.)
- Write a letter to someone who means a lot to you to spread some positivity around the Internet – anyone will do!
- Nominate 5-10 more people for the award and go let them know about it in their comments! (Not going to happen!)
Here’s my letter to spread positivity.
And then today I got tagged by Kristian over at Tales From the Mind of Kristian for something called the Friday Funday Challenge.
The rules for this one are complicated and involve answering 16 of 19 questions, adding three new questions, and and then nominating three other bloggers who will do the same thing.
I dunno. Maybe that should be called the Friday Hassle Challenge because it sounds like a lot of work. But I will give it a try, either later today or maybe tomorrow, depending upon how much “fun” I have left in me today.
“What is the possibility that we can reach an arrangement?” Alice asked her husband.
“By ‘arrangement,’ you mean that you want me to do something to placate you, don’t you, Alice?” Ralph said.
“Well, Ralph,” Alice said, “a little give and take is what is required in order to have a successful marriage.”
“I’m out driving a city bus twelve hours a day, Alice,” Ralph said, “and you’re talking about give and take? Sounds like you want me to do all the giving with you doing all the taking.”
“Well, Ralph,” Alice said, “happy wife, happy life.”
Ralph looked straight at his wife, raised a clenched fist, and said, “One of these days, straight to the moon, Alice.”
“Oh Ralph,” Alice said, “you’re the greatest.”
Written for today’s Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (arrangement), the Word of the Day Challenge (placate), the Ragtag Daily Prompt (moon), and Your Daily Word Prompt (possibility).
When I saw this picture posted on Teresa’s Worth a Thousand Words photo prompt today, I couldn’t help but think of all of the funny, bogus Albert Einstein memes floating all around the internet these days.
Such as these:
You really need to read this post.
You can’t say we weren’t warned
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The three of them walked slowly toward the house at the end of the pier. Trying hard not to slur his words, Alan said, “We’re almost there, Andrea.”
“I’m not as stoned as I think I am,” she responded.
Harry burst out laughing. “You mean you’re not as stoned as we think you are.”
“That’s what I said,” Andrea pointed out.
“No,” Alan replied. “You said you’re not as stoned as you think you are.”
“Same difference.” Andrea smiled and said, “I told you my grandson’s pot-infused gummies would sneak up on you. Let’s all go skinny dipping, shall we?”
Written for Rachel Wisoff-Fields’ Friday Fictioneers prompt. Picture credit: Ted Strutz.