Thursday, July 18, 2013

Here Comes the Sun

Roughly a month ago, fellow blogger Jansen Schmidt surprised and honored me  with the Sunshine Award. (Does she believe I have a sunny disposition? Clearly, she's never been a passenger in a car driven by me.) 
Jansen Schmidt is the nom de plume of my friend Patricia Rickrode. Patricia's talented in many areas: she's a writer, a stage actress, a Disney World/Disneyland aficionado who knows the parks inside out, a travel expert, and president of the Sacramento chapter of RWA. You'll find her blog here: Here's her Sunshine Award post:
According to Jansen/Patricia, the Sunshine Award is best enjoyed when shared with others. Here are its rules:
Include the award’s logo (and rules) in a post on your blog. Simply cut and paste the photo at the top left into your own blog post.
Link to the person who nominated you.
Answer the ten questions below with your answers instead of mine.
Pass the award on to a bunch of “Sunshine Inspiring” bloggers.

Here are the questions:
Favorite Color:  Magenta (I wear this color but don't live with it. My house has a lot of cream, sage green, and pops of orange. In short, I clash with my house.)
Favorite Animal:  Cat 
Favorite Number:  Uh oh. I can't reveal this as I've used it in too many passwords
Favorite Non Alcoholic Drink:  Coffee. How I love it.
Favorite Alcoholic Drink: Red wine
Facebook or Twitter:  Neither
Passions:  Writing, reading, traveling, trip-planning, cooking, Zumba 
Prefer Getting or Giving Gifts:  Giving.
Favorite City:  I like something about every city I've visited. Favorites include San Francisco, New York, Charleston, San Antonio, Paris, London, Edinburgh, Munich, Uzes, France, Ennis, Ireland, Passau, Germany, and I could go on and on. 
Favorite TV Show:  Top Chef, Project Runway, Call the Midwife
And now, here are my nominations for the Sunshine Award:
Linda Barrett blogs about starting over, a subject she understands. She moved halfway across the country twice, traded traditional publishing for self-publishing, and is a two-time breast-cancer survivor.
Fiorella Plum is the pen name of an Austin-area writer. Her daily (you read that right) posts are short but wide-ranging. Fio writes about people in the news, her dog's obedience-training mishaps, amateur theatricals, Texas politics, and the armadillos plowing through her garden.
I write and read women's fiction and have a soft spot for British or Irish writers like Maggie O'Farrell, JoJo Moyes, Rachel Joyce, and the late Maeve Binchy. That said, science-fiction writer Lynette Burrows is responsible for wrenching me from Aga stoves to space-landing equipment, and from Devon to Mars via her blog, Of Martians and Marshmallows. By day, Lynette cares for the tiniest, most fragile babies. By night, her imagination sends her into space.  

My thanks, again, to Jansen/Patricia for brightening my day with an award I aspire to earn.


Anonymous said...

Surprised that Bloomfield is not one of your favorite cities - it's still there, I think.

Call the Midwife is a great series, caught by accident on PBS and after I got the hang of the show I've watched it ever since. Conscious raising episodes.

- Patrick

Jennette Marie Powell said...

LOL! Another who answered "Neither" to Facebook or Twitter! Thanks for sharing a bit of Sunshine Pat!

Coleen Patrick said...

Yay! Project Runway! I'm excited for the brand new season. :)
And ditto about FB. I like Twitter a little bit, probably because I'm not doing it the way I'm "supposed to"--I have a tendency to be more random, than conversational. :)

Lynette M Burrows said...

Thank you, Pat, for including me in the Sunshine Award. I'm honored. But, yeah, you haven't been riding in the car I'm driving, either -- else you'd know the real language I speak --LOL!

Seriously, thank you for your generosity and your support and for the sunshine you put into my days.

Pat O'Dea Rosen said...

Hi, Patrick,
So glad you've found Call the Midwife. Good news: there's a third season in the works.

Pat O'Dea Rosen said...

Hi, Jennette,
I left my social-media skills in Hangar 18. You too?

Happily, I am ready to re-immerse myself in the blogging world. Meanwhile, keep ROW-ing.

Pat O'Dea Rosen said...

Hi, Coleen.
I liked Project Runway's season premiere. Yay! Also, Top Chef Masters started last night. What riches!

You're terrific on Twitter.

Pat O'Dea Rosen said...

Hi, Lynette,
if only we'd been tapped to write every state's driving regulations! Did I tell you about the guy stopped behind me at a red light? I was going straight, but he wanted to make a right-hand turn, so he went around me. At a red light!

Your blog posts have taken me to Mars and beyond, Thank YOU.