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Show me Love, Blogosphere…

Irene from The Soapbox is dead right when she says that some blogs receive accolades from being featured on the WordPress Freshly Pressed homepage, and others receive it from their subscribers. We all know which mention means more.

There’s a  lot of controversy about ‘online friendships’: critics say we’re all pathetic sadsacks who have no social skills, and spend their lives hiding behind computer screens because we’re too scared to go out in the world and form ‘real’ relationships. Well I say, Bollocks! That’s just internet dating!

I’ve ‘met’ some great people through blogging and other social networking sites – people I now call friends, and my life is richer for it. I say, Thanks, mates, for all your support, your love, your humour, conversation and for each and every photo of hot, half-naked guy you’ve ever posted!

To have two – yes, two! – awards in the same weekend was just stupendously awesome! (See how I blended the English ‘stupendous’ with the American ‘awesome’ ? I know how to integrate cultures and promote World Peace.)

Alicia over on McCrenshaw’s Newest Thoughts gave me The Stylish Blogger Award and I’m honoured to receive it a second time. Does this make me doubly stylish? I love Alicia’s blog – she’s so fresh and writes with a gentle humour that always makes me smile.

To accept this award, I must share seven things about myself:

  • I swear way too much, but I guess you’ve already noticed that one…   😉
  • I love colour – the brighter the better – it’s so stimulating and invigorating. My bedroom is currently painted fucshia-pink and turquoise, and I love it! I once had to spend three months in a rented house that was wall-to-wall magnolia, and I was suicidal by the time we had to leave!
My bedroom

Hmm... is this why I can't find a man?

  • I hate having my photo taken; I always end up looking absolutely gormless – either my eyes are half-closed or rolling like I’m stoned, or my gob’s hanging open like I’ve lost my brain! I hate, loathe and detest it with a passion!
  • I hold ‘grudges’ for years – not in a childish I’ll-Make-You-Sorry! kind of way, but if someone acts so badly, abusing my friendship or my trust so much, I just cut them out of my life. I don’t have the inclination, nor the energy to waste on dishonourable people. And don’t think it’s one strike and you’re out, I’m talking about repeated disrespectful behaviour. 
I Walk Away

Image via Wikipedia

  • I believe in love and fairytale Happy Endings – just not for me. I truly think I’m supposed to live my life alone. And unloved, discarded by society, thrown away like a flaccid, used condom… (Aren’t you glad I’m not adding a photo to this one!   🙂  )
  • My great ambition was to write romantic comedy novels, until one day, my uni tutor  said, ‘You  can do funny, love, but you truly suck at telling  stories!’
    Hey, don’t sit on that fence, mister, say what you really feel… 

Image by Enokson via Flickr

  • Finally, I’ve got quite  a ‘thing’ about bald men – all that smooth, silky skin that only you, as a girlfriend, get to touch. It’s so intimate, so sexy! Well, from what I can remember, of course…

Thank you, Alicia! Now to pass on the award to bloggers I haven’t featured before:

Danny Llama – Dan travels all over the world and tells some fascinating stories!

Freaky Frugalite – Rebecca posts about all sorts of stuff and it’s always interesting and funny!

Marina Sleeps – I’m new to this one, but I love her! She has a great sense of humour and says it the way it is!

Pretty Fly For a Blind Guy – another one with wicked humour, but he needs to post more often! Hint, hint!

Talia – a brand new blog set up by Vicki – it’s a taster for a new women’s fashion magazine and somebody quite gorgeous and talented will be writing a column for it. Oh, and I will be, too! Would be great if you could hop over  and show some bloggy-lurve.

Gosh! A second  Award tomorrow! 🙂


About Tiny Temper

I'm a middle-aged freelance writer living in Cornwall. And no, it's not all sun, sand and steaming pasties. I've been married, done the divorce and accidentally shrunk the tee-shirt.

20 responses »

  1. I love your bedroom! I would so do that if I could. The colors are fun!!
    I hold grudges for years as well. If I hate you I will always hate you. Ya, I’m sweet like that.
    You are not going to be unloved like a flacid condom. *thumping you on the head*
    You so deserve the awards. You make us all laugh and that is a good thing!

    • Thank-you – painting my room pink is one of the advantages of being single! It never sees any action, but it’s a pretty colour 🙂
      Yay for grudges – life’s too short!
      Aww, thanks – some women have beauty, I have humour! 🙂

  2. OMG what a horrid person to tell you you can’t tell stories!! You should write anyway, not sure if you read this type of book, but Laurell K Hamilton was told in college by her writing prof. that she was an aweful writer, she proves him wrong every time one of her books comes out at the #1 spot on the NY Times Bestseller list. Never let anyone f**k with your dreams. ❤ (by theway I think you could bind your blog and sell it as a book and make a million!)

  3. LMAO!!! Jr. is chuffed! We posted another recipe, and one more random thought that he farted out of his brain. I’ve been telling him to write down stuff that might be good. Jr. thanks you!

    Let me tell ya, screw WordPress and their FP page. They don’t get it. I’ve read SO many blogs on here that warrant a front page spot, but never get there. And some of the ones that are on there aren’t worth the pixels they’re creating.

    You and I have SO much in common. Cocking about it first on the agenda. Got it?

    And I love your bedroom! It’s a reflection of who you are. Bright, cheerful and unique! Don’t let your “alone status” get your down. There’s merits in doing things in single numbers.

    You’d love my neighbor. He’s bald, shorter, and has a hairy chest.

    If your going to take a picture of me, make sure you don’t any profile pics. It’s awful! Come to think of it, don’t bother taking one at all. I’d hate to break a camera.

    • Good! I’m glad he’s still writing! I love his sense of humour – go, Junior!

      One thing’s for sure, hon – neither of us’ll ever make FP; he swear way too much! 😉

      Bald, and short with a hairy chest? Ooh! When can I meet him?!

      I hate my profile too! It goes back to my teenage years when I was nicknamed Shovel-face ‘cos I’ve got quite a flat face – I blame orthodontics – wearing train-track braces for years realigned my bones! Gosh, I was an attractive girl! 😉 We’ll take photos of hot guys instead of each other! 🙂

  4. You like color the way I do! You would love my house. It is like a rainbow. My bedroom is orange and lime green, with an open window that shows our bright pink hallway!

  5. Awww sweet sweet lady I love you… dude I got a thing for bald men. My man has a shit load of hair but I like him bald. It great for rubbing on. Hells yeah!

    • Yay! I’m loved! 🙂

      Funny, cos I love bald and I love loads of hair – go figure!
      You so deserve this award and many others 🙂 Sorry – I should have let you know beforehand. I’m a failure…

  6. Grey Goose, Dirty

    You deserve all the awards you get Tiny!

    As for the knob who said that people on the internet are all pathetically socially inept? Er, I’d beg to differ …..

    • Aww, thanks, sweetie!

      It wasn’t a direct quote, just a generalised round-up of comments I’ve seen and heard. I guess it’s worrying if someone never interacts with people outside the computer, but for most of us, internet friendships are a wonderful addition to ‘real-life’.

  7. TWO awards!! you’re so popular.
    as per the comments being closed on the giveaway, that’s because you don’t use the comments for the giveaway and if i leave them open then people try to enter that way.

  8. LOL – I love being called “fresh”! Been feeling kinda stale lately, ya know?

    Photos of me ALWAYS end up looking like a deer caught in the headlights. It doesn’t matter if I’m paying attention to the camera or not – blank, frightened stare. Ugh… I just realized that maybe that’s just how I always look…

    And I, too, drop people who have screwed me over time after time. I have enough stress and worry in my life. I don’t need to add to it by trying to keep a “friendship” that totally sucks. And, boy, do I have some stories about people who I no longer associate with!

    • Yeah, I know – sometimes it’s difficult coming up with a post and being all chirpy about it!

      Nah, you’re like me – you def have a ‘camera face’ – God help us both! 😀

      Yay! for people sticking up for themselves! I could share a few horror stories, too – trouble with people like that, I always get mad at myself for allowing it to go for so long.

  9. Love your style!! You have a new sadsack following you 😉

  10. Woohoo! I am finally here to claim my prize!!

    But that first photo– ohhhh, my retinas!



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