Friday Recommends – So Stylish!

Thanks, Perry Block!

Perry Block, who is still cute, despite the title of his blog (Nouveau Old, Formerly Cute), gave me a Stylish Blogger Award today. I’m apoza thank him–thank you,Perry!–and tell seven random facts about myself, then pass the award on to others. The number varies. Perry said five, but only passed it on to three. We’ll see how many I do when I get to that part.

First, the random facts, as if I don’t pass along enough of those in the general course of things.

  1. I’m on the wacky ELMM diet plan. ELMM stands for Eat Less, Move More. It’s so darn crazy, it just might work! Of course, considering how sedentary I am, I would move more if all I did was blink twice as often. We’ll see how that works.
  2. I love puns. I think punning is atavistic: a throwback to language acquisition, when words are mastered to a sufficient extent that one can play with them, manipulate them. I make no apologies for my delight in any form of wordplay.
  3. No surprise that two of my signature jokes, guaranteed to make the kids groan, are puns. 1) The toothless termite walked into a bar and asked, “Where’s the bar tender?” and 2) Two peanuts were walking down the road and one was a salted. ~drumroll~
  4. I love Twitter and Facebook. No Farmville, no nothingville, though. Just connections. I love connections.
  5. Coffee is my drug of choice.
  6. And chocolate.
  7. If I’m standing up, I dance like a penguin. If I’m sitting down, I dance like a Muppet.

Now I pass the award on to more bloggers. I choose three.

Audrey Lintner of Puns and Posies. Whether it’s Green Monday, Weird Wednesday or Free Range Friday, she shares the adventure and pleasure of life spent paying attention to nature.

Johanna Harness, of Johanna’s Big Thoughts and Mama of #amwriting. Thanks for mountains of encouragement and truly useful information, Johanna!

Alicia McCalla of Stories In Color. Alicia advocates thinking multiculturally when writing speculative fiction. Our world isn’t monocultural, so why should another one be?

Enjoy the weekend, folksies! I’ll be here tomorrow morning with the tale of Flash.

WRITING PROMPT: What bloggers would your main character find intriguing?



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Friday Recommends – So Stylish!

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      Marian Allen

      June 11, 2011 at 7:43am

      Alicia, the feeling is SO mutual! I love the open and respectful discussion that takes place on your blog. I belong to a group here in the Louisville area called NETWORK (New Energy To Work Out Racial Kinks) that fosters the same feeling of a safe zone to engage in discussion of diversity issues with an assumption of good will. That’s essential to a society of unity in diversity. We don’t have to BE all alike and we don’t have to PRETEND we’re all alike; my ideal would be for all of us to recognize and respect our differences and negotiate any clashes reasonably and honorably.

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  1. The Yard Bard

    June 13, 2011 at 1:04pm

    Why, thank ya! Thank ya very much! I shall endeavor to continue on the path of worthiness.



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