Tuesday, 20 March 2012

'Hot Blog, Jumping Blog, Albuquerque.....'

So there I was, sitting in my blog cabin and keeping warm by the blog fire.
I've not been blogging much lately.   However, I'm not one of those who will apologise for not blogging.  Like my blog is that important to your life.  Okay, instead I'm now going to apologise for blogging.
Now then, much to your surprise, I have received yet another blogging award.  The award would seem to take note of someone who has a blog that is a very active and perhaps even a prolific site.   I would state that my blog is not exactly on fire with articles that are so frequent that you're not sure if you're reading a blog or a twitter update.


The wonderfully articulate Jai over at this site,  Jai Joshi's Tulsi Tree has very kindly bestowed the, "Blog on Fire Award", to me.  Jai, I'm very grateful that you would consider me for this flaming award.   Of course, me being a, "a hunk, a hunk of burning love...", sort of realises that this award relates to the fires of writing passion that burns in my heart.  Then again, maybe it's more like, "ring of fire", something I've experienced after an extremely hot curry.   Moving swiftly on.....I noticed that Jai has bestowed this award to a total of three bloggers.
So, being lazy and unoriginal, I shall do the same.   Here are the three lucky writers who set the blogging world on fire and are most worthy of the "Blog on Fire Award".

1:  thefeatherednest : Delores, over at this very clever variety blog, will keep you busy with all her numerous blogs.  Delores was the cordial host of the virtual blog party that celebrated my fifth year anniversary of blogging.  If you have never been to her site, I highly recommend you do so.

2:  Austanspace :  Laura is another highly prolific blogger who submits a wide variety of articles on her thoughtful site.  If you've never been to Laura's site, how about going over and saying, 'hi'.   

3:   Life is Good :   And now for one of the latest, most pleasant surprise, blog sites.  Tina is one of the co-hosts of that um 'challenge' that's the talk of the blogging world.  Yes, she's a part of the "Blogging From A to Z Challenge, April 2012."  Although there is no way I would be involved in the challenge, we have had some good natured banter about it all.  So, despite my satirical take on it, why not go to Tina's site if you are contemplating signing up to the alphabet challenge.  And of course, while you are there, you can see what a great blog she writes.

Thanks again, Jai.  And now I look around my blog cabin and feel the warm, reassuring glow of the blog fire. 

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  1. Too bad there aren't more awards involving fire.

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  2. Indeed. I'm sure you can create another flaming award....

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    1. Perhaps the "Smoking Gun" award, or the, "'Yer Hot As A Pistol" award.

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  3. Gary...congratulations on setting the blog world on fire once again. I knew when I saw you in that white blazer at the party that you were incandescent (the emission of light from a hot body..ahem) in nature. Now I shall flare up in pride at being awarded the Blog On Fire Award. Call the fire department, I'm about to post.

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  4. Hey Delores,
    Thanks for the congratulations. A real "come on baby light my fire" ahem situation :) Amazing how many bloggers at your party thought I should be the next James Bond.
    Delores, your blog is most certainly on 'fire'. Maybe mine would be hotter if I blogged wearing 'flared' jeans. Congrats to you and fire away :)

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  5. Congrats on your lovely award!! And hey, I love your blog cabin! I don't come around as often as I should, but when I do, it's all cozy and warm and welcoming. A real homey place. And I like it like that.

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    1. Hey Nancy,
      Thanks for the congratulations. It's always nice to have you visit, put your feet up and warm yourself by the 'blog fire' :)
      And what about you eh? Congrats on your big announcement on your site. I sent you a message on 'Farcebook'. Not sure if you got it.
      Take care and continued happy writing! :)

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  6. Dear Gary,
    So, another award. Surely you're sick of them by now. Anyway, congratulations and all that, and blah, blah and blah.
    Do I sound a tad jealous here, though, Gary? I wonder...
    Very Best Wishes, and many more blogging awards, your way. You're just a hunk of burning love, my friend.
    David.

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    1. Dear David,
      Indeed, another award for such an undeserving fellow as shy and humble me. I know you probably get sick of me forwarding a number of the awards to you. And thus, I thought it would be nice to make note of some rather hot bloggers. Strangely enough, none of them from Albuquerque...
      I know you are not jealous and for the life of me, I don't know why more folks don't check y'all out.
      Thanks David and now I'm out of the frying 'pun' and into the fire...
      Gary

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  7. Hello Gary:
    Congratulations, dearest Gary, on your 'Blog on Fire' award. We reckon by now that your virtual trophy cabinet must be groaning under the weight of so many accolades. You always light a fire in our hearts, so this award is very well deserved!

    And, we must now go and toast our teacakes on the flames of your recommended blogs...bye for now!

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    1. Hello Jane, Lance and your um 'typing pool',
      Why thank you kindly for your congratulations on my unworthy self receiving yet another award to place proudly in my bulging virtual trophy cabinet.
      And may the flickering flames of joy and contentment continue to warm your hearts and souls and the hearts and souls of the zillion bloggers who are privileged to leave a comment on your heart warming blog site :)
      I shall go and toast my marshmallows and I know you will be warmed by those hot bloggers. Cheerio for now!

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  8. Congratulations on your well deserved award.

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    1. Hi Elephant's Child,
      That's very kind of you and may you continue to let your words warm the hearts of those who visit your lovely blog :)

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  9. Congratulations and well deserved! I shall linger a while and bask in the warmth before setting off to visit your nominees x

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    1. Hi Teresa,
      Thank you and do stay for a little while and soak up this warm ambience we all share. Happy visiting the nominees.
      In kindness, Gary
      x

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  10. Gary! Come out of the blog cabin and into the sunshine! Look it's spring! The skies are blue, the bulbs are blooming and the birds are erm.. birding! LOL!

    Yay for your flaming award! Take care
    x

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    1. Old Kitty! Maybe I'm way far south in the Southern Hemisphere? Maybe I'm blogging from my blog cabin at McMurdo Station in Antarctica and being kept company by a colony of adoring penguins :)
      Ah so the birds are "birding" and the dogs are um dogg***
      Yay for this flaming award! And yay to Charlie and the adorable Old Kitty! :)
      Gary
      x

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  11. Hi Gary .. I've jumped around the coals and by reintalling Chrome and adding the IE plug in - I can comment on embedded comment boxes. Wonderful. If only Blogger would send me comments by email - I'd be a happier southern bunny - or perhaps Gull?!

    Congratulations on your award and the extra fireproof packing to make sure the award keeps spreading across the airways ..

    I love your backdrop - you may not be blogging much - but you're using your techie skills to good effect ...

    Cheers Hilary

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    1. Hi Hilary,
      Blogger has become a ridiculous nightmare. Actually, I have been leaving reply comments and they vanish and return and vanish and return. Anyhow, I'm perplexed as to why you cannot use this comment format. It appears to be the only format that those idiots at blogger haven't tinkered with and one can, if they so desire, subscribe to follow up comments. My email account, because of this commenting mess, is a lot emptier than it used to be.
      Thanks for the congrats, Hilary. May the flames of positive possibilities, spread far and wide.
      My template is but a simple one. If the truth be known, I haven't a clue what I'm doing. My blogging is sporadic because I'm struggling to focus with the ongoing personal situation with my poor boy. I wish I could find the concentration to be more proactive.
      Warm wishes, your way,
      Gary

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  12. Well, congrats, dear sir! I humbly submit my heartfelt gratitude to the one/s offering you this prestigious award. It's obvious, Gary, that you deserve this recognition. I can only fantasize about receiving the honor of such a prize.

    Kudos to you, dude!

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    1. Hey Jackie,
      Why thank you for the congrats, my good friend. I'm blessed with receiving a number of awards. Then again, my blog is over five years old and I have done my best, when I can, to be proactive. I'm sure, with time and recognition, your site will be graced with a most notable and worthy award. You will see :)
      And kudos to you for your ongoing blog and your thoughtful writing.

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  13. Congratulations! And Tina is awesome.

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    1. Thanks Alex and yes Tina, even if she is part of the 'challenge', is awesome and my esteemed friend, judging by the well deserved attention on your blog, so are you! :)

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  14. Congratulations, Gary! You are a fiery sort! And thank you for presenting it to me. I'm always delighted to be given a blog award. I shall give it some thought and pay it forward.
    Laura
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    1. Hey Laura,
      Thank you, my lovely friend :) It was my pleasure to pass on this award to a blog that truly is lit up with a fire and a passion.
      Happy writing to you.
      Gary
      x

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  16. Congratulations Gary! And also congrats for winning Tina's voting contest. You should be feeling all warm and fuzzy...with the award and all :)

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    1. Hey Heather,
      Thank you for that. And indeed, I was delighted to win Tina's voting contest. Even more delighted to give up my prize to a worthy charity of her choice :)
      Warm and fuzzy wishes, your way, Gary :)

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  17. Congratulations on yet another well-deserved award. One of them good ones, too ... you don't even have to reveal your favorite color. (Fire engine red?)

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    1. Hi Susan,
      Thanks for the congratulations. And I just love those awards where you don't have to answer questions about yourself. I might say my favourite colour is 'wicked pink'...I might say that.....:)

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  18. Hi The Golden Eagle,
    Thanks for that and may you continue to light up the blogging world with your ever growing legion of fans :)
    Take care and happy writing,
    Gary

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  19. Congratulations! I don't ever take word challenges, but will go over and take a look at these blogs.

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    1. Hi Jenny,
      Oh, me either. The good folks at the 'A to Z Alphabet Challenge', however, are bracing themselves for my satirical alternative to the um 'challenge' :) These are three notable blogs :)

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  20. Congratulations on the award!

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  21. You always bring a point across and write about so many pressing issues. Surely you deserve this award. Congratulations and best wishes.

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    1. Hi Munir,
      That's very kind of you. I appreciate your congratulations and best wishes.
      And happy writing to you.
      In kindness, Gary

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  22. Well, I can see this award got you all fired up! I think my favorite of your many clever fire lines is "I would state that my blog is not exactly on fire with articles that are so frequent that you're not sure if you're reading a blog or a twitter update." I can hardly keep up with the blogosphere speed rate as it is--I cannot imagine if it all went to twitterspeed. I think I would go up in flames . . .

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    1. Hey Susan,
      Indeed, such an award can be quite the hot topic and cause a heated debate. I also can hardly keep up with the frenetic pace of some bloggers. It's almost up to twitterspeed and we may have to douse the blogosphere, a little bit....

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  23. As you know Gary, I am not 'into' awards.....but if I were to create one you would be first on the list of recipients.
    Congratulations!
    Click here for Bazza’s Blog ‘To Discover Ice’

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    1. Hey bazza,
      I'm very aware of you not being into awards. If you were, you'd be posting almost entirely about your latest award. I don't really feel worthy of such accolades. I'm honoured you would consider me for an award if you created one. Are you sure you wouldn't like the "Gold Framed Dog Blog Award"? Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet star, thinks you are almost as clever as Ginger!
      Thanks for the congratulations, bazza.
      Take good care and happy writing,
      Gary

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    2. Gary, although I don't want awards I am definitely not against them and have no problems with 'honourable mentions' in other Blogs!
      Click here for Bazza’s Blog ‘To Discover Ice’

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    3. Hi bazza,
      I already realised your thoughts on the subject of awards. I also realised you are not against them. Okay dude and have fun :)

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  24. Gary, you had me spitting my morning mountain dew on the keyboard! I was laughing so hard that The Engineer, who barely grunts as he heads out the door, was asking me to read it to him. Blog cabin? Blog fire? That's some funny stuff right there. Each time I read you, you have a new pun. It's truly your superpower. Have you seen the movie Bull Durham? If not, you should good puns. Good sex. Good puns about sex. Anyway, here's a quote: The world is made for people who aren't cursed with self-awareness.
    Thank you so much for this award and your very kind words above. You're a gem and I'm so glad we found each other.
    Tina @ Life is Good
    Co-Host of the April A to Z Challenge
    Twitter: @AprilA2Z #atozchallenge

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    1. Hey Tina,
      Well, yahoo! Mountain Dew! There you go, "M" is for "Mountain Dew" and "K" is for "Klahanie" and "Kickapoo Joy Juice". Strange drink for the morning. I bet you had 'puncakes' for breakfast....
      Yes, I've seen "Bull Durham". A minor league baseball story starring good ol' Kevin Costner. Of course, despite the fact I'm thrilling my 'fans' in lil' ol' England, I'm very aware of baseball from the days I used to go and watch minor league baseball in Vancouver. And no, we wont mention 'foul balls'....
      Tina, you're welcome for the award and thanks again for the one you recently bestowed upon me. Sunny days, indeed! :) And jolly good luck with your alphabet challenge. And just for you, an extra "A" which will be of significance in just a short time. Hmmm....wonder what he means by that, A?
      Take care and happy writing :)
      With respect, Gary

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  25. Has anybody thought to give Penny the Jack Russell and modest internet star a hotdog award? I would if I had one. You deserve the award, Gary, even if you don't realize it. You're always making people feel better.

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  26. Hi Joylene,
    Good idea! Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet star, deserves a hotdog award. After all, she is the real star of this blog and she deserves to be more recognised. As long as the hotdog is a North American variety and not the awful hotdogs they sell over here.
    Thanks for your kind and encouraging words, Joylene. If we can make each other feel better, then that's one heck of a positive result :)
    Peace and positive wishes, your way, Gary

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  27. Hi Gary,
    Sorry that it took me so long to comment. I LOVE "blog cabin"!

    I love to sit around your blog cabin fire. It's always so welcoming, friendly, tolerant, and fun over here, Even when serious or sad, there is a warmth that emanates from you! Congratulations Gary! Next time I'll bring chocolate bars, graham crackers and marshmallows for smores!

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    1. Hi Rebecca,
      I'm delighted that you have brought your warm, reassuring glow to the 'blog cabin' :)
      Your words are very kind and a heart warming. I am truly thankful for you and the thought of chocolate bars, graham cracker, and marshmallows for smores the merrier. Oh, would you mind bringing some miniature marshmallows for the wee folks! Thanks :)

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  28. congrats, your list of blog awards is impressing :).

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  29. Hi unikorna,
    Thanks for the congrats. And I'm impressed that you also know there are pixies, fairies and elves out there. Hey, I've got 'wee folks' in my garden. And with that, unikorna, Fidelina, the beautiful fairy princess, her husband, Geoffrey the garden gnome and their lovely son, Einahalk, wish for you a most magical and enchanting weekend :)

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I do try to comment back to each commenter individually. However, I might have to shorten my replies or give a group thank you. That way, I can spend more time commenting on your blogs. Thank you and peace, my friend.