Thursday, 10 October 2013

Fast Forwards To The Awards.

Hey, check this out.  I got me the "Sunshine Award."  And couldn't we use a bit of sunshine.  The lovely, Yolanda, at  DEFENDING THE PEN, bestowed this honour, or honor, on my humble self. You might have realised that Yolanda has announced the published arrival of her latest book, "Memories of Murder." You can find info regarding her book, here : Memories of Murder .  And her previous book, here : Murder, Madness & Love

First of all, I have to put you to sleep by answering the following ten questions.

1 : Favourite colour?  Fifty shades of grey.  No, I mean green, sometimes blue, sometimes red.  

2 : Favourite animal?  Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar!   She is true demonstration of the non-judgemental, unconditional love that our animal friends share with us.

3 : Favourite number?  The number between 68 and 70.

4 : Favourite non-alcoholic drink?  A & W Root Beer.

5 : Favourite alcoholic drink?  I don't consume alcoholic drinks.

6 : Facebook or Twitter?  'Farcebook', actually.  Everybody's favourite social 'notworking' site.  

7 :  Passions?  Yes please.  Writing as a therapeutic and shared experience.  Reducing the unfair stigma that still surrounds mental health issues.  Almost any sport.  Especially, the egg and spoon race which I have an undefeated record.  

8 : Prefer giving or getting presents?  Getting presents.  Just give me loads of presents.  Ignore that.  I much prefer to give presents and watch the um joyous reaction of the person receiving it.  Okay, so you don't like the tacky jumper?  

9 : Favourite city?  I have a few that I have much fondness for.  London, England.  Seattle in Washington State.  Portland in Oregon.  San Francisco in California.  However, my favourite city is Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  

10 : Favourite TV shows?  The Penny the Jack Russell Dog and Modest Internet Superstar Variety Talk Show.  Coronation Street.  Second City Television.  

*Laughs uncontrollably!*
 Here are the rules.

1 : Include the award's logo in a post or in a blog.  
2 : Link to the person who nominated you.
3 : Answer ten questions about yourself.
4 : Nominate ten bloggers.
5 : Link your nominees to the post and comment on their blogs, letting them know they have been nominated.

Never mind the rules.  I struggle to forward on awards because I reckon that I might have overlooked somebody and thus hurt their feelings.  Don't want to do that.  

I'm grateful to Yolanda for thinking of me.  I'm honoured she would think of me as worthy of the award. Thank you,  Yolanda.  Wishing you much success, happiness and fulfilment with your writing endeavours. 

May sunshine fill our days.  

And have a look at this one.  Yes, it's the, Super Blogger Award!  This award has a beauty in its simplicity. Our good friend and one heck of a blogger dude, Mark Means, has given me what should become, if not already, a highly coveted award.

I'd been on Mark's short list for sometime.  I appreciate that he would think of me.  Mark, I was truly flattered by all the kind things you said about me.  A big thanks for all you do in the blogging community, good sir.

I know you want to finish the book you're writing.  All it needs is an ending.  May your dream become a reality.

"The "rules" (more like guidelines, really, yaaaarrrrrr!) are simple:

Take the award for yourself, then pass it along to someone who inspires you or you just think is 'super' in one way or another. Tell us why you think that person is super and deserving. Now, all the recipient has to do is reveal a (as in one) small secret about themselves (super people always tend to have a secret or two, right?) and pass the reward on to someone they think is deserving."


One small secret about myself?  I wear stilettos.  No, not really, well maybe....Okay, I was a grade eight class president in my high school.  I was giving a serious speech in front of the class.  Several of my classmates were giggling.  I was confused.  Then I looked down and noticed my trouser zipper was undone.

Yes, I copied and pasted the "rules".  Making a choice for this thoughtful award is easy.  There is a young fellow who has touched the hearts and minds of many of us.  A young fellow who inspires and his inspiration is a poignant reminder of how blessed I truly am.  Our young friend, Lenny, is having his birthday on October 20.  Lenny is going to be fourteen.  Those of you who know Lenny and those of you who haven't been touched by his profound spirit, I would kindly ask that you visit Lenny's blog and wish him the most happiest of birthdays.  You can find our young friend, here : Lenny's World

Lenny, this award is for you.  If you so wish, you can just put up a photo of the award on your blog.  Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar and myself, wish you a wonderful birthday, Lenny.

Our dear friend, Nancy, forwarded on the "Wonderful Team Member Readership Award" to me, yes me, humble as ever, me.  

*Giggles* 
  Here are the rules.
  1. The nominee of The Wonderful Team Member Readership Award shall display the logo on his/her blog.
  2. The nominee shall nominate (up to) 14 readers they appreciate over a period of 7 days, all at once or little by little; linking to their blogs; and telling them about it at their blogs.
  3. The nominee shall name his/her Wonderful Team Member Readership Award nominees on a post during 7 days..
Good  grief!  As many as fourteen readers?  Didn't know I even had that many readers. Anyway, I'm also undecided with who to forward this award onto.  Which means, once again, I shall not create a dilemma and know that I like you, I really, really like you.

Also, if you look back up on the right side, you will notice the, "Sunshine Award."  Nancy, was also very kind to bestow that award to me.  Two awards at once from Nancy.  Nancy, you spoil me. Seriously, dear lady, thank you for both awards.

If you haven't visited Nancy's blog, you can discover her here : Writer's Mark.  You can find out about Nancy's published books, here : Nancy's Books

Once again, thank you, Yolanda, Mark and Nancy.  I'm sorry it took so long to actually post up the awards. The busy life of a celebrity, eh.  Happy writing to you all.

108 comments:

  1. Congratulations!! And some fine choices of recipients.
    Wish we got the Penny Variety Show. Must be on cable.
    And I've been to all of your favorite cities. Scary, huh?

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    1. Hi Alex,

      Thanks for that. Penny's show is available on the "K-NINE NOTWORK". Your local cable operator maybe able to give you further details.

      I knew you'd been to all my favourite cities. The clue was the billboards of your good self, which stated, "Alex Was Here!"

      Have a good weekend.

      Gary :)

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  2. I like Seattle too
    Wet
    But lovely

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    1. Hi John,

      Wet but lovely. And what about Seattle....:)

      Have a Frasier weekend.

      Gary :)

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  3. Congratulations on the awards! I just recently finished Yolanda's first book and I loved it. I lived in Vancouver for a year half my life ago. It remains my favorite place too. I really hope to go back one day.

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    1. Hi Christine,

      Thanks for the congratulations :) I'm really glad you loved Yolanda's first book. I hope she notes your comment.

      I hope you get back to Vancouver. Vancouver needs you :)

      Have a lovely weekend.

      Gary :)

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  4. How honored I feel to be thanked so grandly! You've done good, my friend, in your answers, and I can almost not blame you for not taking the time out to find people to nominate. That is the HARDEST thing about the awards. But I did say almost.... Writer’s Mark

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    1. Hi Nancy,

      Always a grand thank you to you. Here, have a grand! :) I've done plenty of these in the past and almost abided by the rules. I can find plenty to nominate. The time consuming bit is all those links and links and more links.

      A peaceful weekend to you, Nancy.

      Gary :)

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    2. So true, so true. :) I guess I can understand that... (Why did that seem so hard to admit?) Writer’s Mark

      You have a great weekend!

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    3. Hey Nancy,

      Thanks for linking back and leaving a bonus comment! :)

      Have a most excellent continuation of your weekend, Nancy.

      Gary :)

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  5. Congratulations on yet more awards to add to your huge award treasure trove. Deserved rewards. Your warmth, empathy and kindness are inspirational. And your dreadful puns are impressive too.

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    1. Gidday Sue,

      Ah yes, thanks for the congratulations on yet more awards to add to my bulging trophy cabinet. Warmth, empathy, kindness and inspiration. You are way too kind :) Dreadful puns are the way forward. Create a bit of pundemonium...

      Enjoy the rest of your weekend, Sue.

      Gary :)

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  6. That's a stash of awards and all greatly deserved. I would love to watch Penny's show and I must confess a certain fondness for Cornonation Street.

    Your new header photo is very tranquil.

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    1. Hi Suzanne,

      Very kind of you to say. Penny's show will be in direct competition with the "X Factor". Simon Cowell, be very afraid. Coronation Street has a huge following on Canadian television.

      Thanks for noticing my tranquil header.

      Have a nice weekend, Suzanne.

      Gary :)

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  7. Yay for your fabulous awards!! I unashamedly prefer receiving pressies!! Tacky jumpers and woolly socks included! LOL!

    Oh dear to your zip malfunction!

    Penny is a true super star! Take care
    x

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    1. Hi Old Kitty,

      All these fabulous awards! Your tacky jumpers and woolly socks are on the way. Enjoy!

      Zip that was stuck in a downwards position. Oops!

      Penny is the true superstar of this show! :)

      Have a lovely weekend.

      Gary
      x

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  8. Gary,

    I chuckled at your answers. Quite funny. And I know the stilettos line is actually true. You can deny to your heart's content, but those Frederick's of Hollywood red pumps are in that closet somewhere, I just know it.

    You are truly deserving of all the awards! Way to go.

    Hope all is well. With you, Penny, and the son.

    M.L. Swift, Writer

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    1. Hi Michael,

      Thank you and I greatly appreciate you sending me over all those stilettos you gave me from your own collection from Frederick's of Hollywood. You are a very thoughtful person.

      Yes, I'm totally deserving of all the awards I ever received. Truth be known, a lot of them were for the dog. I'm jealous of the dog.

      All is well with us, good sir. Wishing you a happy weekend, Michael.

      Gary :)

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  9. You are well loved and respected, Gary, as we can all see by these awards. We see your kind heart and great sense of humor in all your posts. Congratulations to you!

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    1. Hi Arleen,

      Your words are kind and most flattering. I thank you for that and the congratulations.

      Wishing you and your loved ones, a most peaceful weekend.

      Gary :)

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  10. Congrats on the awards Gary. You're gonna need to build a trophy case :)

    LOL the number between 68 and 70. You crack me up. Have a wonderful and amazing weekend my friend.

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    1. Hi Keith,

      Thank you, Keith. I have a warehouse full of awards :)

      Ah, such a number, indeed. LOL.

      A peaceful, positive weekend to you, my friend.

      Gary :)

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  11. Congratulations on this conucopia of awards.

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    1. Hi Delores,

      Thank you and the cornucopia continues constantly creating confusion.

      Have a good weekend, eh.

      Gary :)

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  12. I am on a lot of meds right now and can not tell if you are serious or not! I have heard not to text while drunk, how about coment on meds?
    Congratulations!

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    1. Hi David,

      Sit still, man! :) I'm half serious and half tongue-in-cheek and half confused. Which adds up to one and one half. IC what U did there.

      Thank you and Batman shops in Cape Town.

      A good weekend to you.

      Gary :)

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  13. Congrats on all the well-deserved awards! I love Vancouver too. It's been about 3 or 4 years since I was last there and I'm starting to yearn for a visit again.

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    1. Hi Debra,

      Very kind of you. Vancouver would love to have you visit. Always a good time in Vancouver, as long as you don't mention Toronto :)

      Have a great weekend in Edmonton. And I wont mention the Oilers or the Eskimos...

      Gary :)

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  14. Congrats on the award Gary, well deserved. You are like a ray of sunshine.

    Yvonne.

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    1. Hi Yvonne,

      Thank you for that, dear friend. Sunshine wishes for a pleasant weekend to you, Yvonne.

      Gary :)

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  15. Could it be
    You are getting soft at your sea?
    Where is the snark to the awards?
    Usually feed them to zombie hordes
    Must have been an off day
    But congrats anyway

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    1. Hi Pat,

      Soft at my sea?
      Not very likely
      There's a bit of snark
      A bit of a lark
      A zombie award
      For your horde
      An off day
      No way
      I here what you say
      Congrats and yay.

      A good weekend to you
      And the cat too.

      Gary :)

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  16. Fantastic. Undefeated in the Egg and Spoon race, eh? If I ever make it to Canada, it's on!!!

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    1. Hi Robin,

      Yes indeed, undefeated Egg and Spoon race champion. Although, have you ever seen an egg and spoon, race? The egg usually wins cause the dish ran away with the spoon.

      Canada needs you, eh. Let me know and I'll sort out the parade in your honour in Vancouver.

      Have a good weekend, Robin.

      Gary :)

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  17. I feel the same way about awards, I hate the thought of forgetting someone. Or having them think Drats, another friggin' award! Either way I feel bad. So...

    Congrats on your award, young fellow! You are a star regardless!

    I didn't know Penny had her own show. duh.

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    1. Hi Joylene,

      I knew you would understand. Maybe the thought of them getting the award does make them think, oh no, another award! Flippin' dilemmas.

      Thanks for the congrats and you know I was very tempted to send ALL of them to you.

      Penny is evidently going to be on the Fox Network.

      Have a awesome weekend, eh.

      Gary :)

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  18. Excellent! A&W Rootbeer! Brings back great memories of the old A&W drive-ins. Ice cream floats called "Black Cow".

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    1. Hi Susan,

      I so miss those A&W drive-ins. I remember that particular float, also. I wonder if you got the "Root Bear" ads in America.

      Have a most excellent weekend, Susan.

      Gary :)

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  19. Congrats on the award, Gary! I love the new header-banner - lovely English countryside. I enjoyed reading your answers, and I wish Lenny a happy birthday on the 20th! :-)

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    1. Hi Lexa,

      Thank you and exciting times ahead for you, Lexa! :) The new header is a photograph from Wales. A very pretty spot. Glad you liked my answers. And yay to Lenny.

      A peaceful rest of your weekend, Lexa.

      Gary :)

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  20. That's a lot of "awards." A&W root beer is awesome.

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    1. Hi Pat,

      I think I shall put the awards on e-Bay. A&W root beer is the bestest.

      Thanks Pat and have a good Detroit weekend.

      Gary :)

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  21. Congratulations on all the awards, Gary.
    Your post reminds me that I received the sunshine award a long time ago and never passed it on, so I will pass it on to you now. Here's the news: you get a double sunshine award today.
    Hugs to you and your lovely family. Have a peaceful weekend.

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    1. Hi Julia,

      Thank you very much for the congratulations, Julia.

      Very kind of you to do that. Double the sunshine and double the fun shine. Have a doubly sunny weekend, my friend.

      Hugs to you and your adorable daughter.

      Gary :)

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  22. Is Rootbeer the same as Gingerbeer? I don't think we have it Down Under. Hmm ... will have to check.

    Oh, before I forget, congrats on the awards! Thoroughly deserved they are too :)

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    1. Gidday Wendy!

      Root beer is quite different from Ginger beer. I think you might have some kind of root beer in New Zealand. According to what I just checked, A&W root beer can been purchased in New Zealand.

      Ah yes, the awards. Thanks for the congrats, Wendy.

      Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

      Gary :)

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  23. Congrats, Sweets Xxx Kiss Hug Love from Minnesota.

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    1. Hi Kim,

      Thank you and how sweet of you :) Xxx...Love from Leek, wherever that is :)

      A peaceful weekend to you, Kim.

      Gary :)

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  24. So glad you had fun doing this, and if it wasn't fun for you it was definitely fun for all of us who read it! I agree Joylene, you do feel bad = did your forget someone or are the ones you didn't saying, oh dear, not again! LOL

    Great job Gary, thank you for the support! So very, very appreciated!

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    1. Hi Yolanda,

      I try to have some fun with these award postings. They really do cause me dilemmas and that's why I try to keep them light-hearted. Joylene knows of what we both realise. I think it's time for a non-award award that nobody gets awarded.

      You are welcome. The good thing about this is that I got to make further mention of your kind self. And thanks for that Sunshine Award. I guess. LOL

      Try and have a nice, relaxed weekend, Yolanda.

      Gary :)

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  25. I quit giving awards for the same reasons. I'd always want to give them to everybody.
    Congrats to you for getting these awards, Gary! You deserve the honors...well, Penny probably coached you a bit but you did fine in the spotlight. ;)

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    1. Hi River Fairchild,

      Awards can be such a worry as to what to do with them. Give them to anybody who wants them, I reckon. Yes, I'm incredibly deserving of the awards. The real truth is that Penny is the mastermind behind all that gets typed on this blog. I am but her unworthy understudy.

      Have a wonderful weekend, River.

      Gary :)

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  26. Wow! Awards galore! Congrats! They are much deserved and your responses cracked me up. :)

    I also love the new cover photo. :)
    ~Jess

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    1. Hi Jess,

      Awards galore for this crazy bore! Thank you for the congrats and I tip my hats. Glad you liked my replies, I give it a tries or ten.

      Thank you for liking my latest cover photo.

      A good rest of your weekend, Jess.

      Gary :)

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  27. Congratulations, Gary! In life, there are people we meet, who make us feel we've known them forever. You are one of those people for me. Warm, encouraging, humorous...Loved your answers to the ten questions. :D

    Love to Penny the Pawesome!

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    1. Hi Vidya,

      Very kind of you and thanks for the congratulations :) I can so relate to what you have stated. It seems I've known you like a good friend, forever and then some. What a nice statement by your good self. Glad you enjoyed my answers. I do try to have a bit of fun with these awards.

      Wishing you a peaceful Sunday.

      Penny sends back her pawsitive love!

      Gary :)

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  28. I will happily go visit Lenny!
    (I always worry about forgetting people too!)
    And I could beat you at that egg and spoon race...I learned long ago to hard boil them. Much easier that way!

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    1. Hi Elizabeth,

      Thanks and I know how much that will mean to Lenny :)

      Oh yeah, you put up an awards posting and then it occurs to you. I hate doing that.

      You reckon? What if I mentioned my egg was glued to the spoon?

      Have a lovely Sunday and get practising.

      Gary :)

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  29. You are the man! Congratulations on all the awards and an affinity for stilettos. How do YOU win when an egg and a spoon race, Gary? Do you do the spooning? Do you egg yourself on? And why is 69 your favorite number? Oh, wait a minute, I'm not stupid or naive. Bad boy. You were born that year. Silly me.

    xoRobyn

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    1. Hi Robyn,

      I is da man! I'm waiting for the right time to put up my, "Pink Stiletto Award!" Robyn, when an egg and spoon, race, the egg usually wins because the dish ran away with the spoon. I create Spoonerisms and of getting my metters lixed while running in the race. I was actually egged on by the folks throwing rotten eggs at me. Of course, I was born in the Summer of 69. Now you know what really happened when I was giving my speech when I was a class president :)

      Happy Sunday.

      Gary :) x

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  30. Now you are no longer the Marlon Brando of blogland! Congratulations on all of your awards Gary! You are a very kind and gracious fellow. SCTV was an excellent show, but Penny's impersonations are even better!

    Julie

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    1. Hi Julie,

      I will give a non-acceptance speech when I get my Oscar for all the awards I have received :) Thanks for the congratulations, Julie. SCTV, the show that brought you the Canadian legends, Bob and Doug McKenzie and folks such as John Candy. Penny is going to do a version of the McKenzie Brothers. "Take off, eh, you howler!"

      Have a wonderful Sunday.

      Gary :)

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  31. Your new header picture is very peaceful to look at.

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    1. Hi River,

      Thank you and a peaceful scene sure can soothe the soul. Wishing you a peaceful rest of your weekend, River.

      Gary :)

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  32. You are deserving of these awards and many more.

    I love London and hope to visit those other cities.

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    1. Hi Medeia,

      Yes, I should purchase a second warehouse just to fit in all my awards! Thank you :)

      London, such a place. I do hope you get to visit those other cities. I know they will appreciate a celebrity such as you visiting.

      Have a great rest of your weekend, Medeia.

      Gary :)

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  33. Hi Gary. I'm so pleased that you are still reeling 'em in and still so funny! I am getting my Blog going again after a short break.
    - CLICK HERE for Bazza’s Blog ‘To Discover Ice’

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    1. Hey bazza!

      I'm still reeling them in, alright. However, I always let them off the hook, just for the halibut.

      Oh!? Have you been away from blogging? Seriously, I have been lost without your informative blogs. Look forward to checking you out.

      A good Sunday to you.

      Gary :)

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  34. Congrats, my dearest friend. Much deserved! You do need a trophy case now! Lenny is a great choice of recipients. What a dear boy he is. I will most definitely go visit him again. I met him through Hilary.
    Have a peaceful weekend, dear one.
    Tina @ Life is Good

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    1. Hi Tina,

      Thank you, dear lady, for your congratulations. I have purchased a warehouse for my awards :) Lenny is the perfect choice and those of us who know him, understand so many reasons why. I'm glad you met Lenny via Hilary. Like you, Hilary is a dear lady.

      A peaceful rest of the weekend to you, dear Tina.

      Gary :)

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  35. First of all congratulations. Also we need to thank Yolanda because of the award we got to know more about you. Take Care,

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    1. Hi Munir,

      Thank you for the congratulations, Munir. And Yolanda, a lovely lady just as you are a lovely lady. Very kind of you to read this posting.

      Wishing you a happy rest of the weekend.

      Gary :)

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  36. Very impressive post and revealing, too! You are so shy and unassuming that I was bowled over by all that you shared. I mean stilettos and A&W Root Beer? Really? Well, no one deserves a bit of Sunshine like you do, Gary. Congratulations from your Awed Blogger Buddy.

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    1. Hi Lee,

      Impressively revealing! Shy, humble and oh so unassuming. Yes, it took a lot of courage to share all this stuff about my mundane, drab and dreary life. I drink A&W Root Beer while wearing only my stilettos. Now that's a reveal!

      Yes indeed, a bit of Sunshine and thanks for your sunny wishes, which makes sense considering your sunny disposition :)

      Thank you for the congrats and I'm still your starstruckest fan! *oops!* just spilt some A&W Root Beer.....

      Gary :)

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  37. DAMN are you GOOD that you blog about your awards! I stopped a while ago! (too annoying lol) CONGRATULATIONS ON YOURS!
    I used to LOVE A&W root beer too! I try not to drink carbonated drinks any more, bad for the bladder! lol

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    1. Hi Caren,

      Thanks and it only took me about three months to backtrack to my latest batch of awards. Don't tell anybody, but I HATE awards! :)

      Thanks for the reminder. Just finished my A&W Root Beer and must go......

      A happy Sunday to you, Caren.

      Gary :)

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  38. Congrats on all those well-deserved awards!

    I so understand what you mean about a pet's unconditional love. I adopted five kittens recently, and they love they gave me in return makes everything worth while. Even the almost shredded curtains. ;-)

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    1. Hi Misha,

      Why thank you for that, Misha.

      I know how much you care about those beloved adopted kittens. The love they give you balances out the somewhat shredded curtains.

      Have a happy Sunday, Misha.

      Gary :)

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  39. Well Done Good Sir. . . . . . . You handle your awards with great diplomatic dexterity and nimbleness of foot (not easy in stilettos).

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    1. Hi Rob,

      Thank you kindly, good sir. I find the balancing act on my stilettos quite the challenge. I tried juggling my awards in the air while wearing stilettos. Not an easy task. And amongst my bestest awards is the one you so thoughtfully bestowed upon me, "The New Slightly Enhanced LIEBSTER AWARD". I shall always be grateful for your unique slant on things. I can send you some stilettos and give you an even weirder slant :)

      Happy Sunday, Rob.

      Gary :)

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    2. I would be taller too . . . .:)

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    3. Ah Rob, watch out for the ceiling! :)

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  40. Congrats on the well deserved awards! I'm quoting this bit, "She is true demonstration of the non-judgemental, unconditional love that our animal friends share with us," because it is so, so true. I seriously have no idea what I would do without my four-legged, furry babies. Such joy and support they give us - more than a fair trade for food and a comfortable place to sleep.

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    1. Hi Jocelyn,

      Thank you, Jocelyn. Nice quote! I like that! :) Seriously, those who don't understand and say it's only a dog, or a cat, or an iguana, just don't get it.

      In our times of feeling down, our animal friends are always there.

      Have a great Sunday, Jocelyn.

      Gary :)

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  41. I always knew Penny belonged on the red carpet. She's a true award winning pooch. Congratulations.

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    1. Hi Eve,

      Ah yes and we try to make sure that the carpet is still red after Penny has been strolling along it. She's deserves all the accolades.

      Happy Sunday, Eve.

      Gary :)

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  42. Congrats on the award! It sounds well deserved Gary.

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    1. HI Maurice,

      Thank you, good sir. I really must give credit to a certain dog who does the award winning postings on here.

      A peaceful Sunday to you.

      Gary :)

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  43. Wonderful awards, congratulations. I'm sure this only took you 5 minutes to write. (; And I challenge you to an egg and spoon race! I will use a soup ladle and you can use the teaspoon. (;

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    1. Hi Elise,

      Oh my Goth, look at you! :) Any time! You can choose the location. Home field advantage, if you like. I shall still um scramble over the finish line before you. The rules state you have to be in a sack while racing with an egg and soup ladle! :)

      Hope you had a nice weekend.

      Gary :)

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  44. Congratulations on your new awards... all well deserved by our favorite (excuse me... "favourite") punster. All kidding aside, your posts and comments always shine a ray of kindness into the world. Thanks for being you. (Yeah, I know... who else ya gonna be? George Clooney was already taken...)

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    1. Hi Susan,

      Thankin' y'all kindly for the congrats on the newest awards n'stuff. I want to thank you for also typing in proper English! You are very kind to me, Susan. I appreciate our positive interaction. George Clooney keeps phoning me begging to know what's the secret to my amazing charm. I really must change my phone number.

      Wishing you a lovely Sunday.

      Gary :)

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  45. Congrats! All well-deserved awards for you and Penny.

    I grew up near Portland, in Salem, OR. Attended many events and concerts in Portland.

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    1. Hi Diane,

      I really must give a vast amount of credit to Penny :)

      Wow, I've been to Salem. Looked everywhere for witches. Then I realised I was on the wrong coast in the wrong State. I've also been to Eugene, Oregon. What a lovely location you grew up in, Diane.

      A good Sunday to you.

      Gary :)

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  46. Congratulations on the awards! Sounds fantastic!

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    1. HI Nas,

      Thank you very much for that. I really must give credit to the famous Jack Russell dog for getting all those awards.

      Hope you had a nice weekend.

      Gary :)

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  47. So much to comment on, but the stiletto confession sticks in my mind (I know you 'said' it wasn't true ;-) ) Congrats on all the awards - you deserve each and everyone, and probably a hundred more!

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    1. Hi Annalisa,

      Rather a lot in the posting. Quite unusual for me to write that much. Ah yes, the stilettos. Ouch, I really should of bought a pair that fit....

      Thank you for the congrats. No more awards please, no more.....help.....:)

      Hope you had a nicely balanced weekend, Annalisa.

      Gary :)

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  48. Look at you garnering well-deserved accolades. Hug them close-- they are a wonderful indication of how you touch other people's lives.

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    1. Hi Julie,

      Thank you, dear friend. I shall hug them and polish them. I like to think that our sharing and caring is testimony to trying to make this a better world.

      Wishing you a peaceful Sunday, Julie.

      Gary :)

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  49. Hello Gary. Fantastic awards. Well deserved. I enjoyed learning more about you, and I know you didn't write all those answers in an alcoholic haze.

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    1. Hi Denise,

      Gidday to you, my friend :) That's very kind of you. And yep, no booze for this dude!

      Hope you had an enjoyable weekend, Denise.

      Gary :)

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  50. Hi Gary - well you certainly covered the bases there - great to receive those awards and that you actually acknowledged them ... then all the guess work in between your favourite things .. did we do food?

    Peaceful world is the essential in life ... caring for others ... and all the things you care about that are so important ..

    Happy week ahead with Penny that modest internet superstar ... cheers Hilary

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    1. Hi Hilary,

      So much to cover and it takes so long to do these postings. Link this and link that...I think we probably did food in one of those sweet awards.

      Indeed, we both embrace the ideals of a sharing, caring world. It echoes in our blogs, dear friend.

      Penny and myself wish you a most peaceful week ahead, Hilary.

      Gary :)

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  51. I want to watch the Penny variety show. She needs to go international.

    Congrats on your awards, Gary. :)

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    1. Hi Julie,

      Penny will be syndicated out to television networks all over the globe :)

      Thank you for the congrats, Julie.

      A lovely day to you.

      Gary :)

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  52. hi mr gary and miss penny!

    wow! you sure got some cool awards and for sure your deserve them. :) todays my birthday and what could be a better present than the cool award you gave me. and what makes it way more cool is that im get to share that big honor with my fantastical blogger buddies. for sure you and penny are the biggest and best super bloggers.

    big thanks for remembering my birthday and making it way more special and happy.

    ...lots of love and big hugs to you and penny the JRD & MIS from lenny

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    1. Hey Lenny,

      Yeah, loads of awards and I let my human take credit for a bunch of them :) Gary and I were really happy that you liked the award we sent you. I sure hope you had a really nice birthday.

      Pawsitive wishes from Penny and smiles from Mr. Gary :)

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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.