Sunday, 18 May 2014

Awards, Links And Questions, Questions, At The End.

Way back when, back on February 27 and back on March 3 of this year, I received the following award, the, "Dragon's Loyalty Award", from these two lovely ladies, Bish and Tina.
Okay, let's go over the um, rules.

Rule number one :   Display the award on your blog.
Rule number two :   Announce the award with a post and thank the blogger(s)
Rule number three : Present the award to some other bloggers.
Rule number four :   Dazzle anybody who might read your blog with seven incredibly interesting things about yourself.
Rule number five :    Break the rules.

There is one rule that states I should pass this award onto a whole bunch of bloggers.  Once again, I don't feel right forwarding on awards any more.  It does cause dilemmas and I don't want to publish this and then think, why didn't I include that blogger.

I will, however, try to dazzle you with seven incredibly interesting things about myself.

1.  I've run out of incredibly interesting things to say about myself.  Hard to believe, I know.

I want to thank Bish, who can be found here : Random Thoughts, for passing on this award to my shy, humble self.  Bish also has a book out titled : Anansi and Company: Retold Jamaican Tales, which you can check out at the link that's at the beginning of this sentence.

And thank you, Tina.  Tina has a wonderful, varied blog.   Not only that, she's one heck of kind, caring lady. We have a lot of good natured banter for which I'm grateful.  Tina's blog can be discovered here : Life is Good.

Thanks again, both you lovely ladies.
Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar and I, her favourite fictional human, received the above "Bonefied Blogger Award" from that adorable duo, Sir Poops and Hair Ball.  Those two fluffy bundles of doggy joy said such nice things about Penny and I.  We were truly honoured to be recognised.

Penny, before she went for yet another well deserved doggy nap, asked me to pass on a special message to Hair Ball.  "Hair Ball, you are one hot dog and I reckon we should go for a sniff around in your garden.  If you know what I mean!  xx"  So there you go, a message from Penny :)

You can check out Sir Poops and Hair Ball, right here : Two Fur-Peeps and A Writer You can also check out their human Mummsy, Shelly, at this site : Secondhand Shoes, A Novel

Thanks again to Bish, Tina, Sir Poops, Hair Ball and Shelly.

Some extra news!

You may have wondered where Eve Gaal's blog is. The site you might be familiar with, "The Desert Rocks" has been replaced by this site : Intangible Hearts.  I know Eve would love you to visit her site.  Eve also has a book titled, "Penniless Hearts."  You can get further info about her book, here Penniless Hearts

I also want to make further note of where Delores' blog is now.  Her blog can be found right here : Under The Porch Light

And for your consideration, here are some blogs I wish to bring further awareness.

Rob at : The Slightly Eccentric Diary of Rob Z Tobor...  Rob, sometimes zany, sometimes surreal, sometimes serious.  Rob is still doing that alphabet challenge I wont mention.  Well, sort of doing it.

DAVID at : Blah Blah Blah Yackity Smackity, does a most informative blog, complete with upcoming movies.  He also seems to rather like Dr. Who.

"Lotta Joy" at :  WITLESS RELOCATION PROGRAM, is somebody I'm guilty of not visiting as much lately.  I got caught in a commenting loop.  I will rectify that.  Lotta Joy also has a book out which you can have a check of here Treadwell.

Then we have our good friend at this blog : The Blue Grumpster. . .well usually.  I like this blog a lot. Never know what next Blue shall present you with.  A clever, witty, thoughtful blogger.  If you have a moment, would you please check him out.

To conclude, I make mention of Julia Hones, who can be found at this blog :  My writing life.  Julia is very comprehensive in her writing.  Her knowledge, her research, is most obvious.  Julia also does poetry which is most assuredly thought provoking.

Good grief!  This posting is way longer than my usual postings.  If you skipped down to here, I shall ask you some questions.  Know anybody else who asks questions at the end of a post?   Hey, that's another question!

Checking out Bish and Tina?
Friends of Sir Poops, Hair Ball and Shelly?
Going to visit Eve's newer blog?
Gonna' find your way to Delores', Under The Porch Light, site?
See what Rob is so Slightly Eccentric about?
Check and see if DAVID is in a Tardis along with his Blah Blah Blah.....?
See what a lotta joy, Lotta Joy is?
Have a visit with the Blue Grumpster?
Time for a nice visit to Julia's blog?
Do you eat chips with your fingers or do you eat them separately?

128 comments:

  1. By chips, do you mean potato chips or French fry chips?
    Congratulations Gary and Penny for the honors and awards.
    I follow most of the fine bloggers you mentioned and will check out the others.

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    1. Hi Alex,

      French fries, or was it called Freedom fries. Of course, I could try eating potato chips, or crisps, with a knife and fork.

      Penny and I thank you for the congrats. Happy checking out those you don't know, good sir.

      Gary :)

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  2. Congrats and I hope SPAL isn't jealous that Penny likes Hair Ball better.

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    1. I, Sir Poops, am never jealous. That's more Hair Balls issue.

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    2. Hi Diane and hey Sir Poops,

      I'm thinking there may be a bit of a doggy loving triangle happening. Oh and thanks for the congrats, Diane.

      Gary :)

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  3. You crack me up! Congrats on your awards. Like you, I graciously accept them but I have run out of things to say about myself and it's time consuming to add all the links for my nominees. And sometimes I eat chips....or fries here....with my fingers and sometimes with a fork.

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    1. Hi JoJo,

      Thanks and thanks for the congrats. Awards, links, things to say, it can drive one crazy. Of course, me being bilingual, can speak in North American on British, jolly good, eh, y'all :) How tasty are your fingers....

      Gary :)

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  4. You are so good at breaking the rules!

    Nice of you to give shout outs to the other bloggers. I know most of them. But I'll visit the ones I don't.

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    1. Hi Sherry,

      Yep, I'm a rule breaking rebel!

      Thank you for that. I also felt that a couple bloggers got lost in the shuffle when they changed their blogs. Cheers, Sherry.

      Gary :)

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  5. Some well deserved rewards and I just can't believe YOU would break the rules ;)

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    1. Hi Mark,

      Oh yeah, Penny and I, well Penny is so deserving of awards. What say you set up a "Break the Rules" Blog Hop?

      Gary :)

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  6. I love chips, both American and British.

    I know many of these bloggers, but not all. I'll check them out.

    Congrats on the awards.

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    1. Hi Medeia,

      I love chips or fries, American, Canadian, with gravy and cheese on top and of course, good old British chips from the chip shop.

      Thanks for checking out the others and thanks for the congrats, Medeia.

      Gary :)

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  7. Gary, congrats on all your awards. And please, do congratulate Penny for me, since he has worked so hard on many of your blog posts. He deserves some recognition here.
    Thank you for recommending my blog... but you forgot to clarify that my blog is a flight... or is it a ride? Whatever!
    Hugs.

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    1. Hi Julia,

      Thank you and congrats are totally due to Penny the bitch. When I say, "bitch", I mean she's a lady dog :)

      Your blog soars above the clouds to that place of positive, hopeful dreams. An honour to make note of your blog, dear lady.

      Gary :)

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  8. Gary and Penny - you never disappoint. Me, or anyone else. Yet more awards to add to your groaning trophy cabinets. Congratulations.

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    1. Hi Sue,

      On behalf of a snoozing Penny, I thank you for such flattering words. Oh yeah, we have a bulging trophy case. Did that sound right....Thanks for the congratulations. Wishing you and your beloved better times ahead.

      Gary :)

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  9. Yes
    No - but will
    Done it
    Will do
    On my way
    ditto
    ditto
    ditto
    ditto
    Fingers!

    Congrats on the awards

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    1. Hi Barbara,

      "Yes Thank you
      No - but will Thank you
      Done it Thank you
      Will do Thank you
      On my way I appreciate that
      ditto And ditto
      ditto And ditto
      ditto And ditto
      ditto And ditto
      Fingers!" Very tasty addition.

      Thank you for the congrats :)

      Gary :)

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  10. Gorgeous awards - congratulations! Chips taste better if you eat them with your fingers x

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    1. Hi Teresa,

      Thanks for the congratulation, Teresa. I wonder how chips would taste if you ate them with your toes :)

      Gary :) x

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  11. Always good to get recommendations of enjoyable blogs. One can never have too many blogs to read.

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    1. Hi Carol,

      Indeed and I hope you get rid of that lousy illness. Almost said virus, but that could mean something else these days. We do want you to have a HAPPY time :)

      Gary :)

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  12. Chips and fingers all the way! With extra vinegar and maybe a side order of gherkins!

    Yay for your fabulous awards and all your amazing pals! Take care
    x

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    1. Hi Carol,

      Wait a second! Don't you mean chips and paws?

      Yay to Penny and her pretend human, Gary. Yay to all our amazing blogging buddies :)

      Gary :)
      x

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  13. Well deserved awards! I agree it's so hard to pass them on. But I can't believe there's nothing interesting about you! Love the shout-outs to bloggers though :-)

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    1. Hi Annalisa,

      You are way too kind! Thank you and yes it's a right pain trying to pass the awards on. Okay, I once played ice hockey goalie without wearing a jock strap. Best game I ever played. True story. It's good to share shout-outs and thanks again, Annalisa.

      Gary :)

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  14. You are fictional? So I've been hallucinating you for the past two years? This is a lot to take in. I need some time to think...

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    1. Hi Keith,

      Yes I am. You are actually hallucinating this reply comment. Have a nice time thinking about this revelation :)

      Penny's fictional main superhero character,

      Gary :)

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  15. High five on the award, and nice of you to mention your blogging buddies, some of them I know and follow already, and some I'm going to have to check out! In the mean time, I'm still trying to figure out what you mean by "Do you eat chips with your fingers or do you eat them separately..." What if I eat my chips separately with my fingers? Just kidding. I eat them one fistful at a time. But, what about the times I use a fork. Ha! That's a trick question. I never use a fork. :P Oh and by chips do you mean crisps or french fries? This is one of the most complicated question you have ever asked. I'm going to be thinking about this for days......

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    1. Hi Elise,

      Thanks for that. I love mentioning all my adoring fans, um, blogging buddies. Way back when, I put up a post that gave a big mention to your awesome self. Gosh, I so nice. Yay me! LOL I think you probably eat on finger, alternate, eat a chip and then eat another finger. Depending on how many chips you have, your fingers probably get consumed first:) I can imagine you shovelling in fistfuls of fries, Elise. Shoving in fistfuls of fries with a forks might cause one fork of a problem What the fork am I talking about! Yes, I meant pommes frites, or French fries, or Freedom fries as in chip type fried chips. I think eating potato chips, or crisps with a knife and fork might be a little tricky. Happy thinking about all of this for daze, um days.....

      Gary :)

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  16. Well done. Kind of you to bring attention to so many blogging friends. Chips are made from potatoes and cut thinly, in circular style, not lengthwise into strips. Both are fried.I hope this information helps your quest for information.
    Your set of questions there at the end reminded me of someone...
    Tina @ Life is Good
    On the Open Road! @ Join us for the 4th Annual Post-Challenge Road Trip!

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    1. Hi Tina,
      Well done, for sure. I like my chips well done. Uncooked chips would be rather weird. My question was do you eat chips, or fries, or pommes frites en Francais, with your fingers, or do you eat them separately. This was my survey question because it's important for me to know such things :)

      I wonder who you might mean. Maybe Alex might know.

      Look after YOU, my kind friend.

      Gary :)

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  17. I eat my chips (French fries) with my fingers if I can. Some of the blogs you mentioned I already visit. Some of the others I will visit in the near future.

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    1. Hi Jo,

      I try not to eat chips of French fries with my fingers. Can be a might painful :) Thanks for checking out any you don't know.

      Gary :)

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  18. I like breaking rules. Proves that I'm the boss, and I like to be the boss...somewhere...cause I'm no boss at home!

    That's a lot of great blogs to check out! I'll have to draw straws!

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    1. Hi Elizabeth,

      Time to break the rules at home, my dear friend! :)

      Ah yes, "The Draw Straws hippety hoppety blog hop!" What's wrong with me?

      Gary :)

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  19. Forgot to answer the questions! Drawing straws on the blogs (limited time to visit today :(

    And I eat fries and chips with my fingers. Forking them could be called UnAmerican. ;)

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    1. Aha, Elizabeth,

      Not to worry. You are a busy lady :)

      Yet I've been told there's nothing like a good fork...

      Gary :)

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  20. I see several new bloggers for me to meet! Hope you're in for a great week Gary & Penny! :)

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    1. Hi Jemi,

      Those several new bloggers will have a great time meeting your good self :) Thanks and we wish you a great rest of your week.

      Gary :)

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  21. Rules are for fools, the cat goes wit that. And the blue guy been following for a long time, even if he does lie

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    1. Ah Pat in the Hatt,
      Rules, rules,
      Like smelly stools
      Blue guy
      I no deny
      Follows you
      And you follow Blue

      Gary :)

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  22. Yikes that's a lot of questions! Congrats to you and Penny on your most deserving awards.

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    1. Hi Suzanne,

      Yikes and I might have questions about questions! Penny and I thank you for the congrats. Yay and gosh! :)

      Gary :)

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  23. From zero to mega amount of questions. You are not "middle of road, average, so-so, ho-hum" about anything, are you?

    You wore your awards well. Congrats. Great post. Here! Here! And so on.

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    1. Hi Lee,

      Question overdrive. I'm on both sides of the road. Of course, depending on which country I'm driving in. Always good to remember such things.

      Yep, the awards are well worn. Thanks for the congrats. Great comment! Thanks for sharing!

      Gary :)

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  24. Three cheers for your awards. They do suit you and Penny well.
    And I do love Sir Poops and Hairball. They just make me want to hug them. And their mumsy is quite wonderful too.

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    1. Arf! Thank you, Angela.

      Belly rubs and lots of licks,
      Sir Poops and Hair Ball

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    2. Hi Angela,

      Thank you and I reckon that Penny suits the awards more than I ever could. Sir Poops, Hair Ball, Penny, Angela, "Mummsy",Penny's fictional human, Gary, all having a virtual group hug :)

      Oh, hello and arf from Penny to Sir Poops and Hair Ball! :)

      Gary :)

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  25. Great list of bloggers.
    Congrats on the award, Gary... or would that be Penny? :P

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    1. Hi Melissa,

      Yes they are and they paid me to mention them. Yes, I'm kidding!

      The awards must surely be for Penny. Thanks for the congrats, Melissa. And congrats to you, my friend.

      Gary :)

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  26. Congratulations on the awards to both. I dont think I am familiar with the bloggers you mentioned, except Tina. I shall send my dwarves to check them out. I like to eat chips with fingers but not mine. ;) Dragon hugs.

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    1. Hi Al,

      Penny and I thank you very much. I do hope you manage to check out the other blogs. A visitation from your dwarves would be most welcome by them. Aha, thus you use some unsuspecting person or something like that, fingers. Interesting and I think I can put my finger on what you meant :)

      Fictional human hugs.

      Gary :)

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  27. Good grief! I'm still fanning myself over the fact that Penny, the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar visited my blog today! My. Blog. *Swoons* I'll be fan-girling for days! ;-)

    He he. You're so popular, Gary. And all for you just being you. I do love the love in this post and how many awesome people are mentioned. If they are mentioned by you, then they MUST be spectacular!!!!

    Hope you are well and fabulous---both of you! ;-)

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    1. Hi Morgan,

      Ah yes, Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar graces you with one of her pawsitive comments. What a dawg! :) Her and her highly collectable comments!

      Thanks, however I'm hardly popular. I'm mostly a well kept secret! Penny would state a whole bunch of pawesome people, pawhaps. Speaking of popular, Penny is "pupular!" Imagine that, I'm jealous of her.

      We are both well and fabulous having you leave such a nice comment, Morgan. Look after yourself and let your fingers dance out those words on the keyboard :)

      Gary :)

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  28. Hey, Gary, HI PENNY!!!

    Congrats on the amazing awards you two! Well deserved. Yes I know Bish, Tina, and Shelly... Thanks for the other bloggers sites! PAW BUMPS!!!!!

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    1. Hey Michael!!

      We both thank you for the congratulations, my fine friend. I hope you manage to check out those other sites. I know they would like hearing from a celebrity such as your amazing self :)

      High fives, high paws and high fingers with your chips or fries...........

      Gary :)

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  29. I must check out sir poops and hair ball...and fingers for chips... Gary I must thank you for sticking it out with my blog which has undergone a few relocations of late... It too will be entering witness protection as it is getting that difficult to find... My great appreciation to you as it has suffered many losses and to have a new friend is awesome! THanks so much ... truly! zoe

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    1. Hi Zoe,

      Sir poops and Hair Ball would welcome a visit from you, my nice, new friend :) Chips and fingers combined is apparently the rage in Belgium. I'm really sorry about all those blogging woes you encountered. Hopefully, all will be just fine now. I will make note of your relocation in an upcoming post. Thank you and glad to be of some kind of help.

      Gary :)

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  30. I usually question everything I do, don't I?
    You do so much, everytime I check my G+ you have shared half the blogging world!
    I do like Doctor Who, or is that another question?

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    1. Hi DAVID,

      Some might question whether you question everything you do. That might be a question within a question.

      Even though Google+ is a magical mystery tour, I do share your stuff as best I can, good sir.

      You do like Doctor Who. I'm wondering if your wiggling icon is actually you and not a certain Dr. Who.

      Gary :)

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  31. Gary & Penny,
    Congrats on your awards. You both ROCKKKKKK. xxxxxx WOOF.

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    1. Hi Kim,

      We both thank you very much for the congrats, dear friend. Penny is the main WOOFER is this here place. I went to Liverpool the other day and survived! :)

      Gary :) xx

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  32. Congratulations to both of you, Penny and Gary, for the well-deserved amazing awards! :)
    Love this post. Thank you for all the recommendation of wonderful bloggers, I need to go and check them out :)
    Have a great week you two :)

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    1. Hi Beate,

      Thank you very much for the congrats to the both of us. Ah yes, amazing awards! I do try to have a bit of fun with the awards. I hope you had a good time checking them out. Penny and I would love them to know your kind self :)

      A peaceful rest of the week to you, Beate.

      Gary :)

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  33. What a great post. Congrats on your award and thanks for introducing me to some wonderful bloggers.

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    1. Hi Lady Lilith,

      Very nice of you to say, thank you. Thanks for the congrats and may you have some nice interaction with those bloggers :)

      Gary :)


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  34. Many Many thanks Mr G . . . . Sorry I am a bit late but I have been up to my eyeballs in stuff at home and at work lately so am struggling keeping up with the wider world of cyberspace. You are a very cool blogger Mr G so keep up the good work. I always make it here in the end . . . . . PHEW

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    1. Hi Mr. R.,

      Our pleasure, good sir. No need to apologise. It can be hectic at the best of times. And yes, there's that place that's not about the other side of a computer screen.

      Thank you for the kind words, Rob. Always good to have you visit.

      Gary :)

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  35. I noticed that Penny was very chummy with those fur-peeps, Sir Poops-A-Lot and Hairball, over at Shelly's place. Hairball flirted quite openly with the modest internet superstar...

    Thanks for the blogger recommendations and links!
    Congrats on your awards!

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    1. Hi Michelle,

      Indeed and it's a mutual chumminess between the three of them. Well, maybe Hair Ball and Penny are somewhat chummier :)

      Glad to recommend a bunch of my adoring fans, I state ever so modestly. Thanks for the congrats, Michelle.

      Gary :)

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  36. Ah yes, the oh-so-popular-ones get more awards ... figures. Tis a great blog after all! :)

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    1. Gidday Wendy!

      Ah yes, I get, or should I say, Penny gets all those awards. She deserves all those accolades from her ever growing legion of starstruck fans :) As for me, shy and humble me, is so not worthy. Your blog is the bestest, Wendy! CRIKEY! What do you say to that, Wendy. You know you want to comment again so I can increase my hits total. Help me, I'm desperate for hits, more followers, even drive-by bloggers. I need more attention! I must set up a blog hop, or blog fest, or if I really need my ego boosted, set up some idiotic challenge relating to the alphabet. Yes, I'm gonna' be famous and loved by billions of bloggers who will then follow this site. Wendy? Wendy? Where are you? Knowing my luck, Blue will respond to this. Hi Blue Dude!

      Gary!!! :)!!!

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    2. Mad. You don't need more hits. You have more hits than should be allowed. In fact it shouldn't be allowed if I don't have as many hits as you. Tis not fair.

      That's all I have to say on the matter. Now go to bed.

      :))

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    3. Aha Wendy,

      That worked! LOL I have more hits than should be allowed by visiting my own site. Wendy, you are the biggest hit in the amazing world of blogging. You know that world where folks set up blog hops to massage their ego trips. Oops, you know that world where folks set up blog hops to show how much they care about their fellow bloggers. Pardon me if I puke before I go to bed! :)

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  37. Hair Ball:Hello Gary and Penny, my sweet! Thank you.

    Sir Poops:Penny, he's a two timer.

    Hair Ball: He's jealous. Don't listen to him. I'll meet you in the garden later. Was that yours or mine?

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    1. Hello Hair Ball,

      Penny tells me she adores you.

      Hello Sir Poops,

      Penny says she can forgive Hair Ball's error of judgement.

      Hello Hair Ball,

      Penny says she understands what's going on. Being that Penny is the pawlet on BlogAir, she can fly direct to your garden!

      Gary :)

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  38. Sir Poops and Hair Ball.... See now I'm curious. Do you reckon this has anything to do with tap dancing butt naked? Maybe nut. I mean, not.

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    1. Ah yes, there be the Blue Dumpster,

      Sir Poops and Hair Ball would lurve to meet you, Blue. Tap dancing butt naked? I know nut what you're talking about. I hope this little dink, um, link to your site brings you more bloggy type friends. Yay!

      Gary :)

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    2. Link the dink, dink the link... Everybody!

      See, this song's got to end up in the top 100. No? Well, if you were here, I'd offer you some milk to jump start the good ole memory blocks. In the meantime, let's sing that link the dink the ding-along song, Yah plus infinity!

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    3. Yay to the return of The Blue Dude n'stuff,

      My link the dink, your dink the link, I caught cha' playing with your dink a link...

      Milk pasteurised or just up to your shoulders?

      Gary!

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    4. Up to my shoulders. It's Friday.

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    5. Blue, part three,

      Wonder what happens on Saturday?

      Speaking of, a good weekend to you, Blue.

      Gary :)

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    6. A belated good n' excellent weekend to yourself, Sir.

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  39. Wait just a minute Hair Ball, I thought you liked Fiona but Sir Poopsie is right--YOU are a two timer. Penny!! Thanks for the kind mention Gary. Seems I haven't figured out how to move a house AND a blog. Maybe someday and congrats on your awards.

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    1. Hi Eve,

      The doggy dilemma is taken to a whole new level. Now Fiona seems to be involved. I can see a doggy soap opera out of all of this. I did pawmise, oops, promise that I would give a mention of your blog being at another location. Your house has moved? Thanks for the congrats, Eve. Penny says arf! to Fiona!

      Gary :)

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  40. I was going to congratulate you on your award, but I've been distracted by the talk of chips/fries and now I'm too hungry to be clever.

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    1. Hi Lynda,

      That's okay. No need to mention a congratulations for awards. I hope you have had something to eat. I will be able to tell this if you leave a vitally important profile update on Farcebook about your food choices. That would be really exciting to know :)

      Gary :)

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  41. Hi Gary and Diva Penny. Always so much goin' down over here. Congratulations on the well-deserved awards. Thanks for the links...Denise

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    1. Hi Denise,

      Myself and that diva Penny say hello back to you. A lot going on down under, um down here on this shy, humble site. Thanks for the congratulations and hope you like the links, Denise.

      Gary :)

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  42. The post okay. I think I could have written it better maybe. I don't know. Lol. Kidding of course!! Congrats on the award and highlighting stellar folks deserving of 15mins of fame!

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    1. Hi Tam-bare,

      High praise from an amazing superstar such as your adorable, gosh darn cute, self. You would have deffo done a better job of writing this. Thanks for the awards congrats, Tammy. So that would be 15 minutes more than you! LOL

      Gary :)

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  43. Congrats to you and Penny on your awards! I will have to refer back to some of the wonderful links you cited. Delores is especially entertaining at Under The Porch Light, and she can always whip up an interesting story in a flash. Shelly is also great, and I know your other recommendations will not disappoint.

    Julie

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    1. Hi Julie,

      Penny and I, her pretend person. thank you for the congrats. I do hope you manage to get to those other links. I know they would be delighted by a visit from you good self, Julie. Delores and Shelly are awesome folks.

      Gary :)

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  44. Congrats to Gary and Penny on the awards! You're both very special. :)
    Everybody knows that fingers should be eaten separately. Fish and red meat don't mix and require two different types of wine to be served.

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    1. Hi River Fairchild,

      Very kind of you to say that. Penny is most assuredly special. As for me.....

      I think Jezebel gave you her um handy tips. Although her wine might be some sort of science experiment tea :)

      Gary :)

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  45. Hey Gary
    I bet Penny is thrilled with her award. Congrats to you both as you both deserve awards and especially that award. Gary, you can even make awards sound exciting. Ha Keep up the good work and the world is at your foot prints.

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    1. Hey Manzanita,

      Penny is thrilled with any award. We both thank you for the congrats on our thoroughly deserved awards :) It's quite the challenge to make an award seem exciting. What next, maybe go on about the alphabet....

      I shall be eating my chips with my feet. Then make a potato crushed footprint on your sidewalk :)

      Gary :)

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  46. Manzi's comment cracked me up... the world is at your foot prints.

    I am so tired and just don't have the brain power to produce an excellent comment. I am sure Penny is thrilled with all of this adulation. What dog doesn't love being showered with love??? Give her some pats from me:)

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    1. Hi Robin,

      Manzi is quite the character! :) The world is at Penny's paw prints :)

      Your comments are always excellent, Robin. Much better than the disjointed crap I leave over at your blog.

      Penny never gets used to all the adulation. Being a modest internet superstar, she struggles with all the fame. However, she shall get an extra pat or three on your behalf. Thank you, kind lady.

      Gary :)

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  47. Congratulations on your awards! I'm familiar with some of the bloggers you listed, not all. I need to remedy that. Doggie treats to Penny :)

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    1. Hi Carol,

      We both appreciate your congratulations. Thank you. I do hope you manage to visit those you don't know. I know they will be delighted to meet your friendly self :) Thank you for the doggy treats for Penny.

      Gary :)

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  48. Congrats on the awards! Those are fantastic bloggers you named. And a few new ones to me I can check out. Thank you. :)

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    1. Hi Christine,

      Very kind of you. Thank you, Christine. Hope you do manage to check out those bloggers who are new to you.

      A peaceful weekend to you, dear Christine.

      Gary :)

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  49. I will definitely check out these wonderful bloggers, Gary. Congrats to you and Penny for your award. Well deserved indeed! You are a wonderful reprieve from life and blogging. Happy everything.

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    1. Hey Joylene,

      That would be well kewl. I know those wonderful bloggers will feel wonderfuller knowing your lovely self visited them. Thanks, on behalf of Penny, for the congrats. Your words are kind, Joylene. I know you understand my tongue-in-cheek stuff is a way of hopefully bringing some positive distractions. Happy everything and happy weekend to you, you amazing lady.

      Gary :)

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  50. You certainly have an award winning blog. Maybe we should start some kind of blog fest about that.

    Yay, Rob Z Tobor, blogging nut and nut in general. If he were in the military he would be appointed General Nut. Rob was my most active Ambassador and responsible for patrolling the A to Z list for naughty bloggers. He is one of the blogging heroes.

    Lee
    A Faraway View

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    1. Hi Lee,

      Amazing that such a well kept secret blog gets so many awards. I think you should set up a "We Love Klahanie Blog Fest." You are a natural host for everything.

      Good mention of Rob. He makes out that he is grumpy. We both know better than that. A blogging hero who doesn't get enough attention.

      A good weekend to you, sir.

      Gary :)

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  51. I like rule number 5 rather a lot.
    I eat my chips separately and use my fingers to do so.

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    1. Hi River,

      Rule number 5 is the best non-rule of them all.
      A vote for using for fingers to eat your chips. And now I wonder about pizza....

      Gary :)

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  52. Aloha Penny!

    Dude, where's Sir Gazza... has he been sent to the doghouse?

    Wow, that joke was so bad... never mind, let's have a cuppa... can you put the kennel on, please?

    Congrats on the awards... and in a moment of seriousness, I think the awards "season" is slowing down.... good thing or not? That is a dogged question that worries me...

    PS... Can one knight bestow an honoUr* upon Penny? I doth suggest she be Lady Penny of the Pound...

    (*U added for English emphasis... as in our soccer brethren who will soon be chanting EngUland, EngUland :)

    Cheers, Sir Gazza, and may all your Lotto numbers be picked :)

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    1. Is that you, Sir Mazza?

      Penny is unavailable for comment. Of on one of her celebrity air trips via BlogAir. As for a doghouse, I do like going into the doghouse and I have this really neat collar and leash. Okay, too much info about my secret life....

      I shall certainly stick the kennel on your head. A cuppa' of very special tea for you, good dude n'stuff.

      I hope that awards season ends forever. My next target will be the elimination of blog hops, blog fests and anything to do with the alphabet! With dogged determination, this will be so.

      We are delighted that you have seen sense and reverted back to correct English. One hundred Penny's make a Pound. Yes, already Princess Penny would be honoured as opposed to "honored."

      I shall be chanting for a proper football team. Come on Belgium! :)

      Cheers to you, Sir Mazza. I shall scratch a card in your "honour", esteemed sire.

      Gary :)

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  53. Great post. I'm already familiar with many of the blogs you mentioned, and I'll definitely check out those others. Now, about that last question, what if I eat chips separate 'with' my fingers? (I don't, but what if?)
    Best,
    Deb@ http://debioneille.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Debi,

      I thank you for that. I know that those you don't know would love a visit from you, Debi. You would have to get new fingers.

      A pleasant weekend to you.

      Gary :)

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  54. I was sure I'd already commented on this post, but maybe I just read it in my email, and got side-tracked. Lots of distractions around here lately, so that wouldn't surprise me at all. So glad you got the Dragon Loyalty award. Bish and Tina are both wonderful bloggers I applaud. You've shared some other cool links too. Kudos to you, Gary and Penny :)

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    1. Hi M.J.,

      It's always a delight when you leave a comment. I can understand you getting sidetracked, my friend.. Plenty of stuff happening for you. Even an alphabet survey. Who would of thought that? :) Penny and I were surprised and flattered to have got that award from the lovable Bish and Tina. Awesome bloggers and yes, a couple more of Penny's adoring fans.

      I hope you have time to check out those links. Kudos back at you, my nice friend.

      Gary :)

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  55. Hi Gary (and Penny)!

    You can now cross "receive award with dragon on it" off of your bucket list. Well done. *starts slow clap*

    How kind of you to recognize so many bloggers! I will check them out (in the most non-creepy way possible).

    Chips like potato chips or fries? Fingers for the potato chips and fork for the fries, in case you were wondering.

    Happy Thursday!

    Sam
    Writing Through College

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    1. Hi Samantha,

      Penny, the lil' ol diva dawg is resting but I know she will read your comment later:) Nothing like a slow clap as I go and checking out my bulging awards trophy cabinet.

      I do have these moments of weakness and give recognition to um, my adoring blogging fans. Go on, creep away if you really want to :)

      Fries as in chips as in not potato chips or crisps as the British call them. Thank you for sharing your eating habits.

      Thank you, Sam.

      A good Thursday to you.

      Gary :)

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  56. I don't participate in awards or hops much anymore-- just occasionally if it strikes me. And like you, I couldn't come up with anymore interesting facts about me, er... at least without getting embarrassing!

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    1. Hi Julie,

      Thank goodness. I think we should set up a "Non-Award Blog Hop." Go on, get embarrassing! LOL

      Have a good weekend, Julie.

      Gary :)

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  57. Hi Gary. I chose to respond to the question I thought most important. I eat chips (whether crunchy American types or what we call French fries) with my fingers and one at a time. I also take tiny bites, hoping I won't eat quite so many.

    And yes, all those questions reminded me of Alex.

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    1. Hi Patricia,

      It's definitely the most important question. How about crunchy North American type as in French fries. Canadians call them that also, eh :) I hope your fingers tasted good. Thanks, Patricia.

      Who is Alex? :)

      A lovely weekend to you.

      Gary :)

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  58. Congrats on the awards! I had to laugh when you said you couldn't come up with anything interesting about yourself. I am sure Penny could have shared a tidbit with us. :) You share fascinating things all the time!

    Great to see some of my favorite blogs mentioned and you mentioned some new ones (to me) that I will have to check out.

    I don't eat fingers- but if I did I would need to eat them with salt and vinegar chips. Dip might be needed too!
    ~Jess

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    1. Hi Jess,

      Thank you for the congrats :) I could of come up with a few risky things about myself. Then again, this being a clean site, I thought, maybe another time. Penny did share some fascinating stuff about herself. I can't remember which pawst, um, post :)

      It's good to bring awareness to other blogs and good to note one we're both familiar with. Thank you for checking the ones you don't know out.

      Salt and vinegar would sure sting your fingers. A an ice cold dip, perhaps.

      Thank you, Jess.

      Gary :)

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  59. Congratulations on the award!

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    1. Hi Deniz,

      Thank you, Deniz.

      Gary :)

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  60. Hello, Mr. Blue,

    My fictional human, Gary, is checking his eyelids for cracks. I thank you for those belated good n' excellent weekend wishes. So belated and being a time zone thing, it's almost the next weekend n'stuff.

    Pawsitive wishes,

    Penny!

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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.