Nov 23, 2009

More Off Center small and strange things #s 41-60. Including some blogging friends.!

Off Center Thanksgiving

41. I am really thankful for Holly at 504 Main for not ONE but TWO awards this week!  I feel really honored to be recognized by someone as talented as that hot mama!  I love the creative edge on her blog! She's really got style!

There are conditions to accepting this award and they are as follows:
- put the lemonade logo on your blog or within your post.
- nominate at least 10 blogs with great attitude or gratitude.
- link the nominees within your post.
- let the nominees know they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
- share the love and link to the person from whom you received this award

So, I would like to pass this along, with my thanks, to:
42. Caryn at Team Kyte, because she has some great ideas and is one great mommy! She's been blogging for awhile but with 5 kids... (the youngest 2 are 2 year old twins!) she doesn't have much time to get her blog out there! Go visit her! :)
43. Summur at Braley Mama, because she is a faithful blogger and has a beautiful calling from the Lord.  She always posts the best pictures!
44. Elle Bee from Kitchen with Kids, because she is one of the first bloggers I read that helped me understand what this was all about!  Great pictures, great posts!  She's a mommy of twins and her blogs make me smile.
45. Heidi at Blue Eyed Blessings , because she's another blog I read regularly and she is always posting something worth reading! :)
46. Tracey at Grace Comes by Hearing, because she now responds to my comments... lol!
47. JJ Heller at Lovely Little Things, because she's famous, but still blogs about the same stuff we all do. She's still JUST a mommy. :)
48. Jenni at PBwithJ, because she blogs everyday, and hardly anyone comments, and yet she still reviews children's books.  You should go look at her blog.  It's amazing!
49. Katie from A List Maker's Life, because I love to read her reviews and great ideas for organizing, crafts and all sorts of other cool stuff!
50. Tracey from Just Another Mommy Blog, because she's upbeat and has great things to share!
51. Pastor Dave from Holy Heteroclite, because he helped perform my wedding, and because he has some really interesting, in a different sort of way, things to say! If you can keep up with his flow.

I got this one from Holly too!
The Scribbler award comes with some rules:
1. Each Superior Scribbler I name today must in turn pass The Award on to 5 most-deserving bloggy friends.
2. Each Superior Scribbler must link to the author & the name of the blog from whom he/she has received The Award.
3. Each Superior Scribbler must display The Award on his/her blog.
4. Each Superior Scribbler must post these rules on his/her blog.
So, drum roll please, the 5 people I want to pass this along to, along with my thanks, in no particular order are:

52.Sara spelled without an H, she is fun to read, especially when she is procrastinating.  AND she turned off word verification on her comments.
53. Kelly from Speaking from the Crib, because she makes me laugh so hard I have to change my underwear everytime I read her. AND she turned off word verification on her comments.
54. Kys from Stir Fry Awesomeness, because she rocks, makes me laugh AND she turned off word verification on her comments.
55. Polly from 5th Sister, because she is a bloggy good at blogging. She is a great commenter and responds to comments! AND she turned off word verification on her comments.
56. Jessica from Muthering Heights, because she blogs what I think.  :) I love to read her stories and her perspective... AND she turned off word verification on her comments.

57.  I am thankful for Google.  It makes me feel so smart.  I can find out anything I wanted to know, and can learn how to do almost ANYTHING by just typing a couple words.  This has saved me a LOT of time and money... because I don't have to read whole books to find the one little bit of information I am looking for.  YAY GOOGLE!

58.  Blogger.  What else could I be doing with my time besides sitting here and typing and reading and writing and trying to be clever for a bunch of people who I may or may not know.  What a blessing.  Really.  In a time-sucking way.  It verifies that I am alive.  This is good.  If I suddenly stopped blogging, maybe someone would wonder whatever happened to me.  That's nice.  People will miss me for like... um... 2 days.  AND then they will forget about me.  It's special that way.

59. E-mail and the internet.  What did we do before this invention?  Thank God for Al Gore.  That's all I have to say. (There are people who suddenly decided to not follow me now.) I am being funny.  Really.  Al Gore is funny.  In a tall wooden enviromentalist freak sorta way.  Funny I say. Funny.

60. Checking the weather online.  This way the latest weather updates are available to me right here, on my computer.  Thank goodness I don't actually have to get up and walk the 5 feet to look out the window and see what the weather is like.  What a relief.  Now I can have incorrect... BUTT FREAKIN' WRONG weather updates more often... really.  What a relief.

WOW! I am such a cheater, but I now have 60 things on my list AND I gave out some awards.  What a life.  40 more to go... what will I do?!  I can NOT wait until Thursday.  I will be at my parents beach house in the Pismo Beach area in CALI.  It will be in the 70s and sunny.  I CAN NOT WAIT!  YAY!



  1. Thanks girlfriend! That means a lot coming from you! I humbly accept.

  2. HA HA HA HA HA HA HA ....I think I'm going to pee my pants.....

  3. Thanks for the fun award! That was quite the way to get your thanks in:)
    Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  4. Hey! THANKS!!! That's so nice and I'm honored to accept! Always lovin' your blog too. You are an amazing mom, blogger & human being. :o)

  5. I am thankful for blogs too! My escape from reality while the kids nap.

    Summur will be touched for your inclusion of her blog!

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!

  6. Thanks mama! You are super duper sweet!

  7. Sweet!!! I will get to this sometime today!!! Cool! THANKS!

    PS - I have Gore guilt - every time I drive my kids to school or use a ziploc bag I feel like he is watching me with a tear in his the Indian from the 90's. sigh...I need help.

  8. Fantastic! Many more new blogs for me to go peruse through! :)

  9. Thanks for the award, AJ! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family!

  10. Congratulations on your awards!!!!!

  11. That was a wonderful post AJ.
    Hope you have a happy and safe Thanksgiving.

    Hope to stay in touch.


  12. That was a wonderful post AJ.
    Hope you have a happy and safe Thanksgiving.

    Hope to stay in touch.


  13. Thank you so much for thinking of me! :)

  14. Thank you very much! And I DID turn off word verification.

    I did it because of peer pressure, but I think that's okay this time.

  15. Congrats on your awards and thanks so much for giving one to me!

    PS Check out Blog Brew. I've got some reviews scheduled to post.

    PPS I hope you had a great Thanksgiving!


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