Thursday, October 15, 2009

Pot Luck

It takes a long time to grow an old friend.
John Leonard

Wishing a Happy 50th birthday to my long-time friend, Savannah, the Oil Baron. Here we are last Saturday night in Dallas. Vanna and I met playing softball in Denver back in 1981. She pitched and caught. I played short stop. We were both in the oil biz, young, and I was much skinnier.

Happy Birthday Vanna!

Last week, ds, who produces the beautiful blog third-storey window, passed me the award/meme for Honest Scrap. I thank her. Please check out her blog as I label it one of my great finds. Part of the crowd reading Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier right now.

The award has requirements:

1. “The Honest Scrap” award must be shared.
2. The recipient has to tell 10 true things about themselves that no one else knows.
3. The recipient has to pass along the award to 10 more bloggers.
4. Those 10 bloggers all have to be notified they have been given this award.
5. Those 10 bloggers should link back to the blog that awarded them.

As appreciative am I of receiving awards, I'm not the best at fulfilling the pass on part. And I hate to follow directions, but will attempt it here on a shorter scale. I'm such an open book, I seriously doubt there are ten true things about me that no one knows.

1. I can waste time better than anyone.
2. I sometimes turn on Fox News just to see if they are thinking.
3. My favorite TV shows are Deadliest Catch and Lost.
4. I can float on my back and meditate, and almost fall asleep.
5. I've been in 49 states. (Washington remains.)
6. I love the morning, but I think that is when I get my best sleep.
7. So far this week I've swum, swam, swimmed 3 miles. (Ruined it all drinking margaritas last night.)
8. I just joined NetFlex and am watching the last two seasons of Six Feet Under. For some reason, funeral homes don't seem so scary anymore.
9. I have a terrible habit of not beginning a book I really want to read as I want to savor each word. Waiting for my hammock, which has eluded me of late.
10. I fart a lot if I eat bread.

There - took way too much to get all that out.

Honest Scrap now awarded to:

128 Sticks of Butter - because she has lost 11 pounds and I haven't
Catbird Scout - who has bravely given up her job to pursue her writing
Ladybird World Mother - who makes me laugh
WZ Snyder, #167 Dad - for always fun posts and providing a different perspective

And an invitation from a couple of friends:

You are cordially invited to attend an "open house" beginning Wednesday, October 14, in honor of the newly renovated Rose &Thorn Journal:

Drop by, sign up for the newsletter, check out the new digs (and blog!), follow us on Twitter and Facebook, leave us your comments/thoughts, and wish us well!

Rose &Thorn is a quarterly literary journal featuring the voices of emerging and established authors, poets and artists.

Now...go enjoy the open bar and appetizer spread!

Angie Ledbetter & Kathryn Magendie
Rose & Thorn Journal


  1. Congrats on the award. But I have to disagree with you on your #1. I could give you a run for your money on the wasting of time thing.

  2. Congrats on the award! :) I turn into Fox for the giggles sometimes too! :)

  3. Thank you, thank you, thank you!! What a lovely thing, to turn on my computer and see your lovely comment and AWARD waiting for me!! Thrilled to bits... will now lug it on home and put it up on my bloggy mantelpiece. Huge thanks!! xxxx

  4. Congratulations! I love these self revelations, meeting friends of friends, connecting to resources.

  5. Love learning about my new found friends, congratulations on your award, well deserved.
    Loved the photo of you and your friend, I have had the same best friends since grade school and am blessed to have them in my life...we just shared 4 days together, 3 flew in from 3000 miles away but it was oh so worth it......:-) Hugs

  6. Congrats, Julie....I loved learning more about you! (well, maybe not the bread part) LOL

  7. Great post! I love your blog!!

  8. Congratulations on your award, and #2 cracked me up totally! No, really, if I was Humpty Dumpty I would have just really messed up the wall...

  9. Happy birthday to Savannah (such a lovely name!) from me too. Could not agree more with you on #2. And your hair looks pretty silky to me. :)

  10. Cute, cute you two girls are! Happy birthday to her.

    Congrats on the awards :).

  11. 49 states? Get yourself to number 50!

  12. That was awesome! Thanks for sharing... and making me giggle a time or two. Congrats on the award!

  13. Congrats on your award and thanks so much for passing it along to me! This is my first award ever! I'm honored and I hope I prove worthy as I try to think of 10 things about me that people don't know .... that would be fit for the internet!

  14. Out of all my antiques, I love my old friends the most -smile-.

  15. Congrats on your award, and thank you so much for sharing it with me. It was really fun reading your list - FYI, if you ever do want to come visit the beautiful state of Washington, let me know. :-)

    I loved the picture of you and your friend - you both look so happy (and young).

  16. Thanks for the PSA. And congrats on the new blog bling!

  17. Friendships like that are priceless. Happy birthday..

  18. Congrats on your Honest Scrap award. And on the longtime friendship - that is truly special and priceless.

    I gandered over to Janine's blog for a few reads. She is most eloquent in her writing. I am in awe of her, and my heart goes out to her and her family as she struggles through her illness.

    I think lately I feel in awe of most other bloggers, who know how to write emotionally (you are one of those, excellent writing!) I'm having a hard time keeping my blog going. It just doesn't seem substantive when you look at so many other blogs that are really saying something worthwhile!

  19. Oz Girl - All blogs serve their purpose. Be certain of that.

  20. Congrats on the award! Great pic of you and Vanna! It was interesting to read your 10 things. I skipped that part when I received this award. :)

  21. Congrats on the award! Bread? Really?

  22. I love that quote, "It takes a long time to grow an old friend."

    Very nice.

  23. What fun honest scraps! Farts? Eggs and popcorn! The worst! Or so I hear.....


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