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Friday, July 20, 2012

Someone thinks I'm lovely! :-D

My friend (and fellow parodist) Lea named me as one of her recipients of the Lovely Blogger Award that's been making the rounds of the blogosphere lately. Thank you, Lea! It really is lovely to be acknowledged by one's blog peers, and in my case, one whom I follow and admire.

According to the award's rules (optional, of course), I am now supposed to list my 15 choices for the LBA, and telling you seven things about myself. But you know what? Within the past year or so, we had something similar going around called the Versatile Blogger Award, and I was a participant in that as well. So this time, respectfully, I am going to pass.

I honestly can't come up with seven things that y'all don't already know. With years of blogging and posting, plus an autobiography, what haven't I told you? How many times can I mention The Minutiae of Erica -- who doesn't already know that I hate cottage cheese or that I was in a carpool as a kid with Jamie Lee Curtis?

For the blogs I admire, you can reread my Versatile Blogger Award post here. I'd like to update that list with three more entries: the always thought-provoking Ludwig's Rohrstock-Palast, the smart and entertaining Pandora's Spanked, Not Silenced and of course, my buddy Secret Spanko.

Yesterday was one of those days we all have now and then, riddled with irritants. Nothing earth-shattering, just a lot of annoying crap. I overslept and had exactly five minutes before I had to leave for a haircut appointment (I was late, of course, and then my hairdresser was running late anyway). I scraped the hell out of my forearm. I discovered that the book I'd just started was worthless, because, due to a printing error, there were 33 pages missing -- it skipped from page 32 to page 65. I did laundry, and of course, the dryer I'd chosen didn't work and I was left with a dryer full of damp sheets, towels, underwear and socks. Not wanting to use another five quarters, I then draped damp wash over every available surface in my apartment. Finally, went to record something on my DVR and discovered that something was on the fritz and the on-screen recording functions weren't showing up on the TV screen. So I called my TV repairman, a really dependable, inexpensive and knowledgeable guy I've used several times before... and got a recording that this number was not accepting incoming calls. WTF?

But then I heard about Aurora, CO. And that put it all in perspective. My thoughts go out to the victims and their loved ones. Awful, awful thing.

Go be nice to each other, y'all. And have a great weekend.


  1. You have a great weekend too! Nice poppies by the way ;)


  2. Congratulations on your award! :)

    I LOVE what you share with us. Both the good and the bad things. I like hearing how others triumph over adversity. Life is NOT always hearts and flowers and I appreciate a sarcastic reiteration designed to elicit a chuckle or two.

    Believe me, when I have irritant-filled days like you, much of the planet knows of my displeasure! LOL!

  3. R_D -- thank you, sweetie. :-)

    Kelly -- it's a fine line, you know? Sometimes, it feels good to bitch and moan about the little aggravations, and it makes people laugh and relate. But other times, I hear about really awful things and I feel a bit embarrassed for fretting over trivial irritants. (But I still wonder who's going to fix my DVR, goddammit.)

  4. Thanks for the shout out. I felt sick to my stomach this morning in the car listening about that movie theater. It really puts things in perspective.

    have a great weekend

  5. You *are* lovely! Thanks for sharing some of those links...I love fattening up the ol' blog roll!


  6. SS -- you sound down, darlin'. Yeah, I guess many of us are. Just too sad, hearing horrendous news like that.

    SC -- thank you, sweetie! And congratulations on getting "Chrossed" today. :-)

  7. Hi Erica-- I agree you are Lovely and congrat's on your award :-)Sorry about all the annoying thing's that happened to you,i have day's like that too.What happened in that movie theater was very terrible and scary :-)I hope someone fixe's your DVR soon too,Wishing you and John a great weekend.Much Love and hug's from your naughty girl Jade xoxo

  8. Jade -- everyone has annoying days. I can laugh at it now.

    Joey -- thanks. :-)

  9. Yes, and there are the things that happen that aren't particularly funny at the time, but can be laughed at later.

    I hope you have a good weekend.

  10. Heard the news this morning. My thoughts go out to their family and loved ones.

    Congratulations on the award Erica.

    I hope you enjoy your weekend.


  11. Congratulations, lovely.

    Such sadness over this terrible thing and wishes to the families. Glad to have a place to express that.

  12. I recognized the latest award as a reprise of the VBA, but it involved a large number of bloggers who weren't around at this time last year, so I'm glad they had a chance to have some fun.

    We are currently agonizing over laundry issues as well, but you are so right. The two latest shootings (Denver and Toronto) put things into perspective. Who expects to be shot going to a movie or enjoying a street party in the suburbs?


  13. I feel the same way about those 'awards'. I was noominated and may do one, if I have time (what better way to dip back in after a an almost 2 month absence?) but i doubt I will nominate anyone.

    Regarding CO it's sad that one can't even go out anyplace anymore. Asshats.


  14. Bobbie Jo -- working on it. :-)

    Ronnie -- thank you. Yeah, it's awful

    Emen -- I'm one of those people that if I don't talk about it, I implode. It's good to have a vehicle for expression.

    Hermione -- my question is, who brings babies and small children to a midnight show?? :-(

    Sarah -- we've missed you!

  15. Sorry you had a crappy day. Those are going around lately! I know of your dislike for Peeps and cottage cheese, but I don't know that I'd heard about the carpooling with Jamie Lee Curtis before. Whatever you choose to share, it's always interesting.

  16. Have a nice weekend too.Love your writing and please keep writing:)

  17. Erica, I believe there are many people who think you are LOVELY. That would include me.

    I can relate to your crappy day, mine was a ditto.

    I hope your weekend made up for it and you enjoyed yourself.


  18. Lea -- actually, you have! I mentioned it in my book, sort of in passing.

    Margita -- I'll try, promise. :-)

    CJ -- you're sweet; thank you!

  19. Congratulations, Erica! And thank you very much for your kind words. :-)

  20. Kaelah -- you're most welcome. :-)

  21. I hear you about the irritating day, and I hear you about putting things in perspective.

    And happy lovely blogger. :)

  22. Ana -- even *I* will stop complaining (briefly) after hearing of such awfulness. Those poor people.