Thursday, May 13, 2010

Blogdiggity Dog!

Day 93 of the "What are you reading, and why?" project. Yesterday I mentioned a dog and time travel, and today I'll tell you that a beautiful random stranger who came into the store is now reading The Time Traveler's Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger, because her friends kept recommending it, and we had a copy! (Now we don't. But another might come in.)

So it turns out that today I am mentioning a dog and time travel, too. Time travel above, "dog" in the expression "Hot diggity dog!" that my grandpa used to say. Or, in this case, blog diggity dog! I have been given a Blogdiggity Award, and hereby pass it on.

Blogdiggity Award

Rules, Such As They Are

1.) Thank the person who gave you the award.
2.) Share 7 things about yourself.
3.) Pass along the award to 15 bloggers you think are hella awesome.
4.) Contact said hella awesome bloggers & let them know you think they are the blogdiggity.

Susan at Mythology and Milk listed me in announcing her own Blogdiggity Award from Coffee Lovin’ Mom! So I will pass the milk/cream and sugar around the coffee table, though I take mine black!

Many thanks to Susan for putting me on her list of Blogdiggity bloggers! And thanks to Coffee Lovin’ Mom for blogdigging the amazing Susan, cyborg poet and cupcake warrior.

7 Things:

1. I read a lot. But you knew that.
2. Inside my head, I am the girl singer in a band called Midlife Crisis, and I lead a church choir called Fishnets for Jesus. Yes, we all wear fishnets.
3. Outside my head, I have mountain bluets blooming, yellow columbine and deep mauve wild columbine, and purple & magenta clematis on the fence.
4. The heating unit on my coffee maker just broke, a minor domestic disaster.
5. I drink way too much coffee at work and I get the boss’s “sad puppy face,” er, business discount at the coffeehouse across the street from the vintage bookstore in which I work, writing about books, the ideal job, other than the low pay and spending lots of it on vintage (or new, gently used) books, and coffee.
6. I have taken an accidental vow of poverty, but hope to exploit that soon by working on my “sad puppy face” expressions in the mirror. (My boss recommended I work on my “sad puppy face” after I asked him if I could just have that poetry book lying on the floor over there.)
7. I have acquired a new poetry book!

15 Blogdiggity Bloggers:

Hummus Anonymous

We Are Family

There are many more blogdiggity blogs out there that I visit and read, and some of these may be private, etc. or I am not able to link them due to my technology challenge, but these are a few fun blogs…though, like Susan, I am too shy to tell all the bloggers….sigh.

Meanwhile, I am reading: the poetry book I found on the floor, the next novel for book group, and (re-reading several times) a poetry chapbook I love and get to review for an online magazine. I will tell you more about it when I can post a link to the review!


Lorel McBorel said...

Ahaha. Thanks for the nod, Kathy. And I giggle at what's going on inside your head. Sorry to hear about the coffee maker. My one-up on that is that my computer got so sick I had to put it down. I'm getting a new one today and I'm buying it on time. Wonder who will get the last laugh on that one.

Kathleen said...

It's hard to explain my technology challenge. But, at the most basic level, I cannot turn on the right burners on the stovetop. And, at the blog level, I had screwed up the links to the 15 blogdiggity blogs. That is, they worked originally, and then, somehow, my pinky did a number on them, fusing several links. Anyway, I think they all work again now.

SarahJane said...

Thanks so much. I'm glad you like my blog. I hope the poetry book you acquired was the one lying on the floor!

Kathleen said...

Yes, I rescued the book on the floor. Yours came in the mail, and is safely not on the floor in my house.

Susan said...

I have taken an unintentional vow of poverty, too. This must have something to do with writing poetry, having offspring in college & being biologically incapable of making a sad puppy face.

Also: I dream of starting my own girl band called Cheddar Suicide. We would wear orange miniskirts & hats that look like cheeseburgers with bleeding bullet holes in the top buns.

Kathleen said...

I see a new blog coming on! Cheddar Suicide, the blog about great fantasy bands.