… ‘in my Father’s House there are many Mentions’ … THE BLOG SCRATCHERS UNION… (#TBSU)…

My buddy Seumas’ point here is, you scratch my blog and I’ll scratch yours. Scratch away love… Oh yeah, right there. No, down a little – wait, over to the left just a smidge…. Ahhh. Right there…

Seumas Gallacher

… as the days move into weeks and the weeks roll up into months, the growth of mutual friends on the Web is exponential… many of the later-joiners-up with this ol’ Jurassic’s blog seem perplexed by the hashtag, ‘#TBSU’... it is made up of the four initials of the WURDS, ‘THE BLOG SCRATCHERS UNION’... the concept is even simpler than my brain…  ‘…you scratch my blog and I’ll scratch your blog…’  …pals get pals get pals…. good old reciprocation at its finest… in practical terms, here’s how it WURKS for me… I keep a note pad by my trusty laptop… (no, Mabel… not because I think the laptop might conk out…)… and daily I scribble down the twitter handle and blog site connections of friends who happen to be of interest… these include emb’dy who’s kind enuff to mention me in any of…

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And the Winner is…!!!

My amazing WordPress “daughter” Briana Vedsted at  http://whenibecameanauthor.wordpress.com  nominated me for the Liebster Blog Award! I am beside myself. This is the first time my baby blog’s been nominated for anything and I’m oh so excited!

Liebster Blog Award

The rules for the Liebster Blog Award:

  1. List eleven random facts about yourself
  2. Nominate eleven other bloggers for the Liebster Award
  3. Notify these bloggers
  4. Ask eleven questions that the bloggers must answer upon accepting the Liebster Award
  5. Answer the eleven questions that you were asked when you were nominated


  1. Even though I’m from the Bronx and love the Yankees, when it comes to football, I’m all about the Baltimore Ravens.
  2. I have a 25-year-old married daughter named Amanda.
  3. I have a 5-year-old Lhasa Apso named Sophie who is my little rock.
  4. I can’t stand tomatoes.
  5. I’m afraid of heights.
  6. I used to make hand poured candles from scratch; not the store-bought microwave me kits.
  7. I love karaoke, but can’t sing to save your life.
  8. I began writing stories when I was about 7 or 8.
  9. I spent 20 years in corporate America as an Administrative Assistant and over a decade as an EMT until I got sick.
  10. I love Johnny Depp and Eeyore.
  11. My favorite foods are Spanish, Mexican and Italian.


  1. What is my favorite part about winter? Christmas with close friends and family and untouched snow. I know that’s two, but I couldn’t decide.
  2. Where do you see yourself living in five years? I’d like to say a tropical island somewhere, but most likely it will be back in New Jersey.  😦
  3. How many books are in the room you’re in now? Four. If you count my Kindle, it’s closer to two hundred and fifty-four.  🙂
  4. Look in your wallet/purse, is there more money or receipts in there? Receipts, unfortunately.  😦
  5. What was your first paying job? McDonald’s
  6. Favorite vegetable? Spinach and cucumbers (Again, I couldn’t decide.)
  7. How long have you had your blog? Almost five glorious months.  🙂
  8. What is the best dream you ever had? About three years ago, I had a dream that I went out shopping with my Mom. She passed nearly twelve years ago.
  9. What did you have for dinner last night? Sliced breaded chicken breast over spinach salad with balsamic vinaigrette.
  10. Are you happy right now? I am freaking ecstatic because my adopted WordPress ‘daughter’ nominated me for a Liebster Award! Hellooo! ****Happy Dance****
  11. If you could change one thing about your appearance, what would you change? If I could change anything, I would get rid of the slight limp I have secondary to my hemorrhage. Some days it looks worse than others. But hey, I’m not complaining. I’m just sayin’…cuz you asked.



  1. What inspired you to start a blog?
  2. Who was the most influential person in your life?
  3. If you had $1,000 to give to a charity, which one would you choose?
  4. If you could spend one day with anyone, living or deceased, who would it be and why?
  5. What is your favorite book genre?
  6. What is your favorite movie of all time?
  7. What do you do for relaxation?
  8. What are two of your favorite hobbies?
  9. Do you normally plan things in advance or do you usually run on impulse?
  10. Do you have any pets? If so, what kind?
  11. Who is your favorite author, musician or actor? (Your choice)

I’m looking forward to hearing all the answers from my nominees, so I can officially accept my first award! ***Shivers running up and down my spine***