Monday Blogging

Monday, Monday.

Recently, Sunday has been reserved for "meta-blogging." Blogging about blogging. And guess what? This "Sunday" post has taken so long to write, and is so long, that it's become a Monday post. So here's a little bit of stuff that's been happening here and around blog-world.

1 – Gwen – You may know her as a monkey-luvin' mad woman. I know her as a truly wonderful and lovely soul, who is also a monkey-luvin' mad woman. She sent me a card, like she did some others. (Here and here for examples.) But mine was a beautiful, artistic photo of the St. Louis Arch (as you can see) and a lovely note wishing me support and encouragement on a trip that I'm taking in just a few days. I tell ya, this woman is absolutely ACES!

2 – Wow - You people are too nice to me. Seriously, I appreciate all you who have chosen to follow my little blog. Whether you're one of my core regular comments, you publicly follow and chime in once-in-a-while, or lurk but don't comment, I appreciate every set of eyes on this page.

And with that, I want to thank a new batch of followers who have put me over the 50 follower mark, and almost to 60. So, welcome to:

- miss amy – Your name alone means more to me than you know.

- sas - She quotes ee cummings for goodness sake! And with Sass, and Sassy Britches, they forms a perfect trio.

- mo.stoneskin – I've seen you around so much, that when you popped up in the followers, I was slightly confused.

- sAm – Remember, the training should be as fun as the races.

- SweetPeaSurry – Make you laugh, make you think, and make you think about dinner, all in one post.

- Ryan Ashley Scott – She reaches her 100th post today, be sure to go over and congratulate her.

- Callista – Looking forward to dinner on the 17th.

- tinkalicious – Classy and arty, like her namesake.

- Laura - Are We Nearly There Yet Mummy? – Mummy woes sound so much classier with a British accent. Sadly, she cannot magic juice out of her bottom.

- Eudae-Mamia – She's got the badge of being Sassified. What more do you need to know. Really. (And trust me, my heart does leap a little whenever I see that little button.)

3 – Trip - Did someone mention a trip I'm taking to Seattle in less than 2 weeks to meet a couple of bloggers? To say that I'm excited is an understatement. I've been told that I glow when talking about it. But I'm not particularly nervous. Now, explaining the trip to my mom? That's got me nervous.

4 – Welcome Back, Kotter – Recently, we've gotten posts from H & MelO, two of my favorite gals. Although I've seen them in different forums, but it's nice to see them writing again.

5 - Tag - Jodi of J.J. in L.A. gave me an award:

"The Friendship Award is given to blogs that are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. The winners must choose at least 5 more blogs that embody the feeling of friendship, and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."

Thanks Jodi.

My five:
1 - Sass @ Are You Sassified?
2 - Sassy Britches @ Well okay, Sassy Britches
3 – Candy @ Candy's daily Dandy
4 - MelO @ It's just easier that way...
5 - H @ It's Always Darkest Before I Open My Eyes


Cora said...

Ohhh, I love that song. I actually have the Welcome Back Kotter theme song on my I-pod! And the Love Boat and Three's company too. Hee hee.

That is one GORGEOUS card! And congrats on the friendship award. I still need to get my act together and post mine (sorry, JJ! I swear I'll get on that soon!)

And here's a big YAY for new followers! I'll be scoping them all out ASAP, Scope. ;-)

Sassy Britches said...

I always say, you're too good to me, Scope! Thank you for the shout-out. And congratulations on your new followers...I've seen many around and follow a few as well, so I'll be checking out the rest because you know good peeps!

Scope said...

Cora - Was planning on working on your self-interview question meme yesterday afternoon, but I got distracted but this lovely long phone call.

Sass said...

Oh, how I heart me some Scope.

And I'm telling you what...the post I have today was a pain in the arse, and it made me honestly appreciate all the work you go through to give "shout-outs" whenever you can.

You're a great guy, a great blogger, a great friend.

the iNDefatigable mjenks said...

Meta-blogging? You're blogging about blogs in a 1,3-relationship with one another?

Cora said...

Ahhhh, yes, I love me some lovely long phone calls too. Blissful... even if it means I get nothing else done!

And you glow, do you? Hee hee hee. THAT I have GOT to see. Make sure you bring your glow to Seattle, 'kay? ;-)

SkylersDad said...

I got a card from Gwen also, she has been a busy little monkey women!

Candy's daily Dandy said...

Scope, *blushing*
You are one of my most special blogger buddies! ;)

Thank you...

Gwen said...

Yay! I'm glad you like it. I picked that particular card for you because I knew you'd appreciate the image and thought it would look nice in a frame.

Ryan Ashley Scott said...

Hooray for closing in on 60! The only time in your life when that's a good thing. Congratulations on your award, too.

Thanks for the shout-out. You really know how to keep followers - I should take notes.

Off to check out some of your other peeps.

Dr Zibbs said...

Pretty good post idea.

Anonymous said...

Hmmmmm.....looking forward to dinner huh? You definitely have NO idea what is in store for you, do you? Heeheehee... I hope Cora sufficiently warned you! LOL!

J.J. in L.A. said...

You're welcome, Scope! It's definately well-deserved. : )

And you do know that you're going to be inundated with questions the minute you get back from Seattle...don't you??? We're a nosy lot!

Scope said...

Callista - I think it may be YOU who isn't accurately prepped. I'm just saying.

JJ - I will gladly answer all your deep and burning questions about Callista that you want to know. Cora? A gentleman doesn't hold hand and tell.

H said...

Thanks Scope!! I am trying to blog more...no promises since I just started a new double secret mission but I will do my best.


Morgan the Muse said...

I am just wondering... how much sass can there be in the world?

Fancy Schmancy said...

OOH, Ooh, Ooh, I awlsow want ta wish yew good luck on yawr upcomin' trip!

Shawn said...

Whew, that was a long post. Do you have carpal tunnel now?

sas said...

Thanks for the linky love Scope :)

Morgan - I think between the three of us, we may have filled the sass bucket :)