Friday, March 23, 2012

The Sunshine Award

A big thank you to Heather Murphy for presenting me with the Sunshine Award. Heather's over at Random Interruptions. Go pay a visit!

In accepting this award, one must answer the following questions, then nominate others to receive the award. Here we go...

Favorite color: Red. It's the color of love and revolution. Seriously, what's not to like?

Favorite animal: Our cat, The Big Lug. I love animals and feel very lucky to live in a place where woodland creatures visit us in our yard on a regular basis. We've seen birds, reptiles, amphibians and mammals galore. But my favorite critter is the fuzzy little guy curled up next to me on the couch. Before becoming a cat owner, I never would have believed that they can show devotion comparable to a dog but he's remarkably loving.

(Side note: I know this is my second award post in which I've sung his praises. If my blog ever devolves to the point where I only ever post about my cat, it's intervention time. I'm counting on all of you!)

Favorite number: 37. Why? Because 3 x 37 = 111. Who would suspect that an unassuming prime number had the capacity for such elegant symmetry?

Favorite non-alcoholic drink: Coffee. It owns me. I gave up alcohol (for the most part) in sympathy during My Wife's pregnancy but I knew I stood no chance at giving up java. The stuff is pure evil, but I love it.

Facebook or Twitter: Twitter. I use Facebook a lot more and I definitely appreciate the fact that it has brought so many people back into my life but I feel as if my Facebook experience is always on Facebook's terms. On the other hand, I feel like Twitter can be whatever one wants it to be. For me, it's a customized news feed with easy networking capacity. That's all I need. That's all I get.

My passions are: I love a good story and I have tremendous admiration for anyone gifted in the telling.

Getting or giving presents: Giving. I'm the easiest person in the world to buy a gift for - free stuff? Cool. There is no comparison with finding the perfect gift for someone and seeing that look on their face, as if to say "Wow, you really have been paying attention!"

Favorite pattern: Plaid. I'm especially fond of the Stewart tartan:

Image via Wikipedia

I only recently learned that the Welsh have tartans, too. Here's the Jenkins tartan, for instance:

Image via The Scottish Register of Tartans

Favorite day of the week: Saturday. To teach is to live for the weekend and vacations. Don't trust anyone who tells you otherwise! Even when Saturday's busy, Saturday is a change of pace. Sunday's great, too, though bittersweet.

Favorite flower: Roses - red, naturally.

I'd like to take the opportunity to extend goodwill to new friends. My nominations for the Sunshine Award:

Feed Me a Stray Cat!
Universal Gibberish
Revolution ~ Evolution
Daily Dodo
Living 2012
Geeky Tendencies
life of riles


  1. Thank you and gratz :) Cats are amazing. I had one cat that would be sitting by the door waiting for me to come home, every single day, and then give me snuggles. It was adorable! What type of cat do you have?

  2. Thank you so much! Twice in one day - I am a lucky girl

  3. Good grief! How could I have forgotten coffee in my answers??? I can't live without it either.
    And I will do an intervention about your cat if you do one about my dog. I haven't said much about her yet but it's bound to happen soon :)
    I hope you enjoyed your Saturday! By the way, we watched Hugo last night and LOVED it :)

  4. I thought I commented yesterday, but my computer was acting weird so I will comment again.

    Thank you for the award! I like your reasoning for your favorite number.