Saturday, April 25, 2009

ON FUN ~ It's Gettin' Hot In Here...

Well, June decided to show up in Boston this April weekend, and we haven't even put away the winter coats and ice scrapers yet - much less pull out the summer clothes. So the following awards we recently received have come at just the right time to cool us off!

Mark @ An Eerie Tapestry is a fan of many things - comic books, the Muppets, writing novels, and movies to name a few. But it appears that he is also a fan of us! Yay! We love to count Brits among our fans.

There don't seem to be any formal "rules" to this award, so we are going to pass it along to someone who's site we just recently came across and enjoy very much. Cardiogirl is very funny - and although she is a busy Mom, she finds time to blog about all kinds of things in her life that just happen to crack us up. If you go to visit her, you'll find all kinds of good stuff, such as the Teaser below from a topic close to our heart - the Gym:

"I don’t like change. It messes with my mojo and I am completely against it.

"So when I workout at the YMCA I hop on an elliptical machine in the third row. It’s what’s comfortable and I don’t care to be in the front row which faces a wall of mirrors.

"But there’s a woman who uses the machines in the third row who I have dubbed The H Bomb. She passes noxious fumes as part of her routine. Apparently it must vary with her diet because I have been the recipient of shock and awe bombings that occur every four to six minutes as well as spaced out bombings that range between 10 to 15 minutes.

"Obviously I prefer a low fiber day around her, but overall I don’t think it’s asking too much to workout without smelling another person’s gas. Am I being a prima donna?"


Then there's Carrie @ Books & Movies (who really needs to rent 12 Angry Men and Fast Times) who bestowed the Splash Award upon us:

This one does come with some rules, which - as you know by now - we always break by only focusing on one blogger.

1) Put the logo on your blog/post.2) Nominate up to 9 blogs which allure, amuse, bewitch, impress, or inspire you.3) Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.4) Let them know that they have been splashed by commenting on their blog.5) Remember to link to the person from whom your received your Splash award.
Here are the blogs that allure, amuse, bewitch, impress, and inspire us:

Let us introduce you to Kristen @ No Small Thing. She fits the above criteria and if you go to visit her you'll find some great posts from a great mom - like this teaser from her post about shopping at Target with her kids:


"I now understand that this booger issue is not going to evaporate as I had hoped, so I rifled through my bag for a tissue, but there was nary a tissue to be found. As quickly and as quietly as I could, I said “NO. Just wipe it on the floor Henry.” Of course, Henry can’t hear so well, so he says “What?” and William says nice and loud so that Henry (and all of the other nice, clean, respectable moms who are now peering through the clothing racks to watch) can hear


"So, with that, I gathered up the few shreds of dignity I had left, paid for my groceries and went home. As for the booger, not sure where it ended up."

We hope you enjoy these ladies' blogs as much as we do. And thanks to Mark & Carrie for the "cool" awards. They seem to have done the trick for our mini heat wave this weekend!


Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your award :) And those two teasers are just great! What a happy way to start the day. I'll have to check those ladies out.

Anonymous said...

Oh you crazy Bumbles, you! Thank you very much, you are very kind.

Thanks again!

kristen@nosmallthing said...

Very very cool! Thank you for the award!

I love that booger story. It's a good one. In my humble opinion. :)

Have a great rest-of-the-weekend!

Carrie K. said...

I've seen the remake of 12 Angry Men - does that count?

And I'm sure I could talk my husband into renting Fast Times - he had a huge crush on Phoebe Cates in high school - like most of his generation, I'm sure. (He's several years older than me.)

Sandy Nawrot said...

I've not seen the fan award - you are quite deserving of both! That story about the booger is priceless, and can relate. We are all about boogers in our house thanks to my son.