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Jun282012

Swedish Bill Murray Fan Calls Madlab Post ‘One Lovely Blog’

Tuesdays seem to be a lucky day for this blog -- at least since May 2012. Earlier this month, I became the recipient of a One Lovely Blog Award from Tina Downey at Life is Good. Many of you are already familiar with her as a Monday Movie Meme guest on two occasions so far. So, I’m taking this moment to thank Tina, whose favorite film is “Lost in Translation,” for the award and also for enjoying my comments. There are strings attached to the One Lovely Blog Award that recipients are to honor -- rules for accepting the award.

They are as follows:
1. Name and thank the blogger who gave you the award.
2. List 7 facts about yourself
3. Award 15 other bloggers with this award.*
(*I am modifying this one and awarding 7 other bloggers, to match the number of facts that I list)
4. Enjoy.

Here are 7 facts about me that were not mentioned when I received my Stylish Blogger Award, Versatile Blogger Award nor discussed in my Getting to Know Me Q&A session.

1. I once had a paid freelance gig writing about some of my favorite TV shows including “Friday Night Lights.” What initially started as a fun job -- kinda getting paid to watch TV, became less of an entertaining pastime and more of a repetitive chore that caused me to lose interest in watching television.

2. The photos featured in the header of this blog are still images from four different short movies that I made a few years ago. They include a parody, a comedy/drama, an urban drama and a documentary, although, not necessarily in that order.

3. I am a “Hell’s Kitchen” and “MasterChef” fiend and will likely watch anything with Chef Gordon Ramsay in it -- including that “Hotel Hell” show premiering on the Fox network’s Fall 2012 season.

4. I never owned a couch.

5. I accidentally broke just about every dinner plate and cereal bowl that I’ve ever owned, so now, I refuse to buy any ceramic kitchenware.

6. I still don’t get why so many people make a big deal over Moscato. I’ve tasted the regular one and the red one and still think that it’s nothing to be excited about.

7. Sometimes I hate being female -- for more reasons than I care to name here but particularly when shopping for shoes.

Here are 7 Lovely Blogs that I am passing this award to (in no particular order):

1. Blue Velvet Vincent - This blog made a great comeback in 2012, complete with a spiffy redesign and updates on new projects that actor Vincent D’Onofrio is working on.

2. Terrible Analogies - This blog speaks for itself. Lovely in many ways, Terrible Analogies presents readers with attention-grabbing content that makes you want to share the daily goodness with your friends, so they don’t miss it.

3. Random Thoughts - Of all the blogs I read during 2011, this one continues to be the most memorable. It is constantly flooding with activity from the host’s life and that of the blogging community. Sharon K. often shares the love via author profiles, prize drawings and random acts of kindness.

4. The Non-Review - I dare you to leave this satirical blog without laughing. The stuff that the crew behind “The Non-Review” puts together is hilarious.

5. Hollywood Spy - Dezzy is on point with reporting the happenings in and around tinsel town; He keeps a nice balance between his coverage of all genres of film and television. The hypnotically refreshing green color scheme doesn’t hurt either.

6. Sydney Aaliyah - This blog has a versatile routine going on that includes coverage of monthly writing challenges, reflections on living in China for 5 years and blog posts centered on those who read the author’s content. It’s lovely!

7. In a Pursuit of Publishness - A blog that sure knows how to rally readers to get behind what’s cooking up in the literary world, it nurtures interaction through feedback and helps readers consider various possibilities for the direction of their stories.

There you have it. See you guys and gals this weekend!

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"The photos featured in the header of this blog are still images from four different short movies that I made a few years ago."

Ah ha! That solves the mystery! Curious if you're willing to write a post about the photos so we can understand their contexts. And thanks tons for the name drop...you're amazing!

Now, please excuse me while I go visit the other blogs you mentioned. I've been trying to visit and comment one new blog a day. Today, you made the task of hunting one down way too easy! :-)

June 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHermanTurnip

Congrats on the blog award. And thank you for passing it along to me. I'm quite humbled.

I've been curious about the source movies for the pics in your banner so now that has been answered :-) Cool.
I can COMPLETELY understand fact #7. Sheesh. Sometimes I can just shake my head at the things endured in the many facets of life because of being a female.

June 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAngela Brown

Wow, thank you so much. This was a lovely surprise.
And I have to say, I think the oddest fact you listed is never owning a couch. I never thought about it before, but having had one in every place I've lived, I more or less took it for granted that that was the norm. So are you a chair person?

Also, totally with you on the Gordon Ramsay front.

June 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTS Hendrik

Oooh, thanks for the award! Don't know what to wear for the awards ceremony :)
Glad you think the green colour of Dezz is hypnotical :)
Where do your guest sit if you don't have a couch?

June 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDEZMOND

Congrats Nicole and, for what it's worth, women's shows are much cooler than men's.

June 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMaurice Mitchell

Herman,
I thought you knew! I'll consider writing a post about the photos...I was just trying to think of 7 quick facts that I could list without having to really analyze my life too much. When I get some props/kudos and I get to pass them along, you always come to mind. You rock! I visited five new blogs a day in April and tried to continue that through May but it fell by the wayside. Your one-a-day plan sounds doable.

Angela,
Thanks...and congratulations to to you :)
Regarding the banner, as Herman mentioned, the mystery is now solved. I'm glad that there is another lady who can relate to No. 7. I've had major anxiety about certain things over the years and wondered "what if" so many times, it's not even funny.

TS Hendrick,
Ah don't mention it. You are very welcome. Being used to having the standard things found in almost every home can make them less noticeable until they are no longer there...which reminds me, I really need to stop playing around and get a box of tools. Yes I am a chair person....only by default though. I do like a comfy couch when I have access to one. It's nice to also see someone else getting down with Chef Ramsay's TV takeover!

DEZMOND,
The pleasure is all mine. Wear some sunglasses...you can't go wrong with a nice pair of shades ;) Your green brightens the scene without distracting from the main content and graphics, which is always refreshing. I rarely have guests, so I guess that solves the couch dilemma but my mom sits on a mattress and my brother sits in a chair that is usually designated for kitchen dining. I'll likely get a couch one day...considering if I'm in a larger living space.

Maurice,
Thank you much! I'd be happy to check out some women's shows that you would recommend watching. On many occasions, I've watched "Grey's Anatomy," which could be considered a 'chick' show...maybe? I don't know.

June 29, 2012 | Registered CommenterNicole

Thanks so much for the lovely honor and description of my blog. :)

I love any cooking related show too....oddly enough, I don't really like to cook. ??

Moscato is okay...but you have to be in the mood for something that sweet.

Hope you had a lovely fourth. I enjoyed reading about you, Nicole. :)

July 7, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersharon mayhew

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