Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Happiness and Lemonade

How's that for a combination. It's all the fault of my erstwhile colleagues in the BlogBookTours Challenge, also known as the Flog Your Neighbor Group. I had decided not to play tag, but two of my fellow bloggers put the bee on me today, so I guess I'll have to comply.

First there was Ann Parker, she of the historical mystery bent, who went for the funny bone. She tagged me to name six things that make me happy. So here goes:

Cappuccino to get the morning off to a good start.

A holiday weekend with our extended family (you should hear the stories).

A brisk walk before the mall opens (keeps me young).

Writing a page that really sizzles.

Hearing from a reader who loved the book.

A goodnight kiss with "I love you."

According to the rules, I must now tag five individuals out there in bloggerland. If they've already been hit before, sorry, I didn't make the rules. I just follow 'em.

Beth Groundwater

Christine Rose

Joan De La Haye

Joy Delgado

Karen Sayed

Now for the lemonade. Freelance Novel Editor Helen Ginger graciously saddled me with the "When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade Award."

I suppose this came about as a result of my blog "What happened to Sunday?" If you haven't read it, drop down two notches. As it happened, she didn't know the rest of the story. That night I came down with a gastrointestinal virus, or some such bug, that definitely qualified as a lemon experience. Fortunately it was gone by the next day, and I'm back to being my usual ornery self.

The rules of this game are that it must be passed on to ten other worthy blogs. So here goes:

1. Candid Canine

2. Jane's Ride

3. Mysterious People

4. Art and Words

5. Circle of Friends Books

6. Mystery Writing and Musings

7. Grandma Is a Writer

8. Speakeasy 1935

Okay, so I ran out of names at eight. Squeeze a few more lemons and enjoy the ade.


Katie Hines said...

Been tagged, eh? I liked today's post.

kriswaldherr said...

Thanks for the lemonade! Very refreshing. :)

Chester Campbell said...

Lemonade is good stuff with enough sugar. I don't do sour too well, although I like tart. Can you tell?

CA Verstraete said...

Hey thanks chester. Funny how these make the rounds, but it's fun reading everyone's comments too, so I'll see what I can come up with.

Chester Campbell said...

Too true, Chris. I'm finding them all over the place. Interesting comments, though.

Helen Ginger said...

"Flog Your Neighbor Group" was so funny. I'm still chuckling.

You make sweet lemonade, Chester.

Helen Ginger

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Yeah I've been tagged enough that I'd be hard-pressed to tag someone new...

(So glad I wasn't tagged - thanks!)

L. Diane Wolfe

Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

The more I try not to be memed, the more I am! Will have to think about setting up a lemonade stand. Thanks for thinking about me.

Jane Kennedy Sutton

Chester Campbell said...

That takes me back to when I was a kid, Jane. We used to sell lemonade out next to the sidewalk, We'd get customers like the postman or the Fuller Brush man. I lived in the city. My kids did it, too, but they didn't have much traffic in the suburbs.

Sharon Reece said...

Thanks for the lemonade award, Chester. Not sure if I can come up with 10 blogs to pass the award on to...I'll try.

And thanks for your comment on my blog.


Joy said...

I know I'm a bit behind, but, thanks Chester for the tag. I'll be posting mine this weekend. Now, if I can only find blogs that haven't been tagged. I think that's the real challenge here.

Joy Delgado
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