I am supposed to pass this along to 15 other bloggers... here's what I'm doing instead. The first 13 bloggers who read this and leave a comment can be awarded the Lovely blog award! I'll even link you into this post to make it official!
4 Lettre Words (She has a necklace giveaway going on- go check it out!), Stacy's Random Thoughts (she is always fun and Princess Nagger is a hoot!), Single, Bereaved, Broken and Tenacious (this lady is awesome- I'm totally caught up reading her story. Don't miss out.), The Human Race 600 (She's funny! Check her out!), Noisy Colorful Lively (oodles of great mom stuff and I found a favorite post already- about children's books- and she's an automatic hero because she's a foster mom!), Confessions From A Working Mom (title alone says it's right up my alley!), Just Heather (she also runs Inexpensively.com and her blog is fun and you can follow along on her Alphabet Dates with her husband and get great ideas-like having a Marshmallow B-day Party and she's having a giveaway right now, too!), It's All About Balance (lovely thoughts on parenting- I think I can learn a lot from this mama), Sophia and Suri's Place (seriously one of the prettiest families I've ever seen! And she's local to me! Wahoo!), the blogosphere's own yogini, Braja of Lost and Found in India (she deserves the Lovely award- and also a Sesame Street India Doodle), Unknown Mami (actress, mom, and seriously entertaining blogger- she's going through a struggle right now and could use some friendly support), Michelle of Just Eat It (Just discovered her recently thanks to FriFrag and I loooove her opinions and her kids are gorgeous and she just seems like someone I would just love to be in proximity to and would hope she'd come over and say hello to me and I would think that was so super cool.)
That's 12 of the 13! And Friday the 13th is almost over! Ack! Sorry, Garret. You might not publish the award on your blog, but you are just going to have to accept that I am giving it to you anyway. I can't have 12 awarded awards on Friday the 13th with only 15 minutes to go until the day is over! So deal with it! *** 4. I loaded the Glee Vol 1 CD to my phone from Rhapsody. I LOVE IT. If I'm feeling at all blah-blah, I just turn it on and I'm soon singing and dancing away at my desk, in my car, wherever. The show is so fun and their renditions of these tunes are freakin' fantastic! *** 5. Happy Birthday to Sesame Street! I adore Sesame Street and have for as long as I can remember. My mom will tell you that my favorite PBS show was Mr. Rogers. And I adore Mr. Rogers still. But I also love Sesame Street. I know the Classic DVD's are supposed to just be used as nostalgia for adults but my kids love watching the old episodes- you know, back before there was an Elmo! *** 6. Did you catch the Google Doodles celebrating Sesame Street? Different ones each day. And if you go check out the collection of Google Doodles, you can see the Doodles done for Sesame Street in other countries. Which is just wicked cool. ***
7. I also highly recommend the You Tube Sesame Street channel if you want to reminisce... and check out this video with highlights of the 40th season. I dare you to watch it and NOT smile!*** 8. Apparently I should have just done an entire post on Sesame Street because here's one more thing! The UK has fallen out of love with Sesame Street? Say what?? It's funny- the article and the comments really indicate that Sesame Street still holds a beloved place for many in the UK but the BBC seems to think that isn't the case. Hm. Oh well. Given the global popularity of Sesame Street in 140 countries (I guess it's 139 countries now), it's really the UK's loss. *** 9. Many thanks to Recycled Dad for introducing me to Thrift Books. Go check out Recycled Dad- he's parenting different generations of kids (hence the "recycled dad" thing, see?). And definitely go get your fill of books at Thrift Books! I spent $16 and got 4 books. 3 are hard cover, 1 paper back. I got 2 Stephanie Plum books, a parenting book, and "Eat, Love, Pray" or whatever it's called. All were books that only cost $.01 and then I paid $4 for shipping per book. Saved $1.50 by ordering all books from the same distribution center. Some of the books are noted as coming from libraries and when you buy the book, you are helping the library. Which is very cool. Recycled Dad, recycled books! *** 10. I did something the other day that I've never done before... I voted in the People's Choice Awards! I was inspired because I wanted to vote for Glee. And then I ended up voting in many other categories. It was fun. I was cracking up at the pics of the actors and actresses- they seemed to find the worst pics possible for so many of them! The really funny part will be when the awards show airs- I won't remember who I voted for (aside from Glee, of course). *** 11. Holy cow! Survivor was GOOD last night!!! *** 12. I'm typing this part on Thursday night and my voice is shot. I've been a little congested in my throat lately- nothing serious. Went to Music Team tonight and by the end- could barely sing and my voice is very weak right now. Grrrrr..... *** 13. My blog was pretty heavy this week- big, deep topics. I'm super thankful for Mrs444 and the Fragments today because I needed some fun!! Happy FF!!