7 at 12:25: Things to Know About Me and New Kreativ Blogs I Love

As promised, I am sitting in my writer’s chair thinking about those two 7-at-11-ish lists I need to publish. One needs to contain 7 things I remember about myself that are appropriate for public consumption. The second requires selecting a meager seven blogs — from my just-updated blogroll — to bestow this great honor upon.

7 Things…

Thing 1: I am nearly out of ice cream, which is my favorite summertime treat. This means a grocery-store run is in the cards for tomorrow.

Thing 2: My daughter thinks my favorite store is Meijer’s, which is my local has-everything store. While it’s convenient, I despise going there. Here’s why: I am there almost every day. My 40-year-old brain just doesn’t remember all the items that must make it into my cart; even when I have a list. That means repeat trips for one item, which then, of course, turns into more.

Thing 3: Favorite retail locations include DSW, Parisian, Lord & Taylor, Ann Taylor, Old Navy, Gap, Rochester, Mich., Village of Rochester HillsRoyal Oak, Birmingham, Partridge Creek, Ann Arbor, NYC, San Francisco, and New Hope, Penn. Shopping for fun stuff such as clothing, shoes, handbags and bling gives me a high like nothing else.

Thing 4: The rootbeer-flavored vodka in the fridge from Hard Luck Candy Vodka is giving me flashbacks to that Faygo Boat Song/TV ad; and riding the Boblo Boat for my dad’s company picnics back in the ’70s.

Photo credit: The Detroit Fly Blog, WordPress.com

Thing 5: My dad is a sailor. Before marriage and children, he purchased Veliero, a 32-foot Galaxy. He raced and cruised Veliero from Bayview Yacht Club until 2009 when he sold it at age 80. His love for spending breezy, sunny afternoons sailing the waters of the Great Lakes took hold of me before I learned to walk and talk. I was only 10 months old when he secured me to stern in my baby walker for a sailing trip to the Georgian Bay.

Thing 6: My maternal grandmother is a fourth cousin to Charlie Gehringer,  one of the greatest second basemen of all time and Detroit Tiger from 1924-1942.

Charlie Gehringer, Detroit Tigers
Photo credit: Wikipedia

Thing 7Guilty pleasures include watching ABC’s Once Upon a Time and Bravo’s Real Housewives of OC, NYC, and New Jersey; reading Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum/Wicked series; and playing Angry Bird.

Kreativ Blog Nominees

I must say I feel a bit like a player on Donald Trump‘s The Apprentice. Here I sit at his boardroom table. Friends and foes are on both teams.

Then the question from Mr. Trump himself:

Kate, who are your seven nominees and why?

All eyes are waiting for this list to post. If it’s bad and exclusive; I could be seeing ugly blog stats in the morning (and who wants that on a Friday?) and an exodus of followers. So, like The Apprentice players who stay in the game a while, I’m going dance around this question; and then waffle a little.

My list of nominees is…

to the right. See the section called, Blogroll. I nominate each and every blog listed for the Kreativ Blogger Award. So, I’m going to list new blogs I love that haven’t been added to the right, yet. Don’t worry. My blogroll will include them all — and probably more — for easy clicking soon enough.

The Detroit Fly

The IdentitySpecialist

Pearl’s twirl

Coeva, the novel

Sillyfrog’s Blog

ChocolatesandRaspberries

Crazy Cool Comics

orangespicedrop

memyselfandkids

Gin & Lemonade

All Write

Good People Find Good People: Kreativ Blogger Award Acceptance Speech

One week ago I met Susan, author and blogger at Sillyfrog’s Blog. Immediately, I felt an instant connection. The vibrant photo of a frog adorning her header made me think of my daughter Issa’s passion for animals and natural wonders. Then, upon reading some of Susan’s posts I found her love for children, family, and nature to an irresistible element to her writings. Finally, her creativity inspires.

With these thoughts about Susan’s personal and creative accomplishments, it is with great honor that I accept her nomination for the Kreativ Blogger Award. Once again, I am called to revisit a favorite quote I posted about a couple weeks ago, “Good people, find good people.”

I do believe in the connections — virtual or personal — people make with one another. To ensure I follow the code for being a blogger with some manners, there are rules I must follow upon accepting the Kreativ Blogger Award. They are …

  1. Copy the Kreativ Blogger Award logo and place it in your post. (Check)
  2. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog. (Check)
  3. List 7 things about you that people might find interesting. (7 at 11 tonight)
  4. Nominate 7 other bloggers for their own Kreativ Blogger Award. (Ditto #4)
  5. Leave a comment on the blogs you nominate to let them know about the award. (Ditto)

Remember when dittos were the norm? I loved getting out of class to make dittos for my teachers. Those were the days. What did you like getting of class to do?

Related posts …

Kreativ Blogger Award (sillyfrogsusan.wordpress.com)

Good People Find Good People (kateschannel.wordpress.com)