2016/2017 Tag

I got tagged by Shay-lon at Fitnessgrad perhaps for hanging around the locker room too much. Thanks for bringing me back to 2016 and re-thinking what I should do for the rest of 2017 with the 2016/2017 Tag!

As always, I tend to lag when responding to tags and awards. Even though we’re halfway through 2017, it’s not too late. Let’s do dis.

RULES:
1.  Mention Creator of tag
Thank you to David for creating this tag

2.  Use the image in the article
See above

3.  Mention blogger(s) who have chosen you
Woot, woot, check out Fitnessgrad

4. Answer the questions
See below

5. Tag 9 other bloggers & let them know
You know already I don’t do dis ‘cuz I don’t want to dis those who didn’t get chosen.

Describe your 2016 in 3 words
What a blast!

Write the name of 2 people that have characterized your 2016
To protect the innocents, I shall simply say him and her

Write the most beautiful place you’ve visited in 2016 and why you liked it so much
It’s impossible to pick just one out of all the beautiful palaces I visited in Bavaria. See why for yourselves:  https://karinapinella.com/2016/11/05/better-schlosses-and-gartens/

Write the most delicious food you’ve tasted in 2016
Fried carp

Write the one event in 2016 that made the greatest impression on you
It’s a toss-up between the family reunion and visiting the Dachau concentration camp in Germany.

Write the finest purchase you’ve made in this 2016, and if you want to link a photo
Chocolates from Germany – they’re all gobbled up by now. Erp

Write 3 good intentions for this 2017
To turn off the lights after midnight
To bottle up my road rage
To share my popcorn

Write 1 place you want to visit in 2017
Portugal, here I come!

Write 1 plate/food you want to eat in 2017
Prawns in fried garlic

The Blue Sky Tag

It’s a long time coming to thank Suzanne of adventuresofsweetmonday for nominating me (back in March) for the Blue Sky Tag. Please visit her blog.

The rules for the Blue Sky tag are:

– Thank the person who nominates you
– Answer the 11 questions
– Tag 11 people
– Give them 11 questions to answer

As many of you know, I tend to change the rules. In this case, rather than nominating just 11 people, I encourage each of my readers to add their blog link, describe an awesome sky scene you witnessed (sunsets, thunderstorms,  night scenes, beautiful beaches, UFOs – you name it) and note where you were when inspired. We’ll have us a real “Blue Sky” tag. My picture, by the way, was taken at Kecskemét in Hungary.

My answers to Suzanne’s 11 questions are written in red below.

  1. What is your favorite holiday?   Christmas
  2. If you can go anywhere in the world, where would it be?   Jerusalem
  3. If you had only $5 to spend for something special for the day, what would you buy?   Trader Joe’s Chocolate Covered Almonds
  4. What is your favorite dessert?   Tiramisu
  5. Coffee or tea?   Tea
  6. What is your idea of a relaxing day?   Doing whatever I want – read, eat, watch a movie, lounge
  7. Have you ever been to Disney Land?   Yes
  8. What is your favorite season of the year?   Summer
  9. What is your all-time favorite movie and why?   It changes every time I see a better movie – no all-time for me
  10. What is your favorite Disney movie?   Too many versions out there of different stories – PASS
  11. What is your favorite quote and why?   “Do not be afraid.” This is written 356 times in the Bible. The message is clear to me that with God assuring us not to be afraid, then I can meet each day being fearless.  

Lovefest

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Thank you, Fitnessgrad, for the Lovely Blog Award you bestowed upon me last year in July. Excuse my tardiness, but as I’ve said before – better late than never.

Now that we’re into February, I’d like to start this month with the theme of love. As I’m wont to do, I’m changing the rules for this award where you normally tell readers about yourself. Rather than answering questions about me and nominating a select few of my fellow bloggers for the award, I’d like to turn this into a Lovefest.

I invite you to comment about something, someone, or anything you love, and leave your blog link below to give others the opportunity to fall in love with your site.

I wish you all a lovely bloggin’ time. Have a wonderful weekend!

Demon Eyes

Join the express to the dark side of your mind . . .

SlasherMonster

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Window to abyss

Visions of depravity,

Blinding evilness.

(Karina Pinella)


You cannot see me.

Burning perpetual stare.

I don’t need to blink.

(FlyTrapMan)


Look into my soul.

See the dark; it fills a hole.

Emptiness that’s full.

(Poet Rummager)


Adjust my glasses

and really see the true you.

Easy with no skin.

(Words and Feathers)


Visions in the dark.

You can never be certain —

that something is there.

(FlyTrapMan)


Windows to your soul.

The demon lurks in blackness—

blinding me with fear.

(Poetry Is My Aeroplane)


Slice the chosen one.

His blood runs until it’s done.

Come, let’s watch him bleed.

(Twisted Roads Of Madness)


Tearing you apart

Slowly, bit by bit, I ate

The heart you once owned.

(michnavs)


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Conjoined Haiku Train Collaboration

Karina Pinella

FlyTrapMan

Poet Rummager

Words and Feathers

Poetry Is My Aeroplane

Twisted Roads Of Madness

michnavs


Don’t just stand there—Hop on board!

We’d love…

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One Lovely Blog Award

One Lovely Award

THANK YOU to Charles French for nominating me for the Lovely Blog Award over four months ago.

The Rules:
*Thank the person who nominated you, and give a link to his/her blog
*List the rules
*Display the image of the award on your post
*List seven facts about yourself (me, myself, and I):

  • I am human (I make mistakes)
  • I am woman (hear me roar)
  • I read (whenever I can)
  • I write (not the songs, the stories)
  • I work (hard for the money)
  • I eat (like a pig)
  • I sleep (like a baby)

The last rule is to nominate so many people, but I don’t really like leaving out any one and many of you are award free. Instead, I would like to tell you more about the lovely blogger who honored me with the award. Most of you probably know him by now since he’s been around the blogosphere for a while. He’s got a brand new horror book just in time for Halloween. Great looking cover too:

 

Quote Challenged

Thank you kindly, vcreationss, for nominating me for the Quote Challenge. Because I’ve already done this challenge, I’m doing something a little different. Three of the attributions below are fictional, while one is not. Your mission is to determine how quote challenged I am. Which one is quoted by another? The answer is at the bottom of the post.

“Happiness is a warm gum.”
— Comedian George Burns in his nineties

Image: Pixabay

Image: Pixabay

“Forget putting my face on the $20 bill. Just put it in my pocket.”
— a working stiff with shallow pockets

Image: Pixabay

Image: Pixabay

“We can’t make people change, but we can ask them for spare change.”
— the NYC naked cowboy
cowboy

“Spread the table with good-looking food and no one will notice you left out the salt.”
— Julia Child
foodie

 

 Answer: A working stiff (who happens to be an office colleague)