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7 Things and 3 Blogs

2010 August 20

As a Versatile Blogger Award recipient, I have to post 7 things about myself and give the award to other new and exciting blogs that I enjoy. I was going to do the nominations early next week, but things change. . . which brings me to my list:

  1. I don’t like having things hanging over my head. I make many lists and I like to check things off.
  2. I am a serious TV junkie. I take great pleasure in researching and charting the shows that I want to watch at the beginning of each season– yes, you read that correctly: I make TV charts. (You couldn’t possibly mock me for this any more than Elliott already does.) Currently my favorite shows are Castle, Top Chef, Project Runway and Community.
  3. I was raised Catholic. I married an Episcopalian. I send my daughter to a Jewish preschool and I have been reading Buddhist texts regularly since age 12. But I find nothing more spiritually rejuvenating than a hike through the woods.
  4. I have always been a big animal rights supporter but I guiltily go to the zoo about once a week because Lilly loves giraffes and gorillas. I have at times been a vegetarian and I think I could probably do it forever . . . if I could still eat bacon and Italian sausage.
  5. I am convinced that major changes to food policy in this country would solve many of our economic, labor, obesity and healthcare problems. I’m just too lazy to gather the data to prove it.
  6. I love reading fiction and non-fiction books and, especially since leaving law practice, I like to give myself some challenging reading to keep my brain working. The last 3 books I read were: Eats, Shoots and Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation by Lynne Truss; The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan and Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver. I am currently reading Constitutional Law Stories edited by Michael C. Dorf.
  7. Some days I love my blog and some days I hate it. It all comes down to a compulsion for writing and #1 (above).

Now the exciting part where I get to give kudos to some of the new blogs I have come across and have enjoyed getting to know. Without further ado, I would like to give the Versatile Blogger Award to the following 3 bloggers (in no particular order):

  • Carolina at Expect Moore. I love looking for crafting ideas almost as much as I love doing crafts, and there is no shortage of fun and creative ideas on Carolina’s blog.
  • Midnight Mama on Dear Daughter . . . I was first drawn to this one because I too keep a journal of letters to my daughter. But Midnight Mama’s sense of humor and anecdotes about motherhood, failures in vegetarianism and crafting struck a chord with me.
  • Jules at Ad Bits. I only recently found this one when Jules commented on MushBrain, but it’s become a regular stop for me. Elliott’s in marketing also so I’ve learned to appreciate commercials more in recent years and I enjoy the funny lead-ups to her featured ads.

Keep up the great work, Ladies!

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  1. August 20, 2010

    Wow! Thanks! {Blush}

    And I won’t mock you for making a TV chart – though I seriously want to! You know, if you had a TiVo or DVR, it would track all that stuff for you! : )

    Bacon is my “Vegetarian Nemeses” too.

    I’ve taken Little Moore to the San Diego Zoo – but I believe that it is a wild Animal Sanctuary, and I know it is connected to the San Diego Wild Animal Park. Check out your zoo’s website… you might find that they qualify as some kind of animal rescue – in which case you don’t have to feel guilty for going. : )

  2. MushBrain permalink*
    August 20, 2010

    You’re very welcome, Carolina!

    I’m probably going to make myself sound even dorkier right now, but I actually do own a DVR. (In fact I had the very 1st DVR which predated TiVo in order to manage this hobby.) The charts are actually a lead-up to my DVR scheduling. With the chart I can weed the listings down to just “my” shows, then determine which ones have to be watched live while others are recorded. And I have a quick reminder of scheduling when everything moves around in the Fall. It’s a process. A rather sad one, but a process nonetheless! lol

    Good point about the zoo. I’ll check it out.

  3. August 21, 2010

    Christa! Thank you so much for the award- I can’t wait to pass it on! Let’s hear it for TV. Obviously, I’m a junkie too as my blog’s whole livelihood depends on it. Community is one of my faves too…. you know it’s good if Chevy flippin’ Chase comes out of retirement for it.
    Thank you again for the award- I truly appreciate it!

  4. MushBrain permalink*
    August 23, 2010

    Jules – happy to do it! I’m looking forward to checking out your picks!

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