The Sunshine Award

Thanks so much to Lisa at sheslosingit.net for nominating The Eye-Dancers site for a Sunshine Award!  If you haven’t had a chance yet to check out Lisa’s site, please take this opportunity to do so.  It’s a great, informative, and inspirational place to visit!  (And if you have had a chance to visit her site, I’m sure you’ll be back there many times.)  Thanks again so much, Lisa!

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The Rules:  Post the Sunshine Award image, answer the following 10 questions and note 10 blogs you wish to nominate.

The 10 questions and my answers:

  • Favourite colour: I have always liked the color green–the color of springtime after a long New England winter.  There’s nothing quite like it.
  • Favourite animal: This is very hard, actually.  I love many animals, and I honestly can’t choose just one as a favorite.  I can say–when I was very young, my favorite animals were snakes.  One time at the zoo, when I was about six, there was a grass snake slithering around the grounds.  I bent down, picked it up, and my mother wasn’t too happy about it.  But a zoo worker was nearby and she praised me for knowing how to pick up and handle the snake properly.  I guess that compliment stayed with me, as I’m remembering it all these years later!
  • Favourite number: Twelve!  With twenty-seven a distant second . . .
  • Favourite non-alcoholic drink: Just plain water.
  • Facebook or Twitter: Facebook–mainly because I’ve never had a Twitter account!
  • My passion:  There is nothing like writing something–a story, an essay, anything creative–and having it move others in some way.  If a story of mine causes you to think of something in a slightly different way, if it makes you laugh or cry, if it makes you want to yell at the characters or just sit back and smile–well, that’s an incredible feeling.  I hope The Eye-Dancers does all of that and more.
  • Favourite pattern: I guess I’d have to say the symmetry and design of a tennis court–an old-school grass court on a cloudless summer day.  I’ll take that pattern any day.  (Is that a pattern??)
  • Favourite day of the week:  Saturday, probably.  It’s the day I can sleep in a little and it kicks off the weekend.
  • Favourite flower: The wild lupins that grow along the roadsides in summer on Prince Edward Island, Canada–my favorite vacation destination.   The beautiful flowers turn an already magnificent natural landscape into a palette of vibrant colors.

And my nominees for the Sunshine Award are:

  1. http://theothersideofugly.com/
  2. http://jenniferpaetsch.com/
  3. http://kelihasablog.wordpress.com/
  4. http://lolarugula.com/
  5. http://twentyfourseveninfrance.com/
  6. http://alesiablogs.wordpress.com/
  7. http://cinemaschminema.com/
  8. http://honeydidyouseethat.wordpress.com/
  9. http://oilpastelsbymary.com/
  10. http://fortyoneteen.wordpress.com/

These are all great and eclectic sites.  I highly recommend them, and hope you stop in at each one for a long and enjoyable visit.

Thanks so much again, Lisa, for the award!  And thanks to everyone for reading.

–Mike

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