Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Looky, looky! I gots me an Irresistibly Sweet Blogger Award from Girl Friday who runs an awesome blog over at Reading, Writing and Ribaldry. (Thanks, Girl!)

Works, how it does that:

1) Thank and link back to the person who gave you this award.
2) Share four guilty pleasures that you have.
3) Pass the award on to six other sweet blogs.

Guilty Pleasures:

"Rock Me Amadeus" by Falco: The only thing that can make this song any better is a totally awesome video…

Please excuse me whilst I attempt to rap in German.

McDonalds’s hamburgers: Not the Big Mac. Not the Double Double. Not the McRib. Not even a cheeseburger. I’m talking the single patty, one pickle, absolutely no lettuce, tomato or nutritional value whatsoever (as a matter of fact I’m pretty sure they’re made of recycled paper towels or something) $0.89 hamburger. I don’t get them very often, but every once and a while I crave one. I eat around the edge first and save the middle for last. Why? Because it’s all about that one pickle. The law of scarcity in action, folks!

Marvel’s Power Pack: So the big kids will probably say that this preteen superhero series is for babies, but I’ve probably read most - if not all - of the Marvel Adventures: Power Pack graphic novels. I especially like it when Franklin Richards (son of the Fantastic Four’s Reed and Sue Richards) joins in on the fun as the sometimes fifth member. (Though I do think sometimes the writers are trying too hard when it comes to supplying “cute” lines for Katie).

Mindless, repetitive tasks: Everyone else I know groans when it comes time to prepare hundreds of invitations for mailing (a process that involves stuffing, adhering labels, sealing, and stamping over and over and over and over again) or shelving a mountain of books. But I shout, “YEA!” Inwardly, of course, because if I actually vocalized my glee I’d get the look. Don’t know the one I mean? It’s same look you gave the classmate who in high school reminded your teacher about the essay she’d forgotten to collect.

Sweet Blogs:

And without further ado – except to interrupt myself with this parenthetical for dramatic effect – I hereby bequeath the Irresistibly Sweet Blogger Award to the following:

Neil (A Writer, He Muttered): Anyone who posts a Star Trek: The Next Generation clip like every other week is okay by me! (I don’t know how a guy would feel about his manly, manly blog being called sweet. But don’t think of it being said in the girly, “Aaaw, that’s sooo sweet” way. Think of how a surfer guy would be like, “Dude, I just caught a killer wave! Sweet!” Or “Dude, I just found this awesome writer blog! Sweet!”)

Misty (Nothing Cannot Happen Today): Writes good advice like: “Remember. You like to write.” and “Be patient. You’ll get your turn.”

Jen (Jen’s Bookshelf): Extra-points for excellent use of silent-film-era pics!

Claudie A (Claudie A.): Helps me remember the writerly questions I should be asking myself (rather than skipping through the tulips singing tra-la-la, which is what I do most days.)

Aldo (Maledictus): His blog’s in Spanish, and I don’t speak Spanish. But his imaginative drawings of robots, angels, and rabbit-headed P.I.s are pretty freakin’ sweet.

Jose (JAM): So this is my illustrator buddy who I’ve partnered with for a web comic. He doesn’t really post at this blog anymore (since we’ve created a blog specifically for posting updates about the web comic), but there is some really cool artwork archived from the last couple of years. I’ve always admired him as an artist and especially like the posts that offer insight into his process.


  1. Damn you. Now I am craving a hamburger like mad.

  2. Wah, thanks Cacy!

    By the way, I actually rather like the mindless tasks. My mind can wander around my imagination freely while I work, and the results are always interesting. :)

  3. That is like the I Ching of hamburger eating. Brilliant! It IS all about the pickle. Congrats on your award. You really do have a sweet blog.

  4. Girl- Bruhahahaha!!!

    Claudie - You're very welcome. And you're exactly right about mindless tasks, also you're usually allowed to listen to your own music the whole time. Not so with other work tasks.

    Cathy - I always knew one could find philosophy in burgers. Thanks!

  5. Thanks for the shout-out Cacy, it's much appreciated. I should probably point out however that, to date, I have only as yet posted two clips relating to ST:TNG. And they had a book-related theme, so it was sort of within the blog's remit... Let's face it though, there will likely be other sci-fi clips that will rear their heads over the coming weeks and months. Quantum Leap, or BSG, anyone?

  6. Yeah, I know it was just two clips, but I do have this nasty tendency towards hyperbole. I'm down for the sci-fi clips! Keep 'em coming!