Somebody Likes Me!

How do I know?

Because they gave me an AWARD!  Grazie mille!

The awardER?  The magnificent and slightly extra-terrestrial Life of Twenty Four Hours, amateur writer (well, join the rest of us here), electronics engineer and really talented photographer.  Life of 24 Hours’ blog is based on the idea of looking at life as if it all happened in a single 24 hour day.  A day like..Melbourne.  Sunny one minute, pouring the next, and then, just when you’ve bought an overpriced umbrella, whaddya know, it’s sunny again!


The award?  The jaw-drippingly coveted Super Sweet Blogging Award!  Here it is.  Look on what I have got, oh bloggers, and DESPAIR! (just kidding, I feel hyperbolous).


The rules to accept the award are as follows:
1. Thank the super sweet blogger  who nominated you (done)
2. Answer five super sweet (and silly) questions (see below).
3. Nominate 13 super sweet bloggers (ditto)

Here are the five super sweet questions:

  1. Cookies or Cake?
    Neither. I’m trying not to eat sweet things, so I can get rid of my belly fat, and THEN put an ad on google.
  2. Chocolate or Vanilla?
    Chocolate. Very dark. Preferably licked delicately from the lips of a handsome 45 year old.
  3. What is your favorite sweet treat?
    Baklava.  It always reminds of sitting on a Greek bus, driving over hot dusty roads with a box of baklava and the stickiest hands in the universe.
  4. When do you crave for sweet things the most?
    When I see them.  I’m an out of sight out of mind kind of girl.
  5. If you had a sweet nickname, what would it be?
    My favourite one, invented by my most recent ex-boyfriend who is himself an incredibly sweet thing, is ‘sweetpea’.

Thirteen bloggers. That’s a lot. Alright, here we go:

  1. Captain Savage.  CS is my dear friend but besides that, he has an odd combination of talents: he’s an accountant, a poet, a gifted writer and a really lovely bloke.
  2. El Guapo. Because he’s just so nice. He’s always big-noting other bloggers and his polls are so witty! He doesn’t even have to accept, this is just a free gift.
  3. Life is Unwritten.  Unless you’re a budding author. In which case it’s written, re-written, written again from another perspective, thrown in the bin, dragged out, revised and finally put in a box with all the other lives.  Try ‘The Miracle of Math’. Or maths, as we say in Oz.
  4. Jack Cade Reports. I like the restrained irony? of Pre-Apocalytic Romance!
  5. Dylan Taylor, who says ‘Being Human is a funny thing..’. He’s not wrong.
  6. Binod’s Personal Blog.  I like his/her post about grandma, who could tell you first hand about World War 1.  Mr L, consider yourself beaten.
  7. All Men Dream (mostly of moi, needless to say), and btw, Cast the First Stone isn’t half bad (it’s a song, and you have to visit to hear it – best if you persist past the viking shouting)
  8. The GuySam Guide to Happiness. I like his take on ‘what do people see when they see me’.  The thing is, we’ll never really know.
  9. Quirky Uncle. Because everyone needs one?
  10. Becoming Integral, who explains the Muppet Theory (it’s something to do with Marx, or Freud, or, maybe, Sesame Street?)
  11. Humans Are Weird. Do you see a pattern here?
  12. The Lawnchair Philosopher, who says what I’d like to say to my son Mr F about libertarianism.
  13. And finally – Quotes of Clifford O, with the immortal and profound lines:

René Descartes (1596–1650), the French philosopher,  said, “I think, therefore I am” and now he’s not because he can’t think.

HA HA Rene! (and serves you right for being so mean to those dogs you said couldn’t think!)


  1. I’m honored you consider my blog awesome enough to list it here on this list of 13 amazing bloggers. But a caveat: Viking shouting? Nah bro it’s just post-hardcore screaming! 😉

    1. Is it? POST hardcore? So that’s, after hardcore? Mmm. Anyway, after the post hardcore screaming, the song wasn’t bad at all. And I like the sentiment. Sorry, I meant to put something on your blog about awarding you – you don’t have to accept, obviously – but haven’t done it. YET.


      1. Ok I’ll accept that haha. And in musical terms, they’re referring to hardcore punk, so WCAR and others “screamo” bands are post-hardcore. Haha. Trust me, I’m not making this stuff up!

        I’m honored you gave me this award! thanks so much! 🙂

  2. I’m not exactly sure what a ‘pingback’ is, but I’m glad to have been pinged back here!

    Sweet blog. Thanks for listing me as a super sweet blogger to claim your nomination? I’m confused by that, but why not spread the love anyway?

    Also, fart jokes, are, the bomb. *that was a joke*

  3. You see, Rose, you should get extra karma points for being so sweet and generous in this post. Always love to check out your recommendations…..

  4. the award is a perfect description of your blog, beautiful sweetpea!
    And thanks so much for the nod.

    Descartes walks into a bar with some friends and sits a table.
    The waitress comes over, asks if they’d like something to eat. Descartes looks around, all his friends shake their heads no.
    He turns to the waitress, says “I think not”.

    And promptly disappears.

    *runs off to check out the other blogs listed, clutching award before it can be taken from him*

    1. Thanks Carrie. That was aspirational rather than actual, unfortunately – I don’t yet have a 45 year old man whose lips I want to lick dark chocolate off. Sadly!


  5. Rose, another well deserved tip of the hat for you. And thanks from the imagery, i.e. “Chocolate. Very dark. Preferably licked delicately from the lips of a handsome 45 year old.” and “sitting on a Greek bus, driving over hot dusty roads with a box of baklava and the stickiest hands in the universe.”

    And thanks too for the recognition and compliment, and you my dear friend, are an odd combination of talents too: you’re an animal lover, a poet, a gifted writer and a really really unique individual and balances quirkyness, beauty, intelligence and just a little touch of sarcasm, you are a lovely girl :).

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