The sweetest thing

D: Fresh-picked strawberries, still warm from the sun.

A: Pardon?

D: You were going to ask me what I considered to be the sweetest thing, were you not?

A: Uh, no.

D: Oh.

A: Although, that is lovely, and I do agree that sun-warmed ripe strawberries are pretty sweet, this is just as:Cupcake4

D: Whoa.

A: What?

D: I think my teeth just fell out.

A: Dental concerns from the 1300 year-old?

D: Oi, these are all my own teeth!

A: . . .

D: Okay, that one isn’t, but it was knocked out in a particularly nasty confrontation that I’d rather not discuss right now.

A: Um. . . Can we get back to being super sweet?

D: Certainly.

A: Thank you. Now, to the rules:

  1. Thank the Super Sweet Blogger that nominated you.
  2. Answer the five super sweet questions (below).
  3. Include the Super Sweet Blogging Award in your blog post (above).
  4. Nominate a baker’s dozen (13) other bloggers.
  5. Notify your nominees on their blog.

First, D and I want to send out a huge thank you to Jess at Waiting on a Word for nominating us for the Super Sweet Blog Award. I have really been enjoying her posts and she has a sense of humor and turn of phrase that really tickles my funny bone.

The Questions

D: Wait, I get to answer, right? This isn’t going to be all about you again, is it?

A: (Eye roll) You get to answer too, D. . . Don’t clap, D; You’re 1300 years old.

D: All the more reason to clap, A.

Cookies or Cake?

A: Cookies if they’re just gluten free, but cake if it’s the whole-paleo-hog and grain free (coconut flour cookies are just not the same).

D: I have none of these restrictions and would like both, but I’ll settle for cake.

Chocolate or Vanilla?

D&A: Chocolate! At least we can agree on something.

Favorite sweet treat?

A: Dark chocolate salted caramel truffles.

D: See strawberries, above. See A, I knew it.

A: Did your druid-spidey senses tell you that?

D: I know you’re mocking me, and ruining the English language, but I don’t care. Yes.

When do you crave sweets the most:

A: All the time. Usually at 4/5 when I get home from work and I’m faced with the onslaught of child, cats and things needing to be done.

D: Actually never. I’m more of a savory fellow. Plus, the early dark-ages weren’t exactly rife with sweet-treats.

Sweet nickname?

A: Sweetie or sweetheart. My mom also calls me Katemagerk (the spelling is phonetic; I’ve never seen it written out) but I think that’s more odd than sweet.

D: Can I go with sweetie? Please?

A: Really? You didn’t have a Pictish pet-name? Certainly your mother or Mairead had a name for you.

D: I don’t want to talk about that.

A: Can I call you sweetie-pie?

D: No.

A: Stud muffin?

D: A.

A: How about my little Jammie Dodger?

D: Now you’re just being ridiculous.

A: I know. But at least now you’re smiling!

Our nominees. . .

A: We’re actually going to wait until the end of the post for that because . . . (Drum roll, please):wonderful-team-membership-award

D: What is that?

A: A Wonderful Team Member Award. You know – a team, working together? Wait, what am I thinking? I am talking to the lone druid, the dark master of time and fate. You work with no one; you stick to the shadows, manipulate men’s lives and above all, are alone.

D: I think you’re mocking me. Again.

A: (Snerk). Sorry . . . mostly. Okay, okay – you are working with me now, and I do recall a few team efforts in your storyline.

D: Gee, A, how kind of you to remember.

A: Oh, D, cheer up. We were nominated. People appreciate us, and they’re part of our team just as they – and you – are part of mine.  Again, the rules are simple:

  1. The Nominee of the Wonderful Team member Readership Award shall display the logo on his/her blog.
  2. The Nominee shall nominate 14 readers they appreciate over a period of 7 days, all at once or little by little.
  3. The Nominee shall name his/her Wonderful Team Member Readership Award nominees on a post or on posts during 7 days.

The man with some of the most beautiful thoughts I’ve read, Mohamed at Dawn of Thoughts nominated us for this award and we are honored.

D&A: Thank you, Mohamed!

A: Now, this is where I flout the rules—

D: (Surprise, surprise.)

A: As I was saying, thanks to these two awards, I have a total of 27 bloggers to appreciate. I couldn’t decide who should be nominated for each award, so I am nominating all 27 for both/either. Whichever award they want or have yet to receive, they can consider themselves nominated. If they don’t wish to be nominated at all, that’s perfect too, because I really just want the opportunity to list those people who have either made me smile, been utterly charming/honest/raw/beautiful/informative or simply fabulous. Here we go:

  1. Tammy Salyer/Alternative Reality Engineer http://tammysalyer.wordpress.com/about/
  2. Andra/The Accidental Cootchie  http://andrawatkins.com/about-andra-watkins/
  3. Charles/Legends of Windemere http://legendsofwindemere.com/about/
  4. C.N. Faust http://cnfaust.wordpress.com/about-the-author/
  5. Comfortably Numb/Beth http://comfortablynumb7.wordpress.com/about/
  6. Green Embers/Bradley Corbett http://greenembers.wordpress.com/about/
  7. Scott Barr/Human Writes http://coyotero2112.wordpress.com/about-scott-barr/
  8. Ionia/Readful Things Blog http://readfulthingsblog.com/about/
  9. Isabella Stines http://isabellastines.wordpress.com/about/
  10. Jess/Waiting on a Word http://waitingonaword.wordpress.com/about/
  11. John W. Howell/Fiction Favorites http://johnwhowell.com/about/
  12. Julian Froment’s Blog http://julianfroment.wordpress.com/about/
  13. Kira/Wrestling Life http://wrestling-life.com/about/
  14. Jae Dansie/Lit and Scribbles http://litandscribbles.wordpress.com/about/
  15. Liz Blackmore/Little Box of Books – http://littleboxofbooks.wordpress.com/
  16. Michael Bradley – Time Traveler http://mbtimetraveler.com/about/
  17. Mohamed/Dawn of Thoughts http://moossama88.wordpress.com/about/
  18. Mrs Carlie Lee/Diary of a Country Housewife http://mrscarlielee.wordpress.com/about/
  19. Pamela Beckford/Year ‘Round Thanksgiving Project http://pamela984.wordpress.com/about/
  20. Patty/Petite Magique http://petitemagique.wordpress.com/about/
  21. Sreejit Poole/The Seeker’s Dungeon http://theseekersdungeon.com/
  22. Sue Vincent/Daily Echo http://scvincent.com/about/
  23. The Eye-Dancers http://eyedancers.wordpress.com/about/
  24. Charlotte Carrendar/Charlotte’s Web http://charlottecarrendar.com/about/
  25. Chris The Story Reading Ape http://thestoryreadingapeblog.com/about/
  26. Tamara/TIPPR Blog http://tipprblog.com/

And last but certainly not least, the Community Storyboard, which I understand has had its first posts!! Yay – congratulations!

I don’t always have the opportunity to visit your blogs and comment – I’m still learning my way around the blogosphere, and the focus thing is sometimes lacking! But know I have learned something, gained a smile, been fascinated by or simply felt moved by something all of you have written. You’re all sweet, wonderful, charming and kind. I can’t imagine blogging without you.

D: And while A uses that “I” word an awful lot, I’d also like to extend my thanks. I would have no outlet, and no voice if no one visited or gave her an excuse not to be “A” all the time. Cheers.

A: Well said, D.

D: I have my moments.

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Descended of pirates and revolutionaries, Katie Sullivan is a lover and student of all things Irish. Born in the States, she is a dual US/Irish citizen, and studied history and politics at University College, Dublin – although, at the time, she seriously considered switching to law, if only so she could attend lectures at the castle on campus. She lives in Milwaukee with her daughter, two cats and a pesky character in her head named D (but you can call him Dubh). Her first series, The Changelings Saga, a young adult historical fantasy trilogy is available on Amazon. She can be found writing with said character at her blog, The D/A Dialogues.

24 thoughts on “The sweetest thing

    1. 🙂 I realized that many people are inundated with the award system, so I really just wanted a way to say thank you. I enjoy your posts and your style (plus I learn – extra bonus)!

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    1. You are welcome 🙂 Just wanted to show some appreciation to those who take the time to read this goofy blog in the whole 41 days I’ve been on here!!

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      1. You were the first one to really show some support towards my blog. And I really appreciate that! Your blog is so entertaining! 🙂

        Quick question: After we nominate who we want to give the Sweet blog award to, do we pick a “winner” of who gets the award?

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      2. From what I understand it’s all just nominations – the gift that keeps on giving, so to speak (or a really big chain letter). It can be daunting. In being nominated, we’re all winners, perhaps. I look at it as a way to highlight other bloggers and help drive traffic. I’ve found some really interesting blogs just by clicking on the links of people who have been nominated by someone I follow.

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