Jul 15, 2008

it's too damn hot.

and i realize that hot here in Mostly Smoggy So. Cal is nothing compared to what Jolene deals with, but still. i'm a baby and i don't like it hot or humid, thank you very much.

and where will i be all this weekend?

outside. in the heat. what the hell?!

we have friends coming down for the rest of the week. i'm gearing myself up for battle...
well, possible battle. not with both of them, just one of them.

she doesn't care much for me, but puts up with me because her husband and i have been friends for...well, forever. for crying out loud, though, i met her the same dang day i met him.

oh well.

we've had some run-ins before, and i think she's found that i will push back when pushed.

it's just weird to be looking forward to someone visiting, while at the same time, mentally preparing for a possible battle.

more to come.

in other news....

my girl, Linda, for whatever reason (i think the check finally got there!), has decided that mine is an artistic blog.

oh you.

so - here's the rules:

Recipients of this award must strive to pass it along. Indeed, one good turn deserves another.

(1) Pick five blogs that you believe deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also for contributing to the blogging community, no matter what language.
(2) Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone.
(3) Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given him or her the award itself. (I know those of you Texans won't go that!)
(4) Award-winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of Arte Y Pico blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award which is here: Arte Y Pico

Tug- the girl's got an eye for photos. and she lives in hell, so you know there's lotsa photo ops there.

Susie Q - gaaah. i want a tenth of her talent in the world of photo taking. not only that, but visiting her little corner of the internet is like walking into a perfectly temperate pool...refreshing and restful.

April - my girl bares her heart on her pages. 'nuff said.

Melissa & Mama P - writing is my first love. these two do it professionally, but understand the power of the written word and still manage to infuse their writing-for-fun with humor, pathos (ooooh! triple word score!) and power.

awards are cool...even if i didn't get a dang ribbon at the fair (i've let it go. no, really.), but i think all of us blog because we like it. not because we're looking for accolades.

but they are nice. thanks Linda...and thank you, you, you, and you, lurking in the corner, for reading every day and going on this crazy ride with me...even when my writing is crap.


doodlebugmom said...

Love you too! and your crap! :o)

Jolene George said...

Hot does suck! I hate the heat...and yet I live in AZ. Makes no sense to me. I'd rater live where Susie Q does. :o)
Good luck with the company. Hope the battles are few. Actually I hope for fun and peace. :o)

Melissa said...

Oh my goodness - you are too kind.

Pathos, indeed. Someone was paying attention in English Lit!

You'd better shod your loins, er, whatever, for your weekend!

Tug said...

YOU are too sweet - thank you! Much luck with your company...

(101 here today when I got off work - yucka)

Susie Q said...

You are just too sweet you know that? Refreshing? I am so honored you think that. I truly am awed by your words.
Now, you are artistic and creative and funny and smart as can be...beautiful and yes. You SO deserve this. So there.
Oh, your visitors are him and THAT woman. You tell her you know some people who are not afraid to take her down to the river so to speak...
No one messes with Val unless Val wants to be messed. *grin*

Oh, and I hate heat too. Humidity is one of God's giggles on us. especially on us menopausal women like me. melting is not a pretty sight. I melt a lot these days.

Love ya and thank you dear friend. Oh! Mom is doinbg well. She tires more easily but she is 81 as I keep telling her! Her health seems good and she is sharp as a tack. Better memory than I have that is for sure! You are always so sweet to ask about her. One of the many things I love about you.


skrpndiva said...

Oh poop! I was so hoping that you'd rec'd an award for your photo. That bites!

I'm glad that I don't have to worry about friends coming over ... usually. There are a few I'd rather not have to deal with at times, but for the most part, I'm pretty lucky.

AND, it is friggin' hot out there! It's only July. It's not supposed to be like this until August or September! dang it!