18 March 2012

An Interesting Question...And Sharing Talent

Welcome, ROW80s...
New visitor Wander posed an interesting question under a previous post...

Here is a question for you to ask on your next post: What brought you to this blog in particular, and why stay?

I had to link back to The Girdle of Melian after watching the video clip Deniz has posted of Blackadder -

And so on. But, in honour of all of us writers, here's Blackadder describing his magnum opus ("Edmund. A Butler's Tale. A huge, roller coaster of a novel in four hundred sizzling chapters. A searing indictment of domestic servitude in the eighteenth century, with some hot gypsies thrown in"), and Baldrick telling of his own 'magnificent octopus' ("Once upon a time, there was a lovely little sausage called `Baldrick', and it lived happily ever after."):
British comedy is some of my favorite.  Take a few minutes out of your day to appreciate....

Komal Lewis tagged me with the Sunshine Award!

Here are the rules:
  • Thank the person who gave you the award and provide a link.
  • Write a post about it
  • Answer the questions below.
  • Pass it on to 10 bloggers who you think really deserve it and let them know

Answer 10 Questions:

  1. Favorite color – I don't have a favorite.  I like them all.
  2. Favorite animal – Dog
  3. Favorite number – 22
  4. Favorite non-alcoholic drink - Hot tea - any kind almost.   
  5. Facebook or Twitter – Facebook.  I don't have a Twitter....really.
  6. My passion – Torah.  Reading and Writing come in a close second.
  7. Getting or giving presents? – I like giving presents, not getting them. I prefer to buy things for myself because I know exactly what I like. :)
  8. Favorite pattern – Uh...pattern? I'm not a pattern person (Are there pattern people?)....I left this answer the same as Komal...pattern people?? lol 
  9. Favorite day of the week – I like Saturday.
  10. Favorite flower – There are a few I really think are beautiful.  Tiger Lilly, Daisy, Queen Anne's Lace (even though it is technically a weed), Impatiens

I'd like to share a video of Asialena, a friend of my son and wonderful performer.  I'm happy to 'plug' this young woman's budding career....

    As for me...betas are coming in and I'm gearing up for my publish date.  It will be a busy week or so!  Have a great week everyone. 

     ~ Nadja


    1. What is with pattern people? you are funny...
      Thank you for the nod! I hope your role out kicks some a**


      1. You're welcome. Your question has had me thinking.
        Yeah, isn't she great? She's a talented young woman and I wish her all the success she can handle.

    2. Hahaha Hilarious! Humor is much appreciated these days. :) Good luck with your edits!

      1. It was a bit long for an embedded video clip...but I had to share it. I had watched it over at Deniz's blog and got such a kick out of it. I'm a big fan of Rowan.

    3. Your son's friend is good. I hope she does well.

      I know you're excited about the release of The Third Fate.

      Congrats on the Sunshine Award. I can see why you would receive that particular award. You kind of remind me of sunshine, always nice and kind and optimistic. :)

      1. Thanks, (((Lauralynn)))! I've been called a good many things....I'll gladly take sunshine. Ha!

        I hope Asia does well, too. She's driven, extremely smart, and her parents are very involved/supportive. I think she'll go far.

    4. Congrats on the blog award, Nadja! And I have to second your love of tea - I can (and do) drink it 24/7, when I'm not mixing cocktails or quaffing glasses of wine, lol.

      Have a wonderful week!

      1. I've been reading all about tea from a book recommended to me by a friend who knows how I adore the beverage. I may even host an authentic afternoon tea. It sounds so fun!

        And, yes. I also enjoy a good glass of wine.

    5. Ref: "Once upon a time, there was a lovely little sausage called `Baldrick', and it lived happily ever after."

      Snickered worse than the Mad Hatter at this one. Priceless.

      Sounds like things are rolling along. Pretty soon you'll have another darling in the world, a wonderful story for reading and enjoyment. YAY!

      1. I got such a kick out of that episode, too. As for the new darling... Yeah, I'm pretty excited.

    6. "Sausage??" I love that line, when he realises he left the word out of the dictionary...
      Can't wait to celebrate your pub date!