This week we’re excited to be celebrating our first month as a real, live blog. Over the past month we’ve had 20 posts, and over 700 views which we’d say is a pretty great start. We started writing this to share stories with one another, but we are excited and grateful that so many of you have found it worthwhile to check in with us. Which is why we’re especially honored that Mack The Writer has nominated us for the One Lovely Blog Award.
The “One Lovely Blog Award” Rules
1. Include the award logo somewhere in your blog.
2. Answer these 10 questions, below, for fun if you want to.
3. Nominate 10 to 12 blogs you enjoy. Or you pick the number.
4. Pay the love forward: Provide your nominee’s link in your post and comment on their blog to let them know they’ve been included and invited to participate.
5. Pay the love back with gratitude and a link to the blogger(s) who nominated you (See above).
- Cammi Pham
- Dani Manning
- Miss Amanda B.
- Clothes on Film
- Dress Me Up Dollie
- Serving Tea to Friends
- A Harmless Vice
- Dinner at Ten
- Read Happy
- Bakery Bingo
Since we are three, it didn’t seem right that any one of us answer these questions. So we decided that instead of trying to find a common ground on these questions, we would take this opportunity to give voice to someone who never gets a chance to speak: The Anger Bridge (You know, the one that leads to the Friendship Shore). Megan interviewed Anger Bridge early last week:
Megan: Thank you for agreeing to meet with me today, Anger Bridge. I know you have a very full schedule.
Anger Bridge: I didn’t agree to meet with you. You come blowing in, thinking I’ll give you an interview because I have nothing better to do. I am very busy. I’m a good guy; I help people get over things, and yet you know who gets all of the glory? The Friendship Shore. Everyone has great time there; it’s so cool. Yeah well, you know who got you there, buddy? I did!
M: Yes… you are a very good guy. Well, why don’t we get this started. How about an easy one to start… What’s your favorite color?
AB: It’s like it doesn’t even occur to people to thank the people who help them. They think everything should come easily, and when it doesn’t, they just don’t try. Imagine if they had to ford the anger river, or jump across the anger ravine? You think they’d all be frolicking on the shore then? Huh, what’s that? Oh, color? I’ve always been partial to evergreen.
M: Ah, looks like you’re a fan of Crayola crayons! Well.. continuing on… what is your favorite animal?
AB: Deer. You know what else. Weasels. That’s all I get to deal with all day. People who have gone and thrown away friendships, not even trying to see things from a friend’s perspective…
M: Maybe we should start calling you the bitterness bridge!
AB: What’s that?
M: Um, nothing… What’s your favorite non-alcoholic drink?
AB: You know what is a disgusting drink? Red Bull. I can’t for the life of me understand why people put this kind of crap in their bodies. It’s practically poison.
M: Okay… well that’s obviously your least favorite drink
AB: No, my least favorite drink is Mountain Dew. It’s garbage.
M: Moving on then… do you prefer Facebook or Twitter?
AB: Does it even matter? They’re exactly the same. Full of people posting all about themselves, making vague references to problems that only they and the person they’re talking about understand, and just generally acting like jerks. Probably half the people who make their way across me are there because of some stupid thing they posted online. Idiots don’t seem to get that what they post there has real world implications.
M: What’s your favorite pattern?
AB: I’ve always been partial to paisley
M: Oh! Okay, yeah! That’s a fun one! Do you prefer giving or getting presents?
AB: You think anyone has ever given me a present? You know what I give? The gift of reunion and friendships made whole again! And yet, has anyone ever said thank you? You think I’ve ever been showered in rose petals? I give. I give because it’s my job t0 give. But I do not prefer to give, who does?
M: So, getting. Alright, what’s your favorite number?
AB: You know what? One. One is my favorite number. You want to claim it’s the loneliest number? Screw that. It’s the only trustworthy number. It’s the only number you can count on to be there. You want someone to give you a hug? Show you support? Love you forever because that’s what they said they would do and then they break that promise like they never even made it and it takes them months to tell you the truth and you knew something was off, but they just kept telling you it was fine and then poof one day they were gone? You can do it all for yourself. My favorite number is one, and if that’s not an acceptable answer, well let’s just say it sure as hell isn’t two.
M: Are you alright bridge?
AB: Yes, fine. Are we almost finished here?
M: Yes. I’ll be quick. Are you sure you’re… nevermind. Favorite day of the week?
AB: Thursday. Because no one ever says that.
M: What’s your favorite flower?
AB: You know, I gave him flowers once. I gave him flowers — carnations, but hey there’s not a lot of money in the providing passage — and I could just see… he didn’t even appreciate it. He was so checked out at that point, it was like I’d done nothing. I did everything for him.
M: Is this about The Friendship Shore?
AB: I don’t want to talk about him. That’s.. well that’s water under the bridge as they say.
M: You just seem really upset…
AB: I’m not upset; are we done here?
M: Just one left…. what’s your passion?
AB: Love. Above all else I believe in love. And philly cheesesteaks made the right way. Don’t even get me started on some of the poor imitations that have out there.
M: I won’t! Thank you.
Have we nominated your lovely blog? Here are the questions for your own take:
What is your favorite color?
What is your favorite animal?
What is your favorite non-alcoholic drink?
Do you prefer Facebook or Twitter?
What is your favorite pattern?
Do you prefer giving or getting presents?
What is your favorite number?
What is your favorite day of the week?
What is your favorite flower?
What’s your passion?