AND THE FINAL AWARD (FOR NOW) GOES TO

ADDING NUMBER FIVE.   Am sure she has more than 200 bloggers.  I selective obey and break rules as you know if you know me.  Anyway, I think everyone should read The Laughing Housewife.  So I am giving her the award for the benefit of my readers and to promote Laughter.  Life is a major struggle; and for those in the not yet on the downhill slope, believe one who is==it only gets harder, so learn to laugh.  If you can’t laugh you shrivel up and turn to dust.

Here’s a joke from the Laughing Housewife that had me rolling on the floor and wiping away the tears because if so fffffing true.

This is from Michelle in South Africa.

Why the old are rich:

Silver in the hair
Gold in the teeth
Crystals in the kidneys
Sugar in the blood
Lead in the ass
Iron in the arteries
And an inexhaustible supply of Natural Gas.

With it was a cartoon  So here is her link so you can see that or read some of her other posts.

In case you have no idea what I am talking about, here is the original post.  My way of giving a shout out to the other awardees.

Katherine Gordy Levine aka Emotional Fitness Training, Inc.  Bragging, but so grateful to blogger Christine Elaine King whose blog  burningbridges for making me one of her nominees for this award.  Chris is one of the people I met on the Daily Post Challenge.  She is one of a slew of people I met blogging daily and reading what other bloggers posted.  She is also one of those that make be green with envy because her blogs are witty, thoughtful,  impeccably written and I want to write the way she writes. 

The rules of the Liebster Blog Award are when you receive the award, not only do you have less than 200 followers, but is designed because someone believes that you should have more. That, and, you should link back to the blogger that nominated you (yours truly) and nominate five more. Let the nominees know of course that you nominated them.

However, this is this  doing the above is not one of the great commandments.  Pass the award along if you wish, if you don’t, for everyone’s sake don’t.

Here are Chris’s nominees:

Colleen Brown at bikecolleenbrown.wordpress.com
Katherine Gordy Levine at emotionalfitnesstraining.com
Jackie Paulson at postadaychallenge2011.com
Joss Burnel at crowingcrone.wordpress.com
Cecilia G at thekitchensgarden.wordpress.com

Jackie and Joss are well-known to me as they are also people have met through the Daily Blog Challenge.  Colleen and Cecilia I plan to get to know.

And here are my nominees and why:

For at least two years I was flying around Second Life in the guise of Ladykat Tigerpaw.  In between, computer crashes and moves, I lost my password and although I made a few efforts to recover it, I never succeeded and as much as I enjoyed my visits there, it was very time-consuming and one of the things about being 74 is time becomes very precious.  But so are two of the friends I met on Second Life and these two have blogs that give a flavor of the joys virtual reality can offer. I am giving them in the order in which I first met them.

The first is a young man I met on the Teen Grid.  Not sure of his real name, but his Second LIfe name is Daniel Voyager.  He lives somewhere in England.  He is a super bright teen, soon to turn 2o I think, and he has honored me with his friendship.  Here is his blog: http://danielvoyager.wordpress.com/

Next is another Second Life friend.  However, I know her real name. Dr. Fran Babcock. During my last years teachimg  at Columbia University School of Social Work, I ran a support group, and held several conferences on Second Life. I asked some students to join and participate in the support group and conferences. (That created quite a stir among the administration and I was given the freedom to do what I wanted, but at my own risk  and with the rule that I had to make even watching it was to be voluntary.  Sigh.  At least the students who went or watched loved it. ) Dr. Fran was a presenter at the Stigma conference I arranged there.  Here is her blog. http://drfranbabcock.wordpress.com/

Virtual Realities offer an amazing opportunity for interacting with an astounding array of people.  People you would never meet in your real life. I met doctors, lawyers, furries, naughty auties, a wonderful furry, many eager to practice their English,  an acknowledged masochist, teens, poets, writers, dancers, mentally and physically disabled people who for the first time were able to have a social life.  I went to fairs, walked in the sea, flew around the Sistine Chapel, visited other countries, played games, danced, attended concerts, poetry readings, owned a horse and a dog and my own house. I love Second Life and hope some of your who are not so time pressed will learn more about what it has to offer.

My third  nominee is Ayelet.  This young woman has struggled and still struggles with a major mental health difficulty including suicide attempts.  She blogs openly about her struggles and  serves as a model of doing all that can be done to combat life’s challenges.  Here is her blog;  ayelet-helpfordepression.blogspot.com

My fourth is also a Daily Post Challenge Friend.  He reminded me of a young man our family meant when while we were driving the boys to a week a Disneyland and he was hiking the Appalachian Mountain trail from Georgia to Main. Don was  heading north as we were heading south.  We were able to host him when we returned from our trip south and he had made the long walk to New York.   Reading the Daily Post Challenge posts, I met a similar free spirit.  He was a biking the Eastern Sea Coast and I have enjoyed joining him on his adventure.  Here is his blog.  http://bwinwnbwi2.wordpress.com/

My fifth is still be sorted out among many.  As the above noted, I have made my decision.

I want to shout out one other person.   A parent advocate when I first knew her. she continues to pursue being there for parents of seriously challenged children.  She has a blog, but is currently  pursuing her life dream of getting her college degree and not posting a great deal on her blog

So you might enjoy meeting her on Facebook.  She  is one of my Be With Beauty Photographers and is open to meeting Met fans, but mostly there to help parents of challenged children.  She is a single parent who has been there and knows the struggle. Her name is Suzanne Joblonski.

So thank you again Chris and happy blogging to all.

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