Friday, October 28, 2016

Camping Trip!

Ahoy, my good peoples! I do hope that all is well with you and yours, and that the fall colors are setting in to their full extent wherever you are. The ones around my place sure are! Recently, I've been totally absent on all of my internet platforms ('What?' you say. 'I never even noticed you were gone!') Well, the reason for my absence (if you did notice it, that is) was that I went on an awesome camping trip! It was really, really great!

     I got to link up again with dear friends, forge ties with new ones, dance and sing, and even eat vegetarian food! I know, right? The merriment lasted for eight days, and it couldn't have been better. Well, except for the night it rained chilling rain and wet the inside of our tents and clothes, forcing me to seek shelter in a populated foyer for the night... I got a few pictures, though not as many as I ought to have (there was just never a dull moment!). Take a look. I'll share a few.




Just chillin' and taking a drink. And for those of you wondering, the hand sign is the sign of the Three Feathers!




He's here, he's there, he's anywhere: It's the Everywhere Man!!!
Great guy and even greater friend. Hope our paths cross again soon, Christian.




Introducing Señora Laurie, la maravillosa! And the young and tender Ben! Fantastic person. If you don't know her, then you're missing out.





Ain't there nothing quite like a smilin' young'n?





Relaxing by a smoldering fire is the only way to fully reduce stress. They know it.





But only when the fire flames like the mane of the Balrog does it hold you mesmerized.





And joining Senora Laurie are two more increíble women. K. and Isabel!





Nine-square, anyone?





And last, but by no means least, I had the ultimate pleasure of meeting someone who's wonderful spirit even now affects me. Were I to tell you that Cyan Campau has a heart as mighty as a dragon's but as gentle as a dove's it would fall utterly short of the reality. Everything about her radiates strength, peace, and beauty. I have never met her like, and she has left an impression that shall never fade. May we meet again someday, Cyan!



And there you have it. I've been around a little. I may have some other photos somewhere, and if I do I'll try and post them. Those eight days were fantastic. 'Nuff said.


Keep Strong!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Q & A Tag. (Cuz It's Awesome)

Hey hey hey! What's going on, guys? A whole bunch? Not a whole lot? Nothing, really? (That's no good, maybe you should read a book.) Well, here's what's happening with me: The astounding Benita J. Prins (whom any Tolkien lover should check out; her vast knowledge of Middle Earth is staggering. Plus, she's an author.) has nominated me for the popular (except I didn't know about it; don't throw stones at me) Q & A blogger's tag! (Wow, lots of parenthesis there...) Here's how it works:


-Tag the blogger(s) who have nominated you
-Answer the questions you were given
-Nominate 10 bloggers
-Write out your 10 questions
-Let them know they’ve been tagged


Sounds fun, right? Heh. Of course it does. Well, shall we begin?



  1. What do you tend to do when you're bored?
Read, of course! (But you already knew that.) Also, I may go online and read blogs and/or reviews and things of that sort. Also, I'm kinda into movie watching. That's nice.
     
      2. Would you rather be too hot or too cold?

Well let's see. I've been both of these at different times of the year, burning up beneath a blistering sun and chattering to death beneath a shroud of ice. I would have to say.... Being too hot is just too horrible. You can't escape and you get all sticky and...ehk. I'd have to go with too cold.

      3. What was your favorite book as a kid?

Well, if we're talking single books I'll have to say the Hobbit to be honest. But if we could include series (and more than one) I loved the Secrets of Droon series by Tony Abott. Those books are what made me fall in love with reading.

      4. Would you ever go bungee jumping or sky diving?

Um, no. Nope. Nuh-uh. Nien. Never. I like my feet safe upon the ground. Things go wrong far too often for my tastes in ordinary every day life. Something goes wrong that high up and I'm dead. Poor me.

      5. Blue pen or black?

Black. It's more professional.

      6. Which fictional character would you choose to co-author a book with?

Perhaps Galadriel. She's both patient and wise. I think we'd maybe be able to make it to chapter three before our first serious disagreement. Plus, her great beauty would... Next question.

      7. Do you hoard anything?

Candy. Whenever I get candy that doesn't have to be eaten at once I put it away, and it usually stays put away for an indefinite amount of time (sometimes even months). I guess that kinda counts. It drives my folks mad. Ha.

      8. Can you curl your tongue?

........ Yes.

      9. Do you get nervous when you hear noises at night?

Okay, here's the deal: I live in a very...wooded neck of the woods. There're things around where I live that do indeed go bump in the night, and knock on the garbage, and smash on the fence. Sooo...yeah. Sometimes I do get nervous when I hear things at night. *Covers face* But I just....don't wanna be eaten....

      10. What's the weirdest dream you can remember?

Erm... Probably the one where a neighbor of mine wanted me to tile his floor. I have no idea where it came from. The sleeping mind will do things like that to you.


Ha! There we have it!

Now....


I nominate:


Hannah Heath

Cinthia McCracken

Patricia Hamill

Bookidote



I know, that's only four bloggers, but I couldn't find any others in my circle that haven't already done the tag. (What could I do?)



To answer these questions:

1: What is your favorite drink?
2: What is you least favorite book?
3: What's the longest distance you've ever traveled on foot?
4: If you could own one of the batmobiles from any one of the live-action Batman movies, which one would you choose?
5: Would you rather be chased by human eating snakes or human eating spiders?
6: Would you rather have awesome kung fu skills, or awesome lightsaber skills (with a saber included)?
7: If you had to be stranded fifty miles out in either a desert, the ocean, or the north or south pole, which would you choose?
8: What do you consider to be your greatest skill?
9: What's your dream job?
10: What did you think of Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice?

Keep Strong!