Some Happy Words on this Leap Day…

TrishaDM (aka “At least we made it this far…”) has nominated me for an award!  It’s a very nice Leap Year gift… if there are such things.  🙂

Honestly, there are some days when I’m so focused on the Stats page and get kind of down when the numbers fall.  Then there are such uplifting moments when a note will come from someone or during a conversation with a friend, they will say, “You know, I really enjoy reading your blog!”  (And inside, I’m feeling like, “WHAT?!  You read my blog?!!”)

So, first and foremost, many, many “arigato”s must be given to TrishaDM.  Please take a moment to check out her blog.  Her words always bring a smile to my face and warmth to my heart… am sure it will do the same for you!  She has given me another reason for wanting to go to visit Canada.  🙂

Okay, here are the rules which are to be followed:

  • Nominate 10 fellow bloggers.
  • Inform said bloggers about their nominations.
  • Share 7 random things about yourself.
  • Thank the blogger who nominated you.
  • Put the Versatile Blogger Award picture in your post.

So, I nominate the following blogs, in no particular order:

All these people have probably been nominated for this award and others many, many times… but they deserve them many times over!  🙂

Let’s see,  seven random things about me:

  1. I LOVE popcorn!!  (Okay, maybe that’s not very random… hee hee)
  2. I fell out of a second-story window when I was about two years old.  No broken bones, no bruises… just a very freaked out mother… or so I was told.  🙂
  3. I can touch my nose with my tongue.
  4. I have an allergy to shellfish.
  5. I love the smell of strange things like gasoline and exhaust from taxi cabs.
  6. I used to stand and balance on my dad’s hand when I was very, very small.  (Will have to look for the photo of that…)
  7. The year I turned 39, I felt like I had turned 16 again!  Loving life, one day at a time!  🙂

So, that’s that… guess I need to write to the ones I nominated… off I go… 🙂


8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. TrishaDM
    Mar 01, 2012 @ 04:06:57

    I like the smell of gasoline too… And skunks. I am glad I am not the only one!


    • Birdie
      Mar 01, 2012 @ 15:34:53

      Skunks… really? That’s one smell I can’t get used to… guess it doesn’t help that I only smell that “fragrance” (lol) during my visits to the States. (There are no skunks in the wild over here.) 🙂


      • sued51
        Mar 10, 2012 @ 23:22:14

        I had a friend from England who ran toward a skunk when he was visiting and we were walking in the woods…I was horrified, but he told me they didn’t have them and he wanted to see one close up! LOL

      • Birdie
        Mar 11, 2012 @ 02:10:12

        That’s so funny!! Sounds like the time when my student and I were visiting my family in TN. As we were driving down the road, we smelled one and she said, “Can we go and look for it?” 🙂

  2. Elena
    Mar 01, 2012 @ 07:34:04

    Thanks for nomination! I’m not good with the awards thing. Knowing that you like what I write and reading me is much more than an award itself.

    love & light


    ps- i’m following you


    • Birdie
      Mar 01, 2012 @ 15:37:39

      You’re most welcome! I know what you mean about the awards thing. Guess it’s an easy way for me to share about you and your blog to others. 🙂

      P.S. – It’s nice to know you’re following me… and thank you! 🙂


  3. keith
    Mar 01, 2012 @ 14:12:25

    #5….interesting… Japanese taxi cabs – I like that smell. I can’t even begin to explain it so I hope you understand it. I also like the smell of a kerosene heater, wood smoke, pine or Matsu…so many great scents out there 😉


    • Birdie
      Mar 01, 2012 @ 15:43:42

      Yes, I do understand about the taxi cabs! And wood smoke… I miss that smell so much. The only heat we had in the house in Minami Rinkan was the fireplace and a daruma wood-burning stove. (There was also a gas stove in the guest room and one in the bathroom, rarely used though.) So, the wood smoke smell was a part of my every day during this season… natsukashii ne… 🙂


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