Friday, May 21, 2010

Paying it Forward- Because It's Friday and I'm in (link) Love

Happy Friday, Friends!

I have So much Love to share today! 

First, I have to catch up posting some (way overdue) Awards I've been lucky enough to receive from many kind, yummy friends...I hope you'll go check their blogs out, make some new friends:

Lydia Kang MD at The Word is My Oyster awarded me:

Lydia is not only a Physician AND writer (and mom, wife and blogger!) but she also is running a generous CONTEST! (see my contest sidebar, or just click her link! Go ENTER now...and good luck!) Lydia's Medical Monday posts are informative and extremely helpful to making our fiction ring true. Her blog is a MUST read for every writer.

I'd like to pass it along to:

Theresa @ Substitute Teacher's Saga (learn all about her recent writer's conference experience)
Laurel @ Laurel's Leaves (as a pro editor, you'll enjoy learning about writing mechanics at her wonderful blog) 
And the lovely Angie Paxton (love me some Angie...and she's got a full out on sub, so go wish her luck!)
Anne @ Piedmont Writer (because she and her blog are lovely)
Mary @ Mary McDonald (always interesting posts)

The sweet Laura Marcella at Wavy Lines for awarded me the Sunshine Award:
Laura's a sunshiny person, and her blog is a LOT of fun! I adore her.

I'm giving it to:
SarahJayne @ Writing in the Wilderness
Jem @ Can I Get a Side of Reality With That?
Nicole @ One Significant Moment at a Time
Shannon O'Donnell
Jai Josh
VR Barkowski

I received the the yummy Sugar Doll Award from the always funny T.J. Carson

T.J. is a LOT of fun, go check it! 

 and I'm passing it on to:
DL Hammons of Cruising Altitude  (you know you're a sugar doll to us, DL)

My dear friend, Anne @ Piedmont Writer gifted me with the BFF Award!

I wish we really were dressed up in our Sunday hats and sharing a cocktail right now! You know I adore you, Anne.

I'd like to pass it on to:
Jadee Morgan ...Go ENTER her CONTEST!
Portia @ Portia Sisco

Clara from Pinches of Madness awarded me with this pretty Happiness Award:

I'm supposed to list 10 Things that make me HAPPY. I can do that! In no particular order:

1) my bichon
2) my husband
3) hearing my kid sing around the house (even off-key) and her laughter
4) Food: especially: bread and butter pickles, dark chocolate covered pretzels, coffee, lobster and champagne, tomato sandwiches (w/ hellman's [sp?] mayo) and sweet tea
5) the beach and sunshine
6) twinkle lights and fireflies
7) friends, especially when they make me laugh
8) a good book
9) traveling/adventure
10) Disney World

I'd like to pass it on to:
Amy @ She Writes
Tahereh @ Grab a Pen - Check out her Brain Imploding CONTEST!!
and to...the awesome B.MillerB. Miller who not only makes me HAPPY is running a PAY IT FORWARD CONTEST!! Please go check it out! It's truly special.

Whew! *wipes brow* That's a lot of linkage! I probably forgot some awards...I'm sorry. I try to keep track, I really do. Please know that I'm grateful for each of you

On another note: If I am not visiting your blog or following you, please let me know!
Some of you don't have working links to your little icon for me to follow you back to your blog.

Happy Weekend and Happy Writing!
Off to do my weekend frolicking...



Shannon O'Donnell said...

Look at all that pretty blog love! Thanks so much for including me. The Sunshine Award is my very favorite one - it's yellow (my favorite color) and screams happy!! :-)

Courtney Barr - The Southern Princess said...

lol! We both are like minded today in our posts! I left you a blurb at mine and here I come to tell you only to find myself blushing with thanks!

You are too sweet!

Thank you so much for thinking of me and boy do we ever need to non-virtually meet someday!

Visit My Kingdom Anytime

DL Hammons said...

Look at you! All covered up in Blog Love! :) Congrats to you and all of your recipients. And I'll gladly wear assume the Sugar Doll role for you gals!!

And in honor of #7 from your happy list ~

One Monday morning, a man named Richard called a law office and said, "Excuse me, I would like to speak with Mr. Smythe. He's my lawyer."

The receptionist replied, "I’m sorry, sir; however, Mr. Smythe died last week."

The next day Richard called again and asked the same question. The receptionist replied, "Sir, as I told you yesterday, I am very sorry, but Mr. Smythe died last week."

Wednesday morning, Richard called for the third time. He asked to speak with his lawyer. By this time the receptionist had become quite annoyed. She snapped. "Sir," she yelled, "I keep telling you, your lawyer died last week. Why do you keep calling?!!"

Richard laughed. "Because I just love hearing it!"

Lisa_Gibson said...

Aww nice! Congrats on awards. I love The Cure too. Happy Friday!

Jaydee Morgan said...

Congrats on all your well deserved awards and thanks for thinking of me :)

I'm off to check out some unknown links - thanks for sharing!

The Alliterative Allomorph said...

Oh thanks Lola! That's so sweet! :)
I LOVE the CURE! You have a great weekend! xx

Candyland said...

Aww thanks soooooo much!!!!!!!!!! Happy weekend:)

Aubrie said...

Have a great weekend, congrats on all of your awards :)

Old Kitty said...

Congratulations with all your lovely awards!!! I hope you enjoy your ten things that make you happy forever and ever!!

have a great friday and weekend too!!

take care

Summer said...

Thanks, Lola! You deserve all these awards and more!!!

So, since we're like totally BFF's for reals, I can tell you that you were in my dream last night. I was attending a wedding that just so happened to be at your house. You had a huge yard with plant nursery in it and a very lovely house. Also, you were about 5'9, shortish curly dark hair, and you had 3 kids. Silly dream, not fact-checking!

Lola Sharp said...

Aww, Summer...I WISH I was 5'9"! (I bet you had that dream because I was talking about my photo last night?)

God NO...3 kids would put me over the edge! Over. The. Edge. I say.


Lola Sharp said...

DL--GROAN!! ;) Except, well, I maybe would love to call that public admin. dude (I told you about) and hear a secretary say something similar. Not death (cause that's bad juju), but maybe fired. He's evil. Arrogant, icy cold evil.
I do know a couple nice lawyers, though.

Thanks for taking the time to share some humor, Sugar Doll.

Shannon Whitney Messenger said...

First of all--New Follower! *Waves*

I don't know why I didn't find your blog sooner--we follow a lot of the same blogs. But I've found you now! Dun dun dunnnn. :)

Congrats on all the awards. That is some serious bloggy love, and it seems like it's well deserved. I can't wait to read more of your posts and get to know you better. I love connecting with other writers. :)

KarenG said...

Yay for blog awards! Those are some terrific bloggers, too! Congrats to all the awardees!!

Palindrome said...

WOO-HOO!! Thanks for the awards. I'll have to add it to my uber long upcoming award post. I'm so behind!!

Have a great weekend, lady!!

Creepy Query Girl said...

Wow- congrats on all these awards- Thanks a million for mine! You're awesome and congrats to all the other awesome bloggers!

Janet Johnson said...

Whew! That is a lot of linkage. Congrats on all the awards. Looks like a fun blog . . . I'll definitely be back. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You've been hoarding awards!

Elana Johnson said...

Wow -- tons of love here! Congrats on your awards and to all who received! :)

Lindsay (a.k.a Isabella) said...

Yay, congrats on the awards. Off to check out the linkage.:)

Lydia Kang said...

Some heavy linkage here! Are your fingers tired from all that typing?
Thanks for the shout out, though unfortunately the contest is closed. Congrats on your awards, though! You deserve them!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on all the contests!

Piedmont Writer said...

Congratulations Dearest on all that lovely bling! You so deserve each and every one of them. And thank you most kindly for remembering me.

Have a fantabulous weekend. xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Kazzy said...

Have a frolicky great weekend, you award queen, you!

Carolyn V. said...

Thank you so much for the bloggy love!!! The award is awesome! I'm so glad you got all these cool awards, you deserve them all! =) *double smiles* =)

sarahjayne smythe said...

Congrtas on all your awards. They are all very well deserved because, well, you rock. :)

And thank you very much for mine. ;)

Jemi Fraser said...

Congrats on all the pretty bloggy awards :)

Bread & butter pickles? Seriously? Blech! Sorry, but I can't even stand the smell :) My hubby & kids are on your side of the debate however!

Shelley Sly said...

Congrats on these awards, and thanks so much for mine! I love Disney World too... probably to the point where it's way unhealthy.

Have a fabulous weekend!

Lola Sharp said...

Thanks, friends, for your patience with me...I've been SO busy lately.

Alex, I don't mean to hoard, I truly don't. They pile up quick.

Have a wonderful weekend, writer friends!


Mason Canyon said...

Congratulations on the awards, way to go.

Thoughts in Progress

Theresa Milstein said...

Lola, congratulations on all of your awards! Thanks for passing one on to me and giving me a shout-out! And congratulations on all of the new award winners.

Jackee said...

Congrats on the awards. That really is a lot of love!

Good luck with all that frolicking. :o)

Jojomama said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog! (= Following you! (=

MissV said...

I love it when I recognize winner names! Makes me feel like part of the in-crowd!

oh, and THANKS for the Cure video...I needed a little bit of that tonight. I've seen them in concert twice (about 15 years apart....boy, how the crowd changed in that decade and a half!)

Summer said...

I think it was totally because of the picture comment. :-) Sometimes I wish I was 5'9 too...but if I was, then I couldn't get my hubby to do all the tall stuff for me. :-)

roxy said...

Congratulations! You deserve every award, Lola. You are so awesome. Great linkage!

Angie Paxton said...

Congrats on the awards! And thank you so much for mine. The links are great and I'm now an official follow of The Word is My Oyster. Hope you have a great weekend!

Terresa said...

Holy shout out! That's one amazing packed post.

Kazzy is one fine woman. I met her at a writer's conference meet up last month.

PS: Did you hear about Elana J's book deal? Smokin....

Happy weekend!!!

Stephanie Thornton said...

Whew! I think you might have me beat for most blog awards hoarded. And they're totally deserved- your blog is awesome!

Have a great weekend!

Talli Roland said...

Wow! Look at all those lovely awards! :) You deserve them!

Thanks so much for mine, too. Happy Saturday!

prashant said...

Aww nice! Congrats on awards. I love The Cure too
data entry work from home

Talei said...

Me too! I love love love The Cure. big time! :) I esp love your photos of the books and rooms with a view. (sigh). Love your blog, so glad I found it!! Happy writing! ;)

Ann Marie Wraight said...

I tried commenting earlier but couldn't manage to connect at all - so I'll just say this was a very moving post with a LOT OF LOVE! I think I'll finally start my own blog soon as this linky love is making me want to have my own'baby'...I don't have my own blog yet Lola that's why there was no link!

I ADORE THE CURE! God I feel young when I listen to them....have a great weekend!

Jai Joshi said...

Congratulations on all your awards and thanks so much for passing one on to me! I'm flattered.


Zoe C. Courtman said...

Dude. That's a lot of link love! And well-deserved awards :D LOVE this blog - thanks for sharing!!

Maggie May said...

lots of links, so much out there!

She Writes said...

LOLA! Sweet you! Thank you!
I love many of the things on your list. We have somethings in common.

Susan Fields said...

Congrats on all your awards! Lobster and champagne - sounds nice. :)

Portia said...

Aww, shucks, thanks Lola :-)

Tara said...

Congrats! And thanks :)

Elliot Grace said...

...look at you, bagging all the bling! Good for you Lola:)

Alexandra Crocodile said...

Congrats on all the awards! And why have you never told me you have a bichon?! I'm jealous!

JEM said...

You're so awesome! Thanks for the lovely award, I'll work hard to live up to it :)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your awards and thank you so much for that vid. I adore that song. :)

Nishant said...

Congrats on all your well deserved awards
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