Celebrating a Year

July 26, 2010

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Thanks to the blogospherific Almondjoycie for nominating me for the Pink Award. To accept I need to list 7 things about me and nominate & link to 10 bloggers. So (trying for quirky things my readers may not know)… 1. I spell my name w/ 2 “n”s – Marilynn. 2. I’m a member of Red Sox Nation. 3. I’m also a Fogao (member of Rio’s Botofogo futbol team fan base). 4. I’ve played in 4 rock bands- guitar, mandolin, violin, accordion- sang too. 5. I write poetry using classic forms so I’ll know when I have to stop. 6. I wrote a piece of music in honor of the 100th birthday of the Tootsie Roll. 7. Words you’ll never hear me say: “No I can’t go, I need to clean the house.” And I’d like to nominate friends whose blogs I always enjoy: Robot Cupcake, Trisha, TimKeeton, buttercup600, Tracy, bkm, Talon, Katherine, Adam, heartspell. Requirements to accept: On your blog: thank your nominator, write 7 things about yourself, nominate 10 bloggers and link to their sites. Pass it on and have fun!

[ps Any of my nominees who already have this award, I did try to check your sites to prevent duplication, but just let me know & don’t feel obligated to accept. I love y’all anyway.]

Written by mairmusic

July 27, 2010 at 10:25 am

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  1. Congratulations on the award! Those are interesting facts, Marilynn! No. 7 had me laughing out loud – you wouldn’t hear me say that either – lol! (And I definitely think the Tootsie Roll deserves a song…and I once wrote an ode to bittersweet chocolate – lol)

    Thank you so much for the award. I’m going to have to check out these other blogs which is always the best part of the award memes :)


    July 27, 2010 at 11:08 am

    • You’re welcome– enjoy the day!


      July 27, 2010 at 12:24 pm

  2. Thank you Marilynn! This award was a welcome reminder that I hadn’t visited your sight in a while and I needed my weekly dose of triolets and sonnets. I also thought of you down in Rio as I’m heading southish to Costa Rica in a couple of weeks with la familia y el novio in tow. I know it’s a far cry, but I still thought of you :)

    robot cupcake poetry

    July 27, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    • you’re welcome! Enjoy Costa Rica– I’ve never been there but hear it’s beautiful.


      July 27, 2010 at 1:55 pm

  3. Thank you so much for this honor. Yu are very kind. As I have already received it a few times, I will put it up on my page, but if you would care to read about me (7 things), here is the link to that post:http://heartspell.wordpress.com/2010/07/16/bits-of-me/
    Once again, thank you for the sweetness. Heartspell


    July 27, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    • Oh, I almost forgot, I enjoyed your 7 things, especially that you play music and sing…I play piano (trying to get better at it) and love, love, love to sing. My husband plays guitar.
      Also here’s the link again, since I for got to leave a space last time…
      Thanks again. Heartspell


      July 27, 2010 at 2:24 pm

      • Happy for all this!


        July 27, 2010 at 2:50 pm

  4. […] so much to Marilynn at Celebrating a Year (https://mairmusic.wordpress.com/2010/07/27/july-26-2010/#comment-1236- Check out this highly talented chica) for nominating my for the One Lovely Blog Award. Right back […]

  5. Yaaayy… congratulations on the award, Marilynn!!!
    Well-deserved for sure!!!
    And it’s great to get to know you a little better…

    Oh, and by the way, for a poetry-illiterate such as myself, the descriptions you have on the right, for the different styles and types of poetry, are a real bonus!!!
    Thanks for sharing it with us… I am learning now :)


    July 27, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    • Cool! I am, at heart, a teacher. I’ve added new links on the RH column so you can check out all my poems in a particular form too. And there are some great “How to writa a…..” resources online.


      July 27, 2010 at 5:10 pm

      • that’s really very sweet and kind of you.. I am gonna be reading those by type now, to get a better idea..
        Thanks again, Marilynn! Kinda excited about learning the techniques of poetry :)


        July 27, 2010 at 9:46 pm

      • learning by doing… that-s what my blog is for.


        July 27, 2010 at 9:55 pm

  6. I am so delighted about this and very happy to read more about you! I have received this several times and did put a post up about it, you can read it here …http://buttercup600.wordpress.com/2010/07/16/pink-rocks/
    Thanks once again my dear friend ~ Hugs xx


    July 27, 2010 at 8:23 pm

  7. Thank you so much Marilynn with two nn’s! I got this award not too long ago, but am thrilled that you thought of me. I was on your my space page the other day and really enjoyed your music, I have to say. Your number five was funny too, although I don’t think you necessarily need the help with your poetry; it is always very beautiful. I love that you write in different styles though! I have been admiring other people’s poetry the last little while and you are definitely a favourite to check out for me.

    Here is my link to my recent list, but as I missed out on the last one, I think I should share one more thing with you. http://krigek.blogspot.com/2010/07/one-lovely-blog.html
    So, #7. After returning from my trip to Africa and having an article published in the local newspaper, the local TV station contacted me and wanted to do an interview with me. I was floored, but agreed to go on air. I was soooo nervous, but somehow managed to go through my live interview pretty well. That was until they asked me to point out on a map where exactly I had gone. They shone up a map of Africa and when I reached out to point out my path my hand shook so bad I had to grab it with the other and do a two-handed point and draw. By that time I had thought I was fine, but obviously still a little star-struck. Ha! The interview was taped by my aunt, who I was living with at the time. I haven’t the foggiest if it still exists or not, but that was my few minutes of fame!


    July 27, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    • Fun– thanks for sharing your 7! Guess I’m late to the party for this award… Do you have a video f your TV spot?


      July 27, 2010 at 9:39 pm

      • I don’t personally have a copy of it, but it might be funny to watch me being shaky quaky nervous!


        July 27, 2010 at 10:12 pm

      • :-)


        July 27, 2010 at 10:35 pm

  8. nice. congrats on the awards…4 rock bands…way cool!


    July 27, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    • Cool & funny too. I never quit my day job…


      July 28, 2010 at 12:10 am

  9. First, let me say, I’m truly proud that you enjoy my poetry…really:) The quality and caliber of your poems, to me , makes your comments and approval highly prized, and I’m tickled PINK that you count me in the ten blogs you mention above…Thank You. I recently received the Pink Award (http://tracyhsays.com/2010/07/16/pink/) a couple of times. Your nomination makes it even sweeter. Thank you for taking your time and reading my work; it means a lot to me.
    Your friend,
    Tracy H


    July 28, 2010 at 12:13 am

    • You are so welcome! Somehow the combination of spiders & potato salad…. ick– I may never eat it again!


      July 28, 2010 at 9:25 am

  10. thanks a lot marilynn. it means a lot to me.
    love and hugs.


    July 28, 2010 at 3:59 am

  11. thanks for sharing these priceless pieces about yourself.
    you are awesome. i love mandolin , music is my life.


    July 28, 2010 at 4:01 am

    • Really– I had no idea! Do you play?


      July 28, 2010 at 9:26 am

  12. Congratulations, Marilynn. I just realized I’ve been spelling your name work. My apologies! … Well deserved award and wonderful photo illustration. I like it . . . so delightfully colorful.

    Jamie Dedes

    August 2, 2010 at 10:29 am

    • Thanks! & no worries– everyone does. The spellchecker even corrects the correct spelling.


      August 2, 2010 at 10:40 am

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