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Versatile Blogger Award

Versatile Blogger Award (Photo credit: It’s Great To Be Home)

A couple of months ago, I found myself diving head first and eyes closed into the world of  blogging. My ‘public’ literary contributions up to that point were limited to stale requisite business proposals at work or cryptic social media updates – ah yes, masterpieces that only a mother could love .. well, assuming your mom was also your boss or she actually knew how to use her Facebook account…

Nope, I was a total newbie to this groovy scene. Without any expectations (or even a plan), I decided to share my thoughts, inspirations and my heart.
Two months and a little over 20 posts later … I’m still finding my way and my voice. The best part that I never saw coming were the incredibly talented bloggers I’ve met in this short period of time!

One in particular. An amazing woman and a clever fellow blogger, shareenayoub, just nominated me for…

The Versatile Blogger Award!!

I’m not sure where to begin with my appreciation, but I suspect the best way is a sincere “Thank You” and a promise to keep earning this awesome nomination. Shareenayoub, I am honored and grateful for your support

If you haven’t seen her blog, then you must check out her brilliance:


This nomination is truly flattering … and a little scary because I’m also supposed to share 7 things about me that no one knows (and I had planned to keep it that way) …

Oh well, here goes:

1.  I’m a documentary freak.. My entire Netflix queue is filled with every documentary available at any given time. Pick a subject, any subject. If someone has made a documentary about it.. I’m sure I’ve seen it. (trust me, they make ‘em about everything from sushi to porn)

2.  I love to floss my teeth .. aside from sounding like I’m trying to impress my dentist, at least this factoid is a healthy one.

3.  I went to a fortune-teller/psychic many years ago and still try to recall if any of his predictions for my life have proven to be accurate thus far.

4.  I say a little prayer every time I see an ambulance roar by with its sirens blaring.. someone’s mother, father, sibling or child is in there and … maybe it could help?

5.  I miss school. Yes, a career is nice and pays the bills, but I’m a sucker for education.

6.  I’m a hopeless romantic that hates ‘chick flicks’. Okay, hate may be a bit strong… but let’s just say that I believe a good action flick is totally ruined when they insert a silly love story to attract the female moviegoers. Ummmm, no.  Let me enjoy the hot shirtless leading man fighting off evil (and yes, he should remain shirtless throughout) without the distraction of some random helpless chick arbitrarily inserted into the story for no particular reason than to distract him from saving the world… without his shirt.

7. I know almost every word to almost every cheesy eighties pop song in existence and will happily sing along whenever and wherever I hear one…until someone asks me to do karaoke. That’s where I draw the line.

Thanks for letting me (over)share.

Please check out these amazing, entertaining and equally versatile blogs – they all rock and deserve this honor:

1.  You’re Just a Dumbass

2.  Word Musing

3.  The Return of the Modern Philosopher

4.  I am Marcello

5.  Miles to go before I sleep

6.  Professions of a Paranoid Perfectionist

7.  Sex and the Shameless

8.  hastywords

9.  Prego and the Loon

10. HarsH ReaLiTy

11. Maggie Mae I just Say This

12. The Grimm Report

13.  A Place of Inspiration

14.  Reasonably Ludicrous

15.  thejournalfiles



The Poker Player

He sits down at the table with unparalleled confidence
His wits as sharp as blades,
his skills finely tuned and his stacks
piled high before him,
failure isn’t an option
or even a passing thought

This early in the game,
Clubs are all he seeks
He dances with delight as the flop promises the thrill he eagerly awaits…

He grunts in disbelief
the thrill was fleeting,
the cost only minor.

Next hand.

Diamonds… he recalls the advice
from a seasoned shark
Diamonds melt the icy gaze of his elusive adversaries
the toughest read is now transparent,
all he has to do is lead the hand
and close the deal…

He sinks into his chair.
It seemed so promising,
so real,
so close
His stacks dwindling – he’s not done.

Next hand.

His wisdom now emerges – replete with cynicism
New strategy…every expression
carefully calculated and deliberately devoid of expression


He sets out to diminish his previous setback in Spades


He’s patient and floats around the turn…

But now he couldn’t tell
He stares woefully at his Bachelor Hand…

His well-crafted strategy, pulled from his hands and promptly discarded

Final hand.

Contemplation now replaces impetuousness
Focus now replaces impatience
Understanding now replaces irrationality
Drawing from a wealth of experience … but limited reserves

He is playing with Hearts now,
the risk is greater – so is the reward

he glides down the river
and finally enjoys
the intoxicating thrill of this game…

He won…
her heart

… with pure luck.



An Open Letter to a Former Companion

Dear Money –

I miss you.

Seems like its been so long since you and I were close.  I  guess with all the fun we had, I’d hoped you and I would be in it for the long  haul.. So many dreams, hopes and plans for the future.  I always assumed that I  could take care of you so you would grow and mature.

I wondered if you were afraid of commitment when you thought I was using  you.  Granted, I may have been careless with you at times, but I was naive and  spontaneous.   I truly believed you would be around forever… Foolish I know.   If you give me another chance, I promise to keep you  around more.

Don’t be a stranger.    xxoo


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