Thursday, May 3, 2012

Crazy Dreams & Nominations

I had this really crazy dream Wednesday morning. It was one of those dreams where I got to play myself in a whole different life with strangers. Dream started out gentle, just a couple of friends playing miniature golf with manicured lawns and spotless clothing. The clouds couldn't be anymore picture perfect and my dream guy and I struggled with my clumsiness while I learned to play. After several attempts, and almost hitting him, I finally hit the golf ball! Then, thunder faintly knocked onto the scene. The clouds became distorted figures of electricity and and hand drawn images.

First it was a whole bunch of lines.


Then a whole bunch of jagged lines.

Jagged Lines!

Finally, a whole bunch of curved lines.

Curved Lines!

Yeah, those drawings were actually what I dreamed of. Then the lines turned into a talking dragon, that looked more menacing than what I drew.

Dragon Lines!
By this point, my hands had permanently attached themselves to the golf club and I couldn't move. The talking dragon lines' voice echoed into the dream land with a frightening prediction of the apocalypse complete with the tale of a demon spawn. That, and there was blood everywhere. Pretty fucking scary because blood in large quantities scares the shit out of me.

I finally wake up, fearing the worst for the day. I have no one but myself to blame for the crazy dream as I drank coffee the night before. I'm a recovering espresso addict, and yeah I don't drink coffee every day, but I tend to drink a cup or two once a month. Whatever prompted me to drink coffee also made me create a handy graph of the situation. 

I went to bed at the 3 mark.

I didn't remember what did though, so I do morning things then I check my email. New comments on my blog (which is super cool!). A couple of new comments on my blog for the last two poems I wrote. Two in particular had a common message: Liebster Blog Award.

Which instantly made me feel like the following picture.

I added the "I Think I'm Cool" part.
This is Binky, the shy panda who has a big heart... to love you
from the My Blue Nose Friends.

The comments were:
Your poetry is beautiful and the way you juggled all those challenges in April is inspiring. I want to give you a little something to show you how awesome you are!
So yeah, go to Dana's blog and check out the awesome nomination post. (Note: Dana writes awesome poetry! Go read it.)
I've nominated you for the Leibster award because I like your poems and how you encourage people to push forward. Here's the link to the original post. Hope you have a great day!
And now go to Jeannine's blog and check out the sweet nomination post. Oh, and also check out her parenting momaikus. (Note, Jeannine also said that I was: righteous and awesome and introduced me to the art of the hangout. Jeannine! I think you're awesome too, I love your blog, and I admire you! Also, thank you for accepting to let me interview you while writing this post.)

Right, so time to pay it forward. Liebster rules:

1. Thank the one who nominated you by linking back.
2. Nominate five blogs with less than 200 followers.
3.  Let the nominees know by leaving a comment at their sites.
4.  Add the award image to your site.

*Note: There is no general committee that awards this award. It's just a recognition from one blogger to another for how awesome they are. Kind of like a really big Internet hug!

My nominees:
Even though these are the top names I could come up with, in reality I want you all to check out a million other amazing blogs. So, I'm going to create an extremely long list of blogs that I'll be updating sporadically. If you don't want to wait till then, I recommend checking out MNINB participant blogs by going to this FB page.

Wow, that was probably the longest blog post ever. Since April is over and I'm going to participate in life challenges versus writing challenges, I'll probably won't update this blog every day. I'll still be chattering on the Internet, like on Facebook and Twitter. See ya!

Edit: May 9, 2011.

Well, this is unexpected. I've received my third nomination via a comment from Ms Meena Rose. The comment:
I traveled and I clicked and I read and I continued to be blown away with all segments of your musings and ramblings. Forget Hooked on Phonics, I am hooked on Sopphey.
You so know what is coming next... Smile, the Liebsters are here

 So now, you must go. Yes, go to Meena's blog and check out the super nomination post, too. (Note, you're going to find a wide variety of posts on her blog. So much to read, so much to swim through, it's truly fantastic.)

Right, so where does this leave me? Am I still going to nominate more 9 more people? The answer is yes. In my search for the origins of the Liebster Blog Award, I found a lot of blogs that that had less than 50 or so followers. I'm going to go on a blog hunting spree for blogs that are either new or have less than ten followers for my next round of nominations. Why? Because I can. Also, it's nice to find a small blog that will rock your world. Stay tuned!


  1. Even though I'm sure it was scary in you dream, your talking dragon lines picture is actually pretty cute!

    Congratulations on your Liebster Blog Award! It is well deserved & now that I'm an email subscriber, I can't wait to read more of your blog!

    1. I thought about changing the purple to a darker purple to make it a scarier dragon, but decided against it. Bad dreams should be outlawed. :D

  2. Congrats! I love visiting your blog to read your poems and articles! It inspires me to write and improve my writing skills


  3. I traveled and I clicked and I read and I continued to be blown away with all segments of your musings and ramblings. Forget Hooked on Phonics, I am hooked on Sopphey.

    You so know what is coming next... Smile, the Liebsters are here:

    1. Aw. Thanks a bunch for this. You're awesome too.

  4. Sopphey -- Thank you for the lovely honor of a Liebster Award! You made my day/week/month with such a sweet compliment! I will definitely be back to read further and add comments, and to check out your nominators' and nominees' web sites, too! I am looking forward to some excellent reading in the near future! Thank you again -- very much! :-)

  5. This is terrific -- but have you considered the importance of the Rhombus? See:

  6. Getting awarded, too, I checked on the origins of the Liebster Award (being suspicious it might be a chain letter scam). It's funny how it underwent an evolution! I found your quote about the "big internet hug". Now I quoted you in my post :)

  7. Hi!
    I mentioned your post "Liebster Blog Award Origin" in my italian blog!
    I'll give you my compliments here because there you had blocked the comments. Bye ;)