Friday, April 27, 2012

Booty: Very Inspiring Blogger

To my surprise, indeed I might say amazement, Susan Ardelie who pens the fabulously entertaining Life Takes Lemons blog rendered me speechless yesterday. She bestowed upon Triple P the VIB: Very Inspiring Blogger award. Now if that don’t beat all.

Once I regained my capacity for intelligent communication, I read over the rules, rolled up my sleeves and resolved that now that someone so generous has given the nod to my work it’s time to do the same. Here’s how this goes: I am to offer up seven random facts about myself and then extend the VIB nomination to seven of my favorite blogs and bloggers. While you may prefer to skip over the first bit, Brethren, stick around for the second which will be an eclectic mix of some of the most interesting, well-researched and talent-filled spots that I’m aware of on the Interwebs.

Indulge me as I begin with the egoism:

I am a demonology nerd. I actually enjoy bending over 15th and 16th century books and cataloguing demons with which I am unfamiliar.

My secret wish is to die in New Orleans, preferably during Second Line season.

I have Menier’s syndrome, which means that my inner ear doesn’t always register correctly and I can become unsteady or dizzy suddenly. The symptoms disappear in a moving vehicle and especially on the water.

The first book I remember reading was Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar A. Poe. I think I was six.

I was an insurance executive in a past life.

My favorite movie of all time is Spartacus staring Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis, Jean Simmons, Laurence Olivier and Peter Ustinov.

I have a familial affinity for corvids, particularly ravens and crows with whom I regularly converse to the utter humiliation of my children.

And now, with my sincerest endorsement and in no particular order, allow me to extend the VIB nomination to:

Munin’s Sketch Blog: Munin is an incredibly talented artist whose work has been featured at Triple P on more than one occasion. It is easy to get lost in the amazing worlds he creates.

The Dear Surprise: The Dear Knows writes one of the most informative blogs on the web. Not only will you learn about Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey/Maturin series, you will indeed be immersed in the era of wooden ships and iron men.

The Horror!? Denis, who was gracious enough to do a guest post for Triple P’s last anniversary, is probably the best reviewer of movies on the web. The fact that he reviews horror, sci-fi and fantasy movies just makes it that much better. Plus, he’s an Eldritch Being so there’s that.

The World of Edgar Allan Poe: I cannot say enough about my dear friend Undine and her ongoing endeavor to expose us all to the truths about the great American genius. In her spare time, she’s a veritable C. Auguste Dupin of the literary netherworld.

Hawkman’s Blog: If you are a lover of comics, New England seaports, tough workouts, appliance destruction and opinion, look no further than Hawkman’s well written, thoughtful blog.

Pirates & Letters: The beautiful work of your hostess Marika is truly indescribable. Her calligraphy and attention to detail are breathtaking.

The Journal of Blue Lou Logan: Lou is someone I truly admire. He lives what he writes, teaching kids and grown-ups about what pirates and piracy were really like while still holding down a day job and writing a well-researched, engaging blog.

Happy Friday, Brethren! I hope that you spend a little bit of it enjoying these wonderful websites as much as I do.


houseinrlyeh aka Denis said...

Aww, thank you, Pauline! I think I'm blushing here.

Capt. John Swallow said...

A well deserved congratulations, m'dear!

BTW, that dizziness and loss o' balance? It's usually caused when someone with an affinity for being on the water finds themselves on land with a shortage o' Rum...a tankard o' Kraken & Orange juice should cure it!

Pauline said...

Denis: It's well deserved, all the more because you threw us a pirate movie today!

Captain: Thankee, indeed. And you're right; a little sea time and a nip o' grog fixes things right up every time.

Timmy! said...

Ahoy, Pauline! And congrats again on the well deserved props.

I can also vouch for all of the seven facts about you and agree wholeheartedly with your choices for VIB noms.

I'll be home with more grog soon, my dearest.

Happy Friday to all!

Pauline said...

I could have nominated another 10 blogs, in all honesty. Hard to choose, but a good group I think.

Now on to tomorrow's post since we'll be gone for the day.

~Applecutie~ said...

Congrat's...and aw, shucks. In response to some revelations:
--I am a succubus nerd. OK, it's a guy demonology thing. I have also read a really cool book about demonology in the Buddhist world.
--Cannot wait for _The Raven_ with John Cusack!!!!!!!!
--First author that made me REALLY get hooked on reading _and_ writing: Ray Bradbury.
--As spiritual animals, I'm friends with the corvids. hawk, not only my avatar, if you will, but my guide.
--Favorite movie? Tough, but candidates would include The Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Blade Runner and...Paint Your Wagon with Lee Marvin and Clint Eastwood.

Le Loup said...


Pauline said...

AC: You deserve it; I am a huge fan of your work and it is always good to connect with a kindred spirit :)

Le Loup: Thanks so much!

Blue Lou Logan said...

OK, so, I'm embarrassed. When I posted "Congrat's and aw shucks," I was unaware that my daughter, borrowing my laptop, had not logged out, and so posted my comment unbeknownst to me, as "~Applecute~." It was me, Logan. Really. My daughter doesn't care a lick about Paint Your Wagon; Lou does. :-)

Pauline said...

Lou, that is the freaking cutest story of the day! I'm sharing this one with my daughters (who are currently hunched over my laptop playing The Sims :)