Awww Monday's," a post created by Sandee of Comedy Plus. All you have to do is post an image or picture that speaks for itself.
Then visit Sandee's blog and be sure to leave a link to your post, where you will find the code with a list of bloggers to visit.
Every Awww Monday's post is different, so it's an exciting and happy way to begin the week. It's interesting to see what each blogger chooses and how their image or picture will inspire you.
The idea to get to know the people who were visiting my blog by asking questions, worked, but lately, I realized that I was the one asking all the questions.
In the beginning I thought the questions would stimulate conversation and they did, but most of the time it was a one-sided conversation, meaning, everyone was answering my question.
Besides, I've been questioning my visitors for so long, I decided to spice up Tuesday's Question a bit and choose a best answer and the winner would have the opportunity to ask the next week's question and choose the next best answer, and so on...
The first person, and now, co-author of A Nice Place In The Sun, to win Best Answer To Tuesday's Question, was Sandee of Comedy Plus, who asked an excellent Tuesday's Question last week.
This was before I had all of the particular's aired out, meaning, Sandee should have had the opportunity to pick the next best answer, so if our winner from last week's Tuesday's Question would rather not choose who wrote the best answer it will be up to Sandee to decide.
So, are you ready to know who wrote the best answer?
All you have to do is post a picture that makes you say Awww and link your post back to Comedy Plus. Just copy and paste the code beneath your image for Awww Mondays and add the link to your post to the Mondays link list. Then, visit the other blogs on the list, it's fun. - You will find the code for the link list on Comedy Plus. -
Awww Monday's is a great way to start the week, meet a lot of friends, and enjoy a variety of photos.
So, have a good time and enjoy a spectacular day!
She feels pain, and won't forget it.
But, it's alright, she has a place inside.
A special home where she can hide.
And on earth she shares her love.
She looks to heaven for hours.
For the colors in rainbows and the color of flowers.
This is something no one knows.
Except for her which she hides...
In her home deep inside.
It's just something she undergoes...
Hello, and welcome to Tuesday's Question. First, I would like to thank all of you who participated in last weeks Tuesday's Question, asked by Sandee of Comedy Plus and ANPITS who won the first Brag Tag.
Please refer to my apology post for my absence, entitled, Friendship or if you missed last Tuesday's Question, just click the link which includes an excellent question with courageous answers. I hate to have to keep leading you to other posts, but here is the link to the Tuesday's Question that Sandee won, which also explains how to win the Brag Tag and the opportunity to ask the next Tuesday's Question.
All answers will receive a link back to their blog or website, and I must warn you, your answer may be posted at some point, as "Best Answers To Tuesday's Question." However, if you would rather I didn't post your answers in a published post, just let me know in "comments" and I will be happy to respect your wishes. Okay, I'll answer first...and I will announce the next "Brag Tag" winner following my answer. ;)
This bottle is against me, I'm sure of it and I'm gonna open the top if it's the last thing I do, and it just might be the last thing I do...'cause it's the most hostile bottle of pop I've ever bought.
I do not want to mention the brand name of the soda, because it's the bottles fault. Although, I have to say, if I was inside a soda bottle I might not want to come out either.
But then again, I wonder what is inside? Does it have slivers of Gold in it, or what?
I would like to thank my dear friend Sandee from Comedy Plus for posting, asking, and responding to the wonderful comments on Tuesday's Question.
Friendship is one of the most valuable gifts we have in our lives and I am grateful for Sandee's and everyone who took the time to write about the stories of their childhood, which I understand is a gutsy thing to do.
I have been ill, but determined to keep ANPITS rolling. So, for some time, I haven't posted on a regular basis or visited all of your wonderful blogs and I was astonished to be hospitalized on a day I was looking forward to.
It was the first time I have invited another blogger to ask Tuesday's Question, but Sandee is a loyal friend and the first to win the Brag Tag, (seen on Sandee's post.) due to her fabulous answers for many years.
So, I'm sure you can understand how disappointed I was to miss Sandee's post and answer her question and I would like to apologize to all of you for my absence.
So now, I will answer Tuesday's Question, which my dear friend wrote and answered, along with all of you who took the time to visit.
Here is my answer to Sandee's excellent question:-
Hello, and welcome to Tuesday's Question! Every Tuesday, - Or Almost- I post a question for you and I to answer. All you have to do is answer it and I will post a link back to your blog. That's it, except, I must warn you, your answer may be posted on one of my " Best answers to Tuesday's Question posts," at which time the best answer will earn one of my "Brag tags."- Image on the left- and the reader the opportunity to ask the following Tuesday's Question.
But, please do not let the "Brag Tag" or the possibility of your answer being published in a post, stop you from being honest. Because, I promise I will not publish your answer against your wishes, -just let me in comments- and second, I started Tuesday Question to get to know my readers and for you to get to know me all the way back in 2007 and we cannot truly know you if you're not honest.
Plus, whoever wins a brag tag, will have an opportunity to ask me a question I haven't asked or answered yet.
Alright, alright, I know you want to know what today's question so...
It's a hard career, but you're born a Musician, it's really not a choice. I worry about him...I will write a post tomorrow. Thank you for visiting A Nice Place In The Sun. :)))))
And remember to follow your bliss-
WW is what Sandee refers to as a "visual blogosphere phenomenon" and I have to agree. It's an easy and fun way to meet other bloggers in the blogging world.
All you have to do is post a photo, picture or cartoon that speaks for itself. Then, add your name to the WW link list where you will find links to other participants blogs and they can find a link to yours.
Visit Sandee on Comedy Plus for the WW code and join in the fun. Here is my contribution for this week...
My introduction was written by Sandee of Comedy plus, where you can also find the link to add to your post.
A lot of people are participating in WW today, so come join in the fun. Wordless Wednesday is one of my favorite memes because like a writer paints a picture using imagery, photographs, cartoons, and paintings also tell us stories. All art should stir our souls, like Franz Kafka said about books, "A book must be the ax for the frozen sea inside us." I believe his phrase is a great metaphor for all art and WW gives us the opportunity to crack the ice inside us, whether it brings forth laughter, memories, etc...it's up to our own interpretation. So, again, post a photo, that tells us a story or calls forth an emotional response.
Comedy Plus, in addition to all of the bloggers who participate in this fun meme, is the "place to visit for weekly laughs." Created by Sandee of Comedy Plus, "the rules are simple, just have fun."
"Here's how it works, laugh and link up." After you publish your Silly Sunday post, add the link to your post to Sandee's link list, here's the link to Silly Sunday's code on Comedy Plus. and we will share the same links, laugh at each other and make new friends.
Hello, and welcome to Tuesday's Question. I have been absent from my blog for awhile, but A Nice Place In The Sun, will always be here, that is, as long as Google will have me.
I decided, that it would nice to take a trip down memory lane to the funniest answers posted from some wonderful bloggers and friends dating back to 2008/09 believe it or not. I cannot believe how long my little place on the internet has survived and I thank of all of the readers who have helped me keep it afloat all of these years and you know who you are.
I was going to ask another original question but while I was going through Tuesdays Questions to make sure I hadn't posted the same question before, (because I have something like 50 Tuesday's Questions or more.) I found one that cracked me up, so I decided to take a walk down memory lane. http://aniceplaceinthesun.blogspot.com/2008/09/tuesdays-question-when-was-last-time.html#comments
To those of you who are new to A Nice Place In The Sun, here is a copy of what I wrote on the 42nd Tuesdays' Question.
Hello, and welcome to the 42nd Tuesday's Question! Tuesday's Question is A Nice Place In The Sun's way of sharing weekly link love, getting to know my readers and introducing bloggers to other bloggers. I think it is a personal way of learning about other bloggers, much like writing a blog review but with the blogger participating on a more personal level. Because you learn more about the person behind a blog by asking questions that connect people to each other. All participates answers/comments are posted within the Tuesday's Question post on the same day, along with a link to their site, however, you don't have to own a blog to participate. All you have to do is write your answer in comments and I will publish them along with your name~
Now, I'm going to post the bloggers answers, some who are still blogging and others who have stopped. I'm also including my own answer, which I believe is no match for my buddies answers. Keep reading and I promise you will laugh. And please feel free to participate, because what I wrote above remains the same. If I do not respond to your comments it's due to the weather here in south La. We're experiencing the worse flooding we've ever had in the history of our city. So, forgive me for posting so late in the day and if you read any typos. :))
Please keep reading...The Question I asked in 2009 was: When Was The Last Time You Impulsively Did Something Foolish?
I'm working on my final draft of a children's manuscript, so I thought I would just write a short post today.
Thank you for stopping by A Nice Place In The Sun and have a spectacular Saturday!
Forgotten Language, by Shel Silverstein
Once I spoke the language of the flowers,
Once I understood each word the caterpillar said,
Once I smiled in secret at the gossip of the starlings,
And shared a conversation with the housefly
in my bed.
Once I heard and answered all the questions
of the crickets,
And joined the crying of each falling dying
flake of snow,
Once I spoke the language of the flowers. . . .
How did it go?
How did it go?
Hey, it's Wordless Wednesday, one of my favorite memes that I discovered on Comedy Plus, one of my favorite blogs. Wordless Wednesday is fun and a great way to meet new friends. If you wish to participate just publish a photo that conveys a message without using any words.
After you've posted your photo add your name to the link list on Sandee's blog, (Comedy Plus) where you can also copy the Mister Linky's Code and paste it below your photo.
Have fun and thank you for visiting A Nice Place In The Sun.
Happy Fathers Day to every Dad who has changed a diaper, rocked his child to sleep, and will read my children's books when they hit the shelves. Just kidding about the last part of that sentence, (Not really) although I will say if you read to your children the moment they are born, it will enrich their lives and open the door to a world of opportunities.
Alright, I'm getting off track, Happy Fathers Day to all of you fabulous Dads!
This is your day and I hope it's a marvelous one!
I wrote the following story for my father, so feel free to leave a comment about your Dad or about any father you know and admire. Thank you for visiting A Nice Place In The Sun.
The image speaks for itself whether its a photo capturing a moment in our lives or a cartoon imitating us being ourselves.
After posting your image or photo, copy and paste your link beneath Sandee's post on Comedy Plus' list of links then post Mister Linky's code beneath your photo and we'll share the same links. Here's Sandee's link to the code.
I'm a little low on energy, so I ripped this wonderful Kermit The Frog song off of my son's timeline. It touched me and I hope it does the same for you. Thank you, visiting A Nice Place In The Sun.
Have a day full of rainbows.
This weeks question is, Do You Remember Your First Lie? How old were you?
Hit "Read More for my answer:
Hello, and Happy Monday! Please join us for Awww Mondays. All you have to do is post a picture that makes you say, Awww...Make sure you add a link to your blog at the bottom of Sandee of Comedy Plus' post and she will stop by and visit your Awww Mondays image. What better way to start the week than with a smile?
After you post your image, add the code for Mister Linky's Magical Widgets; here's the link: and click on other bloggers links for more Awww Mondays images.
Thank you for visiting A Nice Place In The Sun! :)) Have a super great week!
All you have to do is paste a photo and add a copy of the WW code for Linky's Magical Widgets list here on Comedy Plus, Then, be sure to add a link to your post on the list below Sandee's Photo.
Thank-you for visiting A Nice Place In The Sun and as we say in south Louisiana, "Let The Good Times Roll!"
I think I made a mistake for writing, "Leave Of Absence," especially to those of you who have been so loyal to ANPITS. Yes, I have my troubles like everyone else, and so what if I cannot write posts as often, I can still write words.
I just didn't want any of you to think I abandoned writing on my blog, as so many people are doing these days. I will continue to do the best I can and I appreciate your understanding, loyalty, and friendship.
Lately, I realize how important words are; words are the core of our souls, without lyrical expression we lose sight of one another or worse, ourselves. Words bring forth the essence of the human spirit; it is our fundamental nature to express ourselves without abandon.
Unfortunately, I have take a leave of absence due to illness, but I will be back...so don't give up on me just yet. I have been blogging for a long time and I love many of you and appreciate the years of support, friendship, and laughter. So, I plan on returning as soon as possible and will post some videos in the meantime, I'm just not well enough to write to keep up.
In the meantime, please enjoy the posts I have archived and know I will return as soon as possible.
As always, thank you for visiting and have a super happy day!
Comedy Plus for you wonderful answer to last Tuesday's Question and thank you Ann of Snap, Edit, Scrap. for yours.
Please, if you have the time, read Sandee and Ann's answers to Sibling Rivalry they're simply fabulous and thanks to both of you for participating. I appreciate you.
Okay, this weeks question is:
Do you remember your first crush? Alright, I'll go first...
My first crush was on a boy named Dexter who sat next to me in the third grade and he was fascinating. Dexter had action figures hidden in his desk and maps he drew of oceans, rivers, mountains and streams.
Hello, and welcome to A Nice Place In The Sun. I'm back...but I'm still regaining my sea legs, so I haven't written anything new and I've been worried about it. Then, this morning, I remembered a second grade essay written by my brother David and I realized I'm not the only writer in my family...I mean geez...;)
Hello, is anyone there? I resemble the mouse in this image today. This past week, I've been in bed nursing a sinus infection and watching the ceiling swirl.
I think my bed is floating across the room, but I can barely lift my eye lids, so I'm not sure.
The middle of my nose has grown an inch or two, my forehead resembles Frankenstein's, my eyes are droopy and red...I'm sorry, I'm sure you can relate, after all, I'm not the only person who has suffered from a sinus infection, it's just that viruses love me so much they overstay their visit.
And, you know what? Today is my birthday. Yes, I'm thirty years old today. (A lie)
Yes, I lived through my tender years and now it's time to celebrate. I'm not going to let this virus stop me...No-Sir-Ree-Bob, not me, I'm getting out of bed so that I can resemble the image below instead...
Wordless Wednesday is a simple blog post featuring a photo or image that speaks for itself without using words. If you would like to participate in this fun meme, just post a picture with a thousand words and add you link here on Comedy Plus.
See image below:
I began asking questions every Tuesday since 2007 in an effort to get to know my readers, for you to get to know me and to encourage conversation between everyone who leaves comment, so feel free to comment to each other.
If you write a blog or website I will link back to your site, plus, I must warn everyone who comments, if I like your answer it may show up in a published post.
Although, please let me know in comments if you would like your answer to remain within this post and your wishes will be respected.
Alright, now's the time to tell, Have You Ever Skipped A Day Of School?
I'll be fair and answer first:
So, be sure to join us by posting your own "Awww Mondays" photo and adding your link to Sandee's post on Comedy Plus.
Oh, and here's the link to the Awww Mondays code which is also listed on Comedy Plus along with a fabulous photo. Just paste the code under your post.
The following picture is my contribution:
Click here for the Feline Friday Code and stop by Burnt Food Dude and read Steve's post.
Then, if you would like to participate, paste the code under an image, picture, cartoon, etc...of your favorite cat, kitten or cute photo.
A Bloggers Spectacular Answer To Tuesday's Question: What's The Most Outrageous Experience You've Had With A Friend?
I received one comment to yesterdays Tuesday Question, but after reading Sandee of Comedy Plus' answer it was enough. Thank you, Sandee for sharing your hilarious answer and daily laughs on Comedy Plus.
Please feel free to let us know about your most outrageous experience with a friend by commenting to yesterdays Tuesday's Question. Thank you. :)
I do not want to paraphrase Sandee's answer it, so here it is along with a few images:
As stated in my last post, my computer, "Sam" was admitted to the hospital last Monday for minor surgery. I thought I'd have him home in time to publish a question by now, but that didn't happen. -As it turned out I had to pay a few costly repairs before Sam was discharged.-
It looks like it's gonna be one of those weeks...I had my computer worked on last week and it was doing well until this morning when "he" started having a few issues. I brought it or him, (My computer's name is Sam, he's male.) to the computer doctor where he will have to stay a day or two. I hope he doesn't whine too much.
Yep, it's Awww Mondays again! I love this weekly post from Comedy Plus, "cause all you have to do is post a picture that makes you say, Awww, visit Comedy Plus and grab the code here, paste it within your post, leave a comment and link to your blog post here or on Comedy Plus.
Sound easy enough or did I make it sound confusing? In any event, you have a few links to Sandee's post on Comedy Plus you can follow.
Here's my contribution:
Happy Saturday! One of my favorite movie moments, which for me, includes skillful dialogue, for example, in this film the line, "I can't swim."
Scene from Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid
What is your favorite line of dialogue in a book or film?
Thanks for visiting A Nice Place In The Sun.
Have a fun Saturday Evening!
Note: I'm not sure what it is, but from my side of things, the line I wrote out is not showing up,
The line is, "I can't Swim."
Forgive me if you did not see it or if you see it two or three times. :) Well, I'm also not seeing, What is your favorite line of dialogue in a book or film?
But, I got some fabulous answers...Hmm...Let me know if you see it, o.k?
My stomach felt weak, and I braced myself for what may be a trip to the edge of the world. I gently stroked my son’s wavy blond hair and rocked him against my chest. His hair smelled like the day we had before nightfall...full of sunscreen, salt, and sweat. The droplets of water on his hair gave off the only light, except for the silver fish splashing in the waves and the tiny white stars twinkling above.
We are a part of the stars and the vast sea, suspended on our raft in rough deep water, miles above the ocean floor, and so far from land that we couldn’t see a line in the horizon, or where the sky ended and the body of water began. Disoriented, I prayed I could hold my head up while our son slept on my chest sucking his thumb knowing I would bring him home safely. Nevertheless, all I knew was that I was waiting for you.
Tuesday's Question: "What Would You Like Me To Know About You,?" and, "What Would You Like To Know About Me?"
Hello, welcome to Tuesday's Question. I've been searching for a question all day that I haven't already asked since I began posting Tuesday's Question in 2007.
Over the years, and stretches between posts, I've tried to ask original questions, (If there is such a thing.) in an effort keep the questions fresh, as well as authentic.
Hence today, in keeping with that tradition, instead of answering my own question, I'm going to answer your questions and vice-versa. Make sense?
I hope so...'cause here goes...
Alright, let's see how well I do at clarifying this...here's the first question: "What Would You Like Me To Know About You,?"and, "What Would You Like To Know About Me?"
Some of you may remember a post I wrote in November about a curious neighbor, who pretends she's minding her own business when she's not. I named her Glady's Kravitz, after the nosy neighbor in 1960's situation comedy, "Betwitched," because she will not tell me her name.
If you read the post, "Christmas Down South," you'll learn more about my neighbor, Glady's, who was spying on me while I was putting up my Christmas decorations. The windows are large in my apartment complex and the weather is nice, springlike, so my neighbors have their windows open, which most of us ignore, but not Glady's.
As I mentioned in "Christmas Down South," all people are curious, but southerners are downright nosy, although they pretend they're not. Well, I cannot say all southerners are like Glady's, 'cause after all, I'm a southerner.
It's just that some like to remain anonymous and ignorant of the truth, that way, it's easier to create drama while they enlist their buddies to help label others in their boxes. I think Glady's is the leader of the label crowd, 'cause she has a following of woman who pretend they're "fast walking" around the apartments, when they're really "fast talking."
You see, Glady's is home during the day so she's the one investigating my profile. Well, I guess, she is, I'm not sure because Gladys doesn't associate with me, after all, I'm a box label.
If you like most foods now, what food did you refuse to eat when you were a child?
So, please feel free to respond to each others answers 'cause...it's fun and questions help build friendships. And remember there are no stupid questions, but there are some hilarious and touching answers.
I will add a link to all bloggers blogs, so that others who read your answer will know where to find you.
Comedy Plus, entitled, Awww...Monday's, but it wouldn't have been honest. When you post the Awww...Monday's meme, the photo is supposed to make you say, Awww...
"Awww...Not another Monday..."
I couldn't believe how well this cartoon captures the last two days of my life. I'm always working on and offline, so I'm surrounded by outgoing, incoming, and "in progress" manuscripts, articles, etc...although it's not quite as disorganized (a lie) as this image.
Motherhood is an art impossible to explain, one which requires a vast sea of love, devotion, compassion, and understanding, unmatched by any affection we will ever know again.- Ann Clemmons
Words are the core of our souls, without written, vocal or lyrical expression we lose sight of one another or worse, ourselves. Words bring forth the essence of the human spirit; so express yourself without abandon.
Beatrix Potter’s Journal, 17 November 1896, from the National Trust collection.
Alone in her world
of make believe
weaving her stories
of magic and light
She brings joy
to the eyes
of innocent minds
less jaded and free
For only they know
what's in her heart
holding the secrets
she guards so well
Life's hidden mysteries
belong to those
whose wisdom and truth
shine on in imagination
Written for Ann
Of The Horoscope Junkie
Whenever you feel like criticizing any one,” he told me, “just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.”'
F. Scott Fitzgerald. (Lines from The Great Gatsby)
"A Southerner Talks Music"
"A book must be the ax for the frozen sea inside us."
An author values a compliment even when it comes from a source of doubtful competency.
- Mark Twain in Eruption
"I like a good story well told. That is the reason I am sometimes forced to tell them myself"