Friday, May 13, 2011

Versatile Blogging

I was absolutely tickled to receive the Versatile Blogger Award from the self-monikered Volleysoft at I'm Sew Cheap!!! What a lovely surprise ... :)

The rules of the Versatile Blogger Award are as follows:

Leave a comment to thank the person who gave you the award and link back to them in your post.

Did that already, but once again MANY THANKS for the ego boost!

Tell us seven things about yourself.

Award fifteen recently discovered new bloggers.

Having just moved, I'm continuing to settle in and am a tad short of time. So I'm going to still bare my soul (if not other parts of me!) and I'll award some worthy candidates, but only 5 of each to make things a bit easier all around, okay?

Here's some tidbits about lil' ol' me:

1. I love doughnuts. And now that I have the freedom to eat what I want to when I want to, I've developed a rather bad habit of making a couple of cheap (I tell myself I can only buy them if they're on sale!) doughnuts a very satisfying -- albeit very bad for me -- midnight snack before going to bed. I need to simply stop buying them; it's easier to resist them at the store than it is to shut out their Siren song late at night, when my defenses are least able to ignore it.

2. I am so happy in the
new apartment and love its location near some very cool, funky shops and cafes! I live very close to Depot Town, part of Ypsilanti's Historic District ([ip-sih-LAN-tee], just down the road from Ann Arbor), which has tremendous charm and character; it hasn't been yuppy-fied with hair salons and phone stores and chain restaurants as Ann Arbor sadly has.

3. I'm looking so forward to shopping at the Ypsi Farmers' Market ([IP-see] -- short for Ypsilanti) each Saturday this summer -- it's only a half-mile's walk away ... :)

4. I am sorely peeved at the New York Times' new policy of limiting non-subscribers (a.k.a.: cheap folks like me) to only 20 online articles per month; I think I used up my quota in the first week of April! (Yes, they have bills to pay ... so do I, which is why I don't subscribe anymore. Information should be free to all.) Anyway, it's a new month, so I've got a new start. I'm trying to save myself for the Wednesday food articles ... we'll see how long I last!

5. I finally -- finally! -- saw "
The King's Speech" the other night, and adored it; I think I was the last person in the Western Hemisphere to see it. And to think, I'm a Royal Family addict!!! But I'm also too cheap to pay $10 for a movie, so I had to wait for Netflix; thank you Jeremy for ordering it for me.

And now for the bloggers you should go visit:

1. Go Ahead ... Take a Bite!

TexaGermaNadian: My Life in 3 Countries

Gluten Free A-Z Blog

La Fotografía Efectista Abstracta

Sweet As Sugar Cookies

Have a fabulous weekend!!! I'll have a new feature starting next week: Frugal Floozie Friday. Stay tuned ... :)


Mrs B said...

Wow! Thanks Mary!! What a wonderful surprise! I don't know that I deserve the honor, but I'll gladly accept it! LOL

I know how you feel about the Farmer's Market. Our summer markets just started up again and I have yet to get to them. I told hubby we're gonna make it this weekend for sure!

Thanks so much again for the award! I'll be crowing about it in tomorrow's post!

~Mrs B

Lisa said...

Congrats on your award!!! Thanks for passing it on to me and thanks for always linking up to Sweets for a Saturday.

Jenn said...

Congratulations on the award... and I always love hearing new things about you!! I'm so very happy to hear how excited you are about your new place!!

Jess said...

Awesome blog! Feel free to stop by and follow me back at and also link up with Friendly Friday Follow

Miriam said...

Have a great weekend!! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

keri said...

YM.. your new place sounds amazing, i'm so happy for you. may you be happy there long, long time.

how dare the NYTimes......

i have not yet seen the kings speech, and really want to. so there you go.

how come skinny people can get away with a donut monkey on their back?

blog is looking fabulous and yummy. take it easy. keri

Judee @ Gluten Free A-Z said...

I'm only two weeks late realizing that you gave me the versatile blogger award! ( Somehow I missed it)
Thank you so much. I truly feel honored that another blogger has selected me, especially you because I LOVE your blog!

good luck with the new move..

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