Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A Prize that is a Surprise

Marina @A Beautiful Hue is a pretty new blogger who is also an artist as well as an art teacher and she just happens to speak and write in at least three languages fluently so I can identify with a lot with what she does. She recently received an award and I was one of the blessed recipients...

If you receive this award, you have to answer the following questions:

Okay, if you know me, you know that this is one tough question, so let me narrow it down to a puppy, a kitten, a tigress, a panda cub, a butterfly, an eagle, a hummingbird, a duckling and probably a few others.
God and His goodness
Caring, compassion, generosity for others and for animals.
Go figure this out... mostly blues even though green is my favorite color.
Compassionate, prayerful, loving.
Here we go again with these tough answers...the whole United States, Europe, Australia, Puerto Rico, South America.
I have many, but let's use the best, "Love one another as I have loved you."
Win the lottery and help alot of people, write a book, become a better and better person.
Keeping level-headed in emergencies small or major (then I can always fall apart afterwards!)

You are also supposed to send this on to seven "young" blogs and seven blogs of wisdom. the nice thing about something like this is that it enables us to get to know one another just a little bit better and these 'tags, you're it' are fun and finally, if you have blogger's block, instead of walking around the block (get it...hee, hee???), you have something instant and easy to post.

Even though some blogs that I frequent have been around for awhile and some are quite young, I like to think that they are ALL wise, so I choose:

Brande @Steady As We Go...

Cathy @A Bit of the Blarney
Amy @A Redeemed Sheep
Lisa @Are We There Yet?
Angie @Can You All Hear Me at the Back?
Carol @Charli and Me
Eddie @Clouds and Silvery Linings
Do the Write Thing
Toni @Fangmann's Fun Follies
Jerelene @Jerelene's Journal
Judy @ Just A Little Something For You
Linda @Linda Lu's BTDT (Been There, Done That)
Wanda @Moments of Mine
My Home and Heart
Bernie @On My Own
Susana @ Para quien pase........ (Lo tengo en espanol si tu quieres hacer esto.)
Lara @Prossigo para o alvo
Rendezvous With Stillness
Joolz @ Simply Joolz
Sara @ So. . . This Is The Road I Am Traveling On
Susan @ susan in stitches
Tamara @Tamara's Treasures
Jackie @Teacher's Pet
Eileen @ Umma's World
Lois @Walking on Sunshine
Diana @Welcome to My World
Yaak Adventures

Meanwhile, back in jokeville, some poor blonds are taking the heat...

Blond Prize Winner
A blond goes to the local restaurant, buys a small drink for herself, and sits down to drink it. She notices a peel-off prize sticker on the side of her cup while she is drinking. After pulling off the tab, she begins screaming, "I won a motor home! I won a motor home!"

The waitress runs over and argues, "That's impossible. The biggest prize given away was a stereo system!"

The blond replies, "No. I won a motor home!"

By this time, the manager makes his way over to the table, and he too argues, "You couldn't possibly have won a motor home because we didn't have that as one of our prizes."

Again the blond says, "There is no mistake! I won a motor home!"

The blond hands the prize ticket to the manager and he reads, "WIN A BAGEL."


Slot machine winner

A mentally challenged blond was standing in front of a soda machine outside of a local store. After putting in sixty cents, a root beer pops out of the machine. She set it on the ground, puts sixty more cents into the machine, and pushes another button; suddenly, a coke comes out the machine!

She continued to do this until a man waiting to use the machine became impatient. "Excuse me, can I get my soda and then you can go back to whatever stupid thing you are doing?"

The blond turns around and says, "Yeah right! I'm not giving up this machine while I'm still winning!"

I couldn't decide whether to go to Salt Lake City or Denver for vacation, so I called the airlines to get prices. "Airfare to Denver is $300," the cheery salesperson replied.

"And what about Salt Lake City?"

"We have a really great rate to Salt Lake—$99," she said "But there is a stopover."


"In Denver," she said.

~~~Lord, thank You for the blessings of the "prizes" we receive in life that have no monetary value whatsoever.


  1. I loved the jokes Marcy, especially the slot machine! I missed you and apologize for not being here sooner! Congratulations on your award and thank you for thinking about me.
    Love Di

  2. These jokes are among the BEST, Marcy! It was good to learn a few more things about you, too.

  3. ***Good morning, Di, good to see that you are up and about today as I am worried about you with all you've had going on...just remember that award is now YOURS!

    ***Hi Rebecca, you need to sneak some info in about you, too, even though these things are not your cup of tea.

  4. ***Ya hoo...I am finally commenting on the comments and all I have to do is bake home made potatoe rolls, pack some more, make some lists, balance the accounts and finances for while we are gone, do dishes, wash the floor, put away clothes, do my bible catch up, etc. etc. On second thought, maybe I'll just stay here and wait for each comment to come in so I can comment back...

  5. Nice post, Marcy! And nice to learn a little more about you!

    It does seem like so much to do before traveling! And coming home seems the same! I feel like we've been going non-stop for weeks now.

    I loved the blond jokes but I won't pass them on to my sister-in-law, she does not appreciate blond jokes!

    Congratulations on your award!!
    I'll have to think long and hard about this one.
    Love to you!,

  6. ***Welcome back, again, Eileen, you were sorely missed. You can always change the blond jokes to brunette, or horrors, even to redhead...how about blackhead??

    Can't wait to see what you do with these questions!

  7. Marcy, one thing I have always known about you is that you are the most compassionate woman I have met....I love how you always remember people in prayer with love and caring. You are one of the good ones my friend and I am proud to call you friend. Thank you for including me in your list of wonderful bloggers.......:-) Hugs

  8. ***Bernie, here is a case of the pot calling the kettle black...YOU are extraordinarily compassionate and caring, my friend and it is my blessing that our paths have crossed.

  9. Hi, Marcy!!!! Congratulations!!! This is so well-deserved!!! And I LOVE your answers!!! I'm in stitches over your jokes...I'll take the trip with the layover for $99! ;-)...Okay, so I'm not supposed to be out and about...I can't remember whether I've told you before or not, but my husband made me promise to only comment twice a week when I returned to blogging this fall...he thought I was spending too much quality time with my laptop...LOL...but I did want to thank you for your lovely words of encouragement, and your delightful verse!!!! Oh, you are so very talented and also so much fun!!! I'm extremely glad to have "discovered" you!!! You are a delight!!! Tomorrow or Thursday, I'll be officially out and about...and I'll be back then...But I did want to thank you from the bottom of my heart...and to send you my love! Janine XO

  10. **Thank you so much Janine and don't worry, your secret is safe with me! Have not noticed you doing any memes so I didn't put you on the list, but please know that anything on my posts is open to all, especially sweet people like yourself.

  11. Agree with Janine, Marcy, you are very talented and I regret not being able to visit each day - alas tiime does not permit these days.
    I would be honoured Marcy if you would agree to take part in the Sunday Roast. Please let me know on email thesundayroasting@googlemail.com
    I think your roast would be a very interesting read ~ see ya ~ Eddie

  12. Hey Marcy! Thank you So very much for mentioning me as one of the recipients of this award :D

    I've missed quite a few posts of yours, but shall catch up soon! Loads of love :)

  13. Hi Marcy...I have had a busy day too, you must be tired from doing that long list of blogs for passing on the award. Thank you Marcy for putting me on that list! It's nice to know you are a level-headed-wanna-be book writer! I wonder what type of book it would be...fact or fiction...a how to or an uplifting self help book??? Loved the joke about the airfare to Denver, that probably really happens!

  14. ***Eddie, you honor me too much, but since I am leaving so soon, do you think it would be better when I get back? I do understand that you are busy and I respect that...all that carousing takes alot out of a guy!

    ***Tranquility, I will be over to comment on your newest post in just a minute...I just finished the potatoe rolls and wrapped them up.

    ***Wanda, incredibly you nailed it...I would like to write on ALL three topics! Strange to me even that I can be so good in emergency situations of life or death or just dire circumstances but yet allow my self to stress over smaller matters like unexpected bills!

  15. Hi Marcy! cute jokes as always and of course thank you for the invite to the questions! Except....all of the answers have already been given hehehe in your post hehehe! I will do my best...hugs...

  16. ***Lindalu, you are very creative, so you will have great answers, my friend!

  17. oh my goodness - win a bagel?! snort - very funny! Thanks for your sweet comment above :-) You are such an encouragement to me so often!!

  18. I love these answers! You are the cutest, you know, Marcy! &:o) And thank-you so much for the tag... Though, when I was a teenager i seriously bristled at being called "cute," I'm tickled to death to get that title now1 &:o) As for wise, I don't know.... I"ll get on an answer soon as I can.

  19. Hi Marcy...I love reading your responses to the memes...
    You are a talented writer...a compassionate and good friend...and I hope that you have the BEST time on your trip....safely there...safely back.

  20. Hi Marcy,
    I loved finding out more about you through your answers. The three words that define you are exactly the words I would have chosen for you, judging by your blog and comments!
    I'm so glad you and your blog came into my life. You were my first follower, and it turned out we have so many things in common!
    Thank you for everything,
    Marina xox

  21. Oh Lordy...I must think before I answer the questions..so I come off "wise"!
    I loved your answers..you always do so well with this sort of thing!
    I hope to post mine in the next day or so!

  22. You are so sweet to include me in your choices for this award. I am so thankful you received it, because your blog is always a blessings. I so enjoyed reading your answers, and I was convinced after reading them, that you are a wise, caring lady.

    I liked the one about the blond winning the motor home. I hope I can remember that one. Once again, thank you for your gift to me.

  23. ***Outdoor mom, you need to be called indoor mom too for all the amazing tasks you undertake and achieve while reporting them all so humorously!

    ***Lisa, I love cute and I have always loved cute, so I'm glad you have 'seen the light' and now appreciate it. Thx for calling me cute, too.

    ***Marina, it was fun to be your first follower and I was so pleased to find your sweet blog...you do a great job!

    ***Jackie, how come you didn't do the meme in your response comment? You like to 'sneak' them in that way and then I can forget later on until your remind me that you did it in a comment!

    ***Pat, you do a great job every time you post, always interesting and you did a good job on the last meme too!

    ***Judy, you are so enormously creative, it is almost like you can turn a pumpkin into a carriage...hmmm, are you really Cinderella's fairy (but the thin pretty, and younger version) godmother?

  24. Good morning Marcy, A trip takes so much work to organize but it's so much fun in the end and especially if it has anything to do with family ♥ Congratulations on your award. I love the meme. It is fun to get to know you better. I will do it but I have to wait until next week. Thank you for thinking of me ♥


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