Call me lazy…

once again, two of you were so kind to honor me with Blog Awards… my Treasure Chest says thank you and so do i.

Luggage Lady sent me this wonderful award:

Sreejit Poole sent me this beautiful one:

this is really sweet… you guys rock! it is great to know you enjoy my ramblings! 😉

you all know me… i’m lazy and i don’t hide it.
instead of going through the motions of the whole award ceremonies, i once again decided to bend the rules.
complaints may be voiced – i will make sure to kindly smile and nod while pretending to listen.

some blogs i can’t get enough of that you should definitely check out are:

Right to Bitch (charming and witty, with more than a pinch of great humor)
Brain Jar (wonderful poetry, i am always amazed by the images he creates)
One Mere Mortal (poetry; short, precise and mind-blowing)
Symbols in my Head  (i can’t get enough of his words)
Festival King (beautiful, beautiful work)
The Noise of Silence (word artist)

… very, very talented writers.
(the awards are yours for the taking, guys, should you run across this post!)

i decided to share 7 random facts about myself though… just because it’s fun.

1. i own a batman costume.

2. i read ‘lord of the rings’ once a year (just to make sure i didn’t miss anything… and, well… because it’s awesome).

3. i love to sleep… though it seems i never do.

4. french fries with vinegar and mayo = heaven.

5. most ideas strike me either in the shower or on the toilet (probably shouldn’t have shared this one…).

6. i hate clothes shopping.

7. i love gravy. if i could bathe in it, i would.

… thanks for taking the time to read this – and once again, thanks for being so thoughtful as to honor me with these awards.
now, call me lazy…
if you wish. 😉

Worthy Symbols

… another fantastic site made it to my ‘Brilliant Blogs’ Section today.
Mr. David Chamberlain Jr.’s

Symbols In My Head.

such stunning poetry and prose, filled to the brim with rich imagery and wonderful word constellations.
pay him a visit and let his words slowly dissolve on your tongue.
what a delicious delight.

Dear Melted Cheese,

i have to resist the urge to squeal with joy every time we meet.

you’re so delicious, i wish i could eat a ton of you and not get nauseous.
i like you best a little burnt – sometimes i provoke this particular consistency just by putting a slice of you in the microwave.
the outcome… a feast for my senses. mmmh.

you are awesome.
stay as you are… and be sure, you will have a devoted fan – as long as my cholesterol allows it.

thank you,
an admirer


I don’t like to reblog things other people wrote.
However, I will make (kind of) an exception today.

Someone created something beautiful.
Something very beautiful… and it would be a shame if I didn’t share this.

Adam S. wrote an enticing, powerful story… raw emotion, brilliantly written. Go and devour it… Part 1 to 4.
I did.

The Conductor of an Aggressive Symphony

I hope it will leave you as speechless and amazingly overwhelmed as it left me.
Enjoy… You’re in for a treat!
Such a beautiful, beautiful piece.

Accepting A(aww)wards (yes, i cheated!)

well, i put this off for a long while… and i think it’s finally time to do this. my conscience says so – i better listen.
i will not do the usual survey thing as expected (i know, i’m a cheater!)… i just want to thank the ones who nominated me.

first and foremost, i use this blog (and my other one) to sort through the sometimes organized, sometimes overwhelming chaos in my head. it is a great feeling to let go… and i love it when it’s not so crowded up there.
it is still a little hard to believe that you guys actually like what i have to say – you surprise me… and i am very thankful. (go ahead and picture my red ears! be sure they are glowing right now.)

keep your youth forever gave me this pretty one. thank you very much! check out her blog – a ton of beautiful poetry and prose can be found there.

the mysterious “☮♥☆” from sent me this one. thank you so much, i appreciate your kindness. a brilliant mind and great poet.

last but not least, i will cheat again and post this here while i’m at it.
for my second blog Life and other Tales (no grandma-blanket or rocking chair action will be found there – that’s a promise) Adam S. gave me this great award… i will not post the link to his blog here – he will be mentioned again further down. thanks, man!

i decided not to answer the bunch of questions and requests that come along with these awards (yep, lazy… that’s me) – i wrote this to show the people who were so thoughtful to think of me that i DO care.
i will, however, list the Top 3 of my favorite blogs… great writers, great stuff – i hope you will enjoy their writing as much as i do.

1. Right To Bitch by Adam S.
he slays me.
every. time.
if i could tie him down in his chair to write 24/7, i would! he’s got talent, wits, charm, humor and a sharp tongue… what more can you ask for?! i am addicted – and i admit it.
just a piece of advice: no beverages while you read what he has to say. you will be spraying your keyboard and screen.

2. David’s wonderful blog One Mere Mortal.
to describe his work in one word: brilliant.
his inspiring, thought-provoking poetry has left me speechless countless times. go check it out!

3. Bruce’s blog Brain Jar
… has me wanting more every day. such an amazing writer and poet – hats off to him! i am so happy i found his words… and i am sure, you will love them, too.

this is it for now… there are so many more wonderful and inspiring blogs out there deserving to be mentioned here, but you all know it… the agony of choice. had to pick. argh!

i hope you don’t mind that i cheated a little… i asked myself if i was allowed to and found ‘the lump’ attached to the end of my neck nodding. blame ‘the lump’ for this if you want… heh.

thanks to you all for taking the time to read what i have to say… you are awesome.


i guess this day could have been worse.
true, i wanted to clean a little more… what does it matter.
managed to finish my first two stories… the dust can wait.

i don’t know why exactly, but i felt the urge to do something new… something more… and i was sure it would not go along with this blog.
i was right. now that i see them finished on virtual paper, i know why. they look much nicer over there. it just… fits.

i am happy i found something completely different to work on… to think about – right now, where distractions are still so necessary.
most of all, i enjoyed writing my first two ‘babies’. i always wanted to be a storyteller… now, i am. sort of.


now it’s too dark to swing the mop. heh. such a shame…


i am not here.
today, i am a ghost.
wouldn’t that be wonderful?

i could
make a cup of coffee… sit quietly in my corner of the couch, pretending to read… take a shower, translucent.
i am a ghost.
would you mind if i hid? just for one day?
i could
attempt to heal the wounds i gathered being torn apart limb by limb.
i could
not worry… for my thoughts would be translucent, too.

would you miss me?
if i were a ghost?

i am.
i am a ghost today.