Friday, August 13, 2010


I was tagged by Riyadh who writes the blog A Walk Through My Life from his beloved Bangladesh, and who I call my nephew after developing a closeness with him via blogging. He wrote the dearest thing about me in the post in which he gave this award to me and nine others.

As I have done recently with blog awards I will not tag anyone in particular. Instead, I hope that any of you who are inclined to write a post containing ten things about yourself or to take up the challenge of actually passing along the award to ten others to do so in honor of the marvelous friendships we gain by being a part of the blogosphere. Here are the official rules:

    * Tell your readers 10 things about yourself that they may or may not know, but are true.
    * Tag 10 people with the award, and be sure to let them know they’ve been tagged (a quick comment on their blog will do).
    * Link back to the blogger who tagged you.

Ten things you may or may not know about me:

1. I have an appointment with my orthodontist today. This is because I have worn braces since May 2009 and I have about nine more months to go. I have no complaints about the process, as this is something I longed to do for decades. Adult orthodontia is a real adventure!

2. September 1st will be our 15th anniversary. We are going to a play in Portland on Sunday as an early celebration.

3. October 15th will be my 25th sobriety anniversary. Aforementioned play (I'll post more about it on Sunday) happens to actually be more representative of alcoholism than it does of marriage, so I'm expecting it to be powerful for me.

4. My favorite word is GLOAMING.

5. My least favorite word(s) are those used by racists as descriptors for other human beings. You won't see those words on my blog.

6. I dearly love all of my pets, but I am in love with my cat Willow. I don't care if that seems strange. It is the truth.

7. I do not personally identify much with my astrological sign, Capricorn. But I read my horoscope anyway.

8. Autumn is my favorite season, October my favorite month.

9. I didn't meet my birth father until I was 21 years old.

10. Saturday is the 2nd blogiversary for my other blog, Clutterquake.



La Belette Rouge said...

1. Congrats on your award!
2. Happy anniversary!!
3. Happy sobriety anniversary!
4. Maybe the Twilight authors will come up with a new series called Gloaming.
5. Me too.
6. I am madly in love with my dog. So I hear you!
7. I am very much a Pisces.
8. Autumn is my favorite too.
9. I often wonder what my life would have been without my father in it.
10. I didn't know you had another blog.
p.s. I am in Portland next week!

Lydia said...

La Belette Rouge~ 1,2,3: Thanks; much appreciated. 4: Great idea! 5,6: I feel totally validated. 7: Pisces is one of my favorite signs. 8: Again, validated. 9: Good dad/bad dad? I don't know that part of your story. Mine was a disaster, for all the approximately six hours I spent with him in his lifetime. 10: I need to pay more attention to my reasons for starting that other blog. p.s.: email me your Portland sched. :)

distracted by shiny objects said...

Congrats, honey, and well deserved!!

Friko said...

happy anniversaries, all of them.

Looking to the Stars said...

I loved reading about you! You deserve every award you get and more, you're a delightful person :)

happy anniversary on all of them!

Lydia said...

distracted~ Haven't seen you here for the longest time! Thanks for your visit and comment.

Friko~ Thank you so much.

Looking to the Stars~ What a lovely thing for you to say about me. Thanks much. Now, maybe will you consider taking the Honest Scrap Award and letting me know more about you?

M Riyadh Sharif said...

Sorry for being late!!

Your ten things are interesting indeed. Congrats on both the anniversary ceremonies you are going to have. And I appreciate your sobriety a lot.

The word "Gloaming" is "গোধূলী (Godhuly) while translated into Bengali.

Thanks for mentioning my name in your wonderful blog. It always feels good.

Love from Aunt. Happy blogging!

Lydia said...

Riyadh~ Your comments mean so much to me. Don't ever feel that you are late, because whenever you are here is just the right time!

That is such an interesting translation of gloaming. I think Bengali is a visually beautiful language the way the characters look like artwork. Love to you.

M Riyadh Sharif said...

Looks like there's a word missing in the last line of my comment... There should be a "me" after "from". I'm a fan of "Funny English Error" page in Facebook. I should enlist there this one I guess.


Lydia said...

Riyadh~ That was an easy error to figure out! You know, I never heard of the FB page you mentioned and it sounds like fun. I bet there are some VERY funny errors there.
Love to you too.



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