Thursday, March 14, 2013

Father Dragon has not Left the Building Yet

It is Friday and it is VikLit's Meme, Celebrate the small things, although some of us don't mind to celebrate big things as well, like being still alive. No small thing at all.

Whenever I complained about a headache, my grandmother's official answer was; "that's a sign you have a head. Be thankful for that." Oh, elderly sweetness in seeing the bright side of things. So honoring my grandmother today I'm celebrating...

1. The bright side of having the doctor sport her harpoon abilities with this dragon is that improvement was significant after the third session.

2. The bright side of being on a liquid diet for 5 days is that I've lost weight around the middle. That should improve my aerodynamic shape, not to mention my flying speed. Sessin believes I'll just find the pounds I lost inside his cookies, though. I told him that's absolutely possible.

3. The bright side of coughing the lungs out is that I have dwarves that put them back as they practice their basketball skills. Besides, doctor said it is a sign worst is over and we're definitively on our way to get better.

4. The bright side of watching more movies in the last four days than in the last four years is that I'm now ready for Alex's Top Ten Movie Blogfest on Monday.

5.  I celebrate all of you, blog friends, who left Get Well messages on my blog these days. Thank you very much!

Also, thanks Murees Dupé for awarding me with the Liebster last week. I really appreciate it. Since this is the third time I got this honor I'm only awarding one blogger, who ironically I had already awarded. She lost all her followers due to a malfunction in her site. It's working fine now and she is more than willing to welcome all her previous friends and many new ones. She's sweet, she's creative and she's supportive. So please pay a visit to Yvonne at Poetry From The Heart.

Only yesterday I found out that S.K. Anthony awarded me with the Sunshine Award that is given to bloggers who "positively and creatively inspire others in the blogsphere." Thank you, S.K!

Those awarded have to answer the following questions:
What inspired you to start blogging? I got bored to talk only with the dwarves.
How did you come up with the name of your blog? I wanted to make clear who I was and what I did. Couldn't get any clearer.
What is your favorite blog that you like to read? Many favorites here.
Tell about your dream job? The one I do now just with a better income.
Is your glass half full or half empty? Half full. Always half full.
If you could go anywhere for a week's vacation, where would you go? The Caribbean
What food can you absolutely not eat? Chocolate
Dark chocolate or milk chocolate? Give me locust, give me frogs, give me anything but chocolate.
How much time do you spend blogging? 1 to 5 hours depending on many factors.
Do you watch TV? If so what are your favorite shows? No TV. Stalking villagers is better than cable.

Now, if you choose to accept it, the award goes to:
Moody Writing
M.J. Joachim's Writing Tips
David Powers King
Alex J. Cavanaugh

Don't you think it fits them? What are you celebrating this week?


  1. It's great that you can see the bright side to everything and I'm glad you're feeling better. You'll be breathing fire again, in no time :)

  2. Lucky you for being able to get such wisdom from your grandmother. The list is a testament to her! Glad to hear the dragon attacking germies are in retreat. May their surrender to healthy blood cells be quick and complete.

  3. I really hope you get back to feeling 100% soon! And I admire that you can see the bright side of things even when you're still feeling sick. I have trouble with that. Sometimes I have trouble with it even when I'm not feeling sick, lol! Hugs to you and congrats on the awards. (:

  4. Looking on the bright side is the way to be, I'm sure it helps you through the tough times. Hoping you are back to full dragon power real soon! Some lovely awards there too, congrats.

  5. Brighter is always better than Darker...Yikes!!

    PS... I think I have answered the question you asked on my "Got Green? Blog O'hop today :)

    In any event, Happy St. Patrick's Dia :)

  6. Stalking villagers better than cable! Very funny.
    Glad the dwarves were able to re-insert lungs. You need those.
    And at least you are ready for the blogfest on Monday. Hope you are back up to dragon speed by then.

  7. Congrats on the awards and glad you're feeling better.

  8. You're a riot, Dragon! It's great that you see the bright side of things, but I sure hope you get better soon and things get even brighter! :-)

  9. Your grandmother gave good advice. :)

    Now go eat some cookies. Dragons need their strength.

  10. No chocolate eating? The horror. But I liked all of your other answers, and your choice of awardees.

    Feel better soon!!

  11. I'm sorry you've been so sick. I love your grandmother's advice - I definitely have to write that down somewhere and remember it!
    I hope you get to eat some cookies, and I really hope you feel better soon!

  12. So glad you're feeling better, Al...and ready for Alex's movie hop too! That was a tough one for me, but I managed to write my post this week...whew!

    Thank you for the Sunshine Award:) It's definitely sunny in these parts (Arizona) so I'll be sharing the warmth in an upcoming post, to be sure.

    You do know chocolate is a vegetable, don't you? No wonder you don't like it. However, I've acquired a taste for this lovely veggie, and it is one of my all-time favs, especially in gourmet cheesecake!

    Best of the weekend to you, and keep staying on the mend!

  13. Great news. The dragon walks again. Where you be without those dwarves?

  14. Glad to hear you're on the mend and feeling better. Some cookies might be just what a dragon for flight, ya know?

  15. Sorry! I thought my comment went through when I notified you, my Wi-Fi's been giving me issues and I didn't double check :-/

    Yay for finding the bright side of things, hope you feel better soon.
    No chocolate? Give it to the Dwarves ;)

  16. So glad you're feeling better dragon friend. Your humor and sweetness have survived this bout of ickiness. Congratulations on your well-deserved awards and very worthy recipients.

  17. Glad you're feeling better! You gave me something more to be grateful diet may suck but at least it's not strictly liquids.

  18. I'm so glad you're feeling better! There's a lot of sickness going around. I myself am just starting to get over my Godzilla Cold. Stay healthy!-- Jess

  19. Glad you're feeling better. :)

  20. It is good to look on the bright side, especially #2. Glad you're feeling better, Al!

  21. I love your grandmother's advice, and I do hope you continue to improve health wise. Thank you for joining in the Celebrations.

  22. Glad you hear you're on the mend. That's very good news. You're probably better prepared for the Alexfest than I am. Have a wonderful weekend!

  23. Al,

    I think I've found it !!!

    The song is called "When Johnny Comes Marching Home"

    Wiki info here:

    Check this out

    Is this the one? Has the mystery been solved :)

  24. Al, so sorry to hear you've been ill. I've been so preoccupied with my own situation I wasn't aware! But so awesome to hear that you are on the mend.

    Grandmothers are the true angels in our lives, and I'm with you on the chocolate!

    You definitely deserve the sunshine award!

  25. Slam dunking lungs... Go Sessin! So glad to hear you're feeling better!

  26. Thanks very much for the award, much appreciated. Hope you're feeling better.


  27. Congratulations on the award :) -- and it is so great to be able to celebrate the little things in life!

  28. Finding the positive in every situation is what I try to live each day!

    I'm stopping by today from the A to Z challenge. Congrats on signing up! Good luck. This is my first year with the A to Z challenge, even though I've watched it grow over the last 3 years. I'm also taking part in the Reveal on the 21st. I'm trying to share some positivity with my #WriteMotivation friends on Twitter (and to help keep me positive in the process)
    Hope to see you around. :)

    Jamie Dement (LadyJai)