Monday, April 25, 2011

Mavs, Please Win & Monday Awards!

First and foremost, I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter Sunday!!

Now for the hard part: I must acknowledge the mind-numbing collapse of my Mavs in Game 4 on Saturday. *deep breath time* Just say it and get it over with.  Okay. With my Mavs up by more than 20 late in the game, Portland came back to win. Oh, Lord, that was hard to think, much less type. While watching what many are dubbing the "ultimate choke," I sat very still, much like the eye of a category five hurricane. By the end of said game, I was left wondering how on God's green earth the Mavs just coughed up a win and a 3-1 lead in the series.

Credit to Portland, of course, but I simply do not understand what happened.  With the series now tied at 2-2, I'm guessing the Mavs will have to battle themselves more so than Portland if they are going to win this series.  They can do it...I know they can. Next game: tonight. *copious amounts of Cadbury Eggs will be consumed*

Monday Awards:

How nice is it to awaken to awards on a Monday? Thank you so much to the wonderfully sweet, funny, and supremely talented PencilGirl, who added some sun to a really gloomy day, actually (hey, sun, where are you? Tired of the cold, now!). Please take a moment to visit her blog and be prepared to stay--it's that enjoyable. :)

The first award is one she created for anyone who has commented on her blog--how amazing is that?! I would like to pass this award to every single one of you! You might already know this, but it's worth repeating: your comments are like the white gravy on chicken fried steak--without the white gravy, the chicken fried steak wouldn't be nearly as good. *Hugs*

There are no strings with this award, except to bring smiles. :)

The second award is the Versatile Blogger Award!

For this one, I did not see any rules posted, apart from passing it along to 7 fellow bloggers.  But, just for fun, here are 5 random factoids:

1. Not a fan of clowns. Overall, they creep me out. My mom dressed me as a clown for Halloween one time.  Admittedly, the costume and makeup looked unbelievable.  However, when I looked in the mirror, I wigged myself out. Never told her that, though. The only clown I ever really liked was Ronald McDonald. Why? Because he's the one with the fries and Happy Meal toys. Duh. Still holds true today, truth be told. ;)

2. Diverse Music Selection: One minute I'm singing Gotta Be Somebody by Nickelback, and the next I'm chillin' to La Vie en Rose.

3.  My favorite James Bond movie is The Spy Who Loved Me with Roger Moore as Bond--it is the very first Bond film I remember watching with my dad. It's a special-memory-movie. :)

4. Sean Connery, however, is my favorite Bond. Each actor to play Bond has brought his own unique flare to the role, but Sean Connery was just...sigh.  I could never quite gel with Timothy Dalton, however.

5.  Dobby: I loved Dobby from the Harry Potter books. I know he annoyed some, but I thought he was such a true, honest friend to Harry. And, um, I cried like a baby at the end of Deathly Hallows, Part I. There, I said it.

As always, I would like to pass this award to everyone reading (I'm such a softy)! ALL of you deserve these awards! Hopefully, they will make you happy. :)


  1. Congrats on the awards!!!

    And I agree with you about Sean Connery as Bond.

  2. Even though I'm not a basketball fan, I hope your team wins tonight :-)
    I agree as well with Sir Connery as the immortal 007. Roger Moore was good, but Connery...dreamy!
    I never thought Dobby was annoying. He's certainly one of the more interesting and unusual characters from the series. Now, Jar-Jar Binks from Star Wars - HE is annoying!
    And congratulations on your award :-)

  3. Shall I tell you why Roger Moore should be your favourite Bond, Miss Virgin? He's the only one who deflowers a virgin - Miss Solitaire in Live and Let Die. And he does it so well that she wants an encore in the morning!

  4. i've never seen any james bond movies -- i am cinematically handicapped.
    and i love dobby! i almost cried at the end of that movie but forced myself not to since none of my friends were.

  5. You have another at my place that I gave you today! :) Go and pick up your award! Congrats on the others that you received!

  6. I love the Armstrong version of La Vie. I'll let you go on the Roger Moore flick being your favorite because of the connection to your dad. Connery is the best Bond.

  7. Sending good vibes so your team wins! See? We're not always rivals! (Houston) My favorite Bond is Sean Connery as well! Congrats on the awards!

  8. Congrats on your awards, babydoll! I agree with you, and I like Dobby.~ ;-)

  9. OT: Thanks. Yeah, there's no one quite like Mr. Connery. *swoon*

    Chocolateangel: Thanks. It looks to be a close one...which means massive amounts of chocolate consumption. I love Roger Moore, I really do, but there was just something about Mr. Connery. Oh! You know, a lot of people compare Dobby to Jar Jar--I don't see it.

    GB: Ooooh, I remember that one! I do love Roger Moore. Frankly, I've always had a thing for Bond in general. Can't blame Solitaire for wanting an encore...and another...and another.

    Aubree: Oh! You'd love Bond!!! Start with Sean Connery, though. ;) I knew I was going to cry at that part--there was literally nothing I could do to stop the tears. :/

    Jewels: Aww, thank you, sweetie! I will!

    George: Totally my favorite version, too! Thanks for the pass. ;) Connery is, and will always be, Bond, James Bond. Sigh.

    Yvonne: :) Thank you...we need 'em. My stomach is churning watching this game.

    Kat: Dobby is so sweet! I wish I had a Dobby...and NOT as a house elf, but as a friend. :)

    Eva: Thank you! :)

  10. Congrats on your awards!!..i also cried when dobby died.. NOT FAIR!!!
    haha clowns have always been creepy to me. Nothing funny about them lol

  11. kitkat; I know! I didn't want him to die!!!!!! And there is really nothing funny about a clown--they freak me out. *chills*

  12. I love how diverse your music is, mine is the same way. I know it's a shocker but I have never seen a James Bond movie, never really got the chance to sit down and watch it from beginning to end and it was too confusing to come in, in the middle. I too loved Dobby, he is my favorite character :D