Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Hot Flashbacks, Cool Lemonade Award

Hot Flashbacks, Cool Insights has received a Lemonade Award! The Lemonade Award is for sites which show great attitude and/or gratitude, and this blog has just received one! Thank you, Dr. Deborah Bier of Concord Magazine Blog for giving me this honor on May 12, 2009:

Hot Flashbacks, Cool Insights - our sister (and mentor) in punning

I am especially tickled to be recognized for my (OK, sometimes feeble) attempts to bring laughter to my readers and to lighten up the topics I talk about, especially since some of them are can be a bit on the heavy side. (Lighten “Up” is one of my favorite double entendres, since I think we’re closest to the divine when we’re laughing. In fact, I think a good belly laugh is heaven itself.)

Here are the “rules” for this award found online. You can be certain that I’ll follow them — but only if I feel like it and if it makes sense! Rules for the award:

~ Put the logo on your blog or post.
~ Nominate at least 10 blogs which show great Attitude and/or Gratitude! (Shorten the list and break the rule if ten doesn't work for you.)
~ Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.
~ Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
~Nominate your favorites and link to this post.

Here are my own 10 blog nominees for this prestigious award in no particular order of affection. (I love them all!) Hope I’ll inspire you to play and post yours. Who says David Letterman gets the only Top 10?

1. Vibration Magazine - An 10-year-old ezine turned blog on flower essences. If you don’t already know about this form of “emotional first aid,” click and be amazed. Done with the same touch of humor, wherever possible, that Deborah Bier and her sidekick Donna Cunningham often accuse me of--or award me for. For brilliance in the field of flower remedies, visual bouquet, and petal power.

2. Pop Art Diva - A retro baby boomer pop culture blog by one of the most creative individuals I have ever met, peppered with wit and irreverence. For sharing how she squeezes lemonade out of her life experiences, sometimes with video how-to’s and musical score!

3. The Feisty Side of Fifty - Talk about attitude! A forum for sharing “mature magnificence.” For wit about the wisdom years and great resources to navigate them. Eileen Williams has such a fun blog, twentysomethings might lie about their age to get in.

4. Joy Frequencies - Just one of Susannah’s inspiring blogs, this one is my read when I need an upper. For being an oasis of inspiration and beauty.

5. Martini Diva - It’s Pop Art Diva in one of her other personas. This time she’s making drinks! Her recipes rock, tantalize tastebuds and her free recipe cards are gorgeous and make great gifts. For pouring creativity into a glass and inspiring others to garnish every aspect of life with their talents.

6. Lady Lynn’s Boutique - I have always loved jewelry and the connection to the Earth it brings to the wearer. Lynn’s site “rocks” with many offerings made from semi-precious stones and more. For offering gorgeous jewelry and great gifts at a very reasonable price, presented with love and flourish.

7. Women Over 40 Rock! - A collection of blog posts that are smart, witty, informative and passionate. For creating a rock concert out of women’s diverse life experiences and sharing the great music that comes from knowing the score.

8. Inner Sanctuary - Leslie Smith’s blog is full of spiritual substance and soul food for thought and stellar guests. For creating a virtual spiritual retreat that inspires and rejuvenates.

9. Baby Boomer Knowledge Center - If you were born between 1946 and 1964, you’ll find this site full of versatile blog posts to be the go-to site for the concerns of your generation. For variety in spicing up the senior discount years.

10. My Itchy Travel Feet - I don’t just love Donna Hull’s blog; I love her two-line travelogues on Twitter. Donna specializes in travel for baby boomers. For offering real and vicarious travel with a personal touch.

Blogs are an awful lot like those lemonade stands we cobbled together as kids. We start out as rookies; we hail down passing cars, and pretty soon the initial pity purchases turn into true followers.

Blog on, winners, and thanks for bringing true refreshment to the world.


Eileen Williams said...

WOWEE!! A Lemonade Award! How cool is that? Thank you so much, Joyce, for thoughtfully including Feisty Side of Fifty on your list of recipients. I'm bursting with pride at this juicy nod of recognition and know the others you've mentioned are just as thrilled.
Congratulations for earning one yourself. Hot Flashbacks, Cool Insights is always a source of, not only great information, but thought-provoking ideas as well. Keep 'em coming!

Susannah said...

Hi Joyce, thanks so much for my lemonade award - it is very much appreciated, as are you. Thanks again!