Friday, October 8, 2010

Some General Randomness

First off, I'd like to take this opportunity to remind every citizen of the US who is of age and eligible to register to vote. If you won't be in your area on election day, register to vote absentee. Just to remember, we live in what's pretty much a democracy. (Sort of a democracy. Sort of a republic. Trust me, I've heard of people expound on this. I won't.) Remember, as Shaw said, “Democracy is a device that insures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.” Or, more to the point, to quote H.L. Mencken, "Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard." So, let's vote people. Register, and vote!

Moving on...

I wanted to share two pieces of video phenomenon.

First: Positive Pranking.

I'd like to help this concept spread, and I've already got some wonderful plans to positive prank my local area. Hope you can spread the love in your area. :-)

Also: A new concept -- A Book.

I've recently received the One Lovely Blog Award from Carolyn Snow Abiad. Thanks so much for thinking of me, Carolyn.

  • Acknowledge the blogger who gave it to you
  • Pass it on to 15 bloggers you have recently met.
My list comes in no particular order, but I'd highly advise checking 'em out.

  1. Kate Coursey @ Weaving Colors
  2. Jenna Wallace @ Writing in the Dream State
  3. Karen Amanda Hooper @ * Eternal Moonshine of a Daydreaming Mind *
  4. Roni Loren @ Fiction Groupie
  5. Tawna Fenske @ Don't Pet Me, I'm Writing
  6. Hannah Moskowitz @ Invincible Summer
  7. Stephanie Thornton @ Hatshepsut: The Writing of a Novel
  8. Genie of the Shell @ The Magic Nutshell
  9. Creepy Query Girl @ Creepy Query Girl
  10. Jennifer Daiker @ unedited
  11. Jayne Ferst @ A Novice Novelist
  12. Tere Kirkland @ The Lesser Key
  13. Talei Loto @ The Lady Doth Scribe
  14. Mia @ Literary Toast and Jam
  15. Lola Sharp @ Sharp Pen/ Dull Sword
I hope you all have an absolutely fabulous weekend. =)


  1. Good reminder about voting. It's something we all should do. Not every country has that. My city has a civic election coming up soon. The last one had a dismal turnout.

  2. Great job on the right to vote!!! I love it! It's something we should all have a part in! My husband and I vote but my parents don't it drives me crazy because they are the chronic complainers. I look forward to using my rights as a citizen :)

    What a fab award! Thank you for thinking of me! You made my day! I love feeling loved :)

  3. There's something wrong with the way they schedule elections here in New Orleans; I swear they do it when they know no one's going to vote.

    The last mayoral election was stuck somewhere between the Superbowl and Mardi Gras, so you can imagine how low the turnout was.

    Thanks so much for the award! Really brightened up my morning. I'll go check out the other links now!

  4. Haha, I like the positive pranking video. What a cool idea! :)

  5. thanks so much Dominique! Congrats on your award and to all the winners!

  6. Thanks so much for the award, Dominique!

    The positive pranking video made me laugh :)

  7. Dominique, congrats on your award and thank you so much!!! Have a lovely weekend. ;)

  8. Aw, thanks so much for the award!


  9. Congrats on your award!

    And, THANK YOU for passing it along to me. I'm honored.
    Congrats to the other winners. :)

    I agree about voting. I have never missed voting in any election from local to national.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  10. Thanks for the award and congrats on receiving it yourself! :)

  11. Thanks so much! And I'm honored to have received it from such a lovely blogger. Not to mention all the great names I'm sharing the honor with. :)

    Hope you're having a fab weekend too!

  12. Stina -- I hope the turnout's better. Happy voting. :)

    Jen -- I'm glad you're a regular voter. It's definitely something more Americans should do.

    Tere -- I'm always happen to brighten someone's morning.

    Jenn -- I concur.

    Query Girl -- Thanks. Congrats yourself. :)

    Kate -- I'm glad you enjoyed it.

    Talei -- My pleasure. I hope you had a great weekend.

    Melissa -- Thanks.

    Tawna -- My pleasure. :)

    Lola -- Thanks. Congrats to you. I'm very impressed with your voting history.

    Roni -- Thanks and congrats to you.

    Karen -- My pleasure. You're too kind.

  13. Little late - but thank you so much, Dominique! How lovely, and congrats yourself on getting the award!

  14. Hahaha! I think I need to start some positive pranks again. I doorbell ditched some cookies once, and it was way fun.