My Blog Has Moved

Well folks, I've finally done it. I've switched to WordPress and my blog is now on my own domain. So say good-bye to Blogger and good-bye to the bling. But don't be sad. Life is full of change. Change is a good thing. It keeps us on our toes. It challanges us and makes us stronger. And as your next President... oops, I got a little speechy there, didn't I?

Anyway, check me out at:

http://www.meandtheblueskies.com/

I'll look for you there.


Tuesday, October 28, 2008

A Tag and an Award

That's right folks. I've been tagged for the first time and I've received my second award. I don't know which way to fall! I was going to post about how aggravated I am about the World Series rain delay, but I figured all you SITS (Sisters In the Sauce) out there are probably sick of all the sports between hockey, football, AND baseball. So on with the tags and the award.

I've decided that it's just too many blogs for me to recommend for both the award and the tag so I've split the number of "winning" blogs in half. I'll do the award first.

Meaghan over at I Kicked Cancer's Ass has awarded me with the Proximidade Award. She claims that “This blog invests and believes, in ‘proximity’ [meaning, that blogging makes us 'close' - being close through proxy]. These blogs are all charming and they aim to show the marvels of friendship. Let’s give more attention to them! So with this prize we must deliver it to eight bloggers that in turn must make the same thing and put this text."

Such kind words from such a cool gal. I've linked her and I am only listing 4 winners because the other 4 I'm tagging. So here are my Proxmidade Award winners. These are totally cool bloggers who are charming (even the guys) and friendly.

Ken at Dad to Two - Ken is a totally friendly guy who gives a Dad's perspective in a blog world full of mommys. (Sorry SITStas but I gotta give Dad props every now and then) This guy is worth the read.
Nancy Ellyn at Chilled White Whine - Nancy is a BIG TIME fan of Jackson Browne and probably the nicest blogger you'll ever meet.
PJ at PJ's Prose - PJ's a woman deeply in love and I think you will enjoy reading her posts about love, life, family, and sacrifices as much as I do.
Brian & Steven at Green Dads - These two forty-something gay fathers have been together over 17 years and are raising a five year old son, Darius. That's totally friendly and charming!

Now for the tag: Babette over at Definitely Maybe has tagged me with an "Eight Random Things" tag where I must list 8 random things about me and tag 8 others. Ok, I will list 8 but tag only 4. Here we go...

1. I went to college in the early 80's for computer programming because I believed computers were the future. I quit for a semester when I started a new job and never went back. Talk about missing the boat!

2. I collect 50's & 60's bar and glassware.

3. I have over 250 beanie babies in boxes in my basement.

4. Every so often my birthday falls on Mother's Day.

5. My ex-partner has 6 different Cher tattoos on his arms, leg, and back.

6. I was runner up in the Miss Cooper River Drag Beauty Contest when I was 25.

7. My family owned a gas station in my home town for over 45 years.

8. My middle name is Preston. My first name is actually Lewis.

Ok now I tag the following blogs:

I Do Things So You Don't Have To - Now JD can get tagged so you don't have to.
Tamicks - Tamicks is one cool New Yorker and I'd really like to read about her 8 random things.
Wonderful Things In Life - I like Mommyko. She's a multi-blogger and I picked her cause I wanna see if she'll really do it.
The Wise (*Young*) Mommy - Another great blog and her Halloween picture has inspired me to want to know more.

I can't believe I did it. And now I'm off to watch the flyers win. (I hope)

24 comments:

Nancy Ellyn said...

AWWWWWWW, Preston! You are so sweet! I bet if we were "real life" (rather than cyber) buddies, we'd hang out all of the time. You're my kind of friend! Thanks for that! You made my day! xxoo

nancy

PJ said...

thank you so much preston! i will have to think about the 8 i give this award to. have a wonderful evening!

Nancy Ellyn said...

Lewis/Preston....I love Cher and met her when I was 8 years old...I got to give her and Sonny the key to the city, along with the mayor.
How do you like that? I love Cher. She was the epitome of female beauty to me. She and the Gold Digger Dancers....my hubby says I'm HIS PERSONAL Gold Digger Dancer! LOL (he an I are the very same age, so Pop Culture has totally shaped us!)

I have 4 billion Beanie Babies and most of them are protected in ziplocks. I thought they were a good thing to collect and my daughter was the right age, so there ya go. I even subscribed to the official magazine at one time!

I also have a bajillion Barbies MIB. Love those Barbies....Oh, oh...I have TWO Bob Mackie CHER Barbies!!!! YAY!

I got tagged too, and couldn't think of anything good to say....I think you've helped me with my material Lewis Preston!

Steven at Green Dads said...

Wow! thanks Preston!
Our first award, I'm flattered.

Now to think of 8 to pass it on to.

Preston said...

Nancy Ellyn: I'm glad I made your day. I've met Cher twice. The first time was at the Sands during her Heart of Stone tour. She wanted to see Chip's (my ex) tattoos so we spent about 20 mins in her dressing room with her. We also met her backstage at a concert in Philly and had a picture of her taken with my daughter, who was about 10 at the time.

Steve - Glad you're flattered. You guys derserve some recognition.

PJ- You're welcome. I'll have to check out your blog to see the 8 you pick.

Babette said...

Thanks for playing along. :o)

Lilly's Life said...

Great Preston - they are the best 8 things I have ever read on these tags. I love Cher too although dont have the tatoos, Your name is cool - Lewis Preston and finally do we get to see your picture when you competed in the Drag Queen competition? I am off to see the stage play of Priscilla this weekend - cannot wait!!

JD at I Do Things said...

Woo! Congratulations on your award! That is truly awesome. I like the idea of "proximidade."

Now, about those beanie babies. I'm not sure I can come up with a random thing more disturbing than that, but I'll try. I have done a random things meme before (and been tagged since), but I'm really going to try to dig up 8 more randomocities, 'cuz I just gotta beat the beanie babies.

Thanks for the tag!

JD at I Do Things

Preston said...

Babette - I love playing along. Thanks for including me.

Lilly - I was with Chip for 13 1/2 years so my daughter and I know every Cher song simply because we had no choice. But he had the tatts. LOL And it was my first time doing drag so I didn't take any pics. (I've only done it a few times afterwards and it was always on Halloween. I have those pics)

JD - I think it's an awesome award too, thanks. And I'm sure that there are lots of worse random things than having 250+ beanies in your basement!

Petra a.k.a The Wise (*Young*) Mommy said...

Thanks for the tag yo. Did you see my post? It's finally up, with pictures and everything. Hope you enjoy it!

Preston said...

Petra - you have such a "large" collection, oh my. I can only imagine what your 8 random things will be. :)

Dad to Two said...

I am flattered by your kind words. Now I hope I am not expected to live up to them because that may be difficult. =-) I am sure finding 8 great blogs to share will not be as difficult for me as finding the time to link to them all. Thank you again and I will get on with my nominations hopefully tomorrow.

Preston said...

Ken - You're welcome and I meant. I really enjoy your blog and commenting back and forth with you.

gengen said...

Thanks a lot Preston i already posted and hope you read it....

Preston said...

gengen (Mommyko) - I've been to your blog and read your 8 random things. Thanks for participating and I'll always think of you when I see those little state spoons in gift shops.

suzi said...

Neat blog! Saw you on the SITS blogroll today and stopped by. Back later to read more. :)

Preston said...

Suzi - Thanks for stopping by. Always glad to a SITS to my blog.

Tami said...

Congrats on your award!

I just wanted to say thank you for stopping by on my SITS day - I'll be back soon :)

Preston said...

Hey, another SITS. SITS have been so cool to me. I'm glad you like my blog cause I liked your blog! :)

The Fitness Diva said...

OMG about the Cher tattoos! That is hilarious! ;D

steenky bee said...

Hooray for the award! Also? Mom mom totally has sooo many of those beanie babies boxes in her basement. There was a time when she had me running around to McDonald's for her all over the northern part of Utah to collect the ones that came in happy meals. Yeah, I ate so many hamburgers in the span of two weeks.

Preston said...

Fitness Diva - His back was a full face tattoo of Cher. I use to wake up in the middle of the night to Cher staring me in the face.

Steenky bee - That is too funny. I have all the McDonald's beanies, too. I ate tons of happy meals to get them. LOL And I don't even like McDonald's food.

tamicks said...

awww thanks for tagging me. Those cher tattoos sound so funny! :)

I made a post about the random things, and I gave an explanation for why I'm hardly ever online these days. Have a good halloween!!

Preston said...

Tamicks - Happy Halloween to you too. And the Cher tattoos are just crazy. I promise to check your random things post!