Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Bloggers' Choice Awards Update

Just a reminder that my blog is about all sorts of stuff! This is "Casey's Place" and is a painting by longtime reader Artichoke Annie, who nominated my blog for this award.

A W A R D S — Just letting everyone know that "casey/artandcolour" has made it to the first page of the Bloggers' Choice Awards in the "Best Blog About Stuff" category! There are 1123 pages, so far, so to make it to the first page is pretty cool! I have 26 votes right now, and the leader has 90. It's a [relatively] simple sign-up process, though honestly, not as simple as I wish it was. I still am not sure how long the voting continues, but if you haven't voted yet, please do, lol!

27 comments:

  1. I REMEMBER THIS PICTURE. SWEET.

    MARES' MOM IS HAVING HER SURGERY THIS MORNING. MESSAGE ON HER BLOG.I'M SO SAD FOR MARE. BEEN THERE AND DONE THAT.IT'S FUNNY HOW ART CAN CHEER A PERSON UP.I THINK I'M GOING TO CHECK THROUGH YOUR PICTURE FOR SOME SMILES.
    GRANNY

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  2. THIS PICTURE REMINDS ME OF YOUR BACKYARD. YOU HAVE THE BENCH AND MANY FLOWERS IN THE SUMMERTIME. ALSO ALL THE TREES. MAYBE EVEN THE HOUSE LOOKS LIKE THIS ONE. WHO KNEW YOU WOULD STILL BE INTO FLOWERS AND GARDENING TODAY. WONDERFUL. BETTER THAN CLEANING HORSE STALLS.

    GRANNY

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  3. Annie painted that from a photo of my front porch bench, and the sunporch/laundry room that's visible from my porch. It's raining right now, I hope it takes a lot of snow away.

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  4. YOUR RIGHT. I GOT SO EXCITED OVER THE PICTURE MY BRAIN FROZE AGAIN. BUT ANNIE WILL BE SO HAPPY THAT I REMEMBERED HER PICTURE. I REALLY LIKED IT.IT COULD HAVE BEEN YOURS. DOSEN'T REALLY MATTER I'D HANG IT ON MY WALL.
    GRANNY

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  5. Casey, congrats to getting to the first page on the BCA! I love that Annie is promoting it on the Rossblog. The signup isn't that hard. If they come here, it would be totally worth it to just give the little info they ask to get a vote in! It's only once. Thanks for the update!

    Annie's painting is wonderful! Great job, Annie! You are so multi-talented. I like that we get to view the whole yard AND the house. Makes Casey even more multi-dimensional, if that makes sense.

    Hi to all the Art&Colour crowd! :)

    Katie
    PS my squiggly word is "worthrat" LOL

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  6. Sometimes those squiggly words are a hoot, do I see a "Squiggly Book" on someone's horizon????

    Hey thanks for putting my picture up. I did a double take when I saw it, Casey, lol. I have that painting hanging on my pantry door in the kitchen which is open also to the living room. I'm still waiting for Granny to get to painting or sketching, I think she probably has some real talent.

    I hope Ross Blog people don't get annoyed with me, but most of them there should know Casey as well.

    Casey, I went to three of those 'top' blogs in the STUFF category, they seem rather commercial. Did you look at them and get the same impression?

    My thoughts continue to be with Mare and her family, I wish I was close enough to drive to her, just so I could hold her hand. Terrible thing her Mom is going through, I just don't understand why things happen like they do sometimes.

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  7. I did check them out. They're quite professional as you say. Unlike mine, lol. I don't think anyone at Ross's blog will mind! Maybe more of them will check the blog out!

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  8. To tell you the truth, most of them seem to be by the same company, hence the votes. I'd love to know what language they're really written in, it certainly wasn't English! I have a feeling they're Chinese in origin for some reason.

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  9. lol I think I said "commercial" don't get that confused with "professional" your blog is very professional = 'following a line of conduct as though it were a profession' lol

    Yes, I felt that 1 & 2 were somehow connected and may 3 & 4 might be connected.

    Well I got all my running around done this morning. Went to Lowe's and got a new garbage disposer and faucet while I am at it. Also one of those Seinfeld knock you over shower heads for my shower. I'm using Lowe's installation service, hope it works out, I have never tried it before. Now I wait for a call from them.

    Stopped by the market for a few things so I am in pretty good shape if the predicted snow makes it way to our area tonight.

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  10. Me too. For years when I would drive on the 405 FWY in So. Calif. I would see the grey cars with printing on the side door, which I read as 'emergency car pool'. I always thought how nice, these cars just roam about looking for someone in need of aid. lol Then one day when I had someone in the car with me and made that comment, they said, "Annie, THAT says Interagency Motor Pool". lol Oh well, it's the thought that counts.

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  11. thanks, Ish! I didn't mean this to be my only post today, but I started cooking and I've been in the kitchen for most of the afternoon, lol. i'm completely over cutting and chopping and cooking and cleaning! Sometimes I just have to pretend I'm the Barefoot Contessa, without the TV show and money, lol.

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  12. Wait you're not gonna at least tell us what's for dinner??

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  13. lol, I made a turkey pot pie from scratch, and I mean scratch! I made the dough, and used all fresh vegetables including peas I had to take out of pods, corn I cut off the cob (where does it come from in January?), and tons of turkey I had cut off at Christmas and put in the freezer. I've had a few culinary disasters in the past couple of weeks, but this pot pie came out perfectly. If only I had some guests for proof, lol!

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  14. I guess that's a NO answer, rofl...

    Most of the corn grown in the U.S. is raised in the appropriately named Corn Belt. This includes the states of Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Ohio, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, and South Dakota. The National Corn Growers Association reports that nearly 80 percent of the corn grown within the U.S. is consumed by overseas and domestic poultry, fish, and livestock production. Corn is also consumed by humans and has various industrial uses.

    China is the second largest corn producer worldwide. The country has been growing corn since the 1550s. The grain is also grown in Africa, France, Romania, and Mexico, as well as Argentina, Brazil, and most other countries in South America. Hungary, Spain, Greece, Yugoslavia, Italy, Israel, and Australia also produce corn. Japan is the largest corn importer in the world.

    There are various different types of corn and some have been around longer than others. Popcorn is made from corn that dries on the stalk, while the corn we eat on the cob is referred to as sweet corn. The maize plant was reportedly domesticated by southwestern Mexican farmers as long as 8,700 years ago.

    Corn is a staple in the diets of livestock and humans and is included in products like detergent, sandpaper, antibiotics, chewing gum, plastics, rubber tires, cosmetics and road de-icers. One innovative use for a corn by-product called corn starch sugar is currently being tested by the U.S. Department of Defense. This substance is believed to quickly remove toxic substances from groundwater.

    What????? Too much information????

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  15. Annie, I took a nap after dinner, lol. it was THAT good! I'd rather just be an occasional cook for someone, I'm sort of set in my ways!

    thanks for the corny info, hahahaha.

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  16. The Little Engine That Could...vote count is now 27!!!!!! Thanks, Ish...

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  17. Well see now I'm thinking I sold my vote kinda cheap. If I thought I could have held out for some homemade pot pie... :)

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  18. That's an idea, Ish. I should send out free food to anyone that votes for me, lol.

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  19. ...I believe that free food is within the rules...

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  20. that was my mother's ploy to keep me employed during my wilder years, lol. She'd bring homemade fudge and cookies and cakes everywhere I worked. No one had the nerve to fire me and hurt her feelings, rofl.

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  21. "Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together." ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    Your mother was a wise woman. ;)

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  22. Casey, your're entirely too shy; you might think about mentioning it again a time or two on JMG; they love your photos and would be happy to vote for you.

    My squiggly word is "ladermen". Somehow I bet I've met at least a couple of those folks!

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  23. thanks, Brian! yeah, I've never been the pushy type. I'll work it in again over there one of these days.

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  24. New Jersey has the best corn in America. The sweetest! Do you supposed peeps from other states think the same thing? LOL

    The corn on the cob we are getting here right now is from Brazil.

    Your pot pie sounds Heavenly, Casey! Sell those votes! (Though you may be accused of being a Republican if you do! Ah oh! My bad!) LOL

    Katie

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