Wordful Wednesday for November 6, 2013

Good morning, and welcome to a very special Wordful Wednesday !!!

In case the excessive exclamation marks didn’t give it away, I’m really excited that you’re here. You’d be forgiven for thinking that after two days of romantic comedies and swooning over authors and eating way too much chocolate, we’d be taking it easy around here. That certain, pocket-sized bloggers might want to lay low, find a fun sounding word for “nap” or “sugar coma”, and call it a day.

Not so, my friends.

I feel like the energizer bunny of the blogsphere, and I can’t even take the credit for it. Allow me to introduce today’s word, and explain why:

Today’s word is pangyrize: to appreciate; to compliment

In other words …

220px-Energizer_BunnySomeone lovely said some lovely things about me, and now I’m feeling like a hot pink fuzzy bunny.

EJ gave me (another) blog award, so obviously, I’m turning this into (another) thing. A hot pink fuzzy bunny thing, with hearts and sparkles and a soundtrack and my very best virtual mascara. If you’ve been visiting me for a while, this won’t come as a surprise; you know I never follow the rules with these blog awards. I can’t help it; my inner drama-geek takes over and I orchestrate a giant production instead. (If you’re new to the Words Become Superfluous neighbourhood, click here to see what I mean).

In this particular instance, the official rules for the Sunshine Award state that I need to answer 10 questions about myself, and then pass this award on to 10 other bloggers.

Instead, Ewen Joel and I are officially going speed dating.

And you’re all invited!

The questions for this Sunshine Award are going to be up to you, but the Speedy 10 Second Rule is officially in effect. Here’s the plan: EJ needs a distraction from a long week and a lot of work, and I need to practice talking less (I’m looking at you, Twitter). So while we’re on this “date”, EJ and the rest of you can ask me any questions you’d like* in the box below … and I’ll have to answer it in 10 words or less. See what I did there ?!?

Since he told me “anything goes” I’m going to put a few questions in there for EJ, too. The best questions, along with the best (or worst, depending on how I do at this) answers will be published here on the blog at the end of the week, along with a soundtrack, of course.

And then EJ can decide if he wants a second date. Speedy 10 Second Rule optional.

love amb* Keep it PG-13, people. My mom reads this blog. Hi, Mom!

14 thoughts on “Wordful Wednesday for November 6, 2013

    • Ooh, good question Liz! You’ll have to come back on Friday for my answer (and to find out if I can keep it to 10 words when talking about some of my favourite things πŸ˜‰ )

  1. I’m still stuck on this “hot pink fuzzy bunny thing” you have going on. (so the bunny has mascara on under the glasses?) You are way up on the top of the Universe’s list of Fun People.

    Congrats on the award and I look forward to watching you speed date. Will be fun to see what people ask.

    Your posts–and your friendship–are much pangyrized.

    • That’s true – I didn’t consider the glasses! But I do believe the mascara is on underneath. No self respecting hot pink fuzzy bunny would do otherwise, right? πŸ˜‰

      Thanks bunches, Liz! I’m sure EJ had no idea what he was getting himself into when he gave me this one (I am going to be making the poor guy answer some questions of his own, after all) but it’s definitely going to be fun !!!

      Oh, well played with the word of the day there, my friend. And thank you so much! What a lovely thing to say – I pangyrize your friendship – and posts, of course! – as well! So very much!!

  2. Pangyrize! Now THERE is a good GRE word.

    Here’s a question! What’s your blogging ritual, if you have one? What I’m really asking is: how do you manage to write such fun, upbeat posts pretty much every day of the week? (Shh, my question also doubles as an attempt to get some helpful hints, haha!)

    • Your question also doubles as a compliment – thank you! I’m so glad you have fun around here, Sam! I’ll do my best to be helpful in 10 words or less on Friday. Stay tuned! πŸ˜€

    • Aw, thanks Jack! Your support is always appreciated, you know that right? Your work is pangyrized back, you know that too, right?! πŸ˜€

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