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Meme and Strawberries

Blogging tag from Paris Beaverbanks

What is your blogging name?

Andie Summerkiss

When did you start blogging, exact date?

I did some awkward posts in Blogspot mid of September 2007. Then I moved to WordPress, to Goofy Andie and then moved to here. Yeah, I am flaky – can’t seem to decide what I want most of the time. I would say 30th September is my first post

What was your first title ?

The first title in Goofy Andie is Pink October. About breast cancer awareness month.

Which posting do you feel is the best post so far?

About” ūüôā It gets the most hit – statistically. That says a lot about my writing skill.

Who promote/is the source of inspiration for you to blog?

My husband is my listening ear. He is not here so I desperately need a pair. Then I got tens of pairs now.

When do you usually post entries ?

I am all over the place. Morning, afternoon, night

Where would you prefer to be when you are blogging?

I would love to get one of those water resistant laptop so I can blog when in warm bubble bath

Have you met other bloggers? Who?

Nope. I might meet Rinnah soon. That would be exciting!

In the mean time, let’s see what’s cooking in Andie’s kitchen

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My first ever strawberry jam, made it from scratch – strawberry, sugar and lemon juice. We have a bit of surplus at the garden. Do you know that most commercial spread are made of only 10 percent real strawberries? They put a whole lot of other stuff in there, like tomatoes and papayas.
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Fruit of love – Strawberries dipped in chocolate

How many entries you made in a month?

I am part of the insane program of Blog 365. So you do the calculating.

Would you reveal your face or your family in your blog?

I would like to say no, but I did. I think I am going to put it up again. My family photos were splattered in some posts I did last year.

Would you promote your friends to blog? Why?

No. I don’t have many friends who like to sit in front of computers. I am the one and only one. I am not sure if they have ever heard of web log. Plus, I don’t want them to read my complaints on them.

Would you feel restless / guilty conscious, incomplete if you didn’t blog for a month?

I feel guilty everytime I miss a day of Blog 365! So that explains all the back-dated posts. ūüėõ

Define blogging!

Great place to let off steam, to brag, to lie, to cry, to laugh and to hugs!

I am going to spare my tag buddies this time ūüôā

Two Awards, A Tag and A Forum

A short post to keep up with new stuff happening in my blogging life this week

Beautiful Sandy at Momisodes.com gave me this beautiful award and also Jientje at Heaven in Belgium

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And the award will be passed to Jennic, Adit, Paris, HappySurfer, Albie, Ecky and Colson.  

Paris Beaverbanks passed me a wonderful tag on blogging and history (will post it up soon, and also passing it around)

Anita Carmencita invited me to join her IndonesianExpat Forum as contributor (nothing is there yet but soon)

Also, Lotus Caroll at Sarcasticmom is coming out as one of the finalists of the 8th annual Weblog Awards- the 2008 Bloggies for the Best New Weblog. That is so exciting!

Thank you, thank you and thank you.

I am quite excited that my blogging life is as busy as my real life now. ūüôā

Blog Surfing

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I have to admit that I am having difficulties in visiting blogs and leaving comments.

First, I read really slow, I have to re-read a lot of times and I take a bit longer to think of comments worth leaving.

Then, I used to have only three blogs that I “stalked” daily, now as I have more and more friends, I need to visit all of them daily.

Lastly, I notice that I am spending more and more time in front of my laptop till my eyes sore. On bad days, more than 3 hours!

So I will need additional tips how to do all these better. To go blog hopping effectively and to leave comments quickly. Maybe I just need to change to a newer laptop that can do the job faster, or get a new left-side brain to access information faster.

How do you do it? How long do you spend each day on your blog and reading other people’s blogs? Please do share …

New Year of 2008

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Happy New Year to blog buddies :

Albie Wong Рthe cool LB

Happysurfer Рthe fun city surfing lady

Sandy Рthe pretty hot mama

Jennic Рthe kangaroo boo toy lady

Jientje Рthe lady in belgium

Lotus Рthe sarcastic but fun mom

Adit Рthe celebrated fellow blogger

Paris Beaverbanks Рthe delightful beaver

Ecky Рthe sizzling fun girl

May Рthe fashionable missy

Cat Lady Рthe one of a kind

Colson Рthe great pioneer

Judith Рthe gifted designer-slash-mom

Marisa Рthe artistic writer

Rachel – the fairytale lady from the south

Samm – the one who cooks wonderfully

Unspun – the brilliant blogger

Mishelle – the secret agent

Michelle – the bleeding espresso

Dodot – the new friend from Padang

Blog 365

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¬†Starting in 3 days’ time. I will be joining it and it will be 365 days full of my rantings and ramblings and ridiculously nonsense thoughts.

another thank you note to all

Dear friends,

The typhoon has changed course, heading for Manila for some reason. D is in Legaspi City. So he is safe and weather is clearing up.

Thank you all for your prayers and wishes. We will continue hoping and praying for the big bad typhoon to keep off our seas and coasts where people live, Philippine, Vietnam, Hongkong, or China.

Best wishes,

Andie

Looking Back 5 Times

I was tagged by LB for the very first time last week. I spent days to complete the task. I know, I need to work faster next time.

*** INSTRUCTIONS: ***
1. Post 5 links to 5 of your previously written posts. The posts have to relate to the 5 key words given below.
2. Tag 5 other friends to do this meme. Try to tag at least 2 new acquaintances (if not, your current blog buddies will do) so that you get to know them each a little bit better.
3. Don’t forget to read the archived post and leave comments.
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Link 1 is a little bit of FAMILY: Our Little Family
Link 2 is a little bit of FRIEND: Friends : Now and Then
Link 3 is a little bit of YOURSELF: I have a successful day if ..
Link 4 should be YOUR LOVE: for the love of wasp !
Link 5 can be ANYTHING YOU LIKE : Dear Wives, Please Read This

Sometimes I do forget that family is the most important thing in the world, not clothes, handbags, cars and material stuff like that. I guess people are growing more and more attached to their worldly posessions. Let’s start looking back, people!

This blog was started as a general blog, even tried to make it anonymous (silly huh), which is why it is quite hard to complete this tag from LB. But, I am proud I finally finish it. Yay! This is a new experience.

I think I am passing this to :

m o m i s o d e s, the new friend – the pretty mom – Take five to look back 5 times

s w e e t i s u, the new friend – the strong mom

h a p p y s u r f e r, more new friend – the KL lady

l o t u s c a r r o l, another new friend – the sarcastic mom – “Approximately a Shitload” of Memes

b l e e d i n g e s p r e s s o, another new friend – the great blogger – 5 post meme (nothing like a one-trick pony)

PS. All my blog buddies are new friends ..