#SoCS – Awkwardly

Today I am creating a sign on my blog that says “if you were sent here by Linda, go back to her blog. She is much nicer and look! A community blog challenge! Join the fun!”
I wouldn’t ask her to run your online bar though. It might go out of business… -OM
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Verily, I say I really get myself into some messes. Like, I don’t think about what my own Saturday posts are going to look like. If you’re looking at this post and thinking, “Why the hell would I hire an editor who starts a sentence with an adverb … especially one like ‘verily,'” know that the prompt made me do it!

Yes, it’s my prompt.

I blame it on lack of coffee.

So, would you look at that! It’s Saturday already! The plan at this point is to take Alex to a movie today–either “The Kid Who Would Be King” or “A Dog’s Way Home.” I’m waiting for Alex to decide. I don’t particularly want to see either of them, but you do these sorts of things for your kids. Especially when they let you sleep in ’til 9:30. Aside from when they woke you up just to tell you…

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Reading You, Writing You

Now that is how you share a blog post! Thanks for including mine in the mix! -OM
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An Upturned Soul

Why do you read? Why do you write? What inspires you to to read? What motivates you to write? Do you lose yourself or find yourself in words?

What are you looking for when you read or write?

Once again I’m going to share some posts which sparked a glow within when I read them this week, and the thoughts they inspired in me.

First up is:

Cage Dunn: And What Then?

I don’t know whether this has to do with my having dyslexia, or whether it has to do with how I learned to read, or something else, but my mind likes to play with words, including names.

When I see the name “Cage Dunn”, I see “Caged One” instead. And while reading his post wherein he answers questions from a friend about why he writes, the thought which sprung to mind was – he writes to release his…

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Reblogging

I’ll be back and forth…

When I read something I like, I’ll reblog it.

If you don’t want me to reblog your work let me know by sending me an email at aopinionatedman@gmail.com

I’ll remove the post as quickly as possible.

Thanks!

-OM

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@smokendust

Mystery Blogger Award #3

I am definitely with you on the papaya salad. Can your mom make some for us all? Hahaha, funny thing about tags… someone always sees them! -OM
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Hunida's Blog

Do bloggers even do these tags anymore? Or is it just me? 😛 I haven’t been nominated for one in awhile but, I’ll keep pushing them out until I don’t have any unanswered ones left.

Back in September, Steffani at Native Rose, nominated me for my third Mystery Blogger Award. All my thanks goes out to her! ❤

And now, a word from the creator:

The Mystery Blogger Award is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging; and they do it with so much love and passion.

Okoto Enigma


I will be skipping all the rules and only answering Steffani’s questions this time.

  • What’s one of your favorite memories?

Wow…

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Question

How many views have been referred to you by this site? I’m curious, if you want to share!

If you are about to leave a comment about how I’ve never visited you or it has been years… get over it. Save it for the next post titled “let me know why I suck.”

-Opinionated Man

@smokendust

Why Top of JC’s Mind?

I’ve also enjoyed getting to know both of you! I’m glad some of us oldies are still around. -OM
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Top of JC's Mind

When I wrote about Just Jot It January on New Year’s Day, I said that I didn’t usually use the #JusJoJan prompts from Linda’s blog except for One-Liner Wednesdays and Stream of Consciousness Saturdays, but I decided to set aside what I had planned to post today in favor of Linda’s prompt, which was to write about your blog.

What blogger would ignore the chance to write about their own blog?

I started blogging after several friends suggested that I should. At the time, I was writing a lot of comments on articles about fracking as part of the fight against fracking in my home state of New York, our neighbor Pennsylvania, and in the US and around the world. I also would post on Facebook about a range of other topics, including feminism, progressive politics, and (also progressive) Catholicism. I knew I couldn’t contain myself to write about…

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