Show & Tell: Blogger Awesomeness X Two

September 2, 2009

in Show & Tell

Bloggers often ask themselves and each other, “Why blog?”

After all, it’s a time suck, there is little financial incentive (for most of us), and writing about life sometimes gets in the way of actually LIVING life.

Perhaps like you, I do it for the connections, for the people I meet along the way.

I’ve written before about my Fairy Blogmother, Melissa, a/k/a Lollipop Goldstein, a/k/a The Town Crier. This was a headline in yesterday’s Denver Post.

Perfect, no?

Please join me (and others) in sending Melissa loving thoughts as she endures some difficulty at this time.

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I love when the mail lady rings the bell because it means she has something big for me. Like last week.

I opened up a package from Australia (purple! She wrapped it in purple!)
And look at the booty inside, Mate!


Eden sent me a copy of her book! It is visually stunning, with lilting, magical words to match. Snappy, happy phrases make my children and me want to read this book again and again and again.

Plus the koala key chains, a deck of Aussie playing cards (would you be surprised if I told you Reed’s favorite games are War and SlapJack?), and an Aussie towel for Roger.

THIS is why I love blogging. I get free lessons on how to speak a foreign language!

And I get to know people like Mel and Eden and YOU.

‘Scuze me now while I hit the thunderbox.

See what my classmates are showing and telling over at The Town Crier’s Show & Tell. And show something yourself — EVERYONE is welcome.

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{ 29 comments… read them below or add one }

caitsmom April 7, 2010 at 4:19 am

very cool stuff!

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Lollipop Goldstein April 7, 2010 at 4:19 am

Eden’s book is gorgeous! And I want that headline :-)

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edenland April 7, 2010 at 4:19 am

HAHAHAHAHAHA

I had to scroll back up to read the tea towels definition of “thunderbox”. Some of those phrases *may* be a little over the top.

Your description of blogging is perfect. I can not wait to meet you next year, Loz.

XOXOXOX

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Kristin April 7, 2010 at 4:19 am

How cool! That headline is perfect for Mel because she truly brings us together.

And, what a wonderful gift from Eden.

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areyoukiddingme April 7, 2010 at 4:19 am

That’s a great headline – and it would perfectly describe Mel!

You won the mail sweepstakes today. What a great haul!

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caitsmom April 7, 2010 at 4:19 am

very cool stuff!

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Lollipop Goldstein April 7, 2010 at 4:19 am

Eden’s book is gorgeous! And I want that headline :-)

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edenland April 7, 2010 at 4:19 am

HAHAHAHAHAHA

I had to scroll back up to read the tea towels definition of “thunderbox”. Some of those phrases *may* be a little over the top.

Your description of blogging is perfect. I can not wait to meet you next year, Loz.

XOXOXOX

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Kristin April 7, 2010 at 4:19 am

How cool! That headline is perfect for Mel because she truly brings us together.

And, what a wonderful gift from Eden.

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areyoukiddingme April 7, 2010 at 4:19 am

That’s a great headline – and it would perfectly describe Mel!

You won the mail sweepstakes today. What a great haul!

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Martha April 7, 2010 at 4:19 am

That is wonderful, I need to give Mel a (Hug), she’s the best, she brought me to you

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Mrs. Gamgee April 7, 2010 at 4:19 am

Fantabulous headline! Absolutely perfect!

I love bloggy-mail surprises!

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IdleMindOfBeth April 7, 2010 at 4:19 am

Awesome! Just Awesome!

I hope the book is available here in the states!

And now, I’m off to read that article!

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chicklet April 7, 2010 at 4:19 am

I need to read that article, see what it says. Very very cool.

And Eden has a book? WOw!!!

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Once A Mother April 7, 2010 at 4:19 am

how great about the article, perfect title. I love getting unexpected mail, always brightens my day.

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HC April 7, 2010 at 4:19 am

What a wonderful gift from Eden and Salutes to Mel.

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Caro April 7, 2010 at 4:19 am

Great post. I blog for the community as well.

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Delenn April 7, 2010 at 4:19 am

What a cool gift from Eden. And yes, I believe Mel deserves all the credit and love she can get!

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battynurse April 7, 2010 at 4:19 am

Those are both very cool things. How fantastic.
That thing about Reed’s favorite games and one of them being WAR cracks me up. Me and my 2 best friends used to play 3 way WAR with about 5 decks of cards (one of which was chippendales)and we could play for days.

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Banteringblonde April 7, 2010 at 4:19 am

Alright Mate! Love the bloggy love and community etc. truly inspired by so many!

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Sunny April 7, 2010 at 4:19 am

What a great article!! Well deserved for Mel. She rocks. Hard.

Fun gifts, too. Happy for you!

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Billy April 7, 2010 at 4:19 am

Amazing how when I started blogging here I wasn’t aware at all that there are other blogs out there like me.. I discovered one blog, and then another, and then Mel’s which opened me to a whole comunity! (and a great wonderful one at that).

And those Aussie gifts – how cool!

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Jamie April 7, 2010 at 4:19 am

Very cool!! Lollipop and Eden are both awesome . . .

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Rachel April 7, 2010 at 4:19 am

Just a wonderful post!

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Banteringblonde April 7, 2010 at 4:19 am

Alright Mate! Love the bloggy love and community etc. truly inspired by so many!

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Sunny April 7, 2010 at 4:19 am

What a great article!! Well deserved for Mel. She rocks. Hard.

Fun gifts, too. Happy for you!

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Billy April 7, 2010 at 4:19 am

Amazing how when I started blogging here I wasn’t aware at all that there are other blogs out there like me.. I discovered one blog, and then another, and then Mel’s which opened me to a whole comunity! (and a great wonderful one at that).

And those Aussie gifts – how cool!

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WiseGuy April 7, 2010 at 4:19 am

Oh lovely gift from Down Under!!!

Best wishes are with you and Mel. Always.

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Rayne of Terror April 7, 2010 at 4:19 am

The towel is a hoot.

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