Saturday, May 16, 2009

Blogs and Other Fabulous Things

My friend Lucy of has graciously made note of askingLeah in her listing for the Your Blog is F@*%^&# Fabulous! Award and I am honored, especially as such a newbie to the blogosphere (a word that I know is becoming out-dated). So now in turn I am acknowledging five favorite blogs:

Drunken Corpse: Charlie’s Blog Academy meetup is the final push that got me to actually start this blog and I am grateful for her energy, encouragement and extroversion. Enjoy her smart and sassy take on media, current events and the world.
Places: Peg and her husband Bernie (and their collies) are neighbors, friends and inspiration for the kind of traveler I would like to be. They are ceaseless adventurers and artists and this blog is laying the groundwork for chronicling their further adventures travelling around the country in their new SUV. Their wonderful photography illustrates every step…
Roxana Illuminated Perfumes: Roxana is an exquisite artist, perfumer and writer. Follow her botanical creations and illuminating reflections: and click on “buzz and blog”.
StorySpiral: Many kudos to Nadya Peeva who has created an amazing community of seekers interested in imagining a new future with different stories, ideas and inspiration to action. Look for the group on and learn more at
Vetivresse: Christopher Voigt’s wide-ranging intellect and areas of expertise make his perfume blog exceptionally erudite and enlightening.

Five addictions that I have beyond perfume:

Books: I have been addicted to reading for as long as I can remember. I love to own books and reread my favorites; this is my largest and most beloved collection by far, the dominant design element in my apartment.
Shoes: Subject for a future post, but I have small feet and buy children’s shoes almost exclusively. Since finding shoes that fit is not easy it has become an obsession and great pleasure when the hunt is successfully completed. Good shoes are also essential for addiction #4 below.
Journaling: I have been keeping a journal since receiving one as a gift in middle school. I have piles of completed ones and love finding beautiful blank books that I can turn into journals. I usually write daily and when I fall out of practice I feel the difference in my thinking and muscles.
Walking: My most favorite form of meditation and really of existing: exploring terrain either familiar or new, feeding my eyes while my thoughts roam and moving to clear out all the accumulated energy.
Music: an instant mood-changer and energizer, it is off how often I forget how happy music makes me. I must have been a musician in at least one former life, probably in medieval or Renaissance times.

Rules for this Award series:

You pass it (the award) onto 5 other fabulous blogs in a post.
You list 5 of your fabulous addictions in the post.
You copy and paste the rules and the instructions below in the post. (Below)

Instructions: On your post of receiving this award, make sure you include the person that gave you the award and link it back to them. When you post your five winners, make sure you link them as well. Also, don’t forget to let your winners know they won an award from you by emailing them or leaving a comment on their blog.


Roxana said...

Oh, thank you Leah! How sweet you are and how I miss you. The gal that tagged Lucy (indeperfumes) with this tag also tagged me. Thus, now I have been doubly blessed.
Sending you my love on this Saturnday.

Ask Leah said...

Thanks so much! I got to enjoy some of your creations at Lucy's - lovely! Best to all of you!