Versatile Blogger

“Years ago, my mother used to say to me, she’d say “In this world, Elwood, you can be oh so so smart, or oh so pleasant.” Well, for years I was smart… I recommend pleasant. You may quote me.” ~Elwood P Dowd (Harvey)

Here are The Versatile Blogger Award Rules (I think)

  • Thank the person(s) who gave you this award
  • Include a link to their blog.

Thank you for The Versatile Blogger Award to:

SueBe @ One Writer’s Journey

Jeff @ Reveling in the Overflowing Grace of God

Carley @ Grace Partakers

Jeffery @ Memories of Caleb

MT @ Resting in His Grace

Drusilla @ On Faith and Writing

Jen @ Step on a Crack

Melis @ iamnotshe

  •  Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly
  •  Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award — you might include a link to this site

Add these 8 to the those on my side bar! :D  Thanks, guys!

  •  Finally, share 7 things about yourself.

1. I have a neurological condition called color-graphic synsthesia. Until a few years ago, I thought everyone had it. It means I see letters and numbers in inherent colors. For example, 6, 9 , A & G are always green; 2 & S are always yellow etc…

2. I’m spot on at parallel parking. First time every time. I park better than I drive. :)

3. I’m majorly dyslexic, which I didn’t know until 3 years ago when I was a manager at a resort and I couldn’t enter credit card numbers. I currently work as a gate guard on an oil rig and I can’t even get the simple letters and numbers of the license plate in order (but I do know what color they are)! ;)

4. If I were going to spend an evening alone anywhere in the world, it would be by a campfire on a beach on the southern Oregon coast. I’d have a thermos of coffee and a great book and watch the sun drop into the ocean.

5. For years and years, my password for every account on-line or at the bank was Please (because it just seemed like the polite thing to type).

6. My head works like a jukebox that can’t be unplugged. There’s always a song playing but someone else drops in the quarters. I hear a word or phrase and the record switches to a new song (any genre from classical to country to TV jingles) which keeps playing until another quarter falls. Sometimes the needle gets stuck in the groove.

7. My all time favorite movie is Harvey, starring Jimmy Stewart, and of course, Harvey as himself.

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About Debbie

A former counselor and public speaker, I'm grateful for many, many things - God's grace most of all!

22 responses to “Versatile Blogger”

  1. Debbie says :

    Dear Caddo – Funny, you would think the colors would have helped my math skills, but not so much. I got decent grades all the way through Trig and one semester of Calculus (didn’t take the 2nd) by memorizing every example to every equation. Possibly the colors helped with that, but not with the concept.
    The trouble with the music thing is that, if I’m at home (like if we were heavenly roommates) it functions a little like Turrets. I don’t just hear the song, I sing it. ;)
    You have a wonderful imagination! No wonder your poetry is so beautiful!
    love,
    Debbie

  2. Caddo Veil says :

    Boy, am I glad I came back to catch up, and get this one, Sis!! We’re going to have way too much fun being roomies with the other Deb–colored numbers? I want some of those (since I’m way bad at math)! And a jukebox head sounds cool too–I’ll get a partial praise song in my head, then feel frustrated because I can’t remember the correct words (probably have the tune and rhythm wrong too, but oh well). And Harvey–yes. But I did better than a big rabbit–I’ve got a “perfect, invisible husband”. (he doesn’t help around the house, but he doesn’t complain either–and always thinks I’m beautiful, brilliant, etc..)

    Okay, enough fooling around–just wanted to get my 2 minutes of Grace, say “hi” to my sis–and go to bed at a decent hour. Tomorrow is another day, Scarlett…. xxxooo God Bless you Big! love, CV

  3. Jeff says :

    I actually don’t. That is strange. I think about music a lot, though. And I do, occasionally, get a song stuck in my head. For example, just the other night, I kept waking up with Elvis Costello’s “Veronica” going through my mind. I had heard it on the radio on the way home from work. I think it even worked its way into my dreams.

    It’s really annoying when I can’t remember a password. I only use two or three, depending on the requirements of the website. However, at work, we are forced to change them every two or three months, and they keep changing the rules.

    • Debbie says :

      Jeff – Maybe you need to listen to a little Jon Anderson before you go to bed. CHRISTI(E) might appreciate it! ;)
      I have my written in code on my side bar – of course, sometimes I forget what the code stand for…
      ~Debbie

  4. Jeff says :

    I’ve read about synesthesia (or however you spell that), in a book called Musicophilia, by Oliver Sacks. Now, I’ve “met” someone who has experienced it. So, I guess your writing is very colorful? The book also talks about people who constantly have music playing in their heads, too. It’s a very interesting book. I love the one about the password. How very polite.

    • Debbie says :

      Jeff – Sounds like a book I could relate to! :D
      I’m surprised you don’t have music constantly playing in your head – or do you?
      I’ve since become a little more cryptic and less polite with my passwords, at times to my detriment, since I can’t always remember them. Please was so easy to remember. :D
      ~ Debbie

  5. katharinetrauger says :

    Oh, I love these things about you! How wonderful to know you better! Thanks so much for sharing this. :)

  6. gaye landis says :

    you are a fascinating woman.

  7. Debbie says :

    You put so much into this. I love how you are making it work within what you usually do. :) You are smart, pleasant, creative and a blessing. Thank you for sharing more about you with us. God bless you and the music He is playing in you today!

    • Debbie says :

      Dearest Deb – You are too kind. I certainly do ‘have the music in me’, which, now that I typed it, will likely be playing in my hears for a while! :)
      Debbie

  8. Aunt Melanie says :

    You are indeed unique and creative: and I wonder how many other creative people also have a disability of some sort. Regarding No. 6, is this a hindrance to staying focused, or is this how you process thoughts, feelings, and your environment? You say that you lack imagination; this may or may not be accurate. However, you are able to express yourself coherrently and personably (smart and pleasant?) in your own individualistic style. And style is everything for a writer.

    Oregon. Yes, the sun sets on that coast. I will try to balance or complement your position by visualizing myself on the East coast: sitting on a cliff in Maine and watching the sun rise over the ocean. (I do not live in Maine, just doing my own No. 4.) Anyway, we appreciate the same sun and the wondrous effects.

    • Debbie says :

      Dear Aunt Melanie –
      The colors don’t bother me – they just are. The music sometimes does bother me, particularly if the song is one I don’t care for or if I only know a line or two which keeps repeating over and over. Just like the colors, I don’t remember ever not hearing music.
      Yes we certainly do appreciate the same sun and sea – as you picture it rising and I remember it setting! :D
      ~ Debbie

  9. Debby says :

    I love learning more about you. I knew the juke box part from what you have shared with me before. I’ve never even heard of any condition that allow someone to numbers in color. That is fascinating! Well, maybe not so much for you ;)

    God is a wonderfully creative artist.

    • Debbie says :

      Hello friend!
      I actually think I prefer the colors. I don’t know since they’ve just always been there. I was reading a book, years ago, where a secondary character had synsthesia. It was the first time I knew everyone didn’t have it. ;)
      ~ Debbie

  10. Cathy says :

    God is so creative with each of us.
    I’m glad He enjoys His handiwork.

    Thanks for sharing, it’s like continuing to open up a present.

    Love you dear one.

  11. purpleborough says :

    Neat things to know! You are pleasant as well as smart.

  12. iamnotshe says :

    Good choice, but you are smart! So there!

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