The sweetest thing

D: Fresh-picked strawberries, still warm from the sun.

A: Pardon?

D: You were going to ask me what I considered to be the sweetest thing, were you not?

A: Uh, no.

D: Oh.

A: Although, that is lovely, and I do agree that sun-warmed ripe strawberries are pretty sweet, this is just as:Cupcake4

D: Whoa.

A: What?

D: I think my teeth just fell out.

A: Dental concerns from the 1300 year-old?

D: Oi, these are all my own teeth!

A: . . .

D: Okay, that one isn’t, but it was knocked out in a particularly nasty confrontation that I’d rather not discuss right now.

A: Um. . . Can we get back to being super sweet?

D: Certainly.

A: Thank you. Now, to the rules:

  1. Thank the Super Sweet Blogger that nominated you.
  2. Answer the five super sweet questions (below).
  3. Include the Super Sweet Blogging Award in your blog post (above).
  4. Nominate a baker’s dozen (13) other bloggers.
  5. Notify your nominees on their blog.

First, D and I want to send out a huge thank you to Jess at Waiting on a Word for nominating us for the Super Sweet Blog Award. I have really been enjoying her posts and she has a sense of humor and turn of phrase that really tickles my funny bone.

The Questions

D: Wait, I get to answer, right? This isn’t going to be all about you again, is it?

A: (Eye roll) You get to answer too, D. . . Don’t clap, D; You’re 1300 years old.

D: All the more reason to clap, A.

Cookies or Cake?

A: Cookies if they’re just gluten free, but cake if it’s the whole-paleo-hog and grain free (coconut flour cookies are just not the same).

D: I have none of these restrictions and would like both, but I’ll settle for cake.

Chocolate or Vanilla?

D&A: Chocolate! At least we can agree on something.

Favorite sweet treat?

A: Dark chocolate salted caramel truffles.

D: See strawberries, above. See A, I knew it.

A: Did your druid-spidey senses tell you that?

D: I know you’re mocking me, and ruining the English language, but I don’t care. Yes.

When do you crave sweets the most:

A: All the time. Usually at 4/5 when I get home from work and I’m faced with the onslaught of child, cats and things needing to be done.

D: Actually never. I’m more of a savory fellow. Plus, the early dark-ages weren’t exactly rife with sweet-treats.

Sweet nickname?

A: Sweetie or sweetheart. My mom also calls me Katemagerk (the spelling is phonetic; I’ve never seen it written out) but I think that’s more odd than sweet.

D: Can I go with sweetie? Please?

A: Really? You didn’t have a Pictish pet-name? Certainly your mother or Mairead had a name for you.

D: I don’t want to talk about that.

A: Can I call you sweetie-pie?

D: No.

A: Stud muffin?

D: A.

A: How about my little Jammie Dodger?

D: Now you’re just being ridiculous.

A: I know. But at least now you’re smiling!

Our nominees. . .

A: We’re actually going to wait until the end of the post for that because . . . (Drum roll, please):wonderful-team-membership-award

D: What is that?

A: A Wonderful Team Member Award. You know – a team, working together? Wait, what am I thinking? I am talking to the lone druid, the dark master of time and fate. You work with no one; you stick to the shadows, manipulate men’s lives and above all, are alone.

D: I think you’re mocking me. Again.

A: (Snerk). Sorry . . . mostly. Okay, okay – you are working with me now, and I do recall a few team efforts in your storyline.

D: Gee, A, how kind of you to remember.

A: Oh, D, cheer up. We were nominated. People appreciate us, and they’re part of our team just as they – and you – are part of mine.  Again, the rules are simple:

  1. The Nominee of the Wonderful Team member Readership Award shall display the logo on his/her blog.
  2. The Nominee shall nominate 14 readers they appreciate over a period of 7 days, all at once or little by little.
  3. The Nominee shall name his/her Wonderful Team Member Readership Award nominees on a post or on posts during 7 days.

The man with some of the most beautiful thoughts I’ve read, Mohamed at Dawn of Thoughts nominated us for this award and we are honored.

D&A: Thank you, Mohamed!

A: Now, this is where I flout the rules—

D: (Surprise, surprise.)

A: As I was saying, thanks to these two awards, I have a total of 27 bloggers to appreciate. I couldn’t decide who should be nominated for each award, so I am nominating all 27 for both/either. Whichever award they want or have yet to receive, they can consider themselves nominated. If they don’t wish to be nominated at all, that’s perfect too, because I really just want the opportunity to list those people who have either made me smile, been utterly charming/honest/raw/beautiful/informative or simply fabulous. Here we go:

  1. Tammy Salyer/Alternative Reality Engineer
  2. Andra/The Accidental Cootchie
  3. Charles/Legends of Windemere
  4. C.N. Faust
  5. Comfortably Numb/Beth
  6. Green Embers/Bradley Corbett
  7. Scott Barr/Human Writes
  8. Ionia/Readful Things Blog
  9. Isabella Stines
  10. Jess/Waiting on a Word
  11. John W. Howell/Fiction Favorites
  12. Julian Froment’s Blog
  13. Kira/Wrestling Life
  14. Jae Dansie/Lit and Scribbles
  15. Liz Blackmore/Little Box of Books –
  16. Michael Bradley – Time Traveler
  17. Mohamed/Dawn of Thoughts
  18. Mrs Carlie Lee/Diary of a Country Housewife
  19. Pamela Beckford/Year ‘Round Thanksgiving Project
  20. Patty/Petite Magique
  21. Sreejit Poole/The Seeker’s Dungeon
  22. Sue Vincent/Daily Echo
  23. The Eye-Dancers
  24. Charlotte Carrendar/Charlotte’s Web
  25. Chris The Story Reading Ape
  26. Tamara/TIPPR Blog

And last but certainly not least, the Community Storyboard, which I understand has had its first posts!! Yay – congratulations!

I don’t always have the opportunity to visit your blogs and comment – I’m still learning my way around the blogosphere, and the focus thing is sometimes lacking! But know I have learned something, gained a smile, been fascinated by or simply felt moved by something all of you have written. You’re all sweet, wonderful, charming and kind. I can’t imagine blogging without you.

D: And while A uses that “I” word an awful lot, I’d also like to extend my thanks. I would have no outlet, and no voice if no one visited or gave her an excuse not to be “A” all the time. Cheers.

A: Well said, D.

D: I have my moments.


Published by Katie Sullivan

Descended of pirates and revolutionaries, Katie Sullivan is a lover and student of all things Irish. Born in the States, she is a dual US/Irish citizen, and studied history and politics at University College, Dublin – although, at the time, she seriously considered switching to law, if only so she could attend lectures at the castle on campus. She lives in Milwaukee with her daughter, two cats and a pesky character in her head named D (but you can call him Dubh). Her first series, The Changelings Saga, a young adult historical fantasy trilogy is available on Amazon. She can be found writing with said character at her blog, The D/A Dialogues.

24 thoughts on “The sweetest thing

    1. 🙂 I realized that many people are inundated with the award system, so I really just wanted a way to say thank you. I enjoy your posts and your style (plus I learn – extra bonus)!


    1. You are welcome 🙂 Just wanted to show some appreciation to those who take the time to read this goofy blog in the whole 41 days I’ve been on here!!


      1. You were the first one to really show some support towards my blog. And I really appreciate that! Your blog is so entertaining! 🙂

        Quick question: After we nominate who we want to give the Sweet blog award to, do we pick a “winner” of who gets the award?


      2. From what I understand it’s all just nominations – the gift that keeps on giving, so to speak (or a really big chain letter). It can be daunting. In being nominated, we’re all winners, perhaps. I look at it as a way to highlight other bloggers and help drive traffic. I’ve found some really interesting blogs just by clicking on the links of people who have been nominated by someone I follow.


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