Bright, Shiny and Starry

It was time to make the donuts read the comments. #3,112 said (in pertinent part),

Hello Red, I nominated you for the 7 X 7 Link award, check it out… :)
Happy New Year!

7 x 7 Link Award

The how-to for this award is I have:

  • to thank my nominator (Dolly incessantly rocks)
  • to tell a secret (If this keeps up, I am going to have to invent a secret life just to have a secret left!)
  • to share seven particular blog posts (Maybe I should have put it to a poll.)
  • to nominate seven bloggers for the award (More goodies to pass around!)
  • to post the award on my (post, side bar, virtual trophy shelf)
  • to notify the winners (Note to self: Reread instructions when you think you are finished.)


I do not read what I write.

Blog Posts

I had a hard time with this one because of my secret. So, I had to spend a day reading what in the snot it is I type all day long which I hope you read. Then, I had to read your comments to see if what in the snot it is I type all day long is what you would think would fit the requirements. Well, all except two. Those came straight from my stats page. (Thank you to WordPress for the excellent analytics on the platform.)

Most beautiful piece:  War Sucks I am not into beautiful often (or here). And the conversation which followed this one borders on the most controversial.

Most helpful piece: Credit Cards: How Much Debt Is Too Much Not much around here is rated as helpful.

Most comical piece: Sex is Overrated  The fifth installment of Friday Follies.

English: An illustration by J. C. Leyendecker ...

Happy New Year 2012

Most popular piece: Saturday Evening Post (4) This post would spawn (and rival) my most controversial piece.

Most controversial piece: Try This On For Size This post involved the opinions of many of the regular commenters to M3 and some newcomers from IRL and social media.

Most surprisingly successful piece: So, I am a Snob. And? The first installment of the Friday Follies, one of the most popular features on M3.

Most underrated piece: Top 10: What NOT To Say There truly are things you should not say.

You are more than welcome to disagree with my choices in the comment section below.

And the award goes to…

Alexandra’s Heep of Everything

What’s in a name? Honesty in advertising.

The Aware Writer

Outstanding photographs, which frequently find their way into my posts, writing and long tail pointers, creative pieces and a dragon.

Before Morning Breaks

Writing about those oh-so-subtle catastrophes which mold us into individuals, yet strangely connect us by our transformation.

Diminishing Gene Pool

She is descended from a long line of women who have opinions on things they know nothing about.

Incoming Bytes

Comment or marvel on commentary on the mundane, the extraordinary and even controversial issues.

New Mommy Confessions

She is surviving Life as a Mil-Wife…Maid, Cook, Nurse, Therapist, Chauffeur, Teacher, Coach, Secretary… And she doesn’t even get paid!

Worrywart’s Guide to Weight, Sex & Marriage

Nicknamed “How to Raise Adrenaline Starved Thrill-Seekers and Still be Fat and Happy”. Say that three times fast… I dare you.

Remember, guys and dolls,

Clickety, linkety, likety to the blogs and the amazing Dolly for M3’s newest award!

(Idly wonders what comes next. Hmm. Aah, maybe a nap. Falls asleep sitting before the screen. Awakens with crick in neck and wrist. Reads instructions to award, three hours after it publishes. “$@#^ I knew I forgot something.” Wanders off to deliver goodies.)


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  1. Congratulation Red, you really are awesome… everyone reading this now are all smiling and happy!

    • Thank you so much. You are so kind to have thought of me for this. Thank you, again! Red.

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     /  December 30, 2011

    Congrats Red! There will be plenty more to come I’m sure. I’m very proud of you!

  3. Congratulations! Glad to see you being recognized. And a new list of blogs for me check out – it’s a win-win situation!

    • And there are some really good ones in the list. Not like I would put bad ones in the list…but you know what I mean! Thank you, Christy! Red.

  4. Thanks Red – I was surprised to see my name up there. 🙂
    I’d like to add to your What NOT to Say post (to a middle-age woman who is not pregnant):
    “That sweater is HUGE!”

    • ROFL! *cannot catch my breath*

      No reason for you to be surprised…Love your blog! You deserve it. Red.

  5. Congratulations 🙂

  6. Dear Red, congratulations, your having received the no-less-than prestigious 7×7 Link Award was definitely well-deserved . Your blog posts are wonderful, informative, analytical, and hilarious –a combination that is no less than excellence itself and an inspiration to all.

    In addition to that, you are distinguished, witty, and insightful; and, right on the front door of M3, you proudly flaunt the winking neon sign displayed by only the BEST bloggers which reads:

    “Don’t like it? BITE ME” … “:)))

    I would like to thank you for nominating Incoming Bytes for the next generation award, too, you are too kind!

  7. This is another blog of yours that I have missed and there must be loads by now 🙁

    Hey thank you for offering me the 7×7 Award and of course I will be adding this one to my extra page, the one that I added in thanks for all the wonderful Awards that I have received.

    Have a lovely day today Red and keep up the most excellent work on your Space, I can see why you are awarded so many as your M3 Space stands out from the crowd and just oozes quality 🙂 Well done Red it is all well deserved 🙂

    Thank you Red 🙂 🙂

    Androgoth XXx

    • Thank you for calling into this one. Some of them were easy to miss when I was still posting three times per day. I miss the fun of posting that often, but have so many other projects to work on. It makes me very mindful of what I do post here. You are very welcome for your award. Actually, both of them 😉 You do deserve them both.

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