My very first comment five days later, was from Shirley Bahlmann, author extraordinaire, in response to my post Trollin' for Luv. Since then, I have had a year of amazing comments from amazing people--people who I am proud to consider my friends, though I have only met a very few offline.
Sincere gratitude, at this giving-thanks time of year, goes out to Auntie M., Janice, Jill, Writer Dad, Cindy, septembermom, Daisy, Robert, Hayden, Ken, Sandy, Marc, Pen, Naqvee, Eric, Kim, Brenda, Ana. You have helped me become a better blogger.
Thanks to Liz, who graced my blog with her presence shortly before she left this world for a better one.
Also a big thanks to those who may have only commented a few times but who nevertheless made my day when they did--- JB, Louie, Theresa B, Nadja, Jed, Uncle Danny, Uncle Gary, Nussaibah, Solomon, Stephanie, Kelli, windtraveller, Naomi, Armonis, Dana, Peacefulwmn9, Hutch, Minka, Ben, Lynette, Gerry, JM, Chuck, Jill S., Big Bad Wolf, and Danielle.
Gratitude to the ultimus maximus to Computer Geek, a.k.a Winston Smith who put up with many late hours, much whining, and undone dishes (sometimes) while I joined the blogging masses. Smooch.
Those of you who have hung out with me for a while, have seen the feature in my side bar titled "Ten Zen--Question of the Day from a Child Who Hates School." It's true, Weston hates the classroom. He does however, love learning. Over the past year, I have posted a few of the many, many questions I get from him each day. Trust me when I say that I have answered or attempted to answer every single one of these questions. May you all be so blessed with an inquisitive child. Here's a repeat of the questions I posted, in case you have missed any. Enjoy!
What is the biggest flag in the world?
What is tofu?
To some people, are we rich?
Is a bastard just a blaster without the “L”?
Why does Hitler act that way?
Do serial killers just go around trying to get rid of different kinds of cereal?
What are immigrants?
How did those stones get like that? [Stonehenge]
Why is there hot and cold? Why can’t it just be in the middle?
What is inner peace?
How do you set a sundial?
Do you ever just look at your life and say, “I’m really here?”
Does a cat hate water the way I hate tomato juice?
What can submarines do to ships?
Are there some jets that can fly down and go underwater like a submarine and then scoop back up?
What’s a restraining order?
How fast are Lamborghinis?
What does assorted mean?
How does Jesus always watch you? Is there a world-wide TV screen?
Is the Lincoln Memorial in Nebraska?
Why can we see when there is a nose between our eyes?
Do you ever just wish you could sit in a chair in front of the TV and melt into a big glob?
Why are there leaves in your purse? [doesn’t everyone carry spare bay leaves?]
Is there any medicine I can take that will get rid of this freckle?
What was the Boston Massacre?
Do women shave their armpit hairs?
How do you tell someone you don’t want to be his friend?
Would you still love me if I were just made out of bones?
Why do big turtles weigh so much?
Is David Letterman a lesbian?
Was Viet Nam worse than the civil war?
Do bees only have one nostril?
Why do they always call big ships a “she”
How do you play Mancala?
Is a Luther a person who goes to church?
How come standing on your legs makes it feel like you don’t weigh anything?
Are there such things as $50,000 watches?
How is money different when it’s all really just a piece of paper?
When a volcano first forms an island, how do the insects and snakes get there?
Are earwigs a resemblance of the devil?
Do you ever just wish life was easy?
Do you ever wish that killer animals were nice and that a lion could be your pet and that you could speak with him so he could just say, “Hey owner, would you please let me out because I really have to go to the bathroom?”
When is the next lunar eclipse?
How can you move your body parts when it’s like each part of your body has its own brain?
How long can a cat live?
What is a marble vein?
Can air freeze?
Has anyone survived a black hole?
When people drink wine, don’t they realize they are drinking feet?
Does every word have a meaning?
Why were pigs made?
How much would it cost me to buy Utah's state capitol building?
When I grow up, will my chin be shiny?
Is it better for everyone to faint and die all at once, or for the world to just explode?
What’s the difference between fog and mist?
Thank you so much for making this a great year for me! Here's to another fun year of Quang!