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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

I've been Tagged! Six Unimportant Things That Make Me Happy!

Toni D. of Dee-Zigns has tagged me to play the '6 Tag' game. She was tagged by her mother over at Gaston Studio. Please check out their blogs, as these Mamas are very well-read, and have a great deal of interesting things to say. Rules:

  • List Six Unimportant Things That Make You Happy.
  • Mention and link to the person who tagged you.
  • Tag six of your favorite bloggers to play along, and comment on their blog to let them know they've been tagged.
Six Unimportant Things That Make Me Happy

  1. Solitude:

Caption: If only I looked this hot! ^

Every good writer knows that one must be able to withdraw from the world to reflect on all he or she has experienced, evaluate their own feelings toward any given situation, and compile their own interpretations -- a writer's time to meditate, if you will. Hence, the name of my blog.

Not one person in my family understands that I must have silence to write; the a writer's mind never stops its own internal compilation.

They don't understand my frustrations when I have been interrupted, and all my thoughts have gone out the window before I have had the chance to write them down. Only a writer would know. Everyone else just thinks I'm being an asshole when I escape to my creative zone.

I know every mother needs time to herself . . . even if it's just a few moments to sit on the proverbial thrown without interruption. Like that ever happens! This is why I write after all those under 30 are in bed.

However, that's usually when the hubby actually decides he wants to pay attention to me.


"Get back to your Dork Orb, Captain Gaming Nerd! This is my time!"

2. MMMMMMMMMMMMMM . . . Chocolate!

One sure-fire way to shut me up when I'm on a rampage! Give me chocolate, or give me death!

3. Soda, Soda Pop, Pop, Coke, Cola, Fizz, or as I like to call it . . . SODIE! Because it's SO DE licious! I thrive on Diet Coke ! If I'm out of sodie, ya best get outta my way, as I make a B line to the convenience store!

My name is Angela, and I'm a Sodaholic!

4. Play-on-words, puns, learning new words, and any other word games out there.
I should have been an
Etymologist because I am thoroughly fascinated with word origins and meanings.
5. Bargains: I love a good bargain, and live by the motto, "If it's free, it's for me!"

Freecycle ROCKS!

Why spend good money on something if someone else has it and doesn't need it any more?
Save the Earth, cloth a Teenager!

6. A comfy computer chair would make me happy. This lopsided piece of crap should have been 'someone else's treasure' years ago! ;o)

Six Awesome Bloggers I'm Tagging:


Confessions of a Psychotic Housewife

Donna's World

5 Little Monkeys


MoodyMommy May 27, 2009 at 3:21 PM  

I love the way yo included PICs...what a GREAT POST!!!!

Unknown May 27, 2009 at 6:05 PM  

thank you for your wonderful comments on my blog! I'm following ur blog now!

Kelly L May 27, 2009 at 10:40 PM  

I know exactly what you mean about quiet.. I go crazy when I am the middle of a thought or typing and someone starts talking then I stop and then forget where I left off at.. drives me INSANE>>>>> and diet coke... I drink way too much...but I won't stop...
Love it!


Anonymous,  May 27, 2009 at 11:17 PM  

I can soooo relate to this, especially the solitude... like I can pull a story out of my, uh, ear on command while everyone around me (including the animals) makes as much noise as they possibly can at that moment! Thanks!

Midlife Roadtripper May 28, 2009 at 1:20 PM  

I totally understand the need for solitude. Something I have so missed lately - and my writing, or lack thereof, shows it. I know too well how family doesn't understand how the interruptions take you out of the world our mind's live in while writing. So hard to get back to that place sometimes. Wasted times.

eh1eh May 28, 2009 at 3:00 PM  

Solitude is not unimportant. It is necessary. Any parent or only child will tell you that

I am Harriet May 28, 2009 at 4:27 PM  

Hi there.
I just wanted to let you know that this weekend I'll be posting the June comment challenge button and linky.
Congratulations on hitting 1000 this month.
Thanks for participating.

Mom's Fortress of Solitude May 28, 2009 at 5:18 PM  
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Unknown May 28, 2009 at 8:31 PM  

I lov the pics and great post

Unknown May 28, 2009 at 11:05 PM  

Hey thanks for tagging me I did this one a couple of weeks ago. That one was a lot of fun.

John May 31, 2009 at 1:18 AM  

I enjoyed reading this post very much, especially #1 (solitude). Believe me, I get it. I too love my solitude.

Unknown May 31, 2009 at 7:03 AM  


Play-on-words, puns, learning new words, and any other word games out there.

My favorite thing ever.. I so agree with you


auntrene May 31, 2009 at 9:27 PM  

I love Chocolate and Bargains.. The two together.. woohooo...
I stopped to say Thanks for following my blog and if you have time I am hosting a giveaway. Stop by and leave a comment to enter..

MoxKirby June 1, 2009 at 7:20 AM  

Hi Angela, just saw you on the bloggeries forum.

Darn soda gets me every time too, although it's Dr. Pepper in my case. If it weren't for the little things in life, life could be pretty dull.

Debbie June 2, 2009 at 12:32 PM  

What a great "6" you chose! Very reveealing and I can relate to them all....especially solitude and chocolate...oh yeah. I also love word on words....all of it. I grew up in a family that played games all the time with each other...we were always challenging ourselves. Boggle was big along with Scrabble. My father quizzed us constantly....that's how I memorized all the capitols of the United States and still know them! With my brothers it was math. My dad would say...How much is 5 plus 10 minus two times three plus one divided by four...something like that...really fast. Unlike this one...most of them almost always came out to one! being as fast as my brothers would say ..."One!" Sometimes I was right! Ha Ha Great post!

Anonymous,  June 3, 2009 at 2:02 PM  

I am one for solitude as well :) My children know the importance of 'quiet voices' and midnight is my favourite time as the house is quiet ;)

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Terra Heck June 3, 2009 at 4:57 PM  

I'm all about the "free is for me" motto as well. I belong to my local freecycle and have given and been given a lot of great items.
Soda is my vice too. A bottle of Mt. Dew is with me at all times.

The Redhead Riter June 3, 2009 at 6:08 PM  

I got your message and I'm one up on you Angela...I grabbed your button, made a comment AND I'm following you on Twitter...LOL Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I saw the chocolates on your post and my mouth started salivating. I LOVVVVVVVVE that stuff!

Unknown June 3, 2009 at 8:24 PM  

great post! I am coming through from the mom bloggers facebook group! Happy Wednesday!

Over The Top Aprons June 3, 2009 at 9:00 PM  

I go along with the chocolate as a favorite thing ... can't beat that. Stopping by for the June Challenge.

The Redhead Riter June 3, 2009 at 10:04 PM  

You are really funny now. Yes, I have Facebook, but I have no friends because I've basically ignored it...LOL. I just started delicious and I'm really liking it. I had problems with technorati when I was trying to claim my blog, so I wrote them an email, they did something and then it worked. You might want to try that too. Thanks for "digging" my blog. You note really gave me a chuckle and after this long day, I needed it. Have a great evening and if there is anything I can do to help you, please let me know.

Lola June 3, 2009 at 10:11 PM  

Great post!

Stopping by for the comment challenge.

Stacie June 3, 2009 at 10:45 PM  

Oh how I love soda pop too!!

Stopping by via the June challenge.

nbeltane June 4, 2009 at 1:38 AM  

Great Post

Hi I found your blog through and have joined the comments linkie, so just dropping by and saying a quick hello to those listed. My blog addy is Hope to chat again soon.


Chris June 4, 2009 at 3:53 AM  

nice to know more about you! i have an award for you at

Vickie June 4, 2009 at 10:06 AM  

I get the quiet thing. I do alot of my blogging at night time. Which jof course make me so behind:)

I am a sodaholic too. I am trying to stop this month. Trying to lose a little weight. Okay...alot.

I see that you are doing the comment challenge. Congrats on getting 1000 last month. I couldn't even get to 500:( Good luck this month.

I am also here from Mom Bloggers Club to look for you Facebook Netblogged Widget:)

Ziggy Stardust June 4, 2009 at 12:36 PM  

I also thrive on Diet Coke, the stories of me running out of it are famous in my home. People give me 12 packs for birthday's. I am never, never without it. I keep some hidden just in case lol.

I love your blog

Susan Cook June 5, 2009 at 6:12 AM  

I love it! Give me chocolate or give me death!

Great answers. I'm following you know too on blogger, twitter and I'm adding your button!

Stacie June 7, 2009 at 9:40 AM  

LOL I Like this!! Chocolate is so yummy!!

Stopping by from Harriet's Comment Challenge!

Banteringblonde June 7, 2009 at 10:10 AM  

i'm with you on the chocolate and seriously i think my chair is giving me arthritis!

Unknown June 7, 2009 at 6:43 PM  

I'm so with you on the solitude thing! As soon as I clock-out of my Mommy job, I have to clock-into my wifey job. Talk about shift work!

Barbara June 8, 2009 at 3:34 AM  

A lot of those things make me happy too!! =) June 8, 2009 at 10:26 AM  

I'm loving your blog already. So glad to meet you. Laughter is the best medicine and I've just enjoyed an awesome dose!



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Angela McCoy is a freelance writer/editor, military wife and work at home mom (WAHM) to four boys with special needs. Her writing encompasses a myriad of topics -- Autism, ADHD, Auditory Processing Disorder, Cystinosis, Fanconi's Syndrome, kidney transplant, and more -- influenced by her two teenagers and seven-year-old twins. She considers writing to be therapeutic and utilizes her skills to counsel and inspire her readers. Angela is a quick-witted, 'no holds barred,' tell it like it is' humorist who has learned that laughter truly is the best antidote to life's adversities.

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