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Awesomeness

Okay, I admit it. I took a perfectly reasonable adjective and turned it into an awkward word. Oh, wait, someone has already done that. Lots of people have done that. I guess I missed that semantic drift. There’s even a day of awesomeness. http://dayofawesomeness.com/. It is held every March 10th. Next year I will hold an awesomeness party.

Today I’m sharing some pretty amazing, marvelous, fabulous, wondrous, and awesome sights and sites, news and people.

I’ll start with yesterday’s trip to Snoqualmie Falls. I was chilled to the bone in the early morning spray, but we have had prodigious rainfall this last month and the waterfall is an amazing sight.

Snoqualmie Falls

Snoqualmie Falls is part of an abode of the original People of the Moon, the fabulous Snoqualmie tribe. I cannot compete with Arthur Ballard’s retelling of the creation myth of the falls, but here is a link. Enjoy. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&File_Id=2586.

For the next awesome, I’d like to introduce three amazing Bengals, also known as mischief makers 1, 2, & 3.

20110905-60d-0209-small EOS 30D_IMG_7001-small120213-S90-5009-smallThese are, in order of appearance, Kuri, Hiyu, and Loki.

& then there is the one crazy dachshund.121002-scan133-small This is Arna.

Moving on to a discovery of yet more awesomeness. I’d like to say this is a most nascent blog and I’m only at the second post, but I have found the theme for April. http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/p/what-is-blogging-from-to-z.html

The challenge is to blog every day through April (except for Sundays) using the alphabet starting with A for the first post and ending with Z for the last post. Bloggers can sign up to participate in this event http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/p/a-to-z-challenge-sign-uplist-2014.html or, like me, they can lurk in the wings and give it a try on their own. What a great idea and there are so many great blogs participating. Like awesome.

And, finally, for all of you writers out there: this website takes you to a list of totally fantastic, incredible people. http://nestpitch.wordpress.com/. All of these people volunteer their time and expertise with creativity, fun, and awesomeness. Thanks also to http://rhiannwynnnoletblog.wordpress.com/ & http://nikvukoja.wordpress.com/ for volunteering the pitch-it-forward-pitch-clinic. Even more complete awesomeness. You can check out the pitches and the comments at http://rhiannwynnnoletblog.wordpress.com/2014/03/22/the-nestpitch-pay-it-foward-pitch-clinic-is-open/#comments. Leave your own comments and help these writers along. The window for comments closes on March 29.

Those of you with complete, polished, awesome (unpublished) manuscripts enter your 35 word pitch and watch the magic unfold. See http://nestpitch.wordpress.com/ for rules and guidelines. Hurry though, the entry window is very short and very soon.

May all your days be filled with awesomeness. Love to sparkle, dance in the rain and smile.

Next post will be how I am most certainly not a Pollyanna, and then perhaps a little more awesomeness.

-lisa & 11 uses of some variation of the word awesome,  & now that last line brings the total to 12.

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