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Friday, 22 April 2011

S is for...

Soup, Slugs & Sophisticated Slags...

Well, apparently anyway. The spur-of-the-moment 'O' mini blogfest the other day inspired myself and my three partners in crime to do it again, with each of us suggesting a word (I think you can probably guess which word is mine, yes?). Anyway, check out Rayna, Hart and Cruella for their version of the above 'topics'. Meanwhile...

Some advice for special occasions -
Like birthdays of close relations -
Sophisticated Slags
Will most likely gag
If offered a slug soup creation.

Image borrowed from here.


'S' is also for... *drumroll*

*blushes* Thanks so much to J L Dodge for the award! The first (and most likely only) time I have ever been called stylish!

Now, in order for me to do this properly, I have to do four things:

1. Thank and link back to the person who gave you the award.( Easy peasy - I would have done this anyway).
2. Share 7 things about yourself ( will do that in a mo).                                
3. Award 10-15 blogs who you think deserve this award ( will do that in a mo, too )
4. Contact these bloggers and let them know about the award ( will have to do that tomorrow [well, today actually, as this is a scheduled post] when I get home from my 6-2 shift at work. Bah Humbug. )

Seven Things About Me:

1 - My name is Tara, and most people think I was named for the plantation in Gone With The Wind. I was, in fact, named after the character of Tara King in the 1960's British TV series The Avengers.

2 - On first meeting me, most people have described me as stuck-up. I find this hilarious, mostly because I am the complete opposite, but also because my accent is best described 'common as muck' (cuz I torks like this, like innit).

3 - I can't swim, and probably never will. I'm not severely hydraphobic, but I'm scared enough to know that I'll never submerge my head beneath water.

4 - I never, ever get a hangover. I'm not a regular drinker, but when I do indulge I have more than a few. My usual tipple is vodka, and despite drinking copious amounts of it on several occasions, I never suffer the following day. *avoids rotten tomatoes*

5 - I married my first serious boyfriend. There's been ups and downs over the years, but 17 years (exactly half of my life, in fact) after meeting, we are still together.

6 - My mind is nearly always in the gutter. I suspect you already knew this, though...

7 - I've been writing silly little ditties since I was in school, one of my earlier efforts being 'The Boy With The One Inch Wonder'. *shifty* Yup, even way back then, my mind was lurking in guttery places.

Enough about me, here's some more people who I think need to spill seven things about themselves. It's possible that they might have been awarded this before, but not by me, so I figure that's OK.

Marjorie @ http://everythingemerald.blogspot.com/
Laura @ http://dailydodo.blogspot.com/
Hart @ http://waterytart23.blogspot.com/
Maria @ http://timetospare-hopelessmoo.blogspot.com/
Jan @ http://labanan.blogspot.com/
Cruella @ http://thegiraffabilityofdigressions.blogspot.com/
Mary @ http://gigglesandguns.blogspot.com/
Rayna @ http://coffeeringseverywhere.blogspot.com/
Pk @ http://pk-hrezo.blogspot.com/
Jen @ http://jen-hemmingandhawing.blogspot.com/
Chary @ http://mspebbles73.blogspot.com/
Eliza @ http://eliza-twaddle.blogspot.com/

And here be the end o' me post, me hearties!


  1. Loved the post and congrats on a most deserved award,


  2. Ha!
    And I should have known I would be the only one not to stick to the intended meaning of slag!

  3. Congrats:) Stuck up is absolutely the wrong word to desrcibe you, although silly works just fine.lol
    Loved the 4s's and the other writers take on the challenge.

  4. *giggles* No slug soup, eh? How about snail soup? when they call it escargot, it's sophisticated!

    And love your facts! Congrats on the award and thank you!!!

  5. Tara, thanks for the lovely award.
    I am truly laughing out loud at this post but especially #7!
    I love this site!

  6. Tara (and I was a fan of that avengers and you know how old that makes me??!) congrats for your award! And thanks for the award - I appreciate being offered AND I made a decision a couple of months ago to forgo awards so...think it was Natasha who got me onto that not sure...
    And I'll teach you to swim coz I know you t'aint a witch! Soon as we get all of us together in a warm place like Cuba...

  7. Thank you so much for the award Tara. I love that people want to give me awards, and I feel like an ingrate, but I have also decided that awards are not my cup-o-tea.

  8. The blog is very good!

  9. I would love to hear the one about the boy with the one-inch wonder. -- Maybe for W - wonder.

    I was a little, okay, a lot grossed out by the slug picture. Hell for me would be those disgusting things crawling all over me. I think I could take snakes sooner than slugs.

    MM the Queen of English

  10. Hell yous
    Thank you so much for the award and congrats on a very deserved one yourself! I've posted it up with a link today, but will do the nececarries tomorro - am a tad cream crackered!

    And eeeeewww... a squishy delish dish served up from you today - loved it :)

  11. Hi Tara, It's nice to meet you. Love the rythm. But I'm not too sure about the picture.
    Stopped by from the A to Z challenge.

    Pamela Jo

  12. Why thank you, Tara! You are too kind. Fun fats about you too. Wow! Never get a hangover??? Lucky lass. I almost always do, which is why I rarely drink. I used to get the "stuck-up" bit too, cuz I'm often quiet. Funny how being quiet makes peeps uncomfortable. They immediately label it, cuz I'm far from stuck up too.

    Thanks so much for the award and congrats on your own. You are, indeed, very stylish. :) Cheers!

  13. Oh crap, I feel like such a heel! Thank you for the Award Tara! I saw it the day you posted, but totally forgot to come back to it.

    I have enjoyed all of your limericks throughout the challenge!

  14. hello I know you can do it !! through fine living nice work...

    P.S. I'm curius what the taste of the soup..

    Procrastination Free Living