I’m Going on Vacation

I know you’ll miss me

Hey, y’all! I’ll be gone next week, searching for View from the Cloud stickers in Niagara Falls and meeting Kathy and her sister Ann and niece Regan in Toronto. Oh! And also vacationing with my lovely husband. I promise to bring you back some Canadian candy bars (no bacon) and some actual spray from Niagara Falls.

But first! Some announcements.


I’ve been given lots of cool awards in the last few weeks, and I intend to do it up right at some point, but for now, I’d like to thank everyone who was kind enough to share the shininess with me.

Sharing the Love award from Corrina at My Random Blog

Kickass Blogger award from Ethan at The Natural State Hawg

ANOTHER Kickass Blogger award from FeeFiFoto

Amy Oops award from Wit’s Bitch

Brillante award from Scratch Bags at Scratch for the Soul

ANOTHER Brillante award from Luxor the White Cat

The Arte y Pico award from Venus Angell at For a Pessimist, I Am Pretty Optimistic

This isn’t an award so much as an awesome prize. Meg, at Prefers Her Fantasy Life ran a caption contest, and I won a lifelike Xena doll!

And. There’s one very special award I’d like to highlight, because it was created especially for me.

Yes, folks, it’s the Glass Poo award, designed by Babs from Beetle Blog. Why a Glass Poo award? Why not, I say. Actually, Babs made this in honor of my comment about my colonoscopy prep, the directions of which indicated that “you can stop drinking once your stools are clear.” I wondered if clear stools looked like glass, and: indeed they do! At least, according to Babs’s creative vision. Isn’t it beautiful? Who will I share THIS one with? (hint: no one.)

Humor Bloggers

There’s a new site launching today of which I am a proud member. Humor Bloggers is a directory of the world’s finest, what else? Humor bloggers! Go visit today!

Bye! I’ll miss you! But! This blog will not rest while I’m gone. There will be posts next week, and one of them will be an extra-special delicious surprise, so please check back.


Don’t let me fall off the charts while I’m gone.

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34 Responses to “I’m Going on Vacation”

  1. 1 Tiggy

    Have fun in Toronto! There’s so much to do. Wonder at Niagara Falls where coachloads of tourists are heard to mutter “It’s a lot smaller than it looks on TV…”

    Then head to the Rogers Centre Sports Stadium to watch the back of a baseball fan’s head for three hours!

    And look out for a scruffy homeless guy with no shirt on, wearing a Santa hat and shouting at buses. He’s like our local celebrity!

    Tiggy’s last blog post..Heavy Metal Love – Hair Bands Rock!

  2. 2 Scratch Bags

    Have a great vacation JD. You truly deserve it after doing so many things! And congratulations for your AWARDS.:)

    Get piccys for us because we can’t.

    Scratch Bags’s last blog post..Happy Birthday To India And Papa!

  3. 3 Regan

    I can’t wait to meet you in Canada!

  4. 4 Meg

    Have fun in Toronto. But couldn’t you have waited till September when I’m there stalking the film festival (and seeing movies of course)?

    Meg’s last blog post..Teen and Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll

  5. 5 JD

    Tiggy: Ooh, I read about that scruffy homeless guy. I circled him in our guidebook. We’re doing him first, before the Falls or the Stadium.

    Can’t wait!

    Scratch Bags: Thank you, Scratchy! This will be something of a “working” vacation, as I will be writing a “I Went to Toronto” post when I get back. Hopefully with lots of good pix.

    Regan: Me too!!! It’s gonna be crazy fun!

    Meg: Oh, shoot. Bad timing. I’d love to meet you AND stalk the film festival. That sounds like fun.

  6. 6 WillThink4Wine

    Wow, some actual spray from Niagara Falls? I can hardly wait! Have a blast, so we don’t have to.

    WillThink4Wine’s last blog post..Sky Watch Friday: Ten Minutes

  7. 7 Daisy the Curly Cat

    Have a wonderful vacation!

    Daisy the Curly Cat’s last blog post..Fashion Friday: My Raincoat!

  8. 8 Babs - beetle

    I hope you have a great trip – and bring back some good posts ;O)
    I think maybe this is one thing I would like to do for you, so you don’t have to though ;O)

    Congratulations on all your awards too!

    Babs – beetle’s last blog post..Growing up slowly

  9. 9 Tim

    It’s amazing! I got here before there was thirty comments! Unfortunately I don’t really have anything to say…
    Have a great trip.

    Tim’s last blog post..Riding Woody

  10. 10 Kathy

    Holy moly! Look at all your awards! You know, the Kick Ass award dovetails nicely with your Glass Poo award, no? Gotta love Babs’ design skills. Is that Waldo in there?

    Good luck finding Jeff’s stickers at the Falls. Just don’t go for any he might have put where you have to crawl over the railings to get. That Jeff. Wouldn’t put it past him.

    See you Monday!!! Gonna be GREAT!

    Kathy’s last blog post..Deere John …. Why?

  11. 11 Natural

    well hurry the heck back will ya. i’ll miss ya! (do you have any scheduled posts) if not that’s okay…that colon post can keep me entertained for days.

    Natural’s last blog post..Traffic: Flaw in Design or Drivers?

  12. 12 Natural

    “There will be posts next week, and one of them will be an extra-special delicious surprise, so please check back”.

    well this is what i get for not reading to the end.

    truth is between me and you JD, i can’t see. i’m blind, i use braille and my hands slipped off the monitor and i must’ve missed that paragraph. thank gaud the dog barked.

    Natural’s last blog post..Traffic: Flaw in Design or Drivers?

  13. 13 damon

    You lost me at ” no bacon “.

    The rest was just pops and buzzers.

    Have fun, kid.

    damon’s last blog post..Does That Come With Tentacles?

  14. 14 Jay

    ROFL! I LOVE the glass poo award!!

    I hope you have a great time on holiday, although I have to say, that’s one thing I don’t mind doing for myself! ;)

    Jay’s last blog post..Echoes from childhood

  15. 15 unfinishedrambler

    Um, this is one I wished I could do, but thanks for going for me. :) Enjoy, even if you’re not bringing back the bacon and frying it up in a pan.

    unfinishedrambler’s last blog post..Update: unfinishedperson uses and recommends the following apps

  16. 16 Fancy

    Bye, have fun, we’ll miss you too!

    Fancy’s last blog post..James Hoyt

  17. 17 Angi

    Have a GREAT vacation! When can I expect my candy in the mail?? ;-)

    Congrats on all those awards, too, LOVE the Glass Poo Award, that’s just too funny!!

  18. 18 Jinksy

    Hopefully nothing goes wrong for you while you are gone.

    I just came back from vacation on Tuesday, and found out my site had been down for a week. I tried contacting my webhost and they finally got things working this morning.

    Anyways, make certain to pick up some Smarties (I don’t know why Americans can’t get proper Smarties like they have in Canada, the UK, or even Africa).

    Jinksy’s last blog post..Motivated Weekend

  19. 19 JD

    WillThink4Wine: I will have a blast, but I hope you do, too. And, yes! Actual spray! It might have evaporated by the time I get back. I don’t quite know how these things work.

    Daisy the Curly Cat: Thank you!

    Babs – beetle: Thank you, and thanks again for the beautiful Glass Poo award. I wish I could take everyone with me (I’m sure they’d all love to meet Kathy and Jeff too!)

    And I do have 2 posts going up the week I’m gone, so check back!

    Tim: Well, not quite thirty. I’m glad you stopped by. You’re always welcome, no matter what.

    Kathy: Wooo! Yeah, I love the Kick Ass/Glass Poo juxtaposition. I hope I don’t kill myself leaning over the railing at the falls to get a picture of one of Jeff’s stickers.


    Natural: Oh, dear. Well, I think you’ll find at least one of my posts next week to be very easy on your eyes. Take care!!!

    damon: That happens a lot. Tell you what: I’ll bring YOU some bacon. Canadian bacon! It’s the best, I hear. Miss you!

    Jay: Isn’t that awesome! And, yeah: I don’t think anyone’s too relieved about this one (as opposed to the colonoscopy!)

    unfinishedrambler: Well, now that’s two pseudo-requests for bacon. I may have to bring some back after all. Thanks!

    Fancy: Thank you!!!

    Angi: Um . . . well, we’ll discuss that when I get back. And yes, the Glass Poo award is definitely one-of-a-kind!

    Jinksy: Are Canadian Smarties like our M&Ms? ‘Cuz our Smarties are the fruity, chalky thingies. I’ll try them, but I’m pretty fond of M&Ms.

  20. 20 chat blanc

    yay for vay-cays! have a great time! I’ll guard the glass poo while you’re gone. It’s certain to be worth a ton of money. all cool shit like that is. ;)

    chat blanc’s last blog post..WTH is it: answer & winner!

  21. 21 Athena

    Have fun on your vacay!

    Athena’s last blog post..Six awesomely badass quirks

  22. 22 Canucklehead

    I’ve told all my fellow countrymen to be on their best behaviour for your arrival. Don’t worry – you’re good. I’ve got your back …. wait! You didn’t bring that glass poo thing with you, did you? No worries – I got your back. eh.

  23. 23 Jeff

    Like I said in my Twitter… I’ll be surprised if you don’t find at least one, unless they find them first and clean them up before you get there. They’re only about 3/4″ long so you’ll have to keep you eye out. But I did leave plenty, and I only got busted once (fortunately not by the authorities but some dumb kid) – so I got lucky.

    Have fun!

    Jeff’s last blog post..I’m taking off to Canada eh, you hosers

  24. 24 Luxor

    Have a fantastic time whilst on vacation … but, but, I *wanted to go on vacation! :)

    Congrats on all your shiny awards, especially that Glass Poo one!

    Luxor’s last blog post..In memory of Violette

  25. 25 JD

    Chat Blanc: Oh, thank you for guarding my glass poo. Yeah, it’s pretty valuable. After all, it’s one-of-a-kind!

    Athena: Thanks, we will!

    Canucklehead: Do you think I’ll have problems crossing the border with my glass poo. Oh, dear. I’ll leave it at home for Chat Blanc to look after. Thanks for paving the way, my friend. I’ll say “EH!” to all your countrymen.

    Jeff: I like to get up early, so hopefully I can do some scouting on an early AM walk. I hope you had/are having a great time.

    Luxor: Thank you! I wish you could come! And I really wish my own 2 cats could come. Maybe next time?

  26. 26 Kelly

    but wait, i want to go on vacation! i don’t want you to do it for me!!! LOL!!! have fun and i can’t wait to read more when you get back!

    Kelly’s last blog post..I Have Never Won Anything!

  27. 27 JT

    Oooo, I wish a wonderful vacation, and have fun ogling the falls. The first and last time I was there was of course when I was to young to do anything but whine about getting wet. My adult self wants to kick my childish self’s selfish ass.

    JT’s last blog post..100 posts and Happy Birthday to me!

  28. 28 Lori

    Have a great vacation and be sure to purchase plenty of cheesy souvenirs so we don’t have to!!

  29. 29 Jinksy

    JD: True Smarties (Canadian, UK, African, et al) are similar to M & Ms but strictly with a chocolate center (no nuts).

    Jinksy’s last blog post..Motivated Weekend

  30. 30 dcr

    Well, I was going to post a video of my dove, but I guess I’ll have to wait until you get back from vacation. There you go, your vacation plans are messing with my blogging plans. ;-)

    Well, it gives me a good reason to procrastinate longer, so maybe I shouldn’t complain.

    Have a nice vacation!

    dcr’s last blog post..Her Voice Can Take You There

  31. 31 Kelly

    i’m giving you an award

    Kelly’s last blog post..Showers of Gratitude

  32. 32 brooke regans friend

    i would like pictures

  33. 33 Musing

    No pressure or anything but I am totally going to vacation vicariously through you.

    One day I hope to actually go on one myself but until then…you’re it, baby!

    Musing’s last blog post..Who would’ve thought

  34. 34 JD

    Kelly: I wish you could’ve come, too! I wish I could’ve brought everyone! Oh, well. Now I’m home, and I have to do 20 tons of laundry so you don’t have to.

    And thanks so much for the award!

    JT: Hey, my adult self has done some whining at the Falls, and I sat in something tarry and sticky while watching fireworks. Don’t be too hard on your childish self. She’s still in there!

    Lori: Thanks! I had to leave behind my beach towel and some personal effects to make room in my luggage for all the cheesy souvenirs!

    Jinksy: I bought some! (In addition to about 12 other kinds of candy bars). Can’t wait to try ‘em.

    dcr: I haven’t checked your blog yet (so behind!), but I’m looking forward to seeing the dove.

    brooke regans friend And you shall have them. I’m putting up a Picasa album and will throw a few in my next blog post!

    Musing: Well, I hope you do get to go soon. And I wish I’d had time to consult with you as to what sort of restaurants you like, what sort of sightseeing you prefer, etc. I mean, if you’re going to vacation vicariously, you want to do it right!


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