Friday, August 20, 2010


My first attempt at blog hopping (CLICK HERE TO SEE) was courtesy of Robin and her alternative friend-matching efforts. Indeed, I discovered three new blogs and made a new blogging buddy. And because for me each new discovery is precious, I consider the effort successful. But rumour on the web has it that you've never blog-hopped until you've tried Java's Follow Friday.

Having already had my first sip of this activity, I thought I'd start my new blog-hopping adventures more ceremoniously by accepting two awards given to me by Ro Magnolia

The rules are simple:

1) Thank the person who gave you the award.
My acceptance speech:
"This award has been sitting on the shelf for quite some time because it was hard for me to truly fathom how lovely and beautiful I am. Now that it has finally sunk in I would like to say - Thank you so much, Ro Magnolia. These two awards mean so much to me! I will print them, enlarge them, frame them and hang them on my office wall so that my colleagues will finally be able to see what a beautiful and lovely person I am. (Such a pity they don't know I blog, though.)"

2) Share 7 things about yourself.
Say, haven't I done this before? Or was that 10 random things I wrote about during my last award? CLICK HERE. I guess after receiving an award or two, they all just become this one BIG BLUR. This time around though, I'll show you my "things":
My Swatch...actually I have quite a collection. Instead of changing batteries, I just get a new one. They are loads of fun!
I've beeen holding onto my komboloi (worry beads) for dear life itself since quitting smoking about 1 1/2 months ago (this may explain the agitated edge that my posts have had lately). But before you go celebrating the new smoke-free me, I should tell you that I haven't totally kicked the habit - I've just quit buying cigarettes and I did enjoy a smoke on my birthday (August 11).
This is my SPOT! That place where I like to take my coffee, read books and ponder! We all have one, don't we?
Here is Bianca - my pal, my personal trainer, my transport, my beloved bike...
Summertime in Greece, and these are my shades. Bought for just 5 euros cause I keep losing the expensive ones! These ones are very retro, don't you think?


While still an undergraduate I read Marilyn Monroe's biography and her famous response to a reporter's question about what she wore to bed: "What do I wear in bed? Why Chanel No 5, of course." The first bottle I bought was a gift for my mother, but ended up hogging it for myself. My uni friends would say, "Try Loulou or Anais...You're too young for something so classical." And I would joke about it and say: "Darlings, I was born 40!" And here I am, 2 years past THAT age and still wearing the same perfume!
These are my favorite "things"...these little hands and the moments we spend together. Fleeting moments that we should appreciate before they slip through our fingers. Don't you agree?

3. Nominate at least 7 friends for this award.
If you are kind enough to read this and comment - even anonymously so (wink wink nudge nudge) - then I think you are definitely lovely and extremely beautiful. So with just one comment, with just one "hello", you can consider yourself nominated. (And you don't have to be over 40, either)! So now that I've shown you my things, perhaps you can show me yours...



Eliza said...

Happy hoping, thanks for the visit :-)

Purple Cow said...

Thanks, I'm hoping to hop.

Terry said...

I love meeting new people by blog hopping.

I am following you from Friday Follow 40 And Over. Would appreciate it if you could stop by my blog and follow me back. Terry
My Journey With Candida

Julie said...

Good morning, well here it is, there your into your evening. And Happy Friday Follow. Java's blog hop is "the one" and so much fun meeting people "our" age.
I'm off to read more of your posts. I love the Purple Cow and your writings. You stopped at both my blogs and I apprecaite that. I'm up to 50 hours now on my fasting, do I quit or try to finish up my 3 days. So far I'm fine, we'll see.
Take care and have a most blessed evening.

Purple Cow said...

Wow, I guess I actually AM hopping.
Hello Terry and Julie. Nice to meet you. Thanks for the firt date. Looking forward to the next one.

earthlymama said...

Hi there! Thanks for the visit. :)
Have a wonderful weekend!

Roxanne@ Children Teaching Mama

Lisa said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog! Congrats on your awards!!! I'm enjoying your blog.

I'm now your newest follower! :) I'd love it if you'd please come back and follow me back too. :)

Have a Wonderful Friday!
Lisa xoxo

Veronica Lee said...

I love blog hops!! I can't begin to describe the awesome pallies I meet every Friday.

Nice to meet you. Your blog is awesome!!!

Purple Cow said...

Lisa, the awards are now yours TOO! You get them just for I can judge from your photo that your drop-dead gorgeous...

Contratulations to Eliza, Terry, Julie and Earthly Momma too...consider yourselves all recipients of the LOVELY PEOPLE/BEAUTIFUL BLOGGERS PRIZE!

earthlymama said...

Hi again, Purple Cow. I saw you couldn't find my follow button on my blog. It's on the left-hand side down about half way. I hope you can find it. :) I just followed you.

Roxanne@ Children Teaching Mama

Jamie said...

Thanks for stopping by Purple Cow. Glad you liked all that yellow! Stop by again anytime :-)

Marnie said...

I like your favorite things! I love the smell of Chanel #5 and classic scents such as rose and lavender.

Have a great weekend,

Anne @ The Frump Factor said...

Hee! I wasn't sure if I was hopping correctly, either, so your post made me laugh. I like your sense of humor, so consider me your newest Over 40 Friday Follower! Your posts about originality/plagiarism and "I have age" were great, too.

Susieqtpies said...

Love your blog! Love your bike,too! Thanks for stopping in today and I'm now your newest followering, too!

HOp hop HOP!


I am Harriet said...

Happy hopping and congrats on the awards!

Have a great day!

Robin said...

You are definitely hopping. If you aren't careful, you are going to turn into a bunny and you know what happens then....

I posted a comment on your comment on my Thursday post. You've gotten even saucier since your vacation. Or maybe it's been since you quit smoking.... Hmmmm. Something to ponder. I may have to go back and look at your old blogs and comments to determine a date on

Ellen Stewart (aka Ellie/El/e) said...

Love the concept of your blog's name. Sometimes it's hard to find a niche in the world, but I think that's a good thing!

Love from,
"Churchy" (as you labeled me) Ellie

PS, I'm in love with God, but I'm not really churchy...

Purple Cow said...

Hey Veronica, Jamie, Marnie, Anne, Susie, Ellen and Harriet...thanks for coming back to me after I hopped to you. Will hop back to you once I get a few techy things fixed (computer keeps getting stuck)... But promise to come back.

Robin - Don't get jealous, you are my Chanel No. 5 of this blog world - a real 'steady', probably cause you're just as loopy as I am.


A.M.I.N.A said...

LOve your blog.I am following you from Friday Follow 40 And Over. Would appreciate it if you could stop by my blog and follow me back.Have a nice weekend!

Julie @ Get Healthy Cheap said...

Congrats on your award! I'm your newest follower from Friday Follow 40 & Over. Hope you can stop by and follow too. :)

Gen said...

I love your coffee spot! I need one of those. :-) Thanks for visiting my blog.

tracy said...

Visiting you back and following from over 40! :) Enjoy your first hop!

Deb Chitwood said...

I LOVE your blog and your writing – you make me laugh! Congratulations on your awards! You definitely deserve them. You just made my day more beautiful! I found you through Friday Follow 40 and Over.

Kelly said...

Thanks for stopping by my blogs. I'm your newest follower! :-)

Java said...

Oh my goodness this post really made my head swell! And it made me smile too! A really big smile!!! Thank you so much! I really appreciate the shout out to my blog hop! Its because of wonderful friends like you that it has become so successful!

Congrats on your awards...very deserving!

I would also like to invite you to join the Over 40 Bloggers Club!! Take a look and join in the fun!

Have a wonderful weekend!


Ro Magnolia said...

Ooooooo ... Bianca looks like a lovely bike! And yes, those sun glasses do look tres chic! I remember my brother warning me to make sure I brought sunglasses to Greece with me or I would be blinded by the bright sun. I wear them here in Canada too, but honestly need them more in the winter with the sun dazzling on the white snow than in the summer. *Sigh* I think it's time for another visit to your lovely sunny country! :)