Thursday, August 2, 2007

Thinking Thoughtful Things



Pronunciation: 'thot-ful
Function: adjective

1 a : absorbed in thought : MEDITATIVE b : characterized by careful reasoned thinking

2 a : having thoughts : HEEDFUL b : given to or chosen or made with heedful anticipation of the needs and wants of others


I have been gifted with the Thoughtful Blogger Award by two wonderful bloggers who host two of my favorite blogs. Sognatrice at Bleeding Espresso and Absolute Vanilla (& Atyllah) have graciously bestowed this lovely award to me for being a thoughtful blogger, which is what most of us are, I believe. Thank you both, that's very nice.

It is with thoughtful consideration that I wander through my list of friends on other shores. Instead of choosing 5 bloggers (as has been done by others), I will do the most thoughtful thing I can think of, and give it to all those on the list. I don't want anyone who should get it to be left out.

If you've already gotten it, consider yourself twice as thoughtful, and thank you for being so.

"Yes'm, old friends is always best,

'less you can catch a new one

that's fit to make an old one out of."

--Sarah Orne Jewett


wordgirl said...

Thank you very much!

Starshine said...

Thank you, WS! How thoughtful of you!!!

I love the picture below of the guy running from the bull into the water.

Wanderlust Scarlett said...


Oh no, lady, thank you very much. I always love to read whatever you write.


Funny girl! You more than deserve it.
I thought you'd get a kick outta that pic.


Scarlett & Viaggiatore

sognatrice said...

You are so, so thoughtful; I knew I chose right :)

Alaleh said...

thanx scarlett, how does it work?

Jon M said...

Cor awarded twice, what a joy! :-)

Wilf said...

THankyou, can I put it on my blog - The Parents will not believe it.

Remiman said...

Merci beaucoup ma cher, vous et tres gentile.
I know of no one as thoughtful and kind as you!

Verilion said...

Thank you Scarlett. You must be very busy, everywhere I've been this morning you've been there before! Congrats on your award.

apprentice said...

Thank you, and to V too. Not sure I deserve it, you've not seen me first thing without the essential cup of tea!

Shelley - At Home in Rome said...

Grazie mille!

Lo said...

Thank you, Scarlett, how nice of you!!


Cailleach said...

My goodness me, WS, how do you find time to do all the wonderful things you do! You are very thoughtful indeed and I am humbled by your gift.

Kat said...

Thank you Scarlett, you are generous as well as thoughtful. Now I really should abandon my silliness and write more thoughtfully on my blog!

eastcoastdweller said...

Thank You, as well, dear Scarlett, friend of lions.

Diana said...

What a sweetheart you are! Thank you of thinking of us. (smooch, smooch!)

Roberta said...

Thank you so much Scarlett! I will cherish this! You are the most thoughtful person..

colleen said...

How very thoughtful of you! Thank you!

LJCohen said...

Scarlett (& Viaggiatore),

Thank you so much! I love your blog, Scarlett. You have a wonderful writing voice and a gift for seeing.

lisa & lucidus

Anonymous said...

You are so sweet and of course very thoughtful. Thank you so much.

John said...

I have to second Cailleach--I'm in awe. Thank you very much, WlS!

somepinkflowers said...

thank you so much
for dropping by
to give me **The Good News**
of being Thoughtful!
[i am twice as thoughtful?
OK, i'll take that!!]

i Love your attention to word detail,
by the way!

thoughtfullinessly yours,

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

grazie mille! You are so thoughtful. :)

The (Mis)Adventures of a Single City Chick said...

Thank you so much for the honor! I'd like to thank my agent (whoops, don't have one of those quite yet), er, I'd like to thank my husband (um, wrong again), grrr. Okay, I'd like to thank all the little people who make me feel so much more important thant they are (wait, how pretentious and just plain bitchy is THAT? LOL!). Seriously, though, thanks for sharing the award with all of us. :-) I'd like to think I occasionally write the "thoughtful" post. Or, if nothing else, at least halfway humorous and entertaining. :-)


Caroline said...

That's so lovely honey.
I was really worried that I'd have to pick 5 and that someone would feel left out and hurt and and and ...

well you are most most thoughtful. Just realised you're not on my blogroll. I am off to correct that wrong ...


heartinsanfrancisco said...

Thank you so much. I am happy to share such a nice award with so many wonderful people.

Dewey said...

You're so sweet. :)

I love your wavy blogroll! How did you get it to do that?

exskindiver said...

thank you!
truly you deserve your award.

Roary Lyon said...

Viaggiatore, my friend! Oh, hi, Scarlett! How are you? I came by to collect my Thoughtful blogger award and say, "Thank you, thank you." You need to drop by more often, Viaggiatore, to sit and chat awhile.

Thanks again,
Roary with ^..^ and ^..^

Wanderlust Scarlett said...


I'm so glad you did, cuz now look at all these fine folk who are so happy that they got it!
Thanks again!


Just click on the award, it will go to it's own page, right click on it and save the picture to your computer. Start a new post on your blog and insert an image... your award, from your computer.


Cuz yer twice as thoughtful! My pleasure!


YAY! Of course, please put it up, you earned it! It will look so nice on your page!


Naturellement, mon plaisir!


Oh yeah... can I tell ya? I was up half the night visiting everyone to tell them so they could get it!
Whew!! Tired today... yaaaaaawn...


Of course you deserve it, you're on my list! I have best of the best on there.
I know exactly what you mean about the essential cup... oh for my Earl!


But of course! Yours was one of two blogs that made me start one to begin with! Cupcake was the other.


Happy to give it to you!


Humbled not... you richly deserve this. It is always such a pleasure to visit you and read the words you put together into ideas and meanings. Excellent work.


Oh please no! Keep the silliness by all means! What on earth would I do without fits of laughter? It's imperative!


You are welcome sir. Viaggiatore is very glad I love lions too!


Back atcha babe! XO

....taking break... this is a LONG red carpet!!!!



Not the most, look at the company I'm in! Just couldn't keep it to 5, there are too many wonderful folks out there who deserve it, and you are definitely one of them!


Why thank you lady! Glad to give it to you.

LJC & Lucidus,

*blushes scarlett* thank you. Glad you like it! You always make me think, make me smile.... I so enjoy ALL of your work.


Sweet as you I hope. You are most welcome.


Awww... look Cleo, he's sweet too.

Lady Pink Flowers,

You are quite the queen of words, such a wonderful writer and photographer. I LOVE the way your brain works... how you present things in such a creatively systematic way... it's like looking at a beautiful building, and when one steps inside they are richly rewarded with such an enormous and wonderful variety of clever wit, humor, intelligence and thoughtfulness... thank you.


Naturalmente, il mio piacere!
You are such a strong woman, I love to read your work! Such an inspiration.


I swear girl, you keep me in stitches... so fun to visit you, always. Besides the fact that we see things in the same light so often, I do get so much more than what I know when I visit you. Thank you so much for it.


I understand that concern exactly, that's why I bent the rules. There's not a single person on my list who doesn't deserve this. How could I chose? No way. How unfair to leave any one of them out!
Thanks for the add!


You know you are one of my favorites, sharp wit, good humor, tender heart, such a treasured joy.
Always a delight to visit you, and this award is SMALL but given to you with enormous sincerity and appreciation.


Can I only tell you the TIME and WORK and EFFORT that went into that blogroll... whew! Moving everyone around until it's just so... I am still working on the bottom... not quite what I like, but it's a work in progress, just like everything else in life, hmm?
And then, finding everyone everytime they get moved. Sheesh!
Glad you noticed!


Thank you, so do you milady!
Ok... new posts please!!! Lets hear all about the tropical trip!



I certainly will do that, I'm looking forward to all of your 21 roars!



Thank you so much for this award. I have seen other people receiving them & have secretly wished for one for a while now. I will try try my best to live up to the idea of being a thoughtful blogger.

Catherine said...

Thank you very much! Now, how do I put it on my blog? (Oh, I've just seen the instructions in your replies. Thank you again)

LAEvanesce said...

Thank you very much, Wanderlust ^^ Oh, and hello, Viaggiatore!

Pawlie Kokonuts said...

Thanks mucho...and felicationes to thee. BTW, I love your titular thing. How can I replicate that coat of arms thingy?

Wanderlust Scarlett said...

Blue Butterfly,

But you ARE a thoughtful blogger! I am so glad that you got it, especially after wishing!


Can't wait to come over and see how it looks!


You are most welcome... maybe a poem for it? Please?


You may be hitherto entitled by clicking on it and entering the requisite information.
You could also get your fortune from the same place, if you wanted it.
Good luck, can't wait to see your title!

Scarlett & Viaggiatore

Bonnie Jacobs said...

Interesting conundrum ... Roary got over here to say thanks, but is still pondering which lions are most thoughtful; I picked some thoughtful people, but apparently forgot to come say thanks to you (I thought I'd done it, truly I did). So thanks Scarlett (and Viaggiatore) for being so thoughtful and giving this fine award to ALL your friends ... and thanks for considering me one of them.

~~~ Bonnie

mcewen said...

They're great colours and thoughtful words. Congratulations on your award.

Pawlie Kokonuts said...

Thanks. I got my title. Give me a design primer. Where should I place it? It won't fit on the sidebar, I fear. Your Lordship, And Humble Savant, etc.

chiefbiscuit said...

Thank you so much! You are so thoughtful - goes without saying! :)

gautami tripathy said...

Thanks so much. You are so thoughtful..:D

Wanderlust Scarlett said...


I am so glad to see you! I'll come by to peek at who you gifted it to...


Thank you!
Welcome, glad to have you here.

My Lordship Savant,

Perhaps you might put it in a post, and then add a link to the post on your side bar, part way down...


Doing my best... some days it's tougher than others!


So glad to give it to you!

Scarlett & Viaggiatore

Anonymous said...

I agree that we all are a thoughtful bunch. We wouldn't get very far in blogging if we weren't. ;-)

And I want to compliment you on the wavy edge on your blogroll. That is too cool for school, girlfriend.

Wanderlust Scarlett said...

Ally girl,

Well... I have read some blogs that aren't so thoughtful, but I never go back.

The blogroll took forever to do!
So glad you like it!

Scarlett & Viaggiatore

Pearl said...

Great job at spread the glow of appreciation around. :)

Molly said...

Go raibh maith agat, Scarlett. Everyone else beat me to "Thank You!" which is what it means anyway, just in Irish.

Wanderlust Scarlett said...


Share and share alike they say.
I couldn't possibly give it to just one. Unfair!

Plus I am no good at making decisions.
I've taken up permanent residency outside the box.


How fabulous! The award LOOKS Irish to me, so that's perfect!

Scarlett & V.

kumonkey said...

Thanks for the nudge WS! I appreciate it. I`ll endeavour to justify this illustrious accolade with thoughtful thoughts, i think. Cheers.

Wanderlust Scarlett said...


THERE you are! YAY!
You are definitely a thoughtful blogger. So glad you are back, I'm coming over to sniff around and see if you've got a new post up yet.
I'm certainly hoping for it!

Scarlett & V.