& I said: “May it rain in this versatility.”

Under normal circumstance, I look forward to weekends. I love my Saturdays: refusing to do nothing, feeling like I can relax and read… While I planned to put a halt on delaying award posts, I thought this weekend would be perfect for reading Jane Austen as well. I finally have all these hours of me-time, and what better way to spend it than to read literature I enjoy? Well, today is Saturday (or was — it’s nearing midnight), and the day is so humid that my lungs wheeze for oxygen. I tried reading, yet my brain only takes notice of heat and prominent lack of cool breezes.

Vanity and pride are different things — Is this what hell feels like? — though the words are often used synonymously — I am having an asthma attack — A person may be proud — I don’t have asthma — without being vain — Maybe I can sit by this fan — Pride relates more — and inhale it — to our opinion or ourselves — I will suck all the air from this fan — vanity to what we would have — This air is mine, this air is mine — others think of us — What is this about vanity and pride and who cares because I need the sun not to exist so where is my squirt gun.

When you’re starving, your brain fails to focus on anything but food; likewise, I can only think about needing oxygen and wind. Shade offers no relief, as it may block out direct sun but the air remains stagnant. Similarly, nighttime resumes this humid torture. The environment is a cesspool of hot death: the sun microwaves me like a frozen dinner. I’m the Wicked Witch of the West who finally melts. Steam rises from the ground and my garden withers into a desert grave. Okay. I don’t have a garden, but if I did, that is what would happen.

For now, I’m boxing myself between fans: little sense comes from a brain that fries to malfunctioning levels inside the cranium.

On a more positive note, Olivia at Nerdy Book Reviews sent the Versatile Blogger Award my way a week ago. Thank you! Read her VBA post and check out the other nominated blogs, but remember to take a look at Olivia’s blog, too!


  • Thank the blogger who nominated you.
  • Add the Versatile Blogger award picture to your post.
  • Share 7 random facts about yourself.
  • Nominate 15 fellow bloggers who are relatively new to blogging.
  • Let the nominees know that they’ve been nominated.

If you wish to read, here are seven facts about me:

  • I often tell people that I’m a vegetarian to cover up for my picky eating habits.
  • Waterworks were inevitable when I saw Peter Jackson’s King Kong in theatre. (“Are you crying?” No, this is an obvious allergic reaction. An allergic reaction to emotion.)
  • I love searching for foreign films to watch, which is how I spent every second of free time last summer break. Goodbye, Lenin!, Reign of Assassins, and I’m a Cyborg But That’s OK  are a few favorites I saw last year.
  • Flats are my shoes of preference
  • I’m crazy about Torchwood, but I’ve never seen Doctor Who…
  • One tea brand I always trust is Stash —  their white chai is a personal favorite, and I felt deflated when the closest Stash chai I could find last week was Vanilla
  • Vanilla is only one flavor of poison, says I.

Now it’s time for nominees! Some of these bloggers have already been nominated while others may opt out of making a VBA post. I merely enjoy sharing blogs I like and look forward to reading new posts from. I hope you all click over to see those who you’re unfamiliar with, because you may like them, too!

Well, what do you know — I made it to 15 blogs this time! My Liebster nominees will soon follow, as will a “blog tag” post. Literary Tiger recently tagged me, and you can find her post here. I do love a good  interrogation.

12 thoughts on “& I said: “May it rain in this versatility.”

  1. Of course, it’s an honor just to be nominated!

    I hardly know what to say, but I never met a list I didn’t like so I look forward to sitting down and making these.

    • And I’m happy to nominate! Checking out people’s nominee lists is a nice way to find new bloggers with similar interests.

      Ooh, I will have to read that book you suggested. The title catches my interest — it’s frustrating to be asked, “But why do you hate that food?” and lack a sufficient answer.

  2. Thank you for the nomination! I will definitely get to those 7 points and the list, but only in the next two weeks as I am in Indonesia and far from fast enough internet. Thanks again. Keep blogging.

    • You’re welcome! No problem — life can be a busy or fun mess as it is without blogging. I hope you enjoy your stay in Indonesia! Happy travels.

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