Last month when discontinued my old blog and started this one, I was bemoaning the lost of all the Followers I left behind. But I also left behind a few other things, including the blog awards I'd received there. So my new blog has felt a little naked.
Last week I was delighted to receive not one, but two, blog awards from fellow blogger Angela Brown. Thank you so much, Angela. You made my week.
I discovered Angela's blog, in a Pursuit of Publishness, just recently and I really enjoy it.
Of course, most blog awards have rules attached for receiving and for passing along, so let me properly accept the following.
1. Thank and link to the person who nominates you - Okay, did that above.
2. Share seven random facts about you - Here they are:
I'm a die hard Red Sox fan although I left Boston at the ripe old age of four.
I chew gum when I write. The more intense the scene, the harder I chew. I've made hamburger out of the inside of my lower lip working my way through a good murder.
I love live theater. Broadway (when I'm in NYC) to local community theater and everything in between.
I'm not an obsessive grandmother or anything like that, but the license plates on my car say "Da Nana".
I am totally freaked out by spiders. All other kinds of creepy crawlies I'm okay with but not spiders. I think it comes from seeing The Incredible Shinking Man when I was a kid. If you know the movie, you'll remember the scene.
I was a first wave Red Cross disaster relief worker after Katrina. I had to set up a shielter for 100 evacuees in a community center with no showers, two single stall bathrooms, no working phones (landline or cell), and no supplies. We were about a county and a half beyond the end of the established suppy lines.
I have a black thumb. Houseplants have little chance for survival in my care. Silk flowers don't fare much better.
3. Pass this award to five new blogging friends - And here they are:
Nay at Cover to Cover and Everything in Between
Maryann Miller at It's Not All Gravy
Cate at Cate Masters
Larri at Seams Inspired
Isis at Isis Rushdan
4. Contact and congratulate the awarded bloggers - Heading out to do that now.
1. Thank and link to the person who nominates you - Again, did that above. Hi Angela! *waves*
2. Share seven random facts about you
I'm a tea drinker. Hot tea. All day, all year round. Never have developed a taste for coffee, although I will drink one of those frou frou mocha concoctions from Starbucks on occasion. Odd side note: I love coffee flavor ice cream.
I have lived at different times within 15 minutes of both coasts. I have to admit, I'll take the northeast over the southwest (my apologies to my friends in Southern California).
I did get as far in my writing career as being signed by an agent a couple decades ago. Sadly, we were not a good fit and nothing ever came of it.
I have spent my entire adult life on a diet, just coming off a diet, or thinking I need to start a diet. I have lost enough weight to create several clones.
I can't ride rollar coasters. Absolutely terrified. I don't do ferris wheels very well either. But tilt-o-whirls or scramblers - anything that stays close to the ground - I love.
Surprisingly, considering that last fact, I love rock climbing. Not very good at it, but love doing it.
I've been married 42 years. (Yes, to the same guy.)
3. Pass this Award along to 15 recently discovered blogs and let them know about it! - Well, I'm going to cheat on this one a little. Not all of these are recently discovered. Just blog friends I want to share this award with. These are all blogs I enjoy and recommend.
Maria at Maria Zannini
Mason at Thoughts in Progress
Dru at notes from me
Sarah at Falen Formulates Fiction
Jemi at Just Jemi
Liz at Liz Fichera
Mary at Giggles and Guns
Diane at Spunk of a Stick
Stacy at Stacy's Rantings anad Whatnot
Shellie at Chapter Writer
Lee at Tossing It Out
Susan at Susan Says
Mooderino at Moody Writing
Lynnette at Chatterbox Chitchat
Mary at My Place by the Sea
Okay, there we go. Thanks again, Angela. It was fun receiving and passing along.
Note: I had this blog all done and ready to post when Blogger hiccupped and wiped out all my links. That's why I'm so late today. Personally, I'd love you all to accept this award without feeling obligated to pass it along to quite so many if you don't have the time.
Now I have to race around to everyone's blog and let them know.
Groaner for the day: Two boll weevils grew up in South Carolina. One went to Hollywood and became a famous actor. The other stayed behind in the cotton fields and never amounted to much. The second one, naturally, became known as the lesser of two weevils.