Friday, September 14, 2012

And a Blog Award Goes to...

Me!  My Little Hatchling-Blog got an Award today!

Yes, I know, I use too many !s and too many ...s, but right now they are completely warranted.

Here is where I thank the person who gifted me with this lovely thing - Robbie MacNiven
He's riding the GUTGAA wave along with me, and Listen Up Ladies - he wears a kilt! 
(Disclaimer:  he probably wears it only for special occasions.)
But all swooning aside, he's appallingly talented for someone of relatively tender years and he's writing what promises to be a stunner of a book.  And he's a history geek, totally "in" right now.

Read all about his WIP, in his own charming accent, right here
Robbie MacNiven - A Writing Blog

Here are the Rules of the Game (for those I'm about to nominate):

1. Identify and show appreciation to the blogger who nominated you.
2. You must add the reward logo to your blog.
3. Tell your readers 7 things about yourself.
4. You must nominate 5-10 of your favourite bloggers for this award.
5. Inform you nominees that you nominated them.
Easy peasy, right?

Seven Things about Me:

1.  Halloween is my favorite holiday.
2.  My first real job was cleaning stalls at a racehorse stable.  So, yes, I do really know how to shovel the sh*t, but I leave this off job resumes.
3.  I blush way too easily.  In fact I blushed when I received this award, but fortunately none of you could see that.  The internet is a beautiful thing.
4.  I have a horror of public speaking.  See #3.  I used to pray for death the nights before oral presentations in school.  Things are only marginally better now.
5.  When I was a child I often forced my extended family to re-enact scenes from "Bullwinkle" and I always played Natasha.  Bit of a stretch for a blonde five year old, but I managed.
6.  My favorite movie "scene" of all time is the ice palace in Dr. Zhivago.

7.  Writing lets me do all the things I loved about painting, but with almost no mess.

I hereby award the coveted Reader Appreciation Award to (drumroll please)...

Beyond The Hourglass Bridge Because she ate glass, and survived.  GLASS.  And she's my newest CP.

D. D. Falvo's Website/Blog Drakaenwood If you haven't been, go.  Go now.  You're in for a cinematic experience and some damn fine writing (check out the Black Bee story)

Jessie Humphrie's B-Word Blog If I could bestow an award for multi-tasking she would also get that.

Laura Crampton's Stranger Than Writing She has a book with "Souls" in the title, like me, and in her most recent post she gives us (writers) permission to ramble.  At least for the first draft.

Robin Kalinich's Ink and Alchemy Title of her most recent post - What do chickens and the male member have in common?  How can you NOT go read that?

Heather M. Bryant's Into The Cuckoo's Nest Because who doesn't want to go cuckoo sometimes?  And because her blog contains the word "Nest" just like mine.  And because she follows my blog.  Karma, people, karma.

Tamara's One Magic Bean Buyer Yet another Multi-Tasker Extraordinaire - Mom of 5??? My head spins like Linda Blair's in The Exorcist just thinking about it.

Kristina Perez Last, but by no means least.  This woman could tell you off in at least a dozen languages, including Middle Welsh, but she wouldn't because she's far too nice.  Also a wonderful CP and brilliant writer.

I would have liked to award some other blogs too, but it would look too much like sucking up when they're judging contests I've entered.  You know who you are.


  1. Oh, yay! I love Meme's and fun blog events. Your beautiful words and friendship are a gift, my blog thanks you, I thank you and the dragons hoot and whistle their joy. :D

  2. Your short fiction is pretty flashy too, I will add, in addition to what I already said on FB.

  3. Thanks SO much!! This is the second one of these I've been nominated for. My head is swelling. hehe. I'll definitely pick it up tomorrow. I'm in two blog-hops and running that contest, so I already put up three posts today. I think people will kill me if I update again.

    This was really nice of you!

    And I too LOVE Halloween. I'm already planning this years costume. All my kids start planning in like July. haha. I too have shoveled many a horse-stall in my day (my daughter rides)But, opposite of you in this--I LOVE public speakings. One of the few real talents I have in life is running my mouth. haha. I always won awards for it in school. When I am a big famous author, I'll never shut up on my book tours. ;)

  4. Thanks so much for the award! Mine's up now. I haven't seen the Dr Zhivago this picture is from, but I saw the play and it totally blew me away.