Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The Twelve Days of...Me! Day Nine

Since yesterday was the awesomest day in the history of the world and completely devoted to all things kissing, I missed my day eight of my twelve day blogging promise.
But since my kissing scene is the very first piece of writing ever to leave the comfort of my own hands, I'd say that's a pretty big day of "me" and worthy of holding the eighth day spot.
So yesterday was the implied day eight.
Moving on.

On the Ninth Day of Me, I give to you...2 awards!

Recently, I have been given two awards from two very talented writers.

The Honest Scrap Award came from Julie Dao(thank you, Julie!)at Silver Lining and now I must reveal ten honest things about myself. This could take awhile...

1. I absolutely refuse to eat food/drink milk that is one day past the 'sell by' date. Not the expiration, the SELL BY. Because it still grosses me out. Too bad.

2. I hate stuffed animals. Not because they're not cute, but because when it's time to give them away because I have too many, I cry. And not just cry. Sob. Because I'm afraid I'm hurting their feelings.

3. It is three days before Christmas and I have barely begun shopping. Or baking.

4. I can't clean my house unless I'm singing and dancing to my favorite songs. This is also why I can only clean when my husband isn't home because he'll make fun of me.

5. Which brings me to...when I was in fifth grade, I was picked by my music teacher to record a Christmas album with some of my classmates. I got to go to a real recording studio in Chicago and I still have the album.

6. If I fail as a writer, I would like to be a Life-Planner. I'm excellent at making decisions for people and there's millions of times when I have to bite my tongue to keep from saying 'I told you so'. People should always just listen to me!(This is just a joke. I don't actually want to plan someone's life...I'd just be good at it.)

7. My favorite color is purple and I wish I could paint every room in my house a different shade of it.

8. Sometimes the things in life that inspire me the most are the people who have let me down.

9. I hate magazines because there's never enough to read.


Whew! It's hard to come up with this stuff at the drop of a hat!

So, I know I'm supposed to pass this on to a bunch of people, but I decided to pick just one person to receive each award. I always try to pick someone who doesn't already have the award, and this person does not as of yet:

Melissa at Chasing the Dream. I love her blog because I feel like I can relate to her a lot. She always has something interesting to say and I look forward to new posts from her!

If you're not following her already, click away!

The Lovely Blog Award was given to me by Natalie Bahm. Thank you, Natalie!

The person I want to pass this on to never ceases to inspire me. Her posts are always beautifully written and I've been known to shed a few tears when I read them. Check out Victoria's blog and be amazed and astounded by her insight on everything from writing to the simple things that are guaranteed to make you think.

Thanks again for the awards, ladies!


  1. Melissa is amazing and totally deserves that award. I don't know Natalie so much, but I loved her almost kiss yesterday. Poor Alex. I'm still worried about his fragile boy ego. Loved your ten things. Awards are so much fun, aren't they?

  2. I came over when I saw you updated your blog and didn't expect to find an award for me! THANK YOU!!! And Tina is totally making me blush:) Loved your ten facts, too! Oh, I'm soooo excited!!! Can't you tell?

  3. I enjoy getting to know my fellow writers through these awards. Can't wait to click on the new (to me anyway) links!

  4. Ah, I was coming to tell you I left a little award for you on my blog, but looks like I'm a moment too late. Ah well, the mention is still there. I love your blog (and I love how you want to be a life planner if your writing fails--which it won't. You already plan out lives, just, you know...fictional ones!!)

    Anyway, you can check out my blog if you lie. The award is still there for you ;)http://carol-in-print.blogspot.com/2009/12/have-blog-will-follow.html

  5. OMG You are my soul sister!!!!! #1, #2, #4 = ME TO A TEE!! except I don't really hate stuffed animals (neither, I suspect, do you, haha)... I just cry, a LOT when I have to give them away... I used to think they came to life behind closed doors when I was little. While I know better now... I still think I hurt their feelings!!!! I wrote about my Gray Kitty in my most recent post, and sometimes if I'm not holding her, she sleeps on my nightstand. And she has to be facing me for me to feel like we still have our 'connection'. Sad, but true. Sigh.

  6. Haha! My favorite part was where you said you sing and dance when cleaning your house....and that you only do it when your husband is away. That sounds a lot like how I clean my house too. ;P

  7. Love the Honest Scrap award, great graphic! And getting to know you and your craziness.

    Happy Holidays to you, hoping for you, they go quickly!

  8. Hey I'm a sing and dance cleaner too. :) Congrats on the award!
    Click for my holiday message!

  9. Melissa-Tina is right, you deserve it!

    Carol-I like your take on things! I never thought of myself as a life-planner to my characters. Maybe that's why I love to write. :)

    Sara-you crack me up! I totally get it. It's embarrassing, but there's just no way around it!

    Happy Holidays everyone!