Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Paying the Blog Love Forward

I recently won a fabulous new book The Secret of Spruce Knoll by Heather McCorkle on Angela Brown's in a Pursuit of Publishness
I can't wait to read it!

The coolest guy on the blog-block, J.W. Alden nominated me for the Kreativ Blogger Award. Thanks, J.W. and if you haven't checked out his blog yet, do it!! He's way cooler than me. :))
 Here's how the award works:
1. Thank and link back to the person who presented you with the award.
2. Answer the ten questions below.
3. Share ten random facts/thoughts about yourself.
4. Nominate seven worthy blogs for the Kreativ Blogger Award.

What is your favorite song?
Currently, One and Only by Adele.

What is your favorite dessert?
Chocolate cake w/ chocolate icing and chocolate sprinkles and a scoop of chocolate ice-cream. :))

What ticks you off?
People who don't take me seriously.

When you're upset, what do you d--
Cry. I cry when I'm happy, sad, angry, and frustrated.
 
Which is/was your favorite pet?
 Glen Ellen, my gorgeous German Shepherd.

Which do you prefer, black or white?
Black, definitely black.

What is your biggest fear?
Dying before I get stuff done.

What is your attitude mostly?
I wish it was always upbeat & light-hearted, but on average, it's austere most of the time. My father always says to me, "Lighten up, Frances!" From the movie Stripes.

What is perfection?
When all the pieces come together. Whether it be an event, a cooked meal, family time, a get-together, or even something as simple as a good day.

What is your guilty pleasure?
Chocolate

Ten random things about me...

1. I think I sound like Adele when I'm singing at the top of my lungs in my car.
2. I wish I sounded like Adele when I'm singing at the top of my lungs in my car.
3. I was baptized Protestant as an infant and didn't find out until this past Christmas...long story!
4. I've had over 40 jobs since I was fifteen.
5. I believe Bigfoot is real. Really. Somewhere.
6. I have a fear of driving in the mountains and riding on a boat.
7. I believe Ian S. is just about the hottest guy in the world.
8. I make the best crock pickles in the state of Texas~ask any family member.
9. Growing up, I wanted to be a Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader.
10. If I had to use one word to describe myself, it would be: Quirky. 

Because most of these awesome bloggers have already been awarded the Kreativ Blog award, they may or may participate. But, please check them out anyways. :)) As you will soon find out, these bloggers are totally Kreativ!


I know some of you are extremely busy. Participation is not a must. I just wanted to let you each know, y'all ROCK!!

25 comments:

  1. Black! You are awesome. And my wife cries when she gets mad. The one argument a year always ends the moment she starts crying. So unfair.
    Congratulations on the award!

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  2. Boy, you're always so quick! You're amazing. Thanks, Alex! P.S. We girls have that way about us. :)

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  3. Thanks, Candy. I have had a Kreativ Award before but I posted my answers here just because.

    What is your favorite song?
    Lately, Laura Marling, "Alas I Cannot Swim."

    What is your favorite dessert?
    Lemon Meringue Pie

    What ticks you off?
    When there is no forgiveness. When people place things above people. When judgment rises above mercy.

    When you're upset, what do you d--
    I shut down.

    Which is/was your favorite pet?
    Currently Mr. Tibs. My goldfish, Jaws, RIP.

    Which do you prefer, black or white?
    Black, definitely black.

    What is your biggest fear?
    I will never achieve my dreams.

    What is your attitude mostly?
    I'm a roller coaster.

    What is perfection?
    Unachievable.

    What is your guilty pleasure?
    Regency romance novels

    Ten random things about me...

    1. I understand cats and dogs.
    2. My favorite gift is when someone shares a memorized poem.
    3. I have had cancer.
    4. I am often called weird but I don't see it.
    5. I have walked on a lava field.
    6. I get seasick when I snorkel.
    7. I can't tell left from right, no matter how hard I try.
    8. I am blind in one eye.
    9. I hate washing dishes.
    10. I play the flute. 

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    1. Thanks for posting this, Molly! I know you're busy, but you so deserve the award! I LOVE coming to your blog weekly and LEARNING something. Every time, it never fails!

      Seasick when you snorkel, really??
      Weird...no! Unique! Special (in a good way!)! Amazingly awesome! Totally creative! Now, those are words I'd use to describe you.

      Black, definitely black...were we separated at birth or what?

      Love ya, Molly! Thanks for the visit!

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  4. Thanks so much for the Kreative Award, Candilynn. I loved the picture of you with your German Shepherd. When angry, my voice goes very low. No tears -- that is for when I am grieved over the death of someone I care for. It was great to learn more about you.

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    1. You absolutely deserve the award, Roland!!!

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  5. those are interesting facts!
    thanks so much for the award! i may get kreativ and update the award. i wonder who made the awards to begin with!

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    1. Update away, Tara! That's what being Kreativ is all about. :))) Those were questions I hadn't answered before, so I was total game.

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  6. Glen is a beautiful German Shepherd! I bet you guys have a lot of fun together :) And, I absolutely agree on your idea of perfection. So true.

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    1. She's a sillyheart, that much is true. It doesn't matter if I walk out to check the mail (she has to sit by the house and wait for me because of the road) or if I've been out of town for a few days, she ALWAYS acts like I've been her best friend gone for a year!!! Goofy chick!

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    2. Oh, and she may look fierce, but she hides on her bed from the UPS man when she really should be barking!!

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  7. Enjoyed reading your list and wanted to say thanks for the Kreativ gift

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  8. Congratulations to your recipients and to you. I used to work for the guy who claims that he sold the Bigfoot suit to the guys who made that most famous film from back in the late 60s. He has a pretty convincing argument.

    Lee
    An A to Z Co-Host
    Tossing It Out

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    1. Arlee, can I still believe??? It's kind of like Santa for me!

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  9. Haha. I wish I sounded like Adele too. :)

    And yeah, 40 jobs! Holy cow!

    Thanks so much for sharing. :)

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    1. Funny, just yesterday I belted out Fire to the Rain in the car. I sounded pretty good...hee, hee!

      Yes, *hangs head* but the list includes being a babysitter too!

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  10. Congratulations on the award and thanks for passing one on to me! :) I'll work on my answers and picking 7 more bloggers over the weekend, and use it for my Monday post. I love your answer for "perfection." Hope you have a "perfectly" great weekend!

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  11. I'll check by later on Monday to check out your answers and 7 picks. Hope your weekend is splendid as well. :))

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  12. Fun blog links! Thanks, Candilynn!

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  13. You're quite welcome, Faith! And, thanks for swinging by. :))

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