Monday, January 17, 2011

Versatile Blogger award and Monday miscellanies...

Okay if I get this right... passing this on has certain rules, first link to the original awarder which I am happy to do. Donea at The Queen of Procrastination (click on the award to go to her blog!) awarded me with The Versatile Blogger a little over a week ago and I was quite surprised and thrilled but wanted to take a few days to think about who to pass it on to... 
So I would like to pass it on to Burrowers, Books & Balderdash for their creative endeavors as a team and as individuals- most particularly Rayna M. Iyers who had a spectacular picture story on the thirteenth of January. Check it out!!!  
Some all also have their own blogs: 
Leanne: Violaleanne

Now: the seven (really seven???) things about myself: (WHO CARES?!?!?!)
~ I have a 23 year old daughter (yup! I'm that old! That's why you never see pics of my oldest two on here. I'd have to admit it. I keep them hidden on another blog)
~ I have a wicked toe pinch (I've picked up quite a few items over the years when my hands were full)
~ I played trumpet all through school. 
~ I was a DJ for a year and did the late night shift.
~ I nearly had my car stolen by a man who snuck in the back seat of my car while I was in a 7-11 but I cunningly clubbed him in the back of the head and flagged down a policeman. True story. 
~ I saw 20 cities in Europe in 21 days in January (1984). It was crazy-- don't do it! 
~ I hated ALL green vegetables and did not eat them until I was in college and I am still alive and healthy

It's Monday and my new day off although generally I would have to work part of the day. but today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day so I am off the entire day so I am going to take advantage of it and get some real Writing done. That means having music for inspiration, some champagne and no blogging (I'll have to catch up tomorrow folks!). Writing tip for the day... came first from Stephen King but was reiterated and heightened by my darling Mo: Read!    
Read authors who write better than you do, read books that inspire you to write better, that inspire you to write, that inspire you, and perhaps even intimidate. Don't read just anything read creative works!!!! Stephen King (who is NOT an author I admire by any stretch of the imagination) reads several hours each day because even he acknowledges that it helps his writing... and the more you challenge your reading the more your writing will be effected! 
Picture taken at Fahrenheit Books in Denver


  1. Reading your seven facts, I think you would make a great MC. ;o)
    Best with your writing.

  2. Congrats on the award.

    I really enjoyed learning about you. You a wonderful youthful quality. Age IS only a number. Most people think I'm many years younger than I am and I don't say a word. lol

    I'd like to thank you for the cheer and good wishes, I finally finished my first draft and having fun blogging today before I begin the editing.

    I'm doing the Happy dance at me blog with some friends, if you want a good laugh hop over.


  3. Danette-Thank you so much!!! On behalf of the Burrow (though I can only speak for the rest of them on Delusional Thursday) I thank you!

    Too funny on the toe pinch! And NUTS on that would-be car thief! Glad he didn't get you!

  4. Thank you so much, Danette! How sweet of you to think of us :)

    And congratulations on the award!

    By the way - 20 cities in 21 days - how did you survive? I'm currently having problems taking in one city (and my time span will be six months)...

  5. Congrats on your lovely award! And its always fun to learn a few things about blogging buddies!
    - 21 cities in 20 days? A friend of mine did that tour a few years back and she decided to do it but without the time constraint. ;)

    Have a lovely week!

  6. whoa about the would-be thief -- now THAT is a story!! congrats on your award. :) hope you enjoyed the day off.

  7. Thanks so much, Danette. *blushes*

    I really should make one post on the awards I have resting on my "mantle." Thanks again.

  8. Mary: Thanks! I was pretty good! They had me do a day shift for a week and I got a lot of compliments. I would have kept at it but I had my youngest and couldn't take the night shift anymore.

    YAY!! I had a pretty good day of productive writing!!

    Michael: Thanks! And congratulations to you!!!

    Hart: I've also been known to pinch in bed-- but I did't want to put that on the post... :) And the car pinch... he was not very smart to say the least. Thanks for the follow!

    Cruella: Thanks! As for the survival... I survived because I was young and I had to (it was 1984-- I told you I was old). I was just dragged along and I was a wreck by the time I was done! :)

    Talei: Thanks! We did see some lovely cities. If it were the only way I could ever see Europe (and I've never been back) I would still go but it was a killer. The Neuschwanstein Castle was amazing!!!

    Sarah: Maybe I will blog the story. It was quite a tale...and I did enjoy the day off, Thanks!!!

    Chary: You are most welcome!!

  9. Great getting to find out 7 things about you! :) Love the "toe pinch" - there's definite talent there - I know I could use an extra "hand" sometimes. And woo hoo!! to you on clubbing a would-be robber. That's awesome!

  10. Hi Donea! It's a definite bonus when you have a baby in tow having toes to grab things (lol)... and as for the car thief... I had two brothers who were bigger than I was (and I am 5'9") both younger. This guy was smaller than me-- he wasn't going to scare me that easily. :)


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