Thursday, February 9, 2012

The Liebster Award

Once, when I was fifteen years old, I was the eighth caller and I won a cassette tape of the Fine Young Cannibals. That pales in comparison with this.

Thank you so much, My Unpublished Life, for awarding me the Liebster Award, an award designed to bring new readers to small blogs like this one, with fewer than 200 followers. I am just thrilled that MUL thought enough of my ramblings here to think of me. Thank you, thank you.

(Btw, you need to check her out--she blogs about life, food, writing, friends, and shopping...)

What I'm supposed to do now is list five things you don't know about me. Kind of a tough to do since I'm pretty confessional--frightfully so!!--here. But, here goes:

1. My favorite food combo is Cheddar-Flavored Check Snack Mix and beer. Add in a late-night netflix sitcom from a decade or so ago and I'm all set. (I'm not proud of this...)
2. I was born in Indiana.
3. When I was a kid, I saw a movie called "The Incredible Shrinking Lady," starring Lily Tomlin and a man in a gorilla costume. For years, I had nightmares about shrinking. I worried it would happen to me and that I would someday disappear.
4. My scars: a short line under my chin from when I was four and vacationing in Florida with my family and my older sister dared me to put my face under and I plunged right down onto the concrete step inside the pool; one on the side of my foot from the time I was twelve and had snuck out of the house late at night to gallivant on the golf course with friends and I had fallen; another foot injury, from a shattering light fixture in a shower in Russia; a long, faint scar on the palm of my right hand from when my previous, psychotic cat Idgy ran away from home and I tried to rescue her from a culvert and she didn't particularly want to be rescued.
5. My first job was filling drinks and pulling fries at Sally's Hotdogs in Greensboro, NC.

And now, the fun part: I get to award the Liebster Award to five blogs that I deem most deserving. Please, check them out--they are SO worth it!!

50 Shimmering Pages, on the adventures of novel-writing

The Quivering Pen, writing inspiration, advice, and perspectives on the writing life

Annette Gendler, creative nonfiction and photography

Cathy Kidman, a cancer survivor turns comedienne tells her story

The Discriminating Reader, an insightful, well-written reader's blog


bladerlaur said...

How wonderful! What a great award. I look forward to reading your recommendations, and wonder will April and Goliath EVER ARRIVE already! Your blog always touches me in some way. Thanks for sharing yourself in this way.

Unpublished Life said...

Congratulations Susan!:) You deserve it! I love reading your posts and this is no different.

Thank you for the support and I feel like I know you a little better:)

I will definitely be checking out the above blogs!:)

sherylmonks said...

Hey, this is awesome! Congratulations. You definitely deserve it.

And thanks for sending folks my way. Now to catch up. Whew!

Jonnia said...

Yay!!! I want to hear the story about the light fixture in a shower in Russia!

Looking forward to checking out new blogs. Thanks!


David Abrams said...

Thank you so much, Susan! This was a nice surprise to find on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

Susan Woodring said...

Sheryl, YOU deserve it. I love, love, love what you've been doing at 50 shimmering pages lately--a crash-course in novel-writing, so practical and inspiring, too.

Susan Woodring said...

David, you are so welcome. I am so glad I've stumbled onto the Quivering Pen--so much interesting and useful and incredibly inspiring information and stories.

I drafted a "First Time" but hated it, so I'll have to draft again, maybe come up with something...

Susan Woodring said...

bladerlaur--are you my friend Laurie from the folk school??

Whoever you are, thank you so, so much for your kind words and for your enthusiasm about Goliath. I appreciate it.


Btw, I'll be at the folk school the first week in April...any chance you're going that week, too??

Susan Woodring said...

I'm afraid there was a lot of blood. A lot. of. blood. Not pretty...

Thank you, dear. Good to see you here!!

Susan Woodring said...

Unpublished Life: THANK YOU!!! I really, really, really appreciate your honoring my blog in this way.

And yes, you should definitely check out the blogs I listed---every one of them is a gem!!