Thursday, February 9, 2012
The Liebster Award
Thank you so much, My Unpublished Life, for awarding me the Liebster Award, an award designed to bring new readers to small blogs like this one, with fewer than 200 followers.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