Sunday, March 28, 2010

a great big bloggy hug!

I made the comment to a good friend the other day that I feel quite blogger schizophrenic these days.  It seems that when my writing is going well (meaning I'm actually writing, not that I have any idea how it will turn out if you know what I mean...and I'm sure you do) - anyhoo, my blogging tends to suffer, yet when I seem to have writer's block my blogging and commenting flourishes.  Hmmm....guess that would mean I get my writing fix one way or the other...I vow to try to balance it out!  It's anyone's guess as to whether or not it will actually work....

But perhaps I'm too hard on myself because I've been feeling the bloggy love lately even in my blogosphere absense and it most definitely gives me the warm fuzzies!

So on to some fun awards...shall we???

First up is a lovely award from Mia over at Literary Jam and Toast...and how cool is that blog name by the way???  I love it!  Thanks Mia and I'm afraid that I've hung on to this one for much too long.  Sorry Mia! 

And you know what?  I've gotten this award a few times and somehow have never managed to actually tell 7 things about myself!!!  I'm not sure how this has happened but I shall rectify it immediately!

1 - I have found some of the coolest friends and fellow writers through blogging!  (Ok, you probably already knew that but I still like to share it!)

2 - I put on my "comfy clothes" the minute I get home from work.  I can't stand not being comfortable when I'm home and ready to chill.  Sweatpants and stretchy things are a must!

3 - I *heart* cute shoes.  I'm seriously doing a closet/shoe picture post sometime in the future.  Cute heels are my weakness.  It's a shame they don't go well with above mentioned sweatpants.

4 - My younger sister is a true-life hero in my eyes.  A cancer survivor in remission...but better than that, one amazing, caring, super cool, athletic, smart, chick!

5 - Lying is like my #1 pet peeve.  I just don't get it.  Why do it?  I don't know...I tend to be trusting and gullible so this one just really irks me.  Unless it's for fun, like in a blog award, and then I love it.  Just wanted to clarify because the lying one is my absolute favorite to read, but I think we can all agree that that's different, right?

6 - I'm addicted to hot tea.  Love it.  All kinds.  No sweetener needed.

7 - I also love sushi.  I never would have thought raw fish could be so tasty!

Next up is one of my favorite guys, DL over at Cruising Altitude!  He never ceases to make me smile and often cracks me up with his thoughtful and hilarious comments....not to mention he's one heck of a writer. 

He bestowed me with this beauty:

Here's the rules for this one:
1) Post the award
2) Pass on to 12 bloggers that brighten your day
3) Link to nominees
4) Link back to givers.

DL cheated on this one and I'm following suit...12 seems like an awful lot.  I'm going to go with...hmm...Five!

Kim Franklin - If you've never visited Kim's blog, first of all...SHAME on you.  Seriously!  Slap yourself on the hand before going there now.  I'll wait.  Harder! that you've visited her site (and can barely type without it hurting) you know that the sunshine award just fits her.  I'm sure she has probably recieved this award numerous times but it will not stop me from sending it her way once more, because, well, she deserves it for entertaining the rest of us non-stop and making us smile...typically from her love of hot boys. 

Jade at Jade Hears Voices - her posts never cease to make me laugh out loud.  Actually, I'm not sure I've ever read one (even her frustrated ones) in which I kept a straight face.  She is total sunshine even when she tries her best NOT to be.  Love her blog - go there straight away if you've never been...(I also like to randomly insert British phrases to entertain myself)

Michele at Southern City Mysteries - I had the chance to meet this lovely blogger in person last week, not just once, but twice, and she is amazing!  I'm thinking the sunshine award also belongs to her, hands down.  If you haven't been to her site, make sure to check it out...she always has great interviews, guest bloggers, information and other things for writer's...

Shannon at Book Dreaming - She always has positive, fun things going on around her blog.  I haven't checked but I'm sure she's received this award a dozen times herself.  I dare you to go to her blog and NOT smile...

Kelly Polark - Just check out her photo on the blog...does this not just ooze Sunshine???  Seriously...her blog is also another of those that always makes me smile.  And her love of music is contagious....

Moving on to an award that is oh so pretty and I'm seriously EXCITED to be getting from DL, check it out:

The rules:
1. Choose five followers/commenters that 'get' you
2. Write something fake (preferably not too mean) about them
3. Link to them, and link back to this post to comment your receipt of the award

First of all, this one may be the easiest award to give out that I've ever recieved.  These people popped into my head instantly with no doubt.  And how cool is that award?  I'm going to cheat and list the four that instantly came to mind:  

1 - DL at Cruising Altitude - DL almost quit blogging entirely when one of his so-called-blogger-friends gave him the "build your own book boyfriend" award

2 - Kristin at Kristin Creative - Kristin once spent an entire night in jail due to rushing onstage at a Goo-Goo Dolls concert and attacking Johnny Rzeznik.  
3 - Kimberly Franklin - Kim was with Kristin the night of the Goo-Goo Dolls "incident" but was unavailable to help...they found her backstage hanging with the opening band later.  She issued a statement to the press saying, "I couldn't help it...there were hot boys!"  

4 - Jennifer Shirk at Me, My Muse and I - Jennifer once attended culinary school with Chef Gordon Ramsay, who claims Jennifer is one mean cook!

And lastly, there's this beauty of an award that I have gotten and bestowed on others before:

My bestie Kim gave me this one in what was quite simply the coolest post ever and because it was I'm linking to it here.  I never mind getting this one time and time again, because let's be honest, is there anything better than having a large group of friends?  No, I think not. 

And that concludes today's award ceremony!  Whew!  I think we should celebrate by being lazy, having a glass of wine, and reading a good book.  What do you think?

Hope everyone's weekends went well!!!




  1. Thank you for making me run for the paper towels to wipe off the coffee and boogers on my monitor, recently blown there through my nose! That was so hilarious...and now I'm REALLY shivering in my boots!

    I'm so jealous you got to meet Michele!! She sounds like wonderful person.

    Congrats on all your awards. You're awesome!!

  2. Kristi, you are definitely one of my besties! And you know how I love my hot boys! LOL. ;)

    Congrats on all of your awards! You deserve them all! And THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for mine, too!! :)

    I hope you have a great Sunday! And I'm looking forward to a very productive day at work tomorrow. (Ha-ha... that's a funny one, huh?)

  3. Dude, we ARE like soulmates. LOL

    Amazing, but that comment isn't fake. In fact, Gordon and I dated a few times in school, too. *wink*

  4. I am glad you have a blog... hope you continue to find joy in it. Thx

  5. Congrats on the awards, you deserve them!

    Oh yeah, and I have your book by my bed so I'll be getting to it next :) I'm very excited!

  6. Congratulations on all your awards! I'll definitely try to get to all these sites you've recommended.

  7. Woohoo!!! Congratultions to you! If you find that balance, plese let me know the secret! :)

  8. Awesome; What wonderful blogs to pass the awards on to.

    Great to know you a little better.


  9. I get that about the blog/write imbalance. I'm on hiatus right now while I wait for the wip to get editor checked, so I'm doing a LOT of blogging.