Monday, October 18, 2010

Fulfilling My Promise

Friday, I promised to finish off those awards by sharing 5 tidbits about myself then passing them along. So here goes:
  1. I once dressed up as a piece of gum on the bottom of a shoe for Halloween. My roommate and I had matching outfits: pink sweats with a sneaker-shaped slipper for a hat.
  2. I played soccer on my high school soccer team. All three years. SO much fun.
  3. When I was two, I fell out of a second story window and walked away without a scratch. I CRIED like a banshee, but otherwise, fine. (And I better not hear any "THAT explains it!" comments.)
  4. My thumbs are double-jointed. Pretty cool, eh?
  5. I hate chili. Like a lot. Sorry to all my Texan friends, but I think this disqualifies me from ever living near you.
Okay now for the more interesting part. Just so you know, I only give low-stress awards. You need do nothing with it. I'm good with that. This is just my way of telling you that I think your blog is cool. So you can choose the Versatile Blogger or the Creative Blogger Award. Or none, of course. :)



First, Shallee McArthur at Life, the Universe, and Writing. I recently found her blog and have been loving the open friendliness I can feel shining through her writing. Go visit. You won't be disappointed.

Next, Terri Tiffany Inspirational Writer. I'm always so impressed every time I visit. Her words really are inspirational and uplifting. Her title fits just perfectly. And she gives some pretty awesome advice, too.

Jemi Fraser at Just Jemi. You should see the buckets of awards she recently got. And all deserved. She isn't afraid to share her frustrations, and she's everywhere with her upbeat comments. Who couldn't help but love Jemi?

Missed Periods and Other Grammar Scares. This is who you WISH you had as your English instructor. She is hilarious! Under her tutelage, grammar is no longer scary. It is fun. I see the doubt in your eye, but seriously. You want a laugh? Go visit.

Finally, with two days from his birthday, how could I not include Lenny Lee at Lenny's World? A little spot of sunshine and happiness that is incredibly infectious. His posts and comments always, always, always make me smile.

Honestly, I could give you all awards. It was really hard to choose just 5. But thank you so much for being my friend and visiting my humble little blog, and thinking what I write is worth reading. I don't know how I made it so long as a writer without the support of the amazing writing blogosphere (that's you).

23 comments:

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Congrats, Janet! And I love those tidbits about you. Cool halloween costume idea, btw. :D

I'm off now to check out your recommended sites. Two of them I didn't know.

Joanne said...

Congrats on your awards, it's always fun to learn more about fellow bloggers this way!

Lynn said...

My eldest daughter fell out of a two story window along with her friend, when she was 4 years old. Scared the heck out of me so I can imagine your mother felt the same! Thanks for the links. I always need help with my grammar!

Candyland said...

Gum on the shoe is a GOOD one!!!!

Amanda Sablan said...

You don't like chili?! That explains it then... :P

Congratulations on your awards!

Melissa said...

Gum on the bottom of a shoe? The sheer brilliance in that alone astounds me. AMAZING! Seriously.

Lynda Young said...

I LOVE your halloween costume.
Congrats to you for your award and to those you've passed it on to :)

Lyn

Julie Musil said...

I just love all the bloggers you awarded!

It was fun learning more about you. I can't believe you fell out of a window with barely a scratch. Amazing.

Alexandra Crocodile said...

Congrats! And yout thumbs are weird:) I love Lenny's blog too! He's the cutest!

Jemi Fraser said...

Thank you so much! Your kind words made me smile (and got me a little teary!! :))

I love the gum under the shoe idea - so creative! And I'm glad you were okay from that fall - terrifying!

Jen Daiker said...

Congrats!!! I loved learning more about you! So super fun!

Creative Halloween idea! Holy cow about you falling from a two story building... praise God for not being hurt, but I too would have screamed my bloody head off!

Christopher said...

I thought my brother falling down a flight of stairs when he was two was bad, damn!

Lindsay (a.k.a Isabella) said...

Congrats on the awesome awards. :)

Terri Tiffany said...

Congrats to you and thank you for thinking of me:) It is always so cool that anyone would even think my blog is worth much!

Susanne Drazic said...

Sounds like an awesome Halloween costume!

CONGRATS to those you passed the awards on to!

Elana Johnson said...

Congrats on your awards! I'm double-jointed too, in all my fingers. It's pretty cool to do funky things and watch the 2nd graders' faces. :)

A.L. Sonnichsen said...

Wow -- gum on your shoe. That's creative! I'm super impressed. :)

Amy

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Congratulations on the awards...and to the recipients...

I love the tidbits (except the part about not liking chili...)!

Missed Periods said...

So, THAT explains it. Oooops, did I write that out loud? Thank you so so much for the award. I feel honored.

Ishta Mercurio said...

Oh, I like the gum-on-the-shoe Halloween costume! Very creative!

Lenny Lee! said...

hi miss janet! i got that cool award up on my blog but i forgot to say thanks for it. so now im gonna say BIG THANKS!
...smiles and hugs from lenny

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