Thursday, July 8, 2010

Award Central

Between my contest and the move, I've been hoarding a few awards. It's always a warm fuzzy to receive an award like when someone offers you half their cookie at lunch. So, time to share the fuzzies!

Renae at The Siren's Song; Sharon at Random Thoughts; Kris & Kels at Take My Hand; Amparo at No Rest for the Lazy; Medei Sharif; Writing Nut at Writing in a Nutshell; Julie Musil; and Alexandra at Friends and Crocodiles awarded me the Versatile Blogger Award. Thank you all! I'm so flattered you would think of me.

Then Bethany Elizabeth at Ink-Splattered, and Clara at Pinches of Madness awarded me the Honest Scrap Award. I love this one. Makes me feel strong. :)

And finally, Medeia Sharif also awarded me the Sugar Doll Award. I feel so sweet every time I look at the one. Thank you! Now if you'll excuse me, I think I need to go eat a sugar cookie . . .

Okay, I'm back. So Honest Scrap and Sugar Doll ask for 10 facts about me, and Versatile wants another 7. You'd all be bored to tears, so I'll just offer up 7 and call it good:

  1. I don't eat plain chocolate. Slather it over a cookie, or mix it with something and I'm good, but I can't handle it plain. Every few years I try to eat it again, but I always have to spit it out. No go.
  2. My husband and I spent 3 months in Ecuador the first year we were married to work in orphanages. All our wedding cash went to pay for it, but it was SO worth it.
  3. I was a cheerleader in junior high. Short skirt and all. But no pom-poms. I promise I was no cliche, though. I was nice! Really. :D
  4. I'm much better at math than I am at English. I know, weird!
  5. I'm the 4th of 5 kids . . . Did you know 4th children are always the most well-adjusted? ;)
  6. I have never been to Canada. 
  7. I hate to brag, but I can both roll my tongue and fold it. Yes, talent indeed.
Okay, so for passing these puppies on. Versatile calls for 15 people each, and the others ask for 5 . . . so doing the math (which I'm good at, remember?) . . . (8 x 15) + (5 x 2) +5, that would be 135 of you. Uh, yeah, that's a lot. So I will be breaking some rules.

I am choosing only 5 recipients, and I am letting you choose which award you want (did Stina do that first? Fab idea):

Vicki Rocho at Rambles and Randomness. She is so fun, and not afraid to share those less-than-flattering moments. If you need a good laugh, check out her blog.

Roh Morgon at Musings of a Moonlight Writer. She is just getting started with her blog and has a fun character contest going on right now.

R. Garrett Wilson who always has interesting discussions going on. His blog makes me think, and I like that.

Justine Dell who is not only funny, but amazingly brave. She posts her query stats ON HER BLOG! I can only hope to be that brave one day.

Finally, Bekah at Bekah's Stories who always has interesting topics going on, plus she has a Worst Query contest going on right now. How fun is that?

So phew! My fingers are numb. Hope you all have a great weekend!


Bethany Elizabeth said...

Wow, congrats on the awards! :) Sometimes they can get overwhelming, can't they? And you're good at math? Seriously? Is it possible to write and be good at math? o.0
:D Juuuuuuust kidding.

Adam and Nikki said...

Good job! you deserve your bragging moments.

Candyland said...

Congrats on all the awards!!! Wowee!

Joanne said...

A whole latte awards going on here! Congrats to you and to your nominees :)

Lenny Lee said...

wow miss janet you sure got a lot of awards. how cool is that! i like that you had to share out some stuff about you. its fun knowing more about you. i like how you helped kids in ecuador cause it shows how you know how good it is to do heart stuff.
...hugs and smiles from lenny

Courtney Barr - The Southern Princess said...

Congrats on the awards! yOu deserve 'em!

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Lisa_Gibson said...

Congrats on all the well deserved awards! Have a fabulous day. :)

roh morgon said...

Congratulations on all the awesome awards! And thank for bestowing one on me :)

I'm going to claim the Honest Scrap award (it's funny if you say it real fast!), so will start working on 10 things about me and figuring out who to pass it along to.

Congrats and thanks again!

WritingNut said...

Congratulations! They are all very well deserved!

Anita said...

Congratulations on all these awards! Also, I don't think anyone's ever offered me half a cookie. I've gotta work on who I'm eating lunch with.

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Congratulations on the awards...I am in awe of the facts about you. Very cool spending your wedding money and time to help children!!!!!

Vicki Rocho said...

Thanks for thinking of me!

Funny,I'm the same way with peanut butter that you are with chocolate. Like it with OTHER things but not solo.

roh morgon said...

Turnabout's fair play, Janet. Check out my blog to pick up YOUR award!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the awards. Hope the move went smoothly.

Congrats to all those who you passed the awards on to.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the awards!

#2 -- I think that's a really wonderful thing! :)

JE said...

Sweet, thanks! I'm taking the Honest Scrap award ;-)


Unknown said...

Congratulations on your awards! I love the Honest Scrap award. =)

Becky said...

Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog! I love your Jedi-infused blurb about yourself on your profile. Awesome! :D

Anonymous said...

COngrats!! Thanks!1 This gives me a chance to check a few other authors out there...I need to find a few more MG authors and beta reader: )

Gina said...

Congratulations on receiving the awards...and congrats to those you passed it on to! ^_^