A while back I was gifted with some Versatile Blogger Awards, but since I fell off the face of the earth just before receiving these, I have yet to pass them on. It gives me great warm fuzzies to know others follow my blog and find it worth their time, and I appreciate that enormously.
There are so many great informative and imaginative blogs out there and following so many can be time-consuming. That's why I am happy to pass this award onward to other bloggy friends who make the reading worth my time.
1. Thank and link back to the person who bestowed upon you the wonderful award:
Great big fluffy thank you to Bryan at the Time Guardian Blog. I can't wait until your books get picked up because I'm looking forward to reading them. They sound like exactly what my kids would love to read.
L'Aussie at L'Aussie Writing, I love the imagery in your writing. Thank you for all your input and for following my blog.
Thank you also to OfficeGirl at Tired but Writing. We have quite a lot in common. It's almost scary sometimes to read your posts ;) Make sure you tell us all about your upcoming writer's conference. I haven't gone to one yet because I'm too darn poor for conferences, associations, contests, etc. Some day it's going to be all that's on my Christmas list, and then someone (*ahem*--hubby) will have to pay for one.
2. Share seven interesting or amusing things about yourself.
Hmmmm. Tough one. Feels funny to tag myself as interesting or amusing, but here's my best...
1) I foresee the cause of my death to be dark chocolate overdose, most likely Lindt or Lindor truffles. Should I just sue them now? 2) I love creepie/crawlies. I had to adopt out Pebbles, my Red-Tailed Columbian Boa when I left for boot camp because my husband couldn't stand to feed it the rats. My dream pet: a Monitor lizard. 3) I lived in a nudist colony for a very short period of time when I was a child. 4) I was groped twice at The Hobbit House, a restaurant/bar in Manila staffed entirely by little people. I guess my budonkadonk was too hard to resist at eye level. 5) I won a big, fat essay contest with a piece I wrote on washing a chicken. *make sure you use Woolite* 6) I've eaten locust, deep-fried. Tasted like chicken, but I couldn't stand the "hull" in the mouth afterward. 7) I can't let myself play RPG's. Nope, can't do it. I'll end up living at the computer, and not to blog or write, but to RPG the last half of my life away. Damn you, EQ (aka EvilQuest). You started all this!
3. Pass the award top 15 bloggers you have just recently discovered and who you think are fantastic for any and all reasons!! I tried to choose blogs I follow which didn't appear to already have this award. Without further ado and in no particular order: