Monday, September 13, 2010

Two Blogger Awards! Wow...

*girly squeal* I could really get used to this. It's fun, it's frivolous, and who doesn't like awards, even if they're virtual? So to start, I'd like to thank Justin, whose blog "The Key of the Twilight" celebrates the ups and downs of writing and offers hints about a really cool world Justin is writing about. Best of luck with those stories, Justin! He awarded me the "Versatile Blogger Award":

In response, I'm supposed to

1. Thank the one who gave me this award.
2. Share seven things about myself.
3. Present this honour onto 15 newly discovered bloggers.

4. Drop by and let my fifteen new friends know I love them.

Thus,
1. I'm a coffee addict.
2. I have three cats, one very big dog, and two wild bunnies to make up for the fact that I don't have kids but still need to take care of something.
3. I help run a writing community, in which I take enormous pride.
4. I collect swords and dragons and fairies and other make-believe critters.
5. I'm terrified of spiders but like snakes.
6. I have a birthmark on my leg and like to walk barefoot in the grass and wonder, if I'd been born five centuries ago, would I have been burned as a witch?
7. I believe that I'm not the only fantasy writer dreaming of a Hugo. I.e. I like to reach for the stars.

Now to pass it on. Since this young blog has only 19 followers so far, and I'm supposed to pass this to 15 bloggers, why not pass it on to everyone of you? If you've received the award already, don't feel obliged, but if this is your first Versatile Blogger Award, take it for yourself and pass it on. I.e. if your blog is listed under the "Wonderful People" heading, then I give you this award.

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As for the second award. Nicole Murray has awarded me the "Bold Faced Liar Award":


The Bold Face Liar Creative Writer Award requires me to:

1. Thank the person who gave you the award and link to them.
2. Add the award to your blog.
3. Tell six outrageous lies about yourself and one truth. (Another variant: Tell six truths and one outrageous lie. YOU get to guess which variant I chose – and which statements are true, as well as which are lies.)
4. Nominate six creative liars/writers and post links to them.
5. Let your nominees know that they have been nominated.

Truth or Lies:
1. I've been to all 50 states in the US and three European countries.
2. I was born in Fort Worth, Texas.
3. I managed to graduate with straight B's in college.
4. I married my high school sweetheart.
5. I didn't know I had a brother until I was ten years old.
6. I wouldn't be caught dead attending a Renaissance fair.

So, you now get to have fun guessing which are the truths, which are the lies. Hmmm... I'll post the answers in a few days.

Okay, to pass it on. I wanna hear the truths and lies of:
Brian Fatah Steele
Milo
izzey
tab
Justin
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6 comments:

Milo James Fowler said...

Congrats! And thanks -- I'll get on it.

Milo James Fowler said...

Truth or Lies? I could be totally off-base here, but I think 1 - 5 are true and #6 is a lie. Renaissance fairs are highly entertaining!

izzey said...

Okay, tomorrow is Tuesday, and I designate my entire lunch time to all of the requirements of these awards...and embellishments...lol

Also, I'm pretty sure I have your truths 'nailed' haha This is very cool. Give me some time, and I'll do the deed.

As far as 'passing the torch' I don't have enough bloggers to do that with. (I really need to get out more )
See you soon, and thank you dear. (yes you are old enough now, to be addressed as 'dear') :)
izzey

izzey said...

Phooey..okay, today is Tuesday and I lied..haha
I fooled around at LegendFire on and off today (Lisa slaps her own hand, and remembers her Nana telling her to "never make promises you cannot keep")

I'm watching varnish dry on one of my boats. lol
I will be back. :)
By the way, I absolutely love your 'art segments' here on the blog! My father was an artist (he passed away last year) and I have a special appreciation for art because of him.
Thank you for that.
There is a poem about him on my blog. (Colors of Loss) he was an intense painter.
See you,
izzey

Cort Ellyn said...

I'm deeply moved. I wasn't sure how art would fare on a writer's blog, but I figured I wasn't the only one who valued it highly. Thanks, Izzey!

justinawilliams said...

I'll be getting to the award soon hopefully. I also agree about the art. To me, more or less all forms of creativity are forms of storytelling...only the details are different.