Monday, February 8, 2010

It's Like Christmas! Or... Long Award Post Ahead

Oh my goodness. :)  If I had known that today was going to be Awards Day, I'd have put on my good sweatpants!  (Oh.  You don't blog in sweatpants?  Yeah.  Uhm... me either.  Nooooo.)

Before I get to the awards (!!!  I know... the rest of you already have these awards... but the very idea that someone wanted to add to the interior decorating over here at Dangerous just makes  my heart sing), I want to tell you that on Friday I posted about having 15 followers.  And today I have 38.  Which totally blows my mind and I find really fun, because this network of awesome people just keeps growing, from incredibly supportive friends and family to incredibly supportive fellow writers.  You are my 38 favorite people in the world. :)  But, um... now for the bad news - Each one of you is going to have to submit a picture and dossier to Handsome Hubby, who is a bit incredulous at this wave of followage, and who asked me if I created a bunch of Google profiles just to pad my own numbers. Tee hee :)  He likes to make sure that my head can fit through the door since he doesn't want to take care of the children by himself.  Especially the one in her Terrible Twos.  But I digress...

Here they are!

I got this little number from Christine at Christine's Journey .  Christine's blog is great because she is so focused on her writing but her blog tone is lovely and conversational, like "Come along with me, let's see where this writing takes us..."  Plus she has awesome taste in music.  Bonus!

I do, however, have to earn this award by posting 10 honest things about me, so here goes:

1. My favorite song is '39 by Queen.  It's based on a short story (go figure) but I have yet to find the story.

2. I just wrote three pages sitting on a gym floor while my older daughter was at a field hockey clinic.

3. I am very Type A.  But more toward myself than anything.

4. I wanted to be a ballerina when I was little so I took dance class for years.  I have since come to terms with the fact that I am not overly graceful.

5. I graduated with almost 1,000 people in my high school class.  My entire college had 1,500 students.

6. I hate talking on the telephone.

7. I am the second of three girls.  And I have Middle Child Sydnrome, LOL.

8. My dog is named after a character in a musical.

9. A colleague and friend gave me the highest possible compliment today - "Have you ever thought about writing a book?  I think you'd be good at it."

10. When I was a junior in high school, I got stood up for a winter formal.  Worse, I hadn't even bothered to get dressed up, because I had a feeling he wasn't going to bother showing up.  Even worse, in the middle of the night, we had a house fire and lost just about everything.  The Red Cross put us up in a motor lodge with vouchers to eat 3 meals a day at Burger King for a week and vouchers for clothing/toiletries at Kmart.  After that week, my sisters and Mom and I were split up as we stayed with various friends until the apartment that our insurance (thankfully) provided was ready.  We lived in the apartment for several months while our home was being rebuilt.  The silver linings:  One, Our family escaped without injury, and I learned a very valuable life lesson about stuff being just stuff and what is important in life.  Two, our apartment was near a Putt Putt miniature golf place so my sisters and I played a lot of mini-golf that summer.  I won a mini-golf trophy.  Oh yes I did.

11.  (Bonus truth)  When the alarm went off this morning, in my half-awake state, I dreamed I had 61 followers.  I have no idea why 61.  I think that would have blown Handsome Hubby away.  LOL!!!

Now it's my turn to give this award to some awesome bloggers!  Please give it up for...

JamieKate at Jamie-Kate Writes

Sorry, I'm keeping it to 3 because I have more to give!  This one is from Guinevere, who totally made me happy today!  Thank you!

Ok... must now list 10 things that make me happy.  Yippee!

1. Handome Hubby, because he said to me once, 15 years ago, "I think you're cool.  I think we're looking for the same thing."  And we were.  And we still are. :)

2. Tootsie Roll, who is my beautiful blue eyed 7 yr old.  Full of drama, crazy smart, hard on herself, sensitive, creative, sporty, book lover like her Mommy!  My Mini-Me.

3.  Curly Jones, Handsome Hubby's Mini-Me in a girl version.  Although she pointedly entered the Terrible Twos this week, she is typically so happy and easygoing.  Big blue eyes and bouncy blonde curls.  Doing well on the potty! (After a few bumps in the road, lol).

4.  Finding People Like Me who write through these wonderful blog networks.  I feel so happy to be making connections with people who share my passion!

5.  Summer vacation.  Because I'm a teacher. ;)

6.  Decorating for Christmas and Christmas music.

7.  Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert,  because they make me laugh.

8.  Queen II, my favorite cd.  Always puts me in a writing mood.

9.  Chocolate.

10.  Coffee!!!  And tasty creamers. :)

I would like to give this to every one of my followers.  Because you all make me happy.  So if you want it, grab it, it's yours!

And FINALLY (I think I hear the "get off the stage" music, but I'm ignoring it), this fab fancy award is from Kim over at Confessions: The Secret Life of a Writer.  Thanks, Kim! 

For this one, I have to answer each of these with just one word. Good thing, because this post is getting crazy long!  Ok, I may cheat a few times...

Your Cell Phone? Pocket
Your Hair? Boring
Your Mother? Hi, Mom!
Your Father? Gone
Your Favorite Food? Italian
Your Dream Last Night? 61 followers!  LOL!
Your Favorite Drink? Coffee
Your Dream/Goal? Publication
What Room Are You In? Bedroom
Your Hobby? Writing
Your Fear? Kids Being Unsafe
Where Do You See Yourself In Six Years? Agented... maybe?
Where Were You Last Night? Home
Something That You Aren't? Finished my MS
Muffins? Why not?
Wish List Item? Time
Where Did You Grow Up? Philly burbs
Last Thing You Did? Put away groceries
What Are You Wearing? Vera Wang sweats. ;)
Your TV? Projector
Your Pets? Furry
Friends? Yippee!!!
Your Life? Happy
Your Mood? Grateful
Missing Someone? Sure
Vehicle? SUV
Something You Aren't Wearing? Glasses
Your Favorite Store? Barnes & Noble
Your Favorite Color? Silver
When Was The Last Time You Laughed? A minute ago
Last Time You Cried? Last week 
One Place You Go To Over And Over Again? School (work)
Facebook? Yep
Favorite Place To Eat? Old Man Rafferty's
Oh my heavens. :)  I am flinging this award out into cyberspace toward:
Lora at LitDiva
Arlee Bird at Tossing It Out
Kit Courtney at Kit Courtney Writes
Jenny at Tales From a Rejection Queen
Wendy at All in a Day's Thought
Alright, kids... I have been writing this post for what seems like a century.  Sorry it's so long.  Thank you for all of the lovely thoughts!


arlee bird said...

Well that's one way to get somebody to follow your blog, I just added my name as a follower. I'm surprised that I wasn't there already since you follow mine.

Thanks for the thoughtful gesture and that gives me my post for Wednesday. I'm kind of cramped for time this week as it is and this will save me from coming up with something more complicated.


Tabitha Bird said...

WOW! Congrats on those awards:)

Thanks for the comment on my blog :)

Jemi Fraser said...

Congrats on the awards & the new followers! This blogging thing is fun, isn't it? :)

Kristi Faith said...

Great job! Isn't Blogland wonderful?

PS: I love 39 by Queen too, they also have one about time travel that Brian May wrote, but can't for the life of me dredge up the name of it. :)

Lisa and Laura said...

Congratulations on all the awards! I'm glad we found eachother :) I'm the second of three girls as well and I totally have middle child syndrome!

Wendy @ All in a Day's Thought said...

Thanks kindly for that award. So glad to connect like this!!!

That compliment (your #9) would be enough for me to go on for a lifetime.

And I'm so right there with you on your wish list item.
~ Wendy

Christine Danek said...

Congrats on the awards ;)

Tamika: said...

Congratulations on all the awards! This is such a rich community of writers, I would have never imagined.

Happy writing!

Kit Courteney said...

Thanks for naming me! How cool is that!

Very well-deserved on the awards and I'm sure your followers will grow very quickly as you have a lovely style.

I shall get my thinking cap on and clear a place on the shelf... woo hoo!


(Btw, it looks as if you follow some great people - I shall look forward to clicking all the links and checking them out.)

Shelley Sly said...

I think I just started following you either yesterday or the day before, so I'm glad that I indirectly contributed to your happiness! :)

But since I'm new to blogging, I will politely decline the "all followers" award. I only have 3 blog posts so far, so I don't quite feel worthy of an award yet. Is that weird or what?

Great blog and very uplifting posts!

Tiffany Neal said...

Haha! I forced my hubby to become a follower of mine and he told me that it was just wrong to put it that way. He also thinks I created all of the accounts on my own, because there couldn't possibly be 60 something people interested in what I have to say!!

Congrats on the awards and the followers! ;)

The Rejection Queen said...

Wooo hooo thanks for the happiness on your blog! I really appreciate it. I am going to do my happy dance again.

Jen Chandler said...

Hello! Thanks so much for following and commenting on my blog :) I really appreciate it. I love your humor over here and I look forward to visiting often. Congrats on all the awards, by the way!

Happy Tuesday,

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Hi, Lindsey! I bounced over from Guinevere's blog to say hi. Congrats on your lovely collection of awards! :-)

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