No Read-Through post today, my friends, except for me to say that I just finished Sarah Darer Littman’s Life, After and I cried. A very important story.
But let’s get some business out of the way.
First, in Monday’s post I included a tidbit about myself that wasn’t quite true. A couple of you did guess it – I do not always come straight to the point. I can’t help myself, but I am a bloviator. A few of you thought it might be that my husband doesn’t join me in foodie adventures. Let me set the record straight. I called him blade-wielding because he is a chef. He keeps me very well-fed. We absolutely do have foodie adventures together and he definitely wields a blade, in the form of a very cool chef’s knife that is just the most awesome thing for chopping anything. Like rejection letters. Just kidding.
One of you (good thinking, Margo B.) pointed out the unfeasibility of sea ducks hanging out at my parents’ pool. Well, I stretched the meaning a little bit. Sea ducks – no, just regular ducks hang out each Spring, sit on their eggs and bathe in the pool cover. It’s quite a sight. So, I didn’t mean for that to be the lie, but in a sense, it was.
Next, I was pleasantly surprised to win an award yesterday. The very intelligent Alison Stevens gave me the Stylish Blogger Award. Check out the other winners (they include my critique friend, Laura Diamond, and several new crusader friends) and give Alison’s blog a look-see. She is a scientist AND a writer – how cool is that?!
Now I must tell you 7 things about me and then pass the award to 15 new stylin’ bloggin’ fools.
1. I am tired of winter. I wouldn’t mind living somewhere that didn’t ever go below freezing. I lived that way once upon a time and I don’t remember missing the snow or the ice or the cold or the wind.
2. An African forest elephant once trumpeted at me and my Land Rover. In a forest. In Africa (at Lake Manyara, in Tanzania, to be exact).
3. In grad school, my roommate’s parents called the cops because we weren’t home one night when they called us.
4. My college used to do a campus-wide primal scream the night before exams started. Sometimes I miss that.
5. I am allergic to cats.
6. When we win the lottery (which we don’t play), I want to go back to school to get a degree in linguistics.
7. My part time job is pretty cool – I get to teach French children’s songs to elementary kids. It means I get to sing, and speak French, and be with (mostly) cute kids.
Okay, now I pass this award to:
Brenda Drake at Brenda Drake writes…under the influence of coffee
Stephanie Thornton at Hatshepsut: The writing of a novel
Zoe Courtman at No Letters on My Keyboard
Alison Miller at Left Brained by Day; Write Brained – all the Time
L.L. McKinney at Info Dump a la El
Amanda Milner at Amanda’s Twisted Truths
Lisa Potts at Pursuing Love, Laughter and My Elusive Muse
Miles McG at An Author’s Quest
Sari Webb at Confessions of an Aspiring Author
Julie Musil from Writing and Blogging Between Carpools
Tanya Reimer at Life’s Like That
Nicole Ducleroir at One Significant Moment at a Time
Rachael Harrie at Rach Writes…
Sarah/Constance/Pixie at The Precocious Scribe
Check out my new and old friends and give them some bloggin’ love.