Friday, December 4, 2009

I'm an Honest Scrapper

Even though I received two blog awards, in order to keep my blog post yesterday from being as long as a health care reform bill, I decided to focus my efforts on just the award I received from Courtney Reese, the BEST BLOG AWARD. And in case you didn't get the memo yesterday, be sure to check out Courtney's blog because it's a Super Blog.

Today, however, I'm complying with the requirements of the second blog award I received from both Sara McClung and Anne Riley, the HONEST SCRAP AWARD, which looks like this:

It's a dreamy award, no? But I can't help but wonder if I'm not too honest sometimes. Ah well, we'll reserve that lament for another blog post. Please be sure to stop by Sara's blog and Anne's blog, both of which are Super Blogs.

By the way, when I say Super, I'm talking shiny red capes and glossy knee-high boots Super.

The rules of the the Honest Scrap Award dictate that I have to 1. Mention the award giver and link to his/her blog (Check) 2. Compile a list of 10 blogs I think deserve the award and let their bloggers know (see below) 3. Make a list of ten random facts about myself (While I'm generally not opposed to talking about myself, I am actually in fact opposed to embarrassing myself, and that's pretty much what you have to do to make these things interesting. *Sigh*)

But first, the blogs I choose to award with the Honest Scrap Award:

1. Rhonda Cowsert, "Snarktastic Ramblings." I know I awarded her the Best Blog award, but truly, she deserves this one as well. You've never seen a more honest blogger in your life--that's what I love about Rhonda. She doesn't sugar coat things. She doesn't try and make you believe she's something she isn't. She merely tells you her view of the world in about the most hilarious, snarkiest way possible. And folks, that's frigging awesome. Talk about refreshing. So grab some popcorn and a drink and maybe some jujubees and go check out her blog.

2. Shannon Messenger, "Ramblings of a Wannabe Scribe." Yes, she already has this award, but I thought her blog was worth the mention, primarily because there are few more honest blogs out there. I mean, come on...the lady has fessed up to some seriously humiliating things, including but not limited to a most humiliating game show appearance which has been featured on YouTube. Now, she was clever indeed to withhold the actual video, but it's out there folks...oh yes, and she's hosting a contest in which she's giving away a signed copy of Twilight, which is about the coolest award ever. So be sure to check out her blog. You'll laugh, and you'll likely learn something amazing because Shannon also offers regular writing lessons which are truly invaluable. (And just for the record, this doesn't count as an extra entry in the Twilight contest. I really did just want to mention her blog. I'll be blogging about that separately).

3. Kerry Collins, "On the Write Foot." I've been very impressed with K.C.'s blog as he shares his writing experiences in an upfront manner. He spent seventeen years as a sports reporter before deciding to make his dream of writing novels a reality--talk about guts and glory and an amazing leap of faith. K.C. shows a remarkable willingness to learn and to share his trumphs and successes. So be sure to stop by and see what he's up to on his blog.

Okay, so I totally could go on and on, and should given the nature of the rules, but it so happens I'm crazy sick. In fact, I'm pretty sure my sore throat is actually Ebola. I so do not look forward to my guts melting. On that note, I'm going to save my ten oh-so-fabulous facts about myself for tomorrow's post. Yes, I realize that drags on the whole theme of awards a bit, but what can I say? You really are not going to want me around when my guts melt.


  1. Aw, thanks Carolina-you are WAY too sweet. I'm starting to wonder if I share too much, but I guess there's no going back now. :) And OMG, I JUST REALIZED I NEVER CLICKED THE FOLLOW BUTTON ON YOUR BLOG?!?! What's wrong with me? I'm SOOOOO sorry about that. And...I've corrected the problem now. :)

  2. Thanks for the links to check out! I love finding new places to hang out online.

    Hope you feel better soon! There's sooo much going around, virus-wise.

    Mystery Writing is Murder

  3. Shannon, your'e welcome! But seriously, you're aesome and deserve the mention, and I'd have followed without a followback, silly lady. But thank you thank you just the same.

    Elizabeth, Thank you; whatever it is, it's hit me like a bag of bowling balls. Blah. But nothing a little ibuprofen and a sledgehammer...err, rest can't fix. I'll be feeling better as soon as it kicks in ;) Thanks for stopping by!

  4. I'm sorry to hear of your impending gut-meltage, good lady. It's no fun to hemorrhage from every pore. I tried it once and it's really uncomfortable.

    Get well soon! (I hear whisk(e)y helps with that.)

  5. Congrats, Carol :) Another well-deserved award! I'll have to check these out.

  6. Very cool! I'm finding so many great blogs (and writers) through you guys. :) Congrats on your award, and I hope you're feeling better!

  7. Simon, it's strange but the gut-melting didn't occur. Didn't even bleed from the eyeballs. Perhaps it wasn't Ebola? Maybe just typhoid or something? Lepresy? Really should try whiskey. Thank you for well wishes!

    Jemi, thank you! Yo deserve all of these and more! In fact, I know you got them because I hunted your blog down and checked for them as I was scoping out people to give awards to ;)

    Sara, Thank you! I'm sure I'll be feeling better tomorrow. Wishful thinking. I'm glad you've been liking the other blogs!

  8. lol I HOPE you don't have Ebola. But I can't wait to read your 10 facts! I eat that kind of thing up ;)

  9. :) Thank you!!! Again! :) You're way too kind, and I'm sure I don't deserve it but I'm totally digging the new blog bling so I'm not going to argue too much!!!

    P.S. Hope you're feeling better today.

  10. Another award! Why am I surprised? Well, actually I'm not in the slightest...

    It's a great place to hang out:)

    Hope you feel better soon.


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