Well, you know, a little more girly, probably. And minus the camera. But, truly, this is one of those insanely flattering moments that leaves me staring at the computer with my mouth fly-catching cotton-dry agape.
So, anyway, this is going to be one heck of a long post (my apologies, though most of it is pictures). And there’s just no way I’ll be able to honor all the rules. Just. Not. Possible. But, if you forgive me for being a rule-breaker, I promise I’ll post a funny, but crazy-freaky OMG-did-she-really-just-post-that blog post I’ve been holding out on.
Thank you, Medeia Sharif for awarding me with this super cool badge!
Karen Hooper of Eternal Moonshine of a Daydreaming Mind, please stand up! this shiny new badge is all yours. I don’t think this one had any rules, so…easy peasy.
Big thank you to Rhonda Cowsert (who gave this to me a while back), Jemi Fraser and Wendy Morrell for passing this award on to me! I’ve already blogged about this award, but I had forgotten to display my little badge because I’m a goob. So, just a shout out for now to these magnificent writers.
This beautiful baby came to me by way of Anne Riley and Courtney Reese. Thanks, ladies. I love this award as I’ve made some great friends in this little-big blogosphere.
I pass this one on to:
Alexandra Shostak, Sara McClung, Simon Larter, Rhonda Cowsert, and Harley May
Already have this one, but I wanted to give a shout out to the lovely Kelly at Rants, Observations, and Other Remarks. Thanks, Kelly!
Oh, how sweet it is! Thank you, Anne Riley, for this beautiful award. Anyone who knows me knows that sugar is my favorite.
I pass this award on to Laurel Garver, Wendy Morrell and Kimberly Franklin.
If you’re a a law abiding citizen, you can find the rules for this award here. But instead of posting a bunch of facts about myself, I will post this:
Mmmmm…vanilla crème brulée. My very favorite way to eat this is with strawberries, chocolate shavings, and raspberry coulis. Feed me this, and I will be your friend for life.
This award was passed on to me by the sunshiny Simon Larter who persists on teasing the everliving heck out of me. But I’m so nice, so pure, so unteasable, I don’t even know where he gets the fodder. Still, thanks Simon…for the award. There are rules—something about passing it on to 12 people, so here you go; I pass this award on to:
Jon Paul and
Melissa at Chasing the Dream
What? You don’t think that’s 12? It totally is.
The lovely Wendy Morrell created this award and passed it on to me! Here are Wendy’s requirements: Before you take him home, you have to tell me how you like your eggs cooked. Feel free to hand over the award to other Cool Chicks if you wish, but please advise those recipients to keep his hutch clean and tidy at all times. Oh, and make sure he has plenty of grain and water. And love....
So, first, my eggs:
I like my eggs over-easy, sometimes on a cheeseburger, or with ketchup. And if I'm up to the task, I like them soft-boiled, about 7 minutes, served in one of those tiny little egg cups, preferably one with something cool on it, like the porcelain head of a schnauzer, and with a tiny little teaspoon to dig the yolk out. Not bad with a bellini.
And I pass this award on to the following Cool Chicks:
Courtney Reese, Jemi Fraser, Liza Salerno, Ashelynn Sanford, Kelly Morgan, Anne Riley, Medeia Sharif, Southern Princess, Shannon O’Donnell, and Heather of See Heather Write
Oh, this one’s a beauty, given to me by Liza Salerno, Kelly Morgan, and Ashelynn Sanford. Many thanks, ladies!!
As you may know, the receipt of this award requires me to list a series of truths and lies. Click here for the actual rules, if you want to follow them.
As for me, this one was too good to pass up. But I’m tweaking the rules a bit. I’m only going to tell you 2 statements, and you can determine for yourselves if either of these is true.
1. This man, Rafael Valdez Cervantes, is my great great grandfather, founder of Compania Azucarera Valdez - Ingenio Valdez, the oldest sugar mill in Ecuador, which is still in operation today as a major supplier of unrefined sugar worldwide. Coca-Cola uses sugar from this company for several of its products.
2. I am related to this man on my mother’s side.
If you don’t know who he is, here’s a hint: this picture was taken just before he wrote The Sound and the Fury (no, don’t confuse him with Shakespeare—you might be thinking of MacBeth.)
Yes, I’m practically royalty.
Finally, I pass this award on to Alexandra Shostak, one of my amazing CPs. ANNNNNNDDD because it’s her BIRTHDAY!!!!!
Wait, that’s not right. Let’s try again.
Happy birthday, Sweetness!!!! XOXOXOXO
OMG. I made it. Only a couple more posts, and I’ll be going on hiatus. Maybe a couple of weeks or a month, or…I don’t know. But I think I need to be alone for a while. My inner Gollum is surfacing. And I’m preparing to query. There’s that, too.