Friday, January 20, 2012

I'm Back! With a Blog Award!

It took me a week, but I am making my way back to my normal writing/blogging routine post computer crash. Thanks to my amazing boss, I have a brand new MacBook Pro - the kind with a backlit keyboard so I can type in the dark! (Which happens an awful lot...) Now I can finally get around to giving a big THANK YOU to Juliana Haygert for giving me the Kreativ Blogger Award!

The rules are 1.) I have to post 10 things you may not know about me and 2.) Pass it along to six other bloggers. I never know what to say for these things, so this will probably be very random.

1.) If I could magically have any talent, I would want to be an awesome bassist, like Nikki Monninger from Silversun Pickups. Totally have a girl-crush on her skills. Most guys can't play like that - the bass takes a lot of hand strength & I've never heard another woman play like her.

2.) The closest I've ever been to being in a band was a fake emo band called All's Well That Ends Well While Burning Out of a Falling Airplane into the Ruins of a Broken City Because My Heart Still Bleeds for You, Julie, Still. It was named after a girl who's name probably wasn't even Julie. We sat around a camp fire at a music festival coming up with album titles for an entire evening. I don't remember any of them, but I still remember the band name.

3.) I still wear kids size shoes. I mostly wear Chucks, but I have to buy them in the kids department.

4.) My favorite number is 4 because as a kid, I figured out it took the same number to count it as spell it. So when we played games like tag, I always knew where the bubble gum in a dish was going to land. Even if I was "it,"at least I knew. I was such a neurotic kid.

5.) I hated Cheetos (the crunchy orange kind) until I got pregnant with my son. I still can't get enough of them. Gross.

6.) I kind of love spreadsheets. And doing taxes. I'm a secret math geek. I like the order and predictablitiy. I like being able to take all the mysteries of life and reduce them to numbers. Sad, I know.

7.) One of my favorite books is translated from Turkish. Memed My Hawk was the first, um, adult book my mother knew I read. When she loaned it to me, it was as woman to woman, not mother to child. 

8.) I love tea. I made a pilgrimage to the Celestial Seasonings factory in Colorado a few years back. It was awesome. The mint room is what heaven must smell like.

9.) Due to having a toddler, however, I now drink coffee too. I always drank it if I was out at Starbucks with friends or something, but I never drank it regularly in the morning until after I had my little guy.

10.) I need a lot less sleep now too. I always needed 9+ hours to be a kind, decent human being. I now survive on about 6. I must have a 3 hour sleep cycle or something.

So there you go. Ten really, really random things about me.

And I'd like to pass the award along to Leigh Ann & Chessie because of frequency & diversity of their posts, Robin for her very informative posts on queries, Jamie for hosting an awesome first agent contest, Becca & Angela for assembling one of the greatest tools for writers on the web, and Brenda for her awesome Blogfests & contests. Thanks ladies for all you contribute to the writing community!


  1. I love tea and haven't crossed over to coffee. I don't think I ever will. ;)

  2. As the mother of a MG, I love random thoughts, lol. And I've never gotten a blog award before~Muchos Gracias!!!