Saturday, August 15, 2009

Blog Awards - Woohoo!!!!

I am incredibly honored to have received the Kreativ Blogger award from two wonderful people. I am so excited - what an awesome end to a sort of crappy week :) Novice Writer over at Chronicles of a Novice Writer, and Bonny at BJ Anderson both gave me this fun award and I am so touched that they both thought me worthy :) Thanks guys!!!!

K, so here's the rundown on the rules:

1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award.
2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
3. Link to the person who nominated you for this award.
4. Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting.
5. Nominate 7 Kreativ Bloggers.
6. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.
7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know they have been nominated.

Well most of those are easy.....choosing seven people to give this award to is NOT. I follow hundreds of blogs....seriously, HUNDREDS. I'm not the best with comments (because I just can't keep up) - but there are so many incredible, wonderful blogs out there that I really enjoy that I hate to only pick a few. I suppose I could pick 14 since I got the award twice, but that would make this post huge, so I'll stick with 7.

1. Eric at Working My Muse
2. Tricia O'Brien at Talespinning
3. Cole Gibsen at Hair Dye and Samurai
4. Kat Harris at The Long Road to Heaven
5. Susan Mills (Lazy Writer) at A Walk in my Shoes
6. Rebecca Knight at Rebecca Knight: A Writer in Progress
7. Jen (JStantonChandler) at Woolgatherings

And now 7 interesting things about me.......well, I don't think I'm all that interesting LOL but here you go:

1. I moved around so much when I was younger it took 4 schools before I finally got my degree

2. I like even numbers...well, it's a bit of an obsession really. If I'm buying apples, I get 4 or 6 or 8....NEVER 5 or 7. I do that with pretty much everything. I don't need medication, I promise.

3. I'm tongue-tied - a lot of people think that is just a figure of speech, but nope, it's an actual, physical condition that afflicts yours truly. It makes things like ice cream cones and licking envelopes a little difficult :D

4. I like bananas, but not banana flavored things - I like cherry flavored things, but not cherries - I love strawberries but can't stand strawberry chunks in strawberry flavored things like shakes or jam

5. I make up weird lyrics to Twinkle Twinkle Little Star for my kids' bedtime song. Their current favorite is Twinkle Twinkle Little Butt (yeah, not winning mom-of-the-year awards any time soon, but it makes them laugh) :D

6. My right foot is half a size larger than my left foot. It happened when I was pregnant with my son and it just stayed that way. Not sure why or how...but it makes buying shoes interesting :)

7. I don't consider myself an overly emotional person...I'm pretty good at compartmentalizing just about anything - yet I'll cry over just about anything as well....songs, commercials, the planes that fly overhead during parades - I'm not sad or feeling anything particularly emotional, I just cry *shrugs*

Thanks again guys!!


Lazy Writer said...

Congrats to you, and thank you so much! I'm honored. And I like even numbers, too. :)

Kat Harris said...

What the heck? That's so awesome.

I can easily think of seven blogtastic bloggers that blog. (Wow, I'm sounding a little like a Smurf.)

But it's a good thing I have the weekend to find seven interesting things about myself. Maybe I'll ask my kids what they think. (Mmm...nevermind, that wouldn't be pretty.)

Thanks for the award!

Strange Fiction said...

Congrats! Awards are nice aren't they :) If you find you have to be medicated for the even number compulsion--do let me know--I suffer with it as well lol

worldofhiglet said...

That's a great way to end the week - congratulations!

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Stephanie Thornton said...

I have the opposite problem- odd number compulsion. I never set my alarm for an even number, but always for 6:31 or something like that.

Congrats on the award!

Mom's Fortress of Solitude said...

Congrats! You definitely deserve the awards.

I get tongue-tied, too. I absolutely despise public speaking, too.

I guess that's why we're writers, eh? Did I stutter? Did I? lol

Michelle McLean said...

Thanks everyone! And Mom's Fortress, yep, I stutter a bit if I get talking too fast :D But actually, it is really a literal, physical condition. That little string that attaches your tongue to the bottom of your mouth...on tongue-tied people, the string is attached to the tip of the tongue instead of being attached underneath. So you can't stick your tongue out and it can making speaking difficult. I never had too many problems...I must like talking too much ;-D

christine said...

Congrats on the award!!!

Anna C. Morrison said...

Congratulations! #4--I have a friend who doesn't like banana flavored things, either. I found out why. It's actually perfume and has no trace of banana! Yuck!

Shelli said...

my feet grew too - but both of them.

i like twinkle twinkle little butt - we sign it too. kids love the word butt!

Cami Checketts said...

Congrats and thanks for sharing seven interesting things about you.

Eric said...

Congrats to you, and thank you for the honor. Your list of seven things is truly interesting, quite an insight into who you are. Just when you think you know someone... heh heh.

JStantonChandler said...

WOW! Thanks for the award, Michelle! I actually received this twice this weekend :) Thank you, thank you! I went ahead and posted the links and stuff via the other nomination (only because I saw it first!). But fear not; a public THANK YOU is to be posted as soon as I wander back to my blog.

I don't think the number things is odd at all. I actually like to do things in 3s. The number 9 has always been a mean number to me. Don't ask why, but I don't like it or the number 5. If there's therapy for such a thing, please let me know. I'll join you :)

Happy Monday,

JStantonChandler said...

Congratulations and thanks! I left a comment on your Monday post as well :)


Cole Gibsen said...

Thanks for the nomination :) And it sounds like you have OCD - like me. Great minds and all that jazz... :D

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Been out of town and come back to this surprise. Congratulations and thank you so much for awarding me. I love your blog and now you've intrigued me with the odd/even number thingie. I decided some time ago that I didn't want to be swayed by the superstition surrounding 13 so I often pick it on purpose. Perhaps I shall put that on my own list of seven things. How odd of me, ;)

Rebecca Knight said...

Thank you so much, Michelle!! :D You're the best!