Friday, April 23, 2010

Friday Funnies and a Few Awards

Happy Friday!!! First, a couple items of fun business :)

I am guest blogging today on the blog of the fabulous Matthew Rush - so head over to The Quintessentially Questionable Query Experiment to check out the query for my one of my fiction projects. I ended up shelving the book, but received quite a few requests beforehand :)

Annnd next up, AWARD TIME! I have been blessed to receive two fun awards in the last few weeks. The incredible Amanda Sabourova over at So Many Story Ideas, So Little Time passed the Creative Blogger Award to me.

The rules - post six fabulous lies and two truths about myself. Now, as a writer of both fiction and non-fiction, I should be able to come up with six lies and two truths. But I'm telling you, this is harder than writing a query letter LOL Okay, here goes....

1. My brother once told me I could get curly hair if I stuck eggbeaters in my hair. He was wrong - eggbeaters turned on high and placed in your hair will cause baldness, not curls. My mom had to cut most of my hair off to get them out.

2. I have a small Celtic tattoo on my back that not even my mother knows about...unless she's reading this blog :D

3. I know how to say "Shut up" "I'm going to spank your butt" and "Watch what you're saying, I speak Samoan" in Samoan...I used to know more, but I've forgotten everything else. But at least I remembered the important stuff :D

4. My first fiance used to have entire conversations with me using only his eyebrows. Yes, I speak fluent eyebrow *takes a bow*

5. My favorite t.v. show is Yo Gabba Gabba - I lie and say I'm taping it for the kids, but really, I sit up late at night when no one can see me and rock out to their awesome tunes.

6. I spent nearly every summer of my childhood at Space Camp, determined to be an astronaut. I enrolled in the aeronautics program at my first college with great expectations. But, since I flunked out of all my math classes, was terrified of heights, and claustrophobic, my guidance counselor suggested I try something a little less...challenging. I should have stuck with the aeronautics program - it would have been easier.

7. As a cheerleader at my high school, I got to the be top of the pyramid at the homecoming game. I fell. I decided not to be a cheerleader anymore. (See #6 regarding my fear of heights - this is where it alll started) :D

8. I have a weird obsession with the number 3 - everything in my house is arranged in groups of 3, I buy fruit in multiples of 3, my children have 3 names, I always knock 3 times - I'm not crazy, I swear, I just like threes, so shoot me :D

Okay - there you go - I will let you know next Friday which two are true :) You may leave your guesses in the comments. I'm sure you will all guess correctly :D

I think I will pass this one on to:

Stephanie McGee at Chronicles of a Novice Writer
JEM at Can I Get a Side of Reality With That?
Caledonia Lass at Writings, Musings, and Other Such Nonsense
Zoe Courtman at No Letters on My Keyboard

And, the lovely and talented Stina Lindenblatt at Seeing Creative gave me the Awesomesauce Award - thanks so much Stina!!!

And, I think I'll pass this one on to a few awesome people:

Lydia Kang at The word is my oyster
Matthew Rush at The Quintessentially Questionable Query Experiment
L.T. Elliot at Dreams of Quill and Ink
Bonny Anderson
and the ever awesome Christine Fonseca

And now on to our Friday Funnies!

"A writer is a person for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people." -Thomas Mann

"After being turned down by numerous publishers, he had decided to write for posterity." -George Ade


Stina Lindenblatt said...

Congrats on your awards, Michelle. You deserve them.

Okay, truths. I'm going with #2 and 7. They were all so good, I couldn't decide.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Egg beaters had to hurt!
Love the LOL Cats.

Jenna Wallace said...

They all made me laugh, but I'm going with #1 and #2 as the truths.
Congrats on the awards, Michelle.

Tracy said...

I hope for your sake #5 is a lie.

I'm going to say #2 and #8 are the truth.

Okay, and the picture with the dog. That just scares me.

Christine Fonseca said...

This was a nice thing to wake up to...THANKS!

Creepy Query Girl said...

Congrats to all the award winners and great query interview on Matt's! Congrats!

Talli Roland said...

Congrats on the awards! Thanks so much for sharing your queries on Matthew's blog.

Kat Harris said...

LOL! Not sure if it's a lie or the truth, but the eggbeater thing is hilarious. :-)

Karen Lange said...

Congrats to you and the new winners. Thanks for sharing the pics:)

Lindsay (a.k.a Isabella) said...

Eggbeaters...painful if true! I'd love to be able to speak eyebrow (please let this be the truth).
As for the pictures, so funny. Loved the first one :)

Palindrome said...

Congratulations on your awards!!

I pick 4 and 7!

You did a great job at "lying" btw.

Caledonia Lass said...

Lol! I always love your funnies! And thanks for the award! I hope you have a great weekend. I'm going to save that sarcastic kitty pic. :D I love it.

Cynthia Reese said...

Congrats on the awards! Can't wait to see what was true and what was not!

jdcoughlin said...

I would my own hair around and around a hairbrush. How crazy is that? Then once I got it out, tried it again. Lunatic, right?
Congrats on the award and a BIG thanks for the pics. Totally made my day!!

Jemi Fraser said...

Congrats on the awards :) Well deserved!

I'm going to guess the egg beaters and the cheerleader. I'm never right, but that's my guess!

Angie Paxton said...

Just popped over from Matthew's blog. Thanks for sharing your query with us and congrats on the awards. Just curious, if you got requests why did you decide to shelve the project? Oh and I'm calling shenanigans on the Yo Gabba Gabba thing. I've seen that show. Even my two year old finds it slightly creepy.