Monday, March 15, 2010

Playing Catch Up... and an Award.

Wa gwan? is the Jamaican way to ask, "What's goin on?!" Some of you got it!!

Wow. Four days out can sure put you behind. I missed so many great blog entries, awards, I even won TWO contests!!!

Thank you to Girl With One Eye at A Squirrel Amongst Lions for the $20 Amazon Gift Card, and to Jami at YA Addict for the book The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson!!

AND I just got an email requesting that one of my photographs be used on the cover of an online poetry magazine (more details as I get them). How pumped am I right now? This couldn't come at a better time, because I've been seriously contemplating selling some of my work and this is just added exposure!!

I feel so empowered right now, I'm going to enter the super fun Twilight contest AND giveaway hosted by my affiliates, Kimberly Franklin and Kristi Chestnutt! Check out their blogs for the official rules. It's definitely too much fun for the closet Twilight fan in all of us to pass up!!

Well, I have yet again been hoarding the awards, so I think I may just do one at a time here and there and everywhere once in again great while what? for my sanity's sake. I also probably won't follow all the rules because I'm afraid I haven't been keeping THAT good of track of them.

Today's award of choice, because it's fun, is the Creative Writer Award, given to me by DL Hammons of Cruising Altitude and Julie at Silver Lining! Check out their blogs!

I'm going the 6 lies and 2 truths route:

1. Sometimes my baby toenail falls off. I mean, there's not much to the thing anyway, and it doesn't hurt... much. It grows back eventually.

2. One trip to Disney World, I got sick on Space Mountain and it landed on people waiting in line below the ride.

3. I am mentioned in the acknowledgments section of a published novel.

4. While we were in Italy, hubs got his wallet pick-pocketed at the Trevi Fountain.

5. I was in a friend's wedding, and my car got broken into during the reception. They busted my window, stole $1000 worth of stuff, and threw it all in the dumpster of a church.

6. I used to be in a band, and we once had a gig at a club in Nashville.

7. When I was 12, I broke my arm rollerblading in my friend's driveway. It was summer, and I HAD to swim, so I tied a grocery sack over my cast. It smelled really bad.

8. I know all the words to every Monkees song.

Now, which two are TRUE?!

I'm passing this along to Katie at Prophetic Pictures and Stephanie at Stephanie's Blog.
I follow both of these creative blogs, and you should, too!


  1. Welcome back!! You listed some doozies there. I know one for sure and I'll have to guess at the other. #3 and #7. Ta-dah...did I nail it?

  2. YAY for Twilight. *ahem* now that I've gotten that out of my system, my guess for your truths are #3 (duh) and #6. I just feel I'm right (on at least one of them! haha)! ; )

    I'm so glad you're back!!!

  3. I know! I know! It's number 3! Did I get it?

  4. Oh... and #5. (Since you have two.)

  5. Congrats on the photograph! That is awesome that a poetry magazine wants to publish one :)

    I'll guess #3 and, since it seems just so weird, #1. (If I'm right ... ew and sorry, that sucks!)

  6. Congrats on all of that!

    Two are true? I'm guessing #8 and #1

  7. #3 & #7 I know I got at least one right, but unsure on the other... #1 sounds really crazy, but certainly not off the wall!!

  8. These awards are seriously my favorites...I love guessing the truths.

    I'm totally going #3 and #6.

    SO glad to have you back!

    AND super yay for Twilight fun!

  9. Congrats on the photo dealy! And the awards! You've got all kinds of great news. :)

  10. Yay for awards! I'm so glad you found my blog so I could find yours!

    Congrats on your photo news...that's brilliant! :)