Thursday, June 16, 2011

Writers = Pure Awesome

First, let me start out by saying this is my 100th blog post!  Truth be told (I once received a form rejection letter that started out like that), I didn't think I'd get past ten posts (and for the love of God, please don't read those first ten *shudder*).  Though I'd still be running my mouth off even if no one was listening to me (seriously, I talk to myself so much there are days I contemplate checking into one of those lovely, padded rooms),  it's good to know I have people who enjoy what I have to say from time to time.  Or you're just convincingly pretending to care.  Either way, thank you!  As such, I've decided to make my very first giveaway coincide with my 100th blog follower.  By doing this, maybe I'll be able to reach that blog milestone before the end of the year. ;-)

Back to the purpose of this post:  to extend a big thanks to those who've once again bestowed me with the honor of sweet versatility.    You guessed it.  Once again,  I've been presented with the amazingly awesome Versatile Blogger award and doubly bestowed with the Irresistibly Sweet Blog award. 

It's a darn good thing versatility hasn't bypassed me as flexibility sure the hell has.  Unfortunately, I remember attempting to do the splits and getting stuck about half-way down making me wish I had one of those LifeCall pendants as I had truly fallen and couldn't for the life of me get up.  I learned two lessons that day:  1)  Never try to do the splits in blue jeans; and 2) Make for darn sure you aren't going commando if you do as the chances of splitting your pants in an unrehearsed, form-fitting blue jean split are pretty high.

 Okay, I was presented with the Versatile blogger award by my fellow aspiring author/blogger Alex Megas.  Check out his collection of short stories and poetry at his blog, Prickly Compositions of Alex Megas .  Thank you, Alex!

The always sweet Carolyn Arnold of her self-titled blog Carolyn Arnold as well as the equally sweet Lia Davis of her self-titled blog Lia Davis , have presented me with the Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award.  It's official:  My blog's so sweet it will make your teeth rot.  

Check out Carolyn's novel Ties That Bind. I just purchased it for my Kindle and plan on reading it shortly.  Also, Lia will be releasing her first book in The Divinities Series entitled Forgotten Visions this summer (of which I will also be purchasing as it sounds uber cool).  Thank you, ladies!

As with most awards, there are stipulations and below are those these awards came with:

1) Thank and link to the person who nominated you.
2) Share 7 random things about yourself.
3) Pass the award on to 15 deserving blog buddies.
4) Contact them to let them know

1.  Check that box done.

2.  I've done this before (actually twice before) but what the hey, I'll do it again:

7 Random Fun Facts

a.  I'm self-conscious about my spelling. The older I get, the worse my spelling gets.  It's as though I've gotten dumber with each passing year since graduation.   In fact, I check my spelling before I send Tweets, e-mail or do any Facebooking.

b.  I'll be a part-time student again soon.  If all goes well, I will soon be going back to college to attain my bachelor's degree (hopefully in creative writing).

c.  I'm good for at least one embarrassing act a day.  Whether my fly comes undone, I trip over my own two feet, or I accidentally let one rip, people can usually count on getting a laugh at my expense.

d.  I write as though I'm watching a movie.  When I write, the scene plays over and over in my head.  I'm a very visual person and it helps me greatly to envision the scene unfolding as I type it.  If it's not something I would watch in the theater, I revise it.

e. My dream is to move out east or southeast to the mountains.  Come on, what more inspiration for writing do you need than a snow-capped peak in the background?

f.  I first met my husband the day he came into my former employer to finalize his divorce.  Of course, we didn't start dating until months later...after I took him to the cleaners.  ;-)

g.  I despise talking on the phone.  If I'm going to have a long conversation with someone, unless they're hundreds of miles away, I'd much rather talk face to face than over the phone.  I'm one of those people who isn't happy unless they're constantly doing something and talking on the phone detracts from that.  (I know, I know, anal).

3.  As I do with pretty much all the awards I'm given, I would like to bestow the honor on all of my blog followers (or as a thanks to those viewing my blog).  My only stipulation is that you share the wealth and keep the love going.

4.  Anyone who reads my blog is going to be instantly notified.  ;-)

My next blog post will return to the norm.  What it will be, I have no idea yet but I'm leaning toward romance in writing.  *Lights candles and turns on some Barry White*


Sarah Pearson said...

Congratulations on your one hundredth post! I haven't been following you for that long, but here's to the next one hundred :)

linda said...

Congrats on the 100 posts! And I can totally relate to what you say about talking to yourself... I do it ALL THE TIME too! It's the worst when I accidentally say something out loud, haha.

Shakespeare said...

Congrats on the 100th post.

I honestly have no idea what number post I'm on. Weird.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on not one but TWO blog awards! Yay Sara!

OMGosh me too! I start back in college for my post bach certificate next Monday and I am TOTALLY freaking out on the inside!

And hahaha yea me too. I've walked around with toilet paper on my shoes!

Thanks for sharing your 7 things!

Jen said...

Wahoo for your 100th post! I totally write that way too! So much fun!

Lyn Midnight said...

Congrats, Sara! And I pretty much LOL'ed at most of your random gems, so that's a good thing. I like to laugh at others for a change (rather than at myself :P). Hmm, is it weird that I don't count my posts? (Just wondering.) :D

Sara Furlong-Burr said...

Sarah--Thank you so much and I'm happy to have you as a follower!

Linda--Thank you! I know! I do that all the time and then have to cover up for myself. People just look at me like "wha..."

Shakespeare-Thank you! I only know because Blogger keeps track for me. Trust me, if the number wasn't listed on my dashboard, I would have no idea either.

Sophie-Thank you! I'm actually sort of nervous about it too, but I figure I need to do something with my life and why not learn more about the craft I love? HAHA! I haven't done the toilet paper thing, but I'm sure it's bound to happen someday.

Jen--Thank you! It's good to know I'm not the only one who constantly has action sequences going on in their head. LOL!

Lyn--I'm glad I could entertain you. Trust me, if you were around me you'd get a kick out of my utter air-headedness. Blogger keeps track of the number of posts you're on. Otherwise, I would have no idea either. :-)

Chantele Sedgwick said...

Congrats on your 100th post! Woot! :D