My reading list grows exponentially. Everytime I read a book, it'll mention three other books I feel I have to read. It's like a particularly relentless series of pop-up ads.
-A.J. Jacobs

Monday, February 15, 2010

Hoarding Awards...Cause That's How I Roll

Yeah. So. I have been totally holding this award captive that Christi from at A Torch in the Tempest, and I can tell you that it's because I have been giving it WAY too much thought. That's because it's the Honest award, and honestly...well, never mind, I'll save that for the post. If you haven't checked out her blog, you must. She is fan-friggin-tastic. And she is a Texan. Not to mention she told me I could shoot her. Not that I ever would...You catch my drift. Check her out!

To win this beautiful award means that I must list 10 things about myself that are unusual or odd and to do so honestly.

1. I make stuff up. It's true. You never know when I'm telling the truth. Unless you are reading this post, which as you know is all completely HONEST factoids about me.

2. My husband and I named our new puppy after our favorite serial killer Dexter. See the resemblance?

Ummm. Yes. Dexter is inside a glass container.

3. I used to be the one and only Chuck E. Cheese. Until the kids tore off my arms and beat me with them.

4. I talk to myself. And I talk to my characters. Out loud. They respond.

5. When I found out that K3 was a girl, I laid on the table crying. No, I bawled. I mourned the loss of the baby boy I'd never have for like a week.

6. On the topic of babies...when K2 was born I pretty much denied she was mine. Not only was she fair skinned with blonde/reddish hair, but she was uuuugley. For reals. I'm not lying. Because this is the honest award.

7. I used to be a promotional model. For Copenhagen. I live in Texas people.

8. I own a Walmart shirt. A Miley Cyrus one.

9. I won a bake-off competition for my Better Than Sex cake. I know, right?

10. Okay. This one is embarrassing. I used to run cross country. Wait...there's more. :) I managed to pee my pants and throw up all over myself in one such race.

And the awards must go to six of you and you are:

Kristen at Take It As It Comes My newly found critter...AKA critique partner. Yay me!
Lindsey at Dangerous With a Pen
Merissa at See Merissa Write
Anissa at Anissa Off the Record
Courtney Reese
You Live And Learn. At Any Rate, You Live.

15 brilliant remarks:

Kimberly Franklin said...

Awww.. your puppy is too cute. And love the honest factoids. : ) Go Texas!

Christi Goddard said...

I LOL'd at the cross country bit. I, too, was a runner, and I thought it was going to kill me.

You need to read my "Love Link" post as well. You're in there.

ChristaCarol said...

Congrats! And love the puppy. Sooo cute!

Ann Elle Altman said...

Congrats and what a cute dog! I'm gonna go check out those links.


Summer said...

Love Dexter, and the puppy is cute, though blood spatters will be quite evident...

Kristen said...

Yay to my fellow critter!!! PS your pupy is the cutest serial killer I have ever seen lol...

Kristen said...

UGH typos I mean puppy... and thanks for the award btw... I am so unprepared, should I have a speech or something? Lol

Callie Forester said...

Hi! I came across your blog by following a link over at KT Lit. I was laughing out loud at your facts. And your puppy is adorable. You gained a new follower. :)
Oh, btw, my name is Callie. I'm another aspiring YA writer. I saw GONE on your "to read" list. It was awesome! Lisa McMann is great, isn't she?
I'm interviewing her in a couple weeks for my website. I'm so excited!
Feel free to come over to my site and say hi! Nice to "meet" you. Thanks for the laughs!

Tiffany Neal said...

I am glad that you all enjoyed my totally honest blog. PHEW! Now that it's over, I can go back to my regularly scheduled lies. ;)

To everyone who loves my puppy, he is a devil. Sure, he's pretty darn cute. But the teeth on that sucker...

Christi- no way...we keep finding common grounds...a runner!! (Not that I am anymore, but...)

Kristen- What? You don't have a speech prepared for these things??? Now you must re-post and tell us ten most wondeful unusual and strange things about yourself!! Yay you!

Callie- I'll be sure to check out your blog!! Thanks for stopping by!! :) I love my followers. (Uh. That sound weird - like I am your leader, follow me to the Promised Land...)

Kristen said...

I actually had a nice acceptance speech all typed up but my toddler ate it...sorry! lol

10 strange things about myself... Pfft that shouldn't be too hard- us writers are crazy lol

DL Hammons said...

Okay...this is for #8 and #10.


Christopher said...

I just finished watching the first season of Dexter. What an awesome show! If I were gay (which I'm not) and I was a sociopath (which my ex-gfs tell me I am) I'd so do him.

Elana Johnson said...

I'm so glad to hear you say you talk to yourself. I do this all the time. My kids don't even ask anymore. :)

Linda Rader said...

It's true! There are ugly babies. And they are no less adorable for it. I once baby sat for this ugly bald headed thing who gave me this wide toothless smile and melted my heart. She had no idea how ugly she was. To her she was a beautiful as any other baby and I adored her for it.

Dangerous With a Pen said...

Aww, thanks, fellow teach! :) I can see you modeling for Copenhagen... hehe! Hmm... now I must come up with 10 new fairly interesting little honesties... lol