I’ve been nominated for an Oscar!
Well, not exactly an Oscar, but close. Okay, not even close but I’m pretty jazzed about it. I’ve been nominated for the Kreativ Blogger award and I’m feeling a little full of myself right now.
I’d like to thank all the little people, but since I am one it would be a bit awkward. The person I really want to kiss on the lips is Scott Morgan of write_hook. I barely know this man and yet he warms my cockles (oh, get your mind out of the gutter!) with his supportive nature and love of all words written. He is a gifted writer and a true play it forward kind of guy I hope to not disappoint. I thank him for the nomination.
Every once in a while life throws you a curve you don’t mind catching (about damn time if you ask me) and this is one of the times. That’s the good news. The bad news is that a condition of this award is that I must share 10 things about myself that my readers don’t know. I can’t think of anything more boring, and I’m tempted to make stuff up as I go along so that it will be breathtakingly interesting. But that would be cheating, and I’m no cheater. I am then to direct you to 5 bloggers that I read and recommend for excellence. So let’s get started.
1. I am fiercely loyal and wonder if I might have been a dog in my former life. If I call you my friend, you can bet that I will stand with you until the bitter end or at least until I help you get even with whoever wronged you. It’s what friends do.
2. My friends think that I am one of the most confident people they’ve met. I’m not. I’m a bundle of insecurities and fears. I’m afraid of clowns for crying out loud. Seriously. I’m not sure it gets more pathetic than that…unless you count my fear of hair in my food.
3. My first job was working at Der Wienerschitzel. I was 17 at the time and the respect I gained for fast food workers is with me to this day.
4. I owned an earthquake preparedness business for several years and made tons and tons of money. I began public speaking and made even more money. Now I write for practically nothing. I think they call that progress.
5. I’m still not sure what I want to be when I grow up. I’m just sure of what I want to be now. I’m also not sure I will ever grow up completely, and even less unsure that is not a bad thing. Did you follow that?
6. I have a bit of a temper. It’s hard to believe since I’m so easy going, sweet and unassuming (no, really, I am). It takes a ton to get me riled but I pity the person who manages to do so. I’m not a yeller but I am very proficient at using my big girl words to slice and dice whoever was crazy enough to engage my wrath. I’m working on it and speak to my dog about it often (dogs are better than therapists). She listens and seems to understand and take my side. I love dogs.
7. I am an only child, parentless and roam the earth belonging to no one. I think our parents are the only ones we ever really ‘belong’ to. The recent death of my father hit me pretty hard and I’m still working on getting over it; if we ever really get over losing our parents. The loss didn’t make me afraid of death, it made me respect it. The power it wields on the people left behind should never be underestimated.
8. I’ll be 59 this summer. What?! I’m in that group of people that sees their reflection in a window while passing and wonder who the hell that person is. I feel a lot younger than my years although my body does talk to me each morning encouraging me to go back to bed. I’ve never been intimated by birthdays but I think that my 60th might find me in a panic induced coma. I’m sure plastic surgery is in my future and I apologize to no one for the thought. I’ve had my chops lifted (chubby cheeks have their drawbacks) and swore I would never go under the knife again. I probably wouldn’t bet the farm on it.
9. My favorite chocolate candies are M&M and non chocolate are Red Hots, with Bit ‘O Honey a close second. I hate coming in late to a movie, getting a busy signal on the phone and dealing with a service rep who can’t speak English. If you want to win my heart you have to be funny, honest, strong but gentle, of good character, affectionate, and bring flowers and feed me ice-cream in bed. You also have to love animals. I don’t ask for much.
10. I’m a risk taker and have greatly benefited from some of my career efforts. I’ve hosted a weekly talk radio program in Los Angeles, I was a personal assistant to a famous celeb and an oil baroness, I produced a weekly television show and I’ve received a commendation from the mayor of Los Angeles. I’ve also made some not so awesome career calls and know what it’s like to be unemployed, broke and foreclosed on. ‘Giving it a shot’ is still my life mantra and I live and die by the creed.
So there you have it, the good, the bad and the not so good. Can I get my award now? What? I have to wait? Seriously? What kind of sleazy two bit organization are you running here? What I mean to say is; thank you so much, it’s just such an honor being mentioned.
The truth is, it’s my readers who make me what I am and I am forever and truly grateful. You can take that to the bank.
Now … on to some fellow bloggers that I hereby nominate for the Kreativ Blogger Award.
Lakesha Brown is the Uncommonchick.com (@uncommonchick) she is always coming up with original post ideas that will make you giggle. She is an everyday kind of girl; speaks her mind, minds her manners but gets the point across in an unusually hilarious and always uncommon way. I look forward to her posts.
Stephen Spencer is PauldMallory.com. (@Pauldmallory) Steve is quite a good writer and I like his style of nonchalant banter. You will feel like you’ve known him for years and will want to read his stories. I’m generally partial to female writers (go figure) but as far as I’m concerned, he is a breath of fresh air.
Suerae Stein is RedBarnArtworks.com(@Redbarnartworks) and her blog is a gift of site and mind. She is an eloquent writer who is generous with her readers and she provides the most amazing photography you might ever see. She doesn’t blog regularly but when she does its awesome! Check her site out. You won’t regret it.
Jacqueline Dick is 1emeraldcity.com (@fumanchucat) and reading her blog feels like I’m sitting down to coffee with myself. Seriously, there might be two of us (which I mean as the greatest of compliments). A large dose of sarcasm coupled with a sharp wit always provides for a great read. Do yourself a favor and check her out.
Tawna Fenske is Tawnafenske.blogspot.com (@tawnafenske) and she runs a little blog called ‘Don’t pet me I’m writing’. She is irreverent and topical and while I am a new reader, she has my respect and I believe has earned the mention.
So now…what are you waiting for? You have some good reads in store for you.
As I sit and wait for my gold statue (there will be a gold statue, won’t there?) it occurs to me that it would only be fair to know something about my readers that few people know. Fair is fair!