Sunday, September 18, 2011

The Versatile Blogger Award

As I mentioned in my post-BoucherCon funk the other day, I was recently awarded the Versatile Blogger award by Hildred Billings, a victory almost as momentous as the Dynamite Kid winning the WWF Junior Heavyweight title in Japan in 1982.

How's that for an obscure reference?

Seven things about me that aren't on my 25 things about me page:
  1. As far as I know, I'm only allergic to two things: yellowjacket stings and whatever artificial sweetener they use in pre-sweetened Grape Kool-Aide.
  2. The first time I wrote a 50k+ work, it took me a year and a half.  In NaNoWriMo 2010, I was able to write 50k in two weeks
  3. Related to #2, I have almost as many sizeable novel fragments as I do things I consider finished drafts, the biggest being my 82k unfinished novel from NaNo 2010.  Don't let the plot drive the story instead of the characters, kids!
  4. The only time I've ever been excited about a pair of shoes was a pair of Beatle boots I found at a discount shoe store in 2006 that were $75, marked down from $350.  I've since worn them out.
  5. I once baked my dad a cinnamon roll that was nearly a foot across after he saw such a thing on Man V. Food.  I think I may have covered that somewhere in my blog.
  6. One of my favorite comics of all time is James Robinson's run on Starman.  Read it!  Buy the omnibuses!
  7. Every year, I pick something I've been meaning to read and read it during the week between Christmas and New Year's.  This year will likely be the Gormenghast Trilogy by Mervyn Peake.

I don't read as many blogs on a regular basis as I should so I won't be able to pass the award on 15 times.  Here are five of my favorite writing-related blogs @ bloggers:
  1. Trisha @ Word + Stuff  - I picture Trisha being an Indiana Jones type of character, finding time during her adventures in the Outback to sing and write.
  2. Krista M @ The Jellybeans of Writing -  I wish I'd had my shit together as well as she does at her age.  Keep up the good work!
  3. Teralyn Rose Pilgrim @ A Writer's Journey - Most writer's blogs that aren't mine are pretty informative but TRP makes me laugh on a regular basis.  Her account of sneaking into an art musuem is one of my favorite blog entries of all time.
  4. The East Coaster @ Published in a Year - Consistently informative and entertaining.  Pretty bold, too, if you ask me.
  5. Sarah @ Falen Formulates Fiction - Another blogger I find pretty funny.  Also, she has a cool steampunk writing hat.


    1. Why thank you!! That's a great compliment :) I thank you for the award too!

    2. Gormenghast is a great choice! Watch the BBC mini series too :)

    3. Doesn't Jonathan Rhys-Meyers play Steerpike?

      I read Titus Groan about ten years ago but never read the other two. I plan on doing all three this time.

    4. aww thanks! BUT, the most important question is, was the cinnamon roll delicious? Oh man...i could totally go for a cinnamon roll right now...

    5. It wasn't as cinnamony as I'd hoped but my dad scarfed it down.

    6. You're so sweet! I'm glad you enjoyed my museum adventure.

    7. Dynamite Kid?!?! Oh man, that totally blows my Nikita Koloff reference out the water. You realize I now have to google him - why can't I remember this guy?

      Anyway thanks for the reward. You're one of the first folks I followed on the internets and I love hanging out here in a real (but not creepy) way.

    8. The Dynamite Kid was primarily a tag team wrestler, one half of the British Bulldogs. He was also quite a bit more steroided up by that time.

      Nikita "The Russian Nightmare" Koloff would have been a lot more famous had he not retireda after his wife died in the early 90's.

      Thanks for reading and not going through my mail or trash when I'm not home.