Monday, March 4, 2013

Inspiring Blogger award!

Awards season is coming to a close with the passing of the Oscars, and the hype of who wore what, who gave the worst/best speech, who cried, who deserved it and who didn't, and undoubtedly it will all fade into memory as quick as Anne Hathaway's Prada (not Valentino) dress.  So when I discovered today that as far as I am concered awards season is still very much here, I was both shocked, a little humbled, and a lot excited. 

It would appear that somebody thinks I deserved an award for my blog, which for me is really quite exciting.  Why so exciting?  Well, most of my friends think I am on facebook all day, my family probably just think I am poor and gave up a perfectly good career, the rest of society thinks I sit in a rather self-indulgent fashion smoking and drinking coffee, or whisky, or both, when actually, the reality is that it's just me at home or in the office on my own with a cup of tea, working hard, and with a repetative strain injury in my right hand.  But before you crack out the violins, I wouldn't have it any other way.  Another writer understands this, and so to be nominated by a fellow writer makes this award even the more exciting!  So thank you Laekan who nominated me.

But there are also rules. 
  1. I have to thank the person who nominated you.  (Check)
  2. I have to tell you guys, the readers, seven interesting things about myself.  (OK, thinking)
  3. Share seven other bloggers that I appreciate and enjoy reading about.  (Easy)
  4. Leave a comment on their blog so they know about it.  (Simple!)
So, in order to start as instructed, here are seven things about me that you might not know.  I hesitate to say that they are interesting.
  1. I love cooking.  Especially baking.  I do not claim to be good at it, but I haven't had too many complaints either.  When I do it, I speak to myself in the voice of Ina Garten from the Barefoot Contessa.
  2. I once dived with sharks.  Big ones.
  3. I speak Greek with an accent that at times is English and at times Cypriot, and always greatly amusing.  In fact, it would seem I have never been so funny without really trying.
  4. When I was a child I was in a marching band and travelled around Europe playing the euphonium.
  5. I had to wear a head brace to make my teeth straight.
  6. I won every fancy dress contest that I ever entered.
  7. After doing a parachute jump, I wanted to throw up for the next six hours.
So, without keeping the award going it is pointless, so let's tell you about some other bloggers who I think deserve it.
  1. Kristan Hoffman
  2. Cherie Reich
  3. Jason Garrett
  4. Faye, at daydreamers thoughts
  5. Lori, at The Next Best Book Blog
  6. Jenn, at Genuine Jenn
  7. Rose Pryimak
Plus, I have to tell them about it by leaving a comment on their blog!  I am off to do just that.  Thanks again Laekan!!!!

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      1. It's my pleasure JG! Looking forward to your next book!

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    2. Thanks so much Michelle! (Although there's no C in my last name lol) Your not the first to spell it wrong haha story of my life!

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      1. Oops, rewind!!! Consider your name corrected!! You are very welcome! It's a pleasure to share it with you!

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      2. haha Thanks! :) No worries about my name... like I said, its the story of my life. People have been spelling it and pronouncing it wrong my whole life! :)

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    3. Aw, I'm touched, thanks Michelle! And this?

      "Well, most of my friends think I am on facebook all day, my family probably just think I am poor and gave up a perfectly good career, the rest of society thinks I sit in a rather self-indulgent fashion smoking and drinking coffee, or whisky, or both, when actually, the reality is that it's just me at home or in the office on my own with a cup of tea, working hard, and with a repetative strain injury in my right hand. But before you crack out the violins, I wouldn't have it any other way."

      YES. SO TRUE.

      Hm, dunno if I can do 7 interesting things, but how about a few random ones? ;P
      1. I have no idea what a euphonium is. (Sorry!)
      2. I can never pick a favorite color. (Love 'em all!)
      3. Right now I'm obsessed with the Rihanna/Mikky Ekko song "Stay."

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    4. You are very welcome. Great pictures of Paris by the way. I love Paris and am heading there in a couple of months for the weekend. I can't wait, and your pictures have only served to feed my excitement! A euphonium is a big bass brass instrument, a bit like a tuba. Completely unsuitable for a ten year old as small as I was! That song is fantastic, and the video is very simple and beautiful.

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    5. Aww! Thank you so much for the award! That's awesome you went swimming with sharks. That sounds like a lot of fun.

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      1. You are very welcome. I really enjoy your blog! The sharks were amazing. I recommend it!

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