Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award

I've been blessed with TWO people bestowing me The Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award. Does that make me doubly sweet?

The rules of this award are as follows:
1. Thank and link to the person who nominated you.
2. Share 7 random facts about yourself.
3. Pass the Award on to deserving blog buddies (One stated 10, the other stated 15 – I'll probably do less than that!!).
4. Contact those buddies and let them know.

First off: my thanks to The Viking Princess and Todd Moody for this award. You've given me something to blog about! Ha ha!

Now, seven random facts about myself:

1. I play with my hair. Doesn't matter if it's long or short (and it's usually long), I twirl my hair around my finger. And I use the index finger on my left hand even though I'm right handed. Go figure!

2. I collect magnets from every Hard Rock Café and Bubba Gump Shrimp restaurtants I can find. Doesn't matter if I eat there or not (except I usually do if I find a Bubba Gump Shrimp - YUM), I just want the magnet to show I was in that city.

3. I've got a dated Christmas ornament for every Christmas since I've been married (the first one being 1979). And yes, they go up on the tree every year. I think I'll cry if any of them are destroyed!

4. I’m an early arrival. If I have an appointment at 8:00, I’ll be there before 7:45. Sometimes I over-calculate my drive and will arrive even earlier than that! In that case, I sit in my car and read until it’s time to show up – still early, but maybe only 5-10 minutes. My Dad always told me it’s better to be early than late, and it’s been ingrained in my brain ever since. Unfortunately, I married someone who waits until the last minute to get ready to leave. So if I’m with him – we’re usually late. That drives me nuts! But at least I can blame him (and I usually do!).

5. I love sports. Well, most sports. Can't stand basketball (except for March Madness) or soccer. Once I started watching hockey, I got hooked (Go Penguins!). I've loved baseball for as long as I can remember and I love playing softball, too. My Dad introduced me to golf when I was 14. If our high school had a women's team, I would have been on it. Now, if I only had an athlete's body… Oh well…

6. If I'm in a room full of people, I'll be the quiet one. Unless you pose a question directly to me, I just sit and listen. That is, until I get to know everyone. Of course, that could take a year (or more). Yes, I am THAT shy (or introverted – I haven't decided).

7. I wrote my first short story when I was 14. It was titled "It Was One of Those Weeks" (and my teacher liked it). I wrote my second short story when I was 52. Quite a gap, huh? It took me awhile to find my way back, but I'm sure glad I did.

Now to pass on the award. This is where I break the rules (I'm a rebel, what can I say?).

Journal of a Midnight Writer. She's one of my critique partners and I enjoy reading her blogs.
Hold On To Your Bloomers. Erin's blog is always entertaining (to me, anyway).
Unearthly Musings. If you only visit Danica's blog on one day, make it Friday. It's how she hooked me!!
Piedmont Writer. I should visit her blog more often (heck I should visit everyone's blog more often), but when I am there, I find I usually have a comment to make. I like interactive blogs.

If you haven't visited them before, now's your chance!


Danica Avet said...

Thanks for the award, Stacy! I already have my posts for the week, but I'll try to put it up next week :D

Anne Gallagher said...

Thanks so much Stacy. I never thought of myself as interactive before. Kind of neat.

Stacy McKitrick said...

I'm glad to share the wealth (or awards, or smiles, or whatever!).

Erin Kane Spock said...

I finally have time to follow up on this.
Thank you for thinking of me. I will pay it forward. :)