Okay, okay. So I didn’t win an Academy Award. But thanks to Emma Meade, over at Emma’s Ramblings on Supernatural Fiction, I have won the Kreative Blogger Award.
In all my life I’d never have dreamed that someone from Ireland would read and enjoy my blog, so I’m doubly honored. In case I haven’t mentioned it, I love Ireland!
Okay, so there are some rules that come with this award and they are…
Thank my nominator, provide a link to her blog, list 7 things readers might find interesting about me, and nominate 7 others.
So, thank you, Emma! This is such an honor. I’ll try to get out this afternoon to shop for a dress. Should I hire a professional makeup artist? How many photographers do you think will be present? (kidding!)
Seven things, hmm? Do they have to be interesting?
1. When I was a teenager, I punched my fist through the window on a door when a former friend slammed it in my face during an argument. Even though my arm and hand were dripping with blood, I only have one tiny scar from my first (and last) window breaking experience.
2. (Seven???!!!) Have I mentioned that I kissed Tony Orlando on a dare? Yup. Smack on the lips.
3. Have I also mentioned that the hair stylist my daughter and I go to knows someone who knows someone who went to school with Taylor Lautner? OMGosh! That almost makes him family!
4. In 9th grade I was chosen as one of the four most promising authors in our school (and it was a large school). The four of us got to ‘skip’ a day so we could go with the creative writing teacher to an all-day conference to meet ‘real’ authors and have our work critiqued. It was quite an honor.
5. I have have come close to dying on no less than four occasions. One near head-on collision when I was about ten (and I mean both cars coming within a couple of inches-at 70 mph), one high speed accident four years ago, a near drowning at seven, and one very high risk pregnancy.
6. I lived in both California and Florida. Unfortunately it was well before I turned four so I have no memory of either state.
7. I once made a little Christmas village entirely out of toothpicks. Can we say way too much time on my hands that year?
It’s funny but my life doesn’t seem boring…until I try to come up with a few interesting things about me.
Now for my nominations…
Collin Falconer tops this list. His blog, Looking for Mr Goodstory, is always well researched, informative…and almost always makes me laugh.
Louise Behiel, at Journey of a Thousand Miles, is just… I don’t even know what I can say here. Except that I learn so much from her insight into the human mind. It’s amazing!
Jenny Bean is next on my list. The first time I visited her blog, ‘the madcap adventures of a single woman who went to the bank to become a mommy,’ I literally giggled off and on for days after reading about a telephone call from a police officer…asking her to make her grandma stop calling them. When I can’t sleep, her blog is my first choice for entertainment.
Jaki Cheli just started blogging in January…and celebrated her 77th birthday on May 31 so she’s definitely making this short list. That alone is worthy of an award!
Now Samantha Uzair, at So Weird Sam, is a young lady I’ve come to know through Facebook. She started blogging in April (one post so far, Sam…get busy!). I’m nominating her because of all the work she does with rescue animals. I will always support someone who takes care of pets that others don’t want or mistreat. She also likes the BSB’s…yay, Sam!
Natalie Hartford, over at Life Out Loud, has got to go on this list, too. Like Jenny Bean, she cracks me up. She’s also very involved in the fight against impaired driving…a cause I support 100%.
Last, but certainly not least, is the Backwoods Mom, ‘alaska…a bazillion kids…bears…moose…me.’ Biological kids, adopted kids, helping her husband build a house in the wilderness… Check out this very interesting and entertaining blog.
Eye of the tiger, fellow bloggers, eye of the tiger.
Great post, Kristy. Congrats on the award! You’ve named two of my favorite bloggers, Colin and Louise. Off to check the others out!
PS That door slam story—holy shmoley!
Thanks, August. 🙂
I learned at fifteen that giving in to anger is a mistake. Although I have to say that it happened so fast that I wasn’t even aware of it until my hand was going through the glass. By then it was too late to use better judgment or change my mind. 🙂
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LOL…I had to look at my last response to figure out what you were talking about. And then I had to laugh. Yeah, it seemed like the best way to start that book. I don’t know why. Thanks for getting it, though you may be bored out of your mind. One of my doctors suggested I write it. Kind of therapy, and maybe to help other people who find themselves in a similar situation. 🙂
Did Jensen Ackles get a divorce? Jeez, celebrity marriages aren’t very long. As for Jared, I found a really sweet picture of him with his new baby last night. It’s the kind of picture that makes you go awww. 🙂
I always enjoyed that clip. I find it humorous that he doesn’t appear to know all the words to the song. 😀 Jensen over Jared any day! I go see them at Comic Con every year they are there. They film up in Canada and once the guys didn’t stop filming to show. They sent the rest of the cast though. 🙁
Congratulations on your award! Super cool and you totally deserve it!!! I agree with Emma, your experiences could make for some interesting writing.
Lucky you that you live close enough to go to Comic Con! The only thing I get to see are clips on YouTube. 🙂
As for Jensen vs Jared…I guess I would have to choose Jensen if I had to. I’d rather have both though, lol. They’re both gorgeous.
And thank you very much! I’m not sure the first three of my experiences would be interesting. The near accident when I was ten or so was over so fast there’s nothing much to add (except I’m glad that Dad didn’t head for the shoulder of the road, too, which was how the guy who SHOULDN’T have been passing missed us). As for the almost drowning, a cousin intervened before it became an emergency. And the other accident…LOL…I already wrote a book about that…and I’m not going there again. And I did a blog about the high risk pregnancy last year (I think) so there isn’t much to add about any of the experiences. 🙂
Forgive me if this goes through twice. Something funky just happened with the WP notifications.
I have that book, btw, and you totally faked me out with the start.
As for the boys, Jared is married so that should help you out a little bit. He married one of the girls that played one of the Ruby versions. Jensen, on the other hand, is still single. 🙂
Thanks for the compliment Kristy! Know that when the Lord impressed me to do the blog if it hadn’t been for all your help, it might have been put off for a long time. Thanks again 🙂
You are very welcome! I was happy to help. 🙂
A Taylor Lautner link; I like it!
I love, love that video of Dean from Supernatural; he is such a sexy man. You can hear the camera people laughing in the background 🙂
You should write about those near death experiences Kristy, if you already haven’t.
I love that video, too…and the fact that the producers (?) put it at the end of the Yellow Fever episode. I’ve watched other versions of it way too many times…because yes…Jensen Ackles IS a sexy man. I actually think Jared Padalecki (who is also very sexy) is one of the people laughing in the background. 🙂
Is he the one laughing? They are both quite cute but I prefer Jensen. He had me from his early days in Dark Angel. What a man 🙂
They are both adorable, but yes, there’s just something about Jensen… It’s funny, but I don’t remember him from Dark Angel (maybe because I thought the guy in the wheelchair was so cute…was his name Michael?). The first time I remember seeing Mr. Ackles was in Smallville. If he hadn’t been in that, I never have tuned in to watch Supernatural. Well most of Supernatural. LOL…some of the episodes have scared me enough that I just leave the room and do something else. 🙂
Yeah, his real name is Michael and he was Logan in the show. I didn’t really watch Smallville but I might go out and buy the boxset now for him 🙂 Supernatural is like Buffy but scarier!
Logan…that’s right. NOW that you’ve mentioned it, I do remember. 🙂
Jensen Ackles was only in Smallville for a season or two, so you’d definitely want to find out which one(s) for sure. But it wasn’t too long before Supernatural started so you can narrow it down a little.
And yes, some of the shows are pretty scary. I have a beautiful antique dressing table, with a big oval mirror, in my bedroom. Thanks to one Supernatural episode, I have trouble looking at it after I turn the light off at night. 🙂