It’s been a while but I’ve gotten another one of those nice Blogger awards :-). This one is from a new blogger I found through another new blogger I found from an established blogger who shared some sites he really liked. Funny how that works.
Anyway, a big shout out and a hearty THANK YOU to A Joyful Process for (and you knew I’d really like this award by virtue of its name alone)…
The Dragon’s Loyalty Award!
As it is with all of these there are rules to follow to showcase your acceptance of the award; they are as follows:
- Display the award on your blog. —Done
- Announce your win with a post and link back to the nominator. —Done
- Present 6 deserving bloggers with the award. —See below 🙂
- Link your awardees in the post. —Ditto
- Write 7 interesting things about you. —Ditto, yet again.
Bloggers I’d like to pass this award to are:
- Evil Squirrel’s Nest
- Author Megan Morales
- Round About Forty
- Romance Novels for the Beach
- Travels with Choppy
7 Interesting Things About Me
Well, honestly, not so sure anyone else will find these interesting, but I’ll share them anyway. *ahem* Here goes.
- I’m mostly bald. I used to compare my hairline to that of a Shaolin Monk. Think Chow Yun Fat in Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon. Just not that neatly lined if you know what I mean. I’ve got sprigs and sprouts of hair in the front so it’s more like the most extreme mullet on the planet. I keep “promising” to shave it all off come my 50th birthday (next year) but…
2. I’m learning Portuguese. Why Portuguese? Well, because no one else I know has ever tried to learn it. It’s always been French, Spanish, or German. So of course, I want to be the odd duck and pick up a language that no one else in my circles knows.
3. I love clothing styles from the late 1800’s (Victorian….well, Steampunk specifically, lol),
40’s (Hollywood screen queens) and early 50’s (pinup, burlesque, & what we now call rock-a-billy). Yes, the women’s clothing tended to be restrictive but you cannot deny the sex appeal in a well fitting corset, or a tailored dress / suit. I would love to be able to carry off modern takes on all those looks every day for the rest of my life. sigh. Unfortunately for me, I need massive amounts of money to afford the wardrobe so I stick to a few choice pieces worn to dance parties or costume / theme events.
4. I’ve had some unusual experiences with animals in my childhood – This one time at summer camp…(NO, nothing like that)…I got stepped on by a bear. Then the next year at this same camp I unknowingly petted a live, wild rattle snake. Mom stopped letting me go to summer camp after the rattle snake incident. I’ve been bitten by a squirrel I “talked” out of a tree (almost had to have rabies shots because my sister over reacted); and got a rash from a wild hedgehog I “adopted” in the woods behind the school I was going to.
5. I’m an empath. Like Gem in Star Trek (yes, I’m that old)…
Just without the magical healing powers. I’m the type of person who is highly sensitive to the emotions / feelings of others. So much so that I can’t watch or read the news – the reports of all the suffering leave me struggling to function. For real. Listening to rap lyrics, politicians, most commentators on Fox News….excessive cursing….all of that cripples my ability to go about my day. I tend to stay on the outside edges of crowds so that if the mood of the crowd changes I can leave before things get out of hand. I’m at my best around people who are grounded, in touch with their place in the scheme of things and who, while they may have strong opinions, aren’t interested in forcing those opinions on others and are open to another point of view.
6. I wrote, produced, directed, and stared in my first play when I was 12. Another summer camp experience – I was attending a performing arts camp under the wonderful direction of Jo Bunton Keel. I adapted a short story I’d written previously into a play that we performed at the camp’s closing celebration. Got a standing ovation. Jo and that magical time at the camp sparked my love of writing, acting, and dancing. I wish I’d had the confidence to pursue all three and hate that I’ve waited so long to get back to writing, but here we are. I hope to do her proud.
7. I fell out of an airplane once. No worries, I had a professional sky diver and a parachute attached to my back at the time.
So there you have it. Thank you again, Mr. Wayne at A Joyful Process.
Hope you all enjoyed my “acceptance” speech and have made your way to the blogs linked above. You won’t be disappointed.