Monday, January 16, 2012

The Versatile Blogger Award

My lovely writer friend Lora Rivera has graciously passed down the Versatile Blogger Award into my lowly hands. Thanks Lora! I recommend you check out her blog, it's rather snazzy.

The rules of said award are as follows:

1. In a post on your blog, nominate 15 fellow bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award.
2. In the same post, add the Versatile Blogger Award.
3. In the same post, thank the blogger who nominated you in a post with a link back to their blog.
4. In the same post, share 7 completely random pieces of information about yourself.
5. In the same post, include this set of rules.
6. Inform each nominated blogger of their nomination by posting a comment on each of their blogs.

Seven Random Piece of Information about Myself:

1. I'm missing four of my molars (and have had 12 teeth pulled during my life, the equivalent of half my jaw).
2. I was filmed in the nude for public television.* (Yes, you'll want to read that footnote.)
3. I am one-quarter Austrian.
4. I am Republican. Mitt Romney all the way, baby!
5. I am secretly (or not so secretly) obsessed with the Korean girl band KARA.
6. I studied Japanese for about five years.
7. I've forgotten 90% of my Japanese skillz.

Don't think I can pull 15 names for nominations, but here are a few good ones:

@KristyGStewart for her Loose Leaf editorial blog. This girl is an editing genius and a smart poster. She knows the ins and outs of Chicago and probably any other style guide you could possibly throw at her. Check her out, especially if you're looking to indie publish.

Jennie at Beehive and Birdsnest. Jennie is a blogging mom of five who's filled with advice and a good helping of sass. I adore her posts. And hey, she's funny.

@RoniLoren at Fiction Groupie. Roni just published her debut novel, Crash into You. Even if you're not into erotica, her posts are extremely resourceful (she's the one who inspired my Link Blitz).

*I was two or three years old, and it was part of a meme for America's Funniest Home Videos. Said video included me, my sister, and my dog in the bathtub together.


  1. Thanks for the shout out! :) And congrats on winning the award!

  2. 12 teeth! That's so many! I did one of those drug experiment test things where they paid me to take out my wisdom teeth to test their new pain meds. Of course, I had to end up getting the placebos, so I was very aware of them yanking away at my jaw. The worst part was the needle--straight into the roof of my mouth. Every time they injected more, it was like a needle of ice that seriously felt like it was going straight into my brain.

    Anyhoo... Fascinating random pieces of info!

  3. Congrats on the blog award!
    Interesting random things. I couldn't stop laughing when you added the note. I can't imagine how many minds went "there" when they shouldn't have.

  4. Congrats on the awards. Interesting facts too. The thing about other languages is that if you don't use them, it's easy to forget. I tried to learn both German and French, but eventually I gave up because I couldn't retain it.

  5. Charlie! This award has saved me from needing to scrounge up a post today! Which is good, because my visit to Utah means I don't have any of my editing books with me, so it's hard to throw something together. My award post will go up today.