We are so honored by the five awards you see above that We shall drop the Royal We for the acceptance post in the name of…acceptance speeches, I guess. (So rare is it that I find myself at a loss for words. Usually it’s a deluge.)
As far as I’m concerned, this endeavor is still completely new. I’m still trying to settle on a template, honestly. (I tried a few more on last night…wasn’t convinced.) Has it even been a month and a half since I started this?
Imagine my extreme flattery to have a fellow blogger laud upon me these four awards. Four writers’ awards! Muchísimas gracias para la corona de laurel, Claudia! Please, readers and nominees alike, check out this wonderful site!
Finally, my crown of laurels! Symbolic though the crown may be, like Princess Lilabet’s gilt coronet, it’s a start! Actually a crown of laurels is beyond flattering and not nearly as heavy as some of the tiaras We’ve already discussed. Plus, once it’s dried up, you can use it for cooking. (Laurel is the botanical term for what we in the US call “bay leaves.”)
Naturally, my fellow award-winners, there are guidelines for accepting this award. (I did not make them up. The committee told me so.)
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their blog in your post. (Like I did above.) That’s just good manners.
2. Share 7 things about yourself. (If you’re anything like me, it doesn’t have to be like a game of “truth or dare”.)
3. For every award you receive, try to nominate about 5 to 10 other blogs that you enjoy. (If you only come up with three that are worthy then don’t go searching to meet a quota. I can hear my fifth grade teacher “Quality not quantity.)
4. Let the nominees know that you chose them. What’s the fun in winning if you don’t know?
(An aside: if you don’t want to play or pass along the award, that’s totally fine.)
So…seven things about myself. Deep breath! As a rule I don’t talk much about myself, or even use my real name for that matter. (I guess I fear Internet stalkers.) Above all, don’t laugh!
1. I wanted to be the “Chicken of the Sea” mermaid when I grew up.
2. When gasoline prices hit $4/gallon I attempted to form my own micro nation. (Big flaw: you need to own land.)
3. the day I learned the biggest perfectionists are always the biggest procrastinators, the whole world slowed down
4. I live across the street from the Pacific Ocean in a reasonably-priced rental with spartan conditions and a fabulous view.
5. I could subsist exclusively on champagne for no less than a of seven months. Probably longer. I just don’t have the cash to prove it. Plus my husband won’t let me try…he thinks it’s “unhealthy.”
6. I finished a novel ages ago, I’m too afraid of rejection to send it to a publisher even though I’ve been receiving awards for my writing since I was five.
7. I attended 7 grammar schools in 4 states before the age of 9. All transfers were due to re-zoning laws or my father’s job relocation. (And one six-month stint at a completely inept Catholic School.) The last state we moved to was New Jersey. The time I spent there, engulfed in the big hair and the Aqua-Net I inhaled (even though it was already the 90s) are some of the factors I cite for my fascination with Marie Antoinette.
But who really cares about me? Let’s get to the winners!
Truly, they do delight! The order in which they appear is not a ranking! You all rule in my eyes!