Monday, December 14, 2009

Bloggy Award Time--See, I'm not a Total Slacker

I'm so late in posting these, but I have a few awards to be thankful for. :)

First off, thank you to Dawn Simon at Plotting and Scheming - My Writing Life for the Best Blog Award! If she hadn't given me the award, she'd be on the list of nominees, so be sure to check out her blog.
The rules:

1. To accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award and his/her blog link.

2. Pass the award to other bloggers that you have recently discovered and think are great! Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

And the nominees are:

Teressa at The Chocolate Chip Waffle

L.T. Elliot at Dreams of Quill and Ink

Anissa at Anissa Off the Record

Melissa at Chasing the Dream

Second, Julie Dao at Silver Lining gave me the Kreativ Blogger award. I'm going to be lazy on this one and refer you to my previous post with all the rules and seven facts about me. Thanks, Julie!

Lastly, from Suzy Hayze at Tales of Extraordinary Ordinariness, I recieved the Honest Scrap award. Thanks, Suzy!

The rules:

1. List ten honest things about yourself.

2. Pass it on to seven other bloggers.

Here are ten honest things about me:

1. When I eat goldfish crackers, I like to pop them in half with my teeth, so I have two little fishies before chewing. Doesn't always work, but I still do this every time.

2. "Dork", "Nerd", and "Weirdo" are all terms of endearment at my house.

3. Other than my tennis shoes, every pair of shoes I own adds at least two inches to my height.

4. Going along with #3, my husband calls me a hobbit on a regular basis, and it's not because I have hairy feet. Yes, we have strange ways of showing our love around here.

5. I refuse to use internet/texting acronyms like LOL. It doesn't bother me if other people use them, but there's a part of me that feels like I'm giving in to some sort of evil peer pressure by using them.

6. I love to read. Not just books, although that is what I prefer. If I’m bored, anything will do, including shampoo bottles. It’s kind of fun trying to figure out the correct pronunciation of all the chemicals in the ingredients list.

7. One of my favorite lines from a movie is, “Your mother went to college,” delivered by Kipp in Napoleon Dynamite. I would try to describe the scene, but without experiencing it for yourself, you can’t truly appreciate just how hilarious it is. If you haven’t seen the movie, you wouldn’t understand. If you’ve seen it and still don’t understand, well, there really is no point in trying to explain.

8. The whole concept of using time travel to fix past mistakes makes no sense to me. Let’s take, for instance, the movie Terminator, followed by Terminator II and Terminator III, and now The Sarah Conner Chronicles TV series.

The basic plot is that in the future the world has been taken over by cyborgs, which stemmed from an artificial intelligence program that man created. One of the cyborgs is changed into a ‘good guy’ and sent back to the past to protect John Conner, the man who is the leader of the resistance in the future. Thanks to the cyborg’s presence, John Conner and his mother, Sarah, discover the cause of the future war, so they try to stop the creation of the source of the cyborgs, which in turn would cause the cyborgs to cease to exist, thus making it impossible for the time-traveling cyborg to go into the past in the first place. Ultimately, this would eliminate all of the events that led up to the destruction of the artificial intelligence. So, essentially, nothing would've been changed.

Are you following this?

9. When it comes to sports, dance or pretty much anything that requires even a small amount of coordination, I can confidently say that I’m very, very bad at it. In addition to that, I am continually running into things. I hit my arms on doorknobs, stub my toes on a regular basis, and hit my head on open cupboard doors (this is more of a height issue, but still relevant), just to name a few.

10. I totally cheated and stole some of these from a previous tagged post.

And the lucky nominees are:

Dawn Simon at Plotting and Scheming - My Writing Life

Michelle Gregory at beautiful chaos

Stephanie L. McGee at Chronicles of a Novice Writer

Natalie Murphy at The Sound of Rain

Julie Dao at Silver Lining

Stephanie Thornton at Hatshepsut: The Writing of a Novel

MG Higgins at MG Higgins

Thanks for reading everyone! Have a fabulous Monday!


  1. thanks. it's been a long time since i got nominated for anything.

  2. Thanks so much for the award. Congrats on your perfect storm of badges- you deserve them!

  3. Thank you, Abby! I'm honored. And congratulations to you for the recognition your fabulous blog is receiving!

  4. Congrats on all your awards. We have similar terms of endearment at our house too. I'm totally with you on the Terminator thing - but I still think they're good movies.

  5. congratulations. Totally agree with the LOL thing, drives me crazy.

  6. Well deserved awards, Abby, and congrats to the nominees.
    I have to say I love Teminator and all its spawn. I know time-travel stories can get confusing, wondering what gets altered and what that means, but I relish the possibilities anyway.

  7. Your blog is great--congrats on the awards you've received. Thanks sooo much for the shout out and for passing me an award. I appreciate it. :)

    I enjoyed reading the list of ten things about you. Also, I think it's really cool the way you have your awards and badges streaming in a sidebar.

  8. Congratulations on your awards! You deserve them.

    LOL, I know I LOL all the time. Otherwise people would probably think I was that mean, sarcastic girl.

    You're more of an emoticon gal, anyway. ;)

  9. Thank you so much for the beautiful award! A very Merry Christmas to you!

  10. The thing you have to remember with time travel is that each interference in the timeline creates a splinter timeline. Thus how the new Star Trek doesn't completely undermine decades of lore.

    Loved the ten things! Thanks for the nom!

  11. In the matter of space and time all reactions and scenarios are equally possible and impossible - the idea of time lines being rewritten are dependent on them not having always been affected by the disturbance in the space time continuum - it is only new news to the people currently experiencing it. I hope this clears the matter up :s

    I never used to use lol and emoticons etc but humour is hard to convey without the subtle facial tics that are so telling :)

    Thank you for your post - the Time Lord and I were happy to clear up any confusion...

  12. Congrats! Can't wait to check out some of these winning blogs!

  13. Thanks for the award Abby!

    I know how you feel about the whole Terminator time-travel thing. It drives me crazy, but I still like the movies.

  14. I was running off to work when I commented earlier and just now had a chance to read your entire post. I don't remember that exact line from Napoleon Dynamite but I know it must be funny because the entire movie is a crack up. It's on my top ten favorite movie list.

  15. I LOL'ed at the hobbit thing. What a great term of endearment. And congrats on all your awards.

  16. Thanks for the bloggy award! You rock! And I love L.T., she's da best!

    PS: Napoleon Dynamite is the funniest movie of all time. Hands down. I'm going to have to watch it again just to look for that scene!!

  17. Thanks, everyone! And you're welcome. :)

    I appreciate all the help with my time travel issues. ;)

    And yes, Tere, I'm more of an emoticon girl, but it took me forever to even use those. I had to have some way to show when I'm joking. Sarcasm doesn't always come through in print.