Wednesday, February 29, 2012

A New Blog Award!

Megan over at Paws, Fangs and Smiles has awarded me with the Kreativ Blog Award!

Thanks Megan! So, as per the rules of the award, here are seven "interesting" things about me . . . I'll try not to repeat any I've said before:

1. I'm currently reading novels by "classic" science fiction writers (Philip K. Dick, Robert Heinlein, George Orwell, Isaac Asimov, Jules Verne, H. G. Wells, Arthur C. Clark, Aldous Huxley, etc). 
2. I read all six of Jane Austen's novels once a year. I get something from them different every time.
3. As a child I was traumatized by The Fox and the Hound, Dumbo and Bambi. This trauma has carried over into adulthood. I don't watch movies about animals. Ever. 
4. I love Ridley Scott and James Cameron films. I re-watched Alien and Aliens last weekend in preparation for the upcoming release of Prometheus. I could not be more excited. 
5. One day I will own a castle. Inside there will be a zip line, a ball pit room, a trampoline room with Velcro walls to stick to, a library modeled after the one in Beauty and the Beast, and several Mini Coopers to race through the halls (like in The Italian Job). There will also be a moat. And a helipad. And possible a catapult.
6. I have an intense fascination with superheroes and villains. I cannot wait for all the comic book movies coming out this year (The Avengers, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Dark Knight Rises, and Superman: Man of Steel). 
7. I own Converse in three colors - black, red and blue. I'm currently on the lookout for green ones. For St. Patrick's Day. 

Here are the ten blogs I'm passing this award on to. I have no idea what the parameters for awarding blogs with this award are (other than I guess they're creative?), so I'm just going to award blogs I enjoy with fun posts. Check them out!

Kate Scott Writes
Colin D. Smith
Lover Dove Writes
My Pet Blog
Peggy Eddleman
The Walrus Room 
Vive Le Nerd 
Widdershins and Skeleton Keys 
Losing Sanity
Fulfilling Dreams  


  1. Ha! To this day I won't watch Bambi, The Fox and The Hound, or Dumbo. Which is odd because when I tell my children the story of The Three Little Pigs, I'm all for giving them the real version. The pigs eat the wolf! None of this, "and the wolf ran away" crap. I bet I'm traumatizing them, too.

    Nice getting to know you better! Congrats on your award.

  2. I'm pretty sure there's a law somewhere that states if you own a castle, you must have a catapult. By the way, that's got to be the coolest castle ever.

    Thanks for the shout out!

  3. I want my own Pemberley. A moat would be awesome, but if I walked in and found Mr. Darcy I'd be cool with that too. :-)

  4. Bambi is scarring. And your castle sounds awesome.

    Thanks for passing along the award! You've made me happy ^_^

  5. I SO want your castle! Sounds like the coolest place EVER.

    Thanks for the award! I'm crazy flattered.

  6. That castle does sound fun. Please hold a ball, or at least a party of some sort! You should totally read Chelsea Campbell's The Rise of Renegade X for a great hero/villain fix. And good luck with the green Converse.

  7. New follower here. Enjoyed your fun facts. Hope you find those green converse! My daughter is on the lookout for the polka dot ones.

  8. Thank you. Does Carl Sagan count as classic sci-fi? Also, forgo the catapult and get a trebuchet.

  9. Thanks for the award and that's very cool that you read all of Jane Austen's books every year!

  10. I loved the Q & A. I can't wait for the superhero movies too.

  11. Hey! Thanks a bunch for this! Love the award and loved reading all the interesting things about you :D Looks like I know what I'll be posting about Monday morning :D

    Cheers and happy weekend!

  12. To your traumatized list, you can now add "Orphaned baby monkey trailer from Disney" and "How to Train your Dragon," because--lets be honest--if those aren't tear jerkers, what are?!

    P.s. I miss you.