Monday, March 12, 2012

I Won Some Awards!

Recently, I've been given some blogger awards by two fellow writers. I am honored to accept the The Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award and The Versatile Blogger award from Akoss at Nye Louwon-My Spirit AND the Kreativ Blogger Award from Amber at amberafterglow. To claim the awards, I'm supposed to share seven interesting facts about myself. So here they are:

1. I love fruit salad. Anytime I'm at a party and there's fruit salad, you can bet I'd help myself to cup of it....or two.

2. When I was a child, I had on a funny wig and cape for Halloween one year. Not happy I still wouldn't know what  to respond if people asked what I was supposed to be, I took a big empty cereal box, stabbed some plastic knives into it, and called myself a cereal killer.

3. I can never answer a question about which three things I'd bring with me to a desert island because I'm rather high maintenance when it comes to travel. I'd often end up packing a bunch of things I never use or wear on my trips. And it's that one time when I don't pack something, like my bottle of echinacea or that cotton candy lip gloss with the glitter, that I end up needing it.

4. I can name all fifty states in the United States in alphabetical order and by memory.

5. The sound of silence irritates me while I'm at work. When things get too quiet, I want to yell, "Can someone turn it UP, sheesh!"  I do my best writing when there's music or light noise in the background....as long as the "light noise" isn't a screaming child.

6. Unlike most people, I find gargoyles totally adorable. The way these creatures hunch over with their snarling expressions make me think they just need a pat on the head and a bowl of warm milk. One of my favorite things in my house is this heavy stone gargoyle the owner of an Italian restaurant once gave me.

7. I don't like clutter. But you'd never know that if you ever visited my work space at home.


I need to tag seven more bloggers. So the lucky seven I'm bestowing these three honors to are:

Charlotte at Charlotte Illustrations
Jennifer at Jennifer Baker-Henry
Honey at Stories to Share
Jon at Jonyang.org
Mark at Aloha! Mark Koopmans says hi from HI
S.P. at S.P Bowers
Kevin at Graphophobia
  
To the folks I tagged, I look forward to reading seven fun facts about yourself.

19 comments:

Jennifer said...

Thanks so much for the award! I will make sure to do you and all Write Campaign bloggers justice. :-)

And I'm getting on the RSS feed thing on my website. Wordpress is kinda complicated, I may come back to Blogger since it was easier to manipulate the sidebar with widgets and such. Ah the life of a blogger.

By the way I meant to add that I love the title of your blog. "Read is the New Black" so amazingly original AND true!

Thanks again!

Mark Koopmans said...

Thanks Cynthia:)

Appreciate the awards... must think of seven fun facts..... :)

Daisy Carter said...

I like noise in the background when I'm writing, too. I think it's because I used to do so much writing in coffee shops.

Cynthia said...

Jennifer, you're welcome! And thanks for answering my question about subscribing to your blog! Look forward to reading your facts!

Mark, you're welcome! Look forward to hearing more about what you do!

Daisy, coffee shops are great for writing and people watching too!

Honey said...

I'm so excited! My first blogger awards! Thank you for thinking of me:)

Cynthia said...

You're welcome, Honey! Look forward to reading your fun facts!

S.P. Bowers said...

Thanks you for thinking of me. And I LOVE gargoyles. At our last house hubby and I had one picked out to put in our flower garden. It was pretty big. I loved it and waived at it every time we drove by. Alas, we moved before we could get it. Someday, if I move back to that state, I'm going to buy me a gargoyle.

Cynthia said...

You're welcome, S.P.! YAY for gargoyle love!

inluvwithwords said...

Fun answers, Cynthia. Your state capitals answer reminded me of the songs I used to make up to help my girls learn the states and the capitals. Fun, memories.

jonyangorg said...

Thank you for the tag!

Cynthia said...

Thanks, Ruth. I actually memorized my states from a childhood song!

You're welcome, Jon. Look forward to reading your facts!

Sarah Pearson said...

I so want to steal your Halloween costume idea :-)

Cynthia said...

Thanks, Sarah. Go ahead, try it out!

Cortney Pearson said...

Congrats on the awards!!

Cynthia said...

Thanks, Cortney!

Misha Gericke said...

I also adore fruit salad. In fact, I'd trade most of my favorite foods for a fresh bowl. :-D

Cynthia said...

Misha, oh I love fresh fruit!

Akoss said...

Oh my! Your Halloween costume idea is BRILLIANT. Just BRILLIANT!!!
It's been a pleasure reading all these fun facts about you. :)

Cynthia said...

Thanks, Akoss, and thanks for the awards!

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