Thursday, July 7, 2011

Random Facts and an Award

Ashley Nixon bestowed this Sweet Blog Award upon me. I have never received a blog award before, so I am very happy to participate. Ashley writes about pirates & elves so you should probably check out her blog.

Coming up with seven random things about me hitherto unmentioned on this blog was difficult. I brainstormed and this is what I decided on.

1. My favorite color is purple.

2. I am afraid of heights. Mostly, it's the being up high and looking down that scares me. I don't mind airplanes though.

3. I have five tattoos.

4. When I am having a bad day, I will watch this video before writing. I laugh every time.

5. My first concert was Goldfinger, Save Ferris & Sugar Ray at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia in 1998.

6. I am a horrible parallel parker, it was part of my reasoning for getting a Mini Cooper.

7. I spent four months in Perugia, Italy in 2005 and I think about it every day. I've been back to Perugia twice since.
My street in Perugia

I must now pass the award on to five fellow bloggers, who will post seven facts about themselves and pass the award along to five others. You should check them and their Irresistibly Sweet Blogs out!
1. Kelly Powell : She writes, drinks green tea, and listens to good music.

2. Court Ellyn : Get your Fantasy Writer fix.

3. Tammy : YA Writer & dog lover

4. Marjorie: Writer set loose in the US, Taiwan and China too, oh my!

5. Jen & Megan Wiegand : My friends are trying to have a baby and blogging about the process. Stop by and send them positive, fertile thoughts!

I have been busy with editing my WIP. Okay, to be honest I have also been fantasizing about a shiny new idea. I haven't begun writing or outlining it, but my brain does wander in its direction every time I try to sit down and blog. I think after this round of edits to my rough draft I will be able to outline the shiny new idea while my current WIP marinates. Then I will do yet another round of edits, ad infinitum until it's awesomesauce, as they say.

I hope everyone is having a fun summer. I am heading to the beach this weekend!


  1. I feel so honored!!! I truly am one step closer to becoming famous!!! The only problem is that I don't have 5 bloggers to pass the gift onto. I suppose I will have to improvise while I make more technologically savvy friends!

  2. Haha, yes, one step closer to being famous. Yay! Thanks Monica!!

  3. Congratulations on the award! And I saw my first Guster concert at the Electric Factory in 2002. Ah, memories...

  4. Thanks for the blog award, Monica! Awesome.