Saturday, March 12, 2011

Sorta Stylish...

Yesterday I got my second ever blog award. Woohooo! Thanks so much to Laurel over at Laurel's Leaves. I believe this is the first ever time I have been referred to as "stylish" in any context.

So. I am supposed to tell you seven things about myself and pass on the award. Here goes:

1) As a teenager, I was obsessed with Richard Adams' Watership Down. I wrote a suspiciously similar novel (about Rats not Rabbits) and got about 150 pages in before I quit.

2) I have a weakness for bad Chinese Food, most notably vegetable egg foo young which is more or less deep fried scrambled eggs with gravy. (I know its sort of gross, I just can't help it....)

3) I have three kids (ages 7, 9 and 11) who right this minute are squabbling over Legos in the next room

4) I live on Maggie' Farm along a ridiculously muddy (snowy, bumpy, dusty, icy) dirt road waaaaay out in the wilds of Western New England with 3 dogs, 7 sheep and a gazillion chickens.

5) Like Laurel, I have the teenaged habit of listening to the same album or group over and over. Right now, I'm on a baffling Modest Mouse Kick that just won't quit even though at 44 I should be into more sedate music.

6) At 19, I was fired from my summer job as a breakfast cook for The Hatchet Motel in Wyoming. (Not the best job for a vegetarian college student who liked to sleep late and couldn't cook.)

7.) When I was 7, I impressed my parents' friends with my ability to quote Bob Dylan's "Subterranean Homesick Blues" from start to finish.

Bonus #8) I truly appreciate all your comments and follows. You make my days-- many of them! Thanks.

I am passing this award on to:

1. My writing group buddy Ariel at "Writing Blog"
2. Grub buddy Alicia at "Slice of the Blog Pie"
3. N. Blank at "The Blank Pages"
5. Catherine at "The Writing Room"


Catherine A. Winn said...

Thank you, Perri, for awarding me the Stylish Blogger Award :) Love it!

Ariel Swan said...

Thanks Perri. I am also not someone who is often considered stylish. And as for my blog...I think I need to change the title. I never really realized it is called "Writing Blog" - I just named it what it is. So - I have think the award is a bit ironic with a title such as that. BTW -The Hatchet Motel sounds like something that should be in a novel.

Amanda Borenstadt said...

Thanks, Perri! :)

Oh wow, I love Watership Down, Bob Dylan, and egg foo young. That picture makes me hungry. My mom makes it, but I haven't had it in forever. Maybe it's time for Mom to have us over for dinner. ;)

Shellie said...

Congratulation, Perri. I'm over fron Cathy Winn blog. Nice getting to know you. You have a very interesting life.

SEB said...

Congrats Perri. I like hearing what you have to say. FYI This is one hit wonder weekend on Frank FM 93.7

Samantha Sotto-Yambao said...

Congrats on your award, Perri! (And I'm sooo with you on bad Chinese food. Mmmm....) Have a great weekend! :D

N. Blank said...

Thanks for the award!

I totally have a weakness for bad chinese food too! Especially greasy spring rolls...oh my oh my!

AA said...

congrats! and lol at being fired at the job :)


follow me, please?

Sheila Hageman said...

OK...I shouldn't have looked at that Chinese food so early in the morning when I'm not feeling good!

Alicia Gregoire said...

Thanks lady!

I have a thing for bad chinese too, just not the egg foo young.

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

I always thought it would be fun to live on a farm. Then again, I'm a bit of an idealist sometimes, who doesn't enjoy waking up before 10 AM. Thus, I live in the suburbs and write so I can spend most of my days in pajamas. Ha!

Congrats on your award!

Jen Brubacher said...

Hey, thank you! Aw, I'm touched. And stylish, apparently!

I love the novel Watership Down. Didn't think I would--actually didn't think my sensitive brain could handle it--but it's great.

And imitation is the highest form of flattery. ;)