Sunday, April 24, 2011

...And Versatile Too!

Well, I feel doubly blessed. Magpiewrites has send a shiny new award my way. Thanks so much, Magpie! (You should check out her blog, guys; it's a good one.)

Here are 7 (more) things about me:

1) We raise our own Thanksgiving turkeys here at Maggie's Farm. These turkeys free-range around the orchard, wander the pasture and grow to gargantuan proportions. Some are 35 pounds!

2) When I was a kid, I thought "Raiders of the Lost Ark" was the coolest thing ever. I watched that movie at least 10 times. But recently, I revisited it with my kids (thanks Greenfield Library!) and didn't like it at all, not even a teensy bit. My kids weren't crazy for it either.

3) I have no writing space to speak of. I mostly write at the kitchen table (Amid near-constant interruptions) and at coffee shops and bakeries. If one of my books ever gets published, I will have a long list of cafes to thank in the acknowledgements.

4) I used to tell my little brother and cousins stories about a giant friendly shark named Edward. These evolved into tales of a whole, complex ocean kingdom with gangs of "badsharks", sea witches, and a giant eel that was able to wrap itself around the whole globe.

5) I went to Montessori school until 2nd grade and my early school memories involve pouring colored liquids from one size pitcher to another, sand tables, and a giant wooden farm house with plastic animals (this was my favorite-- little did I know, I'd end up with a farm of my own!)

6) The town I live in has one gas station, and one pizza place that is open only 4 days a week.

7) When I was eight or so, my friends and I tried busking, singing "Paloma Blanca" for spare change (this didn't work out so well, but it's a memory I won't forget.)

Hey! Since "Una Paloma Blanca" is indeed a one hit wonder (1975 by George baker Selection,) I'm including it here as part of my Weekly One-Hit-Wonder feature:

(Baffling that this one ever became a hit. But then, that's the 70's for ya)

Passing it on now:

There are so many terrific blogs out there. It's so hard to choose just a few. But I'm passing on this award to these worthy (and versatile) bloggers:

StoryTeller at A Life Less Ordinary

Teresa at A Likely Story

Jen at Unedited



Jen Daiker said...

Thank you so much for awarding me this award. I feel so special! Your blog is super cute!!!!

Love the interesting facts!!! I myself have a writing space but instead you'll find me sitting in front of the TV in front of a TV tray.

Perri said...

Thanks, Jen! Your blog is so much fun. I really enjoy it!

Teresa Ashby said...

Congratulations on the award and thank you for passing one on to me - I'm ever so chuffed :-)

I loved reading your seven things - I can still watch Raiders and enjoy it though - I don't think I'll ever go off that film :-) And I'm glad to have found your blog!

Misty Provencher said...

Congrats on the award and thank you so much, Perri! I love your blog and all the stories of farm life too. I am truly honored and can't wait to come back and read more from you!

Christine Murray said...

Congratulations on your award win :)

Saumya said...

Congrats on winning the award :)

Marybk said...

Love the shark/giant eel stories. Congrats on the award, and thanks for stopping by my blog!

Anita said...

Look at you w/your two blogs! Busy girl. ;) Congrats on the award and your seven things were great! BTW, are you a QueryTracker girl? (Saw it in your sidebar). I used to hang out there a lot! But lately life's been crazy w/my WIP and being out on sub. I need to hit the comment sections again soon. I'm raven1 around there.

Love that song! Makes me smile. :)

Story Teller said...

Thanks so much, Perri! It's always great to meet a fellow writer, even over cyberspace. And I love your farm blog, too!

I really appreciate the award, and invite you to stop back at my blog anytime. I will support you as well. Us bloggers have to stick together!

SEB said...

Perri, I am so honored I'm speechless, but not wordless I hope! Thank you so much for giving me the award. You are my only follower on this first foray of mine into the writing world. I appreciate the encouragement. I will create a post with 7 things about me special for you, but I'm not following anybody's blog but yours so I guess I'll have to read some of your associate's blogs before I can pass it on too.

Samantha Sotto-Yambao said...

Congrats on your award! :) (As for Raiders - alas, Some old movies are better left as wonderful memories)

Jenny Phresh said...

I LOVED the part about this sharks and this: "giant eel that was able to wrap itself around the whole globe." Cool. Very cool, and creepy and wonderful.

Jenny Phresh said...

the sharks, not this sharks. i need sleep!

magpiewrites said...

Hey Perri
So glad you like the award. The best part of the award is that we get to know more about you. I definitely have livestock envy. I'm slowly pulling my husband deeper and deeper into a rural life, but it's not easy to get this Queens native to come around. A neighbor of ours just got chickens and I'm hoping it sparks a trend!
As for Raiders. I like the idea of Raiders, the memory of being a young kid and thinking it was terribly exciting and real - I don't want to revisit it and find it's (as I suspect) sort of hokey. I wasn't that sophisticated back in the day!