Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Memes and awards, oh my!

I've been a bad blogging friend lately. I was tagged in a few fun memes and am just now playing along. Sorry, gang!

First, both Seabrooke and Caitlin tagged me in the Lucky 7 meme. Here are the rules:

1. Go to page 77 of your current MS 
2. Go to line 7 
3. Copy down the next seven lines as they’re written–no cheating! 
4. Tag 7 other writers 
5. Let them know

David hated being in the Academic house, especially if it meant having students like Marcellus and Seamus in his classes.
"Great question, David." Professor Petrea answered, ignoring Seamus's outburst. "Scientists aren't sure what's causing the increase number of quakes. There are mini earthquakes almost every day across the globe. What's more concerning about this series of tremors is their sharp increase in intensity. I imagine it's a result of pressure built up under the Earth's crust. Just like when you apply too much pressure to a balloon and it needs to pop, if too much..." 

Ugh. I HATE that I'm playing along with this meme because that whole section is slated to be scrubbed. But, since it hasn't been changed yet, it's all I have to play along with. Crap... Anyway.

I was also tagged by Seabrooke and Cheryl Reif with the Sunshine Award. I want to thank them both for the award. Seabrooke and I are friends on Twitter and via blogs, while Cheryl and I are blogging buddies (and now Twitter friends, too!). Please take a moment to check out both of their blogs because they are PACKED with information! Now, on to the rules!

1. Thank the person (people!) who nominated you! (Done!)
2. Write a blog post abut it with the answers to the questions below
3. Nominate 10 other bloggers and let them know 

  • Favorite Color: Blue. Royal blue. Robin egg blue. Ocean blue. Love them all...
  • Favorite Animal: non-domesticated? Elephants. Domesticated? Dogs.
  • Favorite Number: 18
  • Favorite Non-Alcoholic Drink: Coffee (I'm copying Cheryl on this one!)
  • Facebook or Twitter: Wow, these are SO different. I like what I learn from Twitter, but I like the familiarity I have with FB. Especially this week--I've had a lot of love from FB.
  • My Passions: Writing, reading, Yankee baseball, running
  • Getting or Giving Presents: Seriously? Who's going to put getting? I will. I like to get thoughtful presents. There. I said. Go ahead and judge. :)
  • Favorite Pattern: I like polka dots, but overall, I'm a solids girl by FAR.
  • Favorite Flower: Fresh lilacs when they bloom in the spring. HANDS DOWN.

Finally, Adrianne over at The Writer's Republic nominated me for a Kreativ Blogger award! The rules for this are simple: share 10 things about myself and pass it on to six other people.

  1. I can't wait for baseball to start. Opening Day is like a holiday!
  2. I just put a St. Patrick's Day scarf on my dog and I'm pretty sure he hates it.
  3. My mom just bought a second e-reader and got internet access. I'm pretty sure these are the final days of man.
  4. I've had a pretty bad week and it's only Tuesday night. In theory, things should be looking up any minute now.
  5. I really want new IKEA furniture for my writing room but money's an issue. It's always an issue.
  6. I have a much needed girls' weekend with two very dear girlfriends this weekend. I'm SUPER excited.
  7. St. Patrick's Day is one of my favorite holidays.
  8. I miss LOST on tv.
  9. I'm pretty sure I spend more time working out than I do writing.
  10. Sometimes I feel guilty about #9, like I should run less and write more. These are the things I think about while I sit on the couch and do neither.

If you follow this blog, please consider yourself tagged. I want to read your 7 lines from page 77, I want to know your thoughts on presents: are you a giver or a getter, and I want to know something new about you!


  1. I enjoyed this post. :) I loved your excerpt, even if it is slated to be deleted, because of how science-nerdy it is. And I laughed at a lot of your answers. I like that you were bold enough to put down "Getting". ;)

    Thanks for the kind words and generous promotion of my own blog! And I really hope your week starts to look up. Bake yourself a pie today. :)

  2. You're welcome!

    I just noticed that I used the word "pretty" (as in, "pretty sure") in FOUR of my 10 answers on the last one.


  3. Yes! I get to read about David!! I feel like I missed out on your stuff in Vegas. Feel free to send me pages if you ever want to.

    I am also totally guilty of #9. And...quite possibly #10 too. :)

  4. Do you go all green for St. Patrick's Day?
    And you're the second person to select elephants.

  5. I totally agree with your #5 and #9. It sounds like we need an IKEA date! :) And I've definitely spent more time exercising than writing lately.

    Here's my 7 lines:

    “You really can’t forget anything?”

    “You want me to prove it? At the bonfire you were wearing a blue puffy North Face jacket. The embroidery was coming off on the label and the zipper was chipped at the bottom. You had dark brown eyeshadow on and your perfume smelled like peonies. When you arrived at seven thirty-five ‘Good Vibrations’ by The Beach Boys was playing on the loudspeaker. You made three s’mores with honey graham crackers and two pieces of chocolate each."

    1. Ade, I want to know more! is your character like the one from the TV show who remembers everything? Crap, what's it called? Some crime drama with Poppy Montgomery... anyway, I love the concept of never forgetting anything because it sounds so great for remembering the good things, but I bet it sucks to have some memories as well. Neat concept--thanks for sharing!

  6. I'm a major coffee drinker too (think addict). And just say no to patterns! I tried buying some new shirts for spring and could hardly find anything I liked. Everything is all mucked up with crazy prints this year. WTH?

  7. Yay! I'm excited about the lucky 7 meme! I'll post it on monday (with some other tags as well)
    #3 about your mom made me LOL for reals
    awww, i'm sorry your week has been sucky. Has it gotten any better? (since it's now the future)?
    I also want to go shopping at Ikea. They have some blinds i've had my eyes on. Also cutting boards and scissors.
    I also miss Lost. Sigh.
    I didn't even know it was St. Patrick's day this weekend until yesterday. Because i'm cool like that.
    And don't feel bad about #9. Working out is important to you. You shouldn't have to give up something important to do something else important. You can do both

  8. Ah! I totally missed this!

    Davids in school! With a kid named Seamus! And Earthquakes!

    (Also, a lot of exclamation points)

  9. You know, I've been feeling kinda left out because no one has tagged yet. Now I've sort of been tagged - hey, that's good enough!

    Hmm, I hope there is a way you can save the part about the earthquakes. Just occurred to me, what great symbolism, the building pressure!

    I can't wait for our lilacs to bloom. It's the one flowering bush that does AMAZING at our high altitude - the whole city goes crazy with them.

    You know what's funny about e-readers? I don't know any below age 35 that has one!!! (unless it was a gift). I think that is Soooo interesting.


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