Monday, September 14, 2009

I'm a winner!


Dulce has given me an award! Though don't tell her, but "creative" is spelled wrong. Or is that the UK way, like "flavour" instead of "flavor" or pronouncing the "h" in herb?

Of course, I'm thrilled, as Dulce is one of my favorite citizens in all of Blogville, and I'm honored by this honor. Thank you, Dulce!

But there are strings attached in accepting this award: 1) I'm supposed to tell seven things about myself that you might find interesting; and 2) I'm supposed to then pass this award on to seven other kreativ bloggers.

But first, the rules:

1.Thank the person who nominated you.
2.Copy the logo to your blog (or at least into the acceptance post...).
3.Link to the person who nominated you.
4.List 7 thing about yourself people may find interesting.
5.Make your own 7 Nominations.
6.Post links to those 7.
7.Leave them all a comment to let them know you nominated them.

So, seven things you might find interesting about me (but don't feel badly if you don't):

1. I was born in Berlin, West Germany. Army brat. I don't speak German (tho I lived in Germany for part of high school), but for a long time I implied to a lot of people that I did. Okay, I speak enough German to order a beer--Nach ein Pils, bitte!--but that's about it.

2. I went to three high schools. I moved my senior year. When people hear this, they act like that must have been a tragedy, but it wasn't. I had a great senior year, much better than the one I would have had, had we stay put.

3. I have an MFA in poetry writing. One of the reasons I began writing children's books is because there is no money in poetry. Turns out there's not much money in writing children's books, either, but you do get nice letters from kids.

4. When I was eight, my dad sent me a radio/record player from Vietnam. From that point on, until my early 30s, listening to music was a mainstay of my life. I couldn't imagine being friends with people who didn't feel as passionately about music--the same music--as I did. And then one day, I realized that a lot of really cool, friendship-worthy people couldn't care less about Iggy and the Stooges, and I chilled out.

5. My favorite color is periwinkle blue. I'm sure this has nothing to do with the fact that I look really good in periwinkle blue.

6. If I didn't dye my hair, I would be 65% gray. This has been true since I was 32.

7. I wish I were the sort of person who didn't care so much about her hair.

And the bloggers I would like to hand this award to:

1. Tracy: Cooking, reading, quilting, working, musing--I always look forward to reading about what's going on in Tracy's life.

2. Pom Pom: I love Pom Pom's enthusiasm for life, literature, and trees. Her blog always cheers me up.

3. Heather: Part poet, part philosopher, big time knitter and an amazing photographer, Heather's posts inevitably give me something to think about.

4. Ali: Another great photographer, Ali brings the domestic arts to a new heights. Always an inspiration.

5. Victoria: Victoria is an Op-shopper extraordinaire and an incredible artist whose work makes me laugh and wonder.

6. Tina: I visit Tina's blog because I love her gentle spirit and her domestic musings.

7. Gretchen Joanna: Another philosopher, you never know whether you'll find poetry, photographs or theological musings on Gretchen's Joanna's blog.


To all to whom this award has been awarded, feel free to pass it on or just enjoy. I'm happy to live in a corner of the Blogosphere where creativity and friendship abounds.


Dulce Domum said...

I'm glad you've done this. Iggy Pop advertises car insurance in the UK. Oh, how the mighty have fallen. My youngest says "look at that man with boobs" whenever he's on.

Left-Handed Housewife said...

Iggy advertises car insurance? Does he do so shirtless? While I have remained loyal to Iggy lo these many years, I do wish he'd put on his shirt from time to time.

Heather said...

I don't think I've ever seen a picture of Iggy dressed. I wonder if I'd even recognize him.

Thank you for including me and your kind descriptives. I am humbled and happy because now I have blog fodder for at least one more post to hide the fact I still haven't finished that darn sock! it's madness, beautiful madness.

Left-Handed Housewife said...

Um, you know what? I don't think I've ever seen Iggy dressed either.

You're welcome for your inclusion. As I hope I've made abundantly clear in the past,I'm a big fan.

Pom Pom said...

Thank you so much! I like the Kreativ Blogger award! You are so dear to include me! Angela had just passed it on to me, so I did the seven blog, seven facts, thing last week. I LOVE your seven facts. I think you are cool, cool, cool and I love it that you have an MFA in poetry! Again, (BIG HUG) and THANK YOU for your kindness!

Gumbo Lily said...

Iggy? Icky! I went and looked him up on Youtube thinking that perhaps I did know Iggy, but no. All I did was listen to music when I was a kids, but I didn't listen to that kind of music in the 70s. Were you a wild child back then?


Left-Handed Housewife said...

Pom Pom--You're so welcome. I'd forgotten that Angela had give you the award, too (I had a vague feeling someone had, but I disregarded it). Not to worry--you deserve it twice!

Jody, I was very into punk rock back in the day. Don't tell anyone, but I still like it now every once in awhile! I don't think I looked very wild on the outside, and I didn't act all that wild either. Inside, I believed myself to be very wild indeed!

victoria said...

Why thankyou!!! I really do hope you and the rest of your family are feeling better by now!! No good when everyone is the house is sick.