Finding Something Friday: I’m a Blogger of Note!

I feel pretty! Oh, so pretty! I feel pretty and witty and bright!

That’s what being a Blogger of Note (or BON, as we like to say in the business) will do for you! Here’s what happened:

First, scathingly brilliant blogger Becky nominated me. Then, I had to send in three of my favorite posts. To wit:

What Not To Do Wednesday on the I Thing (’cause you know grammar is one of my things)

April 1st, Not Just for Fools Anymore (’cause I couldn’t leave out Sally the Crazy Dog)

Tuesday Tip: Just So You Know, I’m Taking Notes (’cause I had to throw something writerly in)

Then, I had to promise that for every day, rain or shine, up or down, in or out, I would sing at the top of my voice, a show tune from my vast repertoire.

Yeah, I know. I thought that was a little odd, too. But mine is not to question the wonderful folks over at Words of Wisdom. And I’d just like to extend a hearty welcome to any and all visiting folks who might be dropping in here today at the Hall of Fame. I hope you find something you like, and that you’ll come back often for a little writer wit and wisdom, such as it is.

In fact, I was going to draw a name this morning for Accidental Cowgirl, the memoir by Mary Lynn Archibald that I’m giving away. But I think I’ll wait one more day so that any of you fine folks who’d like to comment on that post will have a chance to win, too!

And now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got some loud singing to do. (I feel charming! Oh, so charming! It’s alarming how charming I feel! And so pretty, that I hardly can believe that it’s real!)

Finding Something Friday: An Award For Being Special

So, my lovely blog buddy, Suzanne at Teacher Writer, passed along this lovely award to yours truly:

Imagine my shock when I realized that Suzanne (whom I’ve never actually “met”) had tapped into the very essence of Cathy C. Hall. The Beneficent Mr. Hall, as well as most of the Junior Halls and half the state of Georgia, have issues with my creativity. But here I am, getting an award for it! As such, I’m required to share seven creative truths (or scathingly brilliant lies) about myself.

1. 37 people have called me a bald-faced liar-like that’s supposed to bother me.

2. The President of the United States sent me a letter-and spelled my name with a K.

3. I used steel pliers to pull a stuck plug out of a socket-and blew myself across the room.

4. A British sailor took me disco dancing in Capri-and Her Majesty never find out . Um, till now.

5. The fire department had to come to my house to put out a cooking fire-and charged me.

6. The first boy I kissed is now a priest-in fairness, he kissed a lot of girls besides me.

7. I’m afraid of bridges, clowns and rabid monkeys-not necessarily in that order.

Now, the award rules (though I’m not sure if these are real rules or “creative” rules):

1. Thank the person who gave this to you. (Thanks, Suzanne!)

2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.

3. Link the person who nominated you.

4. Tell up to 6 outrageous lies about yourself, and at least one outrageous truth. The key here is the “up to” and the “at least.” This means I might tell 4 outrageous lies and 3 outrageous truths, or any combination that equals 7.

5. Nominate up to seven “Creative Writers” who might have fun coming up with outrageous lies.

6. Post links to the seven blogs you nominate.

7. Leave a comment on the seven blogs you nominate, letting them know you nominated them.

Though I can think of tons of writers who deserve this worthy award, I shall bequeath the honor on the chosen creative one, Lisa. Because she looks all nice and sweet, but you have to get up pretty early in the morning to fool me.

What Not to Do Wednesday on Embarrassing Moments

Oh, grasshopper, I’m so embarrassed.

Yesterday, whilst searching amongst (what is this, Merry Olde Englande?) pictures on my computer, I came across this:
Well, obviously, it’s a major award. Presented to me by Jules, who has a lovely blog, busting with funny stories and whatnot.

Clearly, I copied the award and filed it under Important Stuff to Remember To Do. It is also clear that I did not remember. In point of fact, I forgot. Which is where the whole embarrassing thing comes in.

I’m just going to blame it on the Beneficent Mr. Hall. If Don Henley and the Eagles weren’t blaring into my ears at all hours of the day and night, I could remember major awards.

And I would certainly remember to thank friends, like Jules, for thinking of me.

Finding Something Friday: Superior Scribbler Award!

What’s black and white and read all over?

An AWARD! Wheeee! Kelly H-Y sent along the Superior Scribbler Award to little old moi. I’m honored and happy to accept. Herewith the rules:

1. Each Superior Scribbler, must in turn, pass the Award on to 5 most-deserving bloggy buds.

2. Each Superior Scribbler must link to the author and name of the blog from whom he/she has received the Award.

3. Each Superior Scribbler must display the Award on his/her blog and link to this post which explains the Award.

4. Each blogger who wins the Award must visit this post and add his or her name to the Mr. Linky List at the Scholastic-Scribe’s blog. That way, we’ll be able to keep up-to-date on everyone who wins this prestigious Award!

5. Each Superior Scribbler must post these rules on his/her blog.

So, Rule 1, on whom I shall bequeath the Super Scribbler Award:

Donna at Donna’s Book Pub (because she’s Irish! Oh, and she lists tons of great markets!)
Shelli at Market My Words (because she’s a marketing genius and generous with the tips!)
Julie at Weekly Jules (because she makes me laugh out loud every single week!)
Margo at Read These Books and Use Them (because she reviews awesome children’s books!)
Lisa at In the Buff (because she’s started her new blog with a bang!)

Rule 2, wherein I link to the blog from whom this Award cometh:

Kelly at Cross Your T’s (who makes me smile and sigh with her story-telling)

Rule 3, wherein I link to the post explaining the Award.

Rule 4, wherein I add my name to Mr. Linky-List (Been there. Done that.)

And Rule 5, wherein I post all the rules and such. (Done and done.)

Wheee! Now, go forth and multiply, Superior Scribbler Award!