Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Kreativ Blogger Award Nominee

How exciting!   I'm honored to have been nominated by the lovely Chantel Rhondeau for the Kreativ Blogger Award.  Thank you, Chantel, for thinking of me! So, everyone, please check out her blog!  I've been following Chantel's Six Sentence Sunday posts for a while now - I love her characters and story. 
Isn't this logo pretty?

According to the Kreative Blogger rules, as a nominee, I have to:
  1. Thank the blogger who nominated me for the award and provide a link back to their blog.
  2. List 7 things about myself that reader might find interesting.
  3. Nominate 7 other bloggers, provide links to their blogs and let them know. 

7 things about me:
  1. I tend to name my cats after literary characters: Sherlock, Moriarty, Duncan (okay, so this one was partly historical inspiration and partly from Macbeth), and Darcy. I did not name our little black cat - the poor girl is named after an NHL goalie.
  2. I participated in an archaeological dig in Tuscany during my undergrad.  I returned to North America drinking red wine, eating black olives, and thinking rabbit was rather tasty. 
  3. No one at work can read my handwriting, so I feel badly for my critique partners, who have to decipher my scribbles on their pages. Sometimes I re-write comments - trying very hard to be conscientious of my letters - and they are still illegible. (My elementary school language arts teacher would be mortified.)
  4. I jumped out of a plane... once.  Yes, I had a parachute.  I was fine when it happened, but woke up in the middle of the night about a month later with one loud and vivid thought: "What the hell was I thinking?"
  5. I used to sit at my kitchen table to write, staring blindly out the big picture window as I typed. I'd become lost in my character's world and often didn't see my neighbors when they waved at me. I'm pretty sure they thought I was spying on them.
  6. I wrote most of my university essays with Mozart's Requiem playing in the background. That CD can still get me focused more quickly than anything else, and I use it occasionally when writing fiction to jump-start my brain.
  7. I have recently realized that I'm more of a Star Trek nerd than most people I know.  I had no idea until I started following George Takei on Facebook and tried sharing his posts with other people - it is just no fun when you have to explain why something is funny.  Then again, those same people give me a similar look when I talk about Harry Potter jokes.  Hmmm...

7 other bloggers I'd like to nominate:
  1. Kate Warren, writer
  2. Zee Monodee, writer
  3. Carmen DeSousa, writer
  4. Wildcat's Wife, writer
  5. Lea Griffith, writer
  6. Donna Cummings, writer
  7. Teresa Cypher, writer
Thanks again, Chantel!  I hope my nominees are as excited to participate as I was!


Chantel Rhondeau said...

I'm so glad you participated, Lorraine! So many interesting things about you! That is so much fun! I also have cats, but the poor things are named easy things - Sugar, Bell, Angel, and Gizmo! LOL And an archaeological dig? That is so awesome! Nice to learn more about you! Have a terrific week!

Wildcats Wife said...

Archaeological dig in Tuscany is way cool Lorraine! OMG. I hope you will have one of your characters do this! Happy to hear you are a Star Trek nerd. I was a Hollywood actress (zillion years ago) and acted in "Star Trek: The Next Generation." I was a waitress on the starship. LOL. Congrats on your nomination! I love your writing and thank you for nominating me!!!

Kate said...

Fascinating info. I have to agree the archaeological dig is awesome! I too have a thing for naming animals after characters. Named a pig after a king in one of Shakespeare's plays. :)

Thanks for nominating me. Lorraine.

Anonymous said...

From one Star Trek nerd to another: Live long and prosper. Congratulations on your nomination and thank you so much for nominating me. I can't wait to get on this :)

patonlorraine said...

Thanks again, Chantel, for nominating me! It's fun! :)

patonlorraine said...

Excellent! That sounds like fun! The original cast of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" is reuniting this weekend for a Comicon. I've been debating if I should go... I do love Jean Luc. My hubbie isn't interested in Star Trek, though, so I'd probably have to go solo. Hmmm... ;)

patonlorraine said...

Kate, I've never had a pet pig, I've heard they make great pets. What kind do you have?

patonlorraine said...

Peace and long life! :)

Teresa Cypher said...

You are quite the gal, Lorraine! Tuscany...cool. And jumping out of a plane--daring soul, and yes, that hindsight can be humbling, lol... Too funny about string out the window...neighbors think you are a spy. And I laughed out loud at the Star Trek thing... Explaining does just take all of the fun out of it. :-)

You are a dear. Thank you for thinking of me; I am honored. I will get to this next week! :-)