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Christine has bequeathed this shiny new award to me:

Isn't that classy? I'd like to thank Christine and encourage you all to check out her blog. Oh, did I mention that she's from Dublin? Yes, she's Irish - which I think adds to her cool-and-classy-chick factor :) So go pay her a virtual visit.

This award comes with rules. And they are the following:

1. Thank and link the person who nominated you.
2. Share seven random facts about yourself.
3. Pass the award along to 5 new-found blogging buddies.
4. Contact the winners to congratulate them.

Seven Totally Random and Unimportant Things About Me

1. My ears are asymmetrical. My right ear sticks out more and is higher on my head than my left ear.

2. I have a pair of fingerless purple zebra-striped gloves that I wear when I write. Not the jotting down ideas kind of writing, but the kind where I'm actually sitting down and in-putting words onto the blank screen. I found them in some random store I don't even remember the name of for a couple dollars and I've worn them ever since. It's weird, but I feel more creative and writerly when I have them on.

3. I was named after a character in a movie that I have never seen.

4. I have my own mini museum. All through middle school and part of high school I collected just about everything: stamps, foreign currency, insects, rocks, shells, etc. Everything that hasn't disintegrated is in an old type-case my grandfather gave me and my family calls it "the museum," even though we hardly ever look at any of it. I still like to collect rocks and minerals (especially geodes) but I've lost interest in most of the others as collectibles.

5. I over use parentheses (can you tell?). It's a really bad habit that I can't seem to break myself of. Somehow, I managed to keep them out of my manuscript and I hope to keep (most) of them out of future novels as well. Apparently all that restraint has spilled out into my blogging and letter-writing. My pen-pals will attest to the fact that my parenthetical statements tend to turn into whole paragraphs about bunny-trail topics.

6. I am almost always cold. My dad calls me a cold-blooded vertebrate because 99.99999999% of the time I am wearing layers. I even wear sweaters in the summer (though, in my defense, I only wear them in the air conditioned house after I come in from being out in the sunshine).

7. I want to have a pet dolphin someday.

And now I'd like to give this award to...


Enjoy! :)


  1. thanks christine! I hope you weren't named after that killer car! LOL Congrats on the award!

  2. Woohoo! THANKS Caitlin! You're so sweet and nice. I'll feature you and the award on my Monday post. Gotta think of more 7 things about me. LOL.

    Love the gloves. I knew you were a rock star hiding under the disguise of sweet big sis to little siblings. ;)

    Funny you mentioned the parentheses. I use them a lot too, in my own blog posts. Not so much in my actual ms, which is good.

    Congrats on the award, btw. It suits you, you stylish, purple zebra-striped glove-wearing rock star, you! =)

  3. Wow, thanks so much for thinking of me! And I love the glove habit.

  4. Kaite - I don't think I was named after a killer car. Now you have me wondering though, lol. I'll have to ask my parents about that. Thank you! And you're welcome :)

    Cherie - ::grin:: You completely made my day with that comment!

    Angelica - My pleasure :) Thanks, lol. I'm always on the lookout for another or similar pair for whenever these become too threadbare to wear.

  5. I am honored and humbled to receive this award.

    Thank you. But also thank you for giving your followers such a super blog. It is a treat for the senses.


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