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Monday, November 21, 2011

Versatile Blogger Award

Thank you Carrie(!) – a soccer queen or to those of you up north and across the pond “footy” - for sharing the versatile blog award with me, as you will see it has now been combined with the '10 Things You Didn't Know About Me' award. 


As with Ms. Carrie, I have decided to go with her theme of:

When I was little:

1) I dreamed of being an artist and one day colored a lovely mural of my entire family on the white walls of my bedroom, top to bottom.  I thought they were lovely, but my warmed behind and my missing of the muppet show were proof that I was quite wrong. 

2) I was shy even at the ripe old age of seven years old.  I used to hide inside this evergreen bush before school so that I didn’t have to stand in line with the other kids.  That is also were I had my first kiss that same year, when Spence P. climbed into the bush beside me and laid one me.  I didn’t think I was going to like kissing after that as all it was, was wet and gross. 

3) We moved a lot when I was little.  As in every year I attended a new school.  It’s one of the reason I stopped trying to make friends.  Why bother when the next year I would just move again and have to start all over.  That worked well for me until the 6th grade when we moved out to BFE and then STAYED there until I graduated.  The nerve…

4) I was afraid of the big bad wolf for years.  I swear, swear he lived in our basement. 

5) I was not a cheer leader, but I did play volleyball and basketball and there were days I was pretty decent at both. 

6) I had a huge thing for Prince and Tom Cruise.  Not sure what that says about me as they both turned out a bit on the weird side. 

7) I used to tie my shirts at the side and wore leg warmers.

8)  I spent most Friday nights at the skating rink, regardless of where were lived.  It is the one time in my life that I was not clumsy.  No idea why having four wheels attached my feet made me graceful, but that was the only time in my life that I was and still am for that matter.  Yes, we still go, now and then and yeah, I still got it. 

9) I was at one time in Awana, was a brownie, a bluebird, a firegirl, and finally a girl scout.  Moved a lot remember?  Every town had their own “thing”.

10) And last but not least, I wanted to be a Stewardess.  That is what they were called at the time.  I thought they had to live the best life.  Getting to see the world one airplane ride at a time.  But, to this day, I have still never once been on a plane.... 

On a aside, my story Shapes for Lunch is in the November Issue of Stories for Children Magazine.  If you would like to check it out, you can find it HERE.

Also Nano is going well.  I am upwards of 37,000 words.  In the home stretch ya'll. 

Have a great week.



  1. Prince! Hahahhahaahaha. I love your list! Oh my goodness, tying our shirts... that ought to be illegal really. Do you mean old fashioned roller-skates? I lost my front teeth in Roller Town. You were young to do a mural! I wish they had taken a photo. Darn it. Very creative.

    Congrats on the story! I'm off to take a peep.

  2. Congrats on the award, Courtney! Good luck finishing NaNo, too. I love number 7. I was such an 80's/late 90's girl. LOL. I'm also jealous you can skate. I always wished I could, but I spent more time on my butt than on my feet.

  3. Ah what a cute blog post! I feel I know you so much better now. I wanted to be a stewardess also. That was just before my Temp Stage. Haha.

  4. Congrat's on the award!

    Ha ha, we have way more in common than we thought! Put your dukes up, missy. Tom Cruise WAS mine!! You can have him now though. And if we ever do meet up in person, we simply must go roller skating together!! I was also good at it and felt graceful! However, the last time I went, which was about ten years ago, I was amazed at how much it hurts to fall!! Did it hurt that much when we were young? Goodluck on your dreams to become a stewardess! That's hillarious since you've never even flown! But you will be soon, right? To Tuscon!! Woo hoo!