May 9th was a particularly difficult day for me – I had gotten into an argument for my mother, I’d decided to see how much I weighed and, well, I was burning the midnight oil regarding a twenty-page paper for the only class that actually mattered to me.
Patience, hope, and time were wearing quite thin until, in the right hand corner of my screen, I saw a little envelope, signifying I had mail. Being the eternal procrastinator, and in dire need of a distraction, I saw it was from WordPress, informing me that Derek Childs had nominated me for the Sunshine Blog Award. I don’t know if it was stress, exhaustion, or the sheer fact that Derek thought I was worth nominating, but I found myself moved beyond words…and shed a few tears.
I am supposed to give you ten facts about myself and then nominate ten other writers’ blogs whom I think you should follow. I’m not sure there’s a whole lot about me that all of you don’t already know but I’ll do my best. Here goes nothing:
1. I’m addicted to shopping on ModCloth even though it’s insanely expensive.
2. I didn’t think Silver Linings Playbook should have been nominated for an Academy Award.
3. The three phone calls I made “that night” were to Chayne, Christian, and Diana…not my father.
4. After watching Game of Thrones, there is a small part of me that wants to name my daughter Danerys.
5. My mother thinks I shop at Old Navy because I’m on a budget but really it’s because they carry plus sizes.
6. The only thing I miss about working at Saveur is the dumpling place next door.
7. Weezer’s “Say It Ain’t So” is one of my favorite songs. If I’m ever in a bad mood, I crank the volume up, roll the windows down, hit the gas…and it’s all okay.
8. I sometimes worry that I’m making a huge mistake.
9. I fear death on a more than regular basis.
10. Sometimes I still fall asleep by the window, wondering if Peter Pan will take me away to Neverland.
…and the nominees are…
Derek Childs of totalovrdose
Cristian Mihai of christianmihai.net
Sabatino of A Hot Cup of Love
The Love Manifesto
The Liaisons of Harlot and Flora
Thank you so much to Derek Childs for the nomination and thank you to all my readers. I love you all so much more than you will ever know!