Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I'd Like To Thank My Mother

Why, Olivia, I didn't know you cared!
Imagine my surprise when I discovered Miss Olivia over there at Away With Words had honoured moi with a Creative Writer Blogger Award! 
A major award! 
Ms. Olivia, do tell, will there be a leg headed my way soon?
Not a real leg, sugar cube, a leg lamp (a la Christmas Story) – you have to be clear when talking to fridayflash blogger-types because a lot of them have insatiable bloodlust. I've read enough dead body stories lately to make me thing Mr. King is a rank amateur.
I was especially tickled to see my name on the same list as my good friend CJ, the Queen of Daloot. The bad news is I guess I can't nominate her for this now because I WOULD because she is so damn GOOD at everything she does.
Not that I'm jealous, or anything.
Not that I noticed that she has better hair than me.
And she's skinnier.
And she's younger.
And she has more followers.
But, really, who cares? Besides, this is all about me.
So I'd like to thank Miss Olivia for her wonderful taste in choosing me. I'd like to thank my mother for buying me my first typewriter. I'd like to thank my cousin Debi Davis for my first newspaper job. I'd like to thank Dave for the big honking diamond on my finger... sorry, I'm still going on about that and will be for some time (if you don't like it, bugger off and go read someone else's blog... there's probably some dead bodies hanging around out there somewhere) ... and I'd like to thank my anesthesiologist for the really good drugs.
Apparently there are some rules involved in this award:

Here are those pesky rules:
1. Thank the person who gave this to you. Merci beaucoup, Miss Olivia.
2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
3. Link to the person who nominated you. 
4. Tell up to six outrageous lies about yourself, and at least one outrageous truth or six outrageous truths and one outrageous lie. 
5. Nominate seven “Creative Writers” who might have fun coming up with outrageous lies and truths. 
6. Post links to the seven blogs you nominate.
7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know you nominated them. 

And here are my list of lies and/or truths. Guess which are which!!!!!
1. I spent a night in jail for hitting my husband with a Dr. Seuss book.
2. I visited ghost towns all over northern Ontario.
3. I toured with Rompin' Ronnie Hawkins.
4. The first time I went anywhere on an airplane the airline went out of business.
5. I used to be skinny.
6. I met my fiance when he fixed my K-car.
7. I once was a spy.

Now, it’s time to share the love and award this honor to seven more  “Creative Writers.”  
I know, this is like a more complicated version of a chain letter... only it's a Major Award! 
Bring on the leg!

My winners are:
1. Mark Champion at Man Island.
2. Paula Boon at The Life Collector.
3. Lynda Sinclair at Much Ado About...
4. Vic Burton at Spanky McDoodles.
6. Angus Olliffe at Games and Me.
7. Jenn Jilks at My Muskoka.

I'd like to go on more about how wonderful I am, but American Idol is on the boob tube and I do have my priorities.


  1. You're so funny! I knew I'd love your post! Hmmm, let's see. I think the true statement is #1, because you seem like a violent sort. Or maybe it's #5, because I used to be skinny, too! I was disappointed there was nothing here about Paula Abdul.

  2. HA! That is SO funny... I forgot all about THAT!
    Good one!

  3. Thanks for all the lies about me! (still working on mine)

    And I like Olivia's comment about "you seem like the violent sort". hehehe

  4. Thanks, Cathy! I am in a bit of a dither about a leaking hot water tank. What next? methinks...

  5. Number 7 sounds far fetched. Who is there to spy on in Muskoka? A politician overspending taxpayers dollars by dining at the lunch counter at the V&S? A bear taking a dump in the woods? There is nothing spy-worthy here. I'm going with #7. My final answer.

  6. HA! My two only guesser, Debbie and Olivia, are wrong, wrong, wrong!
    Now, I figured for sure my pal Mark would weigh in on the guessing... I'll give him a couple more days to get with the program before I tell the breathlessly waiting audience what the right answer is.

  7. Does that mean it's possible you didn't tour with The Hawk? Say it ain't so!

  8. I did tour with the Hawk! But just for a quickie... I was interviewing him and spent a night on the road from Peterborough to a concert he was doing in Ottawa at the Liberal leadership convention. He was hired by John Turner's cronies for the evening entertainment.
    The answer? (drum roll, please)... was the K car answer. I didn't meet Dave when he fixed my car, I met him online.... however, it wasn't long before he found himself fixing my car!!
    R.I.P. baby-blue-K


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