Friday, May 7, 2010

A game of tag and some awards.

I'm playing a game of 'Tag You're It' as little blond person says.  I was tagged by two people, Creepy Query Girl, who I think has one of the best monikers out there, makes me laugh every time I read it, and Amy Jo Lavin at Ramblings of a Novice Writer.  Thanks for the love, ladies!

Because I was tagged twice I originally thought I should do ten answers to each question, but there is such thing as too much of a good thing.  Fifty answers about moi would definitely fall under that category heading, so I'm sticking with the regular 25.  Now onto the questions!

Where were you five years ago?

1. Living in a dump of an apartment in Golden, Colorado trying to figure out what the red bumps all over me and my husband were.  Turns out our neighbor brought some bedbugs home from Mexico and those intrepid little travelers popped over through our electrical outlets and moved on in.  Most disgusting experience of my life!  Needless to say we moved.
2. Working as a legal secretary *yawn* for a federal attorney *double yawn*.
3. Not writing a thing besides legal correspondence and briefs.
4. Wondering how a girl from a little ol' town in Idaho ended up in the big bad city of Denver, Colorado.
5. Completely weirded out and a little confused by the fact that I'd been married for almost a year, to a Colorado native no less.

Where would you like to be in five years?

1. Published! Hopefully multiple titles. (Has this answer been different for anyone?)
2. Mother to two happy healthy children.
3. As much in love and as happy with my husband as I am today.
4. A bigger house with a yard for said happy healthy children.
5. In a contracted relationship with a literary agent that I adore and who adores me in return (in a strictly platonic way of course).

What is on your To-Do list today?

1. Go to the doctor and find out if Baby Boy Paxton is well on his way to being the second of said happy, healthy children.
2. Go to lunch with my mom.
3. Finish The White Queen by Phillipa Gregory (decent book, not my favorite of hers).
4. Get my daughter to take a nap.
5. Write!

What snacks do you enjoy? (Are you sure you want to ask a pregnant woman this?)

1. I just discovered Ben & Jerry's Boston Cream Pie Ice Cream.  To die for!
2. Salt and Vinegar potato chips.
3. Cadbury mini eggs (good thing they're only around at Easter)
4. Lately, as much watermelon as I can get my hands on.
5. Peanut Butter M&Ms but for some reason I enjoy these doubly when I'm eating them at the movies intermingled with popcorn.

What would you do with a billion dollars?

1. Buy a Victorian mansion and restore it and hope that it has a least one little friendly ghost. Heck, with a billion dollars maybe I could buy a ghost.
2. Buy great works of art to hang in said mansion.
3. Donate and volunteer for charities that provide medical care in third world countries.
4. Have a real library with leather bound first editions and rolling ladders and everything in said Victorian mansion.
5. Travel to every continent, perhaps every country if I could find the time.

Kay, *running, fingers outstretched to their fullest length* 

1. Tracy at Forever Endeavor
3. Melissa at a Writer's Reality
5. Lindsey at Dangerous with a Pen

Tag! You're It.

And now to the awards

Charmaine Clancy at Wagging Tales gave me the Sweet Blog award.  Thanks Charmaine!


I'm going to give this one to
1. Julie Musil
2. Old Kitty
4. Anne at Piedmont Writer
The Superior Scribbler Award is a new one for me and was given to me by Creepy Query Girl *smile*.

I'm going to send this one out to
And now I gotta go.   Can't miss that doctor's appointment.  I'll pop over to your blogs later.


Jaydee Morgan said...

Great list of answers - but now I'm creeped out by the bedbugs (itchy all over all of a sudden)

Congrats on your awards and have a great weekend - and Mother's day!

The Alliterative Allomorph said...

Salt and vinegar chips! Oh yeah I could do with some of those right now!

And whoah - crazy stuff about the bugs there!

Have a great weekend! xx

Talli Roland said...

Good luck at the doctor's!

This was great - thanks! I agree with Jessica and Jaydee, though: I'm now creeped out by the bugs!

Amy Jo Lavin said...

Oh, wouldn't that be cool if you could buy a ghost? Sounds fun! :)

Alexandra Crocodile said...

Oooh, thank you so much for the award! And thanks for all the lovely links, too, I'll be sure to check them out:)

Also, I agree with you about the Victorian mansion with ghosts and painting-thing. It would be on my list also!

Roland D. Yeomans said...


I dislike going to the doctors. And from the needles and probes they give me, they don't feel all that fondly towards me either!

Good fortune with your doctor's visit. And thanks for the award. Come visit my bad girl blogfest entry, will ya? Roland

Piedmont Writer said...

Great list. I craved watermelon too when I was pregnant. And I love the fact you could buy yourself a ghost with your billion dollars.

Thanks for my award. I do appreciate it.

Happy Mother's Day!

Old Kitty said...

Awwww thank you so much for my sweet teddy bear! It's so lovely and so so sweet of you, thank you!

Congratulations on being tagged!! And what lovely answers - it's great knowing a little bit of you! The best answers are of little Boy Paxton along with your lovely daughter! How exciting for you - I am so so happy and thrilled!

May you have many more watermelons to enjoy! :-)

Take care

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Oh, you and I are practically the same person when it comes to snacks (except that I'm not pregnant!). Ha ha. Although, watermelon was a huge craving for me when I WAS pregnant.

Happy Mother's Day and have a great weekend! :-)

Lisa of In Pencil said...

Ah, Ben & Jerry's & Phillipa Gregory- you're a girl after my own heart.

E. Elle said...

I hope you had a good doctor's appointment. And congratulations on your awards! :o)

Al said...

Congratulations on all those awards!

VR Barkowski said...

Congrats on the awards and thank you so much for sharing. Can't wait to check out all the new links. And I loved your tag answers...hope that dr's visit went well! :-)

Happy Mother's Day!

Julie Musil said...

Angie, you are much too kind! Thanks so much for the award! I'll definitely pay it forward.

By the way, Phillipa Gregory is one of my favorite authors, and The White Queen is on my list of books to read. Her "Wideacre" trilogy is one of my absolute favorites.

Have an excellent Mother's Day!

Shannon said...

Loved reading your answers and learning more about you. :)

And thank you for the award. You made my day.

Enjoy your mother's day.


Jen said...

A girl after my own heart, peanut butter candies in popcorn!

SKIZO said...

In your honour and in the honour of wall the Writwrs and Poets, I published an ilustration.

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Congrats on all the awards! So glad you are no longer in the bed bug madness. How awful for you. We were always nervous about that traveling in Europe. Who knew they could find you in your own home?

Best of luck in your goals! I hope to see you published and agented in the next five years too, but better sooner than later ;)

Rebecca @ Diary of a Virgin Novelist said...

Ooooh. I want one of those fancy library too. I'm pretty sure I've wanted one of those rolly ladders my entire life!

Creepy Query Girl said...

I'm so glad to see you playing tag! Great answers and Congrats on all your awards!