Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Honest Scrap-a-rony

I want to thank BT, all the way down under for nominating me for an Honest Scrap award. Truly and honor to have him think so highly of me as friend and as a writer. His opinions in the past have been invaluable for honing some of my stories.

The Award and Rules:

This award is bestowed upon a fellow blogger whose blog content or design is, in the giver’s opinion, brilliant.

The rules are as follows:

1. When accepting this auspicious award, you must write a post bragging about it, including the name of the misguided soul who thinks you deserve such acclaim, and link back to the said person so everyone knows she/he is real.

2. Choose a minimum of 5 blogs that you find brilliant in content or design. Or improvise by including bloggers who have no idea who you are because you don’t have five friends. Show the five random victims’ names and links and leave a harassing comment informing them that they were prized with Honest Weblog. Well, there’s no prize, but they can keep the nifty icon.

3. List at least ten (10) honest things about yourself. Then pass it on!

I could have included everyone on my blog roll for this, but I will keep it narrowed down to 5 for the sake of the rules (damn rules)

The Honest Scrap Award goes to....

1. J.C. Tabler- Here is a man who has undergone a lot in the last year: twins, buying a house, I believe a new position at his job and he still finds time to write. I am in awe.

2. Barry Napier- Talk about a man who is doing what I wished I could do. This man has more irons in the fire than - Anyone. and he still has time to blog about it.

3. Felicity Dowker- Would any of my lists be complete without mentioning Felicity? I didn't think so either. She has a new chapbook coming out this month, although her short stories will leave you speachless as well. An inspriration to new writers everywhere.

4. K.C. Shaw- She likes fuzzy things that talk. She likes to hike through the Tennessee Wilderness. She writes books and dislikes short time travel stories (at least when she writes them, although an editor thought it was pretty good). She is also someone we are all glad to call friend around here.

5. Ransom Noble- I actually went to school with this girl and she has a book coming out this month as well; The Art of Science will be available later this month. She is a YA writer and a lover of science fiction in general. She is also a new mother.

And now 10 things about me you might not have known:
1. When I ran a pool hall, people didn't start fights on my shift because they were scared of me. I am about as scary as a cheese sandwhich.
2. I am a big ol' comic book geek from way back. I managed to sell them all way back when, but I wish I still had them.
3. I would rather go fishing than write, but I have to have something to do when I have to stay home.
4. I have never been involved in any organized sports. The coach tried to get me involved in football my senior year. I turned him down because I didn't know the rules of the game.
5. We recycle everything we can in our house. Mostly becuase we don't have a garbage service pick up our trash and tin cans don't burn.
6. The quickest way to get me to buy a book of yours is to autograph it. There is something about signed books that draw me to them.
7. I learned to cook completely by accident. I really just wanted something more than peanut-butter and Jelly one night and I was broke.
8. I have a high tolerance for electricity. What would knock my cousin out only feels like a tickle to me.
9. My idea of a perfect vacation would be to load the family up and go on a restaurant tour, stopping at little cafe's across the country looking for pie. My wife would go along with me, but the kids would be bored silly.
10. I have never been out of the country. I have never lived outside of Iowa (although I did work in Nebraska and live in Iowa for a time.) needless to say, I have a pretty limited view of the world.


Cate Gardner said...

Congrats on your award.

I love your vacation plan - now I want me some apple pie. Bar one trip to the states a decade ago, I've never been out of my own country either - ooh, unless we count Wales. Do we count Wales?

Jamie Eyberg said...

Why not. We can count Wales. Can I count New York City? That was like visiting a different country as well.

Cate Gardner said...

YAY! Then I have been out of my country many, many times and ooh! The Isle of Man - I'm almost a globetrotter. :)

I'd count New York. In fact the US is so large and diverse, I'd say most states were like another country.

Jamie Eyberg said...

I think most Americans are tuned out to this fact. They don't consider it to be that large, they consider most European countries to be small. Just a matter of perspective.

Aaron Polson said...

I, too, sold my comics back in the day. I kept a few jems, though. Mostly sentimental value. I still have the first 12 issues of Morbius: The Living Vampire in mint condition.

I'd count New York too. And Wales. Heck, I even count Western Kansas (it's a lot different from where I live in the Northeast).

Fox Lee said...

Until Ying, I had never been outside the Northeast except for two times. And once was for Disney Land, so it doesn't really count as a rich cultural experience!

Fox Lee said...

You've been re-scraped : )

Danielle Birch said...

Love No. 9. I love a road trip. And a cafe one is even better.

Danielle Birch said...

Oh, and have a great Easter. I'm off now.

Jameson T. Caine said...

Still have all my comics (all 5000+). Hauling those boxes up the stairs when we moved in here almost killed me.

I say that your high tolerance for electricity and my being impervious to the affects of caffeine have the makings for a new superhero team. Who else has some super powers that we can add?

K.C. Shaw said...

Ooh, thanks for the scrapping! Although actually, that sounds painful.

A road trip all about PIE. That really sounds like the perfect trip ever. And a great book idea, for that matter. Add Jameson's idea about starting a superhero team and you're golden, man! Hey, I have the mysterious ability to make street lights go out (sometimes) when I walk or drive near them. Can I be on the team?

Carrie Harris said...

I dunno. Cheese sandwiches are pretty scary. :)

Felicity Dowker said...

Oooh, thanks for the award - I've only just made my way over to see it now! I'm a'blushin'. :o)

Jamie Eyberg said...

Felicity, if anyone deserves this one you do, especially after your last post. Talk about lessons in honesty.