Thursday, 24 February 2011

The Stylish Blogger Award

  1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this award.
  2. Share 7 things about yourself.
  3. Award 15 or so recently discovered great bloggers.
  4. Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award.

This was getting a bit silly, so I thought I better get on with posting it at last! I want to thank nindogs, Brooke R. Busse, Jenni Merritt and Kari Marie for awarding me this...award. Yes, they awarded this award. To me. Hehe. Anyway, I am so grateful to have received this award from you guys - you are all people whose blogs I really enjoy reading and keeping up with, so thanks!

Okay, so here goes with the 7 things:
  1. I am listening to Ratcat right now. One song, anyway. Bet you didn't know that before. Hehe. If you want to know, it's the Metro Choir mix of "That Ain't Bad", which is awesomely hilarious. Teenage girls screaming along with all the words - it's just classic.
  2. I bought my first ever new car at the end of 2009, a brand new Toyota Yaris. Almost immediately after I bought it (and my mum bought her own new car), we started discussing what car we might each get next. Not because we didn't like our new cars but because we were a bit overexcited at the new world that had just opened up to us (for mum it was her first ever brand new car too). ;)
  3. I've hitch-hiked all over the United States with my dad, and have had some intriguing times; a particular favourite was when we showed up in San Francisco out of money, and had to sleep in a homeless shelter the night. The next day we wound up in a 5-star hotel thanks to some very generous American relatives.
  4. In 2007 I happened to be visiting the U.S. anyway, and my favourite band the Smashing Pumpkins had recently reformed and were touring. So for the first time ever, I got to see them live - in both Tucson, AZ and San Diego, CA (reviews here). Best night of my life, that SD show!
  5. When I was a kid I co-wrote a story with a school friend called "Selly the Pain" - it was about a girl called Selly who was a real pain in the butt. Compelling stuff. I don't know if we ever finished book 1 though. ;)
  6. When I was about eleven I phoned up this singing competition and sang "Without You" (the Mariah Carey cover version) over the phone, coming in at first place that week and winning $100. Apparently all the other winners sounded like me. Or I sounded like them. Heh.
  7. The first novel I ever started working on is still not finished to this day. It's sitting at about 250k words at present. Don't panic - it is fantasy. :D

So there you go, 7 things!

Now for people who I want to award (in some cases for the second time or more! Just tack it on the end of your other awards, people! :D) this...award to. And there are so many new people I'm following, thanks to the Crusade. :P But yeah, here we go:

  1. Writing from the Tub ... Carly Bennett
  2. Sheery's Place ... Sheery Hall
  3. nindogs - Nina
  4. Paper Mountain - Brooke R. Busse
  5. Capricious Existence - Madeline
  6. Cheyanne with an A. ... Cheyanne Young
  7. Writing While the Rice Boils ... Debbie Maxwell Allen
  8. Scheherazade's Journal ... Linda Katmarian
  9. Demitria Lunetta ... Demitria Lunetta
  10. Far Seeing Fairy Tales ... Bettie Lee
  11. Inkpots 'N Quills ... Ann
  12. Pen, Paper, Lots of Coffee ... Heather Hellman
  13. The Girdle of Melian ... Deniz Bevan
  14. Think Dream Inspire - Shari
  15. Nerd Girl Reads & Writes - Becca C.

The main thing holding me up for so long was getting around to finding 15 bloggers. It's not that I couldn't find any. It's that I could find HUNDREDS! Literally. So it took some time exploring my new friends (sounds kind of dirty doesn't it? I didn't mean it that way!) to add some names to this list. Some of you have indeed already received this award, but I truly do think you are stylish enough to have earned it again! :P

So there you go! Another award done & dusted. Took me long enough. :D


  1. Trisha, it was so fun to read all these things about you. I think traveling all over the US like that must have been fascinating. A great learning experience.

  2. I just noticed you added our blogfest to your page. Thanks!

  3. Thanks so much for the award Trisha!
    Hee hee, the first novel I ever wrote was called The Strange Girl and it was about a new girl at school.
    Write what you know, huh?
    Wow, hitch hiking around the US sounds like a great adventure!

  4. You're stylin' here today! Congrats on your award, and to your fellow nominees too ... Raising my coffee cup in a toast ... Cheers!

  5. Wow, look at the love you got! Very awesome

  6. Thank you so much for the honor!


  7. Thank you for the award! I've been selfishly wanting to win this one for a while! The 7 things you posted are fascinating, especially the hitch hiking part. I wish I had guts to do something like that.

  8. You deserve this award! I love all those neat little facts. Isn't it fun getting to know your fellow crusaders. Go group 11!

  9. Congratulations on the award!

    Great facts! Hitchhiking--wow.

  10. Congratulations on receiving the award and thank you thank you thank you for bestowing my blog with it. You are just too kind. Okay acceptance speech over. What stories you must have from your hitch hiking days! I did a bit of that in my youth too. :)

  11. To those who got the awards - you're welcome! To those who didn't, you deserved 'em too but it was 15 max :P

    The hitch-hiking was indeed interesting, but I'd never do it on my own ;)

    My dad did it this year in the States, again. We were heading to Canada for my bro's wedding, and as my bro said, "Dad's the only person I know who would hitchhike halfway across a country instead of using the plane ticket he already had for the journey!"

  12. lol The one you worded #5 it sounded like the person you co-wrote with was named "Selly the Pain". XD

  13. Yeah, you're right it does sound like that. But no I never knew anyone called Selly :P

  14. Ooooh thank you! :D I'll get to work on my acceptance post.


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