I've envied (yes, I have envied) other bloggers for winning this award, and I've daydreamed of winning it myself. There were opportunities, as I told Brooke R. Busse (the very lovely chicky who finally made my dreams come true :D), where bloggers had said, "Hey, if you want it, take it!" but it just didn't feel right to me to take it on those occasions. I felt the compulsion to wait till I'd been singled out and specifically chosen. :) Now that I have been, I humbly (oh so humbly!) accept.
Of course, I don't get it entirely for free. There are some things I have to do:
- Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award and his or her blog link. - Done! But I also want to add, thanks Brooke! :D
- Pay it forward to some other blogs you have newly discovered. (will do below)
- Contact those blog owners and let them know they've been chosen. (will do once I've posted this blog entry)
- Akoss @ Fantasy Pen
- Sheery @ Sheery's Place
- Chris K @ the Kelworth Files
- Shayda Bakhshi
- Charlotte Jane Ivory
- Joanne @ Whole Latte Life
- Cheyanne with an A
- Jenni Merritt
- Sari Webb
- Margo Kelly
- Jess @ Falling Leaflets
- Michael @ Writer with a slinky
In other news, I want to mention that I got spotlighted in Chris K's blog. Thank you Chris for the attention - I am a bit of an attention ho after all, and basked in this for quite a while. :D I want to reiterate that I was also interviewed (by Sari Webb) over here. Yep, more attention ho action for me!!
I also want to mention that one of those things I won arrived in the mail the other day. It's a book called Curiosity Thrilled the Cat and is by Sofie Kelly. I won this from Lynn Viehl at Paperback Writer, so thanks Lynn for the lovely book! Oh, and she also sent me a very pretty bookmark! Currently I'm reading Grotesque by Natsuo Kirino (which is pretty amazing so far, by the way!), but as soon as I'm done with that I'm going to immerse myself in kitty magic (I do so love myself a feline friend).
And because this appears to be shaping up as something of a photo entry, here are some photos of my (newly acquired) bass guitar, and my (not newly acquired) guitar guitar:
Just one final note, about the Lost & Found blogfest. I will do this, but since we have so long to post our entries, I'm in no particular rush. This is a nice, carefree way to end the March madness! And I would like to thank all the people who hosted blogfests this month, for giving me so many fun things to do! I've had a great month!
And, if you're a Crusader and still haven't done the latest Challenge, check it out here!