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I am a Versatile Blogger

Imagine my surprise this morning when I checked my email to find that the darling bitchybride had nominated/awarded me the Versatile Blogger Award! Thanks so much, dear. Keep bitching!

Now, as per the rules, I need to tell you seven things about myself.

1. When I was young, I was in Girl Scouts, choir, and dance. When my mom told me I had to pick one to stick with, I chose Girl Scouts. What am I doing now? Musical theater.

2. I know more about cooking than I let on, but I’m uncomfortable cooking around other people…especially if that other person knows more about cooking or has more experience doing so.

3. I love calenders. I really do. I try to pick ones every year that are unique and beautiful.

4. Words are very dear to me, and I generally take things that are said seriously unless it’s obvious that the person is joking. Sometimes even then I take them to heart, depending on the person and the circumstances. Communication is important to me too, but I’d rather stay silent than say something I don’t mean or speak without having my thoughts in order.

5. After years of getting anxious every time I had to buy someone a gift, I now only buy books for people, since books are what I know best. Unless you’re someone very close to me, in which case I know you well enough not to freak out over what to get you, you’re going to get a book for the holiday. Obviously, my dearest loved ones usually get books too.

6. I hate politics, but I follow it and vote because it’s hard to fix something from outside the system. Our candidates will never reflect what we want unless we tell them.

7. I have really, really high standards when it comes to fantasy literature, and get very little pleasure out of reading books in what was once one of my favorite genres. Because I am so critical, I have little motivation to work on my own fantasy novel because I sometimes don’t think I can write to my own standards.

And now, I must bestow this award on fifteen of my favorite bloggers. Luckily, this can include newly discovered favorites, which is good because I haven’t been blogging long enough to build up a nice network.

1. Writer’s Revue

2. Read, You Bastard

3. Unedited Politics

4. My Body the City

5. The Pedagogic Verses

6. Yesternow

7. Food For Primal Thought

8. Blag Hag

9. Heather Lin

10. Norbrook’s Blog

11. AAUW Blog

12. Angry Black Lady Chronicles

13. Katie is a Teacher

14. The Blurred Line

15. Click, View, Learn