Sunday, July 11, 2010

I got an award!

Sorry it took so long to respond to this, but as most of you know, I've been on a sort of summer vacation (more like just being lazy, actually).

Anyway, the lovely Amanda Borenstadt at awarded me the Versatile Blogger Award a few days ago. Thanks Amanda!

Now I need to tell you seven things about me that you (probably) don't know. Here we go.

1. I've been married three times.

2. I have three sons and two cats.

3. My stepfather was a state trooper and I wanted to be a cop for years -- until I couldn't get accepted. Only then did I decide I wanted to be a journalist.

4. I served four years in the U.S. Air Force as a, you guessed it, security police officer.

5. I pronounced my Rs like Elmer Fudd until I was 12 years old. I was only able to stop after being forced to see a speech specialist in sixth grade.

6. I have a familial disease that causes me to have dramatically high levels of triglycerides in my blood. That puts me at risk for heart problems, so I've taken three different kinds of cholesterol meds and seen a cardiologist regularly for a decade. It also forced me to get off my ass and get to the gym five days a week.

7. I'm a closet Lady GaGa fan. Seriously.

And now I'm supposed to pass this on to some of my versatile blog friends. Oh, and I'm lazy as hell these days, so please click on the following wonderful blogs in my links to the right.
Let's see (closes eyes and points at followers):

Gina at A Muse in My Pocket
Josin at Her Bloggish Blog Thing
Christi at A Torch in the Tempest
Anne at Piedmont Writer
Jessica at The Alliterative Allomorph
Meleah at Momma Mia, Mea Culpa


  1. Thank you for thinking of me. Congratulations.
    Oh, and I love "Genghis Mom".

  2. OH! Congrats on the award! And I am flattered that you thought of me!