Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Party Time!



A few quick reminders:  On Friday, I’ll be taking part in the Tumble 4 Ya Blogfest hosted by Mary Pax and Suze at Analog Breakfast which should be loads of crushin’ fun!

On Monday, February 13thDL HammonsCreepy Query Girl, KatieMillsAlex J. Cavanaugh and Matthew MacNish will be sponsoring the Origins Blogfest in which participants will post their own origin story, sharing where their writing dreams began.  


And, because I do love all good blogfests, I will try to participate in Hope Roberson’s Valentine’s Day “Is It Getting Hot In Here?” Bloghop.  In this one we will share one of our favorite kissing scenes from a book we've read, our own WIP, make one up, or write about one of our own memorable kisses.  Considering how long I’ve been married, this will likely be as hot as it gets for me on Valentine’s Day! 


Also, I’ve signed up for the A to Z Challenge sponsored by several of my favorite blogger friends.  I must be crazy for taking up this challenge because anyone who knows me knows I only post once a week at most.  But I’ve already made good progress and should hopefully have all 26 posts ready way before April 1st.  If you’re insane and want to make a lot of new friends, go sign up!

Lastly, I received two awards in the last week:

From my very bestest friend in the whole wide world, Lisa Regan, I received the Thumbs Up From Skunk Award since "we all feel like stinky, stinky skunks some days" and there are people who "make us feel (and smell) a lot better."


To pass the award on, I’m supposed to name one thing that I love about myself, then pass on the award to whomever I want.  Hmm…okay, here goes:  I am fiercely loyal.  If I’m on your side, I cannot be shaken off.  I will sing your praises, compliment everything about you, offer you love and encouragement, and defend you ‘til death.

So now to pass this thing on…  I’d like to share it with:  Gary and Penny at Klahanie and Jennifer Hillier at The Serial Killer Files.


And speaking of Gary and Penny at Klahanie, Penny the Jack Russell has bestowed me with the Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award.  I have received this one before, but here are 7 brief facts about me:

-         I’m half Irish, half Italian and so cursed with a wicked temper.
-         I have dark red hair and bright green eyes.
-         I love to watch TV almost as much as I love to read.
-         I’m a sucker for a big dog, of which I have 2.
-         I miss my “home” state of California more than I can bear.
-         I drive a really cool car!
-         I just started writing my second novel, another thriller, tentatively titled Parasite.

Many thanks to Lisa, Gary, and Penny for the accolades!  I’ll see you all again on Friday for the Tumble 4 Ya Blogfest!  Have a great week!

37 comments:

Jennifer Hillier said...

Thank for the award! And yes, I know how fiercely loyal you are... and I love that about you.

I will do the 7 Things on Friday! But gee, what haven't I shared already? HA.

Jennifer Hillier said...

Oh wait. I don't think I do the 7 things. I do the one thing I love most about myself. Erm... that's somehow harder!

JeffO said...

Oh, crud, I thought for some reason Origins was on Friday. Now I'm going to have to come up with something for Friday.....

That's a lot of blogging coming your way, good luck!

Carrie Butler said...

Congratulations on the awards, Nancy! Sounds like you're going to be pretty busy for the next few months. That's good, though. These blogfests will be a nice distraction from Q-time! ;)

Hope Roberson said...

I love big dogs too and I also have two :) Thanks for signing up and posting about the Valentine's day bloghop! I look forward to reading your scene :)

Kittie Howard said...

Congrats, Nancy, on the well-deserved awards! About Alex's fest - my heart raced - didn't realize I had to submit something. *gulps* Oh, dear. (Can you see me tap dancing?)

Kittie Howard said...

Clicked over to Alex's place (sorry, guess I should've done this first) - and, whew, I'm not in this one. *stops tap dancing* :)))

Jaye Robin Brown said...

Wow, you are a busy woman! I have two Great Pyrenees and a big Hound/Boxer mix. They're all so huggable and thumpable.

Patti said...

That's a lot of blogfests. I'll have to go check them out and I have to know. What kind of car do you drive?

Nancy Thompson said...

A little blue convertible BMW 335cic...fast AND sexy!

Lydia Kang said...

So much goin' on! Congrats on your awards and have fun with the blogfest!

Freya Morris said...

Congrats. Great heritage there.

Mark Koopmans said...

Hey Nancy,

Thanks for the kind comments and I think you've given me the way I want to do reviews from now on :)

(I couldn't help but make it personal, the fingers were flowing :)

PS... I spat coffee when I read about how hot it's going to be for you on V-Day... hilarious :)

See you at the blogfests... I'm doing all but the icky kissing one :)

Melodie Wright said...

You are so brave to do all those blogfests. I sign up for one and then completely forget. Sigh.
Now I want to know what kind of car your cool car is.

klahanie said...

Hey Nancy,
Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet star was going to do the comment. However, the little iconic diva has gone for a nap. Thus, it leaves me with my feeble attempt at leaving some type of legible comment.
She would say how welcome you were for the award that she quite cleverly forwarded onto your good self.
And wow, thanks for thinking of us for that 'Skunk' award :) Very flattering and we will duly note this in one of our, upcoming and eagerly anticipated articles. There I go again, being delusional :)
All these 'blogfests'. Good grief and that one that brings further awareness of the alphabet is such gosh darn fun.
Thanks Nancy and continued happy writing.
With respect and kind wishes, Gary and of course, Penny :)

Al Penwasser said...

I'm half Irish, half German, and half Slovak.
And 100% bad at math.

L.G.Smith said...

Oh, man, what were we thinking? I've signed up for all of those blogfests too, except for the kissing one -- I joined a different one in its place. I don't have time to write all those blog posts. :PP

Congrats on the awards!

Joanne said...

You're so busy! I'm still considering the A-Z challenge. Congratulations on the awards, too!

Empty Nest Insider said...

Congrats on your awards! I'll see you at the blogfests and can't wait to read about the best kissing scenes! You have a winning combination with the red hair and green eyes! My mom still hasn't forgiven me for being a blond. Julie

Nancy said...

I also usually only blog about once a week but there's nothing like a deadline to get me typing more often. Way to challenge yourself. I may have to check out the origins one.

Emily R. King said...

You've certainly earned those awards. Congrats! I'll see you at Hope's V-Day blog hop. It's going to be fun!

LynNerdKelley said...

Congrats on the awards. I think it's awesome that you're fiercely loyal. And those other facts about you are cool, too. Wow, that's a lot of blogfests, plus the A-Z challenge. Wish I wasn't in the middle of moving still. I'm so tempted to join at least one blogfest!

Lisa L. Regan said...

Holy blogfests! You are very loyal. And fierce! LOL. Well I can say there is nothing like having you in my corner. You've been there when other people have fallen away and always when I need it most. There's no way I could have gotten through this last year and a half without you by my side (figuratively of course) every step of the way. You hold me up, you inspire me, you listen to all my inane crap . . . I can't live without you!!!!

Lisa L. Regan said...

. . . and as always, congrats on the awards. As you can see from my previous comment, they are very well-deserved!

Alexis Bass Writes said...

You are quite the blogfester! :) I also love to read as much as I love TV - hey, a story line is a story line, right?

Angela Orlowski-Peart said...

You are such a busy blogging bee :-) I love blogfests too but a participation needs to wait a bit since my plate is full now.

Congratulations on the blog awards. I've never heard of the Thumbs Up From Skunk Award - so funny!

Deana said...

Congrats on the awards Nancy! And I am doing most of these blogfests too, so I guess I'll see you there:)

Freak-YA-tastic said...

Congrats for these awards!

You're very busy with all the blogfests to come. I'm very impressed. ;)

Juliana L. Brandt said...

Oh man, I haven't done a good blogfest in a while. I feel like it's due time reading your post. I might have to join in with one of them.

jamieayres said...

Congrats on another award you totally deserve:) Love learning more things about you. Sounds like you'll be quite busy this month!

Amy L. Sonnichsen said...

You're a busy lady! Good luck with all the blogfests! :)

Lynda R Young said...

wow, so many things are happening in the blogsphere at the moment.

Congrats on your award :)

Natalie said...

Hi Nancy, Just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger award this evening... to add to your trophy shelf. :)
http://nataliesharpston.com/2012/02/08/sharing-the-love-kreativ-blogger-award/

Richard said...

You're one busy girl.

Susan Oloier said...

I'm with you on three of the four blogfests. I also think Hope's blog hop will be as hot as Valentine's gets for me, too. I've been married quite awhile myself.

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

Congratulations on all those awards! Awesome that you are loyal and have two big dogs!

Have fun with blogfests!

Eva Gallant said...

Congratulations on the awards! And it sounds like your Valentines Day will be hotter than mine! lol