Thursday, March 17, 2011

Catching Up

I've been a bad blogging buddy *hangs head in shame* I've had several wonderful, amazing, all around incredible people send blogging awards my way over
the last couple of months, and in my usual whirlwind of a life, I haven't recorded and returned the favors. I beg these bloggers forgiveness. But I vow to start righting this wrong immediately. So the latest of these faux pas is about to be rectified.
Thank you Corinne for this lovely Stylish Blogger award! If you haven't visited Corinne yet SHAME ON YOU! Go do that now. I'll wait. Okay. Now I'm supposed to tell you seven things about myself. Hmm.
  1. OBVIOUSLY I like to live in my own little world with sexy vampires, pretty unicorns, and scary ghosts. If I act like they're real, then they are. :P
  2. I believe in treating others with the respect you want to be treated with, and love all my writing friends, whether just starting out or on the NY Times best seller list.
  3. I don't do well with conflict. It gives me a tummy ache, but I'm also
  4. A total HYPOCRITE because I love to torture my characters and throw lots and lots of conflict at them. Usually the weight of the entire universe is on their shoulders. Yeah, I'm kinda mean that way.
  5. I won't turn down coffee. Or red wine. Or chocolate. Unless there's a REALLY good reason.
  6. I cry at almost every movie I see. Even the bad ones.
  7. I am absolutely terrible at housework. I should be fired. Please fire me!
Lori (I'm waiting for you to go visit again) passed me this Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award. And you have to love an award that isn't afraid of adverbs, right? Now I'm supposed to list 4 guilty pleasures...
  1. Chocolate. Coffee. Wine. (I know I already mentioned these above, but come on)
  2. Reading - I call it work, but let's be real here.
  3. Vampire Diaries - you already know but it's definitely on the list.
  4. Sleeping in - it doesn't happen often when you're a mom, but every once in a while...
It feels a bit odd just talking about myself so much, but you all know that if you have any questions for or about me you can ALWAYS ask. Ninety-nine percent of the time I'll answer. The other one percent? Use your imagination...

Okay, now I pass your choice of these on to the following bloggers (and Lori and Corinne can switch with each other):
  1. Laura Pauling because she does such a fabulous job at writing about writing that I want to see more about HER. :D
  2. Heather McCorkle because she is one PROLIFIC blogger who is just an absolute sweetheart.
  3. Leslie Rose because she's covered in awesomesauce and happens to be the funniest woman I know. She's pretty smart and supportive too.
In fact there are so many amazing bloggers out there, I better quit here or I'll just give one of these to everyone on my blog roll!


  1. Thanks Lisa! And you deserve both of these awards! :)

  2. I'm SO bad with awards. I never accept them, never post them on my blog, and never forward them on. I guess I'm just not organized enough.

  3. Ah what fun to hear a little of Lisa's personal side. I am so with you on those guilty pleasures! The sleeping in, the chocoloate, the readng. Oh yeah the reading. One more time: the reading.

    And the I don't like conflict but I love inflicting it on my characters, GRINNNNNNNNNNNN :) (all those N's means spreading smiley germs on your website)

    And sexy vampires. Ahem. I don't usually ask this, but I think you should pop over to my blog soon - I didn't quite catch a sexy vampire, but --well you'll just have to find out :)

  4. Congratulations on your awards. It is sometimes hard trying to respond to the rules they come with. I think all of us know that it's okay to take some time to do that:)

  5. Laura - thanks, Laura! Hope you like yours. :D
    Matthew - So glad to see you here! It's tough and I hate to offend anyone! But I never claimed to be organized. LOL
    Margo - You are always so much fun! I will definitely stop in!!
    Angela - Thanks. :D
    Catherine - thank you for being so understanding. You are always so sweet.

  6. I'm bad with awards too! You did a great job here--I loved getting to know more about you. A quick note for you. If you're a movie cryer, do NOT see We Are Marshall (with Matthew McConaughey). I cried pretty much every three minutes the whole way was exhausting :)

  7. Jess - yeah, you should see me during Schindler's List...

  8. I loved reading all those tidbits about you, especially the first set b/c I nodded my head and went ME TOO!! on almost all of them haha.

    "Reading - I call it work, but let's be real here."

    LOL, the joys of being a writer!

  9. Lori - too funny!! I was just leaving a comment on your blog at the same exact time. :P Great minds, my friend, great minds..

  10. Ah thank you so much! I'm totally honored! Sorry I don't have an acception speach prepared. ;-) You're the best and you so deserve each of those awards!

  11. Heather - I'm glad you like. Enjoy and thanks!!

  12. Wow, you're a pretty cool gal. I think I'd like to hang out with you. I'll bet we could share some laughs :D

    Each of your blogger awards are totally deserved!

  13. Julie - He he he We should do that sometime.

  14. You are the Award Queen! Now get back to torturing your characters and stop all this chit chat. :-)

  15. okay, but I'm gonna tell them it was your idea!

  16. I humble myself before you, Lisa. Thank you for the award. Being your friend is THE best award anyone could give. xo

  17. Leslie - your check is in the mail.

  18. Aw, congratulations for getting the awards! :) And sleeping in as a guilty pleasure? Yeah, me too. :) I don't get to do it very often, now that I have early classes. eck!

  19. Congratulations. And, I'm with you. Though I am a mental health professional, I do enjoy torturing my characters.

  20. I hate conflict/confrontation, too. Funny that we're novel writers. :)
    Congrats on the awards.

  21. Bethany - I hope you get a good night's sleep! In my case, it's the kids that always manage to get me up for one reason or another.

    Sarah - Yeah, have I ever mentioned I have a degree in psychology? The more you know about it, the easier it is to inflict the torture. Mwahahaha!

    Tricia - Well, we have to get it in somehow right? LOL Thanks!!

  22. Congrats on the awesome awards, Lisa. And you don't have to hang your head in shame. I gave up passing them out because they kept piling up. Now that's shameful. :P

  23. Stina - I think we can both be let off the hook... ;D I hope!

  24. You cry at movies,
    I cry just about every episode of Glee.

    *hangs head in double-shame*

  25. Congratulations Lisa! Sleeping in is definitely one of my guilty pleasures as well. (Though I rarely get to)

  26. Ebony - That IS shameful. (Just kidding!!)

    Perri - Thanks. Like today for example, up before the crack of dawn on Sunday. Le sigh.

  27. congrats on your awards!
    sleeping in is awesome--especially on a wet cold day.

  28. Lynda - thanks! Wish I could have slept in today!!