Friday, May 10, 2013

Friday Fun~ Blog Awards

Yes, it is 3:50 AM in my neck of the woods. Pain has woken me up and refuses to let me sleep, but I will go back to sleep, possibly if the meds kick in, after I post this. I halfway promise.

 I've been nominated for another award. There isn't a day that goes by that I'm not nominated by someone out there for this type of where creates a chain of followers. Often I think of them as chain letters via blogging or a game of tag-you're-it. Usually, I don't play, but this one struck me different.

But in promoting your blog and getting more readership, it makes sense. As I try to balance between what I can do right now and what I can't this one appealed to me. I discussed the downside of being a writer and it all comes down to perception and action.

What struck about this one was is these simple two words and image, and means to me. The words, mean to me that in the face of adversity I choose the be a bright light of hope for myself and others. The image is of one female alone a possible crowded city. That's me in my own little world and fighting against it. Despite everything going on in my world (life), I choose to "Shine On."

Thank you Deanie Humphrys-Dunne for the nomination and I accept. For those of you who don't know Deanie, she's a children's author. She's got an interesting blog.

      Here are the Rules:

  • Display the award logo on your blog.
  • Link back to the person who nominated you.
  • State 7 things about yourself
  • Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award and link to them.
  • Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award requirements.
  • Seven things about myself: 
  • When I was a young one, my mother came out of the bathroom with a towel on her head, white robe and face cream. I frightened yelled for my father, A ghost!" My father promptly grabbed a broom and hit her on the head with it.
  • When we were children, my younger sister was deathly afraid of vampires. I crawled under the bed and lie in wait for her. As she passed by, I grabbed her foot and tried to pull her under the bed with me. She broke free and ran screaming for Mama. Vampires!"
  • The scene in Escape from Second Eden where a man on the plane swatted a scorpion off my mother and stomped on it...was actually me.
  • The Sacrificial Lamb's antagonist was based on my ex and a compilation of every scumbag I ran across in real life as a police officer.
  • The court room scene at the beginning of Surviving Hank really happened to me.
  • It's no secret that I'm a fighter of injustices thrust upon me and others, but I'm actually a pacifist who only fights when cornered.
  • While Ali Cross and Alex J Cavanaugh claim to be a ninja...I actually am. I hold  third degree black belts in Jujitsu, Karate, and Judo. I am descended from shoguns and have ties to the yakuza by blood.
       And the Nominees are:  (in no particular order)

  1. Zan Marie Steadham at In the Shade of the Cherry Tree
  2. ali cross at ali cross
  3.  Lara Lacombe at Lara Lacombe
  4. Nick Wilford at Scattergun Scribblings
  5. Thomas Wilson at Storyteller
  6. Hilary Melton-Butcher at Positive Letters
  7. Debra Giuffrida at The Reluctant Author
  8. Shannon Lawrence at The Warrior Muse
  9. Pk Hrezo at PK Hrezo
  10.  A. M. Keller at Romantic Hearts
  11. Nicole Pyles at World of My Imagination
  12. Deniz Bevan at The Girdle of Melian
  13. DL Hammons at Cruising Altitude 2.0
  14. Jeremy at Retro Z's
  15. SP Bowers at SP Bowers
 I didn't realize how hard it was to contact followers until I tried this. Some I don't even have emails for. The time now is 6:16 AM. Almost two and a half hours gone just writing this blog, and not sure whether I'll do this kind of promotion again. Already an hour behind for today. Have a great one.

TAG! You're it! Keep writing and loving the Lord.


  1. Thanks for thinking of me! And that's very cool that you're a ninja! Now I know who to call. :)

  2. I'm a ninja? When did that happen? Oh you mean an actual ninja was thinking Alex. lol Yeah but I'm a one armed, one leg variety and not very effective.

  3. I think you're a fine Ninja! I don't hold any belts and descended from some really pale Europeans.

  4. Thanks so much, Jo! What a lovely award to receive.

    Your poor mom! That must have been quite a shock for her!

  5. Hi JL .. your poor mother .. and yes kids can be 'cruel' .. but fun at the same time ...

    Real Ninja .. good for you .. and scumbag - ah well a few of us will agree with you there ..

    Congratulations on the award and for thinking of me .. cheers Hilary

  6. Lara & Hilary,
    Actually he winked at her before he hit her. It wasn't really a hard hit, but we kids didn't know the difference. Yes, I asked her about it later.

  7. I'm glad you clarified up there about the broom! I was figuring it was something like that. Too funny! That's probably one of the most interesting "about me" lists I've seen. And thank you for thinking of me with this award!

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse

  8. Ooh, I love the badge.

    And I love that you're a fighter for injustices! You are awesome, Jo.

    Thank you for honoring me with the award!

  9. ali, Figured you needed a pick me up after April.

  10. Thank you Jo for thinking of me! As to your have become my hero of late and even more so now.


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