Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A Norma Rae Moment

The good and kind Laura Purdie Salas just tagged me with this shiny Versatile Blogger Award. Not so sure how versatile I actually am, but I'll just go with it... There are some rules that I need to follow now, so bear with me as I am traditionally pretty awful at reading directions. I need to:

  1. Thank the person who bestowed the award on you
  2. List seven random facts about yourself
  3. Spread the love by passing along the award to five other bloggers – and let them know
Thank you so much, Laura! I hope that 2012 brings you all you would wish yourself! *hugs* Laura is a very talented poet and an equally wonderful lady, I love that she is local and that I get to bump into her at kid book events.

Ok, Seven Random Facts about me...

1. My favorite pop is Dr. Pepper.
2. I have lived in Minnesota my whole life but have never been to Canada.
3. My Pink Pearl eraser has gone missing... *sob*
4. Riding horses is my all-time favorite sport, but I haven't been on horseback since I was 7 months pregnant with my eldest (and that was over 9 years ago). Gah!
5. Currently addicted to Downton Abbey.
6. I once accidentally stabbed through my sneaker with a pitchfork and did NOT injure my foot. I know, right!?!
7. My favorite song right now is The Roller by Beady Eye.


I'd like to pass this award on to some local groovy art chicks that I adore:


Also, many thanks to everyone who has stopped by because of the 2012 Comment Challenge. I have enjoyed your kind comments very much and it has been especially nice to find all sorts of fab new blogs to visit! Cheers!

20 comments:

Alicia Schwab Illustration said...

I have returned you the favor. Enjoy. :-)

Amy Cerny Vasterling said...

Congratulations on the major award!
I'm guessing no on the Tomie award? Cute illustration, you got robbed!

Amy said...

I'm sympathizing with you on the loss of your eraser and hoping it turns up!

barb bjornson said...

So great you received this award and thank you for passing it on to the groovies.
U R GR8!!!!

Jackie Castle said...

Congrats on your award. How cool. I'm here because of the comment challenge and have enjoyed browsing your blog.

Jackie Castle said...

oh, by the way, I love the dragon in your header. Dragons are my favorite pets. =0D

The Pen and Ink Blog said...

Very pleased to meet you, Nina.

Stacy A. Gray said...

Congrats on your great award! I think I found your eraser! Wait, no, it may be mine. It was under my couch. :)

Joanna said...

Nina, I love these random facts with awards. You need to get back on a horse! No excuses now the kids have grown a bit.... you will love that thrill again :)

Jill Bergman said...

Congratulations on your award!! I REALLY hope you find your Pink Pearl eraser. :)

Shawn McCann said...

Congrats Nina!

Nina Crittenden said...

I have the line form A Christmas Story running through my head: "It's a major award. I won it!" Ralphie's Dad was so proud of that leg lamp! hee hee Good news! Found my eraser! *whew* Joanna, my favorite riding instructor moved to Wisconsin, so I will start searching for a new one! :)

Bill Kirk said...

Stopping by during the Comment Challenge. Looking at the illustrations on your site, this is no doubt a well-deserved award. Cool dragon.

Jim Randolph said...

Minnesotans say "pop." Hee hee.

patientdreamer said...

Congrats on the award Nina, I am from the "comment challenge" swinging by to say hi. Cute blog!

Kathy Cannon Wiechman said...

We say "pop" in Cincinnati, too. And I love your dragon! Glad your eraser is back from the Land of the Missing. Maybe it ran into my favorite pen while it was there.
Kathy Cannon Wiechman (Swagger Writers)

JenFW said...

I might die without my eraser--and I'm not an artist. I hope you find yours soon.

And for goodness sakes, get thee to Canada! Most Canadians speak English, and they're quite nice. I live in Alaska, which is like having dual citizenship.

Sally said...

Congrats on winning our MAJOR AWARD!! I said pop out here in California once, I got strange looks - you know a soda. Downton Abbey -- mee tooo (part II). I love Beady Eye too. I love your blog!

Sharon Wagner said...

Thanks for the award chicky! I gave you a shout out and passed the torch.

MotherReader said...

I was already trying to guess your state from the second I read the word "pop" for "soda." ;^)

Thanks for joining the Comment Challenge!