I've been awarded the Artsy Award by Marissa! Thank you ever so much, Marissa! :)
1. Normally this is where it says "thank the person who gave you the award and leave a link to their blog etc. etc." Well, you can do that if you want. I mean, if you like the award and you're glad you got it and you can do that. Or you can just copy this and have people listen to me rambling. :)
2. Answer the five questions set out for you and make the next five questions for the people that you nominate.
3. OK, so usually there's a "NO TAGBACKS" rule. I'm here to say that in #3 of this award you can tag or not tag or whatever you want to do. Agreed? Agreed. ;)
Marissa didn't give any questions for the "awardees," so I went back through the links to the Kelller Girls' blog and borrowed questions from them. Hope no one minds! :)
1.) Skirts or Jeans? Both... I love wearing skirts (I'm actually wearing one right now), but there are a few instances where I deem pants the better choice.
2.) Cats or Dogs? Dogs all the way!! My family doesn't care for cats, an opinion well supported by the fact that my father and my sister are both allergic to them.
3.) Cows or horses? Horses. Yeah, I live in farm country, but I'm not overly fond of cows.
4.) Wood floors or carpet? Wood floors. Unless it's in the dead of winter and I've forgotten to put on socks, then carpet is the way to go when you're walking across your bedroom. :)
5.) Rain or sun? Ooh... hard question. I love both, because a sunny day offers beauty and warmth out of doors, but the rainy day provides a perfect excuse to curl up with a good book in your favorite reading spot.
And some extra questions just because...
1) What would be your idea of the perfect book? One that cleverly combined adventure and comedy into a well structured plot with believable characters that grow and learn throughout the story without having the need to include disgusting profanity or romantic mush (unless of course it was like Shasta and Aravis: "So that years later, when they were grown up, they were so used to quarreling and making it up again that they got married so as to go on doing it more conveniently."), and also knitted several subplots beneath the main plot of the story, satisfyingly resolving each and every one of them by the end of the story, and lastly, provided many memorable quotes for me to remember and use when the mood takes me. Yes, I expect a lot out of a perfect book.
2) What would be your ideal home? Somewhere about twenty or thirty miles (or more) away from the nearest Wal-Mart, not surrounded by fields or orchards, in sight of, at the most, one neighbor, on more than five acres most of it wooded with preferably a small stream and a large garden and a gazillion maple trees, old enough to possibly contain secret passageways, new enough to cater to my family's many allergies, containing enough rooms that we could have a library and a special spot for me to make into a writing office where I could spread all my inspiration and notes without having the thought of losing any of it, and most importantly, does NOT have squirrels in the attic and chipmunks under the porch!
3) If you could go anywhere in the world, what would you do? Europe. Tour all the old castles and get inspired to write more!
4) Elves or pixies? Elves. The Tolkien kind.
5) Pegasus' or unicorns? I don't know... hmm... I love both. I don't think I could pick between them.
My 5 questions for those I award:
1.) Peaches or pineapple?
2.) Piano or violin?
3.) What famous literary character do you think you're most like?
4.) Where do you see yourself ten years from now?
5.) What is your main goal in writing? (if you don't write, pretend you do ;)
And after much consideration and hemming and hawing, the five lucky bloggers that I award:
Kendra E. Ardnek
Miss Melody Muffin