Thursday, March 4, 2010

Awards, Awards


Since Sunday is Oscar day, I thought this would be a good time to pay attention to my blog awards. The Silver Lining Award is from Lisa over at Why A? So many thanks to Lisa.

I like the idea of a silver lining, especially since I'm thinking spring these days despite the record breaking snow in South Jersey.

And here's another award:


It's the Creative Liar Award by Bish. You are supposed to tell six outrageous lies (aren't most lies outrageous?) and one truth, put the award on your blog, thank and link to the person. So thanks to Bish, and here goes.

1. I am writing a novel involving a German shepherd, a teenager, a compass, an enchanted map, and a hidden, mystical land. I am about halfway done and not one, but two agents, are interested in repping it.

2. I only have one kidney. I lost the other to gestational diabetes when I was pregnant with my last baby.

3. I once told a NYC agent that I didn't want to be represented because I was never going to write novels. At the time he contacted me, I had just begun to write short stories, I had three kids under the age of six, and I couldn't imagine how he could "see" that I was going to become a novelist on the basis of a 1500 word short story. I explained how I could write a page or two a week. I thought he was nuts and stopped returning his phone calls.

4. At the age of 15, I rowed almost completely across New York Harbor alongide a ferry boat. I turned around when I saw a Harbor Patrol boat.

5. One of my best friends is Sam, is a transsexual who channels Anna Nicole.

6. My oldest son is joining the Navy in July, two weeks after high school graduation.

Can you spot the one true statement?

Now, onto the nominees. For both awards, I am going to nominate Mary, KC, Katie and Sarah Frances at PlotThis, Marcia and Shelley. They can play if they want; no pressure if they don't.

Let's see who can guess the truth...

6 comments:

Marcia said...

I think #6 is the true statement. Although since it's also the tamest, I may have just been had.

Katie said...

Wow! Thank you so much!!!!!!! I am so honored to receive these lovely (and fun!) awards!

And I think number 3 is true :-) I can't wait to see which one it is!

Mary Witzl said...

Yay, thank you! Marcia's nominated me for the liar award already, so I'll have to make mine good!

I was going to go for 6 too -- I know your son has been pining to join the Navy -- but I'm betting the real true one is 3. Because that is just SO weird!

(If it IS true, I'll really deserve the silver lining award.)

Bish Denham said...

I WAS going to go with #6, but then I thought since you grew up on Staten Island that maybe, just maybe at 15 you were bold, brazen daring (and stupid?) enough to do something like row across New York Harbor.

K.C. Shaw said...

Ooh, thanks for the nomination! I've posted my lies on my blog: http://kcshaw.blogspot.com/2010/03/outrageous-lies.html

I'm going to guess that 4. is true, because almost rowing across the New York harbor is just so cool I want it to be true.

Medeia Sharif said...

Congrats on the award. I think #6 is true.