Girl Friday, who blogs at Reading, Writing and Ribaldry (which sums up her blog rather perfectly!), has become a good blogger (and Twitter!) friend the past few months. So I was chuffed (using one of my favourite British words, just for GF!) to have her bestow upon me the Irresistibly Sweet Blogger Award. And for letting me know my ballgown and tiara for the acceptance speech were optional, because you know, mine did happen to be at the cleaners.
Here's how the award works:
1) Thank and link back to the person who gave you this award.
2) Share four guilty pleasures that you have.
3) Pass the award on to six other sweet blogs.
Like Girl Friday, I'm not sure I have many guilty pleasures... I'm old enough and wise enough (or perhaps just stubborn enough) to figure if something makes me happy, there's no need to feel guilty about it. But I have managed to come up with a few...
Especially the Wint O Green ones (yes, they really are called that). So thick and sugary and minty... What? I like having minty fresh breath. So I stockpile bags of them whenever I go to the US.
I know. I'm just about the most unfashionable person imaginable. And it's gotten worse since I became a student, then a full time writer. I blame Project Runway. Which got me started reading Tom and Lorenzo's fashion blog (which is one of the funniest and most addictive blogs out there, kittens). So now I find myself having conversations about Jennifer Aniston's new hair style and Michelle Obama's new stylist, and that dress Rihanna wore to the Grammys. And I'm only being somewhat ironic! It's a very strange place for me. Especially since I'm not even entirely sure who Rihanna IS (I don't get out much). So perhaps I'm a little out of my element. But I refuse to be embarrassed about discovering all the cutting-edge, creative, beautiful things the fashion world is doing.
The longer, the more bubbles, and the better the reading material, the happier I am. Though recently I discovered 700+ page literary tomes on plot get a little heavy in the tub.
I've been accused of being vicious and blood-thirsty for my love of this game, but love it I do! And not for the violence, no matter what certain friends and husbands may say! But for the speed, the power, and the grace (yes, they may be 200+ lbs and missing teeth, but put them in ice skates and hockey players are amazingly graceful). I've missed it a lot since I moved to the UK. As many of you know, Phil and I are looking to move again in the coming year. It's not exactly top priority, but it would be nice if my new home could have a good hockey team (and not classless thugs like Chicago's Blackhawks--sorry, but it's true).
Okay, that's probably more than you ever wanted to know about me and my strange fixations. Onto the awards!
For all your encouragement and friendship, for teaching me about writing, making me think harder about my writing, and even more about life, and above all for laughter, I present the Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award to:
Elisabeth at FictionForge
Bridgette at Bridgette Booth
Mary at ResidentAlien
Anne at Making It up as I Go
and two long-time friends who I only recently discovered writing fantastic blogs:
Jyourist at Nexus
Adoptsomom at Necessity is the Mother of Invention
Congratulations! I'm only sorry I couldn't share it with more of you! Now go dust off those tiaras!