Wednesday, May 22, 2013

I Proudly Accept These Awards :)

S.K. Anthony has decided to spoil me with being able to choose from several awards. Not to be too greedy or starve myself, I’d chosen two of the three awards offered. But then Simply Sarah awarded me with the other one as well, and I received another from three other folks, Entertaining InterestsBetty Alark and Queendsheena.

To not overwhelm you folks with TMI about me (and scare most of you away forever), I’ve condensed some of the awards as much as possible. My nominees are at the bottom, and I'm giving them the choice to take any or all of these. 

Awarded to me from S.K. Anthony

Very Inspiring Blogger Award Rules

1. Display logo in your blog to show you've been nominated!
2. Link back to your nominator.
3. Share 7 things about yourself.
4. Nominate 15 other bloggers for the award.
5. Notify your nominees.

Here are 7 things about me:
1. I've designed my book cover for Salted With Fire, and I am hecka excited about it.
2. I've been gaining weight, and I'm hecka not excited about that.
3. Saw the new Star Trek with my mom, and it was a great movie.
4. I've been missing church lately. Must feel I need a break after going pretty much nonstop for nearly 10 years. 
5. An actor I had a crush on when I was little, and kinda still do, is Jason Bateman.
6. I'm looking forward to watching After Earth in IMAX 3D
7. That's enough for this award!

Also awarded to me from SK Anthony.

Best Moment Award rules:
Winners re-post this completely with their acceptance speech. This could be written or video recorded. Winners have the privilege of awarding the next awardees! The re-post should include a NEW set of people/blogs worthy of the award with notification sent to them of the great news. Display the award’s badge on your blog/website.
What makes a good acceptance speech?
*Gratitude. Thank the people who helped you along the way.
*Humor. Keep us entertained and smiling.
*Inspiration. Make your story touch our lives.

My Speech:

As I stand here, I know in my heart that this would not be possible without my mom who is always proud. She would tell you that Anticipation of the Penitent would win the Pulitzer Prize if it were up to her. But neither could this have come about without my brother Anthony or my niece Celeste, who have both read and edited my book (although neither of them is Christian), and helped me to bring out the good story from within. Above all, I thank all my blogger friends and visitors who have taken the time to listen (read) this most amazingly horrid speech. 

Awarded to me from S.K. Anthony and Simply Sarah

Sunshine Award rules:
  • Include the award’s logo in a post or on your blog.
  • Link to the person who nominated you.
  • Answer 10 questions about yourself.
  • Nominate 10 bloggers.
  • Link your nominees to the post and comment on their blogs, letting them know they have been nominated.

And now for the 10 questions:
  1. Favorite color – Brown, and green, and gray. 
  2. Favorite animal – Ones that can take care of themselves, i.e., out in the wild.
  3. Favorite number – Number of years until retirement, realistically 8
  4. Favorite non-alcoholic drink – herbal tea
  5. Favorite alcoholic drink – Lately, mojitos
  6. Facebook or Twitter? – Facebook, I still don't really get Twitter
  7. Passions – writing, church, travel
  8. Prefer getting or giving presents? – Giving, well, especially to myself. :)
  9. Favorite City – Amalfi in the Amalfi Coast, Italy.
  10. Favorite TV Shows – The Amazing Race, Sunday Best, Top Chef, Face Off, The Middle, Celebrity Cookoff
Awarded to me from Dani of
Entertaining Interests

Awarded to me from
Betty Alark and Queendsheena

The Liebster Rules: 1. The Liebster Award is given to bloggers by bloggers. 2. Post 11 facts about youself. 3. Answer the 11 questions that are asked by the nominating blogger. 4. Choose 11 new bloggers to nominate for the Award and link to them in the post. 5. Create 11 new questions for your nominees. 6. Go back to their pages and tell them they've been nominated. 7. No tag backs.

Questions from Entertaining Interests:
1. Which urban legend freaks you out the most? 
Don't know many... the one where you can't say the guy's name 3 times or he'll come get you.
2. If given the chance, which dream celeb would you have asked to your prom?  (They have to be from that time frame)
Lawrence Howard
3. Who would you “Freaky Friday” (switch places) with? 
Okay, I'll be weird... My pastor, Gary Mortara
4. Why? (to #3) 
So he could really see what it's like to be someone different than he is, and maybe I'd learn something too.
5. If you could claim any novel as your own, who’s would it be? 
Wild Seed by Octavia Butler
6. Is there any skill you’d like to learn or wish you were better at? 
Keeping the house clean
7. What movie would you like to star in? 
Now I thought the Freaky Friday question was hard... I'll say mine when my book is made into a movie. If I'm a good actor!
8. Which book/series would you like to see made in to a movie(s)? 
Mine! :) Looking forward to watching Stephen King's Under the Dome on TV in June.
9. You just crashed into the back of Ryan Gosling’s car, what do you do? 
Same as I would with anyone else: curse him out - just joking! - exchange insurance info.
10. The zombie apocalypse just broke out; besides family, you can pick - 1 movie star, 1 athlete, 1 weapon and 1 other person or object; who and what are they?  
Vin Diesel (he looks tough and he's hecka cute); the biggest (and most gorgeous) American football player available; a machine gun with lots of ammo; and a plane to go to an exotic, isolated island with the above guys. Oh - one of them has got to be a pilot. :)
11. Umm, hello why didn’t you pick me? No, no that's not my question... What is your dream day? 
Only one?? Okay, to write full-time without the financial need for another job. - Oh, I thought you said daydream. Dream day! I'm slow. Retirement!

Questions from Betty Alark:

  1. How do you feel about having less than 200 followers? Quite happy. I remember when I had 1 follower.
  2. What is the most complicated thing that you have ever had to do? Raise a niece and nephew.
  3. What is the most out of the ordinary thing that you have every experienced? Difficult one. I'll say working as a balloon animal maker at Chevy's Restaurants.
  4. What is it about people that you enjoy the most? The variety
  5. What is your greatest contribution to society? Being true to myself, and writing
  6. Do you consider yourself to be creative? Definitely
  7. What is one of your talents? Besides writing? Confidence in my faith.
  8. What is one of your aspirations? To write the sequel to Anticipation of the Penitent
  9. Are you a follower or an independent thinker? Independent thinker
  10. What are the advantages to having less than 200 followers? I'm guessing it's easier to meet new bloggers without so many to try and keep up with.
  11. Why would you desire to have more followers?  What a question. Hmmm...? Oh. To have more followers. :)

Here are my questions for my nominees:
  1. What’s your best quality?
  2. What celebrity would you want to kiss, say if you nor he/she were married?
  3. You have to create a TV show, any kind. What will it be about?
  4. What’s one thing you wish you totally understood?
  5. What human condition/emotion do you wish you had more control over?
  6. If you could be any animal, which would it be?
  7. You have to relive one of your past years. Which one will it be?
  8. Captain Kirk or Mr. Spock?
  9. Deliciously evil or boringly good?
  10. What language do you wish you spoke fluently
  11. You have one day to do whatever you want. What will you do?
My nominees to receive any or all of the above awards are (drum role please):


  1. What fun! Weeeee! Congratulations on so many well-deserved awards. It was fun to learn a bit more about you too. Cute badges to display. :)

    1. Thanks Julie. They are fun to post on, even if they take so much time to do. :)

  2. Hahaha! I love ALL of your answers - you had soooo many and you had soooo many great and wonderful questions as well.

  3. So fun!!!!
    I'm a bit jealous about your island getaway... ahem, I mean... zombie apocalypse survival plan :D

    To have more followers lol (couldn't get clearer than that) ;)

    1. Yes, S, I can truly understand that. I'm jealous of that plan myself!

  4. You left out my questions! Oh wait I just recycled Mark's. I'm just teasing you've answered more than enough questions about yourself Nancy. Congrats for winning all these awards and the urban legend you're freaked about is The Candy Man.

    1. So funny! Oh yeah, Candy Man. I still haven't tried to say it while looking in the mirror. :)

  5. Thank you so much for the nomination (blush, blush)

    1. You're quite welcome. I look forward to your responses.

  6. Thank u for the nominations! Now I'd have to do a mini-massive post for the acceptance. :)

  7. congrats on the awards, it couldn't have happened to a better person, Nancy. I honestly cannot believe that you would consider me as being in the same company as you for any of these. It is truly humbling. I will have to search for people that are equal to you to bestow the honors on (not to mention which award to accept). *bows* I have never won anything online... *blush*

    1. I'm sure you can find some worthy folks to nominate, and I look forward to your post. :)

  8. Thank you for the awards, I will try to get something posted in the next few days.

    1. Cool. Can't wait to see what you have to say!

  9. Just getting bacy to you Nancy. Thanks for responding to my questions! I hope you do write the sequel to Anticipation of the Penitent! That will be a great accomplishment!


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