Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Award and Away With Me

Okay angels, I have two awards to accept and pass on. First is the "Creative Writer" Blogger Award given to me by the lovely JC Martin at The Fighter Writer. She has a wonderful new blog and I believe she'll be hosting a Fight Blogfest soon. Please check her out and give her a follow. Thank you, JC!
The rules? To accept this award, I must now do the following:

1. Thank the person who gave you the award and link to them. (check)
2. Add the award to your blog. (check)
3. Tell six outrageous lies about yourself and one truth. (check)
4. Nominate four creative liars–I mean writers–and post links to them. (check)
5. Let your nominees know that they have been nominated. (on my way)

Okay, here are six lies and one truth about me. Can you guess which one is true?
1) I love cemeteries, especially at night.
2) I currently hold licenses to be a CPA, a stock broker, a real estate agent and a chiropractor.
3) I have moved twenty times in the last twelve years.
4) All my cats have been black or some derivative of black.
5) I was a heavy equipment salesperson for a Caterpillar Dealer for eight years.
6) I am a direct descendent of William the Conquerer.
7) I once dated Sherman Kelly, of King Harvest, of "Dancing in the Moonlight" fame.
There you have it folks. Which one is true?

Now, on to the Chaos Award:

This was passed to me by Jules over at Trying to Get Over The Rainbow, because she knows how chaotic it is in my head. Thank you, Jules, I love your blog! Hmm, what were the instructions for this one? Answer some questions and then what?

What is your signature color? Kiwi green. Or red. Depending on the day.

What is your most embarrassing moment? You're kidding, right? This one I'll think about and get back to you.

Would you ever get anything pierced other than your ears. If so, what? Don't think so, but never say never!

Are you a social butterfly or a homebody? These days? Very much a homebody.
Are you done having babies or do you want more? There was a time in my life when I wanted at least one. That time passed so no, I'm not looking for any babies unless they're of the furry variety.
Are you loyal to your hairstylist or do you try every salon in town? I'm loyal. To my hairdresser. My dentist. My pedicurist. Unless I'm dissatisfied or have moved, then I jump around till I find MY person. Like Jules, I try to find people who like to barter. 

How many times have you moved in your life? I can't answer this yet without giving away one of the answers for the first award.

If you could plan your vacation with just you and your love where would it be? First off I'd have to find him and then I'd want to consult him. But, there are lots of places still on my bucket list: Alaska, Hawaii and Italy for starters. Belize. Peru. So many places. Key West.
I am passing both awards on to four creative writers whose blogs I have recently discovered:
1) Terry @ Gardner West - Private Eye
2) Francine @ Romancing the Blog
3) Elliot @ So close, but...
4) Amanda @ All That Good Jazz
Finally, I'm catching a plane tomorrow morning for a family reunion in Rochester, NY. I'm taking my laptop but don't know what the internet situation is there so this may be it until next Tuesday. If so, I'll miss you all. Miss me, too!

Golden Slumbers has been stuck in my head, waking and sleeping, for a week now. I love this video. It has some great pics of the fab four as kids. It's actually three songs, but Golden Slumbers is first. Enjoy!

~Yeehaaa, that rebel, Olivia


Roland D. Yeomans said...

We'll miss you. I'll miss you. I hope your reunion goes better than you would believe possible.

I'm crossing my fingers that there will be an internet connection for you to check in with us at least once in the week. Roland

Walter Knight said...

"I love cemeteries, especially at night."

I'm hoping that one is true. All the cool people come out at night.

The Words Crafter said...

Congratulations on your awards!!! A nice send off for you...hmmmm, I'm thinking any of the six could be true, but I'm going with #2. I agree with Roland, I hope it's better than you could have ever imagined. Miss you and be safe!

Olivia J. Herrell, writing as O.J. Barré said...

Roland, I'll miss youse too. They say that up where I'm going you know. :) I'll be on the prowl for a net hookup.

Wally, maybe...:)

Words Crafter, thank you! #2? Maybe...:)

I'll miss you guys. Take care of each other and hold the fort down.


Anonymous said...

I loved reading your answers! I have a black cat too, named Pumpkin :-)

I used to work at Cat! I see you were a heavy equipment salesperson for a dealer! I worked at Morton Cat creating purchase orders for the direct ship parts.

Jemi Fraser said...

Enjoy the reunion!

Congrats on the awards. I love your truth/lies. Hmmm..... I'm going to say you're a descendent of good old William! :)

Erin MacPherson said...

Hi Olivia! I already want to read your book... you had me at "moonshinin' chicken farmin'" :) How's it going with the writing process?

Melanie Sherman said...

I am so totally positive you are going to a William the Conquerer family reunion. I'm right, aren't I???

Jules said...

Sorry I'm late a storm cloud descended on me yesterday. Thanks for mentioning me and the sweet comment. I love your blog too.

Have fun up in Yankee land. They always are asking me to "Say something." :D

Will miss you.

Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Anonymous said...

Since this is my first time visiting, I'll take a shot in the dark and say 2) I currently hold licenses to be a CPA, a stock broker, a real estate agent and a chiropractor.

That's a lot to do.

Stephen Tremp

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the award, Olivia! And I enjoyed reading about you.

Have a good, non-embarrassing reunion. ;]

angelarene said...

Congrats on the awards! Good luck finding your love and I vote #6 for the truth....cause you've got that Conqueresque type attitude :)

Gardner West, private eye said...

You gave it to Terry and not me? Bummer!!!

Well, OK, I slipped your mind, right?

I'll miss you too, babe.

Terry Stonecrop said...

Congrats and thanks for the award!

I'll post it after the blogfest, like next Tuesday. I have another one to put up. Such a slacker.

Loved your answers:) I'll miss you, too. Have a great trip!

(And don't mind Gardner. He's a spoiled sport sometimes.)

Unknown said...

Congratulations on your awards! I look forward to checking out the blogs you mentioned.

The explorer in me would like to believe that #3 is true, although perhaps moving THAT much would be far too stressful. And it can be difficult to really get to know a place in half a year.

Enjoy the reunion!

Walter Knight said...

Because the internet connection is broke, and this blogger is having withdrawl symptems already, I am sending you a message by carrier pigeon.

That's right, that bird up in the tree has a message for you, so keep the cat inside. Oops, too late. My GPS indicates that my message is inside the cat now.

Isn't is amazing what technology can do? Check the sand box later.

Miss you.

Olivia J. Herrell, writing as O.J. Barré said...

Hi Y'all! thanks for playing. I miss you a lot and am doing a quick post to reveal the truth and the lies.


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