Wednesday, March 10, 2010

From Me To You!


Niki has graciously given me the From Me To You award. Click on her name to visit her blog because it's a lot of fun. I've just started following it and have really enjoyed her posts. Niki and I have a few things in common -- we both write for children and we both have four children. In addition, she lives in the one place in the world I want to travel to the most -- New Zealand. In order to accept this award, I am to list seven truths about myself. I've done things like this in the past on my blog, so I'm going to try to come up with something I haven't already posted before ...
  1. I have a strange fear of high places. I'm scared to death on steep mountain roads while driving in our big van, but I love it in my little Jeep. I also don't like gondola cars, but am perfectly fine sitting on a chairlift all out in the open.
  2. I don't like salmon. I tried it for the first time when I went on a cruise back in the early 80s. Then just recently, I tried it again and still didn't like it. I had a hard time swallowing one bite.
  3. I was in a bad bike accident in the 70s. I got on a bike barefoot that had no brakes and then rode down a steep hill. The only way I could stop was by making a sharp turn into a driveway, crashing into a teacher's car. I lost most of the skin off my heel and had some nasty cuts. Not the smartest thing I've done.
  4. I write picture books, but read political books. Yeah, I'm weird.
  5. I get majorly creeped out when my husband uses his back scratcher when I'm in the room. All I think about are skin cells flying in the air and going into my nose and lungs. It totally grosses me out.
  6. I am pretty fast at typing. I took typing class every year I could in high school. However, when it comes to taking a timed test to see what my WMP is, I clam up and usually get an awful score.
  7. I was accused of a crime I didn't commit when I was a little kid. I was looking at a candy display in Kmart when I noticed one of the packages was opened. Remember those candy dots that were stuck on sheets of paper? An employee walked up and accused me of eating the candy -- what a worm.

I would like to nominate the following bloggers for this award ...

  1. Edward
  2. Miss Daphne
  3. Elysabeth
  4. Doda
  5. Kim

And don't forget about my book giveaway! It's a few posts down. I'm giving away an autographed copy of Lemur Troops & Critter Groups. Check the blog below for details and remember to tell your friends to enter if they would like. Thanks so much!

11 comments:

  1. Interesting. I'm not a fan of Salmon either. I keep thinking I should like it, because so many people do and I'm not a picky eater, but I just don't.

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  2. Like the list.
    I've tried twice to put a review of your book on Amazon but I'm obviously doing something wrong.

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  3. I'm afraid of high places too! I wasn't meant to be on them, that much I'm sure of.

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  4. Oh I love salmon and am not afraid of high places - oh, wait, I'm giving everything away ;)

    Thanks so much.

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  5. Thanks for nominating me, Rena. I will have to think of something to post (reminds me I was supposed to do something similar to this a while back for someone else and totally forgot, now I have to do two things - lol) - too busy here - E :)

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  6. People scratching skeeves me out too. And that stinks about the false accusation. Who eats those dots anyway? The paper sticks to the backs!

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  7. Oh, man, your description of your bike accident made me cringe. That must have hurt!
    And yikes and a giggle on the back scratcher. :)

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  8. Rena, Thank you so much for nominating me. If thete is anything I can do for you, let me know.

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  9. Owww! I don't like salmon either. High places sort of freak me out too. I take it that Rick has a back scratcher because you won't scratch it for him? heehee

    Nancy

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  10. Hey Rena! I share #1 with you but I have decided it is not the heights that bother me - it is being enclosed! I don't like to fly in planes but I would love to go hot air ballooning. :) Great blog as usual.

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