Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Whatever Wednesday

First, VR Barkowski presented me with the Sunshine Award. If you haven't visited her blog yet, go do it now . . . right after you finish reading here.



I love this! Makes me happy and warm. I want this flower growing in the bed outside my window so I can see it every day while I write. Thank you, VR :)

I'm passing the award to two other sunny blogs:
Elana Johnson
Holly Ruggiero at Scribbles and Splashes

Check them out, too!

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Next up, M.Gray at The Ethos. The Logos. The Pathos. passed the SIX TRUTHS & A LIE game to me. My job is to tell you six truths and one lie about me. Yours is to spot the lie. Let's see how we do:

1. My mother taught me how to cook, and the first thing I did was not put any water in the pot of potatoes. It got worse from there.

2. I drive a Smart Car.

3. My sister and I finish each other's sentences. Still.

4. When I was a little girl I loved to climb trees, and I'm surprised I never fell out of one.

5. I broke my arm when I was seven by falling off my bike.

6. My awesome live-in handyman spoils me, and I love it.

7. I hate housework.

Go for it. I tried to make it easy.

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And last - but not least - is an announcement. On Friday I'll host my first-ever guest blogger. So you'll be spared one week of the Top Ten.

My guest will be Stephen D. Rogers, a prolific short mystery writer, as part of his month-long SHOT TO DEATH Blog March. He'll talk about how one of the stories from his collection grew out of the first line.

For more information on Stephen, you can visit his website at http://www.stephendrogers.com/.

Stephen will be available throughout the day Friday to respond and answer questions. So please stop by and pick his brain.

19 comments:

Joanne said...

Congrats on your Awards, it's always fun to be recognized like that! Hm, your one lie? I'm not sure, I'd guess the Smart Car statement?

Conda V. Douglas said...

I'm with Joanne with the smart car.

Mason Canyon said...

Congratulations on the awards. I think I'll have to join everyone else and say smart car, but I do wonder what the cooking part.

Laura Eno said...

Congrats on such a sunny award!
I'm guessing the smart car is a lie.

Elana Johnson said...

I'm going to go with #4 as the lie. I mean, if you fell off a bike, why not out of a tree?

And thanks for the award!!

Elspeth Antonelli said...

I'm voting for the Smart car. But if the potatoes story is true, I feel your pain.

Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

Congratulations on the awards. They all sound like truths to me, so I guess I'll go along with everyone else and say it's the smart car statement.

M. Gray said...

I'll guess smart car too but I was probably swayed by everyone else. I am SO BAD at this game!!! Thanks for playing. :)

Carol Kilgore said...

Nobody thinks I drive a Smart Car? I'll answer later. I want to see what everyone says.

Elana - You deserve a little sunshine because your blog brightens my day. And you didn't pick the Smart Car.

Stay tuned.

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

I'm going to say that you're a great cook and your mom didn't teach you how to cook!

Thanks for the links to check out. :)

Elizabeth
Mystery Writing is Murder

Aubrie said...

I'm going with the smart car as well. The first one made me laugh, though. I used to be bad at cooking as well until I made it my New Year's resolution to get better!

Carol Kilgore said...

So far we have two jillion for the Smart Car, one for the tree climber, and one for the cook.

I promise to fess up sometime after I get home from a teeth cleaning appointment tomorrow afternoon.

Helen Ginger said...

Ooh, Carol, so hard to choose which one might be a lie. I'm thinking the housework one is a lie, but it might be the potatoes.

Helen
Straight From Hel

Southpaw said...

This is tough but I'm going with hating of housework. I just don't know any (sane) people who like it. (j/k)

Congrats and thanks too.

Carol Kilgore said...

Well, we've added to the cooking, and we can toss housework in there, too.

Interesting.

Crystal Clear Proofing said...

Congratulations on the award! Aren't they fun? And I agree, this one in particular is so HAPPY!

As to which of your statements if false, I'm going to take a guess that it's #1.

Carol Kilgore said...

Ooh, another one who questions my culinary abilities.

Okay, I promised to confess. Here we go.

1. My mother taught me how to cook, and the first thing I did was not put any water in the pot of potatoes. It got worse from there. TRUE. The worse was the rest of that meal. Not appetizing when the smell of burned potatoes permeates the air. I'm happy to say I've pretty much overcome cooking problems. People like my food.

2. I drive a Smart Car. TRUE. Got a lot of you on that one. She's red with a silver stripe and her name is Lulu. I love her because she's a blast to drive. We do have a larger car, too.

3. My sister and I finish each other's sentences. Still. TRUE. Twins born years apart.

4. When I was a little girl I loved to climb trees, and I'm surprised I never fell out of one. TRUE. Skinned knees but no falls.

5. I broke my arm when I was seven by falling off my bike. LIAR, LIAR, PANTS ON FIRE! I broke my ankle a few years ago but never my arm.

6. My awesome live-in handyman spoils me, and I love it. TRUE. Sigh :)

7. I hate housework. TRUE. With a passion.

Thanks for playing along.

Carol Burnside said...

I would've never guessed #5. Good job!

Carol Kilgore said...

Thank you :)