Friday, May 18, 2012

Friday Fun: Kreativ Blog Award

I'm very excited to close the week with a nice recognition from a fellow blogger. Kathy Collier has awarded this humble blog with the Kreativ Blog Award a couple of days ago. I'm beyond myself. Sometimes writing this blog in the still of my office, without a sound but the chirping of the birds on my yard, is easy to forget that I am reaching another human being with my words, comments always help but receiving a blogging award always makes me feel I'm doing something right if people not only enjoy themselves and comment, but remember my ramblings when they are awarded. Amazing. Thanks to Kathy for giving such a bright end to my week, and remember to check her blog KSCollier; after all, she was awarded, too!

Now for the rules:
1.   Thank and link back to the person who presented you with the award. 
2.   Answer the ten questions below.
3.   Share ten random facts/thoughts about yourself.
4.   Nominate seven worthy blogs for the Kreativ Blogger Award.

This ten questions and ten random facts fall perfectly in line with my new 'Friday Fun' policy of posting 'The Best Ten...' lists, isn't it serendipitous? So, here we go.

Ten Questions:
What is your favorite song?
This one is hard, but I guess Christopher Cross' Arthur's Theme Song.
What is your favorite dessert?
Key Lime pay or Cheesecake in any of its glorious forms.
What ticks you off?
When you're upset, what do you do?
First, I glare at the infractor--usually, my husband--then I grind my teeth, and I end up raising my voice and pounding him with my witty ways. 
Which is/was your favorite pet?
I've had many through my life but right now I have a cat I adopted when it was a few weeks old (her mother died) and, to be sincere, I don't know what will be of this family when she departs for greener, higher pastures.
Which do you prefer to wear, black or white?
I love white but after almost ten years of wearing a white uniform during my years in Medicine, I hardly ever wear it.
What is your biggest fear?
To have something horrible happen to my girls.
What is your attitude mostly?
I'm positive but very pragmatic. I don't tend t waste my time daydreaming about things I think are too far away in my future or may never come. I try to concentrate in the present, and though sometimes I'm not immune to self doubt, I always pick myself up and move forward.
What is perfection?
Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki.
What is your guilty pleasure?
Spending a day in my Pj's watching TV in the couch. Ah, those glorious days...

Ten Random Things About Me:
1. I'm the lamest history buff ever, but I'm working hard to get better.
2. In 1986 I was ten years old and watched The Night of the Creeps as a dare, which launched my life-long fear of zombies. I also hate leeches to this date.
3. Two years later I watched Dawn of the Dead adding to my psychosis the fear to wake up one day to a world overrun by zombies.
4. One of my cousins who loved He-Man and ThunderCats had both complete collections of action figures, including Grayskull Castle and Snake Mountain. I was always both, Cheetara and She-ra, leaving my sister with no option but to be Skeletor, since she wouldn't want to be any other character and my cousin was Lion-o. Snake Mountain had the coolest microphone, so we always (my cousin and I) mounted an attack on Skeletor, trapped him in the dungeons for the rest of the game, and sang songs with the micro. =)
5. I can't whistle.
6. I'm a very decent cook of mexican food. Not too bad for a girl who, at sixteen, couldn't prepare scrambled eggs to save her life.
7. In Mexico we all live with our parents until we get married, doesn't matter if you're twenty or thirty-five. I  was twenty-eight when my father walk me down the isle.
8. I have a terrible case of arachnophobia, yet I can pet snakes like if they were kitties.
9. I have to sleep with the closet doors firmly closed thanks to Stephen King's The Boogeyman.
10. When I was pregnant with my first girl I watched Dumbo for the first in twenty years and cried the whole time. Now, it is one of my daughter's favorite. Go figure.

And now, my seven Kreativ Award Winners:

Thanks to all my friend bloggers and followers for making this experience such a blast. And remember, next tuesday I'll be posting the review for the final Hunger Games book, Mockingjay. Don't miss it. Enjoy your weekend!


Nicole said...

Thanks for the shout-out, Gina! It means a lot. Also, your answer to "What is perfection" cracked me up - a great response. ;)

Lynn Proctor said...

thanks so much for my award, gina!! i feel the same way about dumbo and i think it is wonderful that you stay with your parents until marriage!

Michael Pierce said...

Thanks so much for the award! I can't believe I'm actually doing something right. haha. I haven't read The Bogeyman, but I still need to have my closet door firmly shut at night. I guess I should read it. I'll post my answers on Monday. :)

Elizabeth Twist said...

Great answers! I love your story about the He-Man playset.

Maria S McDonald said...

Congratulations on the award, Gina :) *Love* your answer to 'What is perfection?' ;)

Mina Lobo said...

LOL, I've got a thing about closet doors being shut, too, though I've not read the King book you referenced...perhaps I'd better not. :-)

Some Dark Romantic

Gina said...

Nicole, Lynn, Michael, you all have great blogs and I'm very happy to help more people find them. =)

Thanks, Elizabeth. My sister still holds a grudge about us always trapping her on the castle but those are great memories.

Maria, don't you agree? There's nothing else that comes to my mind when I think of perfection but those Winchester boys. *sigh*

Mina, half close doors are so prevalent in horror literature and movies that I'd think you've seen a similar story a thousand times. Except Mr. King's one is really, really creepy. ;)

Chris Fries said...

Thank you so much for the award, Gina! I really appreciate it! I currently have my entry in a flash fiction blogfest up, but I will post a proper "Thank You" and acceptance on my blog later this week.

And I LOVED learning more about you! Just awesome. And given your fears, I think a story about zombie spiders emerging from your closet needs writing! ;^)

Gina said...

Chris, zombie spiders might be just what the doctor recommended! Why hadn't I think about it?? Mmm... I guess that's why you got the kreativ title and I just faked. ;) I'm going to check your flash fiction right now!

originaloflaura said...

Thanks for the Kreativ Blogg Award, Georgina! Here's the link to my own answers and nominees: