Monday, August 3, 2009

I'd like to thank all my English teachers




I've been blogging just three months--92 days, to be exact. So it's very cool that two other bloggers I admire gave me two different awards whilst toddler-me is still dropping cookie crumbs and falling on my rump in cyberspace.

Andrea Cremer of A Blurred History, who takes her readers on adventures to the British Library and Scotland and the jungle outside her door, has nominated me for the Humane Award. It's very vibrant and makes me feel like packing my travel bags.






Bish Denham at Random Thoughts nominated me for the Kreativ Blogger Award. It is lovely, just like her stories of growing up on a Caribbean island.


Kreativity requires spilling personal beans so here are tidbits from my cupboard: I sometimes paint watercolors of dreams. I once passed the legendary Orient Express while riding a train from Prague to Vienna to Venice. A moose came within a few feet of running me over in Yellowstone. I still have a photo I took of a bear just before it knocked my father's eyeglasses off (he was okay). I crave dark chocolate and dark stories. I think I've always been myopic because I like to look inward. I describe the way I see the world as Impressionistic--not realistic detail but wild swirls of color and emotion.


Now comes the part where I am supposed to nominate others. And here comes the part where I reveal one more thing about me. I break rules. I color outside the lines. I laugh for hours over Edward Gorey. I am hopelessly unable to nominate anybody and tell them what to do. So, I offer a free-for-all. If any blogger who visits me, which makes them totally award-worthy, would like to be recipient of one of these cool awards, you can put a comment on this post or email me. I adore all my blogging friends and want to spread the love.


15 comments:

Suzanne said...

Well deserved!

Corey Schwartz said...

Wow! Only three months? And 40 followers! You rock :)

Laura Canon said...

I agree and I just want to say you've been a great blogger mentor to someone even more inexperienced...thanks a lot!
Your story about the moose made me remember that I on my honeymoon in Kenya I was charged by a monkey. Fortunately, he missed.

Stephanie Faris said...

CONGRATS. Yeah, I've been tagged a lot of times and I never passed the tag along. I just didn't want to do what I was told to do!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Thank you, guys! Everybody I've 'met' has been so wonderful. I wish I'd started blogging earlier, but, hey, plenty of time to catch up.
Laura: You've got my curiosity roused with that monkey. Might make a fun short story for you.

Abby said...

Congrats on the awards!

Yat-Yee said...

Congrats on your awards. Well deserved.

Tess said...

I don't follow through on those awards either. Too tough to choose.

I love the comment on the bear picture just before it knocked off your dad's eyeglasses...for real? That sounds like an amazing story!

PJ Hoover said...

And I'm horrible about ever following up on nominations! And I'd never be able to nominate people either!
Congrats!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Thanks to my second wave! I love you guys.*waves back*
Tess: Yes, it's true. I was in the backseat, my dad driving with the window down. He stopped for some bears and my mother threw a hard candy out his open window. That caused a young bear to place his paw on the window sill and me to snap a photo of the long claws just before he swiped at my dad. But my father was quicker and leaned toward my mother while stepping on the gas pedal. His glasses were knocked askew but he was unhurt. Then he had a few choice words for my mother. Not an event you're likely to forget.

BJW said...

Wow! Did I miss this bear story blog post? Can you point me in the right direction for some of that business?

Now there's a story!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Hi BJW: Nope, you didn't miss it. Just what I wrote to Tess in comment above. Now, you've given me something to think about...someday I'll dig out that old photo, digitize it and write a more detailed account (I should take a page from your blog--you tell great kid memories!)

storyqueen said...

Hi Tricia,

I really like how you posted some random things about yourself.....it's kind of cool to get a glimpse of something, but not the whole story. Rather like your photos, I think.

It has given me the idea to do a similar post of random stuff on my blog soon.

Also, I really like your snippet about Fiona. It makes me ask so many questions.....which it good!

Shelley

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Welcome, Shelley! I'm tickled you like my randomness and my snippet. Happiness ensues!

ElanaJ said...

Congrats Tricia!