Monday, June 20, 2011

Ah Sweet, A Blog Award!

My Wonderful friend, Shelly just honored me with 
The Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award! 

Thank you, thank you! Shelly! 

I loved meeting her when we were at the same table for YA Fantasy at LDStorymakers Boot Camp! She is such a talented writer and I can't wait to read her entire book! She's also a very warm, kind, genuinely friendly person and I'm so happy she's my friend! 

Please visit her at her blog Yay!

In receiving this award, I am now supposed to tell you seven random things about myself. So here goes— 

#1  I LOVE singing in the rain! And dancing in it. Loudly. Not dancing loudly—singing loudly. Although the dancing might be loud too, for all I know. Not too long ago, I sang in the rain on Main Street in Brigham City with my daughter. We danced around a lamp pole like in Singing in the Rain. Fantastic! If you want a real thrill, try it sometime.

#2  I hugged a tiger cub. Yes, yes I did. I attended some show and volunteered to hold the little guy.

#3  I LOVE I Love Lucy! I own every, single episode ever made. I love how she's completely her own self and lives her life with craziness and quirkiness - what a way to live!

#4  When I was engaged, my sailor fiancee sailed out to sea on an aircraft carrier for six months. When I left the pier after waving goodbye, I headed down the freeway to start a job as a Mother's Helper. The biggest place I had ever driven before was Idaho Falls, Idaho. I was crying so hard, I could barely see and ended up crossing the Bay Bridge and going into San Francisco. I wasn't supposed to go over any bridges! (This story has a happily-ever-after—my Sailor Boy is my wonderful husband!)

#5  I've loved to write ever since I was a wee lass, but I also love art and majored in Commercial Art in college.

#6  I LOVE Bugs Bunny! I identify with him when he says, "Gee, aint I a stinker?" And I've always wished I could trick my opponents as easily as Bugs Bunny does!
My husband just returned from a trip where he took a photo of a giant Bugs Bunny outside a restaurant for me. Wish I could've seen it!

#7  I have a collection of old records that I love playing at full volume. Of course, there's no way I can keep from dancing—it's inevitable. My love of records came from my Dad, who bought a lot when he was a teenager. When I was growing up, my siblings and I loved singing and dancing to his great collection of tunes.













Please check out their blogs and follow them if you wish:

Congratulations Friends!
To claim your award:
1. Copy and paste the award to your blog. 
2. Thank and link to the person who nominated you.
3. Share seven random facts about yourself.
4. Pass the award along to 5 deserving blogging buddies.
5. Contact those buddies to congratulate them.

I'm adding a number 6:
6. Wish really hard that the luscious strawberry dessert from the award photo appears on your kitchen table!


Michelle L. Brown said...

Well, we seem to be kindred spirits, so it doesn't surprise me that we share a love of Bugs and Lucy, drawing (I'm just a wannabe, tho, not accomplished like you!), and I LOVE Singin' In the Rain. Your kids are blessed to have such a fun mom! But I hope that cake stays far away in the real world, where I've already shanghaied my diet with cookies last night!

Thanks for the award!

Kimberly Krey said...

Thanks for the yummy blog award! I loved your random facts. I like to sing too, but I usually keep it to the shower. :)

Katie Dodge said...

Thanks, my friend! I knew a few of those little facts, but didn't know you love Bugs Bunny!

Jonene Ficklin said...

Thank you! I'm honored!! It's fun to learn more about you - especially the major in commercial art. (By the way, my hubby and I went to Maddox last week and ate the twin of that award. Sooo yummy!)

Danica said...

You hugged a little tiger!!! I'm so jealous :) . I don't think you've ever told me about that, but I did know about all the others. :D You're are such a awsome person/mom!

Unknown said...

I loved all the things about you! This award is fabulous. Thank you so much Brenda. You're a gem!!!

Amy said...

Congrats on the sweet award again! :)

I love bug bunny too!

Julie Flanders said...

Thank you Brenda, and congrats to you! I loved reading your responses, and I'm jealous of you, I'd love to hug a baby tiger! Also a huge fan of Bugs Bunny. :D

Thank you again for passing on this award to me, you're the best!

Sarah Allen said...

Congrats on the award :) Big Bugs fan here, too!

Sarah Allen
(my creative writing blog)

Hermana Maw said...

Ahhh, thanks! And for some reason I have a terrible craving for strawberry shortcake. :)

Amy said...

Thank you for the award Brenda! Your such a sweet heart and I love your blog! :o)

Chatty Crone said...

Good Morning,

I enjoyed learning about my newest follower and my newest person I follow.

I like you love I Love Lucy. And a post of mine a month or so ago - had a picture of me jumping in a rain puddle!

So nice to meet and learn more about you!


Brenda Sills said...

Wahoo! Ya'll are wonderful comment leavers! Thank you!

MICHELLE - Yay for us being kindred spirits! How marvelously fantastic that you love Bugs and Lucy and Singin' in the Rain! And thanks for your kind words about the fun mom - so sweetly wonderful to hear!
And crumb! Now I'm on a diet and I have to dutifully avoid yumminess too. Curses!

KIMBERLY - You're dearly welcome, dear friend! I like to sing in the shower too, but, hmm . . . I don't think I've done that for awhile - I'm too busy thinking about what's going to happen in my book. Thanks for your kind words about my random facts!

KATIE - You're welcome, wonderful friend girl. And yeah, Bugs Bunny rocks!

JONENE - Thanks for your sweet words! And I'm not trying to be punny - considering the name of the award. I'm so jealous that you ate the real thing of that dessert at Maddox! Yummy, yum, yum. One of these days I'm a-gonna eat one too - not the whole pie, just a piece. I mean two.

DANICA - Ah, you make me so happy I could fly! YOU'RE the awesome one! I'll try to make arrangements for you to hold a baby tiger. Let me see, gotta make some plane reservations to India, trade homes with a native, and contact a reputable guide to take us to the tigers! Hold on, let me think this through better. I'll get back to you on the vacation itinerary. Hmm, I know, I'll print out a photo of a wee tiger and let you hug that! Yeah!

JEN - Thank you for loving the things about me! That's so wonderfully nice of you! You're so welcome for the award! And thanks for calling me a gem - I always wanted to be called that!

AMY - Oh, my! Such kind things you said to me! Thank you so immensely! How wonderful that you love Bugs Bunny too!

JULIE - How wonderful of you to say such wonderful things! You're a huge fan of Bugs Bunny too? High Five! I hugged that baby tiger so long ago that I don't remember it too well, so I'm jealous of myself too. You're so welcome for the award - I think YOU'RE the best! Thanks!

SARAH - Thanks for the congrats! And Wahoo - another Bugs fan! Thanks also for stopping by!

LEISHA - Hey, you're so, so welcome, you wonderful friend! Strawberry shortcake - dern, you're making me hungry. Stop that!

SANDIE, CHATTY CRONE - Hoorah, thanks for the good morning wish! And how wonderfully nice of you to say that you enjoyed meeting me and learning more about me - thanks! How fantastic that you have a pic of you jumping in a rain puddle on your blog - I can't wait to see it!

i'm erin. said...

I'm so sad I'm not going to the book academy conference this year. It sounds awesome! I love the people you nominated.