Peevish Pen

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I'm an elderly retired teacher who writes. Among my books are Ferradiddledumday (Appalachian version of the Rumpelstiltskin story), Stuck (middle grade paranormal novel), Patches on the Same Quilt (novel set in Franklin County, VA), Them That Go (an Appalachian novel), Miracle of the Concrete Jesus & Other Stories, and several Kindle ebooks.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Honest Scrap

I have been presented with the Honest Scrap Award by Sweet Virginia Breeze who received it from Lilla at Rhymes with Vanilla.

Here are the instructions that came with the award:

The Honest Scrap award is not one to hold all to yourself, but must be shared.

First, the recipient has to tell 10 true things about themselves in their blog that no one else knows

Second, the recipient has to pass along this prestigious award to 10 more bloggers.

Third, those 10 bloggers all have to be notified that they have been given this award.

Those 10 bloggers that receive this award should link back to the blog that awarded them "The Honest Scrap" award.

So, 10 true things about myself that no one knows—OK, that few people know:

  1. The first blog I read every morning is Daisy the Curly Cat.
  2. I play Spider Solitaire on the AARP site every day. If I win, I figure I don’t have Alzheimers yet.
  3. I hate to shop and rarely go to a mall.
  4. I rarely eat potatoes, rice, or pasta—they cause way too big a rise in my blood sugar—unless I am eating out, and then I don’t eat much.
  5. When I was six years old, I made up my mind to drop out of school when I was sixteen. I never did, though.
  6. I received my Master of Arts in Teaching degree at The Citadel—the Military College of South Carolina—and was in the second graduating class that included women. This was back in the days before women were admitted as undergraduates, and even graduate students were not allowed ot attend classes during the day.
  7. When I was a kid, I wanted a houseful of cats when I grew up. Got’em!
  8. I hate to dress up and usually avoid occasions that require formal attire.
  9. When I had chronic mono for 22 months—from 1992 until 1994—I had no energy to do much, so I wrote. Most of my self-pubbed novel was written during that time.
  10. I hated the idea of computers until I got my first one—a Mac Performa 550 in 1994—and discovered I loved them. I’ve had Macs ever since, and the Performa 550 still works.
I don't have a clue upon whom to inflict "Honest Scrap," so I'll just take pot luck. If you're reading this, give it a try and then link back to this blog.


Blogger CountryDew said...

The mono sounds bad. I had it in 1983; thankfully I got over it, mostly.

7:49 AM  
Blogger Amy Tate said...

What happened when you were six years old that made you want to quit school?

2:54 PM  
Blogger Becky Mushko said...

I found the first day of school incredibly boring. All that standing in line, raising hands, etc. Plus I had to wear a dress. That afternoon, I asked Mama how old I had to be to quit. She said sixteen. Later one of the neighbor women stopped by and asked me how I liked my first day of school. I told her I was going to quit when I was sixteen.

3:24 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

The AARP game comment made me laugh. That's why I do crossword puzzles!

4:26 PM  
Blogger Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

Thanks for doing this. I agree with you on hating to dress up. I had mono when I was a freshman in college. It took me a long time to get over it, too.

9:41 PM  

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