Friday, March 19, 2010

Fridays at the Piedmont Grille

Today, gentle readers, is full of fun, frivolity and awards.

First off I'd like to say Welcome and Thank You to all my new "friends". Julie, Lola (who was here but not), Hilary and Kelly. Grab something to drink and eat off the buffet, it's in the dining room, as soon as the pool is up I'm having a party. Don't be shy about commenting, we're all friends.

Second, I'd like to share with you this crazy post I found the other day. It's by a new blogger, Tahereh Mafi and I think it's totally hysterical. Go check out her blog. Really, it's really funny. Go look and come right back.

Third, I've gotten a new award which I will pass on. I received the Prolific
Blogger Award from not only E.Elle at The Writer's Funhouse but Laurel at Laurel's Leaves. I'm honored that two people would think I'm prolific on my blog. Mostly I think I'm just nonsensical, I mean I haven't really shared any of the rules or guidelines on how to write proper english because I usually fly by the seat of my pants. I haven't handed out any secrets to getting an agent that anyone else doesn't know. I don't think of myself as prolific in any way. I'm just me. But that doesn't mean I don't appreciate the award. I freakin' LOVE it.

There are rules to this award.
1) I have to pass this on to seven others. (I am.)

2) I must link to the blog from which I received it. (I did.)

3) I must link back to this postfrom where it originated. (I did.)

4) And who ever receives this award must visit the above post and sign their name to the Mr. Linky. (I did.) Which is pretty impressive.

Okay, and the awards go to:

Sarah at Falen Formulates Fiction because she shows pictures of the cool stuff she knows how to do and lets me copy her.

Nicole at One Significant Moment in Timebecause her writing is totally awesome and if you haven't read it yet, go now.

Elana at Elana Johnson Authorbecause she's smart and funny, and did I mention she also runs the Query Tracker blog, so she's really smart.

Shelley Sly at Stories in the Ordinary because her stories are far from ordinary.

DL Hammond at Cruising Altitude because #1) he's a boy and I'd like to think I'm an EO Award giver, and #2) he writes some really amazing stuff, and #3) he remembers that toes are important. Go check him out.

Carolina at Caroline's Prints because she is awesome and brilliant, brilliant, brilliant.

And last but not least Roxy at A Woman's Write because not only is she funny, articulate, and smart, she has Daniel Craig as her muse.

If you haven't checked out any of these prolific writers do so now. They are fantastic and well worth checking out.

Ryan at The Life of an Aspiring Writer also gave me the Honest Scrap Award because I gave it to him.

I now have to list ten things about me but because I've done this before, I'll list them about my Monster Baby instead.

1) She won the award for Politest Child at school 3 years in a row.

2) She can climb a tree faster than I can say, "Get down from there before you break your neck."

3) She won't sleep in her own bed because she says she'll be lonely without me. (Yeah, and whose fault was that it started in the first place?)

4) She is absolutely the most beautiful child you ever did see.

5) She's smart, sometimes too smart for her own good.

6) She can tell you all the animals in the world, what they eat, where they live, and how they talk, including narwhals. (True, I had to look them up.)

7) She's just turned 5 (December 2) and thinks the whole month is her birthday not just the day. Her birthday is at the beginning and Santa comes at the end and the aunts and uncles send presents in between. Next year, I'm changing it to July.

8) She loves mac and cheese, hot dogs, and chocolate milk and if she could, she'd eat that for every meal including breakfast.

9) She talks nonstop from the time she gets up in the morning until she goes to bed at night. I kid you not. If she's not talking she makes up songs. Some days I want to put in ear plugs.

10) She doesn't whine. Not ever. Oh sure, she may throw a tantrum, but she doesn't whine. (Thank the Good Lord.)

Okay, I'm passing this on to:

Tara at Feel of Something New.
Lola at Sharp Pen Dull Sword.
Steena at Chocolate Reality.
and Christi at A Torch in the Tempest.

And if you have received this award in the past, I apologize for not checking your blog to make sure. But please pass it on, everyone deserves an award.

So, that's my post for today, I hope you all have a fantastic weekend. I'll either be digging post holes or working on my story. I already cleaned the house.


Kelly@ JustWrite said...

Thanks foe the welcome! Loving your blog! I'd come to your pool party anyday so keep me posted!

Kelly@ JustWrite said...

oops *for* My 3 yr old is *helping* me type!

Piedmont Writer said...

Kelly -- You're very welcome. Pool opens in a few more weeks although it's supposed to be 70 today. And be careful when you let the baby help you type. Mine did too and crashed my computer when I wasn't looking. Lost a whole book. She's still alive but not allowed to touch Mommy's computer.

Falen said...

I also love mac and cheese, hotdogs and chocolate milk! She has good taste.
Also my brother likes to do the whole "celebrate my birthday for the entire month" thing. My dad sometimes too. It's both fun and exhausting

Suzette Saxton said...

Glad to see Elana get an award! She definitely deserves it.

And congrats to you, Anne, on winning the awards in the first place! :)

Elana Johnson said...

Congrats on the awards -- and thanks for passing one on to me. I'm humbled you think I'm smart. Good think I've got those other 4 ladies helping out on the QT blog. They sure are making me look good! Woot!

Have a great weekend.

Tara said...

Congrats on the awards! I love your 10 facts, so cute :) I have 2 tree climbers, too. The threat of neck-breaking never stops them, lol.

Thanks for the award :) I will make it my blog for Monday. Maybe I'll even get to it this weekend sometime since my back is finally feeling better. Yea.

Crystal Cook said...

Congrats on the award! I'm just now following your blog, I see you in the comments all over and now I've finally made it over here! Have a great weekend!

Tahereh said...

yayyy awards!! congrats to everyone!!

Piedmont Writer said...

Sarah A -- Yes but at the same time?! For breakfast?! December IS exhausting.

Suzette -- Thanks. And thanks for joining my little sphere of craziness. Welcome.

Elana -- Hey you deserve it!

Tara -- I'm glad you're feeling better. Sucks to be down. You're welcome.

Crystal -- Well, I'm glad you're finally here! Welcome. Yeah, I'm all over the place.

lotusgirl said...

Congrats to the award winners. Thanks for not giving one to me. I'm really bad at passing them on, and then I feel guilty. So essentially, I'm saying thanks for not making me feel guilty. I hope life is going well for you. Have a great weekend.

Talli Roland said...

Wow, you're popular with awards! :) Congrats - very well deserved.

Have a great weekend!

Donna Hole said...

So cool. Love the tidbits of info. And that Query-Yes post was hilarious. Thanks for it.

Congrats on the awards. Have a good weekend.


Christine Danek said...

Congrats on your awards!

Piedmont Writer said...

Lois -- Yeah, sure, I assuage your guilt but now I have it for not giving you the award. It's either a no-win or a win-win, not sure which. Life is good. Thanks. You?

Talli -- I don't know if they're deserved or not but I'll take'em, I'm not proud.

Donna -- I know! Wasn't that just the best! Thanks. Hope you're rewriting goes well, hey listen if you get stuck shoot me an e-mail.

Christine -- Hey, thanks, and thanks for swinging by.

sarahjayne smythe said...

Congrats on the award and have a great weekend. :)

Piedmont Writer said...

Sarah Jayne -- Hey congrats to you as well. Try and relax, try not to stress, I know it's hard and I'm sorry for all that crap you have to deal with but you know what they say,,,when a door closes a window opens. Maybe a new opportunity?

Lola Sharp said...

CONGRATS on your awards...and thank you for awarding me as well. :o)
I'm honored and grateful.
(I will try and get to it this weekend)

Please have yourself a most fabulous weekend!

Nicole Ducleroir said...

Your daughter sounds like a love and a half!! How can she not be creatively brilliant with a mother like you?

Thanks for the awesome blog award! I love it!!

You've named a few bloggers I haven't met yet. Yay! Off to introduce myself :)

Have a fab weekend!

Piedmont Writer said...

Lola -- Anytime. Have a great weekend!

Nicole -- Monster Baby is a MANIAC!!!! But she is one of the coolest kids I know. Have a fab weekend.

Steena Holmes said...

Awww - how sweet are you ;) thanks!

roxy said...

I really love Monster Baby. She sounds just like my kind of girl. Congratulations on the awards, Anne. I think you are one of the coolest people. I always enjoy your snippets and comments, and I can't go a day without checking this blog. Thanks for passing an award on to me.

Piedmont Writer said...

Steena -- Just passing the love around.

Roxy -- Thanks Roxy, that's really sweet of you to say. And as for Monster Baby, if you'd like her visit you right this moment, I can ship her to you. (Like a said, she doesn't whine but she is throwing a

Shelley Sly said...

Congrats on your awesome awards, and thank you for passing one on to me! Your daughter sounds incredibly adorable!! I love that she talks nonstop and/or sings. :D

Piedmont Writer said...

Shelley -- The problem is she IS adorable. I'm a very quiet person by nature so background noise drives me crazy. Especially when the songs are about a frog and a radish sailing on a boat to the moon where they're going to pick up the squid and the donkey and sail back down to Madagascar.

Y.F.N. Palindrome aka Hannah said...

MacNCheese and hotdogs are the best!! I haven't had chocolate milk in forever, I'm gonna buy some right now!!!

Congratulations on your awards!

Shelley Sly said...

Anne - Is that really what she sings about? So cute!!

Piedmont Writer said...

Hannah -- I guess I'm in the minority because I have never eaten mac 'n cheese and hot dogs mixed together. Thanks.

Shelley -- Oh yes, that and anything else she can think of. Once she sang about a doorbell that didn't ring and all the people who ended up waiting on the outside of the door. Almost to the tune of 100 bottles of beer on the wall. She definately has my imagination.

Susan Fields said...

And just when you thought you were done with awards - I've got something for you at my blog. :)

Piedmont Writer said...

Susan -- Thank you. I saw it, but I'm having a hard time trying to get it over here.

Dangerous With a Pen said...

Congrats on your awards! Very well-deserved. :) Your little one sounds conspicuously like mine, lol, except that mine is now 7 and training her little sister... ;)

Piedmont Writer said...

Lindsey -- Which is why I stopped at one. Thanks.

Tahereh said...

OMG thanks for the LINKAGE!!! (was that there before?? sorry if i missed it earlier!!) you are made entirely of WIN, my friend. WIN.

you rock.

:D :D

Piedmont Writer said...

Tahereh -- Anytime! I thought that was the funniest thing I've read about queries EVER.
And yes, it was there the whole time!!!

Christi Goddard said...

Thanks for the award. I do already have it, and I mentioned it in my latest post.

Which has your name in it...

Award for you at:

DL Hammons said...

Toes are important!! :) Congrats on your awards...well deserved they most certainly are...and thank you for including me in your re-distribution. This is really cool.

Piedmont Writer said...

DL -- Anytime dude.