Saturday, May 1, 2010

Saturday Sunshine

Good Morning gentle readers. I'm taking time this weekend to pass out all the lovely awards I received last week. Hopefully by Monday I will be back to my regular posting schedule.

I'd like to say Thank You and Welcome to some new 'friends'. Catt, Bossy Betty, Lisa, Valerie, Damyanti, Jamie and Tessa. The buffet has changed its menu for the summer months, so there's a lot more fruit, and I put the blender out for smoothies. Pool opens around 1pm, bring a suit. I've got extra towels.

Onto the Awards.

First up is the Blogger Buddy given from the lovely E.Elle.
I would like to pass this on to:

Angie Paxton

Amy Jo

Ann Best


VR Barkowski

My dearest Nicole has bestowed on me the Blogger BFF award. Arent' these little girls just so damn cute!!!
I'd like to pass this on to:

Cynthia Reese



Crystal Cook

B. Miller



And now for the piece de resistance, Susan Fields, I know, crazy Suzy, right, bestowed the "Creative Writer Award" on me. And so, I believe
I am charged with coming up with 6 lies and one truth. I decided I'm going to come up with 6 truths and one lie. You tell me, which is the lie.

1) In my catering career I once did parties for: an attorney for the Clinton administration, an oil Tycoon from Texas, the president of Vassar College, the brother of the famous Hilton clan, Jasper White, and Todd English. (Jasper White and Todd English are famous food guys. Or they used to be.)

2) I have moved 38 times in my adult lifetime. By myself, no moving men involved.

3) I was once caught in the middle of a real live standoff between a crazy lady with a sawed off shotgun and the local sheriff's department. I was meeting a friend for BREAKFAST at the local cantina walking through the parking lot minding my own business when a hand reached out from between parked cars and smashed me down to the pavement. Before I could get the verbal abuse out of my mouth he jammed his knee on my chest and fired a shot. They fired back. I peed my pants. When all was said and done, they had arrested a drunk woman who was having a fight with her boyfriend and she decided that if he wasn't going to buy her another beer, she was going to kill him. Needless to say, I missed breakfast.

4) I am a descendant from the Native Americans (Wampanoag) who met the Pilgrims at Plymouth. I am also a descendant of the Pilgrims who met the Wampanoag at Plymouth.

5) I once had to set my fractured ribs back in place, by myself, just me and my friend Jack Daniels. Do you have any idea how hard it is to bind your ribs with one hand? With boobs in the way?

6) I once took care of a woman who had been in the Blitz during WWI in England. Whenever it would thunder and lightening, she ran around the house screaming, "There's a Duchess among us, stand tall, there's a Duchess among us."

7) My grandmother was always the biggest Red Sox fan. She left me her love of the game when she died and I took it to heart. Every summer it was one of anguish and heartbreak, but still I perservered. I never gave up hope. The year they won the pennant I was pregnant with Monster Baby. I always said, that she was the reason, "The Curse of the Bambino" was broken.

So, there they are, lies / truths, you decide.

This award gets passed on to:

Carolina Valdez-Miller

Lyndsey at Dangerous with a Pen

Summer at And this Time Concentrate

Donna Hole

Andrew Rosenburg at The Write Runner


I'd also like to apologize to the lovely and brilliant Talli Roland for spelling her name wrong. Sorry Dearest, in all the excitment, I lost my mind.


sarahjayne smythe said...

Congrats on all your awards, Anne. I'm glad you're feeling better and coming back. I've missed you. :)

Piedmont Writer said...

Sarah Jayne -- Thank you Dearest. I've missed you as well. :))

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

I am awe-struck by your life. Any one of those could be a yarn, and I hope you do weave these things into stories. But since it's a guessing game, I pick #5. Can't wait to find out the answer, and congrats on your awards.

Piedmont Writer said...

Tricia -- Don't be awestruck, if you want that, go read some of Nicole's autobio at One Significant Moment in Time. That's awe-struck!

Jen said...

Congrats on your wonderful awards! Well deserved, I always love dropping by for a visit (and I'm ashamed for some reason I've never had you on my blog reel, but that's about to change!!) I have missed you and glad to see you back!!

#5 sounds crazy painful!!! So I think I'll go with that one.

Have a great weekend!

Wendy aka Quillfeather. said...

Love it! What an interesting life you've led. I would imagine #6 is a lie. If not, what an hilarious woman.

Lastly, thank you so much for the BFF Award! I have not seen that one before. And congrats to you too :)

PS. Don't hold your breath on me doing another award post anytime soon. Just saying :)

Elaine AM Smith said...

I think 5 is the lie, perhaps that's because I want the rest to be true ;)

Terry Towery said...

I also think 5 is a lie, but I secretly wish it *was* true. :)

Talli Roland said...

I didn't even notice, Anne! What does that say about me!?

Moving on...

Thanks so much for the award! I'd love to think that the one about you caring for a woman during the Blitz is true, but I'm going to say it's a lie.

Have a great weekend and you and Monster Baby are invited over here any time. I might even let you stay with me! :)

Shelley Sly said...

Congrats on these awards, and what a list! Even though one of them is a lie, they're all impressive. You've had quite a life so far.

I'm also going with #5, only because I couldn't picture that one as much as the rest, but more props to you if it ends up being true!

Have an awesome weekend!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your awards and thank you for mine! I'm going to say that #5 is a lie but all of them are very interesting.

So happy to see that you're feeling a little better.

Christi Goddard said...

Congrats on your awards, chickadee. You're rockin' and deserve cyber-chocolate as well. I keep putting it in my tray to upload to send, but it makes my computer angry. I think it's just eating it.

Jayne said...

Thank you so much for the Blogger Buddy award! Am chuffed to pieces (which sounds painful, come to think of it!) and delighted. Cheers to you!

Now for guessing the lie... I will say number 6. :)

But wow - you have had some eventful times. Number 3 perhaps too eventful!

Christine Danek said...

Congrats on the awards --well deserved!

Susan Fields said...

Congrats on your awards, and it's so good to have you back! I'm going to guess the lie is #5. I'll be curious to see which one it really is!

Piedmont Writer said...

Jen -- I was wondering if you would ever get around to it. lol Welcome aboard.

Wendy -- LOL, how much did you have to link? Just saying.

Elaine -- You're too funny.

Terry -- Why would you secretly wish I had bound my own broken ribs? Terry that says something about you. *waggles finger* lol

Talli -- Thanks for the invite but you don't know MB. She'd drive you crazy withing 3 minutes. She doesn't stop talking.

Shelley -- Hopefully I'll have more to add before I die.

E. Elle -- Thanks man, Yeah, I'm getting better by the day. It's all coming around.

Christi -- I could eat chocolate by the pound right now, believe me.

Jayne -- You're very welcome.

Christine -- Thank you muchly.

Susan -- Good to be back. We'll find out Monday.

Ann Best said...

I was about to close down my blogger when I came in here and found this blogger buddy award. That is so sweet. You made my day. THANK YOU. And the same to you.

Ann Best said...

p.s. I have moved more than 38 times in my life, so I can believe that one. I'd guess (5) is the lie since having broken a bone in my arm I know how painful a broken bone is, not to say how painful it is to get the stiffness out after the cast is removed!!! (and I heard a horror story of a woman whose doctor tried to move a broken bone back in place; the pain, she said, was excruciating!) And yes, what an interesting life you've had.

VR Barkowski said...

Congrats on all your well-deserved awards, Anne and thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing the Blogger Buddie Award!

Now, as for the 'Creative Writer' - The choices are so amazing! Only one of them is a lie? Sheesh, I've no idea. Everyone else is selecting #5, so I'm going to go with #2 just because no one deserves to move #38 times in their adult lifetime. I love new places and change, but moving? Not so much.

Glad you're back. :)

Donna Hole said...

Thanks Anne for the creative blogger award.

I think, if its true, then peeing your pants in sit #3 was exactly the appropriate response. As for #5, yes I can see how hard that would be, expecially with the girls in the way. But I've done some research on broken ribs, so I know its possible.

And moving by yourself; well after that first time or two, you get it down. I don't know, these are all so creative.

I'm going to pick #3 because I just don't want the think of that happening to you.


Wendy aka Quillfeather. said...

Talking about links on my post. I just had to pop back and tell you. 102! Can you believe it?

I must be deranged. Won't be doing that again. It took me nearly two days.

As you were.

Erin Kuhns said...

Wow. You really DO have a colourful life, Anne!

I'm afraid I'm going with the masses--I'm voting number 5 as the lie. (Won't we all be in shock if it's not?!)

Dominique said...

Congrats on the awards.
I checked out those truths and a lie. They all sound so interesting, I can't even begin to guess which of them might be true or false. You've certainly led an interesting life. :)

Crystal Cook said...

Congrats on all those pretty awards and thank you so much for my mine! :):)

And holy cow!! Those creative 'truths' are all intense! You may either have the most adventurous life or the best imagination! Probably both. I guess number 4, I'm just feelin' a vibe about that one :)

Dangerous With a Pen said...

Hey there, Anne. :) So glad you are back. I hope things get a little bit easier day by day. I'm still thinking of you.

Congrats on your awards... woohooo, the Creative Blogger is my favorite! Thanks for passing it on. :) Wow, yours are so good, it's tough to pick which one is true, they all sound like they could be. I'm going to guess #7 is true...I think... wait... maybe... ok. I'll go with that. Lol :)

Lola Sharp said...

I've been away all weekend, so I apologize for not stopping by sooner.
THANK YOU for my award. I adore you.

CONGRATS on all that awardage!!!