Monday, March 28, 2011


Well, here they are, the awards I've been hoarding, because I'm just too lazy, busy, link-phobic, to have posted when I received them. There's a lot of linkage so I hope you'll find some new friends to follow.

First up is the Beautiful Blogger award I received from Sherrie Peterson.

The rules for this award are list 7 pet peeves I have --

1) Hearing people chew food.
2) Chained dogs in yards with a fence.
3) Never ending dirty dishes.
4) Blogger being stupid.
5) Revisions.
6) My mother's kitchen reno project.
7) The school system where Monster Baby is enrolled.

This award go to --

E.Elle at The Writer's Funhouse
Christine at The Writer's Hole
Donna at Donna Hole
Lyndsey at Dangerous With a Pen
Jessica at My Thoughts Exactly
Laura Pauling at Laura Pauling
Liza at Middle Passages
Elle at Elle Strauss

The next award is the Stylish Blogger Award I received from Anne R. Allen.

With this award I'm supposed to list 7 things about me. I don't know what you want to know so I'll go with the easiest.

1) Favorite color -- green.
2) Favorite animal -- dog.
3) Favorite food -- Chinese.
4) Favorite book -- Illusions by Richard Bach.
5) Favorite holiday -- Earth Day (my birthday).
6) Favorite age -- 33. (I was so hot back then.)
7) Favorite album -- Heart Like a Wheel by Linda Ronsdat.

This award goes to --

Betty at Bossy Betty
Linda at Visiting Reality
Laurel at Laurel's Leaves
Christine at Christine's Journey
Tracy at Forever Endeavor
Stacy at Stacy's Rantings
Hannah at Musings from a Palindrome

And lastly, I received the Friends for the Journey award from the lovely Donna Hole. I'm supposed to tell you this award started at Michelle Gregory's blog. (Take a peek over there if you don't know her already. It's a lot of fun.)

This award goes to --

Bru at Pitch Slapped Bru is one of those people who I instantly connected with upon meeting her. She was also the person who gave me my very first interview and I was extremely flattered with all the work she put it into it.

Sarah at Falen Formulates Fiction Sarah has been one of my friends since almost the very beginning of my blogging experience. She's always been helpful with even my stupidest questions and is one of the coolest bloggers I know.

Christi at Torch in the Tempest
Christi is a talented quirky writer who has been my friend on another level and even though we've never met, I think we'd be fast friends in real life.

Bish at Random Thoughts If you don't know Bish, you should. Bish has a wide range of interests, writes the most incredible thought provoking posts, and is an environmentalist. And might love Henry David almost as much as I do.

Bridget at JB Chicoine Literary Works in Progress Bridget has the most amazing talent as a painter and writer and I am just blown away by the amount of creativity she has in her little body.

Terry at A Writer of Wrongs Terry is the other half of my angst driven self. We share our anxieties about publishing at such a ripe "old" age. But I've read his work and by God, you can't be that good without all that life experience.

Ann Best at The Long Journey Home Ann's debut novel In the Mirror, a memoir, will be released April 25. The advance reviews she has garnered, make this a must-read for everyone. Her kindness to everyone she meets on the blogs is so refreshing. I hope we'll remain friends for a long time.

Congratulations to everyone, thank you to the bestowers, and although the linkage has given me carpal tunnel, I hope you all go to the links and make some new friends.


Laura Pauling said...

Wow lots of awards. Thanks for passing one on! :)

Anne Gallagher said...

You're very welcome.

Em-Musing said...

You are way cool!

Hannah Kincade said...

Aw, thanks!! I've been hoarding a few myself. *blushes* have a great Monday!! :)

Katie Mills said...

congrats on your awards and to the winners. I haven't done awards in SO long either!

Christi Goddard said...

Thank you for the award, and thank you SOOOO much for giving me an award I didn't have to confess things about myself to get! You know me too well.

Jaydee Morgan said...

Congrats on those awards and thanks for the new links to check out!

Christine Danek said...

Congrats on the awards and thanks for giving me an award. I have a long awards post to do on my blog. THanks so much and thanks for picking me up, and slapping me around to get me back on my feet. You're the best. :)

Francine Howarth said...


Lovely awards for a lovely person.

I had a clean up on my blog, too, and cleared out the award cupboard before the dreaded A-Z challenge gets underway.

E-mail on its way! ;)


Anne Gallagher said...

Em -- That's cuz I'm way old!

Hannah -- Get on it woman!

Katie -- Time to bust out the gold.

Christi -- That's why we're friends.

JayDee -- There are some really cool people out there, jsut need to find them.

Christine -- Slapping people around is my favorite past time. I do it gently of course.

Francine -- I've been waiting anxiously for it. Uh oh? Should I be worried?

Rula Sinara said...

Congrats everyone! I'll have to pop back in later and check out some of the links I haven't been to yet. I've been to Bridget's and, yes, her paintings are absolutely gorgeous!

Lydia K said...

So many sweet awards! Congrats Anne. You deserve every one and more!

Bossy Betty said...

Congrats on these awards and thanks for passing them on. Thanks for mine in particular!

Terry Towery said...

Wow. Thanks Anne! I shall reciprocate later today. I've been away and nowhere near a computer for the past several days, so I am just getting back in the saddle. :)

Linda G. said...

Congrats on all your well-deserved awards!

And thanks for mine. :)

Patti said...

Congrats on the awards and I hate hearing people chew their food as well.

Jamie Burch said...

Congrats on all your lovely awards!!! Hope you have a fantastic week, Anne. :)

Susan Fields said...

Congrats on your awards, Anne! My oldest daughter is an Earth Day baby, too.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your awards and thank you for passing one along to me! Heart you.

jbchicoine said...

Oh, Anne...such a popular girl you are :)!
...and thanks for the easy-to-accept, no-questions-need-be-answered award! YAY!

Sarah Hina said...

It's great to connect with you, Anne. Congrats on all the shiny awards.

Anyone who loves Richard Bach's Illusions deserves a room full of them.

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

aww thanks! I'm having a crappy day today, and this actual helps some. ((hugs))

Anne Gallagher said...

Thank you everyone for your kind words.

Jennifer Hillier said...

Congrats on all the awards!

I love that you picked 33 as a favorite age. I think I'd pick 28. I don't know why... maybe because I still feel 28.

Tabitha Bird said...

congrats to everyone on all the awards!

Al said...

Congratulations Anne!

Laurel Garver said...

Congrats on all the blog bling, and thanks for sharing with me! :-)

I sure hate dishes too. Where are those house elves??

Tess said...

I love Illusions by Richard Bach, too! "Argue for your limitations and they are yours". Or was that from Jonathan Livingston Seagull? Either way, some groovy, thought provoking work from that guy :)

Jennifer Shirk said...

Wow, congrats on those awards! And I will follow those links. Thx!

Stacy McKitrick said...

I've been lax in blogging. Good thing you mentioned this blog in today's post. Thanks for the award.

Bish Denham said...

Thank you SO MUCH Anne for your very kind words!

Anonymous said...

We WILL be friends forever, Anne. I'm so touch by this award, and your comment. I'm slow getting over here. I think I've been on overload (I know you can empathize), and I've decided I just can't do the A to Z challenge, though I signed up. I have daughters who need help, including always Jen, right now, and a sister-in-law who needs emotional support. So I'll just keep commenting when I can on special friends like yours blogs. I will post this lovely award, one I've never had, and thank you so much!