Saturday, 10 July 2010

...and the Versatile Blogger award goes to...

Me! The lovely K.S. Augustin who blogs at Fusion Despatches around the corner in Malaysia has given me this fetching thing:
Thank you, Kaz! I'm supposed to pass this award (I do love green!) along to fifteen deserving bloggers (eek!) and tell you seven things about myself that you never knew. I'm beginning to feel like Oprah: everything about me is out there already! I exaggerate, I exaggerate. There's a lot you don't know, such as:

1. In my youth I was often asked why I didn't model. Flattering, but the mere thought of strutting my stuff on a catwalk would turn me catatonic.

2. People who don't know me well get the impression that I'm 'quiet'. Every time my son hears this he all but rolls on the floor. I keep my wild side carefully camouflaged from all but my near and dear.

3. I'm a brand new grandma, and my grandson Ryen is gorgeous!

4. I used to play the piano, like my friend Kaz. She also played the flute, though, so she's far more versatile than I am.

5. I'm a crack shot, but not as good as the cousin (a former soldier who won the prize for best shot in his batch) who took me to the range and put a sweet little Glock in my hands. My bullets go through the bullseye 9 out of 10 times and the tenth hits really close. It runs in the family: my father won the silver spoon for best shot when he graduated from the police academy.

6. I'm that weird contradiction: a cynic about marriage and a die-hard romantic who loves it when couples, married or not, get it right.

7. I enjoy all kinds of music and my collection is fairly eclectic, but I find myself playing classic rock songs most often.

There you have it! Now to pass along this award... Fifteen? Hm, no. I'll spare everyone but Chris Stovell over at Home Thoughts Weekly whose debut novel, Turning the Tide, is a brand new release from Choc Lit. Congratulations, Chris! Wishing you and TTT an illustrious journey!


Chennette said...

Congrats on the award, and of course your new grandbaby :-)

Liane Spicer said...

Thank you, Chennette! :)

Kaz Augustin said...

You'll have to post some pics of Ryen, Liane. You can't just tell us then leave us photo-less!

And crack shot, huh? We should get together and do some shooting sometime. I like target shooting.

Liane Spicer said...

Kaz, I'll send you some photos.

I enjoyed learning to shoot - although the noise takes some getting used to, mufflers notwithstanding. You're on!

Debs said...

Congratulations on your award. Love those answers.

Chris Stovell said...

Hi Liane,
Sorry to be late over here but thank you so much for the award, which I'll organise myself for as soon as possible. Very interesting to read your comments - especially the one about keeping your wild side under wraps; that's definitely me too! And huge congrats on Ryen's arrival... now you'll be even busier!

Liane Spicer said...

Thank you, Debs. It's been such a long time since I did one of these.

Chris, you're welcome, and most deserving. Yes, I'm looking forward to Ryen-related busyness. I adore babies!

Phyllis Bourne said...

Me ::looking around:: checking out the snazzy new layout. Nice and tropical.

Congrats on the award!

And HUGE CONGRATS on that new grandbaby!!!

Liane Spicer said...

Thank you, and THANK YOU, Phyllis! ::grinning from ear to ear::