Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Versatile Blogger Award

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WOW! Maria over at Reading, Writing, Romance has awarded me a Versatile Blogger Award. Not only that, a few days later, before I could even write up a post, Lindsey at Dangerous With a Pen awarded me the very same award! Thanks so much, both of you. Click to visit their lovely sites.

The writerly community is so fun and supportive. I love it!

As per the (slightly tweaked) rules, I will now list 7 new things about myself and then pass the award on to 7 deserving others.

7 THINGS ABOUT ME: Favorites
1. My favorite ice creams are praline pecan and blackberry cheesecake. My hubby and I tried the latter at a little gift store in Bandon this summer, on the Oregon coast. Marvelous stuff.
2. My favorite colors are blue-green and sea-foam green. They remind me of the huge box of crayons I colored with at my grandma's house when she used to babysit me, my brother, and my sister. Fond childhood memories!
3. My favorite car to drive is a Toyota. Ok, so I haven't driven much else, but I still like 'em. My first car (in 1982) was a 1968 Volkswagon station wagon. No comparison.
4. My favorite magical creatures are dragons and mermaids. When I was little, before I went to sleep, I would make up mermaid stories in my head, starring yours truly as the mermaid. Someday, I'm gonna write a mermaid story; I have the germ-seeds for it already. It's called THE GRASSY SEA. Although they won't exactly be traditional mermaids…stay tuned. I'm busy with my post-apocalyptic WIP right now.
5. My favorite music is rock, bluegrass, opera, Christian, pop, new age, classical (especially Chopin), folk, old country, etc. Get it? I have no favorite and I'm extremely eclectic in my music tastes. Depends on my mood.
6. My favorite perfumes are honeysuckle, lilac, and lily of the valley.
7. My favorite candy is Reese's peanut butter cups.

I've recently discovered these blogs in my cyberwanderings, and pass this award onto:

Jamie at:

Joann at:

Tracy at:

Cynthia at:

Rachel at:

Debbie at:

Nicole at:

Go visit, have fun checking out these blogs, and congrat them on their award!

Your turn. What are YOUR favorite ice creams, colors, cars, magical creatures, types of music, perfumes, or candy?? (I reserve the right to change my mind when I see yours, if they're better!)


  1. Congratulations, Carol!

    My favorite ice cream: peanut butter cup
    Favorite colors: pink and purple
    Car: Tesla Roadster. Have I driven it? No. Do I want it? Yes!
    Magical creature: Fairies! I like unicorns, too.
    Music: Too many styles to name
    Perfume: Lucky You
    Candy: Caramel!

  2. How cool; an definitely makes up for the NaNoWriMo award I didn't receive :) how do I access it and put it on my blog...I know...such a neophyte! Thank you for my Versatility Award and recognizing me!!!

    Okay, my favorites...
    ice cream: Rocky Road or Peanut Butter and Chocolate
    Colors: Pink or 'Carolina' Blue
    Car: Honda Odyssey..dream car is anything practical :)
    magical creature: don't know that I have one...
    music: piano, new age, oldies, Contempory Christian
    Perfume: White Shoulders
    CAndy: Twizzlers

  3. First off Congrat's on your award. You totally deserve it! Second wow, I honestly don't know what to say! Now I get one too? Thank you so much for thinking I am worthy! You totally made my day! I also am curious on how I access the award to put on my blog. Okay as for my answers:

    My favorites:
    Ice Cream: Chocolate all the way
    Colors: green and yellow
    Car: right now I love my Saturn and I'm sorry to see them go.
    Magical creature: Not sure, never really thought about it
    music: piano, I also love a good saxaphone
    Perfume: Nantucket by Crabtree & Evelyn

    Now I have to go check out these other sites.

  4. Okay, instructions for anyone:

    Right click on the award and select Save Image. Save it on your computer where you can find it. Then (on Blogger) you can post it on your blog sidebar from the Dashboard > Design area, selecting Add Gadget and then Add Picture and Browse (to get it from your computer).

    Need more help? Write to me at artzicarol [at] gmail [dot] com

  5. Hmm.. blackberry cheesecake sounds yum in an ice cream.

    Congrats on your award :)

  6. Congrats on your award. My favorite color is blue:))

  7. Thank you SO much Carol! I'm so excited and honored that you thought of me. Yay!

    Congratulations to you!

  8. Congrats on your awards! :) Reese's Peanut Butter Cups are definitely the best!!! YUM.

  9. CArol,
    Thanks so much for my award...I DID IT!!! it is now proudly displayed on my blog :)

  10. Blackberry cheesecake ice cream sounds amazing. I'm salivating just at the mention of it! Congrats on the award.

  11. Congrats, Carol. :) And thanks for sharing!

    Okay, my favorites...
    Ice cream: mango passionfruit!
    Colors: Blue. Any darned shade of blue
    Car: drive an Oldsmobile. dream car is an electric Mini Cooper :)
    magical creature: vampires. 100%
    music: loud, heavy beats are preferred, but I will listen to anything but country :)
    Perfume: Not one much for the extra smells, right down to my unscented deodorant.
    Candy: anything at least 72% dark chocolate

  12. ooohhh, mermaids. Totally.
    And anything chocolate ;)

  13. Carol : See? We know so much more about you now. I've always been partial to green pictures of dead Presidents - you know, the kind you can buy classical music and Toyota cars with! LOL.

    Thanks for dropping by my blog and commenting. It's great when you do. Roland

  14. Congrats on award.

    Favorite ice cream is definitely: Rolo, or maybe cookies and cream.

  15. ha ha Roland's comment is really funny, I change my mind so many times i dont even know the answers to these questions anymore, but I am certain the best ice cream i ever had was the apple pie one at cold stone creamery, my 2nd best is the plain vanilla sold in ikea I have tried them in 3 countries it never fails to amaze me.

  16. Thank you for the award, Carol! Mmmm...blackberry cheesecake sounds delicious.

  17. Its always fun to meet new people and find out what makes them tick. I like Reese's too, but overall I think peanut M&Ms are my favorites. Have a great weekend!

  18. Hey Carol, thanks for stopping by and saying hi the other day. As far as your favorite things...dude, you had me at Peanut Butter Cups!

  19. Congrats on your award! I love Reese's too. They're so awesome.

  20. Congrats on the award, Carol! I like Hershey's Mint Kisses (way more than I should..:) and Peanut M&M's.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, commenting, and following. It's great to meet you!

    Have a great weekend.

  21. Carol -- congratulations on your award! Love your blog. I appreciate you stopping by my page and a big thank you for my award! I will be sure to pass it on.

  22. Congrats.

    Ice creams - Vanilla with the real flecks.
    Color - Yellow
    Car - Jaguar, but the older ones with the nice curves... or a Bugatti Veyron.
    Magical creature - Puff the Magic Dragon.
    Music - British Alternative
    Candy - salty black licorice.

    Have a great weekend.


  23. Congrats on the award and to all those who you passed it on to. It was fun getting to know you a little better. I agree with you on the music. I don't have one favorite kind. I love it all!

  24. Congrats on your award and to all the winners!
    I'm personally a fan of Haagen Daaz chocolate or coffee. Yum!

  25. Yay! COngrats o your award!!! I love peanut butter and chocolate ice cream, Reeses peanut butter cups and dragons. Does that make me weird? lol. Also, I have a relative named Dragon. Is that cool or what?

    Nice to know more about you Carol!

  26. Congrats on your award. I like sea foam green so much, I made my MC's eyes that color. :)

  27. Congratulations on your awards! And it was fun getting to know more about you. Reese's peanut butter cups are the BEST! Especially from the fridge.

  28. Congrats on the award and the 50 followers. Wow, I think you need to move right into the 100 followers contest. I commented a day or two ago, but blogger ate it :(

    It's too late for all that thinking - where I'm from anyway.

    You have an awesome week :)



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