Monday, June 4, 2012

One Lovely Blog Award & This Week's Menu

Last week Jenn at Scribbles from Jenn awarded me the One Lovely Blog Award. Thanks so much, Jenn!

As usual, a questionnaire goes along with the award. This one has some interesting questions.

What is your favorite song?
Most of my favorite songs are psalms or hymns, but if I had to choose a song that wasn't, I would say Bearing Witness by Collective Soul.

Bearing Witness by Collective Soul on Grooveshark

What is your favorite dessert?
Almost any kind of pie. Except pumpkin and pecan.

When you're upset, what do you do?
Being an introvert, I normally hide my feelings, so most of the time I just continue doing whatever I'm supposed to be doing. Usually pretending not be upset makes me less upset, if that makes sense.

What was your favorite pet?
These two kittens have been my favorite pets.

What do you prefer to wear, black or white?
I prefer to wear black. White just doesn't really look good on me.

What is your biggest fear?
You know, that's a good  question. I know I'm claustrophobic, and of course have the traditional firstborn fear of failure, and perhaps am afraid of being abandoned by people I love, but I don't know what my biggest fear is.

What is your attitude mostly?

What is perfection to you?
Strictly speaking, perfection is found in God alone, and He is perfection to me. But in the less strict sense, "perfection" for me is when something I've planned all comes together and becomes something even better than I could have imagined. A wonderful feeling.

What is your guilty pleasure?
Talking during movies. Everyone usually hushes me, but I love to do this sort of running commentary where I make fun of the characters' motives, or say what is unsaid but what should be said. So yeah, don't watch movies with me.

Okay, now let me see, a few lovely blogs to nominate. These are four that I find aesthetically pleasing:

Booktalk & More - I love the yellow and grey, and Ruth's reviews are always hilarious.
Ellyn Gibbs - her blog has a sea-faring theme since she's currently writing a sea-faring book.
Head in the clouds - I love her background - London!
Scribbles, Scripts, and Such - one of the loveliest blogs I follow - both aesthetically and content-wise.

This is not the week's menu. 
Also, I thought it would be fun to post this week's "menu" - what you'll be seeing on Word Art this week.

Tomorrow I'll be posting pictures of The Blotter - a journal that my writing group has collectively put out. One of my poems is included in there. Pretty exciting!

On Wednesday expect part two of my Avengers review - this one on Characters & Continuity. If you missed the first one on Plot & Structure, you can read it here.

On Friday I'll be posting part one (yes, I know, I do so many series!) of "How to Write a Murder Mystery," or H2WaMM, as I'll be calling it.

Why part one? Because it's much too long to include all in one post. Want further details? Sorry, you'll just have to wait.

This week's menu for my off-internet life includes taking the Introductory Sociology CLEP. I love when a test is just plain fun to study for, and that's been the case with Intro Sociology. It's a fascinating subject.

Have you received the One Lovely Blog award? Do you talk during movies or know someone who does? Anything you're looking forward to this week?


  1. Aw! Thank you so much for the award, Lauren - I greatly appreciate it and your kind words. :-) Visiting your blog is always fun.

    Hmm... nope, I cannot say that I talk during movies (at the theater). I would be one of those people who am trying to be polite by not turning around and giving the person in back a "look." LOL!

  2. Rissi - oh, you're welcome!

    Ah yes, at the theater I try not to talk too much, but sometimes I can't resist leaning over and whispering to the person next to me - provided I know that person, of course. :)

  3. You are very welcome. This IS One Lovely Blog, along with lovely posts.

    I love how you handle being upset. I wish I could say pretending not to be upset, keeps me from being upset. What a great way to prevent others from controlling your life.

  4. I'm always quiet during the first viewing of movies, then after awhile I will do as you do. I will say everything the characters are thinking but not saying. I've been watching North and South a lot and my favourite thing right now is to laugh mercilessly at Henry - a disturbing man who loves the main girl, who is loved by a much cooler and nicer man. (He sees them talking and looks...not sad, board and annoyed.)


    Looking forward to The Avengers review. Now I'm going to check out the blogs you gave the award to.

  5. Oh thanks so much!! I'm glad you like my attempts at humor! :)

  6. Congratulations. Yes, movies are magic. Yes, I have a "Lovely Blog Award" as well. And sometimes I talk during movies, but my grandson says, "Say it inside." Summer spells movies to me and I will blog about my favorites in the next few weeks. And even though you can rent movies, nothing comes close to being in a movie theater with some buttery popcorn watching a movie you enjoy. And the cover is awesome, you must be very proud to be a part of something you created.

  7. Well thank you much! I was thinking about changing my background, but I think I'll keep it now. :)

    Sometimes I talk during movies, but I try not to because it annoys my brothers. so much. haha

    The worst is when somebody tells you all about a movie you are going to see. (I know a guy who does that. And he covers EVERYTHING in the movie. There are no surprises when you go to see it. :) )



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