Monday, February 15, 2010

I'd Like to Thank Myrna Foster...

…For this lovely award. To claim it, I have to tell you ten unusual and/or unexpected things about myself. So here goes:

1. I was born with small buds on both feet that may or may not have developed into sixth toes. (The doctor snipped them off with surgical wire.)

2. I always celebrated two birthdays as a kid: the first on January twentieth, the actual day I was born; the second six days later, on the day I was adopted.

3. Although I’ve never broken a bone, my little sister did knock my two front teeth out--with her forehead--when I was four.

4. I finished my first novel when I was twelve. It was sort of a religious thriller--think THE DA VINCI CODE, but with the Catholic elements swapped out for Mormon ones--that I had no business writing, seeing as how I had no idea what the heck I was talking about:)

5. I ran for student government six times, and never won once.

6. Despite growing up within a few miles of each other, Honey Bear and I didn’t meet until we were on our high school debate team together. (Our houses were separated by about three junior highs and five or six stakes.)

7. My second ACT score was a whopping five points higher than my first one.

8. I graduated from Brigham Young University four years ago, with degrees that have ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with writing (Math Education and Economics).

9. When I was pregnant with my first child, the only emotional change I noticed was an occasional attack of the giggles. Something exceptionally mundane would strike me as exceptionally funny, and I wouldn’t be able to stop sniggering for ten or fifteen minutes. What’s especially interesting is that my son is also prone to fits of laughter, and is one of the happiest kids you’ll ever meet.

10. The Swedish Chef is my favorite Muppet.

I also have to pass this award on to five other bloggers I’d love to know more about. So I’m bequeathing this great honor on the following:

A.L. Sonnichsen of The Green Bathtub
Ant of The Antagonist
Charity Bradford of My Writing Journey
Kelly Bryson of Book Readress
Liesl of Writer Ropes and Hopes

Thanks for reading, everyone!


Kelly Bryson said...

Cool! My first blog award! Thanks! Am I obligated to post my own list? Hmmm. I'll have to think about this.

Anonymous said...

Wowsah...ten things? Ten is A LOT when you're *trying* to remain anonymous! I'll do it tomorrow morning! :) Thanks!

A.L. Sonnichsen said...

Thanks Krista! I'm so excited and honored.


Myrna Foster said...

Thanks for sharing those 10 things. I think it's cool that you got to have two birthdays.

We had a lot of fun tonight, and my kids all said they liked your soup. What's the name of the cookbook you used; I'm going to see if I can order it through the library system.

A.L. Sonnichsen said...

By the way, I enjoyed reading your list. Very illuminating. :)

Krista Van Dolzer said...

Myrna, it's MASTERING THE ART OF FRENCH COOKING. And if LVCCLD doesn't have it, well, I'm writing my congressman... :)

Unknown said...

Congrats on the award! And great job with the agent interviews.

Liesl Shurtliff said...

I know I'm a little late in my appreciation, but thanks! That's so nice.