Thursday, February 14, 2013

A Versitile Blogger Award and Spreading the Luv!

 

Well I’m just pickled tink!  Linda King over at “Excuse me while I note that down” nominated me for a most versatile blogger award!  This is my first and only nomination since I started blogging a few months ago, and it felt just loverly to find my name on her list.  Many thanks to Linda for the nod and I’m glad you have enjoyed my little nut-tree. 

So, the task at hand is I need to share seven things here-to-fore unknown things about myself?  Hmmm. And, they must be interesting? I shall try.
1)      I am quite possiby the worst typits on the palnet.  See?  I left that for proof.  I think my right hand is faster than my left.  I have typos in almost every sentence I write. I shall blame Mrs. Longway and all those piano lessons.  I always type “Blooger” and often call my own “bloog” "my little nit-tree."  (scratch-scratch)

2)      I met my husband in typing class in high-school.  He is still married to me—typos aside. I must have other talents... 
 

3)      We have two girls (11 and 3).  I had the three year-old when I was forty-three.  (C’mon.  You can do the math.)

4)    My current WIP is a MG fantasy novel about a young girl named Gia.  It involves time-travel, "dreamwalking" and takes place in Glastonbury, England--presently and in 1895.  It originated as a story I used to tell my oldest daughter before bedtime.

5)      Once, while working in a restaurant, and under pressure to help a rather snarky bee-yatch wrap up her lunch, pay and go, (all in ten seconds or less) I noticed there was a cockroach in the to-go container I had grabbed for her, but I dumped her left-over Thai salad on top of it anyway.  Bon Appetite!   (It was a little one and that was over twenty years ago.  Does that help?)

6)      I love to sing and I teach toddler music classes at our local library. (Videos for my under-five-year-old fans.)   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMSheB03-qw

7)      I’m a shameful Anglophile and love anything to do with England.  I annoy people often with my faux British accent, and oft use "whilst" whilst writing my blog.

 

 
Now, for my fifteen.  Hopefully you will find being nominated a warm fuzzy as I did, and not a chore.  Please know you have been chosen for versatility, moxie, and flair. I admire greatly what each and every one of you dutiful bloggers do and find your posts inspirational, thought-provoking and often-times high-larious.   I know several of you are very busy as of late, and might groan at having to put up fifteen links, but tough titties.  (Although if you really are too busy for such frivolity...no biggie.)


Alison DeLuca at “A Fresh Pot of Tea”
L.G. Smith at "Bards and Prophets"
Deborah Osborne at "The Wicked Queen's Mirror"
Julie Kemp Pick at "Empty Nest Insider"
Cathy Olliffe-Webster at "Life on the Muskoka River"

Joylene Nowell Butler at "A Moment in Time at Cluculz Lake"

Alex J. Cavenaugh at "Alex J. Cavanuagh"

David Haugh at "Musing from where I Sit, Stand & Sleep"

Julie Flanders at "Julie Flanders"

Jessika Fleck at "The Typewriter"

Johanna Garth at "Losing Sanity"
 Rosi Hollin Beck at "The Write Stuff"

Now get busy!
 
 

30 comments:

  1. Thank you, Jill!
    The cockroach in the the to-go container was sneaky.
    And while I don't make a lot of mistakes, I'm just as poor a typist as you because I am so slow. Hard to go fast when one hunts and pecks.

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    1. Misery loves company! Thanks for stopping by Ninja Cap'n!
      ~Just Jill

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  2. Oh, no you didn't! See, that cockroach story is why I'm always SO nice to restaurant staff. Gag.

    Congrats (and thanks!) on the award. I'm a bit of an Anglophile myself. :)

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    1. One should always be kind to those that touch their food.
      ~Just Jill

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  3. I wish we had toddler music classes at the library! My kids would love that. We go to story time every week and we sometimes sing there, but a music class would be great!

    Fun to learn more about you! Except the cockroach thing. Eww.

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  4. Hi Sara,
    Thanks for stopping by and I enjoyed reading about you on your blog the other day. Congrats on the Leibster!
    ~Just Jill

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  5. Congrats on your award, and thanks for sharing it with me! I also am a horrible typist, and love speaking with a British accent. As I'm getting older my perky fake accent is sounding more like Maggie Smith on Downton Abbey. It was fun learning more about you Jill.
    Julie

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    1. I aspire to sound as witty and as Britty as Maggie Smith!
      ~just Jill

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  6. I think it's sweet that you met your husband in a typing class...did you two type little notes to each other during class?

    Which library do you teach at, if I may ask?

    Thanks for the award, and for your support of my blog!

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    1. Hi Cynthia,
      We never typed notes but he used to hit his "tab" button repeatedly to make it "ding" over and over again. It drove our teacher crazy because he could never find out who was doing it. That won me over.
      ~Just Jill

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  7. Those are some interesting facts. I'm also a pathetic typist. I blame it on the fact that my mind runs along faster than my hands can keep up.

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  8. Hi Misha, Thanks for stopping by. It somehow make sme feel better to know I'm in good company with my bad typing skills!
    ~Just Jill

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  9. YAY! Thank you! Man, I used to make up stories for my daughter, but the sage of Princess Natalie and Witch Hagatha are going to entertain NO ONE unless they are 4 and named Natalie... I can't do the kids stories, even though my daughter insisted I try.

    You and I really do have a lot in common though... age, having served time in a restaurant, the anglophile thing...

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  10. Hi Hart, thanks for stopping by. I think Princess Natalie and Witch Hagatha sound enchanting. "Serving time" is well said.
    ~Just Jill

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  11. Well--that was a hoot. I think we're related! Thanks so much, Jill, for this honour. I shalt be earth bound for the rest of the day!

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  12. Vundebar! Setting up the links was my very favorite part!!! Thanks for rising to the occasion. We shall all benefit.
    ~Just Jill

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  13. thanks for the nom jill! and the roach? omg... i too love england and daydream of fleeing the US and moving there...or italy...or france...or ireland. i'll even take canada! ;)

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    1. "I'll take Canada".... There's a novel title or a song there somewhere, me thinks.
      ~Just Jill

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  14. Yay! What a list - I'm honored to be among such fantastic company !

    You rock, plus I love the cockroach thing. Also, my daughter has a teeny clutch purse with a Union Jack on it that I crave.

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    1. Glad your not bummed about having to post fifteen links! It took a goodly amount of time but now I finally have everyone's name and blogname down!
      ~Just Jill

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  15. I feel ya on the typist issue. Neat post:)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Mark,
      ~Just Jill

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  16. What a delightful treat! (the list and the blog) You are the first person I've ever 'met' who met his/her significant other at a typing class.

    And now, from one Anglophile to another, a steaming hot cuppa. And don't forget your comfortably plump 'brown betty' teapot with cozy to sit at your elbow and replenish your tea as needed!

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    1. Hi Diana, Thanks for stopping by. Always a pleasure to see you. I shall forever think of you whilst eating seseme seeds...
      ~Just Jill

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  17. I'm so glad that typewriters are pretty much a thing of the past and we now have keyboards and word. So much easier and much less wasted paper.

    Lee
    Wrote By Rote
    An A to Z Co-host blog

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    1. Amen to that! Remember how hard you would have to push down on the keys?
      I was big on the "key-jam"!
      ~Just Jill

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  18. Hi, found you on the A-Z list and plan to follow. As for typing, I seem to get more pathetic at typing the older I get.

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    1. Aargh. So THAT'S what it is. How many times can I use that excuse?
      Ha! Thanks for stopping by!
      ~Just Jill

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  19. Did you REALLY leave the cockroach in her take-out box? BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! That is HILARIOUS! Hey thanks for the nod, Jill. Sorry I haven't been around until now to say thank-you... I just haven't been online all that much.
    But this - and you - have definitely made my day! :)

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    1. At last I have found someone who appreciates my finer points.
      Thanks for stopping by Cathy. Glad to have made you laugh!
      ~Just Jill

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