Thursday, August 20, 2009

Award Season is Upon Us

This week was AWESOME because I received not one nomination, but four for the Kreative Blogger Award :D. So exciting!

Thank you so much to Lynnette Labelle, Tereliz Luziana (coolest name ever), Michelle McLean, and Scott, who needs no last name. It really did touch me to get this from you guys, because you all have blogs that I love to read daily and really admire!

Okay, onto the rules of this award (because rules make it more fun):

1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award.
2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
3. Link to the person who nominated you for this award.
4. Name 7 things about yourself that people might not know.
5. Nominate 7 Kreativ Bloggers.
6. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.
7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know they have been nominated.

At this point, I'm very grateful that rule #4 doesn't say "fastinating thing" because yeah... I've got nothing.

Here are the top 7 things you wish you never knew about Rebecca Knight:

7. I realized the other day that all the movies and TV I own/watch are dude movies. It's all things like First Blood, Season 1 of MacGyver, Preditor, and Equilibrium. This translates into my reading life, too. I'm emotional and love some romance in my novels, but if they don't have someone's arm getting chopped off or a werewolf eating someone's face, I'm not truly happy.

6. I am a closet trekkie. I LOVE The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, and all of the movies except for Nemesis, which didn't exist. If I could walk around wearing one of those sweet Bajoran earrings, I totally would. Also, Data's hot.

5. I value Badassery very highly. Even though I wear skirts and makeup and heels (once in awhile, I'm tall), I want to be able to defend myself from ninja attacks at a moment's notice. This makes me want to one day become some kind of Muay Thai master. You know. Just in case.

4. I own most of the Lord of the Rings action figures. And play with them. When I was in college, I almost shot my mom's eye out with Aragorn's tiny (yet deadly) bow and arrows. Well, I had to try it out! It was CHRISTMAS, for Pete's sake!

3. You know when you hear the recordings that say "This call may be recorded for quality purposes?" That's my job. I'm the lady who sits in a cube all day listening to people's calls and judging them on call quality and compliance to consumer protection laws. When I tell people this, they look at me like I just announced I'm Hitler's personal secretary. :(

2. The X-Men animated series has made me cry, as has Futurama. That stuff is well written, dammit!

1. I'm a total sucker for babies and kittens, despite my insistance that I am a badass. So if you are a zombie coming to attack me in my home, bring a kitten to distract me. It will work every time.

SO, on to the really fun part now!

Here are the 7 folks who I love and nominate for this award (in no particular order):

1) Christine Fonseca

2) The Rejectionist (seriously, I love this blog!)

3) Lisa & Laura Write

4) Jenny Mac

5) Cole Gibson

6) The Badass Geek

7) Terri Rainer

CONGRATS, ALL! Thank you for constantly entertaining and enlightening me :D.

Last but not least, I wanted to make up my own award just for funsies.

Everyone has those couple of awesome writer friends who have helped you grow as a writer, have patiently talked you off the ledge when you're being crazy, and have corrected your passive language more times than you can count. I think those folks need an award, too!

So, here is my official Awesome Writer Friend Award, also known as the WORD NERD Award!

I would like to give to this the irreplaceable Abby Annis. Thanks for being there for me, dude! :D Please feel free to pass this to someone who is your Word Nerd and give them the love. (Also, please forgive the ugliness of the award, I has no skillz at this type of thing.)

Thanks again, Everyone, and Congrats to our winners!


Abby said...

You created a special award just for me? I think I'm going to cry! Thank you!!! You are so awesome! Totally, totally made my day!

Now, if I could just remember what I was going to say before I read that. :D

On #2: I cry at everything. Commercials, whatever. Don't know if I've ever cried at Futurama, though. :)

#3 I used to have a job as a credit counselor. I quit when they told me they were going to start monitoring the counseling sessions for the same reasons you monitor. I already hated that job, so just the idea pushed me over the edge stress wise. So, if I didn't know you were awesome already, I'd probably think you were Hitler's personal secretary, too. ;D

Abby said...

You got me all flustered and I forgot to say congrats to you on the award! You totally deserve it. :D

Lisa and Laura said...

Congrats on all the awards Rebecca! Obviously well deserved.

Thank you so much for reading our blog every day and enjoying it enough to give us an award. We are so honored! I was just talking to Laura today about how lucky we are to have met so many new and wonderful people on our little journey to publication.

You totally made our day!

kat said...

Congrats on the award!

But I think No. 1 blows the cover off of your badassery. :-)

Rebecca Knight said...

Abby--I know, I know. I try to crush people's dreams in a NICE way, though ;).
And you're so welcome for the award--yaaay!

L&L--aww, totally :). We're all lucky. Thank you, Internet, for leading us to awesome people!

Kat--LOL. I know :(.

Scott said...

Love MacGyver! Love. It.

Congrats on the award . . . even if I was one of the people who nominated you!

Love Predator (the first movie).

Oh, and I'm LOTR obsessed. I named my farm on Facebook's FarmTown . . . Imladris! Of course, very few people got the literary reference. Sigh. Even my partner's sister, who loves LOTR, missed the Elven name for . . . Rivendell.


Badass Geek said...

Thanks, dude! I appreciate it. =)

TereLiz said...

Great picks! And I love your Word Nerd pic!

Lol, I can list at least five episodes of Futurama that have made me cry.

1. The Sting
2. Jurassic Bark
3. Time Keeps on Slippin'
4. Godfellas
5. The Devil's Hands are Idle Playthings

Good to know I'm not the only one. ;)

Cole Gibsen said...

OMG! I thought I was the only one to get overly emotional over my Marvel! The whole Rogue/Gambit thing - are you kidding me?!? Harsh. The tears are welling as we speak.

Thanks for the nod, too :)

Rebecca Knight said...

I KNOW!!! It totally was Rogue and Gambit that got me. That is too funny.

Also, Tere, just thinking about Jurassic Bark almost made me cry right now, so we're on the same page.

Curse these cartoons!

christine said...

HAHA...I left something for you now!