I want her car.

Debra KristiToday self-described geek-girl Debra Kristi, who drives around in a 1962 Buick Skylark (jealous!), Debra's Skylarkgifted me with The Versatile Blogger Award. Thanks, Debra! She and I met as students of one of Kristen Lamb’s social media classes.

Versatile Blogger AwardA few rules go along with accepting the award. I have to thank the person who shared the award with me and link back to her in my acceptance post, tell my readers seven things about myself and then pass the award on to fourteen fellow bloggers. Here we go:

  1. I did not want to learn to read. I wanted to run outside and play. (I still do.)
  2. Immediately after learning, when I was seven and in first grade, I read all of Edgar Allan Poe. This may have permanently affected my psyche.
  3. I wrote my first story in first grade and the teacher rejected it (I didn’t want to write it and turned it in a day late). This prepared me for the writing life.
  4. After I wrote the story, I realized I could read it. Stories came from somewhere! I could make them! Since life as a kid was so boring, fiction had to be better. I’ve been writing fiction ever since. (But I still want to run outside and play.)
  5. Hmm, let’s see… My dad wanted me to be a doctor and practice in Africa. I was interested in medicine, but looked down at my semi-crippled left hand and could hardly visualize myself trying to do surgery. Nope. Good thing, because I’m convinced I would’ve been the first white female doctor to die of AIDS. I remember reading the obituary of Dr. Grethe Rask, the Danish physician who was that first white female. I stared at her photo in the newspaper and shivered. That was going to be me.
  6. Time-warp ahead. Recently a cousin I hadn’t seen in decades told me that our maternal grandmother, who’d brought her up, was part Seneca. The Seneca people were one of the tribes of the Iroquois League (Haudenosaunee). Put that together with my dad’s part-Tatar/Mongol ancestry, and my heritage reaches around the world.
  7. My husband and I weren’t born in Texas, but we got here as fast as we could.

Now to pass the torch–I mean, the award–on to another fourteen bloggers:

  1. Jennette Marie Powell: Making the mundane magical
  2. Lena Corazon: Flights of fancy
  3. Annette Gendler
  4. Patricia Sands: Everyone has a story
  5. Mariam Kobras
  6. Elena Aitken: Don’t forget to breathe
  7. CC MacKenzie: Romance with fizz & fangs
  8. Rabia Gale: Writer at play
  9. Carrie Daws
  10. M J Wright: a blog about writing, reason and stuff
  11. Patrick Thunstrom: A digital magician
  12. Julie Kenner/J.K. Beck: Welcome to my worlds
  13. Rob Cornell: Dark fantasy and thriller writer
  14. Cora Ramos

Now it’s your turn, Jennette, Lena, Annette, Patricia, Mariam, Elena, CC, Rabia, Carrie, M J, Patrick, Julie, Rob and Cora. Link back here, tell your readers seven things about yourself and then pass the award on to fourteen fellow bloggers.

Have fun!

By S.J. Driscoll

27 thoughts on “I want her car.

    1. SJ Driscoll

      Oh, no! I mean–thank you, Serena. I appreciate it. πŸ™‚ These awards are really a lot of fun. Now if I could only be sure of hitting my Friday deadline–!

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  2. jansenschmidt

    I’ve learned some things about Sally today! I’m so glad you learned to read and that you were able to fully appreciate the craft of writing at such a young age. Those childhood experiences that stick with you are the ones to learn the most from.

    Thanks for spreading the blog award love and keeping the cycle in motion. This WANA class has been very helpful and uplifting.

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt

    1. SJ Driscoll

      Thanks for commenting, Patricia. I sometimes wonder what I’d be doing now if I’d followed my first inclination and refused to read. I agree that Kristen’s WANA class has been extremely useful.

  3. Emma Burcart

    Nice range of facts about you. It’s always fun to hear stories from childhood. You have listed some bloggers I have never heard of, so I will have to check them out. Thanks for the new ideas.

  4. Julie Kenner (@juliekenner)

    I’d like to thank the Academy, and … oh, wait. Wrong speech. Ahem. What a fun award….I have to now figure out who to anoint next, LOL! And can I just say that I’ll wrestle you for the car. It’s sweeeeeeeet. Beats a Hyundai minivan any day of the week.

  5. SJ Driscoll

    Thanks, Debra. Your Skylark is gorgeous. I’m jealous because my 1990 Volvo is languishing at the transmission mechanic’s shop. No parts. It’s been more than 3 weeks already. I bought a new car last week. I was hoping my Volvo would make it to 2020! Looks like it’s headed for the junkyard. πŸ™

  6. Debra Kristi

    LOL! I am laughing at Elena. She cracked me up. You are fast Sally! I’m tickled that you like my baby. Her name is Cassie, by the way. My husband likes to tease me that I named her after the intergalactic whore Cassandra on Battlestar Galactica. Yes, yes I did. LOL If you are ever in my neck of the woods I will take you for a spin in the old girl (assuming she is in fine running order at the time).  – Like how I have to add that little disclaimer? Always have to cover my butt where my little Buick is concerned. Parts are hard to find and a quick stop in the shop never is. You deserve the award Sally!

  7. Elena Aitken

    Thank you thank you!
    I’m honored. πŸ™‚
    Now can I totally cheat and repost the same 7 things I did a few months ago?? πŸ™‚

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