Very Inspiring Blogger Award


March 25, 2013 by Kriscinda Lee Everitt

Aw, how nice was it the other day to see that Linne over at A Random Harvest listed me for a Very Inspiring Blogger Award.  Thankee, Linne. =) Now, the rules go a little something like this:

  1. Display the award logo on your blog.
  2. Link back to the person who nominated you.
  3. State 7 things about yourself.
  4. Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award and link to them.
  5. Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award’s requirements.

Okay, so #1: check. #2: check. #3…err…hmmm. Using Linne’s as a template…

I'm just about finished with this right now.

I’m just about finished with this right now.

1. I do love to read. I thought grad school had just about killed it for me, but it turned out it was just fiction for a while. I went on a non-fiction kick for, like, a year. And then it turned out it was just literary fiction (funny, despite writing mostly genre stuff, I actually read a lot of literary fiction. Grad school shoves it down your throat, and so instead of widening my horizons, they actually helped narrow them). I’m sure I’ll get over it. For this year, though, I’ve promised myself that I will read primarily newer genre novels, 2000 or more recent. I’m only allowed to read older books if they happen to be on a previously made “I Gotta Get Around To Reading These” list.

Oh, Simplicity, here I come...

Oh, Simplicity, here I come…

2. Hmm. I am planning on using this next winter to learn how to use the sewing machine my mother gave me. By next spring, I expect to have the most awesome collection of ugly, 70s-style, big-ass-collared shirts, ever. It’s going to be sweet…

3. A thing I’ve learned about myself lately: I’ve learned that I know better about what is and is not good for my back than the chiropractor. He’s a good guy and all—and he’s helpful for some things, like popping my rib back in when I’ve popped it out inadvertently—but I’ve got to take matters into my own hands, I think. I have for the last few days and frankly, my back feels a bit better already. Well, better than usual…

This is my real family.

This is my real family.

4. When I am feeling particularly crappy, I watch Little House on the Prairie. It is so not metal, and I don’t care. I’ll throw down with anyone who wants to bust on the Ingalls family…*shakes fist at Nellie!*

5. According to the Keirsey test (haha, thanks Linne), I am a General Inspector (ISTJ)! (Is this like a Witchfinder General?) Click here to find out more…hahaa…

6. I am a pescetarian, atheist, feminist, democratic socialist. I’ve discovered that any one of these things is something almost everyone hates.

Farewell and adieu...

Farewell and adieu…

7. Finally, for some reason, round about this time of year, every year, I get the urge to watch Jaws. Like, the kind of urge I think about every day until I can watch it. I think it’s about time I just admit that this must be my favorite movie. There’s nothing I don’t like about it. It’s kind of perfect. In fact, I’m gonna watch it this week! =)

So, #5 is where I have trouble, because, honestly I don’t follow too many blogs. In fact, I follow very few. And I don’t actually interact very much on them. Like, Linne is one of the few people I converse with, but she’s already tagged me for this (and therefore was tagged herself).

Man, I’m just gonna call out Marla and call it a day.

This is not her New Year look; this is her every day look.

This is not her New Year look; this is her every day look.

May I please direct you to the lovely Traveling Marla? Marla is tremendously inspiring and really, just have a nice leisurely browse through her past postings and see for yourself. In the past year she’s tackled her fitness goals with gusto, she’s been working on her memoir (and just about has that agent nailed), and she’s currently preparing to move to South Africa for a few years. Those are just a few inspiring things up Marla’s sleeve.

Well, this has been fun…thanks, Linne! =)

3 thoughts on “Very Inspiring Blogger Award

  1. Linne says:

    Fun reading about you, Kriscinda!
    ‘Pescetarian’ I looked up ’cause I thought I had an idea what it was and I was wrong (I guessed you were playing on the word Piscean). lol.

    Don’t know if it would be your thing, but Guy Gavriel Kay’s latest is coming out next month and it’s a good thing I’m not too ‘girly’ or my Mum would already be tired of me shrieking and squealing . . . “River of Stars”, check it out . . . it’s ok if you don’t care for his work; we don’t all like everything, of course, but his works are complex and subtle, both of which keep me totally hooked! When ‘Ysabel’ came out, it was around 500 pages and I read it in four days (and did NOT take it to work!!); needless to say, I didn’t sleep much that week. He always, always surprises me, another thing I love. Well, enough about that; I could go on all night. Don’t encourage me!

    Looking forward to seeing shots of your sewing adventures (I remember those and had a big-ass collared shirt at one time myself. But I was more of a bush hippie, rather than a city-based fashionista hippie. I was all into back-to-the-land, which I think is what drew me to you in the beginning. And when you live somewhat remotely, no power, no running water, not to mention no vehicle (well, we had horses!), you tend to wear jeans, Tshirts and good work boots. I preferred to ride bareback, so didn’t need riding boots (although later I got myself some lovely Tony Lama handstitched boots in a trade – lucky me!)

    I love Little House, too, so reminiscent of my grandparents’ lives. I love the books, too, including the one I read by Laura and Almanzo’s daughter Rose.

    Could not make myself watch Jaws for love nor money; weird, ’cause I can watch real-time operations and, in fact, the real thing, and it doesn’t bother me a bit. Very weird.

    So . . . we have that ‘I’ in common. No surprise there (at least not to me!) And a Guardian! (another page says Inspectors often have a great sense of humour. And I believe it!

    I probably fall somewhere under ‘democratic socialist’, too, but not ‘feminist’. Wait! Don’t unfriend me yet . . . I have given all this a lot of thought over the years and come up with two conclusions: first, most of feminism didn’t do me any favours except for the vote and I do treasure that and exercise my right with pride and gratitude. We are still fighting for a more equal world, but my own vision of that is not what I hear from my feminist friends. Second, I think that men have been equally oppressed, but in different spheres, and while I want women to continue to move forward, I think it would be good if we encouraged men to evolve, too. So I call myself a ‘humanist’, which gets me into trouble with pretty much everyone. I want everyone to have respect and choice in their lives. Not sure I’ll see that in my lifetime, though.

    Left out the chiropractor, ’cause I’ve never been, but I do believe that, depending on training, they are often helpful. But, like you, I tend to be informed and make my own decisions. The medical profession are good for reference, but in the end, I have to live in this body, so I make the choices!

    Thanks for the reference to Marla’s blog; I checked it out and am looking forward to her adventures in Africa. I have read several books by women who have done extreme travelling (“Riding to Jerusalem” and others by a young English woman who travelled alone; the book I own is about her adventures travelling in Tibet with an inflatable boat, which she used to go down rivers). Great for those of us who won’t get to do that. She has some inspiring stories, too, so I’ll be going back. ~ Linne

  2. Oh my gosh, Kris! You are always so good to me. I’m excited to look at your Linne’s blog and better know the person who nominated you for an award, because you’re so worth it, and I love people who love you!

    I feel bad, because I’m just not able to keep up my 5 weeklies with all this move preparation. Hopefully readers will do as you suggest and check out older posts as well though.

    I thought of a new “Ask Spook” question the other day when I was watching a trailer for a horror flick, but then it flew out of my mind again. If I remember, I’ll message you.

    Thanks again. You metal! (I always think “you rock” shouldn’t be the phrase for metal-lurgists ;-0 since metal and rock are different, y’know? Of course, “you metal” probably sounds dippy. Maybe just “You \m/ !”
    I had to go find one of your FB posts to copy/paste that because I could only remember the “m” but not what symbols to use on either side. Hahaha. I know it goes without saying that I’ma dork, but…dork.

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