Monday, February 14, 2011

Woohoo! I'm Stylish!

This is my official thank you blog!

First order of the day: happy Valentine's Day!  Despite the rain, I am cheerful.  I got a rose from a work friend and many mass sent Valentine's Day best wishes texts.

Second, thank you to Hannah over at Musings of a Palindrome.  She mentioned me in her hottest bloggers under 25 [followers] post and quickly made it so that I would no longer qualify for the honor (woooo 32!).  Check out her blog, it's fantastic!

Third - me...stylish?  Awwwww, thanks!  Big thank yous to Carrie at Kiwi's Life, Heather at Pen, Paper, Lots of Coffee, and Lindsey at The Write Words.  I'm thrilled that you thought of me!

Here are the rules:

1.) Thank and link back to the person who gave the award
2.) State 7 things about myself
3.) Pass the award to 15 recently discovered bloggers  

Things about me

1.  I dance quite a lot.  I've had training in ballet, tap, jazz, modern, some salsa, and swing.  Right now my biggest obsession is swing.  I go dancing at least twice a week and I'm taking private lessons, trying desperately not to suck.

2.  I am obsessive with a one track mind.  I have a very hard time letting things go.  Often, when I'm having a conversation with someone, they have to catch my eye and firmly inform me that a conversation has ended and I should move on to something else.

3.  When I was in highschool I could not elaborate on writing.  This was a consistent conversation I had with my mother:
     Mom: No honey, you need a whole paragraph.
     Krista: But I answered the question.
     Mom: You need to elaborate on your answer.
     Krista: But I ANSWERED the question!
     Mom: You need more.  You can write more about your answer.

4.  I don't realllly like talking about myself (except with certain people who can't get me to shut up).

5.  My favorite candy is Swedish Fish.  This changes. Often.

6.  I've recently started a quote list.  Beware if you say something I find funny.  You may end up immortalized one day.

7.  I am deathly afraid of open water and space.  I hate the idea of the vast unknown.

Blogger Peeps

I have spotty internet access at the moment, so I don't have a ton of time for researching newly discovered bloggers who haven't received this award yet.  So, here are 5 of my required 15.  I will hand out the other half at an undisclosed future time!

Melissa at M.B. West

Demitria at Demitria Lunetta

Nicole at My Writing Blog

Gryphon Fledgling at Opening the Vein


  1. Thanks, Krista! Interesting to read a bit about you, I'll try to do the same. :)

  2. WOW!! This is my first blog award!! :) Thank you so much!!

  3. Just read that you love Swedish Fish..I LOVE Swedish Fish. The fresher the better. I hate when they are hard!!

  4. Well... I like your elaboration!! And definitely stylish!!!

  5. Congrats on your award! :)

    OMG, I have that SAME exact conversation with my daughter now! (I never had that problem...elaborating was no problem. Math=evil) She's a freshman in HS in all AP classes...including AP English. She comprehends the themes, spots the devices etc., and writes a concise paper...too concise. Sparse, in fact. At least those she writes at home so I can badger her into further elaboration. But, on her tests in class there are a lot of essay answers, and she gets knocked down a point or 2 for not giving examples and not going into enough detail. I swear, we've had the above convo SO many times. (I think the truth is she's too lazy to be bothered to elaborate ;)

    I am not a fan of swedish fish. Give me chocolate, preferably dark.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)


  6. Congrats on the award. Swedish fish. Like Lola, I prefer dark chocolate. It is my kryptonite. LOL.

  7. mmmm, I love Swedish Fish. So good.

    You are very welcome for the mention.

    Congratulations on your award! :D

  8. Came over from The Write Words.....Congratulations on the award...

  9. The good news is that directness can be an asset in writing fiction. So many writers dance around saying lots of stuff that doesn't have anything to do with the story. So, your weakness can be a strength!

  10. Hey Krista, congrats on your award! Um, can I say that Swedish Fish sound...rather...unappetizing, LOL (might have to google them to find out what they are ;) ).

    Have fun with Google Reader :)



  11. Congrats on the award! I have always felt that fear in this lifetime, of water or open spaces, for example, is just a leftover memory from a scary experience in a past life. I'm kooky, that way! (*sheesh, what an awful way to introduce myself*)

    Thanks for the follow, and I look forward to reading more from you!