Friday, November 13, 2009

Creative Blogger? Me? Pshaw.

Vesper, ye of the wish-I'd-written-that prose, has awarded The Vortex a creative blogger award. I shall try to give my acceptance speech before someone jumps on the podium and declares it should go to another with far greater soul and fashion sense. My candy-apple posts and pop culture cracks hardly seem worthy of such a thing, but I do have moments of serious navel-gazing introspection. Like here. And here. But for now, the award's rules state I must offer up seven trivial things about me. I'll strive for fresh here, as my prior memes are just this side of the TMI border:

1. I've always wanted a Jeep, but I settled for a Toyota. I love driving my standard shift and think everyone should have one so drivers will stop 4-way multi-tasking behind the wheel and just drive.

2. A large percentage of high school and college I b.s-ed my way through because my writing was like a new penny, mint-clean and eye-catching but not worth much. The teachers/professors who saw through it were the ones I most admired.

3. I've chased tornadoes multiple times with teams of meteorologists.

4. My greatest fear is being submerged underwater in my car.

5. When I was five, I decided to be a teacher. I never once wavered from that decision and never understood people who can't find their place in this world.

6. Ave Maria makes me cry. Every time. Unless sung by chipmunks.

7. I carry a blown-glass smiley face in the bottom of my purse. It was given to me by a very special person and I always seem to re-discover it when I most need it.

I usually break meme rules and refuse to pick someone to continue it, but since the challenge is given along with accolades and adoration, I choose:

Jen, Melanie, Sherry, Pam, Robin, Laughingwolf and Sandra this time around.

Thank you, Vesper, and thank you all for being such a special part of my blogging world. On the topic of trivial randomness, we'll usher in the weekend with this question: Other than the standard items (credit cards, money, driver's license, etc.) what is one interesting item you keep in your wallet?


A Good Moroccan said...

In my wallet:

The scrap of paper I wrote my lady's telephone number for that first twenty years ago, and I still keep it.

the walking man said...

You do know that you can get a Jeep with a standard shift right...though the Toyota has a much smaller carbon footprint, the Wrangler (2door) is way more fun to drive.

My wallet is pretty mundane. Nothing stored there that would be incriminating or titillating. Although I am much more comfortable with it in my front pocket.

Pamela Cayne said...

Oh, L.A., this will be fun--give me a day or two (okay, maybe a bit more...)and I promise you'll get my trivia post.

For my wallet/purse? I'm tempted to say my Swiss Army knife, but here in the West, that's practically as mundane as credit cards and money. My flash drive with my books on it? Nah, just as common for us writers. I'll say my mini-sewing kit, about the size of half a deck of cards. Laugh now, but when a button pops off your shirt, who are you going to run to first, hmm? ;-)

Charles Gramlich said...

Congras on the award. Well Deserved. Interesting tidbits about you'

Barbara Martin said...

Congratulations on the award. Hopefully you've made up the tidbits about yourself. There's always a danger on the web of revealing too much.

My wallet is whistle clean.

Sandra Ferguson said...

Whoo! Thanks LA for picking me. Do I do something now, or just grin?

Do drop by my blog. I left something there for you.

Ava Maria, ditto for me. I might even cry with the chipmunks. I really like that song.

Jen FitzGerald said...

Congrats on the award, L.A. Your blog post are always interesting and fun.... As for my wallet, hmm... okay, nothing fun. I'd better change that.

Todd Wheeler said...

[Applauds Creative Blogger Award] Very much deserved.

In The Wallet: A custom postage stamp my uncle had made of a picture of himself sitting on a rock, gazing out at a beautiful lake, surrounded by wilderness, and smoking a cigarette.

Miladysa said...


Hmmm... I think I need to add something interesting to my purse :)

Robin said...

Congrats on the award, L.A.! You really are my rock star blogger. :)

And now it's my turn? Aww, thanks so much! You've put a smile on my face when I really needed it. Now to live up to the accolades and adoration... I'll post something in the coming week - as soon as I fix my little comment problem because you know, posting something like this cannot be done without the ability to get comments from my adoring fans. lol

One interesting item in my wallet ~ a two-dollar bill that I will never, ever spend. It's for good luck.

Linda Rader said...

Congratulations on your award.

Vesper said...

I'm totally with you on that standard shift. That's what I drive and I often find myself wishing it to people who seem just too "relaxed" behind their automatic... But do get the Jeep! :-)

I loved reading all the other things about you... I, too, have a lot of interesting things in my purse, maybe too many... :-)

laughingwolf said...

oh! now i gotta do this tomorrow, once i get back from my dentist's :O

the jeep is NOT a good environmental or practical choice... i think i posted about em a bit ago....

laughingwolf said...

oooops! grats on the award, thx for the trivia, and selecting me :)

all i carry in my wallet are cards and a small comb...

laughingwolf said...

ok... i posted trivialities about myself ;)

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