This post is entirely silly and you may or may not want to read it. It has nothing to do with food or cool science stuff and is just a way for bloggers to get each other’s goat… proverbially speaking, of course. You may find this a fascinating insight into the world and mind of a blogger.
So by all means, hang out if you dare.
I remember when I got my first blogger award tap, and I thought, “Oh em gee! Someone, somewhere, read me!” And I was full of joy. Over time, I’ve come to realize that most blogger awards are actually best described as the blog version of a chain letter you use gleefully to make your other blogging friends nuts.
The blogosphere closely resembles sibling rivalry, complete with “MOM! Christella won’t keep her hands to herself!” Suppose it’s only fair, considering I hit her and her blog Crawl the Line with the Sunshine Award. Which is why I will be a good sport and will play along, biding my time until the next time I can strike again…
The questions on the blog tour are… well. I didn’t pick them. Sorry.
1) What Am I Working On?
What am I currently not working on? I am in the middle of researching and plotting no fewer than seven different recipes plus looking over a couple books for review, and feeling a little guilty about not mentioning more about my garden. Cause I did plant one, I just haven’t talked about it. It’s pretty uninteresting so far, unlike last year. I should probably create a better staking support system too unless I want a repeat of my tomato tragedy.
If that’s not enough, I’m also juggling two education seminars, being a BLUNTmoms editor, writing posts for a few other sites, and keeping half an eyeball on my husband while he’s playing State of Decay. Because, zombies.
2) How Does My Work Differ From Others Of Its Genre?
I do the shizzle with full-on nerd style because maybe you want to know why ice both gets colder and melts in the presence of salt at the same time. If I found it interesting enough to go try to understand, I think everyone should know about it.
Personally, I like to think of myself as the love child that Julia Child and Mr. Wizard never had. That’s my personal opinion, however, and it may or may not conform to other people’s opinion of what I do, which could very well be TL;DR.
3) How Do I Write/Create What I Do?
Well the first thing I do is I turn on my laptop. And then I put my fingers on the keys, just as I was taught back in 6th grade typing class. You see, this was a mandatory thing in computer labs, back in the day, unlike nowadays, where teaching typing is optional. No doubt school boards figure flying cars and typing with brainwaves is just around the corner.
But before all that, you got to have a good computer. I like to use Windows, because as much as I hate the fact that they change Microsoft Word every couple of years and I lose where everything I like to use (like page break) is all over again, I can play solitaire without having to sell my immortal soul and all of my personal data to some app maker. And I hate to think I’m doing the cool conformist thing by going with the product that costs more cause it’s got a half eaten fruit on it.
Anyway, as I was saying, you do the thing, and bam, magic. And then I hit publish.
4) How Does Your Writing/Creative Process Work?
I seem to write best when I’m either writing loving words about science or peeved. I’m not called “the slightly annoyed voice of reason” for nothing.
Now the way this works is I go beard three more of my friends and spread the “love.” Hee.
1. Jennifer vanOosten from YouPinspireMe
Jennifer is a homie right from my own stomping ground. In fact, she’s only like a 3 minute drive from my house. Why it took us six months to actually organize getting together to go out for a beer, I’m not exactly sure. I’m going to blame kids, stuff, and pathological homebody-ness.
2. Lynn Morrison from Nomad Mom Diary
Like yours truly, Lynn’s a transplanted American. Unlike yours truly, she calls herself an expatriate, whereas I have totally embraced my new Flappyhead status. Also, unlike yours truly, she’s a published author–in a bona-fide humour book no less–which means also, unlike yours truly, her sense of humour has never been described as “hilarious–once you get to know her.”
3. Kristen Mae at Abandoning Pretense
I’m not going to lie; I was thumbing through my friends, looking for a good potential vict–er, candidate–when Kristen encouraged one of the other writers to make a punctuation mistake to beard me (of all the editors in the BLUNTmoms group, I’m the one who is constantly yelling, “No, no! Punctuation goes INSIDE the quotes!”).
Two can play at this game. Tag! lolz.