Saturday, October 29, 2011

Going into my Hermit Hole and a Blog Award

I can feel a bout of hermit-itice coming on. When I was growing up my mom called it getting "peopled out" - it is a introvert thing. So just to give you fair warning I may be flying under the radar for the next couple of weeks. If I seem unresponsive to your blogs or comments, or absent from twitter, it is not because I don't love you. It is because I am in my Hermit Hole.

But before I disappear into my hole...I want to pass on a blog award. WilyBCool has given me the Versatile Blogger Award. Yea!

Here are the rules:

Thank the person who nominated you. Tell 7 things about yourself so that your readers may learn more about you and nominate 15 other newly discovered bloggers and let them know you nominated them.

7 Things About Me

My apologies if these are repeats.
  1. If I lived in the Star Trek universe I would go into engineering. Although yellow/gold isn't really my color :)
  2. My very first idea for a book involved 14 children that were ship wrecked on a remote island and had to defend it from pirates. Very The Swiss Family Robinson-esk. P.S. This was when I was 6.
  3. The first story I ever wrote (and completed) was about a mouse that was framed for stealing and sent to a special colony for thieves. It was called Rose among Thieves and I still have a copy of it.
  4. One year for Halloween I dressed up as a college student (I think I was in HS at the time). I wore sweat pants and held a mug with a sign that said - 'Will work for Tuition' - taped on it.
  5. Another year for Halloween I was a Game Boy Fanatic. I used an old shirt to give me a second set of arms, put one of those Game Boy gum containers in the hands and carried around my real Game Boy.
  6. I never believed in Santa. Growing up I always knew my dad was Santa. So that song I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Clause was always funny to me.
  7. My favorite time of year are the holidays!


And I am going to pass this lovely award onto the following fantastic bloggers:
  1. Cassie Mae at Reading Writing and Lovin' It
  2. M.E. at Breaking Fantasy
  3. Maggie at Bramble Spice
  4. Elizabeth at Elizabeth Varadan's Fourth Wish
  5. Abby at Something to Write About
  6. Ashley at Ashley Nixon
  7. Cassandra at Bookish Bird
  8. Stephen at Nikon Sniper
  9. Melissa at Have You Heard
  10. Christine at Christen Rains - Writer
  11. Peaches at Conceive Writing
  12. Ellie at Ellie Great
  13. Jessie at Living a Life of Truth
  14. Lola at Sharp Pen/Dull Sword
  15. Lillie at Lillie McFerrin Writes


  1. PS. I know some of you have received this award before. But I just think you are that awesome! You deserve it again!

  2. Krista,
    Congratulations on your blog. You are a well deserved selection for the versatile blogger award.
    Also, Thanks for mentioning NikonSniper. I am such an award goofball that I really don't deserve them at all any more. I am sitting in Los Angeles right now waiting for a flight back to Chicago so as luck would have it ... I am hardly ever sitting still long enough to think. I believe I have already told people about all there is to say about myself on the blog. The rest is sworn to gag-order in my witness relocation program.
    I don't think I could do justice to all the good people who follow my blog. After nominating a few in years past ... I never heard from many others again that weren't picked. Oh, well. Again congrats on your success and thank you for your kind words.
    nikonsniper steve

  3. 14 CHILDREN!? OMG. How did you keep track of them all??

    Thank you very much!! I love blog awards! :D

  4. Thank you Krista!!!

    Love the imagination and creativity in #2 & 3. Great stories :)

  5. Krista you are AWESOME! Thank you so much for the award! You made my day. I am loving your fun facts. The books you've written so far sound awesome! Even from when you were 6! I'm so jealous!

  6. Congratulations on the award and thank you so much for honoring me with it.

  7. Congrats on the award and I know what you mean about hermit hole! I like my little world I go into when things get tough. :) Hope you are okay!

  8. Thank you for recognizing my new little blog! What an honor ~

  9. Thank you for passing on the award. :) You need to make no excuses for going into your Hermit Hole. I use to do it all the time. It's impossible to do now with a toddler, but he'll start school eventually!

  10. Preface: I was on my phone last night, attempting to blog...and I saw this post of yours, and then when I tried commenting, my phone would shut off and start again. So clearly it wasn't meant to be. Anyways: thank you for nominating me! Also, I thought your facts were quite interesting. :)

  11. Krista, you're amazing and that's one reason why you were nominated. Congratulations.

    Also, thank you very much for the award (coming a bit late). I felt good because it's an encouragement for me to continue writing.