I have been very lucky to meet amazing people on the Kelley Armstrong forum, and two guys from that very special group have given me this award. It’s my first time winning such a thing, so let me gush a little.
Ken McDaniel always answers my military questions with passion and pride; Gareth Wilson amazes me not only for reading so many books but for making me want to read them all too. Their blogs are time well spent.
Now, with my crown and scepter in hand, here are 7 things you probably don’t know about me…
1) During my film studies, which were spread over a 10 year period, from Cegep (a two year pre-university system only found in the province of Quebec) to my Master’s, I didn’t read one single novel, only those part of school requirements. I was immersed in films, making them and watching them. And since then, I’ve become a book junkie for all that time wasted.
2) I’m a vegetarian who wishes to be vegan, but my love of butter, cheese and ice cream prevents me from fulfilling my dream of saving as many animals as possible. I’ve sold my leather handbags and sworn off bacon, but milk products such as those listed above give me one more reason to live. Sorry, cows.
3) I’m a blusher, therefore I redden at cute guys and public comments aimed at me—and I can’t hide because I’m so tall. Such is my world.
4) I Am Earlybird. I eat early and go to bed early. Probably has to do with the fact that my dreams are better than real life. I’ve always been like that, especially in the summer – I love closing my eyes on the lighted sky.
5) I have this disease called The Backstage Syndrome. The Cure, Nine Inch Nails, Lalala Human Steps have been subject to my trespassing into the green room and have suffered minor attacks. Edouard Lock refused my marriage proposal with a polite bow, Trent Reznor cleverly stayed away from me at the Brixton Academy, but Robert Smith and Simon Gallup lived the Anne Experience as they both—very patiently—talked to me at Curiosa in 2004.
6) I hate flying and must take drugs at take off. I have this fear of being kept in a small-ish space with hundreds of people while having this great big nothing surround us. Yes, I am paradoxal. Could you pass the Xanax, please?
7) I’ve been writing horror stories for a while. I love horror movies, creepy music, gothic bands and scary books—but I faint at the sight of real blood. I’ll never be a vampire but could be the first anorexic zombie, if the apocalypse ever strikes.
This award keeps on giving! My two nominees are…
Anita Grace Howard is a writer with whom I share writing muses. Enjoy her blog, it’s as gorgeous as her writing.
Annie Neugebauer is a writer with an amazing blog, her poems make me envious of her great talent.
July 11th, 2011 at 8:37 am
I’m a blusher too! It’s a damn curse I tell you!
July 11th, 2011 at 8:41 am
Ugh, isn’t it the worst?
July 11th, 2011 at 1:03 pm
I appreciate this award so much, Anne! And you’re a very interesting lady. 🙂 I’m a Cure fanatic, too! In fact, I can’t get over how much we have in common. Other than the early to bed thing. But I have to admit, this line: “I love closing my eyes on the lighted sky,” could almost convert me. I’ll let you know when I post this on my blog. Probably be a couple of weeks…
July 11th, 2011 at 1:12 pm
Can’t wait to read your 7 things… you should try the early in bed thing – I swear it’s worth it:)
July 11th, 2011 at 1:16 pm
Anne, thank you so much for including me! I’m very flattered. And the part about your backstage expeditions is hilarious. =) I’ll let you know when I put up my post. Thanks again!
July 11th, 2011 at 1:39 pm
I LOVE your work, it’s an honor to nominate you, Annie:)
July 11th, 2011 at 2:40 pm
That makes me feel so good! You’re awesome.
July 11th, 2011 at 2:47 pm
No, you’re awesome:)
July 11th, 2011 at 2:25 pm
Oh great facts 🙂 Love the backstage experiences you shared. That’s really cool. And brave. LOL.
July 11th, 2011 at 2:37 pm
Thanks Julie – just before I met my husband, er, I mean Robert Smith, my eyes were shaking! But then we shook hands and everything was fine. I *still* can’t believe I met him. Oh, I love him so:)
July 14th, 2011 at 5:19 pm
Thanks for this Anne, fascinating and inciteful. My other half is the same sort of veggie as you. What is it with people with film degrees also being mad bookies. LOL
July 14th, 2011 at 5:28 pm
Gareth, you live in the UK, where cheese is a Master, a God. Please have some crumbling w. cranberries for me. Oh, and that Green & Black sticky toffee ice cream, too. A degree makes you ache for words, I guess…
October 25th, 2011 at 10:20 am
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