Very Inspiring Blogger Award

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Anne Lange nominated me yesterday for the Very Inspiring Blogger award, which is all nice and shiny just above. Anne’s first book, WORTH THE RISK, is available right now from Etopia Press.

Of course, winning such an award comes with responsibilities as well. I’ve got to post the plaque (there it is, above), tell you all 7 things about myself and choose 15 more people to receive the award after me. I don’t know that I’ll get to 15 people tonight, but I promise you’ll get as much as I have to offer.

Seven Things About Alexa

1. I got an A+ in high school English for writing a racy sonnet about Verona. My teacher said he didn’t care about the content, so long as we got the form right. I bet he didn’t say that to the following year’s class.

2. I’m a total geek, especially with regard to Star Trek. I paid full theater price to see the most recent movie in IMAX. Three times. I don’t think I’ve paid full theater price to see another movie since, although I considered paying to see The Hobbit in IMAX just to see the long trailer for the next Star Trek movie.

3. Losing my job in November 2011 is the best thing that’s ever happened to me. Had I not lost that job, I wouldn’t have discovered bartending as an alternate career path. I also wouldn’t have finished my novel, ILLICIT IMPULSE, which is coming soon from Ellora’s Cave (plugplugplug).

4. If I could live anywhere in the world, I’d choose Shanghai. If you restricted me to living inside this country, I’d pick New York City.

5. I can probably recite Blazing Saddles.

6. If I could travel backward in time to anyplace in my past and live there forever, I’d choose my third year at the University of Virginia. High school was over, law school hadn’t happened yet, and just about everything was right with my world.

7. There are at least three knitting projects in progress at my house at any given time.

This has been fun! Many thanks to Anne for nominating me. I, in turn, nominate the following people:

Denise Golinowski

Nara Malone

Madeline Iva

Sofie Couch

Leah St. James

Tracey Livesay

Nancy Naigle

Tina Glasneck

Enjoy the trip! And don’t forget to sign the guest book.

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4 comments

  1. I can recite Blazing Saddles too! My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives.
    And I love Star Trek. Can recite pretty much every episode from the original series!

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    1. “We’ve got to protect our phony baloney jobs!” I love that. Nothing like a real-life phony baloney job to make a person appreciate that.

      Have you checked out the Mission Log from Nerdist.com? Those guys are going through every single episode of Star Trek and devoting a podcast to each and every one. It’s so cool! They’re about 25ish podcasts in now.

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  2. Hi Alexa! I thought I’d dropped a comment, but looks like it got lost in translation. Thank you for the nomination! I’ve totally enjoyed your blog. I love your choice of time in the past to visit being a period of balance as opposed to a “high point.” Though, it was a high point for you, in fact.

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    1. That was a good time. I don’t know that I would even change anything, except for law school, of course. I would have begun applying at that point.

      I’m glad you’ve had a good time on my blog! I admire the way yours is put together, too — but where do you get all the fortune cookie fortunes?

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