I logged onto WordPress to find that Justine and APromptReply had nominated me for the ‘One Lovely Blog award.
I love their blogs, and I am warmed and honoured by their appreciation. Thank you guys! If you haven’t already, you should check out their blogs from the links below.
And now for the rules of the nomination…T here is only one rule- there are no rules!
That’s a lie… There are actually 5 rules, and they’re listed below!
1. You must thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog.
2. You must list the rules.
3. You must add 7 facts about yourself.
4. You must nominate 15 other bloggers and comment on one of their posts to let them know they have been nominated.
5. You must display the award logo and follow the blogger who nominated you.
So now the formalities are over with, here are seven facts about me!
1) I am Lady Godiva!
Yep… staring off with a banger! For those of you unfamiliar, Lady Godiva is a historic figure of the city of Coventry in England. She is famed for riding naked through the city on Horseback and she is also the subject of Alfred Tennyson’s poem ‘Godiva’.
And yes… I once posed as lady Godiva for a charity event called ‘GISHWHES’.
It was just as humiliating as it looks… especially under the scrutinising eye of the little girl.
2) I have a slight obsession with horror films…
You name it, I’ve seen it. I’ve been a horror film fanatic ever since a really young age… I’m talking single digits! I remember watching ‘The Exorcist’ when I was around 7 and thinking that it wasn’t the slightest bit scary.
I’ve seen the best and the worst! My favourite has to be ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’. The worst is surprisingly difficult, considering there are so many of them… perhaps ‘Cassadaga’- Where a cross dressing man who ‘dismembers’ himself (yep) removes all the joints from a woman’s body and turns her into a doll. Fun times!
3) My blog name was originally going to be ‘Writersblog’
You know? Like Writers block? Get it? Well, it was taken anyway. It literally took me an hour to find a name (and I tried some weird names!) Until I finally settled on Curlysblog, because my hair is unmanageable and I didn’t have a specific writing niche at the time. I want to change it, because it sounds too much like a beauty bloggers name which is far from my style of writing. Any ideas?
4) I am incapable of thinking before I speak.
Look up ‘verbal diarrhoea’ in the dictionary, and you would find my picture. I could literally write a whole blog post on my verbal inadequacy (and maybe I will…)
Examples include the time I panicked after being asked to say something interesting about myself and I said:
“I have two dogs- well actually I only have one now, because the other one died. So I have one dog”
Never has silence lingered for so long as everyone stared at me, wondering if they should section me or not.
Another teaser of my embarrassing life comes from when I laughed at my friend for changing her profile picture to a man (thinking her facebook had been hacked).
To which she replied “That is my dad… he just died”.
Everyone in the group fell silent and bowed their heads. Once again, panic overcame me and I just dug myself deeper into the hole of her anger as my reply was:
“Oh… Well I like your dress”
That’s an embarrassing enough retort, but it was made worse by her icy response that dripped with venom.
“It’s not a dress… it’s a skirt”
The silence was int the room was deafening.
5) Being pooped on by a bird… many times.
I have been pooped on by a bird at least 5 times in my life- maybe more, I’ve lost count. That must be a world record or something right? And don’t tell me that it’s meant to be lucky! All notion of that theory is irradicated when you read fact number 4.
Pigeons have a vendetta against me…
6) I’m a little bit of a collector
Now don’t get me wrong! I’m not one of those hoarders with a house that is smothered with poodle ornaments, or parts of old cars… but I like collecting interesting looking things.
Examples include my array ‘Converse All Stars’
I’m even starting to collect unique 50p pieces, including some made especially for the 2012 olympics!
7) I love reading and writing!
If you’ve read some of my blogs before, you will already (hopefully) know this. I just love words, and the form they take when strung together. I love reading and writing so much, that I’m taking English Literature with Creative writing at university- which I start next week (very exciting!)
My favourite novel is ‘A Clockwork Orange’ (why am I such a twisted human being?) and my favourite form of writing is Prose fiction. I actually plan to create a ‘sub-blog’ (I couldn’t think of the correct word) especially for creative writing, so keep your eyes peeled… like Alex in ‘A Clockwork Orange’.
And now for the 15 nominations! I have chosen these people, because I have loved their unique blogs. They have made me laugh, and even ponder the meaning of life at times- they are truly lovely bloggers!
I hope you accept the nomination, as I can’t wait to find out more about you lovely people!