Sunflower Award

(I’m always a couple centuries behind on this sort of thing that goes around the interwebs, but here I am anyway…)

The lovely Lauriloth of Musings of an Elf awarded me the Sunflower Award — thank you Lauri! You’re the best!!

For the record, she has one of the most AWESOME blogs in the blogosphere, so be sure to check it out and follow her! πŸ™‚

Without further adieu . . .


1. Share 11 facts about yourself
2. Answer the 11 questions set by your nomination blogger
3. Nominate 11 bloggers
4. Set questions for the nominated bloggers.


1. I’m horrible at coming up with random facts about me. (Oh wait, that’s a fact!)

2. I love to knit but have never progressed further than making bags, scarves, and other square-ish things.

3. I should be writing my Camp NaNo novel right now. (But this is funner!)

4. I love to take walks but I rarely remember to actually get out.

5. My favorite fruits are strawberries and apricots. Yum.

6. Cover anything with chocolate and I will eat it. (Pretty much…)

7. I have over 700 books in my room at the moment.

8. I have 58 stories on my list of “official stories written/currently-writing/to-write”. (This shows how crazy I am.)

9. I love talking in parentheses. (As can be seen above…)

10. I enjoy writing things in Tolkien’s Elvish alphabet (Tengwar) with calligraphy pens.

11. My favorite number is 17.


1. Would you rather have the ability to fly, turn invisible, or have perfectly clean teeth where you never have to brush them again? (Of course I’m serious.)

This is actually way harder than I thought it would be. The teeth one is the most practical, of course. Being invisible would be really handy for writer inspiration… think of all the places I could go and the people I could hear talking! *mischievous grin* I might have to go with flying though, especially because I think it would feel weird to be invisible. (Though I wouldn’t want anyone to SEE me flying… that would be awkward. Especially if I had wings. I guess the real answer is to fly invisibly. ;))

2. Do you have a water buffalo?

Yes. *pauses to absorb weird looks from audience* . . . Okay, not really. But I’m part of an online group where each member receives among other things a virtual pet water buffalo. Mine is named Frazzle because he stood in an electric storm when I got him…

3. Do you have a pet of any kind? (Siblings count. Juuust kidding! ;P)

I have a cat named Callette, named after a griffin in “Dark Lord of Derkholm” by Diana Wynne Jones. My cat Callette is the sweetest most adorable thing ever, except when she’s sneaking into my room when she isn’t allowed. She also steals the sunbeams to keep herself eternally youthful and beautiful. *nods seriously*


4. What advice would you give to that poor old woman who lives in a shoe?

Stay calm? Um… Try to enjoy those little ones before they grow up. It’ll happen. (I think… Though since it’s a nursery rhyme, maybe they’re eternally young? Fun fact: I’d never read a “retelling” of the old woman in the shoe until reading The Magician’s Boy by Susan Cooper last week. It was a very fun book.)

5. Favorite song? (Yes, I know I’m evil.)

Not evil at all! Unless you’re counting melodies and music from soundtracks, in which case I’d be entirely doomed (too many favorites there!). My favorite song though is definitely “Never-Ending Road” by Loreena McKennitt.

6. If you had to change your first name, what would you choose?

Probably something like Eileen.

7. Cake, pie, ice cream, or cookie?

Now THIS question is evil! Ack. Can I answer “all of them”? It really depends on which particular cake, pie, ice cream or cookie we’re talking about… Probably ice-cream, if it was really creamy and either chocolate or strawberry… If it was winter though, I’d probably go with something not so cold. (Yes, I think this through.)

8. What are three simple little things in life that make you happy?

Curling up in a sunbeam for a nap with Callette sitting on top of me. Listening to beautiful Celtic music. Disappearing into a really good book for hours on end, forgetting about everything else.

9. Do you have a bucket list? If so, what are your top three things on it?

I actually don’t have a bucket list… I should make one! So on my non-existent bucket-list my top three items are: 1: make a bucket list. 2: finish writing a novel in the next year. 3: read all the retellings of Twelve Dancing Princesses that there are in the world (this might not be feasible… but bucket lists don’t always have to be, I think? *is not an expert on bucket lists*).

10. What’s your favorite fairytale?

The Twelve Dancing Princesses! (see above…)

11. Who’s your favorite fictional villain? (It can be from a book, show, movie, or whatever.)

This is REALLY hard. I’m not sure. Do villains who aren’t entirely villainous count? If so, maybe Guy of Gisborn in the BBC Robin Hood. Or villains that I wish weren’t villains? Then probably a certain person in the book “Entwined“. *cough* Or villains that are the scariest ever? In that case, probably Darth Maul from the first Star Wars movie, or Colonel Tavington from the film “The Patriot”. Or I could just pick Loki for most of those reasons…

11 Questions for the Nominees:

1. What’s the last sentence you wrote in a story?

2. What was the last movie you watched?

3. Do you have a favorite quote?

4. Favorite food?

5. Have you ever seen a shooting star?

6. If you were stranded on a desert island and could only have three books, which would you bring?

7. In real life, which appeals to you more: futuristic, modern, or old-fashioned?

8. In fiction, which appeals to you more: futuristic, modern, or old-fashioned? (Other worlds count.)

9. What’s the strangest thing hanging on your wall in your room?

10. What’s your favorite bird?

11.Β  Robin Hood or King Arthur?


I tag these wonderful ladies. Their blogs are amazing, so be sure to check them out as well!!











Obviously you don’t have to do it if you don’t want/don’t have time, but I’d love to see your answers! πŸ™‚ (Alternately, give the questions to one of your characters and have them answer on your blog.)

This was so fun! Thanks again, Lauri! ❀

Back to Camping . . .

14 thoughts on “Sunflower Award

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  2. You are most welcome, dahling! YOU’RE the one with the awesome blog and totally deserve an award! (And if you’re a couple of centuries behind on these things than I’m eons behind…)

    I absolutely LOOOOVED reading all of this. You are so funny!

    Wait, wait, wait…did I know you knitted?! Maybe I did… It might sound vaguely familiar perhaps. But that’s awesome!
    MY FAVORITE FRUIT IS STRAWBERRIES!!!! Actually, they’re one of my favorite foods PERIOD. I love them so much.
    Whoa, that’s a lot of books. Amaaazing. And I didn’t realize you had that many stories. You are epic. End o’ story.

    Your answer to all the questions were golden. xD Fly invisibly… That’s perfect.
    AND KITTY!!! I DO NOT THINK I KNEW OF THIS KITTY!!! SHE’S SO CUUUUUTE!!!!!! And I love her name. I apparently need to read this book. I mean, it’s Diana Wynne Jones, so obviously I need to.
    There’s a retelling of the old woman and the shoe? Whoa. Awesome!
    Favorite fictional villain can mean ANY of them. Just your favorite villain-y person. Like…GUY. YESH!!!!! I love how you said Loki for most of those reasons. So true. XD

    Okay, I’m stopping now. Long comment is long. I always feel the need to reply to everything for some reason.

    You’re welcome again! This was wonderful!!! ❀


    • ^___^

      Yes, I knit! You probably don’t know about it because I haven’t much in yeeears. πŸ˜› I just started again though. It’s very fun and relaxing–and easy. (Though admittedly I’m far from advanced…)
      STRAWBIES! πŸ˜€
      All the books aren’t MINE y’know… I’m borrowing some from around the house to read… >.> But most are mine.
      And YES I have that many stories–but it doesn’t make me epic. >.< (I decided to give a number instead of listing them, because then this post woulda been too long to read…)

      Aww, thank you!!
      YUS I WUVS MY KITTY. (and obviously talk baby talk when referring to her…)
      Um… it's a very weird Diana Wynne Jones book… o.o But I liked it once I got used to it. πŸ˜€

      Nooo I LOVE long comments! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚



  3. I love these things. You had some interesting questions to answer! And you answered them in your usual fun, personable style, so it was all very entertaining!
    Cool! You knit! I can’t remember if I knew that or not. It seems like something you would like. I’ve knit a scarf and hat, and that’s it. I found it relaxing and addictive, at least once I learned how to do it!
    Strawberries and apricots are lovely. πŸ™‚
    That is a very difficult choice about super powers. I would probably answer it just like you! The teeth thing is very practical, and I hate cavities … but at the expense of being able to fly???
    Callette sounds like a lovely cat. Tell her I said so! πŸ˜€
    For some reason I can’t listen to Loreena McKermitt’s song on your blog, but I’ll try looking it up on youtube!
    I’m looking forward to answering your questions!


    • Thanks Kelsey! I’m glad you enjoyed it. πŸ™‚
      Ooh, I’ve never gotten as advanced as a hat… Just straight things like scarves and bags. That’s neat!
      I informed Callette that you think she’s a lovely cat. She didn’t answer, but I’m fairly certain her answer would be “Of course I am.” πŸ˜‰
      Hmm, sorry about that… it’s not working for me either. o.o I hope you find it somehow though–it’s really gorgeous!
      (Haha, that’s so funny–I don’t *think* she’s related to a frog… XD)
      Oh yay! I can’t wait to hear your answers! πŸ˜€


  4. Wow, I learned so many tidbits about you–apricots rock, by the way! So flattered I’m on your list! I will be happy to participate as soon as I can. I ask so many other people personal facts about themselves, I guess it would be unfair if I didn’t answer a few questions of my own. πŸ˜›


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    • Likewise! Oh cool! Yay! ^_^ I haven’t done much with it in years… I should get back to it. πŸ˜€ (Also you are cool because you were my 150th follower so you have endeared yourself to me even before revealing this awesome Tengwarness. ❀ ) Thanks for the comment! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚


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