Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Over the Top Friends!

Okay, if you haven't seen this, it is a must see for each and every writer out there - whether aspiring or published. My great blog buddy Jenny Martin over at her blog Book Binge has written a fabulous spoof entitled Eye of the Agent. You can probably figure out the song that inspired it. Check it out. Really. You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll wish you had access to Jenny's brain. :)

On to other fun. Wow - it's been quite a few weeks! I've received another couple of awards from some amazing blog buddies. Karen Musings over at Musings of a Novelista was kind enough to bestow upon me the Over the Top Award! Thank you so much, Karen :) As part of the fun, I have to answer the following questions using only 1 or 2 words each time.

Where is your cell phone? Window ledge
Your hair? Blonde
Your mother? Peppy
Your father? Gone :(
Your favorite food? Raspberries
Your dream last night? SCARY!!
Your favorite drink? Tea (Earl Grey, Hot)
Your dream/goal? Published
What room are you in? Bedroom
Your hobby? Baking
Your fear? Snakes
Where do you want to be in 6 years? Home
Where were you last night? Birthday Party
Something that you aren’t? Tall
Muffins? Blueberry
Wish list item? Books
Where did you grow up? Ontario
Last thing you did? Worked
What are you wearing? Sweats
Your TV? Curling
Your pets? None
Friends? Best
Your life? Awesome
Your mood? Happy
Missing someone? Dad
Vehicle? Mustang (Didn't have to be real, did it?)
Something you’re not wearing? Socks
Your favorite store? Coles
Your favorite color? Purple
When was the last time you laughed? Today
Last time you cried? Today (at school - reading aloud!)
Your best friend? Sister
One place that I go to over and over? Imagination
One person who emails me regularly? Sister
Favorite place to eat? Giovanni's
Wow, that's a lot of questions!! Hope you didn't nod off in the middle :)
Carolyn Yalin at her blog, Thoughts from a One Armed Writer, also awarded me an award! This one is the Circle of Friends Award. Love the name of the award and love the concept! I've said it a time or two (okay, or twenty) -- the online community of writers is the BEST! Everyone is so willing to share, so ready to lend whatever help is needed. So glad I stumbled my way here :)
Please, do yourself a favour, and check out Karen's & Carolyn's blogs. You won't regret it!
I'm going to pass along these awards to 6 bloggers each. There are so many great blogs that I read regularly, I'd like to pass them along to you. If you want more great folks, just check out the blog roll :)
Over the Top Award:
2. Carolina Valdez Miller over at Carol's Prints
3. Debra L. Schubert over at Write on Target
4. Shannon Messenger over at Ramblings of a Wannabe Scribe
5. TK Richardson over at My Writing Masquerade
6. Lisa & Laura over at Lisa & Laura Write
Circle of Friends Award:
1. Stephanie Thornton over at Hatshepsut: The Writing of a Novel
5. Tricia J. O'Brien over at Talespinning
6. Elana Johnson over at Elana Johnson, Author
Of course, I believe in "no pressure" awards. If you'd like to change any of the usual rules, feel free :) I always do!
Hope you find some new links from this list! Have fun!!


  1. Aww! Thanks for the award, Jemi! And congrats on all of your awards. VERY well deserved. We're so glad we've gotten to know you!

  2. LiLa - you're so very welcome! And thank you. The feeling is definitely mutual :)

  3. Congrats on your awards.

  4. Elizabeth - Whew indeed! Thanks :)

  5. Jemi, you're so deserving of these. And thank you so much for passing one my way-- I'm thrilled!

  6. TK - Thank you & you're so welcome! I hope a few people pop over your way to check out your blog. It's great :)

  7. Congratulation on your awards! And Great answers. My favorite? One place that I go to over and over? Imagination

    Awesome, Jemi. :)

  8. Thanks VR - I can't believe you read through the whole list!! :)

  9. Jemi - Thanks! I think I have found some new blogs here. (I'm crying and smiling at the same time.)

  10. You're welcome, Elana!

    I see you've been to Jenny's - she's awesome :)

  11. Oh no, the Eye of the Tiger Agent is stuck in my head on repeat!!! That was hilarious. Thanks for linking it.
    Congrats on the awards, and thank you. (in full disclosure, I have received the Circle of Friends before, but it is awesome to be included in your circle) ;D

  12. Those were fun answers. Congrats on the awards!
    Straight From Hel

  13. Tricia! I know!! It hummed through my head all day today :)

    Thanks & no pressure - just want you to know you're in my circle :)

  14. Thanks Helen - glad you weren't too bored :)

  15. Raspberries are your favorite. Yum. You have good taste!

    Loved your answers!

  16. Thanks, Jemi! You're such a sweetheart to think of me. I'm blushing. Much appreciated!!! ;-)

  17. I love where you go over and over again! Great answers and congrats on the awards! You're awesome!

  18. Karen - Thanks Karen. I do love raspberries - just wish we could get them in the winter up here!

  19. Debra - you're so welcome!! Well-deserved :)

  20. Thanks Nisa - it is one of the best places, isn;t it?

  21. Jemi ~ Those are some awesome awards and you are well-deserving of them. Congrats. I have some new blogs to check out this evening.

    One question does a TV curl?

  22. I'm excited about finding new Blogs to read.
    Being able to answer the questions in one word was quite a challenge. Just enough information to make you think, and want to know more.

  23. Jemi, thanks for the shoutout. The video was a lot of fun.

    You are a true community builder! :)

  24. I've seen you commenting everywhere and had to swing on by. You had me at the Earl Grey - hot. How could I not put you one follower closer to the coveted 100?

  25. Awardsawardsawards! Love 'em. Congratulations! :)

  26. Felicitations my dear it is well deserved.
    All my very best,

  27. Thanks so much for the award, Jemi! That made my day!

  28. DL - LOL :) That would be what I was watching? Although having the tv curl would make a great story!! :)

  29. Elaine - thanks! It was a bit of challenge - glad to hear it came off okay :) Have fun with the new blogs!

  30. Thanks Jenny - I hope lots of people pop over to visit. They'll love the video :)

  31. Laurel - Thanks! Yay, another Earl Grey fan :)

    It's exciting to be almost at 100 - little intimidating too!

  32. Thanks Simone! Very sweet of you to say :)

  33. Glad to contribute positively to your day Stephanie - and you're welcome - hope you enjoy :)

  34. Congrats, Oh so popular one! Love your answers. Great to get to know you... even more :)

  35. LOL! Thanks Wendy :)

    That's the best part of these "awards" - we get to know just a little bit more about each other!

  36. Congratulations on the awards dear friend. Loved your answers. I think I'm with Elana crying and laughing at the same time with the possibility of new blogs. I just need to learn to sleep less, that should free up some time. (Hugs)Indigo

  37. Thanks so much Indigo :)

    I totally agree - I love the blogs I visit - but it sure makes sleep a luxury!!

  38. Congrats on two awesome awards, Jemi! ;-)

  39. Awww, thank you, Jemi! Very much appreciated. I do have this award already, but I hadn't posted it on my blog yet. Sorry about that. Still, thank you. It's very kind of you.

    Congrats on both of your awards!! (By the way, love that you answered the car you wanted...and I'm also a tea drinker.)

  40. Congrats on the awards, and thanks for the shout-out :)

  41. Carol - You're welcome! It's surprising how many writers are tea drinkers :)

  42. Carolyn - Thanks and you're very welcome :)

  43. Hi Jemi~ Congrats on all your awards! I'm impressed you were able to stick to one word answers for the Over the Top questions. (You did better than me, lol). You have a great place here and I just signed up to follow!

    :)) Nicole

  44. This was loads of fun Jemi! I enjoyed getting to know a bit about you. :)

  45. Jemi, I recognize many of these sites. There are some unfamiliar ones I'll check out over the next few days. Thanks. Have a great weekend.

    Stephen Tremp

  46. Thanks Nicole! So glad to have you join the party :)

    One word answers are tough!!

  47. Lisa - thanks - they are fun, but I was worried people might feel like this post might not ever end!

  48. Stephen - thanks - I'm sure you'll find a few new favourites!

  49. Hi Jemi, I'll post this here now and then on any later post you have just in case.

    I have an award for you at Thoughts in Progress.

  50. Thanks so much Mason - you're awesome :)

  51. Speaking of awards, I'm passing one to you. I just posted it if you want to come and pick it up. :)

  52. haha! What was your husband baking? And you obviously need another award so--
    you have you have one on today's award post at my blog!


  53. Thanks Medeia! I will pop on over :)

  54. Michele - Thank you! You're such a sweetie!

  55. Congrats on the awards! I agree--the online community of writers is awesome! :)

  56. Thanks Dawn! It's so true - writers really are amazing :) Thanks for stopping by!

  57. Congratulations on the award and thanks for pointing us to so many interesting links.

  58. Cassandra - you're so welcome - I hope you enjoy them :)