Wednesday, May 16, 2012

7 Things about Me the Versatile Blogger Award Made Me Share


children's books, writing, Lauri Meyers, About me
I was nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by Gerry Wilson (The Writerly Life).  Thank you Gerry!
Here are the Rules for the Versatile Blogger Award:
  • Thank the person who gave you this award. Include a link to their blog.
  • Nominate 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award
  • Tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.  Aw, coconuts!


There is always a catch, isn't there?  Sharing is totally not caring- it's daring and scaring and soul-baring!  I really prefer to stay hidden.  In fact, I usually pick hiding spots harder than my children's seeking ability just to catch a little "me time."  I also layer excessively during strip poker, but that's another story entirely.  So against my better judgment:
Seven Things about Lauri Meyers Even Though She Doesn't Like to Share
  1.  I have been known to do a lively demonstration of the proper way to show a guinea pig reliving my reign as Cavy Showmanship Grand Champion. 
  2. I went all the way to Anguilla to see Jimmy Buffett in concert.
  3. I like SciFi B movies.  I actually watched all four Tremors in a row once (well maybe it happened a few times). 
  4.  I have owned 5 houses in 5 different states in 10 years, including one in Scranton where I worked at a Paper Plant (not Dunder-Mifflin.)   
  5. I enjoy making things, and I have to have the right tool for the job (power nailer, air compressor, compound miter saw, meat cleaver...)  
  6. I make my poor children listen to NPR during our jaunts around town, though 4YO reminds me "This is not a kids show, Mom."  
  7. After I had my first child, I was a little verklempt talking to my Mom because I suddenly understood how much she loved me. 

15 Great Children's Books Blogs I am nominating for the Versatile Blogger Award:

Catherine Johnson - http://catherinemjohnson.wordpress.com/
Debbie Johansson - http://debbie-johansson.com/
Joanna Marple - http://joannamarple.com/

Please go check out these blogs and leave me a comment if you have other great Children's Books Blogs to share. 


Update: 

Thank you also to Lynn Daue for seconding my nomination.  Please check out her site Rhymes with Tao: http://rhymeswithtao.blogspot.com/2012/05/revolution-of-blog.html#.T8UtcrRYu0w

Thank you also to Brooke Ryter for "thirding" my nomination.  Please check out her site So Whatcha Think at: http://swthink.blogspot.com/2012/05/versatile-blogger-award.html

26 comments:

  1. Congrats on your award Lauri! Thanks for sharing a little about yourself. I'm a little shy with sharing about myself (I think a lot of writers are in the same boat) Lovely blog btw :)

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    1. Thank you! I was bummed somebody already beat me to the punch to nominate your site.

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  2. Thanks Lauri, for passing the award to me!

    Your first two and last two of the 7 things list really resonate with me! Maybe I'll use those as a jumping off point for my own list of 7.

    Skol!

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    1. Are you a Parrothead? I can't wait to find out!

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  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog and following. I'm following you back ;)
    Congrats on the award. It's always fun to read these random facts and get to know each other a little better.

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    1. We "shy writers" have to stick together!

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  4. Thanks so much Lauri, and I am loving hearing more about you. Strip poker lol. Love your joke about Dunder Mifflin too :) What a great community we have, they are all my friends you chose. Congrats on your award too!

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    1. You run with a good group of friends! You have some work to do to pick your 15...

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  5. Thanks so much for the award, Lauri! I love your list - especially #7 - so true! It's impossible to imagine how much you can love your kids until you have them!

    Now I'm off to write my list and find 15 bloggers who haven't already been picked - it's going to be tricky!

    Thanks again!

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    1. I felt like I had been so naive up until the moment of #7. I am sure there are 15 more out there, but it will be tricky!

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  6. I love #5 - that's awesome!
    And #7 is so true!

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    1. Yeah, #5 - a few years ago I built my daughter a $410 shelf. $10 materials, $400 for tools! Those tools have paid for themselves over the years though.

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  7. Thanks for passing it along. I imagine my son will be commenting like yours about No. 6.

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    1. I like to think really smart ideas are penetrating their brains without them knowing. it does occasionally get a little graphic, then we get to listen to Laurie Berkner.

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  8. Hi Lauri!
    I didn't know there were sequels to Tremors--but I love the Kevin Bacon one! Also a fan of the Blob and my dad always talked about Attack of the Killer Tomatoes when I was a kid. :)
    Great to get to know you a little!

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    1. Well, I can tell you Kevin Bacon does not come back for the sequels so the guy from Family Ties has to fight off the creatures who have now learned to fly. Pretty much the best/worst movies ever.

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  9. Thanks. I also like to build things.

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    1. I think using your hands to build sometimes let's your mind wander somewhere new.

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  10. Thank you soooo much! This is truly an honor. #2 was amazing. You really did that? Or you were all ready there and he was playing? You and I have a lot in common. #7 got me. Same here. Waves *peace sign* :-)

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    1. You are very welcome Robyn! Yes on #2 - we flew to Anguilla for a concert in a venue basically constructed on the beach with the help of Jimmy's reggae friend Bankie Banx. Though the dream is to be in some dive bar in the islands and have Jimmy just decide to pop in to sing a few songs.

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  11. Wow, I just saw this (I was at a writer's retreat this week). Thank you so much! Especially coming from a fellow NPR lover. ;-)

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    1. Thanks for sharing your writer's retreat with us too. I am doing a pros & cons right now on whether to "marry my manuscript."

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  12. Thank you so much for the award Lauri! I'm sorry I didn't see this sooner - I've been up to my neck in assignments this past week.

    Congratulations on the award; it's a great way to find out more about you. :)

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    1. Speaking of assignments, your last post has me thinking of new blog names...

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  13. I really enjoyed this blog. It was great to hear the 7 truths about you. Making a shelf from scratch for your daughter is impressive. It's very rare to find someone with such a vast array of talents (i.e. finance expert, writer, carpenter, fisherwoman). Do you still refinish/restore yard sale furniture also?

    -The Anonymous friend

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    1. Alas, the high cost of east living means I have no room for any more treasures. But I can still refinish functional things like the smaller door I made from a bigger door the other day (that is a really interesting project if you are looking for one).

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