Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Blogger Award Nomination

I've been given this blogger award by LeSan of Bluegate Gardens Blog. The catch - I must now share 10 honest truths about myself. I won't be able to compete with LeSan's halarious list, but I'll do my best to think of semi-interesting stuff:

1. I once chased a bear with a chainsaw - and I was wearing nothing but shoes at the time. (and ironically, the time I almost died was minding my own business in my tent when this moose came along...)
2. If I could wake up tomorrow with a natural talent, I'd choose to be a dancer.
3. Denali, one of my sled dogs who is now deceased, visits me regularly in my dreams and talks to me. He wasn't even a lead dog or anything. Very strange and sort of creepy, I know.
4. We only get one TV channel in our house and just got our first computer last year.
5. I was a top 4 finalist in a cruise ship American Idol competition with my version of Mustang Sally. No, I can't sing - perhaps it was stage presence.
6. I've handled for a dogteam in the famous Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Alaska.
7. I'm afraid of the dark and keep a light on in the house if I'm alone.
8. Besides writing, my inside hobby is making cards and scrapbooking.
9. I'm the first ever female in Ontario in the Lake Unit at work.
10. I used Poison Ivy as toilet paper after a pee in the bush. Wouldn't recommend it.


L. Diane Wolfe said...

The bear probably had it coming...

Congratulations on the award!!

Lynnette Labelle said...

LOL Yeah, that's not the best toilet paper. Next time, try poison oak.

I scrapbook, too. Tres cool about your dog visiting you in your dreams.

Congrats on the award, but more importantly, congrats on the request for full.

What's your genre?

Lynnette Labelle

LeSan said...

Holy Expletive! A bear, a pair of shoes and a chainsaw. Sounds like the start of something. I could not stop laughing and I could definitely not get that image out of my head. When I told my husband about it he was shocked and burst out "That's one outdoorsy gal!" Too funny. We have a resident bear hear that I have seen infrequently cruising the front porch. I often wondered what I would do if we met bu I never thought to chase him with a chainsaw.

I loved your list. You are such a fun and interesting person. I love that Denali visits you. Of course I hope that's good thing. The poisen ivey not so much. And what courage you have! Mustang Sally? In public! I'll take the bear.

I am anxious to hear about the Moose. Those babies are huge! I have been nose to nose with one and they could definitely kill you. Hell, the smell could kill you.
Terry, fantastic post!

Heather said...

Tee hee... aren't some of the things we have to do just to get an award "to die for", VBG! Good one!

Angelina C. Hansen said...

More than I ever wanted to know, but hey, it's quite funny. Thanks for connecting over at my blog. Any chance you're going to the SCBWI Winter Conference? Congrats on the full request.

TerryLynnJohnson said...

I love the comments guys! Thanks everyone.

Diane, he stole my Smarties.

Lynnette, I write middle grade outdoor adventure.

LeSan, glad you liked my post. Thanks for the opportunity.

Heather, thanks for visiting.

Angelina, great to hear from you. I'm still working on a plan that has me going to the conference. I'll update on my blog if I am!

Donna M. McDine said...

Congratulations on your award. Fascinating information. Please do stay away from that dreaded poison ivy.

Tara said...

I love the name Denali. We need more details on the bear story. And number 10 is just so unfortunate. I bet it's similar to bathing in peppermint oil.