Monday, August 23, 2010

My first blog award, and an ANECDOTE!

A wonderful thank you goes out to the illustrious blogger Lisa M. Potts over at Virgin Sheets for giving me my very first BLOG AWARD!  How fabulous!  How tremendous!  *snacks on tea and crumpets, inspired by the lovely pictures on the "One Lovely Blog" award*

As a bonus, I get to pass this award on to 15 other blogs that I have recently discovered! (see below)

  1. Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award and his or her blog link.
  2. Pay it forward to fifteen other blogs you have newly discovered.
  3. Contact those blog owners and let them know they've been chosen. 
Now, as you all know, this is the beginning of school for me and I am a little swamped, so check back tomorrow for my list of blogs that I have deemed "LOVELY" enough to get this snazzy award. 

Before I go, I will leave you with an ANECDOTE OF AWESOME:
At the high school where I teach, our administration decided to have the second period class count as a sort of "homeroom" this year.  Since our mascot is the wolf, we are to call it our "Wolf Den" and our students in second period are our "Wolf Pups." We will go over things like dress code, code of conduct, business-y type things in second period.  I told my students that I was now their "Wolf Mom," and that this was a bit like Scouts, only... not. (Second period is one of my creative writing classes, I have to add). While I was explaining this, one student jumped up and said, "Can't we rename this? Like instead of the Wolf Den, can't we be the Wolf Assassins?"  Another student in the corner piped up, "Yeah, or just drop the wolf and be The Assassins, and you could be Mom Assassin!" 

And that is how I became the MOM ASSASSIN on my first day of school.  This is going to be a great year. I can feel it. 
Mom Assassin


  1. Congrats on the award, Amanda! Your blog looks great!

  2. Wow oh, wow! Corrine in THE Corrine Jackson- author of cool (see how I have linked to your blog in my sidebar?) has found my little blog and commented on it!!!! *spins in happy dance* I'm pretty pumped! Your TOUCHED sounds AMAZING!!!!! can't wait to have it in my little hands to just pour over!

  3. wow, congrats on d award. u really deserved it. ur blog is great and i love all the photography you've got and I wish u all d best of ur upcoming novel. :) looking forward to read it. :P