Thursday, November 3, 2011

PAD #3 and Stylish Versatility

I apologize for being slow. I am finally acknowledging these sweet awards from these wonderful people...

Thanks to Cassie Mae & Lacey                    Thank you, Angela OP!
And just found out today...Thank you, Julie!

So I will oblige you with seven fun facts again. Hmmm. Seven cities I have lived...
  1. Born in Plymouth, MA - going next summer to visit, haven't been up there in 30 years - WOW!
  2. Teen years in West Palm Beach, FL - great place to be a teen, glad I don't live there now, too many bugs! and tourists! Maybe when I retire I'll become a snowbird =)
  3. College at Harding University in Searcy, AR - yep, up with them thar hillbillies! A right nice group o' folks!
  4. Swinging singles in Atlanta, GA - no place I'da rather been! It was the best of times, it was the worst of times (I've heard that somewhere...) and now it's all high rises and garages. Perfect timing.
  5. Married and moved to Spartanburg, SC - had first baby. I did not fit into their society. Glad we were not there long.
  6. Had next child in Detroit, MI - near husband's relatives, too much snow and cold
  7. Had last child in Cincinnati, OH - current residence, nice, safe, boring - perfect atmosphere to raise a family!
And now the bestowing...

The Stylish Award goes to
J.A. Bennet from A Book, A Girl, A Journey
Angela Brown
Cherie Colyer
Cortney Pearson (who is doing query critiques for a limited time!)

The Versatile Award goes to
Jessie at B-Word
Brooke at Paper Mountain
Mish at Writer in Transit

And the Lovely Award goes to
Angela Orlowski-Peart
Deana Barnhart
Laura at Writing Unleashed

And finally, my PAD entry for Day 3. Start with "Sort of..."

Sort of Awesome

First a glance
Then a smile
Give a hint
To a friend
Send a text
Make a date
Catch a flick
Speak a word
Feel a breath
Hold a hand
Get a chill
Make a wish
Share a kiss
Be in love


Read my books; lose ten pounds! said...

Love awards!!

Billie said...

Love your poem.

Liz Fichera said...

You've been around! Your next stop should be the Southwest. :)

E.R. King said...

Congrats on the awards! I don't think I've lived in seven cities. I'm going to have to think on that...

Angela Cothran said...

Nice, safe, boring :) Love it!

Laura M. Campbell said...

Thanks for the award! I'm currently writing a story about a woman who ran away from her past in Chicago to live a simple and safe life in Cincinnati. Unfortunately, the past life is dragging her back to Chicago.

Anonymous said...

Born and raised in Michigan myself. Lansing. I concur about the snow and cold. I'm getting cols just thinking about it.

Angela Brown said...

Very awesome poen

And thank you for the award.

Looks like you got a bit of education in my homestate of AR. Yeah, it can get a bit hick in some parts. And I love it :-)

Abby Fowers said...

OH my gosh girl - you've been EVERYWHERE! I agree FL would be the perfect place to be a teen. Very cool. Congrats on the awards!

Jenny S. Morris said...

I grew up in Jacksonville, AR. We were practically Hillbilly cousins. Well probably not. I moved to Alaska when I was 18. Congrats on the awards.

Deana said...

Tara, thanks so much for the award! I love love love it:)

E. Arroyo said...

Congrats on the awards!

Michael Offutt said...

Oh yes...Brooke at Paper Mountain needs more of these awards :)

Cortney said...

Hooray, congrats and thanks for passing it on!!! I'm so excited!!

mshatch said...

congrats on the awards! My youngest brother lives in your town :)

Alexis Bass Writes said...

You have been everywhere!

Love that poem, as usual. :)

Tara Tyler said...

Liz, it was nice to visit AZ, GC and LV, but I wouldn't want to live there - 100+ all summer? You know there's a problem when the outdoor malls have misters built in! =)

Emily, what's your count?

Laura, that is too funny! midwest is the place to procreate =)

Stephen, it was nice for a couple of years but I'm glad I'm not a Michigander anymore.

Angela, SOOO-EEE! I still root for those Razorbacks! Honest goodness!

Abby, where the wind blows...or the employment ships us

Jenny, my cuz lived in AK for a long time - I will ask you the same question - are you nuts? =)

Michael - ha haha! i know!

Marcy, come down and meet me at a conference some time and you can visit him =)

J. A. Bennett said...

Sorry I was so late in coming here, but I had a great word count, lol. Thanks fir the award! And I LOVE your poem! I know I always say that but I mean it!

MISH said...

*rushing in* Sorry I'm late... I had a million-and-one things to attend to!
Thank you for the award. *does the happy dance*.
I accept the status you have seen fit to bestow upon moi... versatility!

Heather Henry said...

So well deserved!
And I love the poem. You are quite talented!

Heather Henry said...

So well deserved!
And I love the poem. You are quite talented!

Madeleine said...

Love the poem a contrast to mine posted Friday.
Congrats on awards and to awardees.

Angela Orlowski-Peart said...

Yay! The Lovely Award for me! Thank you, Tara. You rock, girl :-)

Love your list of random facts. How funny -- each of your babies was born in different places. That's really interesting.

The poem is so beautiful. Wow.

Jennifer Lee Young said...

Congrats on the awards!

Lovely poem.