Sunday, March 28, 2010

Sky-Post Lipstick

Hey there bloggers and bloggettes!

There's some more love floating around the blogosphere.

Thanks to Jon Paul at Where Sky Meets Ground, for linking to my post on the Dunning-Kruger effect.

Thanks also to the Postman for presenting me with this award.

The rules of this award are: State 7 truths about yourself, then pass to 7 bloggers.

1. When I was little I was a tv addict (now I've upgraded to film and anime). I was particulary obsessed with law enforcement type shows. I used to play a game with my little brother in which we had secret identities: Mac and Gyver.

2. I can fit an entire orange in my mouth. Well, not right now. Since the extraction, I am temporarily mouthicapped.

3. I hsve been to every continent except Antartica.

4. Although I am a Gittens by name, I don't have an ounce of Gittens blood in me. My grandmother (father's mother) kept her first husband's name after his death. My family is confusing all around. I have a step-grandmother in Australia and an uncle who is 5 years older than me.

5.I can do a full split.

6. I have worked in 4 different industries in 3 countries: Retail, Military, Tourism, and Education in Barbados, the USA, and Japan.

7. I speak English (on good days), French, Spanish, Italian and Japanese. I go back and forth about becoming a translator or a university foreign languages teacher. But that would require me to commit to one path for more than half a minute.

I'm passing this award onto these 7 blogger friends:

Amy Holder over at Written in Lipstick
Kathleen Ortiz at Neverending Pageturner
E.J. at The Open Vein
Laura at The Journey
Melissa at The Guardian Writer
Tricia at Talespinning
and Scott from A Writer's Blog

I also have to thank Amy at Written in Lipstick for the "Creative Writer" Award.

This one I'm going to pass to:
Marsha at Marsha's Musings
Kiersten at Kiersten Writes
Natalie at Between Fact and Fiction
Tawna at Don't Pet Me, I'm Writing
and the ever-awesome Postman at the Sententious Vaunter.

For this award, I show you one truth, hidden among 6 lies and you have to guess the truth.

Her goes nothing. Which of the following do you think is true?

1. I've eaten deer, rabbit, crocodile, snail, horse, ostrich and kangaroo.

2. I have visited 15 US states.

3. I narrowly escaped arrest in Colombia.

4. While I was in secondary school I played netball.

5. I met George W. Bush while training in the US Coast Guard.

6. I have never been to a music festival.

7. I have never broken a bone, but I did sprain my wrist once.

Happy hunting!


sarahjayne smythe said...

Congrats on your awards and thanks for sharing some really interesting things about yourself. :)

Christi Goddard said...

I pick number 3. That would make the best story. :-)

Amy Holder said...

Woohoo! Thanks so much for the award! I can't wait to display it on my blog! :) I love your seven truths and am amazed at all the languages you speak!

As for the truth/lies game, I'll have to go with #7 as your truth. I'm picking that because I've never broken a bone and know there have to be others out there who also haven't. I'm looking forward to your big reveal!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Wow, thanks Claire for the "Picasso" award. It is such a pretty one. Since I have received it before, I shall thank you but not do the rules, Okay?

I love guessing the liar award. I want it to be #1 because that would just make you uber-adventurous, so that's my guess.

Tawna Fenske said...

Hey, thanks for tagging me! Interesting stuff.

So I'm supposed to post my lies/truths on my own blog, right? I'm easily confused, so you have to type slowly.


Claire Dawn said...

ha ha :) Yes, Tawna, on your own blog. I'll remember to type slowly next time :)

Scott said...

Congrats on the award and thanks for passing it on to me!

Marsha Sigman said...

I want to say Number 3 is true because I want to hear that story!lol

Thank you for passing this on to me! Whew hoo, I love to spin some good lies.haha