It was quite a thrill on Saturday when I saw notification on my blog that M.J. from M.J. Joachim’s Writing Tips for Success had passed this on to me.
I think M.J. and I first became acquainted during the a to z challenge but we grew to know each other a bit better when I responded to her post on the Facebook group “The Writer’s Post”. M.J.’s blog on writing tips is always very helpful and well, she’s just an all round positive person. Thanks M.J.!
So there are not many rules to this award it would seem. Just some random facts about myself and also to pass the award on to others.
Ten Random Facts About Pammustard
- I use the pammustard pseudonym to disassociate this aspect of my life from my “real” job. My real name is Angela but most call me Angie.
- My pseudonym is a reference to a Beatles song. Secretly, I am hoping that of the 745 400 twitter followers he has, somehow Paul McCartney will notice me. And decide to be friends with me.
- My middle name is Winnifred. Angela Winnifred. What a handle. I am actually proud to have this middle name because it belonged to my Dad’s mom and she really was the most patient, loving and giving grandmother anyone could ever ask for.
- I am generally very trusting and believe the best about people. Although some events in the past few years have made me re-think this part of my nature, I think I’m going to keep it. It is too difficult to be cynical and mistrusting all the time.
- I love math. Boring perhaps but true.
- Life goes way too fast. Bad things happen to good people. And you never know what’s around the corner. I try to remember this always. And to live my life accordingly.
- I am a fairly laid back parent. I just hope that regardless of what life has in store for them, my kids turn out to be compassionate and courageous human beings.
- I love hot, sunny days on a beach. And I love to swim.
- I wish I could sing. And play the guitar. Both at the same time.
- When I was a kid I was a baton twirler and was actually quite good at it. My mother told me she always regretted letting me drop out of this activity in grade 9. She probably said this because I dropped out and took up smoking cigarettes and liking boys instead.
There you have it. I am struggling a bit with the second rule about this award. I follow varied blogs. They don’t necessarily follow me. I decided from the beginning I don’t care about that. If I like a blog, for whatever reason, I go back to it again and again. If they don’t reciprocate, I don’t care. Some are written by men. I am not sure they want a “Beautiful Blogger” award. Wouldn’t want to offend their manhood so this is what I will do. I will list some of my favourite blogs. If I don’t actually “tag” them on their own blog and they happen to find themselves here they are more than welcome to ask for the badge.
All Things Campbell by Lisa Campbell – a great writer, interesting, gentle and funny too
Chiz Chat by Chiz - great writer, student, a bit snarky (said in a loving way!) and very funny
Good Youngman Brown by MikeYoung (said as one word with two syllables) - honest and very real style of writing and very funny (I so hope he writes a novel – go read his flash fiction and you’ll agree)
A Writer Weaves a Tale by Sandra Tyler -published author and mother and writes about both, lots of great fiction as she takes part in a lot of challenges and blog hops
The Young Female Professional by Young Female Professional (just discovered her blog) - she really is young and female and professional and although I am much older her tales of the perils of dating are hilarious and very well written
Snow Shoveling In Canada by G. Thomas Boston - okay I have mentioned this one enough times that Mr. Boston is soon going to start thinking I am stalking him (which technically I kind of am!) -intelligent, sarcastic, witty and very funny -and a fellow Canadian too!
There you have it. Check them all out. It won’t be a waste of time. I promise!