Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Only five obsessions...Easy Peasy

I was very excited to be given this award by DJ.

The "Your Blog is Fabulous!" Award stands for: Integrity. Commitment to Excellence. Stubbornly Optimistic.

The Rules:

List five current obsessions:

1. Oh my blog; blogging. Completely and utterly can’t get over it. Even though I’m told blogging is so yesterday. Do you know what? I don’t care; I just do not care. Anyway, I always was behind the times. Twitter schmitter: not interested. Facebook, nah been there, done that. (Okay sometimes I do go and look and comment a teenie weenie bit…)
2. My mini race with Sheepish. The woolly one and I are both Novel Racers but we’ve got a private race on too. We compare word counts each Sunday and so far it’s two weeks to Sheepish; one week to me. (I MUST win this week.)
3. Family: from Son’s GCSE’s coursework and climbing mountains…to my poor elderly Dad who’s just broken his pelvis. I could worry for a living (Coo, if only someone would pay me for it)
4. Costumes for the Melbourne Cup. I’m only slightly obsessed.
5. Starbucks writing-my-novel sessions. I am thinking of asking them to sponsor me. At the moment it’s the only place I can write. It’s costing a fortune in tea and the muffins… ah, terrible temptation.

Pass the award on to five other bloggers: Queenie, Carol, Redders, Leigh and Sue.


DJ Kirkby said...

I really don't get the Starbucks writing thing but it's good that it works so well for you. Your poor dad, how did he manage to do that? x

JJ Beattie said...

DJ, nor do I! If I'm at home, I have to have total silence and preferably an empty apartment. But when I come to Starbucks, there's loud music playing and lots of chatter. However, the chatter is in Thai and I can only understand 'please can I have a chicken fried rice?' which you don't hear much in Starbucks... (not really, my Thai is a bit better than that!) The music... well I quite like it but not enough to sing along to so I don't, whereas I would at home.

I just know at home I get side tracked and in Starbucks I don't. It's a mystery, and it'll be different in a week or so!

Rebecca said...

I wouldn't think too much on the starbucks writing mystery - just accept it as a good thing and go with it.

There is no Starbucks where I live and all I do is procrastinate.

Queenie said...

Great, thanks, that's my next blog post sorted out!

Leatherdykeuk said...

Super answers JJ :)

Helen said...

I was thinking what mine would be as I was reading yours, so will definitely do this.(tho twitter might be one of them...)

Helen said...

ok just re-read and saw that this was a blog aaward and not just a meme. Thank you!

SueG said...

Great, and thanks. I'll be obsessing about this today and write it up tomorrow :-)

Amanda said...

Congrats on the award JJ. Great answers! x

JJ Beattie said...

Rebecca, you're right of course. When the Starbucks magic runs out, I'll probably be happiest at home again!

Queenie, sorry I meant to get over to let you know...

Rachel, thank you.

Helen, Twitter? Schmitter. Okay, if you must and you're welcome.

Sue, LOL.

Amanda, thank you.

Debs said...

Great answers.

I could worry for a living too. Hope your dad is on the mend very soon.

Carol said...

Congratulations on the award honey...tis very well deserved :-)

I loved your answers but have to say...where Tea??? *grins*

Awww, thank you for passing it on to me...I needed cheering up today and that has just put a big smile on my face!!

C x

Tam said...

You won the book giveaway over on my blog, honey. Can you email or DM your address please? x x