. Athena's Books: Sunday's are for Blogging: My First Blog Award, 10 Things About Me, 10 Blogs I Love
Sunday, February 14, 2010

Sunday's are for Blogging: My First Blog Award, 10 Things About Me, 10 Blogs I Love

Sunday's are for Blogging...Raves Only Today


Wow! My first award! Thanks go out to Natalie at This Purple Crayon for the pink bling! Like Natalie, I don't know where this award comes from or what it all means, but it looks great and it's a great spirit booster for a little blogger like me. About the only thing I do know about the award is that I have to list ten things you may not know about me and then pass it on to 10 other bloggers.

1. My first name is Minerva and that is the name of a Roman goddess...the equivelant of the Greek Athena. And it's also my mother's middle name and we are both called Minnie by family and friends (except people pronounce her name with more of a Spanish flair and mine like Minnie Mouse).
2. I have a "Holy Cow" Boston Terrier named Larry..."Holy Cow" because that's exactly what you would say if you saw him...he's huge! The heavy weight of dogs! And he has a nagging "wife" named Skippy. She's a slender Rat Terrier.
3. I used to be a high school English teacher and I absolutely loved teaching the great Greek tragedy, Antigone written by Sophocles. I also loved doing all those artsy type projects that now don't work so well in World History AP.
4. I am currently addicted to Sprite...that's all I want to drink whenever I go out to eat.
5. I love that song by Train...Hey, Soul Sister.
6. That song, Fifteen by Taylor Swift, has actually made me cry. Why? Maybe because I have a daughter and one day she will be fifteen and everything that song says is so true...
7. I have a 12 year old son, a 10 year old daughter, and a 7 year old son. Wow...will one day have three teenagers in the house!
8. I live in deep, deep South Texas...pretty close to the Mexican border!
9. I will one day be a published YA author...if I ever get my act together!
10. I play the saxophone at church...my speciality is the soprano sax, like Kenny G. You can call me Minnie V.

Now...I pass on the award to 10 awesome blogs...

1. Jessica at Joy Marie's Boutique

3. Lauryn at Seed Thoughts

5. Mrs. Addison at Wonderfully Chaotic

6. Lisa (YA author) at Lisa Schroeder

8. Carrie at Books and Movies

9. Naomi at YA Books and More

10. Angie at Angieville
Just grab the award and go post it on your blog...tell us somethings we don't know and then pass it on.


Elisabeth Marie said...

Aww why thank you! :)

naomibates said...

Cool! I made your list!!! Thanks Minerva : ) I also love deep South Texas. Taught on the Texas/Mexico border for three years. Love the culture, the people, everything.
Great blog!!!!

june said...

My goodness Minerva. I just found out you gave me this award! I want to give you one and was looking for a way to contact you. I can't pull up your email. I was reading through your posts and ran across this. You can imagine my surprise. Thank you so much. Now if I could only get your email! I want to send you your award! :-)