Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Awe, Sweet

Ashley Nixon gave me this award last week. I HAD to accept. Have you seen the title of my book?

The requirements for this award are as follows: 

1. Link it back to my giver (check).

2. Tell you seven things about me (see below).

3. Award it to fifteen other blogs and let them know (um, 15?) Okay, here goes: 

Ansha Kotyk
 First Page Panda
Julie Musil
Julia Darcey
4RV Reading, Writing, & Art News
Trisha Leaver
Kip Wilson
Kristi at Mother. Write. (Repeat.)
Kate Scott: My Life in Fiction
Marisa Hopkins
Carolina Valdez Miller
Cambria Dillon
Sophia the Writer
Leigh T. Moore
Jennifer Carson

This list is a mixture of crit partners, agent-mates, bloggy writer friends, and just plain cool blogs for writers. Enjoy them all!

Ok, now, 7 things about me.

1. My favorite movie of all time is Footloose, starring Kevin Bacon. Maybe it's because Kevin Bacon is STILL hot. Or maybe it's because I was the age of the characters when the movie came out. Or maybe because the soundtrack is one of the best ever. I loved dancing to this song at high school dances. 

2. In high school I wrote poetry. A lot of poetry. And submitted my work to anthologies--in fact, several poems were published. In books which I purchased. Ugh. Yes, I fell for it.
3. I know I've mentioned this before, but I love the band AMERICA. I've seen them over 20 times (going in August) and met them several times.
 And if you think they only sing oldies like SISTER GOLDEN HAIR and HORSE WITH NO NAME, check out this video from a few years ago.

4. But my first concert was in 1984 to see CHICAGO at the Worcester Centrum in Worcester, MA. And yes, it was before Peter Cetera left the band. Since then I've actually seen AMERICA perform with CHICAGO several times.
5. Lest you think I only like classic rock, I'm hoping to find someone who'll see DAUGHTRY with me this summer.
6. Or LIFEHOUSE. Or both. I know I should have caught the tour they did together last summer. 
7. In 1988, I saw AEROSMITH with GUNS 'N ROSES. It may or may not have been because of a cute boy. But I love seeing the expressions on people's faces when I tell them I saw this show--because it's so far outside my musical taste. DREAM ON still rocks. :)


Theresa Milstein said...

Congratulations on your sweet award.

Footloose, I loved that film! Did you ever hear the scene that discusses is in that TV show "Just Shoot Me"? So funny!

Natasha said...

I will totally see Daughtry with you!!
And I'm a closet hard rock/metal fan. And I never got to see G&R... sad frowny. But I'd LOVE to see Aerosmith!
DREAM ON totally ROCKS!!

Julie Musil said...

Kris, thanks so much for sharing your sweet award with me! And it's fun to learn you're a rocker chick at heart with great taste in music :D If I lived close to you I'd see Daughtry with you :(

Laura Josephsen said...

Congrats on the award!

I love Daughtry and Lifehouse. :D Daughtry was the only reason I watched American Idol that season. Lifehouse holds some great memories for me. Their music is so inspiring. (I also saw them play at a club right after their first album came out, almost ten years ago. Wow, the time flies.)

Kristine Asselin said...

Thanks everyone! I'd love it if a group of us could go to a concert--how cool would that be!

Talli Roland said...

Chicago! I love Chicago!

Congrats on the award.

Kate said...

Rock on Girl, Rock on!

LTM said...

AWW! No YOU are too sweet. :o) And hey! I saw GNR w/Metallica back in the 90s... Metallica was good. GNR had started the fast slide into self-destruction at that point.

But thanks! And yay! All hooked up~

Alicia Gregoire said...

I'm laughing about the Aerosmith and GNR show. I can totally picture people gaping when you tell them that.

Krista V. said...

Thanks for the award, Kris! I don't believe I've ever gotten this one before!

Marisa Hopkins said...

I've never seen America, but I have seen Chicago twice!

And oh man, I would have LOVED to see Aerosmith and Guns N' Roses!!! Love them!

Thanks so much for the award, Kris!

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Aw, thanks so much for the award, Kristine. Such a lovely one. Congrats on receiving it yourself.

LOVE Footloose! I remember jamming out to that movie. I also remember thinking Daughtry should've won Idol, but I guess it doesn't matter. He seems to be doing well enough. Hope you get a chance to see them live!

Solvang Sherrie said...

I love Daughtry! He was my favorite the season he was on Idol and we got to see his band live at the Indy 500 the following spring. LOVE him! Can I go with you? :D

Sophia the Writer said...

Aww thanks! I would go to Daughtry with you :)