Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Summer Sun Award

I was nominated for this awesome award by my friend and fellow blogger, Shanah Wooldrage. I first met Shanah on Twitter, then in person at a writer's convention in Wisconsin. She's a lot of fun, full of energy, and very upbeat!

The intent of this award is to present it to someone who brightens your day either in blog format or in general and to have a little fun with giving up some summer secrets. This summer has flown by so quickly it's depressing, so I'm glad to have something to brighten my day!
Favourite song with summer in the title or the lyrics (give the line): Since I'm a pretty big Justin Timberlake fan, I have to go with Summer Love. You simply can't listen to that song without dancing!

Favourite book about summer: Wow, I can't really remember which books took place in the summertime. I'm sure I've read many, I just have a crappy memory. Doesn't Lauren Oliver's Delirium take place then?

Favourite hot summer film: Sadly enough, I know just about every line of The Goonies, but I can't remember if it took place in the summer. Didn't Mouth give Bran crap that they could've spent their summer cruising around if he hadn't failed his driver's test? I know they're wearing coats in most of the film, but they live in a colder area. Either way, that's going to be my answer. It's my favorite movie in any category.

Favourite summer memory: On our fifth wedding anniversary (4th of July) we had over 50 people camping in the yard of our lake home. It was so much fun having my friends and family all together, it was like our wedding day all over again. Then there was a giant storm that freaked us out, forcing a bunch of us to huddle in the garage until 4 in the morning. I remember my dad coming out in the middle of the night telling "us kids" it was time to go to bed. I hadn't been told that in over decade. The weekend was filled with craziness.

Favourite summer holiday destination: That would have to be our lake home. It's only two hours away so we go there quite often, although with all the other things we have going on in the summer, it's not often enough. I do some really great writing while there.

What books will be in your suitcase this summer? I challenged myself to read an obnoxious amount of books this summer so I won't list them all, but the best reads so far were: One by LeighAnn Kopans, Foreign Identity by Becca J. Campbell, Rats Saw God by Rob Thomas, Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk, The Future of Us by Jay Asher, Death and Kisses by Clover Autrey, The Way We Fall by Megan Crewe, and Paper Towns by John Green. I highly recommend each and every one of them!

What’s your likely destination this summer? We were already up by Canada a couple of weeks ago for a fishing trip with my parents and siblings. The only destination left is our lake home. And I'm okay with that.

What hottie would you most like to be sharing the hot days and long nights with this summer? Ummm, other than my husband? Okay, if you're going to twist my arm I would have to say Jack Johnson. He has an amazing voice, a gentle soul, and can surf the hell out of those Hawaiian waves. One day I hope to spend a summer in Hawaii...

Here are the rules:

1. Display the Summer Sun Award logo and link back to the blog of the person who nominated you.
2. Answer the questions listed above.
3. Nominate a further eight lucky recipients (one for each sun-ray).

I nominate the following people for brightening various areas of my internet life (they're all a giant ball of fun in my life, and I'm thankful I met them all!):


C.J. Sullivan said...

Thank you! Looking forward to doing the post and passing it on! :)

Anonymous said...

Aw, thanks, Jen. This is a cool award and the questions are fun - and summery!
You're a woman after my own heart when it comes to The Goonies.

Shanah said...

Warm fuzzies! Miss you, girl!

Caryn Caldwell said...

Ha! I'm exactly the same way; if people gave me a list of songs/books/whatever about summer, I'd probably recognize most of them. But ask me to list some on my own, and I'm lost. Though I *think* Goonies takes place in the summer? Doesn't it? Speaking of summer, hope you're enjoying yours!

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Enjoy your summer and congrats on the award. Lake house? Sounds relaxing.

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