In the midst of the swirl of the first week of classes, I was very charmed to be told by Jane Kennedy Sutton that she had selected me as one of the recipients of the Honest Scrap Award. You are so kind, Jane!
“The award rules are simple – pass the award to seven worthy bloggers who post from the heart, and list ten honest things about yourself.”
Well, here’s the ten honest things about me:
1. I have a very ambiguous relationship with academia.
2. I do think Old English is the most beautiful language to speak.
3. I would generally rather be in London.
4. I don’t think there is a greater pleasure than writing when it’s going well.
5. There is no more disconcerting feeling than not being able to write.
6. At present I am inordinately irritated by not being able to get into Facebook.
7. Becoming a medievalist taught me there is nothing original: very freeing.
8. Now, Voyager always makes me blub.
9. Peter Cook is the genius I would most like to be, but I’m not funny enough.
10. Sometimes I fantasize about getting in my car and just disappearing, drifting from town to town, working jobs that pay in cash and just writing, writing, writing. But I don’t think Kipper would like to live in my car (and where would I put the catbox?).
Now here are the seven bloggers I’ve chosen to pass this award to.
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