Honest Scrap Award

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.

Elena Steier

The Raven’s Ecritoire

Marja Leena Rathje

The New England Anomaly

Kim Clune

Dana Fredsti

Shades of Purple

Please stop by and visit these blogs. Consider leaving comments so they know you have shared their words. Thanks for stopping by here — it’s always appreciated.


  1. Enjoyed finding out more about you. Living in your car with your cat – now that sounds like best seller material to me! Why can't you get into Facebook?

  2. K. A. Laity says:

    LOL — there seems to be some kind of glitch that is bumping a significant portion of people out of logging on. I was finally able to login but couldn't do anything but change my status to say that I was really peeved (no, not in quite such polite language either).I have had a strange recurring fantasy of life on the road. It's the American dream, in a twisted sort of way. Early Springsteen songs still affect me with the fear, the need to escape.The first thing (other than school prizes) that I won with my writing was Springsteen tickets.

  3. I feel honored and humbled. Now I have to write something!Dammit Kate…you're making me work!!

  4. K. A. Laity says:

    Hee hee! That's the aim, Cranky.

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