Friday, June 1, 2012


You may be asking, "Frankenpost? What up with that, Mina?" Well, I'll tell ya - I done been tagged for awards by three hoopy froods from the Blogosphere and, because I'm old, tired, and congenitally lazy, am combining all award responsibilities into one post...and then merrily messing with them and thrusting the onus of the work onto whomever feels like signing up for it. So that's what up with that.

For all of these awards, you're supposed to write a blog post in which you thank the hep cat who nominated you, and link back to that gal or guy's blog. This I will do for all three. One award requires you to answer a series of questions, all three want you to put any number of facts about yourself and then nominate any number of others for said award (click on the respective blogs, linked below, for exact instructions on that particular award). These last two points are where I'll shirk my duties, but in a totally groovy way. Just wait, you'll see...

Thanks to Jolie Du Pre (what a friggin' awesome name!) from Precious Monsters, a blog about...well, monsters. Dudes, her 10 Interesting Ghost Facts post had me twitching for the rest of the evening, the night I checked it out. (I have this love of things creepy with a constitution perversely incapable of supporting it.) For this version of the Kreativ Blogger award, there are ten questions to answer, which I'll cover at the end of this post. You're also supposed to list ten random facts about yourself and nominate seven other bloggers for the award.

Thanks also go to L.G. Keltner of Writing Off the Edge. Her flash fiction entry for that contest in which I recently participated, Nuance, was chillingly brilliant. I suggest y'all check it out at warp speed. The Versatile Blogger award requires listing seven random facts about yourself and nominate fifteen other bloggers for the award (holy crap; fifteen!)

And finally, thanks to Chris Fries from
A Writer's Expanding and Slightly-Warped Universe, who nominated me for both the Versatile and Stylish awards (you're killing me over here, Chris). ;-) The Stylish Blogger award requires you to list seven random facts about yourself and nominate anywhere from five to fifteen other bloggers for the award.

Dang, y'all. That's a whole lotta fact-finding and nominating to tackle, wouldn't you agree? Now do you feel some pity for my poor, lazy ass? Sure you do.

OK, so; to answer the ten questions for the Kreativ Blogger award:

1. What is your fave song?
Promised You a Miracle by Simple Minds.

2.  Favorite Dessert?
Häagen-Dazs® Rocky Road Ice Cream (Oh, Lord, yes...)

3. What ticks you off?
Extremists, whether they swing to the far right or left. Either way, from what I've seen, extremists are yellers who've no interest whatever in hearing the other side of the argument, much less concede that the person on the other side of it could, just possibly, have a wee bit of a point.

4. When you're upset what do you do?
Constructive things. (You know; cry/smoke/drink.)

5. What is your favorite pet?
All my life I've wanted doggies and have yet to live somewhere they're allowed. So I've no proper answer to this question.

6. Which do you prefer black or white?
Black, baby.

7. What is your biggest fear?
Never fulfilling my potential. Oh, and rats. Euw.

8. What is your attitude?
One of resignation, I suppose.

9. What is perfection?
Rocking out with like-minded folks (especially if they're playing my tunes; that's like, WHOA!) :-)

10. What is your guilty pleasure?
Y'all, life's too long and hard, I don't believe in feeling guilty for whatever happens to bring me pleasure, when I've so little of it. But to play along with what I reckon this lame-ass question's aiming at, I'm hooked on The Jersey Shore. Satisfied?

OK, SO ~ rather than tagging folks, I'm inviting all of you to tag yourselves! (Get your minds out of the gutter, you know what I mean.) Put yourself down on the linky list below and post a comment stating 1. who you are, 2. the name of your blog, and 3. which of these awards you wish to claim. Follow the instructions for that award and then lemme know when you're done so I can check out your bad self.

Examples of what you're supposed to put in the Comment:
I'm Big Bad Wolf from "The Better to Eat You With, My Dear" and I'm Kreativ (and a bad speller)!

I'm Little Red Riding Hood from "Eat This, Wolfie!" and I'm Versatile!

I'm Grandma of "Where's That Woodsman When You Need Him?" and I'm Stylish!
Got it? Good. Now GO!


  1. I'm Mina Lobo of "Some Dark Romantic," and I am le tired, y'all. :-D

  2. Just commenting to thank you for speaking so kindly of me. It's always nice to get such positive feedback!

    1. It's my pleasure, L.G. - and all part of the love-fest that is blogging! ;-)

  3. Congrats on the awards!!!!!! :D I love Promised you a miracle too. I remember when I bought the album in the 80s, being so surprised to see the gold and purple swirled vinyl. I had no idea it was a coloured vinyl record!

    1. No way, was it?????????? I really had no idea; that is so freakin' sweet!!!!! :-)

    2. Hey, JoJo, you don't wanna put your name/blog on the linky list????? C'mon, your eyes say no-no, but your fingers, they type si-si! ;-)

  4. I'm Mistress Rains from the Paranormal Dungeon.... Hey, maybe I should change my blog's name to that! Congratulations on the awards. As you said, a lot have been going around lately. Extremists tick me off too, and now I want some ice cream.

    1. Aw, c'mon, Christine - put yourself on that there linky list! Ain't nobody else wanna play??? :-)

      And Dude: I ALWAYS want ice cream! (And does it ever show.) :-/

  5. I can't understand how extremists can be so set in their ways that they can't even bother to listen to others.

  6. "Constructive things. (You know; cry/smoke/drink.)" Hahahaha. Classic!!
    I am with you about the awards too. For me. I am usually too tired to answer a bunch of questions, hehehe. :)


  7. Love your style, Miss Mina :) So yeah, of course yer gonna get the Stylish Award. Really enjoyed your answers, and this is definitely award season. Congratulations on al of 'em!

  8. @a.eye - I know, right??? I can agree to disagree, but as soon as someone's voice rises, I tune out.

    @Cherie - Thanks, lady!

    @Andrea - There's just not enough time to do all this fun stuff justice, is there?

    @Chris - Thank you, good sir. And congrats to you, as well!


C'mon, post a comment. All the cool kids do.