Running With Scissors

So Mr. Wiswell gets an award without any crazy rules and decides to make up his own, because that’s how he rolls. He did ask rather nicely, and the blog compliments flattered my vain soul, so I shall play along. As requested, here is a photo of yours truly with the sharpest object in my house.

I get more than a little gleeful with my fabric shears. I uh… inherited (stole?) these bad boys from my mom (she doesn’t sew anyway so she probably doesn’t miss them). The shears are older than I am, but they’re still wickedly sharp and have tasted blood many a time.

Thanks for the award John!

Now on to the details. The rules are all fairly basic:

The Liebster Blog Award originated in Germany
(Liebster means “favourite” or “dearest” in German)

In accepting this award, the recipient agrees to:
1. Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.
2. Reveal your top 5 picks for the award and let them know.
3. Post the award on your blog.
4. Bask in the love from the most supportive people in the blogosphere.
5. And, lastly – have fun and spread the karma!

I haven’t done one of these in a while, so I’m checking my posts for those whom I haven’t awarded before. I feel like I’ve awarded you all, (You readers are all brilliant!) but it turns out there are still some more on my list

Tiyana Marie White – Whose thoughts and observations on writing are full of introspection. She always follows up each post with great questions that help me examine my writing process. ALSO Tiyana is incredibly talented and writes music! That’s a super human feat to me!
Stephen Watkins – One of the first fellows I ran into on my blogging journey, we both started out unpublished, and now he’s had writing featured in Fantasy Magazine (GO Stephen!). I’ve been following his latest posts on business and the publishing industry with great interest. He’s written a good summary of changes to the market, and how this might impact writers. At the very least, a good read to know what’s going on.
Harry Markov – Who is one of the busiest people I know. He’s always got a handful of projects going, despite being in university, and working full time. He’s got regular posts featuring the culture of Bulgaria, as well as short story reviews. Also he is a sweetheart, and my writing buddy so he gets to hear all the whining that you don’t. Poor guy.
Kristan Hoffman – One of my lovely beta readers whose blog makes me want to hug someone. It’s one part honesty, one part dreaminess, plus a generous sprinkling of photography. She’s one of the most dedicated writers I know! Also, her dog Riley is a complete a cutie pie.
Anthony Lee Collins – Writer of mystery with a touch of magical realism. His writing and novels are up on his website for public consumption. He has been at this for a long time, and he’s probably written something about every writing topic you can think of.

And you know what would really make my day? If you recipients also shared a photo of the oldest object you can find in your house. Optional of course, but I’m nosy and I’ve watched too many episodes of Antiques Roadshow 😉


  1. Well, thanks.

    Hmm. Gee… I’ve been getting a few of these awards again, lately. Besides this I’ve gotten what… two, three in the past month or two… Must be something in the water?

    But… oldest thing in my house? Hmm. I honestly don’t know what that would be…

  2. Wow, thank you. I will definitely pay this forward, as they say.

    I will not take a picture with the oldest thing in my apartment, mostly because I don’t have a camera. Also, I was alarmed when I thought the oldest thing in my apartment might be me, but then I was reassured to remember that I own some books which are older. 🙂

    1. T. S. Bazelli Author

      Oh that’s fine, I thought a few people might have a little fun with it 😉 Hmm, you know I’m not really sure what the oldest thing in my house is… perhaps the polished thunder egg I saved from a childhood rock collection.

    2. Anthony: you’re not the only one that thought that about the house. I’ve an inkling that, besides the house itself (which is considerably older than me), it is quite possible I am the oldest thing in my house.

  3. Oh boy! I’m like Stephen here, wondering where all these awards are coming from–LoL! But this is cool. Thanks for the kind words. 🙂

    I think I have an electric blender that’s older than me…or close, heh. Not quite as scary as your undullable scissors, hehe, but I’ll try to get a pic up when I can.

      1. Anthony Lee Collins

        My mother, who is over 90, has a meat grinder that originally belonged to her mother. It clamps on the side of a table or counter; you put the meat in the top. and then you turn a crank on the side. It looks like it’s made of cast iron, and it will probably outlast all of us.

  4. Aww, thanks for the award and the kind words. Riley especially thinks you are very smart and beautiful and wise. 😉

    Hm, oldest thing in our condo is probably Andy’s stuffed bear, which is so raggedy I thought it was a lamb!

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