Fun-Day at My Dang Blog’s Fandangly Award Ceremony!

Award artwork courtesy of My Dang Blog!

So, Incredible Influencer (and fellow firestarter!) Suzanne Craig-Whytock at My Dang Blog premiered her award ceremony today! 

(Get the full scoop here:

Admittedly, I’m one of those people Suzanne Craig-Whytock references in her post. I did an award once or twice an eon ago, but my grumpy-even-at-forty-something self was grumbling something like “Who has time to do this?” and I stopped. 

I liked the questions though, and at the tail end of yet another hellish week (and not the fun kind) here in small-town Kansas, I set aside my inner cynic, and decided to participate.

So, yes, I’m awarding myself a Fandangly award because I’ve been doing the “Tarot Cards for Writing Inspiration” posts over at Horror Tree for almost two years now! That’s probably among the longest I’ve stuck with anything (Thanks, Horror Tree peeps!), including geographical locations! (Well, New Mexico would have reached the four-year mark, except combining COVID shutdown with a lack of internet availability prompted a relocation.)

Without further ado, here’s my answers to My Dang Blog‘s great award questions!

1) Who is your favourite drag queen and if you were a drag queen, what would your name be?

For my favourite drag queen, I’ll resort to picking one from my hometown, the “hostess-with-the-mostest” of Drag Queen Bingo and many other great events: Beneva Fruitville!

And I have to admit, I’m more of a behind-the-scenes stage manager type rather than someone who likes to be in the spotlight. So, I think my non-drag-queen name would be “Honey-could-you-bring-me-another-cup-of-tea?” and I would do so while reminding them the show goes up in five.

Yes, I have a secret love for clipboards!


2) Which customer at work creeps you out the most?

Well, I work from home, so I don’t really come into close contact with any creepy customers. In any case, my cats would definitely nominate me, especially when I’m a little stiff and I get up from my chair and start lurching around the house. “OMG, the monster is back. Everybody run and hide! I’ll hold them off!”–Cat Warrior Goddess Moon Pie




3) Have you set fire to anything lately?

I successfully managed NOT to set fire to the neighbourhood during the drought (Yes, I thought of you, Suzanne, for sure! My weird sense of humour was all like “Wouldn’t it be funny if I set fire to the neighbourhood, too?”) while doing a by-flickering-candlelight ritual curse protection ritual against the VBNs (very bad neighbours)! But indoors? Absolutely! I’m on a complete burning-food kick. Most recently, I let the water boil out on a pot of pasta and it set off the smoke alarm and scorched the bottom of the pan and everything. Sigh. That’s what I get for trying to make a series of impossible things happen in a short period of time. Double sigh.

Me and Suzanne hanging out IRL!

For some non-pyromaniac fun during NaNoWriMo, check out this month’s tarot card readings for inspiration! Or search the Horror Tree site with the term “tarot card” to see my past inspirational readings!

And my horoscopes are fun all year around–here’s November’s!

Random Turkey Trivia: The poop of turkey is shaped differently depending on the gender of the turkey. Males have J-shaped poop and females have coil-shaped poop.

Are you as fascinated by turkeys as I am? Check out my short story called “Two Smart Turkeys” in the Whodunit anthology!

33 thoughts on “Fun-Day at My Dang Blog’s Fandangly Award Ceremony!

      1. I’ve no idea! I was about to unplug it before I went out, when smoke and sparks and little flames started coming out . It stopped when I unplugged it, but there was no way I could use it again – I’ve had to get a new one. Luckily the hard drive wasn’t affected, so my work was safe. I’m glad I didn’t go out without unplugging it (like I sometimes do) or it could have set the house on fire. I still don’t know what caused it, and the computer repair man didn’t know either, he just knew it couldn’t be repaired. I reckon some kind of naughty elemental was fooling around with it – a salamander maybe!

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  1. I think I must be living too sheltered a life. I don’t have a favorite drag queen, can’t recall a time when I was creeped out, and haven’t set fire to anything other than maybe a marshmallow on the end of a stick for many years. Fun to think about though.

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  2. Congrats on the Fandangly! Haven’t seen any blog awards floating around in several years now. It used to be a lot of work if you got nominated for one – I like “no strings attached” approach. Drag Queen names are so creative……I like Brooke Lynn Hytes! Thanks for the info on turkey poop – how interesting that males and females add their own creative touch to doin’ their business.

    Hugs, Pam

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  3. ROFLMAO! I loved seeing Moon Pie…the difficult “customer” that she is. lol

    And the Turkey Trivia…interesting! Like, who knew? Well, you and now the rest of us thanks to you sharing. What a way to start a Monday! Thanks!

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    1. Ha, that bed is one of those self-warming ones (it’s not a plug-in one)…I think I got it from Chewy’s at one point quite a few years back! The kitty entourage over here loves it, Chaplin and Charlee!


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