Sunday, May 22, 2011
Cool Blogger Award
Thanks to Teralyn at A Writer's Journey (an awesome blog!) for giving me a Cool Blogger award. So now I have to tell you one cool thing about myself. And that is...um...
Okay, I don't know if this is cool, but it's certainly weird. I have been in a proper Turkish bathhouse, in Selçuk, Turkey. Naked, with strangers. And lying on a big stone slab. Naked, with strangers. And then a Turkish man scrubbed me with a loofah and attempted to make conversation.
"You are Australian?" he said, reaching for places I'd usually only let someone with a medical degree inspect.
"Yes," I squeaked.
"Ah," he said with a knowledgeable nod. "Yes, you are very dirty."
And who would have thought that situation could get any more awkward?
(And in my defence I was backpacking at the time, and I hadn't had a decent shower in ages, and you never realise before getting into a sauna/steam room/Turkish baths just how much grime is going to come out of your pores.)
And I'd like to share the love by pointing you all towards Mooderino at Moody Writing. Mood has some great posts about structure and craft.
And I am also now on Twitter. Scary, no? Well, I'm scared. Not Turkish bathhouse scared ...but close. So if you're on Twitter as well, and I'm not following you yet, leave your username in the comments and I'll get right on that. You probably won't hear much from me, because I am easily confused by hash tags, tiny urls, and many, many other things. But I'll muddle my way through!