Saturday, February 27, 2010

SO, WHICH LIE IS TRUE? ~ By Absolutely*Kate, all because of Laurita Miller, both proudly from Harbinger*33

SO, Which LIE
is TRUE?
~ By Absolutely*Kate,
all because of Laurita Miller 

Well, well, well . . . when The Brain Droppings of the lovely Laurita Miller (once the fiance and always the muse of Edgar Allen Poe), went splish-splash-squishin' all over tarnation, an award slid right across the WebTown scene that sure made me mighty proud, mighty pleased and OH, so sensationally serene!

"CREATIVE WRITER BLOGGER AWARD PRESENTED TO - Absolutely*Kate proprietor of AT THE BIJOU. There's no doubt her outrageousness will spill into new realms."  ~ Author, Laurita Miller

"WOWZERS! THANKS LAURITA!", says me, Absolutely*Kate, a humble promoter, believing in believers, writing and dancing with the best writers and wits I know . . . here AT THE BIJOU show, because, geeeeeez ~ what else are you gonna do with such a mighty vs motley crew? Well, other than showing their great writes up AT THE BIJOU's BigScreen, come every Double*Feature Tuesday & Thursday, and putting 33 of 'em into a manifesting of their authoring destiny in HARBINGER*33? (the book ~ Eric Beetner, Anthony Venutolo and Ian Rochford are still working on the screenplay, before the movie can come out, while Michael J. Solender and Madame Z keep amusing the costume seamstress with outlandish requests involving plumage). Laurita designed the seaworthy banner over there to herald the great things to come for Harbinger*33 ~

Now . . . It seems by the Articles of Contention attached to this here shimmery creative award, I'm supposed to spin you SIX LIES AND ONE TRUTH. You, dear reader and BIJOU afficiando, then get to figger out which ones shed doubt and which one rings true-blue. I get the pleasure as well of Thankin' my benefactress, the lovely Laurita who received this award and passed it my way . . . and then (drumroll please, adjust my spots, Eddie) . . . I get to award "The Creative Writer Blogger" award three other worthies' blog*ways. Hmmm, too difficult to narrow down ... but I'll give it some thought.

I most heartily *thank* author Laurita Miller, for this generous bestowment. She's one of my fave writers who gives fantasy a whole new shadowy shade of true-grue . . . My congrats to my comrade and fellow HARBINGER*33 ship'shape-mate on FOUR WHOLE YEARS of bloggin' her meandering mind fanciful free over at that afore'plugged way cool joint, Brain Droppings! Wow, Laurita just gets more intricate in how she webs her weave over imagination, subconscious finery, and a grace which makes shadows shimmer a new hue o'glisteny grey. You can certainly delve into her originals HERE AT THE BIJOU, another of her other homes to haunt around WebTown ~ "The Neighbours" and "The Fetch". (Not to be confused with "Fetch the Neighbours" ~ Read 'em both and you'll see what I mean! Don't try that at home, folks, I'm warnin' you.)

( But can you spot the truth? )

1. I was the understudy for Etta in "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid", learning much from Ms Katherine Ross.

2. My grandmother, Helen Kozel was a Ziegfeld Girl.

3. I was on the sailing crew of the Bermuda One-Two race with the president of the Newport Yacht Club and a cargo of rum.

4. I presented a thirsty John Newcombe his Gatorade at the World Team Tennis Tournament, and he winked at me.

5. I wrote an eye-witness account of the Kent State shootings on May 4, 1970, from the edge of the crowd.

6. I was at Woodstock and my elbow can be seen in the back left hand corner of your album cover.

7. I had a filet mignon dinner with the president of Yale, following the Yale-Harvard football game. Boolah, Boolah!

* * * * * * *

To paraphrase lovely Laurita's acceptance speech ~ It's fitting, perhaps, that I have been gifted this Bald Faced Liar Creative Writer award. Being Outrageous is as good a way as any to celebrate life fully, with moxie. The world needs more moxie.

The rules attached to this award are as follows:

1. Thank the person who gave you this award. ( DONE! )

2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog. ( YEP! )

3. Link to the person who nominated you.  ( SEVERAL SHAMEFUL PLUGS MADE! )

4. Tell up to six outrageous lies about yourself and one outrageous truth.  ( EASY! )

5. Nominate 3 creative writers who most likely will have fun coming up with outrageous lies.  ( DIFFICULT! )

6. Post links to the 3 blogs you nominate. ( FOLLOWS ... BUT TOUGH CHOICES, MOST OF MY BEST FRIENDS ARE OUTRAGEOUS! )

7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know you nominated them. ( GONNA DO THAT )

I Nominate The Outrageous
*Creative Writer Blog Award*
  To ~

Michael J, soul of Solender at ~ The Not
Because he invented Outrageous, right after the lightbulb
which he delights in holding over his noggin.

Irrepressible Zelda, Madame Z at ~ Get-Your-Z's
~ for what is more Outrageous than a Pirate Queen
with a loose cutlass?

Clever Carrie the Clevenger at ~ MindSpeak
~ Outrageously reported to be the mother of
the Phantom of THE BIJOU's spirited offspring!


~ Absolutely*Kate,
shy, introverted and learning what Life has to offer,
Outrageously so . . . more so because of all of You! 


Crybbe666 said...

A richly deserved award, Kate. Received in your usually modest way. Laurita is a great judge...

Crybbe666 said...

Sorry, forgot to name the truth, well, the truth as I see it.

Ithink it was Newc. He is an Aussie and he knows a good thing when he sees it. No wonder he winked!!!

Linda said...

Congrats dear AK, much deserved award! I think #2 is the truth -- why not? You love all things muscial and magical and romantic. Peace, Linda

Michael Solender said...

i am humbly humbled ...

Kate Pilarcik ~ absolutely said...

You humbled? Hmmm MICHAEL ~ Outrageous or True?

PAULIE, your accent as usual is Aussie divine, but is it True?

LOVELY LINDA ~ you captured my nature, *blush*, but did you conjure the veritable verve?

Harry said...

I think any of these could be true. I figure you more for rum runner than water-girl so I'm guessing number 3. Congratulations!

Laurita said...

Thanks for the oh-so-loud shout out, A*K. I was right about the new realms. I think #2 is the true just cause you must have inherited some of grandma's sass and class and, oh yeah, moxie.

Carrie Clevenger said...

I'm guessing 2. My grandmother, Helen Kozel was a Ziegfeld Girl.
is your truth. The Bijou and YOU especially deserve this and more. You work tirelessly to entertain and I love you for it.

PS, I love your emails.

Anonymous said...

I bow to you all, which is long for Ya'll.

Wendy said...

Oh, MsKatieMoxieMae, you know I'll try anything once, twice if I like it, three times to make sure, and I've been in more laps than a I'm thinking that your #7 is probably the truth be told. ..looks like lots of folks are trying to win...the score never interests me, only the game.

Salvatore Buttaci said...

Kate, you sure can tell 'em!

I used to lie a lot too, but my nose got so freaking long that one day I poked a neighbor lady from across the street and spent two nights in county jail for assault and battery!

Tony Noland said...

Very nice - I'm going to say #4 is the truth, the Gatorade and the wink.

Kate Pilarcik ~ absolutely said...

#4-SHERLOCKIAN AWARDS to the Aussie Paul and BIJOU newcomer, Mr Tony Noland ... INDEED I handed Newc his Gatorade and *oh yes*, he gave me the wink! (Wonders happen when a press-pass gets you courtside with your trusty Minolta)

As Laurita did (I suspected), there's a poppin' kernel of truth in each of mine . . .

#1 - I wished it so ... (sigh)

#2 - My grandFather had his own theatre as a young'man ... and I'm FunnyGirl's (Fannie Brice ala Streisand) biggest fan. > THANKS Linda, Laurita, Carrie - I'll live up to all the grand moxie sweet'livin' stuff you said!

#3 - All true except for the actual race (which Newport YachtClub pres Cap'n Jack & Sailor Darren did) - I crewed with 'em for the sailing only from Mystic to Newport and learned how us sailors shoot pool for drinks'winnings on a weekend spree (You know me so well, Har)

#5 - OK, I was younger than the college crowd then, but lived 30'mi away and my Dad was at Kent, in one of the A&P's he supervised that day ... plus I'm a peacenik and own a KSU t'shirt I'm right proud of.

#6 - Again, too young at concert time and still in Ohio, but in July 2006, went to Woodstock and saw CSN&Y play again where first they did! (And I was barefoot and groovin')

#7 - Did go to the Yale-Harvard game. Have met many Yale dignitaries that are just cool folks to hang with, including Ambassadors to two EU countries - but not the Pres yet. Did buy a used book at a funky-book-browse musty shop along the river and discovered he, (Yale's pres) originally owned my book ... and had RibEye steak with Prof the day I thought filet mignon. (Way to go, sweet Sugar - you trust me to let anything fly!)

Thanks again Laurita for the award and the fun ... Sal'nocchio ~ I betcha you *tale* a million of 'em ... Jeanette, I just love'you.

~ Absolutely*happy-Kate, now hurrying and scurrying to get AT THE BIJOU ready for MARCH MOVIE MEMORIES & MAYHEM ... first starring the screenplay and movie of Anthony Venutolo and Eric Beetner. Y'all come back now!