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Supermassive Morrislove

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(Yes, this image is HUGE. I uploaded it to photobucket last night, but today when I went to resize it down, I couldn't log on to photobucket. So ... enjoy the super-size crystal beauty!!!)

A big box from my publisher marked "FRAGILE" was waiting for me when I got home last night. And this piece of gorgeous art was waiting inside, cocooned carefully in layers of bubble wrap.

I'm not sure where I'm going to keep it yet ... for now it's on the piano. I have to figure out a place where it won't ever fall off and break (like in an earthquake!).


I finally figured out how to upload my video speech for the ALA Morris Award ceremony to YouTube so that the image is natural, instead of backwards/mirror image. (I saved it as an mp4 file instead of mov).

Now this speech is actually a "thank you for the nomination" speech - when I recorded it, I had no idea that I'd won. But it ended up working well as an acceptance speech, too. It took me two days and about 12 takes to get it right, but I'm really glad I did it! I memorized all eleven names of the people on the Morris panel, and a lot of those 12 takes were me forgetting or mangling a name. LOL.

Yes, the lighting is weird - which adds to my "shiny" look - and yes, I have chipmunk cheeks. *shrug* A year ago, I never would have posted a 3-minute video that is just MY TALKING HEAD. But once you publish a book, you end up doing all kinds of things that push you outside your comfort zone. Which is actually healthy.


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jo_no_anne
Jan. 27th, 2010 02:55 pm (UTC)
Awwww, you're so cute! I'll bet the audience loved your video. I would also like a non-punctury, non-hurty tattoo.
lkmadigan
Jan. 28th, 2010 01:41 am (UTC)
Thanks, JoAnne! YOU are so cute!!!
sheela_chari
Jan. 27th, 2010 03:15 pm (UTC)
That was fun watching you, Lisa. Over the years, I've read your words and seen your avatar with your face reduced to 100 x 100 pixels, and now they came together with a live version of you talking!

A very gracious speech...the Morris will find just the right spot in your home, I'm sure. Congratulations again, Lisa!
lkmadigan
Jan. 28th, 2010 01:41 am (UTC)
Thanks, Sheela. I hope it wasn't too much of a disconnect. LOL!

xo
kimberleylittle
Jan. 27th, 2010 03:23 pm (UTC)
LOVE IT! You're adorable and you did a great job.
lkmadigan
Jan. 28th, 2010 01:42 am (UTC)
Thanks, Kimberley!
sarah_create
Jan. 27th, 2010 03:28 pm (UTC)
Wow. The award looks awesome.
Thanks for posting the video.
lkmadigan
Jan. 28th, 2010 01:42 am (UTC)
Aw, thanks, Sarah!
anywherebeyond
Jan. 27th, 2010 03:50 pm (UTC)
I want my name on there too! I have no right to it. I just want it. LOL What a great video! YAY YOU MORRIS AWARD WINNER!
lkmadigan
Jan. 28th, 2010 01:42 am (UTC)
Oh believe me ... your award is coming, Saundra ...!!

xo
newport2newport
Jan. 27th, 2010 03:56 pm (UTC)
Great video! You come across as warm and sweet and funny as you *are* in real life.

lkmadigan
Jan. 28th, 2010 01:43 am (UTC)
Oh, thanks, Melodye.

xo
tracyworld
Jan. 27th, 2010 04:06 pm (UTC)
That was a wonderful video and I'm so glad I got this extra glimpse into the woman I know only through cyber-space. You did a fantastic job and I'm in awe of your recitation of the librarians' names. Congratulations again on that beautiful award!
lkmadigan
Jan. 28th, 2010 01:43 am (UTC)
Thank you so much, Tracy!!
jamarattigan
Jan. 27th, 2010 04:29 pm (UTC)
What a beautiful HUGE award, so well deserved. LOVE the video (and your lovely blue eyes). Thanks for sharing. Congratulations again!!
lkmadigan
Jan. 28th, 2010 01:43 am (UTC)
Thanks, Jama!!
cmfletcher
Jan. 27th, 2010 05:06 pm (UTC)
Lisa, this is so funny and wonderful. If I was on the Morris Award committee, I would feel very appreciated indeed. Yay!
robinellen
Jan. 27th, 2010 05:38 pm (UTC)
The beginning of this totally cracked me up (and DH too, as he was sitting in the office when I played it) -- great job, Lisa :D
lkmadigan
Jan. 28th, 2010 01:44 am (UTC)
Oh, I'm glad it made you laugh, Robin.

My sense of humor can be ... quirky.

:-)
writewong.blogspot.com
Jan. 28th, 2010 06:28 am (UTC)
UR QT


Lisa.

AWESOME.

Just. Plain. Adorable. Andsofunny!!!



-Ilene

cynthialord
Jan. 28th, 2010 10:57 am (UTC)
Wonderful!!!!!
rentschler.wordpress.com
Jan. 28th, 2010 07:51 pm (UTC)
Congratulations!
Catching up after missing a couple weeks and this is what I find?? Wowie! Congratulations!!

And don't you look wonderful! Nice to "see" you!
I look forward to reading this award winning novel.

~Sherry (twitter's poetphoenix)
(Anonymous)
Jan. 28th, 2010 10:55 pm (UTC)
Fabulous, Lisa! And so exciting. You earned it and I'm glad I was along on part of that ride you took.
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