Lovely Blogger Award!

I’ve been nominated for the One Lovely Blog award (not to be confused with the Beautiful Blogger award) by Of Mind or Matter; a beautifully written blog featuring philosophy, poetry, and a whole lot of humanity. Check it out!

The rules for this award are:

1.  Thank and link back to the person that nominated you… thanks again to Of Mind or Matter!

2   Post the award picture in your post.

3.  Tell 7 things about yourself:

  • I’ve eaten at some of the nicest restaurants in NY (Bluehill, Elevan Madison Park, Aldea), but nothing is as good as a greasy bacon, egg and cheese sandwich from the deli – and it needs the bright orange American cheese that melts like plastic 🙂 I’m drooling.
  • Here are the five countries I’m itching to see: Peru, Argentina, Ethiopia, Germany and Thailand.
  • I’m a literalist. The first time I was punished and my mom told me I couldn’t leave my bedroom for the whole day, I went to the bathroom in the closet. When my parents discovered it I tried to blame it on my cat.
  • All Mike has to do to make me cry is say the name of a sad movie and the waterworks will start. The first time I watched a sad movie with him, I couldn’t walk home I was crying so hard. At first he tried to comfort me, but when he realized there was no help for me he started cracking up. People passing by were giving him dirty looks for being so insensitive.
  • My superficial dream is to one day be able to get my entire wardrobe from Anthropologie (before things go on sale).
  • I over use exclamation marks. It’s gotten so bad that when a normal person uses an exclamation mark  have to use 4. I usually end up rereading my emails and replacing some of them with happy faces!!!!
  • I have a thing for older news men. Charley Rose and Brian Williams…so sexy. They can read the news to me anytime 🙂

4.  Nominate 9 other bloggers and notify them of the nomination. (Actually you’re supposed to nominate 15 but I’m sorry I just don’t read that many blogs!)

Here is my diverse list of nominations.  All are great site’s and are worth a visit so check them out.

I received the Versatile Blogger Award!


I’m about to head for Kentucky for a wedding/ hiking trip, but first I need to celebrate getting the Versatile Blogger Award!

Thank you so much Lada Ray for the nomination!

Versatile Blogger Award (VBA)

What is it?

The VBAs honor the blogger rather than specific posts. It’s a chance for bloggers to pat themselves on the back just like the Academy of actors does during the Oscars. Except there’s no golden statue. At least it hasn’t arrived yet. I’d accept a chocolate statue too.

As a recipient of this award, I now have the owner of nominating several more (excellent) blogs that deserve some recognition (and more followers)

Drum roll…

And the nominees/winners are (in no particular order):

  1. Lisa Bourque gives incredible, motivating advice on her blog Your Wild Heart.
  2. You’ll be blown away by Jesse Whitehead’s travel photography. I met him in Mozambique, but he’s been everywhere and does an amazing job of capturing nature’s beauty.
  3. Barmy’s I’ve Become My Parents. Hilarious anecdotes about being a young parent.
  4. Ever wonder what the service thinks about you? I love The Hook’s stories of crazy hotel guests.
  5. You can tag along on Rachel’s adventures in Australia with her blog Sing Like No One Is Listening.
  6. I love Cassie’s sense of humor and her funny charts.
  7. You’ll love Lynne Ayer’s writing and paintings in Beyond the Brush.
  8. You have to see Tricia A. Mitchell’s travel photos. You’ll feel like your on an amazing escape.
  9. You’ll always’ know what to watch next with Wonderful Cinema’s concise movie reviews.
  10. Add some poetry, jewelry and insight in your life with the Pigeon Heart blog.

Congratulations, winners!

And now I’m supposed to tell you 7 things about myself.

1. When I was a kid I was convinced I was born on Mars and raised by Apes. I thought an ape with wings flew to Earth and put my in my mom’s belly.

2.I studied opera for 4 years.

3. I went skydiving – and I hated it. I was shook up for days afterward.

4. Sometimes I talk to myself in a British, Southern, or Indian accent. I once read that that’s an early sign of schizophrenia. I had trouble sleeping that night.

5. I walk and talk in my sleep. One time I asked if I can pay for the bus with American Cheese. I often times wake myself up because I’m desperately trying to get the bugs off me, when there are obviously no bugs. Other times I wake up in the corner of the room and I can figure out how to open the tent zipper – because there’s no tent and no zipper. The more I write the crazier I sound. I should stop now.

6. I’ve never eaten at Red Lobster. Before College I had never heard of Chili’s, Ruby Tuesday’s, or Red Robin.

7. I mimic sounds when I hear them. I don’t realize I’m doing it, but I’ll mimic car alarms, baby noises, drum solos, you name it. I only know I’m doing it when I see Mike’s confused face.

Congrats to the new VBA winners, and thanks again Lada Ray!

Beautiful Blogger

I’ve been nominated for the Beautiful blogger award! Thank you so much, Claire!

I love these awards because they introduce us to so many great blogs. Here are some more blogs that I think should receive the Beautiful Blogger Award:

Like the World

Le Zoe Musings

Somersaulting Through Life

The Failte House

Inspiration and Chai