Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Thanking the Academy

I wrote the post on commentary a few days ago in earnest thanks for anyone who has ever taken the time to read and respond to something I have written. Now, within the past week, two people have offered me blog awards, which is so flattering... it's like little league soccer all over again!

I seem to find that so many of these are making their way around the blogosphere, and since I cannot keep up with who has received something and who has not, I'm just going to list them here and give you all my X's and O's because I carve out time daily for great blogs. Everyone wins! (See? It IS just like little league- your Happy Meal and juice box are in the car.)

I don't deserve recognition for anything, but I do enjoy reading the blogs of both who tagged me, so I'd like to thank them for thinking of me!

First off, Erin at ...and her heart is in ireland , gave me the Honest Scrap award...

So the rules of the award:
1 - Choose a minimum of 7 blogs you find brilliant in content or design.
2 - Show the 7 winners' names and links on your blog and leave a comment informing them that they were prized with "Honest Scrap." Well there's no prize, but they can keep the nifty icon.
3 - List at least 10 honest things about yourself.

I love lists, and I will never spurn an icon, so here goes:

1. I still tie shoelaces Bunny Ears style. I learned the Loop, Swoop & Pull technique as well, just never liked it as much.

2. I could never be a vegetarian.

3. For as well as they know and love me, no one in my family ever remembers that I loathe blueberry muffins and sugar ice-cream cones.

4. I do not particularly love running, but I do it anyway. I do like how I feel afterward.

5. I have a widow's peak, which, in my mind, makes me look like Dracula if my hair is pulled straight back. I find it annoying because I cannot sport cute little faux-hawks or bangs. I do the side-part thing and cover it, but haircuts are tricky because of it.

6. I wear the same jewelry daily, with the exception of statement-necklaces which I wear on occasion. Tiffany pearl earrings, my Aggie Ring (seen below) and possibly a diamond band that my parents gave me for my 18th birthday. I love it but it has to be worn on my right hand, otherwise people ask if I'm married/engaged. Sometimes people ask anyway. I feel like it's elementary that wedding rings are worn on left hands, but who even knows what they are teaching kids these days...

7. My brother is awesome. I have amazing girl friends, a cousin KH who is like a sister to me as well, but I don't think I was cut out for an actual sister.

8. Buyer's remorse is not something I am familiar with.

9. I make a delicious margherita pizza. (Am I hungry? This is the third food reference I've made...)

10. Forgive my lack of eloquence: I have no booty. Or hardly one- it's there and all, but unremarkable and easily missed. Jeans are miracle workers these days, but most other pants betray this inadequacy, which means I look better in skirts and dresses. I'm doing just fine in the Upstairs Department, but if I were ever going to get plastic surgery, it would seriously be butt implants. Maybe after I have kids or something? Stay tuned.

And #2...

Sunny, at Walking the Sunny Side of the Street, gave me the Premio Dardos award!

Premio Dardos' significance is the following:
"With the Premio Dardos is to recognize the values that each blogger uses to transmit cultural values, ethical, literary, personal, etc.. that, in short, demonstrate their creativity through the thought that is alive and remains intact from their letters, between his words. These stamps were created with the intention of promoting fraternization between bloggers, a way of showing affection and gratitude for a job that adds value to the Web. ”

The rules for receiving the prize are:

1) View the image of the stamp;
2) Link the blog for which you received the alert;
3) Choose 15 other blogs to those who receive the Premio Dardos.
4) And tell everyone, of course

Like I said- I do not know who has received which awards, but I am happy to recommend any of the blogs on my Following list because they are always well-written.

Thanks for the blog love, girls!

"The only normal people are the ones you don't know very well."
-Alfred Adler


Anonymous said...

May I just say I'm rather jealous you don't have a butt? I know that sounds weird but I will be struggling with the butt situation my whole life.

I also love how awesome I feel after running though some days I dread it.

Great list!

Bella@That damn expat said...

Thanks for stopping by my place! I love every comment I get!

And congrats on the awards! Your blog looks cute, I'll be back.

and her heart it is in ireland said...

You're welcome :) I love reading your blog!

I'm the same way with running and working out but I like it after.
I also wear the same jewelry almost every day - pearls, pearl earnings and a silver bracelet. Your A&M ring is gorgeous!

Good Girl Gone Blog said...

I just got pearl earrings from my parents and I rarely take them out. They make me feel so classy!

Anonymous said...

omg I SO have a HUGE widows peak too! Everyone always says it's a "sign of beauty!" and I want to punch them in the nose. I, too, think it makes me look like dracula and get so jealous when girls without them can pull their hair straight back into cute ponies, baring their whole straight hairline. Grrrr.

insomniaclolita said...

signature jewe;ries, loves it!!