Tag Archives: Versatile Blogger award

Double Whammy…Of AWESOME!

Now that my critical essay is finished and sent to my mentor, I can exclaim the good news! Thanks to kasiajames and  mywithershins, I have been nominated for the Versatile blogger not only two times in one week, but three times overall. I feel so lucky that I have found followers who appreciate the goal my blog has in its future. What goal, you ask? Foremost, it is a writing journal depicting my career as a writer. Yet, it is so much more than that. It’s a private diary opened up to share my deepest fears about the craft, a self-help book for handling the struggles, and a news cast of technology/book/writing related subjects.

The Versatile Blogger Award set a few rules for its nominees:

1. Thank the award-givers and link back to them in your post.

2. Share 7 things about yourself.

3. Pass this award along 15 or 20.

4. Contact your chosen bloggers to let them know about the award.

Since my lovely nominators have been linked above, I will move on to the 7 things about myself. I have been nominated twice, so I feel that I should do 14 things instead of 7, to be fair.

1. I tend to talk/yell at the t.v. or books when I watch/read. Although the book or t.v. can’t respond, it still makes me feel better to get my frustrations or excitement off my chest.

2. I love all furry animals/pets, but I have a huge dislike of fur/dander. The dislike I have verges on OCD because as soon as I am done petting a dog or cat, I must get rid of the fur or it will bug me.

3. I love watching my boyfriend play video games. I do not have capable reflexes and dexterity to play myself. I love to cheer him on, and learn the story of the game. I also would love to work for a video game company to write their texts 😛

4. When I watch vocal competitions like The Voice, X Factor, and especially American Idol, I tend to be overly critical of the people performing. No I didn’t go to Juilliard or some fancy NY music school, but my years of vocal training give me a better ear than a lot of the people watching. My mom asks me my opinion of the vocalist before the judges because she knows I’ll be honest about my criticism. Haha, I’m mostly honest and only slightly resentful about the singers opportunity at fame.

5. I’m a bad person and watch my t.v. shows illegally online. I’m one of millions of people, but it isn’t something good because technically it’s illegal.

6. I used to be very shy when I was little. I’m not shy anymore, but I still cannot call to order pizza or Chinese because of this. It’s just weird and I don’t want to mess up! Ordering online is amazing!

7.  I love to dog tag (fold the corners) of the pages of my books (even books I’m borrowing from the library). I know I’m not supposed to do it.  I could easily just use a piece of paper or bookmark, but it’s just instinct to fold over the pages. I’ve lost a lot of places that way, too. Maybe I should force myself to use a bookmark….Nahhhh!

8.  I have a huge pet peeve about people who pass you unnecessarily, especially on the highway. To me, there are only two reasons you should waste the gas to pass someone: when it’s a big truck/vehicle (which I get nervous by…too many blind spots) and when someone is going under the speed limit (or going the speed limit so close to you that you can’t go the speed limit). Logically, there is no other reason to get in front of someone to get 3 seconds ahead. Unless, you’re a conceited, selfish idiot who needs to be first and can’t drive behind anyone.

I think you will get better results with this!

9. I want a puppy when a man proposes, not a ring. Why spend thousands of dollars for a superficial version of the marriage license. Granted, a cheap ring obviously gives the appropriate message without breaking the bank. A puppy prepares you for living together and sharing responsibilities. I knew at age 11 that it was important to prepare a couple for marriage. With an almost 50% divorce rate in the U.S., this decision is not made lightly. So many couples make the mistake of getting engaged too soon to people they don’t know. For me, this step may not be for everyone. If you feel confident and know your partner is prepared for the responsibility (and not going to run out on your for the next hottie in da club), then this is a creative, romantic way to save money and propose!

10. I have such a huge fear of being alone that the longest I have been single (since I started dating at 16) is 6 months. It doesn’t mean that half of those relationships were beneficial, but it taught me so much about the way people think/feel, and about myself.

Definitely looked amazing!

11.  I love dying my hair. I love it so much that it became an addiction. I have staved off the call of dying my hair for about a year, but it’s getting difficult. I naturally have medium brown hair, but I’ve been a red-head, blonde, and a raven-haired woman all before. I haven’t ventured into too many unnatural colors, but my favorite dye job has to be bright red with blonde highlights.

11.  I love the spoken language almost as much as I love the written one. I find the romance languages (Italian, French) to be entrancing and beautiful. At the same time harsh languages like German and Russian are powerful to hear, and compelling to speak. Something about languages other than English interest me. Maybe it’s because English is boring to me, as I hear it every day. I think it is because there is so much more of a challenge for non-English speakers to live in a world that is slowly being overrun by the English language. The depth and history that accompanies the older languages will never be replaced. It is vital to hold on to the diversity of the spoken word.

12. I just recently learned that colors do not actually exist. Human brains merely perceived color when the light is reflected off an object. This makes me mad! I want to know what it’s like to live in a world out of Pleasantville. If our brains make us see in color, then I want to know what it’s like to see without color. Every other animal can do, so why can’t we?

We would treat life very different if there was no color!

13. 13 is my favorite number. I like it because everyone else associates it with bad luck. Since everyone stays away from the number that means I get all the good luck associated with it. Na na na poo poo!

14.  My ultimate goal in life is to love people. It is said that everyone has a calling. Well, I learned mine pretty quickly. Coupled with my passion for writing, I have a passion for people. Loving people, to be exact. Because without love, then there would be no passion, hate, caring, empathy, cooperation, friendship. Society relies on the love we have for life, and each other to survive. I vowed that I would love everyone I was capable of loving. Every friend I made would have me as a constant friend, loving them even when everyone else in their life was gone. I would love the world even if no one else did, and I still do. Now my love goes to a very special person. Someone who has been crushed by the promise of love from people who never planned on keeping it. My boyfriend has the constant love I vowed to give everyone even if I never got it in return. Luckily, I get the same from him, so it is a dream come true.

 

Next rule is to nominate 15 to 20 other bloggers for this award. I don’t have that many, but these ones are truly amazing:

Raging Gail

Writer’s Block

Sorry, I can’t Stay Long

maggiemaeijustsaythis

Off Duty Mom

Classic Confusion

Caffeinated & Random

mywithershins

The Raptor’s Claw

Write to Perfect

 

I want to thank everyone who has supported me in my journey of becoming a writer, and now a devoted blogger. Thank you! Happy reading and writing! AND check out these blogs because if they interest me, chances are they will interest you, too!

Advertisements

4 Comments

Filed under Idea of the Day

I’m So Honored

I’ve won an award! I don’t have a trophy or certificate, but it sure does boost your confidence to know someone finds your blog worth something. The Kreativ Blogger and Versatile Blogger Award is nominated from your fellow bloggers for being one or both of these things. An ability for a blogger to interest his/her readers constantly with fun, new subjects is a difficult task. So, when Wantoncreation nominated me, I was thrilled to find out what to do next. The rules are simple: you nominate blogs you find fall under these two categories and the blogger must give you ten random facts about him/herself. Seems like an easy award, right?

Here are my ten random facts about me 🙂

1) I hit my head pretty much every single day- No matter how safe I am or what I’m doing I will always hit my head. It’s inevitable. Most of my friends think I should have a helmet just to protect myself from….myself!

2) I snort REALLY LOUD when I laugh-Some people may cackle, wheeze, or chuckle. I snort, a lot. It may seem embarrassing to most people, but I enjoy my snorting. It has allowed other to enjoy my laughter even more than the joke that started it all. Plus, if I can be the comedic relief it makes me feel better.

Piggy!

3) I’m addicted to Ramen noodles-As a college staple, you would think I would be sick of it by now. But I LOVE IT! Chicken, mostly, but I’m not picky when it comes to my cravings. Although I know that it’s not same as you would find in its country of origin, it’s my comfort food. It may be bad for me when I could make food that tastes so much better, but nothing beats a bowl of roast chicken ramen noodles.

4) I broke my leg/ankle for the first time–snow tubing-Yes, I broke my leg snow tubing. For those of you who don’t have snow on a regular basis, you ride a giant rubber donut (inner tube) down the snowy slopes. Instead of riding the lazy river in one of these, I went with a bunch of friends to ride on the snow.  Well, I was with a bunch of boys and they were running and jumping as they slid down the hill. Being the big lady in town, I thought I could do the same. I couldn’t. I proceeded to run, and when I jumped on the inner tube it bounced back!

I flew in the air doing a somersault, landing first on my head, and flailing like a ragdoll until I finally rested on the ground. Straight out of America’s Funniest Home Videos, my friends laughed hysterically.  I laid on the cold ground writhing in pain as my lovely “friends” made jokes. They said that my makeup made a face print in the snow and that they should have recorded it. As I attempted to stand, I tried to laugh.  They became serious when I told them I couldn’t stand, claiming they heard a loud crack and thought I had broken my neck. The following evening was full of fear and regret. I thought that it was just a sprain, walking on it for some of the night. The next day (Christmas Eve Day 2010) I found that I had not only broken my leg, but I broke off a piece of my ankle. I was lucky, though. I didn’t need surgery and managed to heal on my own. It became a legendary story for me to tell people I just met or old friends.

5) I have a lifetime goal to read (attempt to read) every work Stephen King has written-Ever since high school, I have found solace in the writing of Stephen King. Like most authors, he has struggled to make money from his writing. More importantly, he understands that writing is a way of life and if you have the gift you cannot ignore it. I was taken by his grasp of human fears and realities. He has captivated me ever since. I am determined to taste every single piece of writing he has to offer. Although I haven’t enjoyed everything (Bag of Bones) I will give every single story a shot because I have so much admiration for the man and the writer.

6) Writing is my passion, but singing is my hobby-I love to sing. Music is the way to my soul. It is different from writing because it takes the words to a whole new level. I’m not particular about the genre as long as it’s genuine. I have a special place in my heart for show tunes and musicals. The quality of the lyrics and the music is so enchanting I sing everywhere! In the shower, in the car, and even if someone else is listening to something. I have had vocal training, but I just enjoy singing for what it is. It entertains and soothes.

7) I’m also addicted to tea-My life is consumed with how much I enjoy food and eating. Tea is probably the best creation on the planet because it is the most comforting thing ever. It energizes when you need a pick me up and warms your insides when you need it. Iced tea, hot tea, loose leaf tea, I love it all! When I go to Ireland in June, I plan to bring back an insane amount of tea because I love it so much!

8) I’ve never traveled outside the country or on a plane- In a world where information can be exchanged instantly, traveling should be very easy. I wasn’t  able to travel much and it upsets me to this day. Escaping into the exotic lands in books, I’ve wanted to see the world. It’s tough being limited when your imagination wanders, but I’m willing to wait. In a few months, I will take my premiere trip on a plane to the magical place of Ireland. I’m like a kid in a candy store to travel to a place so beautiful and full of history.

Egyptian queen for a day. You can be anything with a little eye shadow

9) I love makeup-I may seem like a down-to-earth, low maintenance girl when you meet me, but I have a Barbie inside me. I love doing my makeup and making myself a different me. It may seem a little too girly for the men, but makeup gives me a chance to accentuate my best feature, my eyes.

10) Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars are my sneaker of choice-Contrary to the fact above, I love converse shoes. Not because I’m some hipster who thinks they’re cool now, but because I love the 1980s. You can’t mention the 1980s without thinking about classic Converse on the feet of every girl and boy. I love the colors, the shape, and how fun they look. I have a neon green pair, purple, orange, black, etc. They make me feel like the punk rocker I am inside and I have loved them from the beginning of my life.

So, without waiting further these are my nominations for the Kreativ Blogger and Versatile Blogger awards:

http://maevemcmurray.com/

http://eatsleeptelevision.wordpress.com/

http://heatherchristenaschmidt.com/

http://wantoncreation.wordpress.com/

http://mywithershins.wordpress.com/

 

3 Comments

Filed under Breaking News