I Should Start A Trophy Shelf :-)

Or I could just let this post be my virtual one. Yeah, that’s probably better.

Waaay back on May 30 (yeah, a whole week ago) the wonderful SzaboInSloMo of She Can’t Be Serious bestowed not one but two whole awards on me. I feel so special to be noticed, especially during a week-long hiatus from the Internet during a whole month where I was pretty darn scarce from the world wide web on all fronts. So what better way to come back than by passing on some awards?

First up is the Blogger Appreciation award. As with all awards in the blogoshpere, this comes with a few rules:

1. Thank the person who nominated me by linking his/her blog. (Again, the blog is She Can’t Be Serious)
2. Answer the 4 questions below.
3. Award the Blogger Appreciation Award to fellow bloggers.
4. Let the Bloggers know that I have nominated them.

I’ll get to the nominating at the end, but first – Questions:
1.How long have you been blogging?  Uh…This one’s existed since October 2010, although I’ve had at least three in different platforms before this.
2. Why did you start blogging?  I was getting fed up with MySpace and the school filters blocked it anyway. A couple of my friends were on Xanga, and the school district’s computers didn’t know about it yet, so I started a blog there freshman year. (It doesn’t exist anymore.)
3. What type of blogs do you like to follow/read? A bit of everything. It helps if the writer has a good sense of humor.
4. What is the one thing you’d like to improve on as a blogger?  Actually writing more often. I’ve taken a few weeks break and I think I’m ready to dive back in. I’ve got a bunch of posts planned.

Next up is the Living Passionately Award. The rules for this one are a little simpler:

1. Take a deep breath.
2. Think about who you’d like to pass this on to.
3. Do something weird and out of the ordinary today. (I spent six whole days in a row watching a three-year-old, I’ve done enough things out of the ordinary this past week.)
4. Post the award someplace conspicuous…framed in your cubicle, as a place mat, or lining the kitty litter box.  (Mine is “posted” as my phone wallpaper. As is the emerging trend, I also am out of color ink in the printer.)

And now the moment you’ve all been waiting for – the nominees are:

Snoring Dog Studio – She’s an amazing artist and an awesome writer. She paints wonderful watercolor portraits, and you should go check them out right this minute.

Katie of Cookies and Crafts – Katie inspires me to do new projects and drool over my keyboard with all the delicious treats she makes. I keep saying I’m going to try some of her recipes, but mostly I just drool over my keyboard at the pictures of the ones she makes. Katie also shares my love of reading, especially YA books.

Nathan Badley of BadlandsBadley – Nathan’s hilarious, do you need any more reason to check his blog out? He’s also quite nice, at least in responding to comments.

Cassy of Knit The Hell Out – Cassy’s a designer, she’s a knitter, and she’s always got something amazing on and off the needles. She’s also a self-professed sock-yarn-hoarder.What can be better?

And, last but not least, Charlotte of The Great Fitness Experiment – Charlotte often shares embarassing moments and confesses her tutu-obsession. Oh yeah, and she tries a different style of exercise every month so you don’t have to to know what works. Plus, she wrote a book and is working on the follow-up.

There we go, awards accepted and given away. What a nice way to come back to the world of the Internet. Thanks, SbazoInSloMo!

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6 Comments

  1. Thanks for the nomination!!! I don’t really know that I deserve it, but I’l take what I can get. And I will also read that as a kick in the pants to start posting more of the “cookies” part of my blog. This whole moving into a new house thing has sent me down the crafts side. I need to balance. (Don’t worry – I’m still eating cookies, just not taking pictures.)

  2. Aw thank you!! You totally made my weekend! And I agree with you about drooling over Katie’s recipes! If only there were a way to get her to cook them for me instead of just telling me how to do it myself;)

  3. Thanks so much for the nomination! Since I just did that other award, I might take a break from passing another one out right away, but I really appreciate you thinking of me. I’m super flattered.

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