Alisa, the awesome blogger/artist from Picture Me Reading has kindly awarded me with the Green Award, as I think of it in my head. Honestly, I was super excited because I really thought the Green Award would look nice on my side bar complementing my theme. I know, I’m lame. 😀
You know if you think about it, the Versatile Blogging Awards are sort of like solicitation of prostitution. Here is a green item, something you’ve always wanted, that only has merit hypothetically, and if you do these 7, 13, 25 things than I’ll give you this green item. I know glitter is the herpes of the Art/Crafting world, I wonder what the herpes of blogging is? Spamming comments with poor English?
The rules for this award are as follows:
- Thank the blogger who nominated you. (And done! Also I called her awesome, which goes above and beyond. You are welcome. ;D)
- Add the Versatile Blogger award picture to your post. (Holla! ::raiseshandsintheair:: ::quicklylooksaround:: Never doing that again!)
- Share 7 random facts about yourself.
- Nominate 15 fellow bloggers who are relatively new to blogging. (When I see a number in a blogging award, I always think ish. Basically, I’ll let you all know about some cool folks I’ve recently found.)
- Let the nominees know that they’ve been nominated. (Following nominees you are hereby notified of your nominification (it’s a word) at the publishing of this posting. This is where everyone was wishing I wasn’t a lawyer. HA!)
Seven Random Facts
1. I used to dance for church competitions. We called it interpretive dancing. It was basically a mixture of not great but not bad contemporary dancing and sign language. My sisters, best friend and I did a dance to Lamb of God for which we won a two foot trophy in the national competition among other competitors in our denomination. Big stuff.
I went and tried to find a youtube video that reminded me of us dancing, but honestly, we were more creative than most of the ones I found on youtube. We did have some dance background. But here is the song, by Twila Paris, and the video mix of cartoon and dreamy illustrations cracked me up. Quite a few handsome Jesuses if I do say so myself. (Also, apparently I still remember all the words. Good lord. Pun intended.)
2. I’m a huge fan of SYTYCD. See above random fact for why I probably am. My favorite SYTYCD dancer is Kathryn. I love her! I mean she is just amazing!
3. I’m really good at card games. But not any of the normal ones. I grew up playing Dutch Blitz, which is a card game the Amish came up with. Yes, the Amish. It is really fast, I’ve been playing for a long time, and I usually win, even against my siblings and extended family. In college a suitemate invited me to join her and some other people playing Dutch Blitz. I hesitated before informing them that I had been playing since I was a kid and would probably beat them all. My suitemate informed me she had been playing since she was 12, I told her, well I’ve been playing since I was 7. They still asked me to join them. I beat them all (I’m highly competitive) and they never asked me to play again. I actually took that as a badge of honor. But the weird thing is that Dutch Bitz is played with a special deck of cards as the Amish believe faces on dolls and cards is having Idols which is a big no no for real Christians. (And now you are more highly edumacated.)
4. I call comics in newspapers the funnies and I love reading them at every chance. My favorite is Agnes. Here are my favorite all time funnies strips. Check them out here, here, and here. I shared the last one with my friend and now and inside joke are our Sympathy Calories. I cut out those particular funnies and some from Pearls Before Swine and pinned them to my giant TARDIS cork board at work.
5. I love going to museums and art galleries. I love looking at the history of other people expressed through their art. I get so excited when I have friends in from out of town and I can drag them off to do the tourist thing and spend hours gazing at model ships, paintings by famous artists long gone, and reading placards about the lives of people I will never meet.
6. My favorite form of exercise is Yoga. I practice it at least three times a week and I’ve been practicing Yoga regularly for five years. I would love to be a trained Yogi and teach other people, but courses are all around three thousand dollars and alas, I do not have that kind of money (especially not up front), nor do I really have the time. But it is definitely one of my future goals. The philosophy behind breathing and holding stretches is so important to our muscle health, and I encourage everyone to start practicing. Building up and elongating muscles, strengthening the core, and creating spinal alignment is important to everyone’s health.
7. I grew up among the mountains, in the Adirondacks and down in the Shenandoah valley. I miss them every single day, in a way I don’t even really miss people. Skyscrapers don’t even begin to make up for the lack of an array of nature. I don’t even have anything clever or funny to say about this, I really never breath freely until I’m driving back through the mountains to Virginia or New York.
Below are some really cool bloggers that I read and communicate with here on the blogosphere.
Genius Book Reviews Whom I’m following on Twitter
My Morning Joe A humor blogger I actually find funny
Belle’s Bookshelf Another reviewer who I follow on Twitter
The Book Cellarx A reviewer of the YA genre
The Hiding Spot Book Blogger
Claire Legrand Whose first novel is about to be released, also a very funny Tweeter
How I Met Ted Mosby Blogging about life in the big City, finding love and happiness (hopefully soon! :D)
Pussy Owl A webcomic about a cat and an owl