Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Thanks Overdue

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I have been very remiss in thanking two fellow bloggers for graciously giving me a couple awards...right before I lapsed and didn't blog for a couple weeks! Not cause and effect, I promise!

First, pinkundine gave me the Liebster award. This is extremely exciting...my first exotic foreign award! LOL!!

The Liebster award ("Liebster" is the German word for dear, sweet, darling, beloved) originated in Germany.

The aim of the award is to bring more attention to blogs with fewer than 200 followers, that people think deserve some additional attention.

How cool!! So here are the "rules" of the award:

1. Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them. (Thank you thank you thank you, pinkundine!
2. Reveal your top 5 picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
3. Post the award on your blog.

Ooookay...picking just 5! I follow about 300 blogs! 300! Yikes!! I gotta admit that this post has been moldering for a while longer because this prospect was too daunting. Maybe you'll forgive me if I totally wimp out and don't pick at this time?? I reserve the right to bestow the award later, though. If you're looking for something good to read, take a gander over to the right at my blog list. It shows the most recently updated, so you'll get something different every time you visit.

I was also given the Versatile Blogger by RugbyMad!

After accepting the Versatile Blogger Award, the blogger must:

Thank the person who gave the award and link back to them in your post.
Share 7 things about yourself.
Pass this award along to 15 recently discovered blogs.

Fifteen!!!!!1!!one!!eleventyone!!! *faints* OK, that's even worse. But I will share seven things...some of these you probably already know if you've been hanging out here for a while, or know me in real life, but the award didn't specify that the things be "unknown" or even "interesting". =)

  1. The hubby and I met when we were cast together in a musical the summer before my senior year of college.
    He'd been doing theater most of his college career, whereas I'd been doing Chorale (classical to Cole Porter). Some theater types had shown up at our summer Chorale rehearsal to recruit singers, since most of their singers were out for the summer. We were both dating other people at the time...but that's another story. =)
  2. I have three older sisters...like, way older.
    My youngest sister is twelve years older than me; my oldest sister is seventeen years older than me. I took my first steps when she came home for Thanksgiving her freshman year of college. It was like being an only child most of the time. I feel like I didn't really "meet" my sisters until I was an adult myself.
  3. I have trouble answering, "Where are you from?"
    I was born in Michigan to parents from Pennsylvania, who had also dropped kids in Florida and Texas. When I was three, we moved to Atlanta, then five years later we moved to Oxford, Mississippi. After my junior year in high school, my dad got transferred back to Atlanta, but he commuted for a year so I could finish high school (thanks, Dad!!)
  4. I was a cheerleader in high school for three years.
    Depending on what context you met me in, you either find this incredibly easy or nearly impossible to believe.
  5. My favorite vacation was to Japan, but our cruise in Europe and last summer's trip to France, Belgium and Germany run as very close seconds. I think have been to sixteen countries, but I may have been to an extra one in the Caribbean (it's kind of hard to keep track when you're on a cruise!)
  6. I have a Master's degree in Computer Science, but my undergraduate degree is in Electrical Engineering. Therefore, I can "legally" sing all the original lyrics to "(I'm a) Ramblin' Wreck from Georgia Tech".
  7. I am NOT a morning person.

Lots of good blogs to read!


Richard Rose said...

Congratulations on your awards. Maybe someday someone will deem me worthy and I'll have to find a number of bloggers to pass it on to. I think I would have lots of trouble with that as most of the blogs I read have already been awarded.

Jean in Georgia said...

Totally not a morning person...

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