Thursday, March 5, 2009

And the Bloggy Award goes to...

I’ve been honored with a few blog awards lately, which I happen to think is pretty cool. The first one I ever received was from Lisa and I totally dropped the ball on receiving that one properly. (Sorry, Lisa!) I’m still a newbie to the whole blogging culture, so please blame that on my ignorance and not my heart.

Here it is now for all to see:

These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated.

Sweet, huh? BD just said "shame on you" to me for slacking. Shame on me, indeed.

I’m glad that people tolerate enjoy reading what I write. Having this space has been very therapeutic for me and if it helps others along the way with some info or a smile? That’s even better.

Courtesy of the two lovely Lisas: Lisa at Bridget’s Light and Lisa at Finnian's Journey. Since I received these at right around the same time, I'm answering them both now. Some of the questions differ, but most are the same.

Premios Dardos means “prize darts” in Italian. This award acknowledges the values that every blogger shows in his or her effort to transmit cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values every day.

And in the spirit of passing along the love, here's how it works:

Step 1: respond and rework -- answer the questions on your own blog, replace one question that you dislike with a question of your own invention.

Step 2: tag some other bloggers to do the same, remembering to contact each of them to let them know they have been selected for this award.

1) What is your favorite thing to wear?

Anything comfortable, but mostly sweats, t-shirts, and tennis shoes. I really wish I were more girly.

2) What is your biggest fear?

Tsunamis or raccoons? (Oh! I saw one last night when I was leaving work and I almost lost it. I made my co-worker stop talking to me outside and get in my car so that I could drive him 10 feet to his own car. That thing looked vicious.)

Ok, so raccoons then.

3) Do you nap a lot?

I want to nap a lot.

4) *My New Question* If you could have one thing in your house magically fixed, what would it be?

I'd get one of those TV organizers to come over and get all my crap together and make it simple for me to do for myself from then on out.

5) What websites do you visit when you go online?

Blogs, Facebook, and Hotmail mostly

6) What was the last item you bought?

We bought a new car seat for Playette last night. Saved $100! WOOHOO!

7) If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?

One day

One day hopefully a little sooner than that

I love how both BL Lisa (who gave me the award) and Cheri at Raising Reid (who gave it to her) both mentioned my ‘hood in this answer.

8) If you could go to the Oscars, who would you want to sit next to?

Someone fun, I guess. I’d be too excited about the parties to care.

9) Has a celebrity's hair cut ever influenced your own hairstyle?

I had the Halle Berry 90s cut.


10) What is your most embarrassing moment?

I do random stuff all the time so it’s hard to pick one. BD just reminded me of something…

How about when his mom gave me a bag full of sexy lingerie in front of a room full of people right before we got married? I am such a prude so I think I wanted to melt right into the floor at that moment.

Not funny, I know, but trust me. I was embarrassed.

11) What was the last movie you watched?


12) What is the luckiest thing that ever happened to you?

I am not what I consider a lucky person. I’ve won a couple of radio contests.

13) If you had a whole day to yourself with no work, commitments or interruptions what would you do?

Sleep in, watch TV, probably a whole lot of nothing.

I’d like to think that I’d file all of the paperwork sitting in a pile on my desk, but what’s the use of lying in a meme?

14) Is there a major goal you have that you haven't yet achieved?

Becoming fluent in a foreign language

15) Drinks are on the house!! What do you order?

Mojito or a Lemon Drop…wait, someone else is paying? Maybe something bigger and stronger.

16) If you were in a terrible accident and your doctors told you they could save either your hearing or your sight (but not both), which would you choose and why?

I would choose sight. I have a new found fondness for sign language and know that I could communicate just fine that way if need be.

17) What is something that those in blogland might not know about you?

I know some people read that know just about all there is to know about me, so that’s a hard one. Hm… Well, I’m a big scaredy cat. I have to run upstairs at night if BD leaves me down here alone. I get to bed all out of breath like someone’s been chasing me.

18) What do you regret?

I always regret not saying how I feel when I'm "in the moment" and then thinking up fifty-eleven things I could have said after the fact. Blogging helps in that area.

Which is a great segue to the next question...

19) Why do you blog?

Several reasons

20) What do you feel is your worst character flaw?

I'm too sensitive.


This one came to me courtesy of Sonia at A Hapa Girl and her Hapa Family.

The rules of the award state that I must list seven things I love, and then pass the award onto seven bloggers I love to read.

Seven things I love:

1. All things Playette
2. Enjoying common interests with BD
3. Vacations
4. Spending time with friends
5. Sleeping
6. Laughing
7. Learning


And now for the tagging:

I love reading lots and lots of blogs. I'll pick 3 here (which is very hard for me to do) and tell you why I think they're worth reading. The authors of the blogs I choose can feel free to respond with as little or as much as they want. No rules.

Proximidade - Living in Invisible Cities

I've mentioned here before how much I admire this blog. "Willa's Mom" is raw, honest, and engaging to read. She draws me in every time.

Since that post, I've heard from several people that they also felt the same way after reading. That's a pretty powerful thing to be able to do with your words.

Premios Dardos - Where Are My Angels

From tears to laughter.

Every time I read this blog, I crack up. One time I was sitting with BD at Denny's and I just couldn't put my Blackberry down until I finished reading about the author's Wii struggles. I love reading about her day-to-day adventures with three beautiful daughters and a "Child Husband."

Just having a Child Husband alone should be award worthy.

Kreative Blogger - The Zoromski Chronicles

The author's littlest daughter is just about a month older than Playette. I love seeing her photos and thinking, "Not too long from now, we'll be dealing with that!" It's even more exciting now that Ruby's walking. The whole family just looks like a lot of fun to be around.


You know the hardest thing about blogging? It's not the time it takes. It's that you learn so much about people, develop relationships based on commonalities, and then you live nowhere near one another so you can't even hang out. Geesh! I wish everyone listed in my reader could come chill at my house for a day.


That's a lot of people.

And then I'd have to clean up.

But you know what I mean.

I love you guys.

Thanks for listening.

My heart is full.


Mindy said...

I loved all of this! You definitely deserve every award out there for your blog. I love it!

Ps: my dad caught a raccoon in a trap over night last night. Ew! There's a bobcat on their property going after their ducks so they put out a trap & caught Rocky the Raccoon!

invisiblecities said...

Chrystal! Thank you so much lady. I feel like Kate Winslet! But in crappy clothes with puke and possibly poop on them. xx

ks_kristi said...

Yea to a full heart! Congrats I must say I love how you have open up a whole new world via blogging. Keep it up!