Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Award Time: I'm Stylish, Happy, and Sweet!!! And So Are Y'all!

That's right, it's blog award time!! As always, PLEASE do what you will with these awards--you certainly don't have to follow the rules or anything like that--just have fun with them and enjoy them! **Honestly, I don't like picking people for an award because I truly, genuinely think EVERY single one of you deserves them**

Happy 101 Blog Award: The first award is the Happy 101 Blog Award. My dear friend, J.Day, gave me this award before Christmas. Um, yeah, I'm a little slow in posting this wonderful award. Check out her blog--it's a fantastic read...and the roommate posts are insanely good--and I do mean insane. ;) Her ex-roommate will make yours look like a dream. Thank you so, so much--you are truly a sweetheart!

Rules: 1. Thank the wonderful blogger who gave you this award (above, but I'll say it again--THANK YOU SO MUCH *hugs). 2. Pass this along to...EVERYONE! To every single person who reads my little blog, this Happy award is for you. I can't thank you enough for your support.

The Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award: The wonderfully funny, kind, and supportive Jewels gave me this award, and I couldn't be happier. If you haven't found her blog yet, click the link and take a look--she's funny, real, and true to the core.

Rules: 1. Pass the award to 6 fabulous fellow bloggers: Cinderita; LexJulianna; Stephanie; Cherry; ms. caboo;  2. Confess 5 guilty pleasures:

a. Having a small bowl of dry Captain Crunch while watching sci-fi shows like Being Human, Torchwood, Doctor Who, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. (Hey, since I'm slaying stereotypes, can I be a Slayer...you know, of stereotypes?)

b. Staying up late/Napping: I love to stay up while the rest of the world (almost) sleeps. Likewise, I love to sleep while the rest of the world is awake. (Um, I totally sound like a vampire). There's something really cool about doing the opposite of what everybody else is doing at any given time. Have you noticed I'm not a follower? Well, apart from following blogs. Bah. You know what I mean.

c. Marc Jacobs handbags. God, help me, I love 'em. I'm more of a Marc by Marc Jacobs girl--I like my bags BIG and squishy. Oh, the smell of the leather is...AHHHHHH...divine. I'm frugal, though--I only buy on sale with free shipping codes. It's just a smart way to buy luxury labels.

d. Tiger Droppings .com during an LSU game. 'Nuff said.

e. Dancing and singing in my undies. Yes, the virgin likes to shake it in her undies. What can I say? It's fun.

The Stylish Blogger Award: Oooh, I love the name of this one! Given to me by the oh-so-sweet Starlight! If you haven't already, you must check out her blog!!Thank you so much--I can't tell you how much it means to me!

Rules: 1. Thank and link back to the individual who gave you this award (see above); 2. Share 7 things about yourself. 3. Award 5 bloggers: Jewels; J. Day; Yvonne; Lori; Jules

a. There are some foods I can't stand because of texture, like raw tomatoes--if they are cooked, it's all good; raw, not so much.

b. I LOATHE sushi. Don't get me near the stuff...the smell alone will surely send me into full on gag-mode.

c. Recurring nightmare (warning: it's truly pathetic): I show up to class and realize I forgot to study for an exam. I start freaking out that it's going to destroy my GPA. It's about then when I wake up in a panic, only to realize I'm through with ALL those years of schooling. Ugh. Will I ever outgrow the Hermione phase? Probably not.

d.  I wish I could bottle the smell of my mama's garlic roast dinner. *Sigh* It's so ridiculously good.

e. Sometimes I just like to listen to American Standards--break away from today's pop sounds (they all begin to sound alike after a while). From Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett to Harry Connick, Jr. and Diana Krall, I love them all. So calming. 

f. I love to play the online game Bloons. Seriously, it's kinda addicting.

g. When I was little, I used to re-write the endings to movies. My mom would place a yellow notepad next to me toward the end of a film, just in case I felt the need to recreate the ending.

The Life Is Good Award: Many, many thanks to Yvonne and J. Day for this seriously smile-worthy award!  I just love these awards! They make my day!

Rules: 1. Thank and link back to the wonderful blogging friends who gave me this award (see above); 2. Answer 10 survey questions; 3. Pass the Award on to your fabulous blogging buddies: Martha Ruth; Aunt Of 14; Wynn; Starlight; Average Girl; George; Suzanne; Rebekah; Kalei; Mynx; Drake

Q1.  If you blog anonymously, are you happy doing this? If you aren't anonymous, do you wish you started out anonymously so that you could be anonymous now? For now, I am comfortable blogging anonymously. Anonymous or not, this is me...this is who I am.

Q2.  Describe an incident that shows your inner stubborn side. My mom is probably best equipped to answer this one. Honestly, I think just trying to find my soul mate without having to lay down with every guy to find him makes me pretty darn stubborn...or foolish...I guess time will answer that one. Still, I'm not giving up, and I'm not giving it up to just anyone.

Q3. What do you really see when you look at yourself in the mirror? Someone who is finally realizing she is pretty darn strong; someone who has a foolishly big heart; someone who doesn't take herself too seriously...and someone who can be a big dork sometimes.  Basically, I see me, flaws and all.

Q4. What is your favorite summer cold drink? Do I really need to answer? SODA. Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring...SODA. 

Q5. When you take time for yourself, what do you do? I love to read, write, curl up and watch epic movies. Just escape reality.

Q6. Is there something you still want to accomplish in your life? Oh goodness, yes. Aside from finding love (pretty much a given, right?) and starting a family, it would be a dream come true to have my mama see me achieve my dreams. I would love to deconstruct the stereotypical face of virginity and really show people, young and old, that waiting for love is a real option, not some crazy, bizarre thing reserved for the wacky.

Q7. When you attended school, were you the class clown, the class overachiever, the shy person, or always ditching? I was your quintessential Hermione Granger, especially in college.

Q8. If you close your eyes and want to visualize a very poignant moment in your life, what would you see? Seeing my daddy in the hospital, fighting for his life. He's such a strong, solid Texas guy; seeing him so fragile was unbearable. It made me realize the importance of every single second we have in this life. All those little things we complain about--all those cruel things people say--mean absolutely nothing in the grand scheme of things. Loving your family, spending as much time with them as possible...that's what matters. Just breathe...live...love.

Q9. Is it easy for you to share your true self in your blog, or are you more comfortable writing posts about other people or events? I think it all depends on the topic. Generally, I'm pretty comfortable--it's just me...in writing, really.

Q10. If you had the choice to sit down and read a book or talk on the phone, which would you do and why? Reading a book, hands down. I love getting completely lost in a story, its characters, its world.


  1. Thanks for thinking of me in regards to the award.

  2. Oh thanks darlin for thinking of me... you made my day!

  3. oh my gosh! Are you feeling the love?? Thank you for the award! Awards always make me feel all fuzzy inside. =]
    You deserve EVERY one.

  4. Thank you, Thank you! I was craving strawberries, how did you guess? :)

    Made my day and you're a sweetie!

  5. Oh sweetie...loved your answers for the life is good blog award. Your daddy answer made me cry.
    Thank you so much for the stylish blogger award! :-) I will pass that along tomorrow morning!

  6. Aw, thanks for the shout out! (I love sushi though! !)

  7. Seriously..if there were a "Sweetest Blogger in the Universe" award...you'd win it.. Hands down! Thank you sweet.

  8. LOL My goodness, it's been so long I'd forgotten that you hadn't yet posted about first award! And thank you for tossing the Stylish award at me! Thank you so much!

    Rita - I think you should "invent" the "sweetest blogger in the universe" award! :o)

  9. Holy cow! Thanks for the award! :) I'm getting misty eyes now. Just kidding...but seriously.

  10. Thank you!! Aren't you just sweet!!! I see so many similarities in our lists...albeit mine is more mental at this point..but still!
    I haven't finished Being Human yet (kids woke up and I turned it off..dangit!)-but I've already decided I love it!
    On books...I know you read PC Cast..have you read all her Goddess books..and have you read anything by Gena Showalter? I'm working on her Lords of the Underword series right now. Loving it!

  11. WOW, look at all those awards!!!!

    Life is indeed good, thank you for the award!!! :)