January 10, 2012

Book Blogs, Award, and Randoms


Tarah Dunn graciously passed on the Kreativ Blogger award to me! Thanks, Tarah ☺ I'm supposed to mention 10 Things You May Not Know About Me as part of receiving this award. I decided to go with 'completely random' as my theme. So without further ado, here's
  
10 [Random] Things You May Not Know About Me:
  
1)  I own two action figures: Jane Austen and Sidney Crosby. They like to drink tea together and discuss hockey, writing, & etiquette.
  
2)  The only time I've ever been in a newspaper was in Scotland. Sadly, I was done up like a clown at the time. Strange? Oh yeah.
  
3)  When we went to sort out our home insurance one of the questions we were asked was whether or not we owned a Segway. A Segway?! Are we that geeky? "Yeah, it's in my garage parked between my Delorian and my Batmobile." I can't think why this was important.
  
4)  In other geek-related news, I may or may not be wearing a shirt with Han Solo and Chewbacca flying a falcon (the bird and not the ship) on it right now. Thanks, Teefury.com for this nerdy surprise.
  
5)  I play the violin and the piano - neither very well. I used to be able to play the recorder with my nose, but I haven't tested my skills lately.
  
6)  In less than a month I watched Just Friends (starring Ryan Reynolds) twice and The Proposal (starring Ryan Reynolds) twice. Houston, I think I have a problem.
  
7)  I lve the colour red. Cherry red in particular. I also really like red shoes. I own a pair of red Converse high-tops (Chuck Taylors? To me they'll always be Hoosiers* shoes) and red Toms. I'm tempted to order these because they're a) rad, b) red, and c) they look like ruby slippers like in The Wizard of Oz!
  
8)  I collect cobalt blue glass. I lve cobalt blue as much as I lve cherry red. I especially like the way it looks with the sun shining through it, casting blue patterns all over the wall. 
   


9)  I attended an all-girls uniform school for most of high school. Unfortunately, the school no longer exists (I guess single gender schools just aren't that appealing - shocker!), but fortunately, I still have and can still (barely and uncomfortably) fit into my kilt!

10)  I was a cheerleader for one day...in the mall of all places (I was filling in for someone else). I remember being so mortified after our routine that I slunk out of there, hoping not to be spotted by anybody I knew. Why so embarrassed? General consensus was that having cheerleaders for an all-girls school seemed a little weird. Plus, I was SO not the type. More quiet than chipper, geekier than cool.
  
[This would have constituted a uniform infraction ------------------> and would have earned me a pink uniform slip. Girls used to wear these slips shish kabobbed proudly on their kilt pins. Real classy.]
  
The next requirement of this award is to pass it on to... 
  
Six Other 'Kreativ' Bloggers:
  
The theme in my choices is apparently 'pretty' and 'books' as well as creative today.
  
1)  Anna over at Anna Reads - her blog is so pretty and her reviews are respectful and helpful.
2)  Ange over at Moonlight Reader - another pretty blog about books, books, and more books!
3)  Susan over at A Soul Unsung - also very pretty and all about books with honest reviews.
4)  Meredith over at Fairy Tales and Cappuccino - pretty and full of fun posts. I especially love to read her 'random' posts about the little things in life (I like reading random stuff about people).
5)  Jessica over at The Firefly Book Loft - reviews, books, and just overall blog prettiness.
  
You should check them all out if you haven't already, especially if you lve books as much as I do!
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*Years ago I watched the movie Hoosiers and all of the basketball players were wearing Converse high-tops. I got my first pair in elementary school and they were bright bubblegum pink.

16 comments:

  1. Congrats on the award, Jaime! It was fun learning more about you. I'm dying for some red Toms too. :)

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  2. Katy: Thanks! Too bad the red glitter ones are only in kids' sizes :(

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  3. I love red, too! My coworker remarked lately that I wear the same orangey-red almost every day, in different items. It's like a tractor beam pulls me toward that color in stores.

    Speaking of Gob--when is the Arrested Development movie happening? :)

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  4. Rebecca: That's me too. In fact, as I'm typing this, I'm surrounded by cherry red items here and there. It's like a sickness :) As for the Arrested Development movie - I didn't even know they were doing one. Cool!

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  5. Watching Ryan Reynolds isn't a problem. Trust me :)

    And congrats on getting the award! And it looks like I've got some blogs to visit :)

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  6. Cassie Mae: Hmmm...I think I might have to agree with you on the Ryan Reynolds thing =)

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  7. Star Wars is common enough now that you don't need to be ashamed. Wear Chewie and Han with pride! (I <3 Han)

    I just realized as much as I love Star Wars, I don't have a Star Wars tshirt. Need to remedy this. I do have a stormtrooper decal on my car.

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  8. Stephsco: A stormtrooper decal? Cool! I ordered a 'grab bag' shirt from Teefury.com and just happened to end up with Chewie and Han. Needless to say, I was pretty happy =)

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  9. Congrats on the award, Jaime! And yet ANOTHER reason for you to watch Doctor Who: David Tennant, the 10th Doctor (Seasons 2-4 plus specials) wore Converse pretty much the whole time. And David Tennant is Scottish. Come on--do you need any more encouragement??! :)

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  10. Colin: Okay, sold. BTW, one of the girls whose blog I follow posted pics of her new Tardis earrings on Twitter. Pretty nifty, I have to admit =)

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  11. Congrats on the award! Based on those facts, you sound like an awesome person :D

    (I have a much loved pair of red Chucks too!)

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  12. Miss Cole: Thanks =) I don't know about awesome, but definitely weird lol. I have a low-cut pair of green All-Stars too (they match the Starbucks apron I used to wear for work).

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  13. Yesssssss you should watch Doctor Who! Doooooo it! I also have two action figures--one of whom is the 11th Doctor's companion Amy Pond. The spunky, delightful, ginger, SCOTTISH Amy Pond. So.

    I also have a Jane Austen action figure--I'm assuming the same one; how many can there be? But Sid--never! Although I guess I'm pleased that it's a hockey player; here in the States I sometimes have to settle for general hockey advocacy. (Replace Sid with Ryan Miller and we'll talk!)

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  14. Mrs. S: You know who also has the Jane Austen action figure? Stephanie Perkins. She put a pic of her desktop on her blog and lo and behold - Jane =) I have to disagree with you on the Sid v. Ryan thing. Sid all the way!

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  15. This was a fun post! I loved hearing more about you and seeing your Han and Chewy shirt.

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  16. Aw, thank you so much! What a sweet award. I love your red Converse--I always wanted a pair of converse shoes, and red is such a fun color for them!

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