Saturday, October 6, 2012

One Lovely Blog Award Nominations

Remember Angelina from Whisks and Ruffles?  Well I'm honored to have received this One Lovely Blog Award from her and will proudly display it in my "virtual trophy case".

I've been doing this blogging thing for a really long time now but it's only recently that I really started investing a lot of time and energy into it.  Either way, it's nice to receive a little recognition sometimes :).  And so now,  I'm sharing the love (and following the rules of the award hehe)!

Award Criteria

To receive this award, the blogger must share the following with their readers:
  1. Thank the person who honored them with this award and post their links;
  2. Nominate 15 other blogs for this honor; and
  3. Tell readers seven things about themselves.

The Blogs I'd Like to Nominate Are (In alphabetical order because I just went through my extensive blog list in Google Reader!)...

  1. Apple a Day
  2. Beantown Baker
  3. Coffee and Cannolis
  4. Confections of a Foodie Bride
  5. Delicious Melicious
  6. Kayotic Kitchen
  7. Macaroni and Cheesecake
  8. Mother Thyme
  9. Pink Parsley
  10. Prevention RD
  11. Steak N Potatoes Kinda Gurl
  12. That Skinny Chick Can Bake
  13. The Teenage Taste
  14. The Way the Cookie Crumbles
  15. What's Cookin' Chicago

Seven Things About Me...

  1. If I could only eat ONE thing for the rest of my life, hands down it would be Skyline Chili 3-ways.  No, this is not something dirty nor perverted.  It's FOOD, people!  I'm a proud Cincinnatian through and through and seriously...say that this is one reason I could never move away from home.  It's a hometown favorite and so unique.  Though they sell cans and frozen versions and I've also tried to re-create this unique chili at home, it's really just not the same as stopping by your local chili parlor.

  2. I have traveled to six of the seven continents.  Only Africa is left outstanding and that would have been completed too had the Egyptians not rioted last year resulting in cancellation of our port-of-call.  According to my Where I've Been app, I've seen 28 countries or 12% of the world (blue) and so there's still lots left on my wishlist (green)!

  3. Speaking of travel, I'm addicted to cruising.  Specifically, I'm very loyal to Royal (Caribbean) where I've spent 45 nights of my life on one of their cruise ships.  That's not counting the additional nights spent cruising other lines - 7 nights when we once strayed to Norwegian Cruise Line and 10 nights aboard our Antarctic expedition ship (Clipper Adventurer with Quark) since that's the only way you can really see and experience the continent.  That's 62 days or OVER TWO MONTHS in total!  Yep, like I said.  Addicted.

    Here I am in my complementary bathrobe and sporting my cool pin having made PLATINUM status, baby!
  4. I'm a nationally-recognized award winning artist.  In high school, my art teacher submitted a mixed media piece of mine to the Scholastic Art and Writing Competition where it won a National Silver Award.  Also, like so many other Asian children, I played the piano and in elementary school, one of my compositions called "The Train" also won awards.  My artistic side is really in a past life as I joke that going into engineering school killed all creativity.  So now, I like to pretend I'm an artist when I take short painting classes such as this...

    Me with my painting of Toby that I created!
  5. I can play the piano upside down.  Okay, so it's only one or two songs but it got your attention, didn't it?  I saw it on Nickelodeon as a kid and decided to try it once.  It's now my stupid human trick :P.
  6. I've donated my hair to Pantene Beautiful Lengths 3 times.  Did you know it takes at least 6 ponytails to create a single wig?  And unlike Locks of Love, you only need 8 inches of hair to make a donation and all of it goes to the patients that really need it.

    Donated 12-inches of hair this time!
  7. One of my bucket list aspirations is to be issued as US Patent.  At my workplace, you get a beautiful plaque that shows the first page of your patent as recognition.  I'd love to invent something one day...
Thanks for reading and thanks again Angelina for this award!

One Year Ago: Pumpkin Pecan Loaf


Jen said...

Thanks for the nomination. I loved reading your 7 facts. I'm actually moving (back) to Cincinnati later this year. However, unlike you, I don't like Skyline. I can't eat it... Just not my style. I also like cruising! We're going on a RC cruise next February. AND, I love that you want a patent. We might even work for the same company. My hubby works with me and he has a patent award and the plaque is just like you described!

Melissa said...

Great post - I enjoyed reading more about you :) Thanks for the nomination, too!

Nicole, RD said...

Wow! I am so impressed with your 7 interesting! I wonder if I've seen 12% of the world? I know I haven't spent 45 nights on a cruise ship, but I wish. I, too, love cruising. And your art is stunning!! Amazing!

Thank you so much for the nomination! I am so flattered...and late to the party!

Desi said...

Thank you so much for the award! Your 7 things were so interesting! Your homemade Skyline chili looks delish! I can't believe that you have been to 6 of 7 continents! I have been to one lol. My Where I've Been app would say, what, 1%? :) I soooo want to go on a cruise. It is on our bucket list. But I've heard horror stories and am always afraid I won't know which cruise to take, but I see Royal is the way to go. Oh and wow, you are a great artist! So many talents! Cooking, you're an engineering genius, and also an artist!!! I can't even take it :)

I still need to write up my award post to show that you honored me and to pass on the award and share my 7 things. Thanks again, this is a new-to-me award!!!