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February 20, 2012

The Liebster Blog Award

I want to take a few minutes to thank Sanchari for being kind enough to nominate me for this award. This was definitely one of the first awards that I saw floating around here when I first started putting up posts. And it’s an honor to be the recipient of another award. Yes, I know that the awards are given out by others writers (amazing ones at that) in the wordpress community. But just knowing of people who had received awards such as these, I could only hope to be in their shoes one day as a writer that others could relate to. Now about Sanchari, hmm. She has a very creative mind and it shows in her posts. Not only that but you can see it in her work that she features occasionally from post to post. The title of her blog has the word ‘serious’ in it, but the first thing you feel upon reading her posts is that she is a very carefree, laid back person. Now this is just from my own observations, so Sanchari if that is wrong feel free to punch me haha. I know that usually most thank you’s aren’t this long, but I feel that if someone took the time to pick me, out of such an amazing group of writers, for any kind of award, I feel that the least I can do is recognize the person in turn. So there you go Sanchari! Thanks once again :D

I would also like to extend that gratitude to mjthecreator over at her blog Unlost in TranslationShe is a traveler, both in body and mind. From what I have read, she is a person that is intent on finding what makes life worth living. It’s about the experiences you have and the people you meet that shape your views on a life worth living. And that is what I am constantly reminded of every time I stop by. It’s about finding out what kind of person dwells within you. That the choices you make do not define the person you become, but what you do with those choices that add to the multi-facets of our complex inner being. Sometimes, it’s really hard to come up with a response because she is on an intellectual level higher than what I could hope to understand, but I still try anyway ha! :D And most importantly, what I got from reading through her posts is that they are more than just words on a screen. They are a window into someone else’s experience of the same world that we live in. Oh how the world is the same, but viewed through different lenses how different it can also be. So thank you for that nomination MJ. I never forget friends!

Now for the Award:

Liebster is German & means ‘dearest’ or ‘beloved’ but it can also mean ‘favourite’ & the idea of the Liebster award is to bring attention to blogs with less than 200 followers all in the spirit of gathering more connections

  1. Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.
  2. Reveal your top  picks for the award and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
  3. Post the award on your blog.
  4. Bask in the love from the most supportive people on the blogsphere – other bloggers.
  5. And, best of all – have fun and spread the karma.

I guess there wasn’t a set limit to how many you could pick…So my picks are (in no particular order!):

Rules (Part 2)

  • Thank the person who nominated you. [It is an honor Art of Stumbling, so thank you!]
  • When you receive the award, you post 11 random facts about yourself and answer the 11 questions asked by the person who nominated you.
  • Pass the award onto 11 other blogs (while making sure you notify the blogger that you nominated them!)
  • You write up 11 NEW questions directed towards YOUR nominees.
  • You are not allowed to nominate the blog who nominated your own blog!

11 Random Facts

  1. I am a perfectionist, the little details (if they aren’t just right) will bother the heck out of me.
  2. I just built my first computer this summer. That was definitely a learning experience. But the more you know.
  3. I have had the most intense writers block for the past few months. (Or was that laziness?)
  4. Favorite song at the moment…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egflzoPgOy0
  5. It’s rained here at my home for the last two weeks straight. I just can’t get enough!
  6. 30 minutes into it, and I’m on number 6.
  7. Love to say hello, definitely hardest to say goodbye.
  8. One week from today will be my last first day of college!
  9. Favorite snack, peanut butter by the spoon.
  10. My dad still treats me like I’m 12, even though I just turned 22…
  11. I love The Office. Started watching it from the beginning a few months back. I know it’s gonna be a hard one to say goodbye to when I eventually run out of episodes to watch…

11 Questions (for me?)

1. What is your favorite book?

My favorite book of all time (well I guess it would have to be a series then), are the Harry Potter series. Ha! Call me a child, but these were the first books that really transported me to another world as I was growing up. It really helped to cope with the stress of being in the middle of a divorce. I wanted so much to receive a letter to go to Hogwarts when I turned 11 so that I wouldn’t have to deal with the real world. Foolish me huh.

2. Your favorite film?

Favorite film would have to be The Departed. You know I did’t really like Leonardo DiCaprio, but after seeing a lot of his stuff recently, I think he’s a really talented actor. Great Gatsby was pretty good too actually. As was the book.

3. Do you have any nicknames?

None.

4. Do you play any musical instruments?

I used to play the trumpet when I was in high school. But that was really it though. I think if I would have learned the guitar, that would have been nice too…

5. Have you ever had surgery?

No surgeries yet!

6. What’s your favorite food?

Anything really. Being a college kid, food can be rare ha!

7. What are you afraid of?

Failure. My parents have always had high expectations of me and it’s what keeps me going when times get rough. Although, I’m not perfect in any way and my parents are absolutely ok with that. The support they give me is amazing. If they would have just supported each other like that :/

8. What’s your proudest moment?

Graduating from Field Training exactly one year ago! I remember I posted about it, something about being really nervous and stuff. But I came out on top, and it’s one more step closer to being that officer in the AF!

9. Your favorite item of clothing?

My suit. Although, I don’t have too much of a chance to flaunt it haha.

10. Your favorite song?

Tough. My favorite song changes depending on what I’m feeling. At the moment it’s…http://youtu.be/iKdR7rko9mI

11. Favorite TV show?

The Office. I wish I could work at Dunder Mifflin. As a side job of course.

Well, Art of Stumbling, thank you once again for nominating me for the award. I know it’s really late, absolutely, but here it is! I’ve stopped by your blog a few times and the feeling that I get from your writing reminds me of myself (on some points of course!) Just the fact that your writing is able to invoke emotion in the reader shows that you have a talent for everything that is literature. We don’t often hear compliments about our accomplishments, so I thought that I would share that with you. You have reminded me that there is a certain beauty to life, even though we may lose sight of it at some point. Not only that, but that we all have our own stories. Just a few of the reasons that I continue this blog, to see that there are others that share this view. So thank you for that. And thanks again for nominating me! I am going to break the rules and stop here since I have some other posts to start penning! Hope all is well!

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December 16, 2011

The Don’t Read This Blog At Work Award

Okay, so I’ve been picked for not one…but two awards. This being my second. It’s a real honor to be recognized as a recipient of an award and then to be picked for another, I am just absolutely enthralled. I know that these awards are a way of opening up the way to the countless other outstanding blogs that are out there…The Versatile Blog Award somehow managed to open the rift to many of the other fantastic writers that I have had the chance to meet. Many of whom I draw inspiration from. Anyways, I feel that this is a very special one. Looking at the rules, only 3 people are to be nominated at a time. And for being inappropriately hilarious while being read in a work/school environment. And with that:

Here are the rules for the Don’t Read This Blog At Work Award:

  1. You may nominate no more than three bloggers, each of whom must have made you laugh out loud with at least one post.
  2. Those who receive the nominations may consider themselves as having received the award, and they must post a gushing acceptance speech thanking the person who nominated them, and perhaps thanking any companion animals they may blog about. And maybe closing with a shout out to their lord and savior or, failing that, their parents.
  3. Those who receive the award may, but need not, pass on the award, but will not themselves be eligible again until they have published at least ten more posts.

And so, for my nominations:

  1. somesummersunday – I have laughed way too hard and more than once on these incredibly sarcastic/hilarious posts.
  2. katie christon – Recently found…should not have been reading in the library while others were still studying…almost didn’t make it out alive.
  3. Embracing Insanity – Another recently found gem, didn’t get far down the first post without laughing.

So my for my acceptance speech, first off I would like to serenade iliketheworldfuzzy with my endearing gratitude. A thousand thanks to a person with a heart of gold. Her story is one of the more inspirational that I have had the luck and pleasure of coming across. Compared to many of the veteran bloggers, I guess you can say, I am relatively a nooooob. I felt like a baby duckling that was thrown into a moat full of crocs, only expecting to be torn apart by my incessant ramblings and complaints of being just another ordinary college kid.

However, strangely, I was welcomed into this relatively new world by many a visitors. Welcomed and lifted up…to continue being honest. It has motivated me to continue to be honest, not only with others…but with myself. I don’t know, but for me…having a blog is very cathartic. Having a very stressful day and coming home to write about it has really helped relieve some of the unnecessary tension that builds up throughout the day.

Anyways, enough of that story haha. My companion animal (that I haven’t quite mentioned yet) is my Dj’ing Panda which is just the animal that is on the back of my iPod case. It has given me the strength to not punch/roundhouse axe kick the countless annoying solicitors on my campus that roam the sidewalks from morn till dusk. I’ll give a shoutout here, to the man upstairs because He has led me to where I am in this world right now. The blessings He has put forth on my life is just absolutely amazing. And to my parents, for always being there for me, thick and thin. So to conclude this speech, I will graciously accept on behalf of iliketheworldfuzzy. Thank you once again! :D

December 13, 2011

The Versatile Blogger

Hmm, so I want to give many thanks to Glamorholic for nominating me for this award. Glamorholic and I have been blogging since the same time and she was the first person that actually read some of the things that I wrote. Actually every single thing, come to think of it. So I want to thank her for that and for having a blog that has the most interesting facts/images you can possibly find. (I wonder how many times I can hyperlink her blog…)Anyways, I had no idea that there were even awards for blogging…For the most part, it’s been just me complaining about how creepy my roommates are and how Artic-frigid my room is. But hey seeing this after coming home from the brutal campaigns that I’ve waged against my finals was a bit of a nice surprise. That and all of a sudden there are people reading my posts…What is this sudden turn of events that I am witnessing???

Oh, I also wanted to extend that gratitude to alphabravoecho for the nomination. He always posts about what’s on his mind. No holds barred. Another writer that is an inspiration for me to keep writing and be true to myself. I’ve noticed that a lot of the things that I write are in either of two categories. They are either my attempt at being funny…or really things that I’ve put some thought into (this usually happens when it’s windy outside) and I’ve always been in conflict whether I should post those words that have come directly from the heart. Before meeting alphabravoecho, I would usually type up something that really had meaning to me but would end up just erasing it for fear of being turned down and ridiculed for being ‘soft’ as some would say. But one thing that I’ve learned from alpha was that just be true to yourself and it doesn’t matter what others think, because you will always find support in the places you least expect. (P.S. I’m not soft, loving to write is not synonymous with being soft you mothers!!)

Once more, I’d like to extend that thanks to Wilhelmina Upton. She was kind enough to nominate me for this award as well. She is definitely one of the kindest people that I have had the chance to meet on wordpress. The first thing that came to my mind when I was reading through her posts was this saying that I remember; that the kindest people are the ones that have suffered the most. Now I might be totally going out on a limb, but the more posts that I read and the more that I got to know about Wilhelmina (which is not her real name by the way :P ) the more in common that we just seemed to have. And it really made me think about who I am, and what it took for me to get here and just the struggles that I overcame, to have this beautiful hope in this life that we have to live. And I can only imagine what it took her to gain that unparalleled kindness and humbleness that she wields. Anyways, that’s my little spiel on you Wilhelmina! I thank you once again for the nomination :)

Another thanks to Tanya over at Green Paw-Paw for the nomination! I had just recently run across her blog when I should have been studying for some finals a couple weeks back. Shame on me. However, the fact that she likes Bone makes her totally awesome haha! She definitely takes delight with everything that is literature and that adoration emanates from her posts as well. Whether she writes about the latest book, book trends, book muggles, anything book related; she is able to deliver that excitement through her words. Which I feel is a hard thing to do. Every post is very open, easy-going, and often humorous. Before you know it, one just leads to another and that time just flies away. But in a good way! Anyways, thank you once again for the nomination Tanya, and I will definitely be around for more :) “And that’s another thing! I’m tired of stew! I want to put him in a crust and bake a light fluffy quiche!” – ;)

Here are the rules for the Versatile Blogger Award:                                                                           

  1. Nominate 10-15 fellow bloggers
  2. Inform the bloggers of their nomination
  3. Share 7 random things about yourself
  4. Thank the blogger who nominated you
  5. Add the Versatile Blogger Award Pic on your blog post.

So here are my nominations(In no particular order, all are equally as amazing!):

Alright, hmm, so 7 random things about me that no one knows huh…

  1. I was born in Stuttgart, Germany. My dad was in the Army so we really got to travel a lot. Too bad though that I don’t remember any of it since I was just a baby.
  2. The first animal that I actually ‘hunted’, was a rabbit by my house. It was with a pellet gun and being only 10 at the time, I felt really bad that I killed it. So while crying, I dug a grave for it and put a little cross on top so that it wouldn’t have to pass away in vain.
  3. I love to laugh…so much that I woke myself up from sleep just last night, from laughter. Probably because I was thirsty, and maybe even a bit stressed out because of the impending wave of finals. But why would I laugh though?
  4. On my bed right now is a massive mink blanket of a lion. It’s kind of weird at first but hey, it keeps me warm. Plus you got to do what you can when your house is colder than your refrigerator.
  5. I guess people that know me well say that I don’t say much and can keep to myself, but in reality I love being around them. Even though I may not have everything to say, just being in the company of friends really does wonders for me.
  6. I actually created this blog to not have to face the reality that I had a test to study for. It was one of those bad decisions that actually did more good…overall. I still did well on the test haha. But, I was able to meet many people with so many different things to say, so awesome.
  7. I love listening to music, it is one of those few things that can directly speak to my soul. I don’t really have a favorite genre and if you looked at my playlist and took a random sample it would cover genres from classical to drum and bass. The only other thing that is very influential in my life is my love for God and His love for me. If it wasn’t for the big man up there, I wouldn’t be here.

So there you have it. Thanks once again Diana, for the nomination!

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