September 19, 2012


Woo Hoo Wednesday! I won I WON

I won the Beautiful Blog Award !!!!!  Thank you Cupcake Crusaders  for nominating me for the Beautiful Blogger award and the fabulous things you said about my little blog. 

This is one of the things I love about the blogging community.. All the fabulous support we give each other.  

Lets get the legal stuff out of the way first, shall we?  
1. Thank the person/people who nominated you and link back to them in your post {check}
2. Share seven things about yourself. {check, see below}
3. Nominate bloggers you feel deserve this award {check, check and check}
4. Contact the chosen bloggers to let them know and link back to them {checkity check check}

Seven things about moi 

Ichi  I took 2 years of Japanese and did really well.  I tried to take Spanish and just couldn't get it. My friends all said Japanese seemed WAY harder than Spanish, but not for me.  When I was taking Japanese I could understand way more than I could speak.  Sadly  I haven't kept up with it so have forgotten pretty much all of it.  I can still read some, remember how to write in Hiragana and can count up to 100. I'm teaching you a little Japanese too. My numbers for all seven items are in Japanese. Ichi means one.  I'm thinking I need to start learning again.  Work out my brain, grow some more cells. 
Ni  Speaking of working out my brain, I love to lift weights too.  Any one who lifts weights knows that sore feeling you get two days later after a good work out.  I love that feeling. Where you start walking up the stairs and your legs are so sore from that hard work out you did but it feels SO good. Squats are one of my favorites.  The strength you feel in your legs. I use an Olympic barbell that weighs about 45 lbs by itself and I usually add on plates to bump the weight up.  I lift to fight osteoporosis, I want to be able to fall at 70 and just get a bad bruise, not break my hip. And I LOVE the feeling you get when you start out for example doing 3 sets of 15 reps of triceps kick backs with 15 lbs and graduating up to 3 sets of 15 reps with 25 lbs. There is no feeling like it. 

San  I'm a black cat girl.   Something about those bad luck little fur balls.  I've read they're less adoptable than any other color of cat. Good thing there's me to rescue them :)  Here's my little baby. He was 9 when we adopted him and to me he's the cutest thing ever! He's a Bombay and I love this breed. 

 Shi  I day dream about vacations all the time. I blame my love of travel on my parents.  We went some where ever year for vacation.  Montana, Florida, California, Washington, rented a motor-home and went to Utah, Arizona, Yellowstone etc.  Not just the same camp ground every summer like some of my friends did.  If you're going to blame your parents for something, I'm thinking this is a good thing to be blamed for.  In fact right now I'm already planning a trip to North Dakota.  My friend is, as I type this on her way to her new home in Montana.  She's not even in her new house yet and I'm already planning to stop at her place in Montana to pick her up and head to North and South Dakota.  She's totally game for this. 

Go  I use to beat the pants off my brother at Clue every time we played.  I don't know that he ever won :)  Although, he cleaned my clock at Monopoly.  I never could beat him at that game.  Do kids even play board games anymore?  Sad if they don't. They really should. 

Roku  One of the reasons I got into blogging was to interact with other like minded party peeps.  The community is wonderful and I've gotten to know some people who I would absolutely pop by and say Hey, wanna go get a cupcake?  if I was ever in their state.  The bonus of blogging is that I get to meet really great people who don't have blogs too.  I really enjoy chatting with you on Facebook, Twitter or here. So keep it up!

Nana  I haven't ran all summer {gasp}. Last year I ran in a lot of races and just about every day. This summer, meh. Just haven't.  I seriously need to get back to pounding the pavement though.  Such great cardio and I can keep eating cupcakes without any one being able to tell how many I eat ;)  HA HA

And the nominees are [drum roll, sound of envelope being opened]

The French Whisk  I found this girl on Facebook and enjoyed her site so much I had to check out her blog. It's full of great food and fun photo's.

Bakingdom Hilarious!  Her posts make me smile every time, she's a hoot! and I hope to capture some of her spirit as I write my posts too.  AND she lives one town over from me.  How cool is that. I'm trying to arrange a meeting but I think she's one busy lady.  Help me out little fizzy's, put in a good word for me.

The Partiologist  If I am ever in this girls state I am knocking on her door for sure and hoping she has a party going on.  Her blog is a joy to read and she is one creative party diva.  And have you seen her cookies? A-mazing. 

Which blogs would you nominate?

Always love when you leave some blogging love in the form of comments on here or Facebook. 


  1. AWESOME! Congratulations! Loved reading your nana things, too.

  2. I love reading facts for these awards! So glad you were happy to play along! And great facts! Japanese? Really? The numbering system totally made me smile.

    1. Yep! We had exchange students when I was in high-school and we've kept in touch over the years. So I started studying. Sadly, I don't remember much :(

  3. wow! Japanese and a weight lifter?! you go girl!!

    1. Hee hee thanks Kim! The weights totally help on stressful days.


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