Sunday, July 27, 2008

2 Awards and a Meme

I am the recipient of much generosity this week!

Firstly, Ron kindly offered me the Arte Y Pico award.

I will plagiarize Ron's description verbatim: This award was created to be given to bloggers who inspire others with their creativity, and for contributing to the blogging world in whatever medium.

(Don't you love how I announce an award for creativity by plagiarizing? That in itself could be considered creative...)

Of course there are some rules to be respected:

1. You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award through creativity, design, interesting material, and also contributes to the blogger community, no matter of language.
2. Each award should have the name of the author with a link to their blog.
3. Award winners have to post the award with the name and link to the blog of the person who gave them the award.
4. Please include a link to the Arte Y Pico blog so that everyone will know where the award came from.

I would like to pass this award along to the following worthy bloggers, in alphabetical order:

1. Nicole at Nicole B Photography

2. Syb at No Moron Left Behind

3. Tink at Pickled Beef

4. Saviabella at her blog of the same name

5. Whatigotsofar at Whatigotsofar version 2.0

There is also a meme component of this award, which requires me to list 5 little-known facts about myself, so here goes.

1. I was born 6 weeks early, breech (i.e. ass-backwards) and weighed 4 pounds, 4 ounces at birth. Anyone who remembers me as a newborn can't tell me enough about how small I was, even now, whenever the subject comes up. I kind of wish I'd waited until my full term to be born, because then I might have my birthday on Hallowe'en, which would be so cool!

2. For reasons unknown, I never developed baby teeth (i.e. molars) on the left side of my mouth. The pediatric dentist my mom took me to told her that it meant I was dying of some horrible bone disease. My poor mom. I was fine, and in fact there was that much less teething for her to deal with. My adult teeth came in just fine, and I didn't even need braces.

3. Ever since I started sleeping on a pillow-top mattress, I no longer sleep with a pillow under my head. It seems redundant, and my neck is happier that way.

4. I almost never eat a whole chocolate bar at once. Half is enough. I wrap up the other half for another day. I don't find this odd, but everyone else seems to think it's like, some kind of superpower or something.

5. I had a nose ring for less than a year. I took it out when I got hired to a corporate job. Sometimes I miss it, but I wouldn't re-pierce my nose because the healing process was a pain in the rear.

And now... Another award!

San at A Life With A View has been so kind as to award me the Just Plain Fun To Read award.

This award was developed by Daryl at Out and About in New York City. I would like to pass it along to the following worthy bloggers (in alphabetical order):

1. Dianne at Forks Off the Moment

2. Karen at Smiling Through It All

3. Leighann at Pessimists Need Love Too

4. Jenski at Where To Start?


whatigotsofar said...

Thank you very much for the soccer trophy.

Warped Mind of Ron said...

Congrats on the awards!

unsigned said...


Anonymous said...

wow.. what a nice surprise

i will try and follow up w/ it when i get a life back on weds


savia said...

Thanks, Red. This is so sweet. I will have to start compiling my list now...

jameil1922 said...

why would someone tell a mother that?!? psycho. i have that chocolate super power, too. i always wanted a nose ring! but knew it wasn't "acceptable." bah. i might get one with my kid or grandkid when i'm 60 just to prove a point.

Casdok said...

Definetly super powers not eating a whole bar at a time!!
Congratulations on your awards!

Dianne said...

Not eating a whole bar at once!! Oh teach me, teach me :)

Your awards are richly deserved! I love how open and genuine your blog is and you've been posting such great photos.

And thank you for my award! I'm so glad you have fun reading my blog. Laughter is good medicne.

Claire said...

Congratulations, sweetheart!


Jenski said...

Thanks for the award!

I bet your adult molars were super strong. Did you have all of your wisdom teeth? It also never occurred to me that my nose ring healing would be a problem...Oh, well. Too late now!

Sparkling Red said...


All my wisdom teeth came in, and were shortly thereafter removed, when I was in University. Too bad I didn't get to skip that!

nicole said...

Oh wowsie.....congrats & mucho thanks!
I'm pretty again!

As for point two - glad for you, but your Mom must have gone through a tough time.

Piercings, I'm too chicken for that :)

Keera Ann Fox said...

Congratulations on the awards!

BTW, I do the same thing with chocolate and I get the same reactions. It is a superpower.

San said...

Congratulations on your well-deserved awards, Spark! They suit you.

San said...

I was born breech too. But please DO NOT ask me to save half a chocolate bar. Chocolate is for eating. Now.