Friday, January 14, 2011

I has awards!

Like the new layout? I wanted it to look a little brighter. A little sunnier. I feel like for the first time in a LONG ASS TIME I can say “sunnier” and have it apply to me. Plus it’s Paul Frank. It’s a no-brainer!

Everyone must be Golden Globe crazy this week or something, because everyone is posting awards! Including me! Holla!

Earlier this week Semi True Torystellar over at Can U Relate? passed along the “Life is Good” award over to yours truly. Thanks a bunch!

This award comes with a mini-survey as well…so here goes:

1.If you blog anonymously, are you happy doing this?  If you aren't anonymous, do you wish you started out anonymously, so that you could be anonymous now? I think my blog is 50/50. I pass my blogs to my friends on Facebook, and I e-mail my mom and other friends and family my blog posts. I sometimes wish I could be anonymous, but the whole reason I started a blog in the first place was to put my mental illness crap out there and be honest about it. So anonymity would kind of defeat the purpose.

2.Describe an incident that shows your inner stubborn side. I really, really try to give people the benefit of the doubt, but when I’m right I am freaking RIGHT. I won’t assert myself unless I know I’m right 100%, and I won’t be satisfied until it’s known by everyone who questioned it. I’ve been known to scour the Internet for my proof of my rightness (God I love Wiki).

3.What do you see when you really look at yourself in the mirror? The last two years have ravaged me. Seriously. Stress and weight gain make me look at myself and not recognize the face looking back. I have grey hairs now, and stretchmarks (sorry for the visual). There are days, every once in a while, where I can actually tell myself hey, you look nice today! Like last week:

Artsy.

4.What is your favorite summer cold drink? A venti iced soy sugar free vanilla caramel macchiato upside down from Starbucks. I had one today!

5.When you take time for yourself, what do you do? Honestly right now every day is “time for myself” since I am not working. When I did work 50-hour days I loved spending my days off sleeping in, vegging out and playing video games.

6.Is there something that you still want to accomplish in your life? I think to be able to say “I accomplished something” would be huge for me. I quit early, or don’t follow through, or fail at things. To have actually done something worthwhile would be my answer.

7.When you attended school, were you the class clown, the class overachiever, the shy person, or always ditching? My senior year in high school I was voted “Worst Case of ‘Senior-itis’” because I never went to school. I was absent at least once a week. I was a decent student, but 1st and 6th periods where usually my lowest graded classes because I would either sleep in or leave early!

8.If you close your eyes and want to visualize a very poignant moment in your life, what would you see? I held my grandmother’s hand as she died. That one was hard for me. *Tears*

9.Is it easy for you to share your true self in your blog, or are you more comfortable writing posts about other people and events? Blogging is good for me, because it’s where I can be totally self-centered and let out everything that I usually don’t have the words to talk about. I don’t have many friends and I’m kind of antisocial, so posting funny stories or anecdotes are few and far between.

10.If you had the choice to sit down and read a book or talk on the phone, which would you do and why? Texting is a Godsend! It’s SO much easier to just write someone then call them at that perfect time and catch up. Reading > phone!

One of the rules is to pass this on to other bloggers, so I made a list of all the blogs that I love. Turns out almost all of the bloggers have been given this award! Doh! But I was happy to find three bloggers that have not been given this (that I can tell), and are truly deserving of an award titled “Life is Good”:

Roxy is my aunt. She and I never communicated until last year, and now that I know her, I am shocked we share blood! She is AMAZING. She writes, and paints, and cooks, and takes these amazing photos, and she’s just…spectacular. This weekend I am posting a recipe she recently posted on her new all-in-one blog, The Artful Rabbit. I promise you won’t be disappointed!

Erica at Recycled Fashion is a Fashion MacGyver. She can make clothing out of anything and everything-in fact, she is the only fashion blogger I subscribe to because she is just that awesome! Erica has been kind enough to make this gorgeous clutch, and she is holding a silent auction for it to benefit the victims of the Queensland floods.

Source: Recycled Fashion

(PS-if you would like to do your part and help out Australia, the donation link is http://www.qld.gov.au/floods/donate.html. And thanks <3)

Lastly I’m passing this onto Morgan over at The Adorkable Ditz's Missteps. I was really proud of her for the post she wrote yesterday. She has overcome a lot in her young years (she’s still technically a teen!) and has the wisdom and courage to post about something that really takes guts to write about.

The day after I received the “Life is Good” blog I was notified by Skippy over at I Make Soap surprised me with an e-mail that I received the prestigious “Petey” award!

Skippy wrote: “I thought long and hard about this - couldn't pick, even after having a long discussion with an Aussie Tadpole, but I have chosen:
The lovely Hed at Hed Above Water.
What isn't to love about this gorgeous woman.  She is one of the most forthright bloggers I have ever read.  She is astute, intelligent and an absolute friend.  A friend you WANT to have.  She has her own fears and concerns but she never fails to be there if you need her.  She is neat and a lot of fun. Go on over. Please.
Hed is really what blogging is all about.  You need to visit.  You will be a lucky person if you do.” Aww! You rock, Skippy!

Like all blogs, this one comes with some guidelines, and this one is a doozy lol:

*You can only give it to one Blogger in Arms (BIA)

*You must recognize the Blogger who gave it to you in at least 3 consecutive blog posts (expect some blog pimping, Skippy!)

*You can take up to 3 weeks to pass on the award, but not more than 3 weeks

*The recipient of the award must not have any more than 100 BIAs (followers)

*You must update the list of names of previous recipients with your own name before passing it on (see below)

*You should give at least 3 reasons why you think your recipient deserves this award

*You can choose to NOT accept this award, but (apparently) if you do, then Bruce will come after you!

Damn! I had the perfect blogger in mind for this too, but she has almost 600 followers! Okay, okay. The winner is?

Heather (I love that name!) from Sugar Free Thoughts!

There are more than three reasons why I love Heather’s blog, but if I had to choose ONLY three, they would be:

*The pictures she accompanies with her stories crack me up and definitely paint a picture. I snorted when I saw this one:

Source: SF Thoughts

*She’s honest and unflinching in her posts, and she’s a damn good commenter.

*One of her posts was titled “Hey Nicotine Patch.....Go Shit In Your Hand You Asshole”. Give that lady the award already!

Previous winners include:

Mynx at Dribble
Bouncin'Barb at This and That
Thisisme at Southhamsdarling
Teresa at The Middle Side of Life                                                                                    Skippy at I Make Soap                                                                                                         And Me! Hed at Hed Above Water

Thanks again!

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20 comments:

  1. I love the new look. The skyline on the your other one was beautiful but these old eyes struggled :D.

    And ya' gotta love Mr. Frank.

    Congrats on the awards - you are very deserving of both.

    That picture of you should say "Stunning" as well as "Artsy" Just Beautiful hed.

    Hugs to you. And you are definitely going to be mentioned in my next post [I forgot to do this. Shhhh. Don't tell Bruce ;] But your grandpa story gave me an idea. heehee

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  2. you definitely do rock! congrats on the awards...i loveth the new look...it is much easier for my old eyes to read!

    great job! you are special!

    Bruce
    bruce johnson jadip
    evilbruce
    stupid stuff i see and hear
    Bruce’s guy book
    the guy book
    Dreamodel Guy
    dreamodeling!

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  3. congrats! seems like everyone i know is getting the 'life is good' and 'stylish blogger' awards - so you should be gettting that one, too... 'cause you deserve it since you have style! love your new layout!

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  4. Awww thanks Hed! I'll get to work on that award post later...It's almost 1 right now and I need to stop being such a night owl haha.

    Love you. <3

    http://theadorkableditzmissteps.blogspot.com

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  5. Hed my California daughter!!! You are amazing and you do rock if I say so myself. Ummm, I think you had better start that other page just for awards because you're going to need it. Love you and I absolutely love this new look. Hugs!! Mom in SC

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  6. congrats on the awards and i got Petey to he is awesome but too many rules.

    http://becca-mycrazystuff.blogspot.com/

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  7. Congratulations Hed, so happy for you. I also love the new look and really liked the picture of you. Enjoy the weekend and know your family loves you and believes in you.
    Odie

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  8. AHHHH! What the mother of crap? Hed you crazy lady! I'm stunned. And speechless...almost. Thank you so much dah-ling. I couldn't think of a lovelier woman to be my first. First one to give me an award, that is. Teeheehee. Well it would seem that I have some work to do. What's with all the rules? Joking. This should be fun! Thanks again!

    Also, I too, love the new look. I thought I was the only one who was having trouble reading your brilliance with the old background. I was gonna mention it but I didn't want to be that dickhead.....I'm already the dickhead that has to google Paul Frank soooo......

    Cheers!
    SF

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  9. I'm digging the new look!! And congrats on your awards!

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  10. Congrats on the awards, and congrats on going with a more sunny look!

    my cyber house rules

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  11. Hed, I love the new look of your Blog. It's great. Congratulations on the awards and it was so good to find out all those things about you that we didn't know before! I agree with you about the photo of that cat. Hysterical! Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

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  12. I think this award is going round in circles now. :P

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  13. love the new background, and congrats on the award!

    and you look very pretty in that picture, even if i can't see your nipples ;)

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  14. Yeah ur new background is easier on the eyes. The last one you had made it kinda hard for me to see the letters. If I can't see the letters I can't make out words. if I can't make out words I can't tell if you've arranged them in such a manner as to form proper sentences. If I can't make out sentences I can't tell what's going on. I don't like not knowing what's going on, it makes me drink. When I drink I get hungry and make bad decisions. So you see, the background you choose affects the world. Good Choice!

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  15. Hey Hed!
    Like the new spring look, don't get down if things take a dip now and then. the trend is up, up, up! I like the new look. I wrote in my Skurvy notebook today and thought of you...PF you know. thanks for the endorsement. I is PROUD! hugs, hugs, hugs, Auntie R

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  16. first of all you dont look 30, second of all awesome blog :) xx

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  17. Friends-
    I'm so sorry the old look caused you guys grief! Even my friend mentioned she had to highlight the text so she could read it. Doh! I'm glad I won't be the cause of getting reading glasses anytime soon :)

    And thanks to everyone for the comments, congrats and compliments on my pic...much <3

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