Friday, April 24, 2009

Bloggy Awards

As promised, it’s time to hand out some blog love! What better way to spend a Friday, right? So here goes…

The first blog award I ever received was from my very first commenter, the lovely Amber over at Amber Alert. She gave me the Cute’s Blog Award. She gave it to me awhile ago and I have been holding on to it for too long. Time to give it away!

Not sure exactly what the rules are on this award, but I think I am supposed to list 10 uncute things about me. Well, that’s not that hard to do!

I am uncute when…

1. I wake up in the morning. Think tangled hair, major cowlick, lines on my face from the pillow and sleepy eyes with remnants of mascara that wouldn’t budge.

2. I bite my nails. Such a bad habit that I just can’t seem to break!

3. I work out. My face gets all sweaty and red—as bright as a tomato, really—and my thighs jiggle. Nuff said.

4. I wear sweats all day. Working at home leads to many uncute moments.

5. I have greasy hair from not taking a shower. Again, working at home leads to uncute moments. My boyfriend can attest.

6. I pig out on Ben & Jerry’s Chunky Monkey. Soo good!

7. I am stressed out. Nothing like a high-pressure situation to bring out the bitch in me. My boyfriend gets the brunt of that though.

8. All my laundry is dirty and I have nothing to wear but pajamas, baggy shirts or dirty jeans. Ew.

9. I am sick. But isn’t everyone? I complain a lot though when I am sick. That’s not cute.

10. I am in pictures. I am not the biggest fan of pictures of myself, particularly candid shots. I hate those! My dad likes to do the sneak attack shots when I am not ready. Geez.

I would like to present the Cute’s Award to these five “cute” blogs written by some lovely ladies:

1. From L.A. to LA

2. Reading my tea leaves

3. You are my fave

4. A room somewhere

5. In Good Taste

Next on my list of blog awards is one Shoshanah over at From L.A. to LA gave me on Monday. It is the Fabulous Blog Award and the rules are I list five of my guilty pleasures and then pass it on to five people.

Hmm, I have a lot of guilty pleasures, especially in the food and TV shows category. Here’s just five:

1. Nutella. If you haven’t had this chocolatey, hazelnut spread you are missing out. On calories and yumminess, but mostly yumminess. I literally had to look away when I passed it in the store the other day.

2. The amazingly creamy Tuscan Tomato & Basil Bisque at Vons/Pavilions. It is to die for in a sourdough bread bowl, both literally and figuratively because it has like 30 grams of fat per serving, which is less than half the container! Oh why must I love it so? (same goes for fried zucchini...)

3. Reality shows like The Hills, The City, Dancing with the Stars and American Idol.

4. Cheesy romantic comedies, in particular, Lifetime movies. I am such a sucker for a chick flick.

5. Magazines, because I buy so many that my boyfriend said I am single-handedly keeping Conde Nast in business.

*I almost put Sex and the City on that list, but I don’t feel guilty about watching that one bit!

The five Fabulous blogs I want to send this award to are:

1. A Cup of Jo (One of the first blogs I read that inspired me to start my own)

2. Amber Alert

3. Cupcakes and Cashmere

4. Miss Jane

5. Double Takes

The next two awards I have to hand out were actually given en masse to the blogger’s entire readership/blogroll. Even though they weren’t given to me individually, per se, I am going to pass ‘em out anyway, because I feel generous and I like giving out awards!

Without further ado, I’d like to send the Honest Scrap award (which I got from Shoshanah) to these seven blogs that always give it to you straight (I think I am supposed to send to 10, but rules be damned):

1. Confessions of a Chicago Girl

2. Insomniac Lolita

3. Oh! How Lovely!

4. According to Ashley

5. Free and Flawed

6. Working Girl

7. Writing to Reach You

With this award, I'm supposed to tell you 10 honest things about me, but I already told you 10 uncute things (and they were pretty honest). So if you really want to know more about me, in numbered form, click here and here.

I have given a lot of awards out now, so I am going to do the somewhat-lazy thing and give the last award (which I got from Amber) out to all my readers. Kind of a thank you for reading and I think you and your blogs are wonderful!

So this is for you!

Have a great weekend!


Amber said...

Thanks so much for the award, darling!!

Nutella is so my weakness too. I could probably polish an entire jar in one sitting, no problem. And that is why I don't buy it!!

erin said...

oh my! thanks for thinking of me! one uncute thing about me is how cranky i get if my apartment gets even the slightest bit out of order. i can't help it though--everything in it's place, please! have a happy weekend!

Shoshanah said...

Thank you!!

And I still bite my nails too. I go through phases of doing it and not. But overall, I do.

You are my fave... said...

Well thank you.

And I totally bite my nails and I'm addicted to bad TV. That's how you and I roll.

Maris said...

Thanks lady! I love your blog too and am excited to keep reading.

Sara Christine said...

I can't believe I haven't been by to thank you for my award! It's been a pleasure getting to know you through your blog. Thanks for reading Miss Jane!! xoxo