Friday, May 29, 2009

Kreativ Blogger Award

My lovely bloggy-friend, Alana, over at Alana-isms has honoured me with this award.

I'm not sure that I qualify as a creative blogger (mostly I just whine a lot) but I am grateful to have an opportunity to write about some of the things that I love.

So here's how it works:

1. When given the award, you write about seven things that you love.

2. Pass the award to seven bloggers that you love, and be sure to tag them and let them know they've won.

Seven things I love: (in no particular order)
  • My Beloved: I never ever thought that I would find a man who would be able to love me with all my foibles. He is sweet, sensitive, and smart (not to mention sexy!). He's even cute when he's snoring on the couch (like now). He raves about my cooking, even on the bad experimental days, and he does the dishes. He longs for babies as much as I do, and understands when I have sad days.
  • My Job/Books: Not many people I know who work in retail love their jobs, but I do. I have worked in retail book sales for almost 10 years, and honestly I don't think I could have made it through that long if I didn't love my work. And what's not to love? I get to be around books all day, I get to talk about books all day, I get to work with people who (for the most part) love books, and most of my customers are book lovers too. I get a great discount (which feeds my addiction) and I am exposed to a lot of great titles and authors that I probably wouldn't otherwise have found. Yes, I can gripe about crappy days, like everyone else, but really, give me a crazy Saturday at Christmas-time and I'm in heaven.
  • The Colour Red: I have always loved red. My wedding dress had red trim. I carried red tulips. My new glasses are partially red. My hair looks best when it's red. My bedroom is a deep deep (very romantic) red. My couch is red. Sensing a trend yet? It's the colour that I look best in. The only bummer is because of our dress code, I only get to wear red to work in December.
  • Broadway Musicals: This love has been a long and slow-to-develop love. I loved watching the old movie musicals when I was a kid (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, anyone?), but then slowly got away from it in middle school. When I was in college, a friend talked me into watching 'Into the Woods' (the original cast) and I was intrigued. I had the soundtrack, and would occasionally listen to it over the years. Then a few years ago, a friend got involved in musical theater. This around the time of the release of 'Rent' as a movie... and well... let's just say I was a goner. "Wicked", "The Producers", "Hairspray", "Mama Mia", "Sweeney Todd", "Fiddler on the Roof", "Music Man", and "West Side Story" are all on my playlist right now. Guess why I want to go to NYC?
  • School Supplies: Hi, my name is Mrs. Gamgee and I'm an addict. I'm addicted to buying pens, pencils, notebooks, markers, paper... anything that could count as school supplies. There's a line in "You've Got Mail" that I love... about bouquets of freshly sharpened pencils. I'm not allowed to shop at an office supply store unaccompanied. I will go nuts and buy a lifetime supply of blue pens. One of my goals in life is to own an old-school fountain pen, the kind where you have to fill it from an ink pot.
  • Odd Canadian Music: Ok, so this one is on the list because I just found my Captain Tractor cd and I'm totally stoked. There are a lot of great Canadian bands out there that people outside of Canada have never heard of. Most of you have probably heard of Barena.ked La.dies (guess who's heartbroken that they broke up?), but have you heard of Moxy Fruvous (check out "King of Spain") or the aforementioned Captain Tractor ("The Last Saskatchewan Pirate")? Even groups like the Rankin Family, the Irish Rovers, Great Big Sea, and the Irish Decendants... they all fall into that bizarre melting pot that is fabulous Canadian music.
  • Cooking: I love cooking. I love trying new recipes. I have to differentiate between cooking and baking, though. I am not a big fan of baking. You have to be too exact. Cooking is a release for me. I can be creative and most of the time things turn out (we won't talk about the chicken noodle casserole incident of 2002 or the beef & rice skillet that was just plain ookey from last month). I tend towards mostly mediterranean flavours, although I am hoping to branch out into thai sometime soon.
And now for the seven blogs that I love... (so hard to pick just seven)
And of course honourable mention would go to Alana!


  1. Musicals??? I knew I LOVED you! Literally as I was reading this post, Em was behind me singing, "I really hate to ask it, but do you have a basket?" (which Little Red Riding Hood sings to the Baker and his wife in "Into the Woods.")

    I too am a musical lover. Yea!

    Loved learning more about you. :)

  2. Aw, thanks for the nomination! We love you, too!

    And congrats on YOUR much-deserved award!

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  4. Thank you so much for your nice comment on my blogg. :0) I look forward to venting more and hopefully healing my heart from all the disappointment of infertility. Thanks again for your warm welcome. Peace.

  5. Am I the friend in the Musicals section? I inspired?! That's good to hear!


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