Tuesday, June 8, 2010

And I'd Like to Thank the Academy....

Seriously, I'd like to thanks Sara at http://www.lazyknitsandpurls.com/ for nominating me for the Beautiful Blogger award - what a nice thing to do....and so unexpected....

Now I must tell you 10 little known facts about me...well I'm pretty open with myself, but I'm sure I can pull some up:

1. I worked on a carnival (yup - I was a carny for a summer)
I got to travel and see Nebraska, Oklahoma and Kansas - it was fun! I've seen Mount Rushmore and Deadwood City because of this..

2. I lived in Germany when I was little, as my dad was in the service. I don't remember much about it, but would like to go back and I've always wanted to learn German.

3. In high school, I came home and told my parents we were hosting an exchange student. Vladimira (Mary) lived with us for 10 months and graduated high school with me. She was from Yugoslavia (now Croatia).

4. I put off college for a year and went to Croatia for 2 months and then worked on the carnival.

5. I have been writing to a penpal in Norway since 1984. Her name is Tone and she lives in Stavanger.

6. I had, at one point, over 25 penpals. I have kept all of their letters.

7. I have 3 degrees so far: An Associate's, A Bachelor's and A Master's. Thought I'd go on to get a doctorate, but after seeing friends in doctorate programs, decided not to pursue one. But I love school and learning...

8. The Hubs and I only dated for 6 weeks before getting engaged. Then we lived together for a year while planning the wedding. It'll be 19 years this September.

9. I love Stargate SG-1. Dr. Daniel Jackson is my kinda nerd....

10. I'm a sucker for period dramas, especially if they are British based....

Now I have to nominate ten 10 bloggers:

1. Belinda at http://auntymum.blogspot.com/
2. Sheepish Annie at http://sheepishannie.blogspot.com/
3. Janine at http://wherethenoddingvioletsgrow.blogspot.com/
4. Suzanne at http://yarnhog-yarnhog.blogspot.com/
5. Michelle at http://youjustgottakeepknittin.blogspot.com/
6. Kate at http://greedyforcolour.blogspot.com/
7. Caryl at http://karako17.wordpress.com/
8. Pip at http://bretonblog.blogspot.com/
9. Hayley at http://knittinghayley-aezoey.blogspot.com/
10. Maiden Jane at http://maidenjane.blogspot.com/

Now there are so many to chose from, it was difficult and I tried not to nominate blogs that were already nominated....Now if you'd like to get your "geek" on, I recommend:

Wil Wheaton's blog (yes Wesley Crusher) at http://wilwheaton.typepad.com/
or if you enjoy Stargate: Joseph Mallozzi's blog at
I hope you find a new blog to enjoy!

ETA: I had the same url for two different bloggers - sorry Michelle!


The Knitwit Knitter said...

Awwww.... thanks!!! :)

lori said...

YAY! Very well deserved!

lori said...

OH - one more thing. We went to Croatia last year - here's the blog, if you want to dash through it to see the pictures. Maybe we went to places you've been before.

A carny, now that's something you don't read on a knitting blog every day. :)

Sara said...

Croatia and a carney! Very cool.