Friday, February 10, 2012

Award & a tad more about me

So I was lucky enough to be passed along the versatile blogger award by the sweet Camille at Garden Gnome Arts. While her blog is still new to me I have liked what i've seen. Great DIY tutorials etc. Check her blog out today!

Once you receive this award you are to list 7 random facts about yourself and then pass it along to 15 people. While I am honored to have been given this award I feel like these awards can be a hassle some times for fellow busy bee's so I opted not to tag anyone - but if you want to do the 7 random facts you definitely should :] Here are mine. * WARNING you may think I am an odd ball after this one...


1.) I am one of those people who dressed up to the Harry Potter movies. I love me some Ron Weasley. While we are at it - I LOVE GINGERS :]


2. I am the most accident prone, clumsiest, and easily bruised person on the planet. That beaut ^ my friends is from falling over a chicken wire fence (in the dark), after running frantically to find my friend (running ex interference). I still have a bruise/scar? and that was last spring - awesome. The student health services employee's became my besties that summer.


3. I had my septum pierced for a week (I am the one in the middle). Of course I got it done right before my Mom and I were supposed to go to Florida for her birthday and it got seriously infected. The morning of our flight I had to go to the walk in clinic and the doctor got a metal cutter to cut it out of my nose while 6 nurses all watched. YIKES. While I was crying and having the thing literally cut out of my head I pointed out that it just twists off - phew. Thankfully I made it out of there fast and we got on the plane just in time. I had an interesting story for the flight there...


Random high school shot - has nothing to do with this next fact, only that it is about the age that it happened

4. Alrighty, this may creep all of my readers out - I have dissected a cadaver. Yes you heard me right. In highschool I took a very in-depth year long Anatomy course. Students with the highest grades had the opportunity to go to a local college and take part of a cadaver dissection. I wanted to go to school for pharmacy or possibly CSI (I was really into that stuff then) so I thought this would be a great learning opportunity. While it was a unique learning experience, looking back on it I wish that they wouldn't have offered that for high school kids. While some high school students are mature, others are not even close. A lot of students who went on that trip I felt were unprepared for the experience (although the teacher took all the steps you possibly could to prepare us). Anywho. I will leave it at that. And as for pharmacy school - I went to Loyola for pre-pharmacy my Freshman semester in college but I decided graphic design was really my passion and calling.


5. I love me some show tunes! I sat front row for Wicked :] My mom - being the luckiest woman I know won us the tickets in a raffle right before show time. It was incredible. My mom instilled in us (my brother and I) a love for music and theater. This rubbed off on my brother because he is going to school for musical theater and will be on Broadway in a few short years. We have been lucky enough to have had season tickets the past few years and we have seen some incredible shows - Wicked, Westside Story, In the Heights, Hair, Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, La Cage Aux Folles...

Just for fun here is my brother singing some John Denver for my mom (who was unfortunately at home) on the Great Wall of China...and me and him on the way down from the wall, aaand some cute pandas - I'll post more of my travels another day :]




6.) I used to paint and do other fun artsy things. However, since studying graphic design I have gotten side tracked. I would like to take up painting and drawing again. This painting is from my painting I class in college of a fennec fox, it is not much compared to my extremely talented friends who go to school professionally for it but I miss making art for fun.


7. I love to play dress up. I am sure this stems from when I was younger - I never left the house without a dress on. I used to have twirling contests with my friends. Anywho, nowadays I love any excuse to get dressed up. Themed parties are my favorite along with Halloween.



???????????????????Got Questions???????????????????

I apologize, this post is all over the place. Another fact about me - I apologize for EVERYTHING. It is an awful habit. Yikes. I thought it might be fun for next week to answer some questions you may have for me. So if you have any - ASK AWAY!

52 comments:

  1. Great post!
    http://kate-fashionschtick-kate.blogspot.com/

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  2. hahahah! this is so fun! i love reading random facts about other people! it's super funny!!

    drop by allister bee soon!

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  3. This is so cute :) I love all of your little facts. And that fennec fox is amazing!
    http://ahopelessnotebook.blogspot.com/

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  4. That fox is adorable! I really enjoyed this post:)

    Sorry to hear about thos accidents though. That looks like it was really painful!

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    1. Thank you! And yeah...I need to be more careful and watch where I am running.

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  5. wow looks like u had some fun and interesting experiences =)

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  6. What a fun post :)
    Your painting of the fennec is amazing! You should definitely keep on painting.
    And you got to see pandas! Wow!

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    1. Thank you! They were so adorable. I feel bad the zoo is located in the heart of the city though - soooo much air pollution.

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  7. Great post! Love the tinerweb for the insight into other peoples lives.
    Thanks for sharing.

    claudmarvon.blogspot.com

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  8. This is this cutest post ever! And your pictures from China are really cool!!

    Drea xo

    dreasjunkyard.blogspot.com

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  9. Congratulations on the award!!! It's nice to get to know you :) I as well used to paint and stuff... long time ago...
    Good luck!

    skinnymoonstick.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you. It is so easy to let painting slip away :-/

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  10. That shark costume is effin' awesome!!

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    1. Haha thanks lady! I made it for under $5 :]

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  11. Hahahaha that costume is hilarious! I am so jealous that you got to sit front row Wicked! Such a wonderful musical!

    Love & Lollies... Jessa

    CAKED Vintage

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    1. Ha thank you! Wicked is incredible. I wish I could see it again.

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  12. Wow, those are some really interesting fun facts! I didn't know what a 'cadaver' is, so I googled it, and ohhhh boy, I got the creepy crawlies! Definitely agree that not all High Schoolers would be ready for that kind of experience... I probably would've freaked out D:

    ♥ ♥ ♥
    valour and lace

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    1. Eeep. Yeah. I was ok with it, I was thankfully able to distance myself and look at it as just an extremely unique learning experience. However, a lot of students freaked out and sat in a corner all day. Yikes.

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  13. I loved your random facts and loved seeing your fancy dress costumes.

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  14. That is one serious bruise, ouch, I'm a little clumsy myself but I have never gotten a bruise that big. I find the cadaver thing interesting, the human anatomy is fascinating and knowing about the body is immensely helpful in many career paths - maybe not graphic design though. I wish I was really into a franchise enough to dress up for it, I like to dress up in costume but I rarely do.

    <3Honeysuckelle

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    1. That was probably the worst of the bruises I have had. No broken bones ever though thankfully! The cadaver experience was such a great learning experience. Although I didn't end up going into pharmacy it was great learning how all our bodies function, etc.

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  15. omg... i had to stop reading after number 5. can i just say, BEST FRIEND!? ;P

    and then i continued... and, uhh'm. SOUL MATE! ahahah.

    loved it. ALL. i thought i was reading MINE for a sec there. lols.

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    1. AHAHA. I am glad we have a lot in common :]

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  16. YOU ARE THE COOLEST PERSON IN THE WORLD. I said that in capital letters so you would read it in an angry voice. That doesn't make sense but you are still very awesome. I love Harry Potter and Wicked and getting infections from piercings as well! Twins!

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    1. Haha. The all caps did grab my attention. And thank you! I am glad we have a lot in common :] Sorry to hear bout the infection from a piercing - yikes, no fun!

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  17. this is such a cute post:) aww the bruise is hugggeeeeee.... im clumsy too so your not alone there x poppymale.blogspot.com

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    1. Ha. Thank you and I am glad I am not alone in that department.

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  18. I really enjoyed this post! That bruise is actually ridiculous though!! I had a nasty nose piercing saga too, so I can totally relate, eeeeep painful :(

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    1. Thanks. Yeah the bruise was pretty brutal. Sorry you had to go through a bad piercing too - not fun at all!

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  19. Ok your septum story made me cringe like crazy. You are also awesome. And I really enjoyed getting to know you more. We would be like freaking epic friends if we lived near eachother!

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    1. Having the septum ripped out while everyone watched was bad. Looking back on it, it is kind of hilarious though. All of the nurses - mainly moms - wanted to watch, haha. And thanks lady :] Maybe one day we can have a blogging function with all our friend bloggers. That would be so much fun!

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  20. It's great you matched pictures to the stories! Really enjoyed reading about you! :)

    Our biology teacher took us to a dissection in secondary school as well. Probably so that we can decide if we want to become doctors or not... I was fine at the time but if the chance was given again, I wouldn't go... I guess I'm not curious anymore...

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    1. Thanks. I thought I would try to jazz up the random facts a bit :]

      Yeah. I feel the exact same way!

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  21. No need to apologize when you're being yourself! Loved this and seeing more of your quirky side, seriously this makes you and your blog more interesting. Thank you! I was creeped out a little by the cadaver, haha! But still way cool!

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    1. Thank you. I am always wondering how much to share about me on here. I am always questioning if it is boring, etc. But I am glad you found it interesting :] Haha, yeah, when I think back on the cadaver experience I can't believe it really happened.

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  22. I love dressing up too! especially at harry potter premieres! and I'm clumsy as well. I recently fell off a treadmill. it was nasty.

    -kim
    found the route

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    1. Eeep! Sorry about the treadmill - that probably hurt a ton. I am glad someone else dressed up for the HP premieres on here :]

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  23. ~Me, you & #2 = yup, definitely clumsy and bruise-y together. :)
    ~Yikes! I hate the word "cut" and thinking of flesh...eek! The whole time I was like, "OMG why couldn't she just be like, 'guys, get the F away from me, you just gotta unscrew it. DUH!" haha
    ~I totally had to look up "cadaver"...Corpse, got it. That's honestly super cool! And I don't mean that in a creepy way.
    ~I am jelly that you've done so much awesome traveling so I really enjoy all the pictures. Feel free to do a feature of all the places you've seen. :)
    ~I love playing dress up, too! That Jaws costume RULES!!!
    ~As far as questions...I haven't got any at the moment. I will have to think on it.

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    1. -For the septum story I was so terrified and in shock that they wanted to cut it out of my nose that I didn't speak up until they had mangled my nose a bit :[ whoops!
      - I am glad you don't find the cadaver thing creepy. People sometimes look at me like I have two heads when I bring it up.
      - I think I will do a feature on some of my travels. Unfortunately I don't have a ton from my European adventures. I was in 8th grade when I went the first time and all of the pictures are from a disposable and my scanner hasn't been working :[
      - And thanks. I was so excited about my jaws costume this year!

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  24. I love reading things like these. And I love learning new stuff about the bloggers I follow. I am a pretty clumsy person as well, at least once a week I find a bruise that I have no idea where it came from. I think it's due to the fact that I move too quickly and have a high tolerance for pain. Hello, door frame - meet my shoulder.

    I love that photo of the fennec fox. Those are my favourite animal.

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    1. I find bruises all the time too that I can't remember how I got. I bump into things way too much. I think my depth perception is off haha.

      And thanks! They are adorable :]

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  25. these random facts are great and such a good way to get to know someone a lil bit more, maybe should give em a try.
    Yay for finding a new cute blog, thank you!

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