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Monday Funnies, Blog Awards, and 7 More Things About Me (if you're not sick of me yet...)


Hello Monday!

I am feelin' the LOVE.

What a great way to start the week, eh? Two blog awards from my fabulous blogging friends. I feel so honored, really I do. First off, we present the snazzy Stylish Blogger Award, presented to me by the equally snazzy and rockstar-in-disguise Caitlin Vincent of Musings of an Ordinary Mind. She does not have an ordinary mind, by the way. She just likes to make you believe that she does. (Ha! Right, Caitlin? You and your purple zebra-striped gloves. *wink*) Check out how stylish this thing is:

Ooh, it twinkles!
This shiny thing comes with rules. But before I get there, let me turn your eyes towards this simply delightful and scrumptious looking thing awarded to me by the ever lovely Ashley Nixon of Ashley Nixon. (Yes, her blog is named after her.)

Yum! Hey, no touching! This one's all mine, all mine! Bwahahaha!
(Sorry, I haven't had breakfast yet.)

Miss Ashley is as sweet and pretty as the strawberries above. She's also a brainiac (Gates Millenium Scholar, whoa!), loves history, and has a boyfriend who looks like Aladdin! So check her blog out, if you haven't already done so.

Thank you, Caitlin and Ashley! You guys are super nice to me. =)

So. Rules. Here they are:

1. Thank and link to the person who nominated me.
2. Share seven random facts about myself. (The magic number 7)
3. Pass the award along to 5 new-found blogging buddies. (This is for the Stylish Blogger Award)
4. Pass the award to 15 blogging friends. (This is for the Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award)
5. Contact the winners to congratulate them.

My Seven Random Things:

#1 I once got my picture taken with figure skater Rachael Flatt. She is the 2010 U.S. National Figure Skating Champion, the 2008 World Junior Figure Skating Champion, and the 2008 and 2009 U.S. Ladies Silver Medalist. She performed at a local show and fell down twice! But, I still like her. =)

Unfortunately, I'm unable to find that photo of me and Miss Flatt, so I'll just leave you with this:


Source

#2 I am allergic to cigarette smoke. It gives me hives and triggers my asthma. One time, we were checking in at a hotel and our room was supposed to be non-smoking. I walked in, smelled the faint trace of smoke, broke out in hives, and started coughing. We were immediately moved to a different, nicer room.

#3 I can sing and dance to The Wiggles, The Imagination Movers, and the Yo Gabba Gabba Gang. But I refuse to sing and dance to Barney--I have nothing against the guy. Really.

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#4 I once took hula classes and got an A. Though if you were to ask me to dance the hula now, I will absolutely refuse, even if you were to pay me a million bucks. Okay, maybe I will. ;D

#5 I don't drink any alcohol. At all. I can't even stand drinking soda all the time. Except for maybe when I was pregnant with my first child, and because I couldn't have Coke, I desperately craved it. (No, I did not give in. I'm happy to say I channeled my soda craving to McDonald's double cheeseburgers. Not good for the thighs, I know, or my cholesterol, but safer for baby.)

#6 I wanted to be STORM of the X-Men comics when I was a kid.

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#7 I used to watch anime shows. One of my favorites is Naruto, a quirky, orphaned Ninja boy who's a sort of an outcast in his village because of a demon, the Nine-tailed Fox, sealed inside him. Despite his blunders and comical antics, he has a big heart and will do anything to help his friends, even at the cost of his own life. (I don't watch it anymore, btw. Too busy.)




Alright. Now that you're all acquainted with my own quirks, it is time to pass on the awards to these amazing bloggers I admire. Here are the nominees for the Stylish Blogger Award (hold your breath, people):

T.S. Welti

Ashley Nixon

Dierdra Coppel

Rebecca Dupree

Jen


And the nominees for the Irresistibly Sweet Blogger Award are (drum roll, please):

Caitlin Vincent

Anita Grace Howard

Bethany

Angela V. Cook

Sophie Li

Jeana

Ashley Graham

Jenny Phresh

Huntress

Jemi Fraser

EEV

Joyce Alton

Sarah

Carissa Elg

Shawna

Congrats, blogger friends!

I also had fun making my own blog award (inspired by my creative buddies Anita and Jenny Phresh, who made their own snazzy awards to give to people). I call it the Cool Blogger Award. Check it out:




This is my sort of Jack-in-the-box award. I'll spring it on you when you least expect it. Uh-huh. So watch out, stay cool, and maybe you'll find Ms. Butterfly flitting your way. For my first ever blog award giveaway, I give it to my super cool friend Lori M. Lee of You Are the Unicorn of My Dreams. That's right, Lori! This one's for you for being fantastic. Enjoy it!

What? You're asking for rules? Erm...you tell me one cool thing about yourself, and then you do a surprise attack on another blogger to present them this award. Sounds good enough? Okay, moving on....

As promised, here's the Monday funny. Sorry for this extremely long blogpost. We might as well end it in a good humorous note.


By Debbie Ridpath Ohi

P.S. To claim your award, right-click on the pic and do Save As. To display award on your blog, go to Design, click on Add Gadget, scroll down to Picture, and upload the award pic. Voila! You now have blog bling for extra pizzazz!

20 comments:

Jenny Phresh said...

I have insomnia and was here first to get my award, before anyone, so I am going to EAT IT ALL BY MYSELF! The early bird gets the whole strawberry shortcake.
Thanks, Cherie, you are so sweet!
I think you need some hot butter. Look for it. Soonish. After I get some sleep.

Carissa Elg said...

Hey, Cheri! Thanks so much for the nomination! I don't know that I'll have time to write a new blog for this, though. So please accept my absolute gratitude! That's freakin' awesome of you! BTW- We share so much in common! I am also allergic to cigarette smoke (have never and will never try it) and I get really sick from it. As it turns out, I'm allergic to dust, too. Huh. I also avoid alcohol (except on rare occasions) and soda. They mess with my head and I need it to be focused!! LOL!

Scott Niven said...

My girlfriend has a 2 year old, so I just recently discovered Yo Gabba Gabba. The surprising thing to me is...the songs are actually pretty good. Some of them sound like they are performed by real musical artists, and they almost always have a hook that stays in your head, for better or worse! :-)

Scott

Huntress said...

hmmm, a million bucks for number 4?? Do you take checks? :)

Thank you for the award. You have a fantastic blog and it is always a treat when I visit.

Angela said...

Fruit Salad . . . yummy, yummy! Sorry, couldn't resist! Both of my kids went through the "Wiggles" stage--especially my daughter. I still have a stack of about 15 VHS tapes (what the heck am I going to do with those?) and about 5 DVD's! CRAZY!

Anywho, thank you for my award :o) I will display it with pride :o)

cherie said...

@Jenny: That was you in my kitchen at 4 a.m.? LOL! More like the insomniac pony gets the shortcake. ;)

@Carissa: Yay! I'm not strange XD When I was in Japan, we took a cab in Tokyo, and the whole car just reeked of cigarette smoke. I thought I was gonna die. Good thing it was only a short ride.

@Scott: "There's a party in my tummy, so yummy, so yummy." I think that song is embedded in my brain like shrapnel. Can't. Get. It. Out. Soon it'll be in your head too. Haha! Good luck!

@Huntress: Hmm, check, huh. You don't mind if it's CRAPPY hula dancing, do you? Hehe. ;D

@Angela: Ah, the days of Wiggles--colorful Australian guys who don't mind wiggling their hips. XD I went through the phase with my firstborn, and then 5 years later, went through the phase again with my second. The songs are really catchy. I also have their DVDs. :D

Sophie Li said...

*dangles 1 Million Dollars in front of Cherie with a pinky coyly resting on the corner of my mouth oddly resembling a lot like Dr Evil from Austin Powers*

awww thanks for kicking the week off on such a wonderful note! And I don't anyone can get sick of you!

Funny thing, I use to want to be a hybrid mutant like Jean Grey & I still love Naruto! I will catch it when I can but I don't drop everything to watch it anymore! Who knew I would come across another sci-fi fan! Yay us!

Thanks again and you my dear is 100% Awesome Sauce!

Anita said...

Hands off my dessert, Jenny!

Yay! Me lurv awards, and I lurv strawberry shortcake even more! *drooling*

Thank you my lovely friend. I'll probably wait until next week sometime to hand it out so I can see who else is getting them and cover some undiscovered terrain ... but I'm totally selfish and will post it on my sidebar in the interim. HEH.

Loved the Monday funny! LOL. That would be one scary read. And you could SO be storm. You're definitely pretty enough. :)

Bethany C. said...

Irresistible AND sweet...yup, you've summed me up pretty well. THANK YOU, FRIEND! What a nice Monday surprise.

Don't be jealous, but I saw the Wiggles in concert. I also saw Milli Vanilli, but I don't talk about that much.

cherie said...

@Sophie: LOL. Dr. Evil, do not tempt me. ;)

@Anita: Aw, you really are irresistibly sweet. So this award is sooo well-deserved for you, my friend. Enjoy it!

@Bethany: Yup, I know you so well. Wiggles in concert? I'm so jealous. Milli Vanili, eh? During the Wiggles concert? hehe *wink*

Ashley Graham said...

Thank you for the award, Cherie! If you guys keep giving me awards, I'm telling you, it's going to go straight to my head! LOL. But, seriously, your support means the world to me!

T.S. Welti said...

That's so awesome! I've never gotten a blog award. Thank you! :)

I'm replying from my phone right now, so I'll have to link and share from my laptop later. This is a great idea. We get to recognize our fellow bloggers and share a little about ourselves. Thanks again, Cherie! :)

Ashley Nixon said...

lol! Yes! My blog is named after me! I read in my Writers Market that beginning writers should do that...?? Idk! lol. Thank you so much for your kind words as well!

Congrats!! On your award! :) hehe. And thank you so much for mine!! I'm so excited to go post about it!!

Lori M. Lee said...

Thank you for honoring me with your very own blog award!! *squee*

Jeana said...

Thanks so much for the wonderful award! I love having something fun to look forward to!

cherie said...

You're welcome, lovely ladies. Enjoy! =)

Jenny Phresh said...

Gave you one back!
http://thepartypony.blogspot.com/2011/05/eat-me-blog-award-that-will-swell-you.html

cherie said...

Thanks, Jenny! Now I can stop pilfering hot butter off Anita's blog.

Caitlin Vincent said...

Thank you so much, Cherie! I must disagree with you though, about my ordinary-mindedness (purple-zebra-stripes-gloves nonetheless) ;) I'm not some extraordinary person - I'm not a bestselling author or some famous, fabulously talented person; I'm not a rocket scientist or someone with an IQ out in the stratosphere someplace. I'm really a very normal girl. Unique, yes, but still ordinary. And I like that - because what I love best is when ordinary people do extraordinary things or think extraordinary thoughts :)

On #4...I think you should post a video of you doing your A-class hula dance when you sign a book deal ;)

Jemi Fraser said...

Awwww - thank you!!! You're an absolute doll!

I love Inky Girl's cartoons - they always make me smile.

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