Saturday, September 11, 2010

Life Is Good Award

I love surprises and thanks to Emily at Dragons Ate My Homework when she told me she passing it on to me, I could help but do a little dance around my husband, grinning like a giddy schoolgirl. Pity I forgot I was in Walmart. I figure though that those who saw shouldn't complain because how often do they get to see a free show and not have to pay for it.  So, the award directions are: To accept the award you must link back and thank the person who gave you the Life is Good award. Answer the 10 questions and pass it along to 6 other blogs.

So now for the questions *gulp* Are you all ready?  (click title)

1. If you blog anonymously are you happy doing it that way; if you are not anonymous do you wish you had started out anonymously so you could be anonymous now?

I'm naturally a paranoid person and so I've stayed pretty anonymous. I've had people in my ear over the years about how people can track you down over the Internet and so I made it a point not to have anything trace back to me. But since I've started blogging and getting to know people, I've kinda loosened up a little and used my first name (which by the way is Belinda) so we'll see what happens.

2. Describe one incident that shows your inner stubborn side.

Haha. I have flat out REFUSED to buy a Kindle, vowing pigs will fly and hell freeze over before I sell my soul. No matter how much my husband has tried, all the pros to going electronic (I've had to empty a room out to store all my books) I have been ADAMANT that nothing could replace the feel of the paper on your fingertips, the book smell and the "connection" you feel physically turning the pages. To me, Kindles are the exact opposite - sterile, cold and impersonal. So I've been incredibly stubborn until two days ago when I was sitting at work and suddenly out of nowhere decided "I'm going to get a Kindle" There was ALOT of eye rolling in my direction and whispered "I told you so's"

3. What do you see when you really look at yourself in the mirror?

Hmm no comment. I know what I want to see but sadly, we don't always get what we want.

4. What is your favorite summer cold drink?

Growing up in Australia, there's this amazing drink called Ribena that I was forever drinking, that and lime cordial. Now it's water or if I'm living on the wild side Diet Mt Dew.

5. When you take time for yourself, what do you do?

You mean I can take time for myself? Haha. This is something I'm actually working on, being able to say no so I can have that time to relax without having constant demands on what little time I have left over. During those quiet moments, I obviously read but I've started writing as well so I'm pretty protective of my time when I'm feeling inspired. I also workout an hour a day where it's just me, a book and a treadmill. Oh and the man candy behind my circling the weights :p

6. Is there something you still want to accomplish in your life? What is it?

I want to create something that is significant and has meaning. It could be having a baby (something I want more than anything in the world) or as simple as my secret wish of writing something real. I'm still exploring my talents and seeing where it leads me. Of course, there's also my hope to one day have a real life make out session with Matt Lanter instead of in my dreams and to be bitten  by a sexy vampire like Damon Salvatore (but only if it's Ian Somerhalder) *sigh and swoon*

7. When you attended school, were you the class clown, the class overachiever, the shy person, or always ditching?

I guess if you ask people, they would say I was an overachiever and I guess to an extent I was. But I just saw myself as someone who went to college and worked hard to make sure I kept good grades. I was a slacker and dropped out in High School so it was really important that I prove to myself I could be successful.

8. If you close your eyes and want to visualize a very poignant moment of your life what would you see?

In November I lost my BFF to complications with the swine flu and I was devastated. I'd never experienced losing a loved one before so it was a VERY RUDE awakening to the reality of life and the emptiness you feel when someone is gone. Last week I was blessed to be reminded that just as there is a time for heartache, there is also a time for celebration when I helped my friend as she gave birth to her son. In the space of a year I have lost and gained and both experiences have changed me - hopefully for the better.

9. Is it easy for you to share your true self in your blog or are you more comfortable writing posts about other people or events?

I blog how I think/feel/act in my every day life away from the computer. I get just as excited over what I read and I swoon and sigh just as hard over my book crushes as well. In fact, that's how I started blogging. People were getting a little tired of my constant excitement and gush sessions and my BFF saw an opportunity to reach out to others who "get" what an amazing gift it is to read and get excited over the books that fire up the imagination. People can tease me all they want now, say how I'm "obsessed" with reading but honestly what's life without being passionate about something? A little boring if you ask me.

10. If you had the choice to sit down and read or talk on the phone, which would you do and why?

That's a no brainer. I would choose to read every time. I absolutely HATE talking on the phone sometimes. I don't know what it is, maybe its the fact I have to talk non stop for 8 hrs a day but it's really hard for me being on the phone. Texting on the other hand, I'm forever texting my BFF Lacey. I text so much that my last phone bill showed I'd sent and received over 15000 texts so I'm pretty sure there's an intervention being planned as we speak. I say good luck with that !!

So the six blogs I want to pass this award on to are:
The Delusional Diaries - All I can say is it's all her fault :p
Heaven, Hell and Purgatory - For our early morning Vance fests and late night Matt gushes on Twitter.
Romance Book Junkies - Not only is she a fellow romance lover but she also has an amazing site (even though Robert Pattinson is the Hottie of the Week ROFL)
Lupines and Lunatics - I was giddy with excited when I found this site. I LOVE the Alpha wolf male and now have a blog to go and get my fix.
Obsessed - I love her site because I know I can go there and see all the upcoming books I'm craving.
My Love Affair With Books - Honestly and truly, the name says it all.

** Disclaimer - I tried REALLY hard to make sure no one was an Award Free Blog so if I missed it, it was an honest mistake :)


Bella said...

Congrats - and thanks for passing the award onto Obsessed! I've never seen this one before, so it's a nice change :)

Ah, Ian Somerhalder! I've loved him even since this really random series he was in with Kate Bosworth called *Young Americans*, where he pretended to be a girl, or she pretended to be a guy, or something, lol ... it was really weird and they only made 8 episodes ... but all I'm saying is you're gonna have to fight me for him!!! :D

TheBookishSnob said...

You know what's funny, I can look at some of the modelling photos etc of Ian and be "meh" but show me a picture of him as Damon, all broody, sarcastic and Mwahahish and I about fall apart in a huge gushing sigh. ***sigh gush swoon ***

Misha1989 said...

Congratz and Thank you so much for passing on the award to My Love Affair With Books!
I love Ian Somerhalder too . Team Damon all the way! The weird thing is I like him as Damon (all bad and sexy with twisted smile) and not so much in real life.


fredamans said...

Congrats on the wonderful award!

Danielle said...

Congratulations on the award!

LMW said...

Thank you, thank you, my lovely partner in crime! And I blame it all on Vance, because he is the one who brought us together! LOVE U GIRLIE! :D xo