What a nice surprise! Hulya of A Minimalist’s Musings has nominated Simpler. Easier. Happier for the One Lovely Blog Award! Thanks Hulya, and I’m looking forward to reading your blog in more detail as well!
Here are the Rules of Acceptance:
- Thank the person/people who nominated you and link back to them in your post.
- Share seven possibly unknown things about yourself.
- Nominate 15 or so bloggers you admire.
- Contact the chosen bloggers to let them know you have nominated them and link back to them.
7 possibly unknown things about me:
1- I am a D-licensed skydiver and have jumped out of a plane about 350 times. At one point, I was on a 4 person skydiving team. I unfortunately had to quit due to sinus problems, but I’ll always have the great memories and friendships!
2-I have a serious allergy to chocolate. So unfair!
3-I was in ballet for about 8 years. Yes, I saw the Black Swan, LOL. It doesn’t really exaggerate. Ballet is tough on your feet, but it burns a lot of calories! I used to eat like a high school football player and I weighed 110 pounds. Those were the days.
4-I am supposedly a “prodigy” in regard to learning foreign languages. I was tested years ago for aptitudes and the #1 career recommendation for me was working as a simultaneous translator for, say, the United Nations. Unfortunately, I have not really lived up to my polyglot potential. I can pick up random words and phrases really quickly, but I’m only “fluent” in textbook Spanish. Hoping to get fluent in French and maybe Italian in the future.
5-I am very accident-prone! Maybe because I’m absent minded and sometimes don’t look where I’m going. I’m always doing face plants into walls, falling down the stairs and tripping over stuff in general. Luckily, thanks to my ballet background, I can usually land gracefully. I’ve also caught my hair on fire!
6-I absolutely love gardening. My townhouse has a patio that I have turned into a small garden. I love to sit outside, look at the flowers and commune with nature.
7-I am slightly claustrophopic. I do OK for the most part, but I get edgy if someone really hems me in, or when I’m in a big crowd. Those movies where they crawl through the building’s narrow air-conditioning shaft….ugh, I don’t even want to think about that!!!
Here are the other blogs that I would like to nominate for the award (some of my blogroll favorites were the same as Hulya’s, so here are some new ones) :