Kreativ Blogger Award

Posted in Event at 7:55 am by Amber

Note: The below post is from 2010 and I found it while reviewing what was in my draft folder. I decided to share it instead of deleting it as much of it is still quite true. I think it was never posted because I was tasked with awarding it to five people and I didn’t know who would want to do it.


The lovely Lisa Damian of Damian Daily has awarded me with a Kreativ Blogger Award.  Now I must tell you five things you do not know about me.  I can’t guarantee this information will be new to all of you; my husband is one of my regular readers and he knows quite a bit about me.

Kreativ Blogger Award

1 – In college I wrote a senior thesis on nature symbolism in literature on a Brother Word Processor.  At that point it was the longest piece of writing I’d ever done.  And it was before computers were a must have for every college student.  Only the computer science majors had computers in their dorm rooms and no one I knew had a laptop.  The word processor was a life send because I could work on homework anywhere that had an electrical outlet.  I remember I used examples from Native American tales and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce to uphold my thesis.

2 – I am allergic to animal dander.  I grew up with a dog but it wasn’t until middle school that I realized I was allergic to some animals.  The first clue was the angora sweater that made me itch every time I wore it.  I didn’t get tested for allergies until 10 years later.  I had spent several hours in a one bedroom apartment with friends who had a cat and ended up at emergency care at Duke Medical Center several hours later because I was having problems breathing.  That experience made me get allergy tested once I was at home.

3 – I am rarely spontaneous.  This post has been in the works since 2/7/10 with multiple updates.  My husband has been talking about a new refrigerator since mid-2009 and I’ve come around to the idea in the last few months.  For over a week now I’ve been looking into manufacturer rebates, government rebates, different models and pricing.

4 – Last month I went for my first facial and it was nothing like I expected.  I honestly thought it was a facial massage with multiple applications of cleansers placed on the skin.  This was like going to see a massage therapist who uses aromatherapy.  It included a foot rub and several massages – arms, hands, neck and shoulders.

5 – I am lost without an electronic to do list.  Paper lists always get lost or I still forget an item.  I like the sight of the strikethrough font or once my task is completed it disappears.