Monday, March 29, 2010

Awards! Note: This is a long post, so my apologies, but I want to THANK everyone for these wonderful honors.

I am so humbled by the kindness of everyone in the blogworld..and most especially to those of you who visit frequently and have been visiting through the very beginning!
Here we go... : )
1) A very, very belated THANK YOU to my wonderful friend Susan of Susan Beth Studio, for bestowing upon me the: Creative Writer Blogger Award. This is very long over due, and I'd like to share this with the following talented and creative people:
I can't wait to see their lists! Please check out their blogs if you haven't already, you won't be disappointed!

Here are the rules: Thank the person who gave this to you.
2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
3. Link to the person who nominated you.
4. Tell up to six outrageous lies about yourself, and at least one outrageous truth.
5. Nominate seven "Creative Writers" who might have fun coming up with outrageous lies.
6. Post links to the seven blogs you nominate.
7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know you nominated them.

OK, so here is my list of outrageous lies and one outrageous truth: Let's see if you can guess my truth! Because I graduated in the '80's, here's an ode to that lovely era:

1) I never ever missed an episode of Miami Vice. How could I ever miss my Don Johnson in action?!
2) I spiked my hair with toothpaste and hairspray, and ran to the stage with my friend, Sharon, to see if we could touch Billy at the Billy Idol concert.
3) I performed live on-stage dressed up like Boy George and sang "Karma Chameleon", dreadlocks and all.
4) I had Michael Jackson posters plastered all over my bedroom wall, danced and sang to every single song from his "Off the Wall" album.
5) I begged my mother to let me wear a Madonna-inspired bra over my top to school...much to her chagrin. I'll tell you later if she let me or not.
6) I cried when "21 Jump Street" ended. How could anyone pull the plug on Johnny Depp?
2) Also overdue, the Beautiful Blogger Award was bestowed upon me by the very creative, The Paper Princess. Please do visit her blog as she has some amazing paper creations, recipes, and creative challenges. I was fortunate to stumble upon her blog during the One World One Heart blog event recently and have been happy to discover a whole world of bloggers who are so creative and passionate about their work.
Here are the rules in accepting the award:
1. Accept the award.
2. Thank the person who gave you the award.
3. Add a link back to the person who gave you the award.
4. Display the award on your blog.
5. Share ten things your readers may not know about you.
6. Pass the award on to ten other bloggers.

So, in the spirit of this award, here's a few things you may not know about me - and here are my recipients of this award, though there are so many that I'd like to give it to as well.
Ten Things You Might Not Know About Me
1. I don't know how to operate the TV at our home. I only "listen" to shows that are being watched by my kids and husband.
2. I love my Arabian Mocha Java Peet's coffee with a passion. Paired with Trader Joe's Gingerbread, I am a happy camper.
3. Speaking of TJ's Gingerbread, I have cupboards full of it as they only stock it during the winter holidays. (Call me a hoarder!)
4. I can swim, but I have an incredible fear of the water.
5. I love to speak french to my little girls (the few phrases that I know).
6. I take pride in trying new things, especially if it involves travel, and have been known to take trips by myself to take workshops and discover new places across the country and into the other continents.
7. I had shingles at the age of 36. Not fun, not fun at all!
8. I am absolutely horribly near-sighted. 7.50 in my right eye, 8.00 in my left.
9. I can hit a nice drive on the golf range.
10. I've been to the South of France (provence) three times and hope to bring my children there sometime soon.
My Ten Beautiful Blogger Award Recipients
Can I just share this with all of you? This is so difficult. Know that I'd love to send this to each of the people who have visited me over the many months I've been here in the blogworld. I really appreciate your support and visits! But I am also happily passing these on to these very deserving people:
Thanks again, The Paper Princess, and here's to all of you beautiful bloggers!
3) The lovely Sunshine Award was bestowed upon me by my wonderful friends, Susan, Amalia, and Karen. Hugs to all of you ladies for this wonderful honor! You all epitomize this award. Please do visit their wonderful blogs if you haven't already, but I'm sure you all have! : )
I am to pass this award on to 12 wonderful people, and so here they are, please do visit them, you will be hit with rays of sunshine and wonderful illustrations!
Thanks to all of you who have bestowed these honors and a big HOORAH for all of you listed, and a HIP HIP HOORAH for all who haven't been listed as I value and appreciate your visits.


  1. Wow! That's a lot of awards. I can't wait to go home and find some new blogs! (Like I need any more to read, sheesh!) Thanks for bestowing one on me. I am honored. and you rock! :)

  2. Thank you beautiful!!! TSUP!

  3. shirley - thank you so much for the kind words and the sunshine award. i really appreciate both of them. you're the best!

  4. Wow, thank you so much Shirley! You are amazing and I am so grateful. :)

  5. Well Shirley, nobody tried to guess your truth yet! I was gonna guess either 2 or 4, but then you said you were going to tell us if your mom let you wear the Madonna bra or not! Hmmmm, so that sounds kinda suspicious, so I think I'll go with 5, BUT maybe you said that to throw us off! Shoot! Um, well, hmmmm, yea I'll go with 5!

    You're such a good sport!

    xoxoxo Susan

  6. I loved your possible truths I don't know which one was my favourite as they were all so funny and I kinda wanted them all to be true so which one was it? ;0)

    Thank you for passing on that sweet award to me, you have been a wonderful supportive blog friend and I look forward to seeing you bloom and grow with your talent and wonderful work!! Thank you xxx

  7. Awww Shirley, Thanks so much for the wonderful honors and awards. I really appreciate it. It's an honor to be honored. I am so touched by this. You are the best Girly. You truly are.

  8. SQUEEEEAAAAALLLLL!!! Can I just run over to your house and give you a big giant squeeze, like RIGHT NOW???? And you won't mind if I swipe a bit of gingerbread now, would you? Aww, Shirley, you beautiful NUT, how awesome are you. You are incredibly sweet. Thank you for these. And you are right. Ces is a wonderful rabble-rouser! Hahahahaha! Has she shown you her facial hair and eyepatch yet? And your list of lies! BAHAHAHAHA! I'm an 80s chick, too, and boy, did your list bring back memories. I'd kill to see you singing Karma Chameleon in a big ol' white T-shirt and dreads! Pleeeeeeeeze let that one be true!

    Thank you, sweetheart. MWAH!

  9. wwwoooowww Shirley, thank you very much!!!
    i know that you are the sweetest thing!!!
    i truly appreciate this :)))


  10. Shirley thank you so much for this award and for your sweet words. It means a lot.
    I too would like the Boy George one to be true. And if it is you must have a picture somewhere that you can post on this blog . . !

  11. Oh Shirley thank you so much for the sunshine award - I feel so special ;) You're a ray of sunshine to me as happy to have met you in this fun bloggie world and I can't wait for all the fun collaborations in the future. Hugs :)

  12. I would like to imagine that you spiked your hair and ran up to the stage with your friend to try and touch Billy Idol! That totally sounds like something I'd do! :)

    But I like all them, bald faced lies or not! :)

  13. HA! Yes my dear RUSH ROCK RULES!!! Eighties indeed - 1981 - best album ever MOVING PICTURES! Down with Boy George, Michael Jackson and most especially Madonna - bah bah bah! Billy Idol can stay.

    Heeheehee, just joshin' ya kiddo! Except about Moving Pictures, that was the best album ever. OK, now I'm thinkin'Karma Chameleon is the truth, am I warmer? I know you'll keep us all hangin'! xoxoxo

  14. Thank you so much're so great xx

  15. A belated Thank You, Shirley. I appreciate you thinking of me!

  16. Thank you for the Beautiful Blogger Award! This is so heart warming!

    I too have been away for a while myself, hope to get back in the groove soon:)

  17. Aaaw.... thank you Shirley! Look at all those awards and you deserve them all!

  18. Drumroll please.... : )

    Now that a week has passed, I'm going to reveal my one "truth", though parts of the above list were almost all true too. I did run to the stage with my friend Sharon to go try to touch Billy. Wow, he was a rebel! I did watch a few episodes of Miami Vice, but I wasn't as taken with them as I was with Johnny in 21 Jump Street...however, I didn't cry when it ended. Let's for Michael Jackson. I did have ONE poster, but I never danced around and sang...I was quite a wallflower even in my own bedroom - call me a nerd/shy kid. That leaves Madonna's bra-inspired clothing..and Boy George dreadlocks. Well.....

    liar! Yep.
    You all guessed right..I once dressed up as Boy George, dreadlocks and all and performed at our high school Air Band contest....Sharon was there..she was the drummer who had no drumsticks, and my other poor friends were trying to look cool as I waltzed out on stage to Karma Chameleon. I loved that song. But, we were unfortunately BOOED off of the was definitely one of those "WOW, that stunk" moments.

    Sadly, I don't have any photos of that grand period in my life. Just vivid, colorful, LOUD memories of it. Thanks for playing everyone.
    And it goes to show you, I am no liar..just an asian girl who looked nothing like Boy George back in the day. : ) HA! Have a great weekend, everyone!

  19. Okay, I'm back. I've regained my composure.

    I promise, no more screaming.

    NO FREAKIN' WAY!!! Hahahaha, I love it! Ooooh my, I'm so honored you did a private showing for me! I'll tumble for ya. Have a great Easter weekend!

  20. Wow, the comment thingy worked after all, I was sure it was consumed! Oh well, like Bella said, have a wonderful Easter!

  21. hey shirley! i've been buried in a work cave lately and haven't really gotten around to getting out lately but i wanted to stop by to give you a thousand thank yous. i really do appreciate it! :)

  22. Hi Shirley!!!
    thanks so much for the award! I am so sorry that I am always late with everything...:(
    I am going to post the award further next week. I'll let you know when I have done that!
    I thank you for the visits you pay to my blog's always great to get one of your comments x


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