Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Somebody(s) love me! - ie Award Time

I was honored with two awards recently.  Thank you Jingle and Stacy!  Awards always give me that warm cozy feeling.

Stacy from A Novel Source gave me the One Lovely Blog Award.
(pst..if you haven't checked out A Novel Source yet, you should.  I just love the header photo)

Jingle had three awards and I was given the luxary of picking which one I wanted, and I will admit that I selected the Beautiful Blogger Award because I thought it was pretty.   lol!

Now, part of the Beautiful Blogger award is to list 7 tidbits about myself  that you might not know.  I'll give it a shot, but chances are some of you already know some of this.

1. While I do work in IT, I actually have to BA's.  One is in IT and the other is in Psychology.  Psychology was my first love. I'm fascinated by it.   When I first started to study it, I had dreams of becoming a profiler for the FBI.   Now, I realize I couldn't stomach it, especially since you have to be an FBI agent, I can't picture myself in that role.

2.  Speaking of #1, I'm amazed that people who have served in the US Military feel that I would actually be a good fit.  I've had several ex co-workers who once served tell me that they think I would actually excel in that kind of environment, but I can't see myself going to war.  I don't think I could handle it mentally.

3. There are several countries that I dream of visiting one day and hope that I do.  To name a few: Egypt, New Zealand, and Australia.   I think traveling outside the US isn't going to happen for awhile. We've had some wonderful trips in the not so distant past, but hubby can't handle it right now and I have hopes of starting a family soon.  He knows that once our future kid is in or out of college, I expect to travel outside the US again.

4. I think I would actually do a very good job at Survivor but my  husband doesn't think so.  Likewise, I think we would have a really good chance at winning The Amazing Race, but he doesn't think so.

5.  I contribute my love of travel to my paternal Grandparents and my parents.  When I was younger my Grandparents went on several trips a year, mostly to Europe.  I remember looking at pictures and being wowed by what they had seen.  I wanted to be like them when I grew up.  My parents took my sisters and I camping/backpacking for 2 weeks every summer.  While I'm not the camping/backpacking type anymore (my allergies are too bad and I get altitude sickness) I loved those trips and look back with fondness. 

6.  Speaking of #5, there are a few funny stories from some of our hiking adventures.  #1 - on one trip when I was young, we did a day hike up a mountain and back.  I had a little red backpack. (If any of you have backpacked before or at least seen pictures..keep in mind that backpacks have a strap that you buckle around your belly).  Before the trip started I put a handful (or two) of smarties in a little zippered pocked on my backpack.  As we hiked up the mountain, I would reach around and grab a piece of candy.  We got to the top or at least our destination, ate lunch, and after a rest we got ready to start back down.  We couldn't get the little red backpack strapped around my  middle anymore.  I ate too much.  My stomach was too big! Lol!     #2 story.  I hate hills.  My parents also weren't the kind to buy us candy while at home, we only had it at holidays, if it was given to us, or on vacation.   In order to get me to hike up a big hill my parents would bribe me with a candy bar.  The minute they said candy bar, I was on my way.   Now, I put hills in my running  routine because I know it's good for me.  My Mom says this is the perfect shirt for me. 

7. This is one I've mentioned before, but my sisters and I find it funny and I thought I would mention it anyway.  My parents had three girls. I'm the youngest and I'm around because my father agreed to have another kid in hopes of having a boy.  My sisters have 3 kids between the two of them (and the oldest is pregnant again!  yippy!) and they are all boys.  We often comment that our father (who has passed away) has something to do with it and would find the situation very funny.    I should mention, though, that my sisters and I were all tomboys growing up and the joke was that my Dad really did have sons.

So there you go!  I hope you enjoyed the little tidbits and learned something new.

Thanks again to Stacy and Jingle for the lovely awards!


bermudaonion said...

Congratulations on your awards! I know what you mean about travel - I hope to do some when our son finishes college this summer. (Some advice about sending a kid to college - save twice as much as you think it will cost!)

Kris said...

Bermudaonion - Thanks! I can't wait to see where your travels take you.
I know, I don't already have kids and I'm worried about the cost of college. I can't even imagine what it will cost in 20 years! The only good thing is that I work for a private university, and currently one of the perks is that my kids can go there for free or one of the other schools they team up with. The only hurdle would be if my kids grades were good enough. haha! oh..and that I'm still working here at that point and the benefit is still in place.

Jingle said...

glad you accepted it.

Serena said...

Wow, congrats on the awards!

Literary Feline said...

Congratulations on your awards, Kris! Very well deserved!

Psychology has always interested me as well--and then I discovered sociology. It's all so fascinating to me. I'd watch Survivor and/or Amazing Race just to see you if you were on either show. :-) I would be awful at both. LOL

Kris said...

Jingle and Serena - Thanks!

Literary Feline - I love sociology too! When I was finishing my Psych degree I took a lot of sociology classes to fill in extra credits and loved them, so incredibly interesting. I won't try out for either show, but glad to know I would have at least one fan!

Serena said...

Congrats on the awards

Jingle said...

the awards are beautiful,
Happy Thursday!