Sunday, May 8, 2011

Sunshine Award

A super big thank you to Jay from The Reel Photo for giving me the Sunshine Award! After my first awful hangover, this was such a nice surprise.  Check out Jay's blog for some amazing photos!

The rules for this award are:
  1. Thank the person who gave you this award and link back to them in your post.
  2. Tell us some things about yourself.
  3. Nominate 10 bloggers.
  4. Contact these bloggers and let them know they have received this award.
Some things about myself:
~ I am short. 5'0.
~ I love cute things.
~ I can't swim. I took lessons when I was 12, but failed.
~ I love comfort food, especially home made sloppy joes, chicken pot pies, and ribbbbbbs.
~ I had a pet duck when I was a kid, whom I named 'Duckie' and then my dad started plucking his feathers and my mom told me to take a shower. After that, Duckie was gone. I didn't put two and two together until later in life. ):

10 blogs filled with awesomeness:
  1. SirJohnBear's Wallpapers General
  2. Wintermute's DUMBR in the Classroom
  3. Holly's Handmade Notions
  4. Patti D.'s  I didn't know that!!
  5. MRanthrope's Jim's Fear
  6. Intraman's Daily Korean Stuff
  7. Colin Biano's A Collection of Terrible Photos
  8. ChaCha's Chachachari
  9. Kicking Rock's Kicking Rocks
  10. Team Panda's My Robot Panda
Happy Mother's day to all the mommies out there!


  1. Someone probably tried to teach you that swimming was a set of movements, but really it starts with a state of breathing.

    When I did some pool lifeguarding, I taught a few children's classes. The first step is trying to figure out how to hold your breath by simultaneously blocking your throat and nasal cavity.

    Blocking your nose is probably trickiest. There a lot of things in the human body some people don't use, however it usually automatically happens for people when they block their throat which is basically like squeezing your voicebox so no sound gets out. (And close your mouth while you're at it)

    When you can do that, you can float, like a balloon with air in it. Eventually you learn to open up the lungs a little so you can breath while floating. When you get good at breathing and floating (you need to breath heavily to exercise), then you can practice some swimming strokes.

  2. *steps up to podium* I want to first thank my mom and dad for this award, and god.... and that guy over there *points* WE DID IT!

    Thanks for the award jamie. Sad to hear about your duck.

  3. yeah I was able to figure out what you meant, I thought it was really funny. Ummm you can haaaave.....whatever you want haha

  4. Wait, they made you eat Duckie?!?!?

    I cant swim either :D

    and if you love cute things then you must love me! hah!

  5. Awesome! thanks!!! LOL, sorry about the duck......must have tasted great though...=/

  6. congrats...on the hangover i mean!

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  8. Well as a fellow bibliophile I would be curious to know what your favorite book is. Mine is Independent People, the epic novel by Nobel laureate Halldor Laxness.

  9. congrats, you deserve it! :D

    ...and you're only five feet tall? i thought jamiesaurs were huge creatures that ruled the earth 65 million years ago. :|

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  11. thank you so much for the award :)
    that story about Duckie is heartbreaking... what did you think your dad was doing when he started plucking him though? :p

  12. Love your blogging work! Keep up the good work you make really good posts!

  13. I was going to put my story in your comments section but its a bit long, so you get your very own blog post.

  14. will check all those blogs!

    congratulations on your first bad hangover :p

  15. a bug THANK YOU for this awesome bump!

  16. Thank you so much for this award! Its a great honor!! <3