Friday, September 3, 2010

Blog Award!

This summer, I was very slow about blogging, indeed. Summers are usually pretty productive, but life got in the way. Anywho, Pam of Go Retro, a consistent reader and charming blogger herself, passed on The Versatile Blogger Award to me. Congrats to Pam, and big thanks. Now, I have to reveal ten things about myself before passing it on. I don't think I'm terribly interesting, but here it goes:

1. I love to dance. This goes for both social dancing and formal dance. I took ballet, tap and jazz for several years but stopped because the girls in my class started to suck. As for social dancing, when I was little, I was terrified of dancing in public. But with the guidance of some rather precocious friends, I found that I was actually a better dancer than I thought and started to enjoy doing it. I love Latin dance (merengue, salsa, bachata, cha-cha) and secretly hope to perform again. Til then, I'll stick to leading the Electric Slide.

2. I love to cook. And eat. I asked my mom for a Magic Bullet and a tagine for graduation. I got neither, but that hasn't kept me from trying lots of new recipes and making a huge mess in my kitchen.

3. I never played with dolls when I was little. I was a tomboy who would rather climb trees, chase frogs, and play video games than play with stupid dolls. Many Barbies loss their heads in the process.

4. I've never finished a Jane Austen novel. I was supposed to read Pride and Prejudice for a class but didn't have enough time to read it and I just couldn't get into it. Yawn. Louisa May Alcott, please.

5. My favorite movie is The Godfather Part II. I don't know how I never posted about it, since I'm essentially obsessed. Those were the days: Al Pacino was a little less crazy and Marlon Brando was still alive. It's such a rich story and visually so appealing. The story and visuals make in Part II make Part III that much more disappointing.

6. Seeing Prince live in concert changed my life.
a. Also seen live: Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind & Fire, Tina Turner, Tito Puente, Jeffrey Osbourne

7. I love R&B, hip-hop, rock, and dance music, but classical music is my first love. I played piano for ten years and clarinet for 13. I competed and played in orchestras and ensembles all over the state and auditioned for conservatories. The joint conservatory-bachelors programs I wanted to do didn't work out, but that doesn't change the fact that I cried hearingwhen the New York Philharmonic performed the last movement of Saint-Saens' Organ Symphony (which, ironically, became the song the mice sing in Babe).

8. I'm a trivia junkie. I watch Jeopardy every day like it's my job and don't answer my phone when it's on. Bar trivia isn't about the free bar tab; it's about the glory.

9. I'm what's called a "grammar Nazi", but there was a point in time where I consistently failed grammar quizzes. It was my first year at my new, super rigorous high school and it was terrible. I cried every time I had to write a paper.

10. If/when I get married, I'm thinking about reusing my parents' wedding song, Ribbon in the Sky by Stevie Wonder. It's a great song.

I have to think really hard about who to pass The Versatile Blogger award onto, because I've found so many great blogs that have probably gotten it already! Stay tuned.
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  1. Well deserved...I always love visiting here and reading your fabulous posts; how could I not pass it on? Enjoyed reading the ten things about yourself and you're FAR from being not interesting. Have a great weekend!

  2. Hello Miss Desiree! Just wantd to say thank you for your comment on muy Wedding post. I havent had much time lately to blog or visit The Vintage Network, due to work, but Im working on it!

  3. Haha! Your #8 is hilarious! I have to tell you that I fucking love Jane Austen novels, so I hope sometime you'll give her another chance.

  4. I am the same way with Jeopardy. I go into a trance when I watch it.

  5. Thanks for the comment guys!

    @La Historiadora: I'll try Jane Austen again. Maybe.


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