February 16, 2011

An Award! An Award!

My little blog has been given a Stylish Blogger Award! Ohhhh, shiny...

First, I must thank the funny and fabulous Rick Lipman of Coffee. Life. Love. for gifting my blog with this award! Rick and I have been chatting on Twitter for the past few weeks and his tweets are always hilarious and entertaining. (Do you follow Rick on Twitter? You should!) And Rick even lives in the DC area! One of these days, I'm gonna have to meet him in person so we can talk books and writing and his adventures in training kids for the circus. :)

Anyway, there are certain rules in receiving this award and they are as follows:

* Thank and link back to the person that gave you the award. (Check!)
* Share seven things about yourself. (See below.)
* Pass the award to ten bloggers that you think deserve it. (See below as well.)

* Lastly, contact all of the bloggers. (Will do.)

Seven Things About Me
1.) I am an unabashed mega fan of "Star Trek: The Next Generation." I have seen every episode multiple times and I even visited the "Star Trek Experience" in Las Vegas. Beam me up, Chief O'Brien!

2.) As stated in my blog bio, I abhor pancakes and waffles and French toast. So weird, right? I just never developed a taste for maple syrup.

3.) I am Chinese, but I'm mistaken for Korean all the time. Korean people often come up to me and start talking to me in Korean. I'm not kidding!

4.) My high school choir sang in Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. It is one of the fondest memories of my life.

5.) When I worked at the Smithsonian, I once walked around my office for an entire day with a big stain on my ass. This is certainly not one of my fondest memories.

ETA: My husband says the above information is too gross. I'm sorry if this is the case. I have no filter. Ha!

6.) My little sister is nine years younger than I am, but we're super close. My husband calls us the "Giggle Twins" because we act like we're pre-teens whenever we hang out.

7.) I am a champion sleeper. A few years ago, I slept for twenty hours straight!

And now, I would like to bequeath the Stylish Blogger Award on ten unsuspecting people!

1.) Erin Bowman
2.) Lynn Colt
3.) Tracey Nethercott
4.) Lisa Tingey
5.) Jeff Hirsch
6.) Marquita Hockaday & Pam Harris (They share a blog!)
7.) Amparo Ortiz
8.) Ian Bontems
9.) Corinne Duyvis
10.) Lindsay Currie


  1. Hey - thanks for the mention!

    #1 - Star Trek is great - did you like the Abrahms' new one? (complete with that shiny lens flare bridge)? I did.

    Couldn't agree more with #2. Savoury pancakes only for me (chocolate is pretty much the only sweet I like).

    On #3 - Because my wife is Chinese South African, Chinese people see her and immediately launch into Cantonese, but she only picks up about 1 word in 5 (and she knows even less Mandarin and Hakka).

  2. LOL thanks Caroline:) You're a hoot BTW, I love finding out more about other writers than I knew before!

  3. Aw, thanks! I'm also a champion sleeper. Glad to know I'm not the only adult who sleeps like a teen. :)

    Also, I'm so excited to meet you Saturday, too!

  4. Aww, thank you SO MUCH! :) I had a rough day, but you've definitely made it better. And I can't believe you don't like pancakes! I would eat pancakes for every meal of the day if I could. :)

  5. Thanks for the shout-out :) And walking around the office with a stain on your ass? A++++ for surviving that moment AND telling us about it :)

  6. Thanks for the award! And I will just point out that French toast is fabulous with butter, sugar and cinnamon--no syrup required! :-D

  7. YAY!!!! Thank you!! Even though I LOVE maple syrup, we can still be friends :D

    Oh, and that stain on your ass?? Happens to the best of us

    Congrats on your award!

  8. LOL to No 5 and the amendment :)

    Wow to four :)

    And congrats on being stylish!