Friday, January 20, 2012

Kreativ Blogger Award

A big thank you to The Dragon Lady for giving me the Kreativ Blogger Award!

Award rules:
1. Link back to the person who gave you this award.
2. Complete the form below.
3. Award 10 other blogs and let them know in a comment or email
4. Share 7 random things about yourself.


1. Name your favorite song.
Ugh, this is so hard! I don't think I really have one definitive favorite song because I listen to a really random mix of genres. I can't pick only one song that I like best!

2. Name your favorite dessert.
Ahh, much easier! I mentioned in this post that I have an undying love for French silk pie!

3. What ticks me off:
Arrogance, condescension, people who walk really slowly and people who are rude to waiters/servers/cashiers. I think everyone should be required to work a customer service or food service job at least once in their lives because it teaches you so much about the value of patience, understanding and most of all, manners! You can easily tell the difference between customers who have had a service job before and those who have not.

4. When I'm upset, I...
Usually seethe inwardly until I either have the opportunity to vent about it later or eventually calm down. I'm not good with confrontation I guess.

5. What's your favorite pet?
My two Corgis, Taxi and Natalie!

 Taxi as a puppy


6. Black or white?

7. Biggest fear?
If we're talking in a non-abstract sense, then needles or Great White sharks. *shudder* A lot of my nightmares are about sharks. I don't live anywhere near an ocean so I'm not sure why I'm so scared of them haha. I also used to have a big problem with plane rides, but I got much better about them after I took like, five plane rides during my study abroad in Russia two years ago.

8. Every day attitude.
Hmm... I guess naturally I'm a kind of cynical/sarcastic person but I tend to find humor in pretty much any situation--the weirder, the better.

9. What is perfection?
Enjoying some time with the people closest to you.

10. Guilty pleasure?
I think this whole blog is basically a shrine to my guilty pleasure haha. Although I've become increasingly less guilty about my obsession with nail polish--I'm not sure if that's a bad or good thing! My other big guilty pleasure is the TV show "Hoarders." My friend and I watch it together every week. It's gross but in the best possible way.


1. I really hate when you're taking clean dishes out of the dishwasher and the old water from inside a cup or on a plate gets on you. I dunno, it just completely skeeves me out for some reason.

2. I'm a bigtime procrastinator. I totally work best under pressure or against a deadline, which I guess is a good thing since I'm going into journalism.

3. My favorite Beatle is George.

4. English/Literature is my favorite school subject and my least favorite is math.

5. I'm currently obsessed with George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series, as well as the television adaptation of it, Game of Thrones. They are both soooo amazing!

6. I'm an only child. However, my best guy friend and I call each other "spiritual siblings," because we have too much totally random crap in common to not have been separated at birth.

7. The only professional sport I truly keep up with is hockey. Go Wings! If Detroit is knocked out of the playoffs then I tend to root for the Washington Capitals and/or the Philadelphia Flyers. I'm actually wearing a Flyers shirt right now!

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5. Body and Soul
6. Polish Chest
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8.Imperfectly Painted
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10. The Polished Perfectionist


  1. AHHHHHH CORGIS <3 Also, you and I are the same about the dishwater. Ugh.

  2. Congrats for the award!
    Thanks for sharing all this! We have so much in common, i.e the dishwater "problem", Game of Thrones, great whites, procrastination and being super productive under stress, cynical sense of humor!

  3. Congratulations on your award!! :D This was so fun to read!! :D I find for me I especially hate it when there are bits of leftover grime or soap blobs on top of dishes when they have that water pooling at the bottom of the cup. Also, George R. R. Marin is a genius!!! :D I'm currently reading A Storm of Swords (so good!! ) :D. I love how they did the show!! Also, Khal Drogon was a hottie. Just thought I would say. XD

  4. Congrats on the award! Your Corgis are so cute! I told my parents I want one as our second dog. We seem to have a lot in common. I have an extreme fear of Great White sharks too. I don't like sharks in general, but those terrify me and I don't go into the ocean like I use to when I was younger. I also love English, but I hate math and procrastinate a lot, even though I always got stuff done on time in school!

  5. AWWW TAXI! So cute! I love Corgis :)
    I totally agree with you about the customer service position. Having one totally creates manners where there weren't any before. And I'm a procrastinator too, LOL. I have a huge paper due Monday that I haven't I'll get to it tomorrow ;)

  6. Congrats on your award, you definitely deserve it! Seeing your adorable doggies reminds me that I have yet to put up a picture of my puppy. I'm reading A Storm of Swords, but I haven't seen the show yet. I need to get on that! lol

  7. @Rach: I knew if anyone commented on the Corgis it would be you! :) They are just the best, cutest dogs!! I'm surprised someone else out there shares my issue with dishwater--whenever I describe it to someone they don't understand why it bothers me but it's so gross!

    @greeneyespinknails: Thank you! Wow, it sounds like we do have a lot in common-and now I know yet another person who has that same random issue with dishwater haha. Very cool that we seem to have a lot of the same interests and traits!

    @Ashesela: Thank you! The whole process of unloading a dishwater just sicks me out in general--there are too many gross things you can come across haha. I'm on Clash of Kings right now and I hope the show is as faithful to the book as the first one was. Hahaha the Khal was badass, I wish he was still around!

    @Melissa: Thank you! They are great dogs and so sweet. I also hate sharks in general but just something about Great Whites particularly terrifies me. I'm also the same as you with procrastinating--I wait til the last second but still always get things done on time with schoolwork. Seems like we do have a lot in common then, yes! :)

    @Hannah: Thank you! They are ridiculously cute. :) It's shocking how many people don't have even a basic knowledge of manners. I try to be so conscious about being polite to servers and making things easy for them because I know how much it sucks. It's not rocket science and just takes a little extra effort--ugh, I don't understand why people are still rude... Good luck on your paper! I'm sure you'll get it done on time, some of us just work best when there's no time left to second-guess yourself. :)

    @Sheba: Thank you! You should definitely share some pics of your puppy, I'd love to see them! :) The show is soooo good and quite faithful to the books so far, so it's definitely a must-see!

  8. @Frosso: :) They never really grow into them. So adorable!


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