Monday, January 17, 2011

Blog Award

Belinda posted up an gorgeous card. Go check it out! I was over there reading her blog post and saw how she was given a fun blog award. Always wanted to learn eight fun things about your friend? If I didn't keep reading I may have also missed the shout out and passing of this awesome blog award if I didn't keep reading. I feel so honored and it was a fun surprise. Thanks, B!

Rules that accompany this award:
1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this.
2. Share 8 things about yourself.
3. Pay it forward to bloggers that you have recently discovered.

8 things about me:
1. I am not a morning person - total morning grouch actually! Even my cats know better than to come bug me in the morning! So, unless you bring me a nice, big tall mug of coffee, go away for a few hours and check back later.

2. I am a total nerd. I love analogies that relate to science or math. They make so much sense in my head. If I get stuck describing something you might hear me spout "It's like a monotonically increasing function."
3. My important gadgets have names. Phineas is my laptop; the Kitchen Aid standmixer was baptized Perry; Lilo is the name to my sewing machine; and I just received a monster-sized food processor. 
I'm taking suggestions... (In case you are wondering, my car also has a name: Bloo) 
4. Which brings me to new cars ... I love the new car smell! If guys were to wear it as a cologne, I may just swoon or pick you up with a nerdy pick-up line.
5. If I go visit a place, I create a food schedule to make sure to hit all the must-try places. I'm still sad that I did not make it Hot Doug's or Kuma's Corner on my last trip to Chicago. And yes, my poor friends have to hop to all these eating places with me.
6. I also love to cook. I read cookbooks and food blogs for inspirations. If I try to make a recipe, I read it once, and go to town with it. Which means, whatever I remember gets executed and the rest made up on the fly, but it still turns out great :) Baking, however, is different. I follow it to a tee.
7. This blog actually started out as a random food blog with a collaboration with my other small-handed friends. Yes, my hands are really small - they often fit within the palm of some of my guys friends' hands. But I can reach an octave on the piano and was able to play most classical pieces. Except for Rachmaninoff - it was never meant to be...*le sigh*

8. My last fun fact for you, is that I am bi-lingual. Not unusual for many - except that my second language isn't Cantonese or Mandarin, like people would expect when they meet me for the first time. I am native fluent speaker in German. I still get double takes at work when we have visitors from Germany, since I don't have an accent. And as a last bonus fact, I spend four years studying the German Language and they gave me a degree. So ask me anything about Goethe, Nietzsche, or Hesse - most likely I have read something...

I'd like to pass this award on to the following people:
Janna Werner (aka Papiersalat) - I met Janna through the Waltzingmouse Stamps forum and we've been pen pals ever since. One of those kindred spirit fellow stampers who one day I would love to meet in person.
Vera Yates - I met her at CHA Chicago 2010 and we've been ever since in touch. She also held the Caring Hearts Drive project and I had a blast working with her. You are such an inspiration to me!
Ann - I met also at CHA Chicago 2010 but never thought anything more of it. But, Ann, you are an amazing source of inspiration and you've always been so sweet, supportive and encouraging!

4 comments:

Ann said...

Awww, thank you for your sweet words! I loved meeting you at CHA...glad we've remained bloggy friends! :D

Janna said...

Thank you Ren-Yi :D I am so happy to have met you, it is always fun writing with you, sharing thoughts and ideas! BIG hugs Janna

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Aw, thanks so much for the shout out, Ren-Yi! That's so sweet. Now, Ihave to think of what to write. :)

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