Saturday, October 3, 2009

Blog Awards

This past week, I got my first blog award. And then a few days later, I got another blog award! I was so excited to receive both awards!!!

I got the first award from Simply Life.

And I got the second award from Cindy at A Sparkle a Day.

I believe I am supposed to share ten things that you (probably) don't know about me. I decided to keep these lighthearted and fun... So here we go:
  • When I was little, I used to seriously dislike chocolate (yes, you could probably say I hated it). Now I enjoy some good dark chocolate with almond butter quite frequently...
  • When I was in high school, I was on the crew team. Hubby says I still have the shoulders to show for it... :o)
  • I am almost 5'11'', and I was this height by the time I turned 12. For many years, I did not like being this tall...
  • We canceled Cable T.V. a few months ago, and I haven't watched T.V. since. We also moved our couch, so now it's all but impossible to watch T.V.
  • I love long, very hilly hikes. There is nothing better than making it to the top of a mountain! Unfortunately, since the toddler was born, I haven't had the chance to go on many hikes.
  • I love swimming in the ocean (but don't do it anymore as I realized that swimming with sharks isn't such a great idea!).
  • Growing up, I played the recorder.
  • I love Korean food (even more than my Korean husband loves Korean food).
  • I recently "discovered" the steam room at my gym. There is nothing that relaxes me better than 10 minutes in the steam room after a workout.
  • My favorite color is pink. Well, I think you could have guessed this one by looking at my blog background... I used to wear a lot of pink, but now that I'm getting older, I try to limit it...
Again, thank you to Simply Life and A Sparkle a Day for giving me these awards! I love both blogs! If you haven't already, check them out! :o)

Okay, this is where I'm supposed to give this award to other blogs. But after thinking about it, I decided it's just too difficult to give these awards to just some of you. I read so many wonderful blogs and am touched by so many of you! So, if you are reading this post, consider yourself given these awards. And please share something about yourself that we (probably) don't know about you in the comments.

Question: What is one thing (or two, or three or four) that we don't know about you?

Happy Saturday! I look forward to getting to know all of you a bit better...

Be well,


  1. I love it about not watching TV! When the cable switched our TV is so old that we had to buy the new device to get any channels at all and just decided not to get it! We can watch some shows online, like The Office, but otherwise it's nice to simply not have the option and I definitely don't miss it!

  2. Congratulations on the awards!!

    I'm like you with the chocolate fact and the playing the recorder fact :)

  3. I'm tall too :) (Almost 5'10".) Unlike you, I was actually short until 9th grade, and then the summer before 10th grade I grew 7 inches. It was kind of crazy. Being tall is good though - I can always reach things.

  4. Anonymous10/03/2009

    congrats on getting these awards! it was nice to know you better! :)

    what can I say about me? I'm extremist in term of dressing.... when I go out I can be super dressed and when I'm home I 'm in Pj, don't wash my face and don't brush my hair! ;)

  5. haha, check out my blog post for the answer to that question :) I did the same thing you did!

    I had no idea you were tall. I am short, very short, and of course you always want what you don't have so I always wished to be a bit taller. Mainly because when you are short ten pounds looks like twenty. haha

    Great idea getting rid of cable. I don't think Nick would EVER go for that, but maybe some time down the road I could test that theory.

  6. Hmmm, a few things you probably don't know about me? Well, I've never been married, I have eaten mostly meatless since 1992, I hate housework and I'm always cold. :)

  7. Congrats on the awards. It's always nice to get to know people a little better especially in the blogosphere.

    Here's one thing no probably know about me. I used to be 50lbs overweight. Now I'm 50 lbs lighter. Lucky you for being tall. I'm about 11-inches shorter. Makes it easier to hide. LOL.

  8. Congratulations on the awards - well deserved!!! I don't know what peeps don't know about me...I guess one thing that's kind of new - I like funky cars. I've driven a bugg, currently drive a PT Cruiser and i'm in the market for an FJ cruiser- love fun, quirky coches! :)

  9. Love getting to know a little more about you!!

    Most of you probbly don't know that I can't go a day without my hot rollers- I use them in my hair every day- and, sometimes, in a pinch, I've even been known to wear them in the car if I'm running late!! One time I actually got pulled over for speeding early in the morning with rollers in my hair!!

    Have a great weekend, Andrea!!

  10. Congrats on the awards!

    I also don't watch tv, it's a waste of time I find.

    Also adore swimming in the ocean, sharks smarks!

  11. Anonymous10/03/2009

    Congratulations on those awards :)

    I was pretty tall by the age of 12 too. My current height, which is not as tall as 5'11 (5'7), but still taller than all my friends and all the boys, haha!

    I don't watch too much tv either...only during breaks, and even then I limit it to food network or korean dramas. Speaking of korean stuff, I love korean food too!

  12. What an honor - congratulations!

    A few random things about me...
    - I play ice-hockey with guys, and I love it!
    - I don't really enjoy baking, I'm more of a cook
    - I've never purchased "real deal" butter -- only products like Smart Balance
    - Starting my morning off with cappuccino is THE only way to start the day

    Great post, keep up the great're a wonderfully inspiring blogger!

  13. Anonymous10/03/2009

    Congrats on the awards! I am a ketchup fiend, used to take horseback riding lessons, watch all of the worst tv you can imagine,love spicy food, the spicier the better, and I could eat salsa, chips, and guac for pretty much every meal of the day!

  14. Congrats to you! You go, girl! ;)

  15. Anonymous10/03/2009

    Haha, I definitely noticed you love Korean food...but for some reason I thought your husband was Japanese! Where did THAT come from?

    Hmmm...some things about me...I HATE cooked carrots. I have a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. I secretly wish I could be a leading star in a Broadway musical.

  16. Congratulations on your awards!

    Hmmm...some things about me is that 1) I love bubble tea 2) I wish I was more outdoorsy 3) I really like woodworking. I've gotten fairly serious about it in the last few years: I made E's crib from scratch.

  17. I love pink too! You are never too old to wear pink! :D
    I played the flute when I was younger. I used to have a pet bunny named Lucy after my grandmother. I like veggies better than fruit.

  18. Anonymous10/04/2009

    congrats on your awards!!
    im so jealous that your almost 5'11!! thats so cool :)

  19. Yay for your awards! I'm 5'10 and still have to resist the slouching habit that I developed in school! (Sits up straight!)

    I love hiking as well!!

    Wow, I admire all of you for ditching the TV. I guess it makes sense with the number of things you can watch on the computer...something to work on!!

  20. Congrats Andrea! I do love your blog and laughed that I also played the recorder in school, haha!!