Tuesday, November 24, 2009

So Thankful!

Since it's Thanksgiving week, I thought I'd share a few things I'm thankful for. Get ready, this is a long post...

Let's start off with this - You know what I love about blogging? It's all the great friends you meet in the blogosphere. From the friends that I've come to know who've left me fun and sweet comments as well as the friends I've discovered through my own blurfing, commenting, and blog following.

This post of mine is quite tardy on a few fronts - first, I want to say I am so grateful for getting 2 awards from my blogging friends Jane and Winter! I'm so glad I've met them online. They both are so sweet, super creative and have awesome blogs! Jane is a friend from Zagreb, Croatia, who's given me a Smile Award! This award is for people that make you smile - and I totally appreciate it {the funny thing is, SHE totally makes me smile!}. :)

For this award, I'm supposed to tell you 5 things about me and also nominate 5 people that make me smile.

Here are my 5 things about me.

1. I was born in the Philippines and moved to the US when I was 4 years old, and have lived in Southern California ever since.
2. I was a psychobiology major at UCLA, but I am not doing anything related to the field (however, the current company I work for is in Healthcare, so while it's a little bit of a stretch, you could say it's kind of related).
3. My new job is 6 miles away from my parent's house where I grew up. On the flip side, it's also 55 miles away from where I live now.
4. I've run 3 marathons so far and hope to run another one next year. I really need to start training for it!
5. My favorite author is Jane Austen, and my all time favorite book is Pride and Prejudice. I've read many other books I've enjoyed since then, but I always seem to go back to that book.

Now for 5 blogging friends that I'm tagging for this award...always the hard part to narrow these down, cuz there are lots of blogs that bring a smile to my face! I wouldn't be surprised if they have already gotten this award too, ! :) Ladies - thanks for your talents and inspiration :) No pressure to do this - it's all for fun, so do it if you can!

1. ~amy~
2. Savitri
3. Heather
4. Susan
5. Wendy

I was also lucky to get the Over The Top Blog Award from Winter. She's got such a fun blog too! She's one very talented gal. You gotta check her blog out if you haven't already. For this award, I'm supposed to answer this list of questions using one word. So, here's even more information about me (I know, it's a little information overload today)...

1. Where is your cell phone? Purse
2. Your hair? Dark
3. Your mother? Cheerful
4. Your father? Strong
5. Your favorite food? Steak
6. Your dream last night? Blank
7. Your favorite drink? Wine
8. Your dream/goal? Happiness
9. What room are you in? Computer
10. Your hobby? Papercrafts
11. Your fear? Abandonment
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Fulfilled
13. Where were you last night? Friends
14. Something that you aren't? Tall
15. Muffins? Okay
16. Wish list item? Stamps
17. Where did you grow up? California
18. Last thing you did? Laundry
19. What are you wearing? Jeans
20. Your TV? On
21. Your Pets? Cat
22. Friends? Lots
23. Your life? Happy
24. Your mood? Balanced
25. Missing Someone? Bro
26. Vehicle? Garage
27. Something your not wearing? shoes
28. Your favorite store? JCrew
29. Your favorite color? Red
30. When was the last time you laughed? Today
31. Last time you cried? Weeks
32. Your best friend? Michael
33. One place that I go to over and over? Mall
34. Facebook? Yes
35. Favorite place to eat? Home

Now, here are 5 more people I'm nominating for this award. I enjoy their blogs and think it'd be fun to find out more about them! (Again, no pressure ladies..play if you have the time and if you want to!)

1. Melissa S
2. LeAnne P
3. Tara B
4. Rochelle G
5. Rachel S

Thank YOU all, for dropping by my corner of the world. Hope to get to know you better!


~amy~ said...

Hey you...thanks for thinking of me:) It made me chuckle that you even typed my name like I do when blogging...

Fun stuff...yipes, I thought I have a long commute!!

If makes you feel any better I'm pretty sure that you're taller than me:)

Dawn said...

Loved finding out more about you Rose! And I'm sure you're taller than me too. LOL

Tara said...

I love reading your blog - thanks for thinking of me! It's neat learning all about new people through the wonderful blog'o'sphere!

NinaB said...

So good to know a little about you. It's funny how we have many things in common.

LeAnne said...

Thanks, Rose! I will try to "respond" soon. I do love your blog and all your creativity--so fresh & fun! Thanks for telling us a little more about yourself!
Happy Thanksgiving, too!

Rochelle said...

Thank you Rose! So very nice of you. I will post it on my blog soon. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Susan (rainy) said...

Thanks for thinking of me, Rose! It was fun to read about you. My son is on his high school's varsity xcountry team. He loves to run, too.