Friday, April 13, 2012

Liebster Blog Award

Both Yellow Haired Girl and Jessica @ What Would Jessica Eat? recently nominated me for the Liebster Blog award.

What could be better than accepting a lovely award from some of your favorite blog friends? Easy. If receiving this award also came with a slice of chocolate cake.

<Insert the long and disappointing silence of not having received any chocolate cake>

I kid (somewhat). I happily accept this award by sharing five random facts about myself with you, dear readers:

1. I love beer. Bitter, hoppy beer. My standing favorite? Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.


2. I can't stop watching Cupcake Wars.

3. I once was blind (i.e., legally blind), but now I see (near 20/20 vision thanks to LASIK surgery in 2009).


4. Whenever I make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, I make one 'half' notably smaller than the other. I always eat the small 'half' first. That way, when I get to the remaining portion I am always excited to have more than half remaining (I know...weird).


5. I am mildly obsessed with strong arms (mine, yours, everyone's).

Previous Blog Awards/Tags:
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My nominations for the Liebster Blog Award go to:

2. Doris @ vanillacocoberry
4. Jamie @ Jamie's Dharma
5. Gabby @ The Veggie Nook

Congratulations blog friends! The award instructions are below and your chocolate cake is on its way...

The Liebster Blog Award Rules
1. Choose 5 up-and-coming blogs with less than 200 followers to award the Liebster to. (Note: I have no idea how to figure out how many followers blogs have myself)
2. Show your thanks to the blogger(s) who gave you the award by linking back to them.
3. Post the award on your blog. List the bloggers you are giving the award to with links to their sites. Leave comments on their blog so they know about the award.
4. Share 5 random facts about yourself that people don't know about you.

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26 comments:

  1. Thanks for the Blog Award! Funny thing is I went through a cupcake wars stint. I would watch it while running at the gym : )

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    1. you're welcome jamie! haha funny to watch cupcake wars while running. i watch them while being lazy on the couch - wishing i had cupcakes.

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  2. Oh my gosh, those arms. I would love to have those!

    (Well, I still want to have mine, but have them look like that. I don't want to steal that woman's actual arms.)

    (Or do I?)

    (No, I don't.)

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    1. haha, you crack me up. i get ya. her arms are so beautiful it may be worth it. :)

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  3. Strong arms are an absolute obsession of mine as well. That's hard work ... and they look bangin'!!!

    I do the same thing with my sandwiches!!! Or if I get a foot long sub from Subway ill always eat the small half first...

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    1. well, those aren't my arms. let's not get carried away.

      and I LOVE THAT YOU EAT YOUR FOOD LIKE A CRAZY PERSON LIKE ME!!! we are like blog soul mates. fo' real.

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  4. I love beer also :)

    How crazy that you used to be legally blind! Lasik is amazing.

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    1. beer is awesome. having some tonight!

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  5. Wow, the Lasik story is pretty impressive! What an awesome turnaround!

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  6. 2 of 5 ain't bad.

    Remember...I knew you before you were a blogging superstar. Don't forget us little (armed?) people when you hit the big-time.

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    1. Oh, and I always survey my plate and eat the most delicious-looking thing last...that way I always have something to look forward to and I'm more likely to remember the meal fondly.

      So if you ever hear me rave about a meal, just remember I'm probably influenced by a recency effect.

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    2. wait 2 of 5 what? and OF COURSE i will remember you little folk when i am super famous. :)

      i like your strategy of saving the best for last. i have trouble doing this myself. but, my dad always saves this perfect bite for last and then i am jealous when i have something leftover and he has this really great bite. i need to do this!

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  7. that's so funny that you do that with your pb&js- i do the same thing, and i always eat the crusts first!

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    1. yay! oh the crusts first is a great idea. thanks for being crazy with me! :)

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  8. I love cupcake wars!! I want to be on there one day. As well as iron chef and chopped! I'm craving a pbj and a cupcake now!!

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    1. haha girl with the way you cook you just might be!

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  9. Haha awesome facts! I do that too with cutting things into halves and making one half smaller. Just a way to trick myself ;).

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    1. haha yay! so great to hear others do this same trick with me (my family thinks i'm strange...)

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  10. The PB & J thing is awesome. I cut mine into triangles :)
    P.s.- I was reading through the rules and seeing "show your tanks" {meant to be thanks, I suppose?} made me giggle a lot.

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  11. i feel legally blind....i must be close. i need lasik.

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  12. Congrats! And thank goodness for lasik huh!! It's really amazing. I was never blind, but I was almost completely deaf when I was 5. Just had to have a bunch of scar tissue removed and tubes and all better.

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  13. Ahhh Cupcake Wars! Why is it so addicting?? Once you start an episode, it like you have to finish it! Thanks for nominating all these new (to me!) blogs...can't wait to check these ladies out!

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  14. I do the SAME exact thing with pb&j sandwiches... and most other sandwiches! I love saving the bigger half for last :)

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  15. Thanks so much for passing this along! Sorry it has taken me so long to accept!

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