Sunday, January 9, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award: Thank you to Jen and Jenny

I was recently honored by Jenny at Polishology and Jen at Nail Polish Addiction with the Stylish Blogger award. While I accept this a honor to be recognized among my peers, I haven't participated in many past similar awards (Sunshine for example) because it seems quite a bit like a chain letter. But I had some free time this afternoon, so I am going to participate in this one.

Rules for the Award:

  1.  Thank and link the person who gave you this award.
  2.  Share 7 things about yourself.
  3.  Award 15 recently discovered great bloggers
  4.  Contact these bloggers to tell them about this award!

See what I mean about chain letter? Anyway, I'll get on with it.

Seven Things About Myself
  • By day I work for a Science and Technology publish as a Sr. User Experience Professional. I work to understand our user's needs, pain points and understand their workflow in order to  create usable and useful interfaces with our products. 
  • In addition to beauty blogging I also oil paint, knit, quilt, bead and am continuously picking up other hobbies to fill my off-time. Most recently I took up the task of trying to write a novel. 
  • I have reoccurring nightmares that I am in Rome trying to get to the Fori. It's a bit like Inception because I have created a fictional Rome and have fictional buildings and layouts that I continue to remember each time I dream this dream. 
  • I have seen Aerosmith in concert more times than I can remember counting. One time I followed their car back to their hotel from a concert and Steven Tyler waved at me on the road. Thank goodness I wasn't driving. 
  • I have a strong musical background which I've neglected in recent years. I used to play the violin, piano and saxophone. I also have training in opera and sang in a choir for many years.
  • I used to take belly dancing lessons but quit because I was terrified of performing.
  • I am an Aquarius with a Virgo Rising Sign. 
The 15 Blogs I am Going To Award Are:
(many of these aren't "new" but are relatively new to me)
There are MANY more I'd like to put on here, but those were the first 15 that came to mind in terms of blogs I recently started reading that I am enjoying. For the ones I didn't mention - know I still love you! :)