Friday, February 11, 2011

Blogger Award!

Okay... well, I was finally hit with the bogger award! One of my favorite girls in the world gave it to me: her name is Paige Walton. If you don't know her... I feel bad for you. She is one of the most kind and goofy girls I have ever had the pleasure to know, and she is one of the people I look up to the most in the art department. SO... Thank you, Paige, for choosing me to be the recipient of this "award."

Okay... Here are the rules:

1. Link back and thank the fabulous person who bestowed the amazing award on you
2. Share 7 things about yourself
3. Award 7 other deserving and great bloggers
4. Contact the awarded bloggers to let them know of their award!

Well, I only have four that I can choose... and I am not really sure how to link to their blogs... so hopefully they still read mine!

1. Caamper's Thoughts
2. Thoughts and Happenings
3. Two Become Three
4. I'll Be The Harmony

Okay: 7 things to share

1. When I was a junior in high school, the summer before my senior year, I was downtown (in Indianapolis) while there was a big swimming event being held: The FINA world swimming championships. I was taking an intensive art class for several weeks that summer and during that particular week, a bunch of us girls dedicated a lot of time looking for Michael Phelps. We prowled the mall and searched the IUPUI campus during our lunch breaks, but had no success. Finally the last day of our course had come to a close and we still hadn't met Phelps.

That afternoon, the girls were driving back to the art building and dropped me off at the parking lot across the street. To my surprise a black range rover drove up behind them as they left. A guy in the car had his hat on backward and checked me out. I was taken aback because, I was a little bit on the chunkier side and was not used to getting hit on like that. Then realization hit. The mysterious man drove away in the direction of the natatorium... it was Michael Phelps. I am NOT making this up. Michael Phelps checked me out summer 2007.

2. I am ALWAYS in the mood to ride a carousel. There is something beautifully whimsical about riding a fake horse around in a circle to polka music. I think it would be fun to get engaged right after riding one. I wish that there were a good fantasy novel where the protagonist gets transported into a different world while on a carousel. I think the whole concept of the ride is just magical.

3. Hummus is the most delicious snack in the whole world. You want the key to my heart? Hummus. Maybe that's weird, but I just love it. It has the best and most addicting flavor I have ever tasted.

4. If I could play any part in any musical, it would be Eponine in Les Miserables. I had seen Les Mis, the film with Liam Neison, but that movie did not include the part of Eponine. When I finally saw the stage production I was awed and floored by the character. I love her solo, and enjoy singing it in the shower or when I am alone in my car.

5. My favorite flowers are snap dragons. My grandpa always grows them in the summer time and I remember him planting them for as long as I can remember. He showed me how if you squeeze the blossoms it looks like a little dragon snapping it's mouth. I always remember summers at my grandparents house whenever I see these flowers.

6. I named my car Erik because he has a big ol' dent in the side. It happened in the winter of 2009 on my way back to Harding. A fifteen year old with a learners permit rammed into me and ever since then my poor impala has been severely deformed. The name, "Erik." is also the name of the "Phantom of the Opera" in Gaston Leroux's classic novel. I think it is funny that the Phantom, Erik, has half of his face messed up and so does my car.

7. My current ringtone and FAVORITE disney song is "Gaston." I love how much it makes fun of modern masculinity.

Yay, the end.

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