Monday, August 6, 2012

A couple of awards

Tu Blog Me Inspira and Por Tu Naturalidad Awards

I was awarded both the "Tu Blog Me Inspira" and "Por Tu Naturalidad" blog awards by Chrissy over at ChrissyAi (check out her blog, it's so cute!).  Thanks Chrissy!

Tu Blog Me Inspira

The rules for this award are:
1. Post who gave you the award and link to it.
2. Tell 5 strange things about you (a little tag).
3. Give the award to 5 other blogs.
Of course, you have to post the image, which is the award itself.

5 more or less strange things about me:

01.  I broke my nose on my cousin's head in the middle of a lake once.. we fell off a tube and smack!  broken nose.
02.  I'm 27 and have only taken 8 months off of school, ever.
03.  I still have a baby tooth.
04.  I've never really left Canada save for a few trips to the state of NY
05.  I've never read Twilight or watched any of the movies :P

Por Tu Naturalidad

The rules for this award:
1. Post the award photo on your blog
2. Link back to the person who nominated you for this award
3. Nominate 10 bloggers
4. Tell me what makes you hooked on following a blog

I get hooked on blogs if there are nice photos (not necessarily professional looking but easy to look at photos), if the blog posts aren't terribly long (not too much writing unless it's a review of sorts), colours that don't hurt my eyes, and when bloggers interact with their readers - (something I'm working on). 

Liebster Blog Award

I was also awarded the Liebster Blog Award by Chrissy :)
"The Liebster Award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. What is a Liebster? The meaning: Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome."

The Rules:
1. Each person must post 11 things about themselves.
2. Answer the questions that the person who tagged you created and then make 11 questions of your own for the people you tag.
3. Choose 11 people and link them in your post.
4. Go to their page and tell them.
5. No tag backs!

I'm cheating a little bit and not posting 11 things since I just posted 5 up there ^^ :)  And I feel like everyone has been tagged so I'll just say tag yourself and answer the questions below ;)

1. Where were you born? Do you live in the same area now?

I was born in a little town in northern Ontario... I moved away in 2004 to Nova Scotia and still live here now.  My parents still live at home though :)

2. What inspired you to start blogging?

I just wanted a place to share all of my nail photos.

3. What is your most prized possession?
Probably my degree.. I nearly flunked out of high school but managed to get straight A's in University.. I'm quite proud of my accomplishment AND am close to getting a second degree.

4. How often do you paint your nails?
Every 2 or 3 days.. I work in a lab, my nails chip a lot.

5. How many siblings do you have?
One brother and one sister, both older than me by 10 and 12 years.

6. What kind of phone do you use?
HTC Incredible S

7. What social networking sites do you use?
Facebook and Blogger.

8. What is the one place you've always wanted to travel?
EVERYWHERE!  Italy, Greece, Thailand, South Africa, Australia... everywhere.

9. If you could only use one brand of makeup, what brand would it be?
I'm really not partial to any one brand, and I don't like to spend much money on makeup, so likely just a drugstore brand :)

10. What is your favorite TV show?

There are several :/  For sitcoms there's New Girl, Big Bang Theory, Modern Family, for other shows:  Dexter, Bones, True Blood (except this season is really annoying me) and Burn Notice.. eep.  I really don't spend that much time in front of the tv, I promise.

11. Who is most important in your life and why?
Every single member of my family, my best friend and my darling boy.  Why?  Because they're always there, no matter what. 

Thanks Chrissy!


  1. Yay congrats on all the awards :) I love getting to know a little bit more about a blogger through these!

  2. So good to get to know you better! Up until I graduated this year, the longest I was out of school was 4 months...I missed it all the time! After 10 years though, I think I can say I'm done! If I were you, I would BE VERY PROUD of myself for accomplishing what you are very soon about to accomplish! Do you think you'll stay in the world of academia? I found some of the politics harder to deal with even though I loved the work. I love all the same TV shows too ;-)

    1. I don't think I'll stick around academia. I know that right now, a PhD isn't something I want to go for. Maybe at some point in life but definitely not now. I just see how competitive science is right now, and the lack of jobs for new PhD's and post docs is a little disheartening. Plus I really, REALLY don't want to have to write grant proposals all the time. I think if a lab instructor job came up I'd go for it, but that's about it. I need a break! :P

  3. Oh my gosh, you still have a baby tooth?! That's awesomely crazy! Haha. (: Thank you for the compliment.

    I think tagging 11 people was pretty overwhelming as well, so I don't blame you for skipping that. We like a lot of the same TV shows too, go Dexter! :D

  4. Before I read this post i also nominated you for the Liebster Award! LOL!!


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