Monday, December 9, 2013

The Versatile Blogger Award!

Hey all! In the past few weeks I was nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by both The Mercurial Magpie and Gelic--thanks guys! It's an honor! Now I have to tell you all seven interesting facts about myself and nominate some more bloggers to pass it on!

First, my seven facts, which will hopefully help my new readers get to know me a little better!
  1. When I was about 12-13, I was super into The Lion King. I drew lions all day long, wrote fanfic (it was bad) and played on a Lion King MUCK. (If you're old enough to remember MUCKs/MUDs/MUSHes etc...well, you're old!) I also listened to a ton of Ladysmith Black Mambazo (Zulu a capella music) and even picked up a little Zulu. I still remember sawubona, which means "hello". :-P
  2. Also around the same time period I started inventing languages. I think I was inspired by all the fantasy novels I was reading. I still do it from time to time, but I'm such a perfectionist I always end up starting over before I get very far.
  3. My first major celebrity crush was on Colin Firth when I saw him in Pride and Prejudice (1995 version is the best!). I still love him <3
  4. In high school my favorite nail polish color was periwinkle, but now I'm not as much of a fan.
  5. I got my first cavity at age 26--not a bad streak!
  6. I grew up listening to oldies, and I adore The Beatles, but my #1 favorite band is Barenaked Ladies! (Yes, I'm a 90s kid.)
  7. My childhood dog was an antisocial Shetland sheepdog named Sandy. She was scared of my dad and most of her toys. Here's Sandy as a puppy:

 Well, I hope that was enlightening!

Here are the blogs I'm nominating for the Versatile Blogger award! They're all great nail blogs, so go check them out!
  1. FingerFood
  2. Pretty Tough Nails
  3. Lacquer Buzz
  4. UK Nail Runner
  5. Paint Those Piggies!
  6. Light Your Nails
  7. Enigmatic Rambles
See ya later folks!


  1. So agreed on the 1995 Pride and Prejudice. Every few years I plunk down for 6 hours and watch it...actually, it sounds like a good thing to do over the holidays! Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy... <3

    1. It's definitely a great thing to do on a lazy day! ALSO there's a special edition Blu-Ray coming out next month (hubby already pre-ordered it for me) so no more washed-out DVD version for me!

  2. Congrats on the award! I have been too nail polish focused to be anyone's definition of versatile, but I'm trying to work in other things little by little :)

    I'm trying to remember who my verrrry first celebrity crush was, I don't think I can dredge it up! Probably someone from Ghost Writer though, I was obsessed with that show.