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Inspiring? Well, if you say so. Who am I to argue?

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Oh my goodness.

I was nominated for “Very inspiring blogger” by Curvyelvie!

So exciting!  Seriously, I’m overjoyed when anyone reads my blogs, and when they comment on my posts, it just sends me through the roof!  So this is like some crazy free chocolate sleeping in new shoes good book you are total hawtness good!!!!

I’m not even sure how to respond to it, which is probably why it’s taken me a week to think about it, and to believe that it is in fact true.  Hee hee, it makes me happy!  I think I’m more overjoyed about the sweet sweet comments she said about me and my blog – “she is a breath of fresh air.  Always lovely and inspiring.  Reminds me to love myself no matter how big or small I am.”  Is that not just so incredibly awesome?  Totally what I want my blog to be about, and she gets it!  Ooh, I have goosebumps!

There are rules involved with this, and here they are:

* Thank the person who nominated you.  I thanked her on her blog, but here’s a big ginormous thank you to Curvyelviesays for nominating me!!  I love her blog, and I was sad when she almost stopped blogging.  But she’s back, and just as awesome as ever.!

* Share 7 things about yourself.  See below

* Pass the award to 7  nominees and let them know.  Fun!!!  See below, again!

7 things about me:

1. I wish I hung out with drag queens.  I think they are so perfectly awesome.  The costumes, the makeup, the hair, and the performances!  I want to perform as a drag queen.  Seriously, when I’m listening to my ipod and an especially drag queenish song comes on, I work out a whole routine to it.  Even if I can’t be one, I’d love access to their closets.

2. I’m crazy about reading, always have been.  I usually have my nook and a “real” book with me wherever I go.  I set a goal to read 125 books this year, to beat last year’s amount of 113, and it doesn’t seem like enough, but I don’t have enough time to read.  I wish my job was reading.

3.  I cannot cook and it causes me great distress.  But apparently not enough distress to remedy the situation.

4. I’m a mild sci-fi geek.  Love Star Trek, Star Wars, nerdy geeky boys, The IT Crowd, MST3000, The X Files, Superheroes, and similar.  I say I’m mild because I don’t know all the factoids that die-hard fans know, and Steve will often shake his head at me and say “You call yourself a nerd and you don’t know this random fact?”

5. I also LOVE the 80’s.  Most of the music on my ipod is from the 80’s, I still love 80’s fashions, John Hughes was a genius, and I can watch “The Facts of Life” over and over again.

6. I have 3 older brothers.  People always ask if I was a tomboy growing up, and I usually respond “Heck no!”  I wouldn’t even let my mom dress me in my brothers’ clothes, even though she TRIED.  She bought them new for the oldest, then handed them down to the next 2, then tried to pawn them off on me. NO WAY.  I’m a girl, I like tutus!

7. I can’t help it – when people trip or fall, it causes me great amusement and I will laugh until I cry.  Unless they get hurt, then it’s not so funny.  But seriously, you know it’s funny.  And I’m not the only one!  Have you see Wipeout?  The whole show is about people falling and tripping.  I almost fell over laughing at the dog park once when one of dogs tripped over a branch.

7 nominees!!

1. Sally McGraw, Already Pretty – yes, lots of wonderful outfits, but Sally also writes about acceptance, being true to yourself, and wonderfully inspiring body image ideas.

2.  Tess Munster, My Plus Size Life – I just adore Tess.  Not only is she just plain gorgeous, but she’s made a career out of promoting plus-size beauty.  She is all about loving yourself and finding beauty in all shapes and sizes, and she doesn’t make excuses.

3. Amelia Pontes, More Than Just Ramblings – I first started reading posts by Amelia on her old blog, Sounds Bites.  I’ve followed her to her new blog, because I love refreshing and brutally honest she can be, and how I can relate to so much of what she writes about.

4. Ari Seth Cohen, Advanced Style – Wow.  I am in love with this blog.  Mr. Cohen takes pictures of FABULOUS older women (and men) and shows that beauty, and enjoying life and who you are does not have to end at a certain age.  His posts always ALWAYS make me smile.

5. Skinny Emmie, SkinnyEmmie – I love Emmie!!!  She is funny, and honest, and documents her weight struggle so truthfully, I just love her blog.  AND she’s started a plus-size clothing blog!  Joy!

6. Chastity Garner, The Curvy Girl’s Guide to Style – She is beautiful and fashionable, and yes, curvy!  But she does it with so much style, and absolutely no apologies.  She is the true meaning of beauty at any size.

7. Jessica Kane, Fatshion Chic – Jessica Kane, awesome plus size blogger.  She’s resourceful and funny and makes me happy to be who I am.

Some of my blog choices were probably not “correct” in that I picked people who are already pretty successful bloggers.  But I am inspired by these blogs, so that’s that.

You know what I love (Letters U-Z)

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Well, here’s the wrap up of my alphabetical loves.

I’m grouping this last bunch together, none of these letters really generate enough on their own.  You will notice a lot dedicated to vintage blogs, I can’t help it that they mostly all start with “V.”

EATINGS

  • Vegetables – i do like a good selection
  • Wheat Thins! – My dad used to buy boxes of these for me all the time.  He would also stock up on ketchup and dill pickles for me, and cherry tomatoes.  And pomegranates.  He was a sweetie.

WATCHINGS

  • Valley Girl – early Nicholas Cage!  And have you heard the soundtrack?  Some of the best songs on my ipod.
  • Zatoichi – I’m talking about the movies from the 1960’s, not the horrible remake they did a few years ago.

READINGS

  • Where’s Wallace – Absolutely loved this book when I was a child, way before Where’s Waldo came up.  I had a nice surprise when we moved my mom into her apartment, and I found my old copy.  I love the illustrations.
  • Edith Wharton – I am always so pleasantly surprised whenever I read one of her stories and just fall in love with it.
  • A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle – love this book and one of my favorite series of all time
  • Winnie the Pooh – ’nuff said
  • Voyage of the Dawn Treader – I absolutely adore the whole Narnia series, but this is my favorite book in the series

LISTENINGS

WEARINGS

  • ?

PERUSINGS

OTHERINGS

  • West Seattle!!!!
  • Yard sales

True Love (Letter T)

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What we like about T

EATINGS

  • Tomatoes!

WATCHINGS

  • Spencer Tracy – a very awesome actor
  • John Travolta – I used to be obsessed with John.  My obsession has lessened, slightly, but still love the boy.  You know you do too.

READINGS

LISTENINGS

  • 10,000 Maniacs – totally reminds me of high school, which isn’t always bad
  • Take a Look at Me Now by Phil Collins – one of the man’s best. Just realized I’m cheating with this one, it’s actually titled Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me now)
  • Take a Look at Me Now by Postal Service – one of the best remakes I have ever heard
  • Tempted by Squeeze – yay for the 80’s!  Yay for YouTube!
  • This American Life –  most honest, beautiful, hilarious, and crazy true stories

WEARINGS

  • Torrid – the majority of my shopping is done here, even my wishful shopping
  • Tulle – could I get away with wearing some everyday?

PERUSINGS

OTHERINGS

The great tomato taste-off

So This is Love (Letter S)

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S is this week’s letter.  There is a huge amount of items that begin with S that I love apparently.

EATINGS

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Spaghetti – I think I could eat it everyday

Stir Frys

Sushi – usually the spicy tuna is as exotic as I get

Seven Stars Pepper – awesome restaurant in the International District, they have a fab hot pot!!!

 

WATCHINGS

Studio Ghibli – responsible for some of the best anime films ever

Star Wars series – seriously, do I even need to comment?

Star Trek, The Next Generation

Sex and The City – one of my few girly girl likes.  Especially the fashion.  And Mr. Big.  And Aidan

Spirited Away – my favorite film, ever.  Yes, it’s animated.  Yes, it’s awesome

 

READINGS

She’s Come Undone – I have read this book a few times.  I’m amazed at how well Wally Lamb writes as a teenage girl

Sweet Valley High – ha, I loved this series when I was in junior high.  Had to give it a shout out

Richard Scarry – his books are genius.  Seriously, a worm that wears a hat?  Love it!

Angie Sage – her Heptimus Seap series is one of my favorites

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie – oh, I love this whole series.  I’m sad that the books aren’t written faster.

 

LISTENINGS

Charlotte Sometimes

Shiki No Uta – theme song from Samurai Champloo

Regina Spektor

 

WEARINGS

SLOANE99 – yes, she’s a fabulous friend, but I’m not all biased when it comes to her jewelry, because it’s so very unique and lovely

 

PERUSINGS

Some Girls Wander – she posts some of the loveliest vintage items, although she hasn’t updated since August….

Style Bubble – hell, Susie Bubble is much too cute, and her outfits are true creations.  She also happens to be incredibly knowledgable about fashion

Sartorialist – lovely lovely photos of people, just people

Skinnie Emmie – a funny and honest weight loss blog

Sound Bites – a wonderful plus size fashion blog, with lots of insight and honesty

Skunkboy Creatures – argh, she is much too cute with fab red hair.  Cute creations, cute outfits, just too cute!

 

OTHERINGS

Skulls – just loving the look of them lately

Sol Duc – fabulous hot springs, lots of good memories from here, and it’s a gorgeous drive

Snow!!!

Superheroes – seriously, how could they not be awesome?

Sleeping

Saturday mornings

Sarcasm – obvious, yes?

Sharpies – my favorite office supply

Rollin in the Love (Letter R)

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Yes, I’m back to my love by the alphabet.

R is this week’s letter.  Apparently, there aren’t that many things I love that begin with R, even though I do like the letter R itself.  I’m sure I”m just drawing a blank, but I can’t really think of much.

EATINGS

  • Rhubarb – especially rhubarb strawberry pie.  Oh my, so yummy
  • Ravioli

WATCHINGS

  • Sam Rockwell – who the heck does not love him?  Seriously, I will watch anything this man acts in
  • Reading Rainbow – love love love!!  I always remember the Renaissance Fair episode the most clearly.  And of course Geordi LeVar Burton was awesome as the host.

READINGS

  • Strangely enough, I don’t have any favorite books or authors that being with “R”

LISTENINGS

PERUSINGS

  • Regretsy – this site is too damn funny.
  • The Rotund – Wonderful writers, wonderful posts. “I’m on a mission here to let you know that fat people are not your enemy. And skinny people aren’t your enemy either.”
  • Return to Sender – “A writer and a fa(t)shionista, this blog covers everything from fat hipster garb to zombies.”
  • Ruby Nite – Girl wears the cutest dang outfits, and she’s fun.

OTHERINGS

  • Reading.  Seriously, this is probably the most well-known fact about me.
  • Red hair – Keep trying to get it, I just hate how it fades so quickly.  Someday I’ll do it again.
  • Roller Skating – even though I almost died the last time I attempted it, it always has a special place in my heart.

 

mmmm love (Letter M)

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I love you M

EATINGS

  • Mandarin oranges – they remind me of my dad.  He used to buy them every year at Christmas time and we would eat them together
  • Mint & chocolate

WATCHINGS

  • Mamma Mia – such a cute happy movie, WITH Abba music.  Although, whoever thought that Pierce Brosnan should sing should be slapped
  • Alfred Molina
  • Ian McShane – totally loved him in Deadwood
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000 – this makes me laugh like nothing else.  I get giddy when I’m going to watch an episode.
  • Murder by Death – clever and funny
  • MacGyver – you know you all love him, don’t deny it  5 points for anyone who can tell me what his first name is, without googling it!
  • Moulin Rouge – costumes, music, total glam.  And Ewan McGregor
  • Midnight Madness – no one I know has ever heard of this movie.  I watched it over and over back in the 80’s and would crack up, and I still do.  I bought it from Amazon and it still makes me laugh. Fagabeefe!!!
  • The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack – Oh Captain!

READINGS

LISTENINGS

WEARINGS

  • Masks
  • Mary Janes

PERUSINGS

OTHERINGS

  • My momma!!!
  • Monkeys
  • Movie theaters
  • ModCloth – I can’t fit into any of their clothes, but they have the cutest items.  I bought a very cute thermos from this site

Just Lovely (Letter L)

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Here’s a list of L loves

EATINGS

  • Lemons & Limes
  • Lemongrass
  • Lattes

WATCHINGS

READINGS

LISTENINGS

WEARINGS

  • Lane Bryantit would be weird if you read my blog and didn’t realize how many of my clothes come from here
  • Lucie Lu another plus-size clothing site I haven’t ordered from yet, but much too cute

PERUSINGS

  • Le Blog de Big Beauty – She is SO beautiful, and even though her posts are in French 90% of the time, I enjoy the pretty pictures.  (I realize this should have gone under B, but I was stupid at the moment I listed it under L, and I just decided to keep it here)
  • Little Chief Honeybee – Another fashion blog
  • A Lego a Day – funny
  • Living the Goodwill Life – she blogs about the awesome finds she….finds at Goodwill.  That was an awkward sentence.
OTHERINGS
  • Lists – I love to make lists and then being able to cross items off.  I’m a dork that way
  • Library – I wonder how many hours I have spent in libraries?
  • Lemon Verbena
  • Laughing