I was nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by https://notamemberofaclubsandwich.wordpress.com. For those who are new to her blog, she has some really great insights on narcissism and self discovery.
A big thank you to Kimber for reading and adding me to her list of bloggers. I am humbled and honored to be nominated for three awards in one month!
- Show the award on your blog.
- Thank the person who nominated you.
- Share seven facts about yourself.
- Nominate 15 blogs.
1.) I have never “roughed it” camping! The only thing close to “camping” is what most people call “glamping” or “glamor camping” which includes all of the creature comforts (like running water, shower, toilets, electricity, etc.) at the campsite (a little shack/facility is usually 1/2 a mile away).
2.) I don’t eat cow. It’s not really a political protest (maybe 20%) as much as it is a texture and taste issue. I love game meat like venison.
3.) Almost every outfit I wear has some element of black. It’s my favorite color and incredibly slimming. My style is usually black with one muted color. My friends call my style very British- drab and boring. I tend to focus my style on handbags, make-up and hair under the belief that if you feel beautiful it really doesn’t matter what you wear.
4.) Learning and education is VERY important to me- it’s what I live for. I’m a law nerd. In my free time and after grad school work, I read family case law and jurisprudence (since it’s relevant to my situation). Knowledge is power, right? Billy Budd is one of my favorite books. After I finish my masters in communications, I plan on going to law school and pursue communications law, serving as a litigator on cases of libel, slander, defamation, plagiarism, copyright and trademark infringement and a little bit of contract law. I am passionate about women’s issues, especially domestic violence, so I wonder if I would be better served practicing law as an advocate even if it means a pay cut. All my advance degrees will probably keep me in the poor house for life. Cue Suze Orman screaming at me.
5.) My favorite food is Mediterranean anything. I eat hummus and drink Turkish coffee on a daily basis. It’s in my blood.
6.) Although I was raised Jewish, I only practice the traditions with my son and family members to keep us mindful of our roots. Religion or practicing spiritually is not part of my life. I’d like to think I’m more of a humanist: Live and let live. I buy into the whole enlightened living concept, even if it is incredibly difficult to do 24/7.
7.) I LOVE to write. As a blogger, that should be a given, however, I took a grad-level writing class and it was very difficult to switch to formal writing and abandon my conversational style. If my professor read my posts, I’m sure he’d grade me with a big fat C-. He’d say, “word economy, Penny!” meaning, I ramble. I started writing a novel based on my experience- half memoir, half fiction. I made it past the first 100 pages but paused on the story to focus on my blog and school. Maybe one day soon I’ll pick it up again.
Other nominees (I am choosing five since I have repeated this process twice before):