Monday, March 29, 2010

I'd Like to Thank the Academy.

So, today is an exciting day (even though this milestone event happened Friday, I did not learn of it until today, so I'm going with today).  I won my first blogger award!  Thank you, Kristen!!  Everyone, go visit my law school co-survivor's blog, Musical Musings.  Don't forget to check out her Virtual Rupert, who bears a striking resemblance to the real Rupert.

Because I am (generally) a rule follower, I will now bestow this honor upon five of my favorite blogs.  How to choose only five...
  1. The Great Balancing Act-- one of my favorite sites that I visit regularly.  Susan has a ton of great healthy recipes, several of which I've tried and love (and many of which are on my to-do list).
  2. Tricia's Frugal Reality Blog-- this is my favorite high school teacher's wife.  She posts (almost) daily about daily deals and specials and freebies.  Who doesn't like free stuff?  Also-- there are some great home remedies/solutions that I've discovered from Trish.  
  3. Single and Sane-- an often-hilarious perspective on the life (and sometimes trials) of being a single woman.  I totally agree with the title-- lots of women go crazy if they don't have a husband by the age of 22, but not here.  Great insight into and attitude about life and learning to wait on God's timing and plans.
  4. G. I. Joe's Wife-- My long-time friend Joe's wife, Sarah, created this blog about their life in the military.  My favorite part is the "Crafts" page, which makes me wish that I could do all sorts of neat, crafty things like her.  (ps-- I love the gorgeous play dough cookies!)
  5. From My Mountain View-- Rebecca is another long-time friend.  She writes insightfully about faith, comically about family, and honestly about life.  
So, my next responsibility for getting such a prestigious award is to share seven (!) things that you wouldn't know about me just from reading my blog.  
  1. I graduated high school with 75 people, so I went to college at UNC-Chapel Hill where there are 75,000 people (well, not quite, but you get the idea).  Then, I came back to law school at Wake Forest and graduate with a class around 150.  I like change...
  2. I have a brother who owns/runs a recording studio.  He and I could not be more different, but I love him and am very proud of him.
  3. I get bored very easily.  Therefore, I find it hard to sit through a movie all the way through unless it is REALLY good.  This also makes my TiVo one of the best items I ever purchased.  Oddly enough, I don't have this problem with most books (required reading doesn't count).  
  4. I play the flute and piccolo.  I've been playing since 7th grade.  I played in the marching band at Carolina and now I play in my church orchestra.
  5. I wish I could cook better.  I wonder if cooking classes would be worthwhile.  I can bake like crazy, but cooking seems much more complicated-- probably just a mental block.
  6. During my freshman year of college, I went on a mission trip to Ukraine, Moldova, and the Netherlands.  It was one of the best experiences of my life, and I really want to go on another one sometime soon.
  7. I'm very close with my extended family.  We have lunch at my grandmother's house every Sunday, and it's one of my favorite things in my week.
So, I now feel like I've earned my award.  Thanks again for this great honor, Kristen!  


  1. Wow. I feel honored to be included in such outstanding company! Thanks, Katie!

    Margaret =)

  2. Thanks for the award!! =)

    I play the flute and piccolo too! It's been forever, but I still have my flute.

  3. I am working on going on a women's mission trip to Tanzania within the next 2 years...I will send you info if you like:)