The Winner Takes It All [ABBA]

Friday, February 12, 2010

I got a lovely little note this evening from Sara at A Note on the Screen Door that she had awarded me this Beautiful Blogger award. If you haven't been by her blog before, you really ought to. She's quite funny, really sweet, and full of awesome recipes I only wish I had the opportunity to try out right now!

Okay, for the rules of this award:
- Thank the blogger who gave you the award and make sure to link back to them (check)
- Pass it on to 15 other beautiful bloggers who you've recently discovered. Link them & notify them about their award.
- Share 7 interesting facts about yourself.

This is perfect, because I really wanted to write a post today, but couldn't for the life of me sit myself down and write out a coherent narrative. I blame the tediousness of doing nothing all day. It makes your brain rot - so, keep on thinking!

Okay, here we go!

1. I really do love my cat Phoenix in the same manner most people love their children. Being here in Budapest, spending two years without her is torture. My parents put the phone up to her when we're talking and make sure to show her to me on skype whenever we chat. She's the most amazing cat I could have asked for.
2. My worst bad habit is that I still bite my fingernails. Gross, right? I've tried a bazillion ways to stop, but it seems that when I'm anxious or nervous or stressed out I do it without even thinking about it.

3. I'm trying to figure out a way to ensure that my thesis deals with something that will get me back to Rome. Is that bad of me? I mean, what I'm studying is interesting, and if I can center it around a city I love, why not? Right? (Please validate this line of thinking for me!)

4. I am horribly afraid of needles. And before you get to the question why the heck do you want to be a doctor then? Let me clarify - I am horribly afraid of needles pointing at me. I do try to overcome this fear when I go to the doctors offices to have shots or blood drawn. I even, last August, went and donated blood - which turned out to be quite the experience and resulted in my only almost passing out experience ever. But, that's a story for another day.

5. I think in my young-old age I'm becoming an adrenaline junkie. I want nothing more than to learn how to do tricks on a half pipe, ski jump, ride the craziest roller coasters, fly jets. This is probably not healthy, right? But would it be so bad? No, I don't think this is a quarter life crisis. It's not about some sort of soul searching. I just want that adrenaline high.

6. I think life would be better if we all had our own theme music. You know, a certain song that would play when we entered or exited a room. A set of chords that would pulse louder and louder when things were getting a little too scary. Music that would play when we were beginning to fall in love. I dunno, it just seems like we ought to have a little more music in our lives. My playlist of the moment includes (but is not limited to): The Temptation of Adam - Josh Ritter, American Honey - Lady Antebellum, Alone - Glee Cast, The Chain - Ingrid Michaelson, Monster - Lady Gaga, and Here (In Your Arms) - HelloGoodbye.

7. Though it hurts me to say this, if for some reason the Tar Heels don't make it to the NCAA finals this year (which, I believe they might still be able to salvage their season and get their blue & white butts there), I'll be rooting for my dad's team: the University of Kentucky Wildcats. I'm doing this for the love of my family. Even though after UNC beat UK in 2005 and went on to win the National Title, dad didn't talk to me for a whole week. I think that may be the longest we've ever gone without speaking. What college basketball will do to a family.

Now, for the fifteen beautiful bloggers I'd love to pass this on to. I wish I had the energy (and initiative) to write a little note about why each of you in particular deserve this award. But I'll sum it up to this: I just love reading all of you guys! You're all so awesome and so different in your unique little ways and quirks. Anyone who's read this far - you must read all these blogs!


  1. Thank you Courtney! Happy Valentine's Day!

  2. Ed Davis broke his wrist, out for 6 weeks. I think it just went from bad to worse :/

  3. I still bite my nails too! Congrats on the award!

  4. Aww, congratulations and thank you so much! I'll have to do a post about this one too! I'm very flattered! :)

  5. Awww thanks love! Happy Valentines to you, I hope yours is fabulous! I love reading your blog too and glad to have a new blogger friend. :)

  6. Congrats on YOUR award =) and thank you thank you thank you for passing it on to ME! I'll have to work on a post! My 1st blog award yay! Have a great weekend!

  7. Wow! Thanks for the great surprise! :) I really appreciate it, and congrats to you, too! I'll have to put this on my blog and spread the word. Hope you're having a great day!

  8. I love reading these and getting to know bloggers better. I am going to check out the blogs!

    I am your newest follower. I found your blog through Saras award she gave to both of us. I do hope you will come by and follow back. I love meeting new bloggy friends. Happy Vday-Juliana with A Blonde Walks Into A Blog

  9. First let me say it's definitely not bad to be sure your thesis allows you to get back to Rome. I'm trying to figure out how to get back there myself so I hope it works out for you : )

    Thanks so much for the award! I need to come up with my fifteen but I'll hopefully post it this week.

    Happy weekend!

  10. thank you for my award! i am very flattered and grateful. hope you have time to pop by my blog and see my response :)

  11. Oh, & I must add that I, too, have been playing "Alone" by the Glee cast an awful lot lately. Also "Defying Gravity."

    I shamelessly included season one in My Prince's Valentine gifts. It's romantic if we cuddle while we watch it, right? Great show, great soundtrack.

  12. Thank you for the award! What a way to start a dreaded Monday! Have a wonderful week ;)

  13. Thank you so much for the sweet award! Hope you had a great Valentine's Day!


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