Birthday Celebrations and Blog Award!

Wednesday, 19 January 2011 Leave a Comment

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Apologies for this extremely long marathon of a post, I'm making up for lost time.

I bet you've been wondering where I've been? Yes I've neglected this blog the past week or so. I know, shame on me. It was my Birthday a few days ago and i took a little break from blogging. Besides, between all the birthday brouhaha and work there's been little time to do anything else. Anyways I'm back now and I'm going to try to make an effort to write more often.

My birthday celebrations consisted of a night out with girls, one of whom made me two awesome birthday balloons complete with my face stuck on the front. I tied one to my wrist. Unfortunately a freak gust of wind blew my helium friend high into atmosphere. Gutted. So my friend had to loan me her birthday bud balloon, which was equally fantastic. Ten unknown drinks later and i was a mess, stumbling around like a teen with a bottle of Lambrini. It's a wonder my friends put up with me. I'm such a lightweight when it comes to alcohol. Dear friends i love you.

Now onto the blog award...

Another unexpected birthday gift came in the form of a blog award from Jewels over at Turning 30. Her blog is one of my favourite reads so i was chuffed she thought of me (especially on my birthday). Thanks Jewels.

This blog award comes at a price though, oh yes! A lengthy questionnaire about moi. Enjoy...

1. Thank the person (people) that gave you the award. 

2. Answer 10 survey questions.

3. Pass along the award to bloggers you think are fantastic.

4. Let those bloggers know you have given them an award.

So, here goes. My answers to the questions... 

1. If you blog anonymously, are you happy about doing this? If you aren't anonymous, do you wish that you had started out anonymously, so you could be anonymous now?
I blog under a pen name so i guess that's anonymous. It only bothers me when i feel like i can't write about certain things. However i find it reassuring that i can write without fear of what people will think, or worrying that my work colleagues will stumble across my blog. In some ways it allows my writing to be less inhibited. 

2. Describe the incident that shows your stubborn side. 
Both my parents are stubborn which means that i was blessed with a double dose of it. No one particular moment stands out, probably because my stubbornness is part of my everyday personality; it keeps me going when others give up. 

3.What do you see when you really look into the mirror?
I see someone who knows a lot but doesn't always know how to put it into practice. 

4. What is your favorite cold summer drink?
Fresh orange juice poured into a plastic bottle and left in the freezer for an hour. It's a winner when it starts melting! 

5. When you take time for yourself, what do you do?
Time? For myself? I never seem to have enough time these days, which admittedly is my own fault. I have one of those brains that just doesn't switch off. I find it really hard to justify doing nothing, always feeling the need to be productive. My spare time is taken up by writing, painting, drawing, designing, and reading. No wonder I'm a tad worn out!

6. Is there something you still want to accomplish in your life?
There are so many things i still want to do or achieve, too many to name. Top of my list for 2011 is to work for myself. I've never liked working for other people, being told when i can eat or take a break, it's like school. It's not that i have a problem with authority, just a problem with having restricted freedom. Besides i don't like the fact that i work only to make other people more rich, when i could be making myself rich.

7. When you attended school, were you the class clown, the overachiever, the shy person, or always ditching?
I was a mixture of all of the above. I started out shy and overachieving, then as the years progressed i started to develop a real sense of self, a personality and individuality that didn't conform to school rules. I went a bit "wild child" for a time, but i soon knuckled back down before the exams began.

8. If you closed your eyes and wanted to visualize a very poignant moment in your life, what would you see?
It would probably be the first time i realised i could draw... like really draw. I was in Primary school (elementary) when i first discovered a love for sketching. We had to draw bugs and insects for a class project. I finished my drawing and presented it to the teacher, she was a little shocked and praised me for the likeness to reality. This was when i decided i wanted to do something creative with my life. It was the root of my career choice i guess.

9. Is it easy for you to share your true self in your blog, or are you more comfortable writing posts about other people and events?
I'm definitely more comfortable writing about other events than about my own life, i have no idea why.

10. If you had a choice to sit down and read a book or talk on the phone, which would you do and why?
I'd read. I have never really been one for talking on the phone, it seems impersonal to me; I'd rather have a face to face conversation. Plus there's the fact that anybody can contact me whenever, wherever, it's kind of annoying.

Onto the winners...

Pushing thirty: I really enjoy reading this blog, this girl has a great sense of humour and a nice writing style.
Adventures in Yayaland: I've been reading this blog for a while now but lately I'm really loving it.
Daterview: This is another dating blog which has me hooked. 

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  • Jewels said:  

    Never have I worked harder to accept an award. haha. So glad you had a wonderful birthday and that I just happened to gift it to you on your actual birthday! :-)

    You deserved it. Wonderful answers!

  • Yaya said:  

    Happy Belated Birthday! Thanks for the award! Your blog is awesome as well! :)


  • jewellery gift said:  

    Happy birthday. I hope you have a prosperous and happy year ahead.

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