Wednesday, December 23, 2009

my first blog award!!

A BLOG AWARD!?!? FOR ME?!?! Finally!! It's sort of sad how excited I am about this, as well as how many exclamation points and question marks that I used for the last three sentence fragments. But anyway... Thanks to Michelle over at Things I Said and Meant to Say - I hope she knows that she just made my day!

Apparently in the blog-world you don't just get awards for the sake of getting them. There are things that you have to do in order to claim the prize. So here are the rules of the award:

1. Copy the award image in your post.
2. List 10 things that make you happy, and try to do at least one of them today.
3. Then, tag 10 bloggers that make you happy!
4. For the 10 bloggers who get the award, link back to me and spread the happiness!

So here goes nothing.. Ten things that make me happy:
1. Funny text/picture messages - Right now the only saved text I have in my phone is from Elizabeth that says "In a bar and they're playing Jessie's Girl.. where can I find a woman like that?" LOVE it and LOVE her.

2. Going on a really great run - I have a love/hate relationship with running. Sometimes I hate it and would rather do crazy things like scrub the toilet instead of running. But there are those days when I'm outside and everything just clicks. I love those runs.

3. My friends - I feel as though this sounds really generic, but yea. I love my friends. It's been a pretty tumultuous year, and I realized how many amazing people I have in my life. They've stood by me through a lot, and I'm truly lucky for that.

4. My crazy-ass family - Okay, so maybe my dad is half blind, and my mother asks me all the time if I'm a lesbian, or my brothers fart and burp whenever they get the chance, but they're my family and I love them fiercely. They make me crazy about 73% of the time, but I would do just about anything for them, and I know they'd return the favor, no questions asked.

5. Hilarious/creepy OkCupid emails - Just this morning I received an email from a couple asking if I'd be interesting in chatting over email, talking on the phone, and possibly meeting up for a drink if the "chemistry is right". No matter how bad of a day I'm having, I can always count on OkCupid to bring the lulz.

6. My Keurig coffee maker - This machine is amazing. Maybe I drank 7 cups of coffee the first night I got it so I could test out all the flavors. And maybe I didn't sleep for 24 hours because I was so doped up on caffeine. But I don't care! I love my Keurig and am considering taking it home with me to Queens for Christmas. Wait, too much?

7. Laughing - Preferably until I can't breathe or make any noise. And if my stomach hurts, that's definitely the sign of an excellent laughing fit.

8. Photographs - I love documenting my fun times on film. Mostly because I have a crappy long-term memory and this helps me remember all of the fun and amazing things that I've done and seen

9 Traveling - I love to travel, and am trying my best to do as much as my finances can allow. This spring I'll be heading down to D.C. for the first time ever and my friend Natalie and I have some pretty amazing trips lined up for the summer and fall. Can't wait to get a few more stamps on my passport!

10. Post-its - I can't explain how much I love post-its. I ave these really huge ones that I used for to-do lists, and little ones scattered around my desk to remind me to do the thousands of things that I need to do every day. Post-its are the reason why I can do my job. Maybe this is a slight exaggeration, but only a little.

And keeping up with the following the rules thang, here are ten blogs that make me happy. Some of them likely don't even read my blog, and therefore will have no idea that I just gave them this awesome award, but I think they rule regardless:
1. The Cheetah Chronicles
2. Every Little Thing...
3. ::domestic goddess::
4. everything LEB
5. My LaLa Land
6. Out-Numbered
7. Serendipi-tea
8. The Deliberate Dahlia
9. Vodka Phonics
10. What's for Dinner?


Mara @ What's For Dinner? said...

Thanks Jessie!!!!! :)

Unknown said...

you're so welcome mara! you blog does make me happy (and hungry!)

LindsB said...

I read your blog! Thanks for the award, you are too sweet.

Merry Christmas!!!

Unknown said...

you're welcome linds! your blog makes me wish that i had some sort of interior design ability. happy holidays lady!!

Monica said...

how awesome! congrats!

Elliott said...

Congratulations on the award (and for not tagging me...I can't take the pressure).

Post-It notes are crack. I have two pads in my briefcase, and during a moment of boredom on the plane last night, I nearly started tiling my little two-foot square of real estate.

Unknown said...

thanks monica!

elliott - do you have the huge super-sticky post-its? because those are amazing. If you don't have them, seriously, you should email me your address because i will mail you some@

Elliott said...

The coolest ones I have are shaped like an E. No giant ones, check your inbox. Woo, Merry Christmas to me!