Thursday, February 24, 2011

I Got An Award!

I was thrilled to wake up this morning and find that Amie at A Meaning of an Optimist had given me an award! My very first blogger award! Yay!

No, not that kind of award. It's the Versatile Blogger Award!

I would first like to give a BIG thanks to Amie for giving it to me! I'm so thrilled! The rules for this award are as follows:

The rules for after you have been given this particular award:
- Thank the person who gave you the award :)
- Share 7 things about yourself
- Pass the award to up to 10 other versatile bloggers
- Let those other bloggers know you gave them the award things about myself...
1. I'm graduating college in 2 months.
2. I have an overweight dog named Maggie.
3. My all-time favorite musical EVER is The Phantom of the Opera.
4. I was an only child for seven years until my darling little sister, Laura, was born.
5. As stated in my last post, I was born in Florida, and my family moved back and forth between there and Michigan three times.
6. I'm terrified of bees.
7. One of my biggest goals is to learn to speak French fluently.

I would like to pass this on to the following bloggers:

Biohazard at My Confusion Theory
The Outspoken Introvert
Angela at To Put It Simply, It's Quite Complicated
Taylor at Penned By Taylor
Kristen at Confessions of a Graphic Design Student and,
Alicia at Hopeful Misanthrope

Thank you all for creating blogs that I'm excited to see new posts from, and I look forward to reading more! :)

Update: Ok, so like many of my blogger friends, although I've only been handed two awards thus far, I'm feeling a little like the "rules" of the awards could potentially get tedious. So, that said, any future awards given to me (if that happens) will just be posted straight to my "Awards" page, and the person who passed it on to me will certainly have their blog linked to under the award in question. I have a hard enough time keeping up with a posting "schedule" without having to worry about also playing by the award rules. I hope this doesn't make me sound ungrateful, because I sincerely appreciate the awards I've been given, but as this is my blog, I feel a bit like following rules kind of defeats the purpose anyway. :)

I suppose there could always be exceptions where I do pass an award along, and I would be perfectly fine if the recipient didn't follow the "rules" either. So, thank you again to Amie and Borderlinegirl for the awards they gave me, and I have them proudly displayed on my "Awards" page if anyone wants to take a look at them. Thanks for reading!


  1. Hey girl! Congrats! That is so fun, I always wondered who the heck came up with these "awards" and how you get them... so a BIG thank you for thinking of me! YOU ROCK! :D

  2. Congrats, and THANK YOU! That is so sweet! Would you believe Retch gave this award to me too? LOL! I will just thank BOTH of you, and give you BOTH credit. :) Love your blog, keep em coming!

  3. @Kristen-You're welcome! I always enjoy your posts, especially since I just wish I was more artistic! You do great work, so keep it up! :)

    @Bio-You're welcome, too! You're just too cool, getting this award twice! I'm thrilled you love my blog, because I love yours and admire it/you very much, so you enjoying my blog just makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. :D

  4. I just went through your list and found some great new blogs, good group of sites!

  5. Thanks for the award :) and thanks for checking out my blog, I'm really glad you like it.

    I enjoy reading yours as well, keep up the good work!

  6. @Julie-Glad you found some good new reads from this! :)

    @Introvert-You're welcome! And thanks! You keep it up too! :)

  7. Dude, I'm terrified of bees too :S lol

  8. You have an adorable blog! I came across it because I am interested in finding 20 teens/ young adults who enjoy reading. I am an author releasing a book this spring and need bloggers to be part of a launch promotion. You can see the trailer of my book on youtube and learn more about me at my blog If you are interested in participating, please contact me through the "contact me" tab on my blog.

  9. Joan, babe, when you get back from your fabulous holiday, go check my post called oooooh SHINY. I left something for you there. And you better post lotsa pics of your vacation. :)

  10. Congratulations on your award! I love your little paint drawing! Very funny!! xxxxxxxx

  11. Woo I love getting awards. Congrats! :)

  12. I am ready for some more funny posts from you Joanna!

  13. Hi Joanna congrats on your award! I have a stylish blogger award for you in my blog. :)

  14. I'm with Julie! I keep checking for more of your posts and you must be busy or like have a life or something... although I've been spotting your recent comments on some of the blogs I'm following... so what's the deal Joanna?? I'm getting impatient... stop doing your homework and blog already... GAWD!!!