Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Kreativ Blogger Award + Tag game

The super sweet Jessa, of Confessions of the Cupcake Countessa, awarded me with this awesome little treat several days ago. Now it's time for me to pass it forward, too!
The rules to follow when receiving this award (I personally won't be butt-hurt if you don't do them):
Link back to the person who gave you this award
Complete the form below
Award 10 other blogs and let them know in a comment or email
Share 7 random thoughts about yourself


This is pretty much impossible to decide on, but for now I'll pick "There Goes the Fear" by Doves. This is definitely one of my top fave songs of all time. 

Blue Bell Ice Cream in the flavor Banana Pudding. Any person that's ever had Blue Bell brand ice cream knows it puts Ben & Jerrys or Haagen-Daz to shame! I thought you could only get BB in Texas, but apparently it has been found in North Carolina (according to my mother-in-law & Chappie). 

Liars. Especially people that hit your car, drive off, and then lie about it. Y'all know what I'm talkin' about. lol

Pout and sigh. I really do. Alot. But I think I do it more around my husband because he sort of laughs at me for it. 

A sleeping one. We have three pets and my favorite one is my 5 year old cat who snuggles with me every night. He's the little spoon of course. Our dogs are cute, but not when they're peeing on the floor or chewing on my heels. 


Four years ago I would have said black hands down, because I was such a tom boy who only wore black band tees and ripped jeans, but nowadays I'd pick the white. There's not much black in my closet anymore, except for the necessary little black dresses.

Just one? I have plenty! I'm such a worry wort. I can't even fly in peace. But I'd say my biggest fear without a doubt is losing my mommy. Ugh, I don't even like saying that out loud, or typing it for that matter, and I realize that's such a morbid thing to say, but it is the scariest thing I could imagine. I don't ever want to picture my life without being able to see her face, receive her hugs or hear her voice on the other end....Hm...I'm gonna call her, stat!

I honestly don't wake up and say, "This is going to be a great day!" every day. Sometimes, yes, and I love when I wake up with that attitude. But majority of the time I just wake up, get dressed and go with the flow. I always start out with a prayer though, that no matter what my family, friends and I are all safe as we journey out for whatever that 24 hours has in store for us. 

An illusion? Haha, kidding. I know we all strive for perfection, be it in the way we look, or the hard work we put forth. I'm the same way. Perfection, by most folk's definition, is regarded only by the way we choose to deem something. 


Duh, Jersey Shore. *hangs head low*
found here
7 RANDOM THINGS ABOUT RONI....why did I just talk in third person?
1) Sometimes I randomly talk in third person
2) I'm close to 30 and every night I sleep with my Lotso Bear stuffed animal. What?! He smells like strawberries, and it's pretty much like sleeping with a body pillow. Don't judge me.
3) I LOVE pickles, but they make me get the under the skin pimples. You know those bad boys. They freakin' hurt and they suck!
4) I have a short temper. I mean it's pretty bad. But only my closest loved ones see it, unfortunately (isn't it always like that?). 
5) I have so much more patience with strangers, and I don't have much patience.
6) I enjoy buying things for my friends. I don't know why, but I love thoughtful, out of the blue gift giving. 
7) I'm lactose intolerant, but I still eat all the ice cream, cheese and dairy I want!...I just make sure there's a bathroom close by. I have no self control with cheese and ice cream. I will put myself through hell for it. 

WHO I GIVE THIS AWARD TO (in no particular order):
Jessa had a rule in selecting her Kreativ blogs, being that she selected individuals she had a genuine relationship with. I decided to do the same. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy all the blogs I read for various reasons, but these ladies not only have me glued to their interesting lives via their daily posts, but I consider them all a dear friend and a truly creative soul. I've enjoyed getting to know most of them (the ones I don't know in person) a lot through comments and side emails. :)
Thanks again, Jessa, for the sweet and thoughtful award. 

Now, on to the tagging game that the lovely Trice, of High Heels & Good Meals, included me in. I'm gonna try and answer some similar questions with different answers to keep y'all on your toes. ;) 
1. Post these rules.
2. You must post 11 random things about yourself
3. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post
4. Create 11 new questions for the people you tag to answer.
5. Go to their blog and tell them that you've tagged them.
6. No stuff in the tagging section about 'you are tagged if you are reading this' You have to tag 11 peeps.

l.  I eat more junk food than 'real' food. 
2. I cry from start to finish during the movie, "The Notebook". Yes, as soon as the old man comes on screen I'm bawling. I'm not even joking. 
3. I get asked if I'm Asian, Black & White, or a handful of ethnicities other than Mexican, almost every single day.
4.  My husband thought I was Asian for the first two months into our relationship. He only found out I wasn't when he cracked a joke that he thought I might be offended by and I didn't understand why he thought I would be.
5. Mikey and I are together because of the song, "Anyone Else But You", from the movie Juno. I can explain our relationship and how we 'came to be' in another post if y'all would like me to. 
6. I was terrified of going to college after getting out of the military, because I had been out of school for so long...I've been in school for a year now and I've gotten all A's but one. :D
7.  I'm obsessed with British pop music. The Smiths, The Cure...drool.
8. My first super nice and expensive dress was bought for me by Mikey on our 5th month (dating) anniversary dinner date. It was from French Connection and I'll never forget the total at the register: $268. No one had ever bought me anything like that before. He loves me. :)
9. I've kept a journal since I was knee high to a duck, but here lately, since I started blogging, I've sort of abandoned my little guy. I need to pick it up and write it again. Journals need love, too!
10. I'm a proud veteran. 
11. I hate to cook. HATE.

1.) What is one goal you'd like to accomplish this year? I know I might just be kidding myself, but I'd like to try and beat procrastination with my school assignments! I was absolutely terrible last year, and fell victim to procrastination weekly.
2.) What is your guilty pleasure? Other than Jersey Shore, umm...all trash reality tv shows! My most recent addiction is Love Games on Oxygen. 
3.) If you could go anywhere in the world for the weekend, all expenses paid, where would it be? I want more than anything to go back to Curacao in the Netherland Antilles. I had the time of my life there in 2005.
4.) If you were stuck on an island and could only bring 2 things, what would they be? An endless supply of Laffy Taffys and Mikey. 
5.) Give or Receive? Give. And that's the honest to God truth. But derp, I still enjoy receiving. ;)
6.) What's the last song you listened to? Whatever is the last song on the Flaming Lips album, The Soft Bulletin. One of the best albums of all time.
7.) What is your favorite pair of shoes and why? My pink Swedish Hasbeens! They add the perfect amount of girly and sass to any outfit! I can't believe I debated for so long on whether or not I should purchase them. 
8.) Who is your celebrity crush? Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Mikey cracks me up, because he says he doesn't mind that I crush on JG-L since apparently Mikey thinks they look alike. haha
Mr. Gordon-Levitt's pic found here
9.) Do you plan on making dinner or eating out tonight? I never make dinner. That's not an exaggeration. I told y'all that I hate cooking. We had sushi for dinner.
10.) Did you speak to the Lord today? Everyday! 
11.) Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Hopefully God has blessed Mikey and I with babies by then. It's been my dream my whole life to be a mom. I just think that there's a reason why He hasn't felt that I need to be one just yet. Who knows what I'm destined to accomplish between now and then, I'm just thankful for all the experience and life lessons I'm picking up along the way to share with my future monsters. :)

1. Who has been the most inspirational person in your life thus far (in terms of someone you actually know)?
2. Are there any famous people (actors, philosophers, poets, artists, ect.) that inspire you?
3. Who is your number one style muse?
4. Where have you lived? List all the states or countries. 
5. Why did you decide to blog?
6. Do you feel you connect more with your blog friends, or do you have a nice group of friends that share your same interests in your current hometown?
7. What's your favorite ice cream?
8. Fashion or comfort? I'm purposely leaving "or both" out of this. (I love this question, hehe)
9. Your ideal Friday night consists of.....?
10. You hold the door open for someone and they neglect to thank you. What do you do/say?
11. What's your favorite childhood tale/fable/story, etc.? 

Okay, so I'm gonna change things up a bit right here. If ANY of you want to answer my little questions up there then go ahead and leave it in the comments! I'd love that. OR if you want to do the whole post for this game on your blog by writing all the random facts about yourself + answering my questions, then by all means go for it! Just let me know to check it out on your page when you've done it. I technically didn't just break rule #6 for this game since I didn't say that whomever is reading this has to do it. Only if y'all want to. K. 
I look forward to your answers and further getting to know you all! Even the people I already know IRL (in real life).  :)



  1. These were great Roni! You should just stick this in your about me section as it sums up a lot! hehe No wonder it took you so long to post this as I think all the questions/answers could be turned into a small novel about you! =D I love the teddy bear! I don't judge... I slept with a seal that I had forever until Gage ate him! =S

    I'll choose the Why did you start blogging for $500 please! Oops... wrong game.

    I started blogging to help promote my vintage shops! Oh the irony... I think tomorrow is the first shop post I've ever done! FAIL! Haha

    Love & Lollies... Jessa

    Confessions of the Cupcake Countessa

  2. I LOVE your favorite song!! I need to listen to more Doves!

  3. Jessa,
    Haha I think I might just link it in my About Me! I do have some pretty random and in depth insight to 'who' I am. :)
    LOL @ your seal story!! Sorry. hahaha My hubby actually bought me this big Lotso Bear (from Toy Story 3) doll for Christmas and I cuddle with it more than I do him! Mikey will be trying to hold me and Lotso will be in between us!! Mikey's like, "No way, move that bear!"
    Vintage shops, you say??? Ooooh that's music to my ears! I'm really excited to check that out! I love vintage!

    Doves rules, and that song is probably the best song ever recorded!

  4. Roni! I'm gonna kill you! This is a TON of stuff to do! lol Bek, you're next! hahah

  5. LOL Jen!!!
    You only have to do the first one (the Kreativ Award one). But feel free to leave any answers to the questions in the second part. Even though I've known you for almost a decade, there's still random little tidbits I don't know, but would love to. :)

  6. Aww thanks for tagging me in the first one...I finally just finished answering all of the questions!!..................AND OMG I JUST SAW THE PICTURES, OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG lmao, wow! I was better off not remembering some of that hahaha.

  7. No problem, Ash! I love your blog and I'll eventually get around to doing some more share posts where I talk about some of my fave blogs and why. Of course I'll include your new baby. :)
    And LMAO @ your comment from the pics.

  8. Well, I just finished mine. So, read away. And answer away. hehe

  9. Aaw thanks! Will get round to answering the questions soon! Although I might just post the answers here if it's okay, FOR YOUR EYES ONLY BABY. Or something like that. Toodle-oo!

  10. Kirsten,
    Posting your answers here would totally be ok! :)

  11. Aww thanks!! I appreciate that!! I would love to see your share post so I can learn about some new blogs too!! :):)...........and I will continue to beg you to do a shoe post!! LoL.....Oh did you ever upload our lita vid?? LoL

  12. OMG, the purpose of me coming over here was to tag you in the same game! WTH? LOL! Well, FYI you've been tagged (again)! Sorry. I will have to stop by and get my fix after I tag everyone, LOL! Thx for tagging me! =o)

    With Class & Sass,

  13. Ok, after reading your post...1)I want to see this dress Mikey bought 2)If your crush is the guy from that dream movie (can't remember what its called) ummm I could work with that. He was very charming and dashing to me in that movie. 3)I was cracking up about what you'd take to the island. I said I'd take Chris & also Tangy Mike N' Ikes. 4) BB ice cream is amazing!!! I've had it in AZ and I believe in CO too.

  14. Ash,
    OMG I haven't uploaded it yet! Don't smack me, I realize that's a major fail on my part, since I was supposed to have done it weeks ago! I WILL get to it.

    LOL great minds think alike! Or we just got tagged at the same time. ;)
    1) I will post a picture of that great ol' dress he bought me. I've worn it a few times, but not within the last two+ years as it's a bit big on me now. The dress was purchased prior to me having started running.
    2) Yeah Joseph Gordon-Levitt was in Inception. He didn't have a huge role in it, but he looked c-u-t-e! As usual. ;) LOL
    3) hahaha gotta have the boy AND some tasty treats on a deserted island!
    4) I didn't know BB ice cream was available outside of the south! That's amazing that it's in AZ & CO! Good to know, if I ever find myself in either of those states.

  15. Ok so hubby does resemble the celeb crush! Lucky you! Thanks for participating in the tag! I had to chime in on some of your questions: I absolutely love how the Kardasians dress, I would probably choose fashion over comfort most days, I love Breyers Chocolate Chip cookie dough ice cream, as far as my fashion interests I am definitely more connected to my blogging buddies, and if I held the door open for someone and they didn't have the courtesy to say thanks, I'd probably say "you're welcome!!!" loud enough for them to hear me then shoot them a smile and keep the party moving'! Lol

  16. Trice,
    I just told my hubby what you said and he was like, "OH, I like her." hahaha! You just contributed to making his head b i g g e r. :)
    Fashion over comfort is definitely my mantra, too!
    I'm definitely more connected with my blogging friends these days, but I still have a couple real life BFFs that call me almost everyday, and of course that's super amazing and I love those friendships. I just wish they lived closeby...same thing goes for my close blogger friends. I wish y'all were here too!
    And I'd say the exact same thing with the holding the door question!!! In fact, that's what I HAVE said when it happens to me. It's happened a few times, which is a few times too many. I can't stand people that don't have manners.
    Thanks for answering the questions! And I had fun playing the game. :))

  17. Dear sweet Roni, I've missed your quirkiness on facebook, so I decided to stalk your blog. I'm lactose intolerant, too! But that doesn't stop me from going to town on a brick of cheese or an entire pint of ben and jerry's. We have BB up here, at our commissary, but James and I can never agree on a flavor and those suckers are huge. I'd eat an entire gallon, in one sitting, by myself. Maybe someday we'll be able to share some ice cream.
    James talks about curacao all the time. He loved being there. ;)
    And, I'd love to hear the story of how you and mikey became the Eulo's.
    <3, Linds

  18. Dear sweet Linds,
    I MISS YOU, TOO!! You're one of the few that I really miss on FB. OMG I received an email from the polar plunge thing you did and I couldn't find your picture anywhere, but then again there were like thousands of pictures and I looked through the first hundred and gave up. :/ BUT Mikey showed me where you posted the one of y'all on your page and I LOVED it!
    I hope to share a pint (errr gallon) of ice cream with you too, someday. Maybe the Lunas and the Eulos can do a double date vacay to Curacao! It'll be part II, the married edition!


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