Here are the rules for this award:
1. Thank the person who nominated you.
The wonderful Courtney, author of The Good, The Bad and The Saggy awarded me with this honor and for that I am truly grateful. I write as much as I can, I know it is often a bit of a diatribe but I enjoy it to death and squeal with joy every time I press “publish”. When any of you comments it makes my day (if not week) – thank you Courtney for being so supportive and loving, so fun, honest and simply a wonderful friend.
2. There are no limits for how many fellow bloggers you can nominate.
Fibromy-Awesome: Mary talks about everything with wit, humor and plenty of insight. At the age of 9 Mary was diagnosed with fibromylagia/chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction syndrome. At the age of 12 her father died of cancer (on the toilet). The Cherry on top of the cake is that she was diagnosed with Lyme Disease a year ago. As she recuperates, Mary brings a smile to your life and makes it quiet clear that no matter your battle – you got to stay positive, or at least try to.
Elle’s Empire State: Fashion and all things beautiful with this classy lady allows you to live vicariously through her life in New York working for Vogue. Love everything about her.
Love Fed: Christina Ross has revolutionized how I think about food and opened my mind to all sorts of new recipes. She is a sheer delight to read and a stupendous entrepreneur in the world of Healthy meals, treats and snacks, with a large dollop of love and tenderness.
Literati: Wonderful Blog by the Events Manager of Belgravia Books in London. From book reviews, to essays, to commentaries – If you are interested in anything related to Art and Culture – this is your gal to read. It’s as Jimena says, “Thoughts on anything related to the written word” – and that, is quite a lot of magnificent things!
The Good, The Bad and The Saggy: The refreshing honesty and smoldering heart of this blog makes this a must read for everyone, no matter whether you are a parent or not. Every time I read this blog I walk away smiling or giggling – it brightens up my day, in every way.
3. Share some things about you but alphabetically just a word or two about you starting with each alphabet. (Or alternatively, just write the first word you think of)
B: Beluga (I love this word – sort of makes you want to shake your hips as you say it – give it a whiz, or actually, a shake…) I also heard that once my parents were given a tub of Beluga Caviar and ate it with my Godmother in the kitchen with spoons… I want to eat Beluga caviar by the spoon and say Beluga. Lots. I could sing “Baby Beluga” my children’s singer Raffi too… If you have children and don’t know about Raffi – tune in.
C: Cacahuates (Japoneses) – My favorite type of peanut, they have nothing to do with Mexico but they have marketed them as Japanese peanuts. Point is, they are divine. Oh and C makes me think of Cri-Cri, the wonderful singing cricket.
D: Danzon – such a beautiful film.
E: Eureka – A word that should be used so much more often. I like to say it (most often in my head).
F: Friends – I love my friends – I need to tell them that more often. I suppose we all do
G: Gargantuan – another word that sprung to mind that makes me smile.
H: Holly – my beautiful mama who is the best, in the whole entire world.
I: Inventor – what my husband to be is, quiet brilliant he is indeed..
J: Juan – my papasito de mi corazon.
K: Ketzela – Yiddish for little cat and the name of our Labrador as I was growing up. I miss her always, little Ketzela, she was like a little seal, so cozy and understanding. Then there is Kip – my friend Corie’s dog who we would put glasses on and film as we would narrate his “voice.” (If I find that tape I will put it on here…it is quite hilarious).
L: Lingo – I was going to say Love but then Lingo made me giggle…But “Lefse” a sort of sweet flat and warm bread with butter and sugar is a better “L” – mmmm getting hungry.
M: Mango – Mangos de Manile – the best thing, eaten on special “Pincha Mangos” that you buy in Mexico – basically a fork with a longer middle prong which you pinch into the Mango and allows you to eat it like a lollypop (after you peel it obviously)!
N: Nincompoop – what I feel like sometimes, such as now, that I had to sing the ABC’s in my head as I complete this.
O: “Oh What a Beautiful Morning! Oh What a Beautiful Day!… la te da da da da te da…Everything’s going my way…”
P: Pellicer is my surname. Not Pelliker, Pelliser, Pellicier or by any means, Pelikan.
Q: Qantas – they have big planes. I want to get in one.
R: Radio Days – one of my favourite Woody Allen films. I love watching it with my parents.
S: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious – Oh, Mary Poppins you naughty little minx. You made that word stick in my mind like glue, and there is nothing, nothing I can do about it.
T: Tri-lingual – that is what I am. This means I have an accent in every language – I am a child of the world (I say this half sarcastically, half seriously – this is what happens if one goes to an International School).
U: …are a trooper for reading this far and I love you for reading my blog.
V: Vewy vewy quiet…. we have to be vewy vewy quiet.
W: Wicked – not the musical the word. Wicked is such a deliciously wicked word. Love it.
X: Xochipili – my brother’s dog who passed away that I miss.
Y: Ya – actually spelled “ja” but sounds like “ya” – the yes that Norwegians say by inhaling… (try saying “ya” and inhaling at the same time. We Norwegians do this a lot. It is fantastic.
Z: Zeal – When you do something, do it with Zeal – give it all you’ve got.
Thank you for reading my blog! I welcome comments (they make my day) and love to hear from you out there!
Warmest of hugs,