My Stylish Blogging Award
I accept this award on behalf of every nameless, faceless woman…ooops, scratch that, that was Halle Berry’s Oscar speech. I got a bit carried away. It’s my first webby award, so I do want to thank my dear friend, the lovely HELENE of THE LUXE CHRONICLES for nominating me for this “prestigious” STYLISH BLOGGING AWARD. Now I have to reveal seven previously unknown facts about myself.
1. I was a cheerleader from elementary through high school (cue: laugh track). However, contrary to the hideous ways in which Hollywood has portrayed cheerleaders in their silly cheerleader movies, the girls on my UCA championship squad (yay!) were not mean girls. In fact, they were some of the smartest and sweetest girls in school, and some of the best athletes. There. I said it. I believe that cheerleaders are conditioned athletes and should be treated as such, afterall, you try jumping four feet into the air for an extended toe touch or perform an intricate tumbling pass without being in top shape and tell me that you don’t agree.
2. I collect vintage fashion magazines and one of the first fashion magazines that I ever saved (and still have) is a 1985 Vogue magazine featuring Shari Belanfonte.
3. I took a speed reading class when I was in 7th grade and the techniques I learned have come in handy over the years and allow me to remember sometimes minute details that I otherwise would not.
4. I love to travel, and if I had Oprah money, I would spend 6 months a year on the road exploring and learning about other countries and cultures.
5. I secretly wish that I could be a UN Global Ambassador, and while I understand why those positions are reserved for high-profile celebrities who can use their celebrity to bring attention to the various causes around the world, I still feel that passionate non-celebrities should be given the same opportunity.
6. I am a girly girl 1000%, but I am extremely proud to have a high sports IQ. I love that my Hubby and his friends don’t treat me like a wallflower and actually ask for and respect my opinions on all matters NBA, NFL and NCAA.
7. I’ve never wanted to be an actor, but there is one film, Chicago and one TV show, Alias, that I would have paid money to be in. If J.J. Abrams ever decides to make the Alias movie, I’m auditioning. I could play the villain blogger who reveals all of Sydney Bristow’s family secrets…so, call me J.J.
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