Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Beautiful Blogger Award

Al over at Publish or Perish and Old Kitty at Ten lives and second chances bestowed me with this wonderful award.
Thank you so much Al. Thank you Old Kitty.

The rules to the award are: link to the person/persons who graciously nominated me for this award; share seven interesting things about oneself; and nominate seven beautiful bloggers.

After reading all the wonderful and interesting things some of you have shared I find myself wanting and rather boring. I trawled the depths of memory to find seven things that could be considered interesting.


1. A professional photographer decided I was a photogenic child. He took a beautiful photo of me and tried to convince the parents to allow me model for an advertisement/model agency he was with. My parents though thrilled would not agree. This photographer, called once a year while we lived in NY and continued to snap his camera in my direction. The parents never changed their minds though. I have two or three of those photos but I think the majority are in a lost/misplaced family album. Just think,I might have been the next Shirley Temple. Well a girl can dream can't she! :)

2. While attending grade school in Chicago there was a charity drive. The object was to collect soap for Africa. So off I went, knocking from door to door. It turns out, I collected the most soap in the whole Chicago area. This accomplishment rendered me an interview on the radio. The parents allowed this foray into the public eye. My fifteen minutes of fame!

3. I crossed the Atlantic six times by the time I was sixteen. My first journey was by sea. The rest by air.

4. After seeing someone on television running on a barrel down a river or on a lake, I decided to give it a try. Taking a barrel out on the lake I tried to stay upright as I turned it under my feet. I was quite good at it too, until I fell into the lake that is. This meant I had to go to my best friend's house to dry my clothes before I could go home. Parents don't need to know everything.
Harold Llyod or Charlie Chaplin had nothing on me!!

5. When I worked in Dublin, I was an elected union representative. My first AGM was held in the Shelbourne Hotel where I gave a five minute speech.
I was a nervous wreck. The audience included a number of government ministers, one of which was the Minister of Finance. No I am not going to tell you which one! I have no intention of putting years on myself!

6. I was involved in fund raising to bring children from Northern Ireland on holidays to the south. I also chaperoned the groups of children.

7. Now here is something that will surprise any of you who have been reading my blog for any length of time. I got my driving license on my very first attempt! I know, I am still in shock!and no there was no brown envelope involved.

Time to pass the baton onto seven Beautiful Bloggers.
Looking forward to reading the interesting doings in your lives.

1. From My Kitchen Table
2. Sort of writing
3. Crystal Jigsaw
4. Jane obsessed with Jane
5. The Streaming Now
6. Tales of Extraordinary Ordinariness
7. Substitute Teacher’s Saga


Karen Walker said...

I do like these award thingies where we find out interesting things about the blogger. You're still photogenic, Ann.

Susannah said...

Thanks very much Ann, much appreciated! :-)

Now I really must rack my brains for something interesting about myself, so I can do a post on this (and the honest scrap one you so kindly gave me!)

I keep hoping that given time, I will remember all these scintilating things about myself that must have just slipped my memory! lol

Thanks again Ann. :-)

Theresa Milstein said...

Thanks, Ann! I'll check out the other blogs.

It was nice to learn all of these interesting facts about you - especially that you could've been a chid star! My daughter has been called Shirley Temple, but nobody has stalked her with a camera.

Jane Travers said...

Thanks Ann!

I'm well chuffed, but I'll have to let this percolate in my poor brain for a couple of days while I try to think of seven interesting things about me. Don't think I have any left, certainly not as interesting as yours!

Brigid said...

Thanks Ann, I am really impressed with your driving test success and the soap collecting.
I will really have to think very hard about this one.

Old Kitty said...

Oh Ann!!!

This is excellent stuff about yourself! I'm still in awe about the photographer and you getting all interviewed - wow!!!

And well done you for being a union rep and doing that public speaking - but then you come across as very brave and daring - the barrell on the lake and collecting all that soap... need I say more?!?!!? Yay!!!

And of course you passed your driver's test first time!


Thank you for sharing you very interesting poet you!

Take care

Faith E. Hough said...

Very cool! You have a lovely blog. :)

Barbara Scully said...

Hiya Ann and thanks a mill for the Award - it looks like a posh kind of award... nice!

Loved reading your interesting bits and knew none of them. Like everyone will have to wrack my brains on this one!

Niki said...

Great list Ann. Love the barrel one! :o)

KarenG said...

And you truly are a beautiful blogger! Congratulations on yet another award to add to your collection!

Jackee said...

LOL! Congrats on the awards and it was great getting to know you!

Ann said...

Thank you all for your very lovely comments. I am very grateful to you all. I must say though that compared to the interesting things I have learned about all of you, I feel my little list is very much wanting. I really must get out and about and do some interesting things! Like ride a camel or something????!!!LOL

Talli Roland said...

Congrats on the award! Great things to know about you!

jinksy said...

Kudos goes to anyone who passes their driving test first time! I never even had the urge to learn, but both my kids couldn't wait, and both are great drivers - obviously, no thanks to me!

Plain Jane said...

I think this is my favorite blog award thingy. On blogs you see only one part of a person, but the rules to this blog allow for a much more vivid image of the person. I now see you differently than I did before. Love your seven.

Susan Fields said...

Congrats on your award - you had a very exciting childhood!

Ann said...

Faith, I am delighted you enjoyed my blog. Thanks for stopping and commenting.

Talli, thanks for stopping by. As you can see I had to go way back to find anything interesting!

Jinsky, I passed the test first go which was a shock to me and all who knew me!

Jane, Oh my...you see me differently...is that a good thing???

Susan, Thank you for stopping by. Exciting childhood emmm, I never thought of it as exciting.

Jen said...

Congratulations on your awesome award!!!!

Wow crossing the atlantic six times?! That's crazy awesome!!

I've never been to Dublin so hearing you worked there makes me super jealous, LOL!

Dave King said...

The award is richly deserved, the blog is well presented and the content absorbing. Excellent.

Ann said...

Hi Jen, Thanks for stopping by. Dublin is a wonderful city, but then I am bias!

Hi Dave, Thank you for stopping by and for your very generous comment.