Sunshine Award 2014

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About a month ago, I was nominated for my second Sunshine Award by the lovely Alys on Glipho! She’s an awesome 16-year-old blogger who loves written word. Check out her book reviews and word blog!
The rules for the Sunshine Award:

– Use the logo in your post
– Link to whoever nominated you
– Write ten facts about yourself
– Nominate ten fellow bloggers “who positively and creatively inspire – others in the blogsphere.”


So here are ten random facts about me:

1. My dream, after graduating from Hofstra University, is to work at E! News as a reporter.

2. I’ve recently discovered that I have over 80 hours of music on my Spotify profile.

3. I’ve become obsessed with costume jewelry over the years, specifically rings and necklaces.

4. I plan to have my license by the end of 2014.

5. I really want to see Capital Cities live in concert.

6. I hate the fact that I’m not old enough to go to half of the concerts in NYC. (Only one more year until I’m 21!)

7. This year, I got over my fear of approaching strangers for interviews.

8. I really want a tablet as my graduation gift in December (hint, hint, nudge, nudge).

9. I’m not ashamed to say that I’m a 20-year-old who is obsessed with the French produced Nickelodeon animated series Rabbids Invasion.

10. I’m really stoked to be nominated for this award again!

I hereby nominate:

– Emi Feldman (Beautiful Recovery Today)

– Sam Manzella (The Life and Times of Sam)

– Maria Nichol (Heart of Glass Music)

– Anna Joltaya (A Different Viewpoint)

– Amissa (Moved By the Volume)

– Autumn McLeod (Autumn’s Nation)

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– Myrna Minx (The Spinsterhood Diaries)

– Amanda Lynn (Opening the Closed Door)


For more facts about me, check out my first Sunshine Award nomination post!

One Lovely Blog Award

lovely blogI’ve been nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award by The Love Hawk on Glipho, another site I share my posts on. Thanks so much! It means a lot to me, especially since I’ve only been on Glipho for two months.

She blogs love advice, so those of you ladies who are looking for help in the romance department, check her out!

Here are the rules of the award:

– Add the “One Lovely Blog Award” image to your post
– Share 7 things about you
– Pass the award to seven nominees
– Thank the person who nominated you
– Inform the nominees by posting on their blogs

So, here are seven things about me:

1. My favorite color is yellow.

2. I am bilingual. I speak Spanish as a second language because I grew up with my Panamanian mom and aunt speaking Spanish around me since I was born.

3. I also want to learn Italian and Portuguese.

4. I really want to visit the Bridge of Sighs in Italy, because as the myth goes, if you kiss someone underneath the bridge you’ll love that person forever.

5. As you can tell from number four, I’m a hopeless romantic.

6. I’m a music junkie. I know so many songs that I have several accounts on different music streaming sites to store them on.

7. I love to write. As an aspiring journalist, I intend to make a living off of writing about celebs and the entertainment world.

I hope you had fun getting to know me!

Here are my nominations:






Steve Larham


Can’t wait to see your seven facts!

I’ve Been Nominated for a Liebster Award!


The very kind Eleanor Croy nominated me for a Liebster Award. She’s pretty cool. Check out her blog:

So apparently I have to answer these questions. I’m not sure how creative my answers are supposed to be but here we go!

1.  What is the answer to the great question of Life, the Universe, and Everything?

GOD. Really, though. Without Him I would be nothing.

2.  In your opinion, is the climbing hydrangea or the bougainvillea more evil?

The bougainvillea for sure. That thing has thorns! Imagine walking through a very narrow passageway and having to brush against those vines. Scrapes and cuts everywhere!

3.  Can you hula-hoop?

Yes, I can. Haven’t hula-hooped in a while, though.

4.  Even if you could hula-hoop, why the heck would you want to?

It’s great exercise and its a lot of fun!

5.  What’s the magic word?


6.  Rock, paper, scissors, lizard, or Spock?

Scissors. I like to cut things into cool shapes.

7.  What sort of punishment should a blogger be subjected to, who recycles his or her old ideas and just hopes against hope that no one will notice?

Hmm. This is a tough one. Spam, maybe?

8.  If I gave you a bucket of water balloons and let you loose, who would you splosh first, and why?

Mike D, only because I know he’d go along with it!

9.  What is the first thing that pops into your head when you cross your eyes, stick out your tongue, and hop up and down on one foot?

Embarrassment and insanity.

10.  What is your superpower?

Ability to perceive things about people, even people that I’ve only known for a couple of hours. One time I ran into an old friend on the bus and she introduced me to one of her classmates. I realized immediately that he wanted to be more than just her friend by watching them and listening to the things he said to her. Some of my friends actually hate that about me.

11.  Do you have a secret identity?

If by secret identity you mean nom de plume then yes. I have two of them actually. I’ve told a few people about one of them but it was a long time ago. I’m sure they’ve already forgotten it.

And now, for the passing on of this Liebster Award, here are my 11 nominations: (in no particular order)

Emi Feldman:


Amber Qalagari Ugi:

John Patrick Byrne:


Mai Harris:


Amanda Lynn:

Gabbi Goon:


Maaher Sayeed:

I’d love to see your answers to these questions! Thanks again Eleanor Croy!