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Phonotography and Blog Awards - Ramblings and Photos

September 02, 2010
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Phonotography and Blog Awards
I’m back at the airport, catching up on my blog reading and thought I’d take a break to share a “phontograph” and recognize a few bloggers who have given me awards in the past couple of days. As I’ve mentioned before, I am severely behind on my blogging (the reading in moreso than the posting end) – I’ve decided that the only way I can catch up is by visiting those who have left me comments first. I should be back to my regular visiting self soon. 

I took this photo on my Blackberry while hanging out at the airport. I then used Poladroid to give it a little personality. As you can tell…the airport was a tad bit empty at the time I took the shot.
Airport Photo

While I’m on “Phontography,” let me thank Anika Toro for the “I Heart Blog Award.” I met Anika a couple of months ago when she invited me to start participating in the ACoLab. She inspires me to stretch myself – I always find that when I shoot for the ACoLab themes, that I shoot with a slightly different eye than my typical work. She has recently started this Phontography meme with the idea that as long as you have a camera, including (and especially) your camera phone…you can be a photographer. When I saw this meme, I immediately though of my friend Joanna.
Speaking of Joanna…I must thank her for giving me the “Chupacabra Award for Excellence.” If you haven’t checked out her blog RMONTALBAN….you really must add it to your list. She has the funniest way of telling a story through her endless number of photos that she takes around town. I always know that I can expect a good laugh when I visit her blog. For example, look at this post on the history of the Chupacabra - I mean…who else do you know that would go through that level of detail. Amazing!
Then, of course, I must thank Joy at Joy’s Laughter for a few awards including the award above as well as the “Beautiful Blog Award,” and the “Blogger Buddy Award.” 

From this point…it appears as if I’ve been tagged to answer a series of questions. This first set goes out to Megan at A Ruffle in Time:  

1. what is one thing you just can not stand? I have an incredible level of tolerance…so I can tolerate a lot. However, I find “dipping” to be incredibly gross – since I know my Mother-in-Law is reading…I should qualify that statement with “John and Gene know I think this is disgusting!” 

2. if you could go back to your childhood, what cartoon or t.v. show would you pick to be your all-time favorite? Good question! The first thing that comes to mind is Mr. Rogers but I’m not sure if I would choose that as my all time favorite. What about Fraggle Rock?

3. whats something you do or have done that would surprise a lot of people? I’m not sure that much would surprise anyone…I’m pretty transparent and share a lot about myself on this blog. For those of you that don’t know, I have a psychology degree and administer personality assessments as part of my job. 

4. do you believe in ghosts? I believe in spirits…and I’m too scardy cat to say I don’t believe! 

5. when you go into a store whats your weakness, something you just can’t help yourself from buying more of? I actually think I have a lot of self control. Where I go wrong is “home shows.” I will almost avoid certain home shows because I feel like I have to buy something.  

6. what is the funniest story you have on your significant other? When I’m not in the moment, it’s hard for me to think about some of the funny stuff he does. However, one of my favorite stories to tell about him goes back to a trip in Las Vegas. We’d gone to a nightclub and he might have had a few too many shots of tequila. When it was time to go, he kept saying “Hey Baby” in this really suave voice and putting his arm around me. I made fun of him for days over it. I guess you had to be there. 

7. if you could go back and relive one day of your life, which day would you choose? I’d love to relive our wedding day all over again, except I would like it to be 10 degrees warmer. 

This next set of questions goes out to Jeska at Living Our Love Song: 

1. If you could offer a newborn child just one piece of advice, what would it be? Keep life as simple as it is right now. 

2. What are two goals for next year (2011)? I probably need to establish some goals…right now my main goal is to keep growing as a photographer. My other goal should be to have a goal. 

3. What is your best childhood memory? What makes it so special? These questions are tough! I had a wonderful childhood…I really did. I remember playing “duck, duck, goose” in the front yard. Except, my mom never used “duck, duck…” she always threw in random words and we would all giggle as she ran around the circle. Of course, I fully plan to follow that trend as a parent.  

4. If the average human life span were 40 years old, how would you live your life differently? Holy Cow! I don’t think I’d be so worried about eating so healthy, but I would enjoy every moment I could with my family.  

5. What’s your best moment of the year (2010)? 2010 has been a good year – it’s been my year as a newly wed. Is it dorky for me to say that blogging has been my best moment? I’ve met so many wonderful people through this blog world. My initial goal was to re-spark my creative spirit – mission accomplished. 

6. Who inspires you the most? That’s a long list!  

7. What activities make you lose track of time? Blogging. 

8. If you could do anything, or wish for anything that would come true, what would it be? I’d love to travel to Europe – we talk about it all the time and can’t seem to find a good time to go.  

Finally, let me give a shout out to the Caterpillar Family who also tagged me in some questions – as it turns out…many of her questions were the same as the questions above. I think that should do it for blog awards and being tagged. If I missed one, just let me know and I’ll be sure to add it in there. In the meantime, I’ll go back to returning emails/comments for a little while longer before I jump on an airplane. Have a great night!


    Congrats on your awards! :)

    This week is crazy for me as well, being the first full week back to school for both kids –at two different (new) schools!

    congrats on your awards. you deserve it your awesome at blogging and great at commenting :-) I got your great idea about keeping up with challenges just to have a link on my page :-)

    congrats on all your awards! hope you have a safe trip! I love that you picked Fraggle Rock as one of your fav cartoons! I used to love that one too! Actually, we recently bought some updated dvd versions of the show for my daughter!

    gasp! fraggle rock!!! used to love that! aaahhh…childhood!

    Wow congrats :-)

    The photo you took on the blackberry is a great one, I love the style of these airport chairs they are Eames chairs and classics. You can’t go wrong with a Eames chair can you!

    Thank you so much for your kind words, really glad you hooked up with me and recommended me to Anika. I am so glad that you like my blog, it is always great to hear that it makes you smile and laugh. XO

    LOVE Fraggle Rock!!

    I love Fraggle Rock. Hope you got some rest. Have a good rest of your week.

    Congrats on your awards! I do love reading your answers to those random questions & learning a bit more about you!

    My friends and I were just talking about Fraggle Rock this past weekend, she actually had an old VHS and played it for our friends daughter….she wasn’t too interested

    Congratulations on all the awards, and sharing a bit more info about you.

    PS I still play duck duck goose with my grand child NOW!!

    Thanks for doing the tag ;) I know you’re a busy bee! Congrats on your awards!

    Congrats on the awesome awards! You rock my socks off as usual.

    Cool airport shot!! And congrats on all of the awards! I’m with you on losing track of time while blogging! I swear I sit down and say “I’m just gonna take 5 minute to skim through everyone’s posts” but before I know it an hour has gone by and I’m working on a post of my own. Ha ha.

    I want my personality assessed! How cool.

    Congrats on all of the well-deserved awards! Have a safe trip home!

    i love Q and As with bloggers i read. keep them coming!!

    Hope you have a safe trip back, that’s awesome on all the awards you got you should make a page to show them so people know how great you are :)

    congrats on those awards!! The same happens to me, sometimes i’m so busy i don’t have the time to catch up with all the lovely blogs so in the end i check out first the ones of those who have left me a comment, and then find out i don’t have the time to go on with the rest. But oh well.
    I like poladroid too. Sure makes some art :)

    hope you have a lovely day!

    Hi Ashley!
    I am also behind on anything related to the internet as I have not had it all day today and most of yesterday! I just went to link you up but saw your post was already there!

    Your submission is great!! I love it. Something about the way it’s formatted has a perfect timeless airport feel…great shot!! Thanks for posting it up. Have a good night!