Friday, April 20, 2012

Versatile Blogger Award

Thanks to Barb from Turtles and Tails for nominating me for a Versatile Blogger award.


I really appreciate the nomination and the motivation since I haven't blogged in over a month.  I've been a lacking in motivation lately and I hate admitting it.
Thanks Barb!  Barb and I know each other outside of the Blog world, we work together.  I have really enjoyed getting to know another side of Barb through her blog.  She is creative, talented and funny!  I love her writing style.  Without a doubt my favourite posts of Barb's include her fur babies Chloe and Sasha.

I'm nominating ...

Proper Prim - I love Deb's posts about her grand daughter Mya
Apple Box Boutique - Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Stockist
Aqua Seventy 6 - Check out Yvette's Etsy shop
Cherry Street Cottage - Jessica is going to be a Mom soon, I love her Bernese Mountain Dogs!
Serendipitous Home - I am in love with Sandra's home and style

Ok 7 things about me ...
  1. I taught disco dancing at a health club when I was 18.
  2. When I was in high school I had a ski membership at Horseshoe Valley resort, every weekend I would get up at dark-thirty to catch the first bus in front of my house and take it to the local subway station where I would catch a grey hound bus and take it to the resort, just so I could ski.  I would do this both Saturday and Sunday every weekend of the winter.
  3. I had a summer job working at a Baldwin Piano store in Scarborough.  I was filling in for Lawrence Gowan who was taking time off to tour with his first band,  Rhinegold.  No, I never  met him in person. 
  4. In 1997 my girlfriend Cyndi and I were asked to join a Bar Pool League in Mississauga, the team that recruited us needed "beginners".  We were told there was a good chance we could go to Vegas for free.  Our team won the local finals 2 years in a row so we went to the Vegas tournament.  What a great time!  If I remember correctly the 2nd year in Vegas we were voted friendliest team ... kinda like Miss Congeniality.
  5. I might regret sharing this one, my dad's nick name for me when I was little was Dopey Jopey. I was a very naive little girl and a little unsure of myself (maybe it was those round pink glasses they made me wear).   I shared this nick name with my friend Cyndi after a few cocktails once and she has called me DJ ever since.
  6. I went to a special high school for Vocational Arts, it was 2 credits in grades 9 and 10 and 4 credits for 11 and 12.  I didn't continue with the program for grades 11 and 12 since I really wasn't sure if I wanted a career in the Arts. 
  7. I was very athletic and competitive when I was younger.  I was a figure skater when I was in school, I even went back to it in 97 when I joined an adult Precision Skating Team.  I also played in a lot of racquet ball tournaments in the 80's, my mother was my doubles partner.
Thanks Barb from Turtles and Tails again for nominating me.

If you were nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award, here are the rules:

  1. Thank the person that gave you the award in a blog post.
  2. Include a link to their blog.
  3. Pass the award on to 5 bloggers you follow. (it was 15 but I reduced it to 5 to take a little less time)
  4. Include 7 random things about yourself in your post.
  5. Notify your nominees by leaving a comment on their blog.

4 comments:

Serendipitous Home said...

Oh Jo!
Thank you for such nice words!
You are so sweet to include me. I look forward to participating when I get the next chance.

Sandra

Yvette @ AquaSeventy6 said...

Thanks for the nomination! :)

Jessica said...

I second Yvette, thanks for the nomination!

Barb said...

Awww, you're sweet. And I learned so much about you. I didn't know you were such an athlete!