Saturday, March 14, 2009

Fabulous? Marvellous!

I was equal parts humbled, flattered, delighted, grateful and tickled when I found out that Ann-Kat of Today, I Read honoured me with this recognition. Thank you very much, my dear. It’s very kind of you to remember me.

In accepting this award, I should do the following:

1. List 5 of my addictions (books and reading don’t count)

2. Give this award to 5 other bloggers

My addictions

1. Bags, bags and more bags

I like them in all their guises. Notice I say “like” and not “buy” … and thank goodness for that! I just enjoy looking at them and checking out the current trends. I do have my preferences in terms of colours, designs and brands, and when I see one that fulfils all these requirements, I find it hard to resist, I’m afraid. Lately, I’m hooked on those recycling/green tote bags … you know, those that you bring with you to the grocers or shopping so that you won’t have to use plastic bags – I’ve got quite a stash of them. My defence is “hey, I’m helping to save the environment!” I’m sad, I know. And to close this topic, I’ll leave you with hubby’s frequently-heard groan – “Not another bag, is it?"

2. Bookmarks … the unusual ones

I have quite a collection of unusual bookmarks. What I mean by unusual is anything other than the printed paper variety. Every time I travel, instead of buying magnets, keychains, t-shirts, postcards (etc.), I’ll search for bookmarks. I should put up my collection on Flikr … one day.

3. Chocolates … the darker, the better

Yes, dark chocolates. Sinful, rich, pure bliss. What more can I say?

4. Crafting and craft supplies

I enjoy making things with my hands. However, I’m not the adventurous crafter who wants to try every craft. I stick to what I like – crochet, cross-stitching, glass painting, origami. And I go a little crazy whenever I step into a craft store – it seems everywhere I look, there’s something begging to be bought. For the health of my bank account, I limit my shopping trip to once every two to three months.

5. Coffee

I like them all, but my favourites are cappuccino and Starbucks’s Iced Mocha. When I was working, I used to drink 4 to 5 cups a day, but have now cut back to 1 cup a day. I can drink coffee just before bedtime and still sleep soundly afterwards. I’d be miserable if I hadn’t had my coffee for the day.

The 5 bloggers I give this award to:

(I'm picking those who haven’t got it yet)

1. Brandy of BookMom

2. Christine of The Happily Ever After

3. Frances of Frances Writes

4. KristieJ of Ramblings On Romance, etc.

5. Taja of Books & Games

Let’s see your addictions, ladies.


Brandy said...

Awww, thanks for the award. I don't know if I have five addictions besides books! *G* I may have to ask hubs! *G*
Again, thanks. And isn't dark chocolate YUMMY? *G*

Christine said...

Thank you so much, Jace! :)

Books are definitely my biggest addiction. How unfair that I can't name that one! LOL!

Anonymous said...

Jace, thank you very much for the award!

And I too have to say: how unfair that books are out. *g*

I have to see which addictions I discover. Well, chocolate is one, for sure, so I only need four more. LOL

Kristie (J) said...

Awwwwww from me too!! Thank you! I'm glad you enjoy my ramblings - odd as they are sometimes. And it is hard to think of other addictions - books are just so all consuming to me :)

Jace said...

Ladies, you're welcome. :) You all deserve this award and I'm so pleased to give it to you.

The reason why "books and reading" aren't to be counted as one of your addictions ... well, those are RATHER obvious, aren't they? LOL I think those would appear on every list if they were allowed. :D