It’s been a long time since I have received a blog award. I was just thinking the other day that it would be fun to participate in one again and lo and behold, I was nominated for two Versatile Blogger Awards last week.
First, I was awarded by Carrie of Expressive Style. Please check out Carrie’s blog. You will love how effortlessly the fashionable Carrie creates chic looks by combining new items with great thrifted finds.
A few days later, I was given the award by Jeannie of Gracefully 50. I have a hard time believing beautiful Jeannie is a day over 35. She looks fantastic and has excellent taste (and a handbag collection I dream about).
Thank you Carrie and Jeannie! I appreciate you both for thinking of me.
These are the rules of the Versatile Blogger Award are:
1. Add the Versatile Award photo on a blog post
2. Thank the award-giver and link back to them in your post.
3. Share 7 things about myself.
4. Pass the award along to 15 favorite bloggers.
5. Contact the chosen bloggers to let them know about the award.
1) When I was 22-years-old, I dropped out of college and moved back to Las Vegas, where I grew up, with a boyfriend. I looked high and low for a job and finally found one as a cocktail waitress at a seedy country-western bar in a bad neighborhood called The Silver Dollar Saloon. I worked the 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. shift, five days a week for $20.00 cash per shift, plus tips. After seven months of that, I moved back to San Francisco, re-enrolled in college and got my bachelor’s degree.
|A dear friend of mine from high school sent me this shot a few weeks ago.|
It’s called the Silver Saddle now, but it looks just the same…kinda like a strip club.
2) I can’t cook without wearing an apron. It’s feels weird and uncomfortable for me to not wear one. In fact, I am currently wearing an apron as I type this as I just made a batch of spaghetti sauce.
3) With the exception of my two years living in a dormitory during college, I’ve always lived with at least one cat…since infancy. Even when my numerous landlords in San Francisco told me I could not have a cat, I had a cat.
|Current cat. His name is “Kitty”. He thinks he’s a dog.|
4) I’ve never broken a bone. I’ll probably regret putting that in writing.
5) I have a sister, Natalie, who is a brilliant, kind and beautiful 24-year-old. She is getting her Ph.D. in Writing in the U.K. and wants to be a best-selling novelist someday.
6) Prior to moving back to Las Vegas, I lived in San Francisco on the corner of Ashbury and Fell streets, just a short distance from Haight-Ashbury. A few months before I moved, a film crew arrived on my street to film the Oliver Stone movie, The Doors. Loads of extras decked out in groovy ’60’s costumes would walk to and from the costume trailer parked just outside my door all day long. One night, I awoke at 3:00 a.m. to the sound of a cast member singing “Touch Me” at the top of his lungs in the panhandle section of Golden Gate Park. If I could go back in time, I’d change out of my pajamas and head over to join the party!
7) I was in a Supercuts commercial when I was 19 in 1986. I check YouTube every now and then to see if I can find it. So far, no luck.