Monday, July 9, 2012

Sunshine Award


Happy Monday Everyone!!

First off, I want to apologize for my sudden disappearance from the blogosphere.
No, I have not been kidnapped and I’m not suffering from the plague.  No worries, my friends!
I have simply been enjoying the summer time.  All my time has been filled with family, friends, and the sun!
Don’t bow your head in sorrow, people!  I’m back!  I’m back!!  Look up and smile!

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Now that you all have been assured that I’m very much alive, I want to play catch up.

Here’s a big thanks to Aki from 7% Solution for hosting the Anjolee Jewelry giveaway.
I won a gorgeous pair of diamond stud earrings.
Ohh, and I can’t wait to rock them!!

Here’s another big thanks to Aki from 7% Solution for awarding me with the Sunshine Award.
…and you all know how much I love the sunshine…


There are a few questions that come with accepting this award, so bear with me while I answer them.
I’ll try to make it as painless as possible!

1.  Favorite Color
Yellow!!!
Who’s shocked at that???  No one?  Oh, Ok…

2.  Favorite Animal
Pigs!!
I used to have a Save the Pigs party every year on March 1st.  What’s March 1st?  National Pig Day of course!

3.  Favorite Number
I’m not a huge numbers person, but if I’m gambling I’ll stick with 8 and 2.
Why?  Because 8-2 is my birthday!

4.  Favorite Non-Alcoholic Drink
That’s a thing??  Lol
I’m going to go with green tea or coffee!  If it doesn’t have alcohol, I’m probably sipping on one of those two.

5.  Facebook or Twitter
It depends on what my end goal is.
To interact with new people about new things, I’m hopping on Twitter.
To catch up with some old friends or stalk out a person I know, I’m totally rocking Facebook!
For the record, I keep my stalking to a very low minimum…

6.  My Passion
This may come as a shock to all of you, but I love to write.
More specifically, I like to reach out to people with great advice, or something to make them laugh.
Is making people smile a passion?  I think so…

7.  Getting or Giving Presents
I love to give gifts.  I put a lot of thought into them and I look forward to people’s reactions.
Whenever I receive a gift, I feel like I can’t express my appreciation enough!
I mean, at some point repeating the words “thank you” has to get annoying…

8.  Favorite Flower
I recently planted sun flowers and I’ve been super excited to see them grow!!
Does that count as a favorite flower?  No?  Ok, well, that’s where my flower expertise ends…

9.  Favorite Celebrity Role Model
I’ve mentioned on here several times how much I love Evangeline Lilly.
She’s gorgeous, appears to be down to earth, and seems to only do things that she really loves!!
So I have a girl crush…sue me!!

I’m going to totally ignore the fact that this award only came with 9 questions, and move on…
My OCD likes even numbers….

You’re all a ray of sunshine to me, so pick a question and answer it below!!
…and you thought you were off the hook…

69 comments:

  1. Loved the questions as well as answers. Good one Jax. No.9 thank you for not saying Angelina Jolie.
    Yellow? Imperial yellow? Just yellow?
    You said you arent plagued, but looks like you are not immune to blog plague awards.
    First time I am hearing someone call Pig as their favorite animal.

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    1. LOL I've been plagued with blogging awards?? Umm, maybe!!! lol

      ...and what's wrong with yellow and pigs?? I think those are lovely things!! :)

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  2. Your birthday is 8-2? That is my anniversary and so far it lasted almost 26 years. WHOO HOO!!!! OK, my new favorite non-alcoholic drink is a grande, decaf, nonfat, nowhip, peppermint latte. Try sayin' that 3 times fast.

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    1. Oh? 8-2 is a great date and very lucky!!!

      I said it 3 times in fast. In fact, I'm about to go order one b/c it sounds soo yumm!!

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    2. Sorry, the last word should be mocha, not latte.

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    3. Mocha sounds even better!! Mocha means chocolate, right?? Yum!!

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  3. I love me some yellow too! Bugs love it too! Wish I had a yellow bathroom!

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    1. Ohh, I knew I liked you Dez ;) lol A yellow bathroom?? Oh, I like, I like!!!! I have a yellow kitchen and it makes me super happy.

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    2. I used to have a yellow bathroom! It was a ducky bathroom and just adorable. I had little duck cup holder and toothbrush holder and shower curtains. See, I have a gentle side too =)

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    3. Ohh, adorable!!! I love yellow, gold, and chocolate brown hues for a home. Gorgeous colors!

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    4. me even owns yellow shoes :) I love to wear them with dark jeans, white T-shirt and a yellow vest on top :)

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    5. Ohh, really???? I loovveee that!!!! You must post a picture of that because it sounds hot!!

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  4. Congrats on the award! I'd have to go with coffee. Absolutely.

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    1. Thanks, Gia!! and Amen to the coffee!

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  5. Yellow is also my favorite color and my uncle is the biggest hog farmer in the country out of North Carolina.

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    1. Really?? Oh, Bama, that says wonders about you! Yellow is so bright and cheerful. lol Hog farmer?? Can he hook me up with a micro pig? I want one so bad!!

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    2. Yup, really. I don't know, he deals in HUGE hogs. Yessir, he's the largest in the country.

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    3. Oh :( I want a micro pig!!!

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  6. The only non-alcoholic thing I drink is coffee also, which is ironic, because I usually just add alcohol to that too.

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    1. Really? What do you spike your cafe with? lol Zambuca?

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  7. Love know more anout you;)
    My favoritr color is blue I.love jeans.color
    My passion: baking:)

    Xxxxxx

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    1. Thanks, Gloria!! Oh, really? Jeans color is a lovely color :) Baking is your passion? Who knew!! lol

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    2. I have others passions too, really LOL

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  8. Happy Monday Jax! And I didn't know there were non-alcoholic drinks either. Jk but it's really not appropriate to talk about such things during the summertime :)

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    1. Thanks, Rooth!!

      Right? Non-alc drinks, whattt?!? lol

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  9. I knew all of that, I score tons of points for being such a smart cat. Pfft using the sun as an excuse, how could you? haha

    And celebrity role model? Hmm always was Bruce Willis until he started making crap movies.

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    1. You don't get points!! No points for the cat!!! lol And the sun is a great excuse!! I'm burnt to a lovely crisp ;) lol

      Bruce Willis?? Really?? I didn't see that coming!! hahaha

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    2. No points! Pfft last time I remember anything you tell me, geez...haha I'm still as white as the damn wall hahaha

      Yep, he always was, now it's more Kate Beckinsale though.

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  10. Favorite color...grey! haha...and I'm a very cheerful person!
    I guess I don't like to be predictable. LOL!

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    1. You certainly are not predictable!!! :) And grey is my favorite color to wear...does that count?

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  11. Favorite flower: hyacinths!

    I finally found a perfume with hyacinths in it, and I'm beyond happy about it!

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  12. I kind of pieced together you were taking time off because of July 4th, since you said you were gonna relax a little this summer with the blogging. Now I shall answer a question. My favorite animal is the sloth. They don't have a lot of energy, so they hang around in trees all day. The reason they don't have a lot of energy is because all they eat are leaves. I guess all they want to eat are leaves, because they are not very ambitious. The only time they come down from the tree is to take a poop. I think their pointless existence is kind of a metaphor for my life. I'm not saying that is a good thing, I'm just saying I relate. "I feel their pain," as Bill Clinton would say.

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    1. Ok, once you said that they only come down to poop I started hysterical laughing!! Jimmy you are certainly not a sloth. A sloth could not blog as well as you do. You're more like a panther or a hyena :) Better?? lol

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  13. Congratulations on your award!

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  14. Now that's an award I haven't seen floating around yet! Don't pass it on to me because you know what I will do with it! lol

    Anyways, congrats! Interesting fun facts!

    My favorite non-alcoholic beverage? Coors Light...because it's basically like drinking water!

    Role model? Why Peyton Manning of course! Even if he does play for the Broncos now! He built this city with a laser rocket arm and pin point accuracy!

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    1. Ohh, you don't want a sunshine awarddd???? :P lol

      Coors light?? Oh, I had no idea that it was like water. Maybe I'll like it then. lol Peyton Manning? Ok, I can let that one slide. He was a football God before his injury :)

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  15. I prefer to give gifts as well. Mine are also thoughtful and never really pricey.

    I laughed about the odd number of questions 'cause I had to answer seven for my last two awards and it took EVERYTHING in my power not to add an eighth.

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    1. There's something about giving gifts that are way better than receiving them :) Not that I don't appreciate people's gestures...

      and, lol, yes...who asks only 9 questions?? Why?!?!?!? lol

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  16. I'm a Leo too. A Leo that happens to love yellow, sunflowers, giving gifts, drinking green tea and writing! I loved getting to know you even better through this award!! Congrats!!

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    1. Ohh, Leo's rock!!!! Isn't it funny how people of the same sign are so much alike?? Long live the summer, yellow, and sun flowers!! :)

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  17. It's great to see you back Jax!! Diamond stud earrings, no I'm not jealous, not in the least bit. My question would be about gifts. I love to give gifts. I'm not really big on shopping, but when it's for a gift, I'm like an animal on the hunt. Finding something that is unique, quirky, different or just something sweet and lovely for someone is a joy to me. At Christmas I could give a fig about what I get, I want to see what everyone else got and watch their faces as they open the presents.

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    1. Thanks, Anne! I'm glad to be back too. :)

      Exactly!! A good gift is something that took some thinking. I mean, anyone can pass around a gift card or something of the like, but some special is awesome. I agree with you on looking at other people's faces! Love that. :)

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  18. Hooray! You're alive! I'm glad you were spending time with your family.

    I love to give gifts too and see how people react to them. I always try to find something unique! That's half the fun.

    And as far as drinks - Classic Coke. Although, right now I"m drinking a Dr. Brown's Root Beer and it is pretty darn good!

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    1. Thanks, Elsie. I'm glad that I'm alive too :) hahaha

      Ohh, you're a soda drinker?? Hmm, ok that changes things a bit ;) lol I kid, I kid!

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    1. Ohh yesss!!! I love me my coffee :)

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  20. 5. Facebook or Twitter

    I have never even gotten into Twitter. I used my fb far more.

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    1. Twitter can be fun!! I met some very nice people on there :)

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  21. 1. Favorite Color

    i like green and blue!!
    I like it because it makes my eyes comfortable.

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    1. I like a turquoise blue or a teel green. :)

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  22. Welcome back and congrats! I'm jealous of the earrings!

    This is totally off point, but I wanted to tell you that I bought the Organix Coconut milk shampoo and conditioner and I absolutely love it! So thanks for the tip!

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    1. Omg, legit?? You just made me soo happy!!! I love when I can give people great hair advice :)

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  23. Glad to hear you're enjoying the summer (rocking that bikini you keep talking about? ;-p ) It's been too hot for me to get out much, definitely this week. I can deal with low 90's but 95-100 is just death.

    I suppose I'll answer #4: Mountain Dew is my addiction. I could live my entire life without drinking another ounce of alcohol or cola or iced tea...but I can't live without my Dew!

    Congrats on winning those great prizes. Stay cool!

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    1. Ohh, I rocked it on Sunday and have the burn/tan lines to prove it. hahahaha

      I'm not much a soda person, but I love your line! "I can't live without my Dew." hahahaha

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  24. Haha, thanks for answering! Can't wait to see you in the earrings!

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    1. No problem, Aki! I can't wait either :)

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  25. I have the same reaction when I receive gifts. Anyone can just say thank you, how do I let them know it's genuine? Giving gifts is much better.

    Glad to have you back :)

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    1. Also, I gave you an award.

      http://michaeldagostino.blogspot.com.au/2012/07/my-fourth-oscar.html

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    2. Thanks for the award!!! :) :) :)

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  26. Congratulations Jax and welcome back!

    You've got summer? Lucky people. We've been basking in glorious rain over here. Sunshine where are you? :-) Please send us some. We're in desperate need of some brightness and heat!!!

    Anyway I love giving presents. You can't beat the look on someone's face when they open their present. I also love surprising people. We had a surprise birthday party for my daughter's 18th a few weeks ago. It was classic. She had no idea! When she walked into the room and friends and family shouted out "Surprise!" she cried. Bless! It was awesome seeing her reaction. There's nothing better than making someone else feel loved.

    Have a great afternoon and keep enjoying that sunshine. :-

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    1. Yes, we have a summer over here. I'm sorry to hear that yours hasnt been the greatest weather wise.

      Ohh, that surprise party sounds amazing!! You're totally right. It's amazing when people show others that they love them. Sometimes just hearing it isn't enough. :)

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  27. Did you know that my bday is 2 days after yours?

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    1. Ohh, that explains your amazing creative talent (writing) and great sense of humor!! You're a leo!!! :) :) lol

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  28. hello dear!!! i'm back!!! you see.. you're not the only one enjoying with family and friends... i've been busy too and i know i need to update more :)

    hope you're enjoying your company and will wait your latest posts :)

    take care dear! xoxo, Haus of Gala

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  29. dude i´m so pissed that there wasn´t a number 10 on the list! you should´ve totally invented a last question! LOL poor little OCD going nuts in your brain! i hear ya...
    i can really tell that writing is your passion. you really seem to get through to people with your blog. or at least it definitely gets to me. you always make me smile and laugh and like i´ve said a few times before, i trully feel like you are my friend. that´s how good a writer you are :) thanks for doing something to feed your passion and having such a great result by having an impact on others peoples lives.
    even if sometimes i might skip a post or two i always come back and catch up!
    yay for sunshine!! i totally knew you were going to answer yellow and man did i laugh with your comment on the "favorite non alcoholic drink".

    XO my friend! ENJOY your summertime and hanging with friends and fam!!! :)
    JAnnine
    http://fashionistArg.blogspot.com

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