Sunday, October 4, 2009

Thank Yous and Awards

-image via tfs

The lovely Brigadeiro awarded me with the Kreativ Blogger's Award, thank you so much!!!
As part of reward I'm supposed to disclose 7 things about myself:

1. When I first started taking French lessons my 1st instinct was to answer in Spanish. Now that my French is better than my Spanish, when spoken to in Spanish my mind answers them in French.

2. I only speak other languages when absolutely necessary. I'm too shy and feel stupid so I end up talking in "gringo."

3. I am known for re-naming people and inventing whole new character backgrounds and catchphrases for their new "identities". It is hard to explain... I love to make people laugh. And it is the silliness that happens when my friends and I are together.

4. At some point in my life, I'm not sure what path this will take, but I want to do something that involves the well-being of children.

5. I have an aversion to the color yellow (especially in interiors).

6. My favorite childhood movies were: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Red Sonja. My favorite book was Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs. And while I can barely remember what I did yesterday, I can talk in detail about every cartoon that I watched when I was a kid.

7. As you can tell from above, I'm not a very interesting person.

I'm going to spice it up and spread the love this time to:
El Bosquejo, The Glamourai, Life In Travel, Nini Style, Style Odyssey, Up and Down Town, and La Vie Parapluie.

Also the wonderful Jil "Dot" of Street Style: Pics by Polka Dot gave me an award a while back, but I'm so behind on the thank you!! My apologies! Thank you so much!!!!

It has also come to my attention that PPP is featured on Fubiz. That is insane to me, because I do not even remotely deserve to be on there!

Finally, thank you everyone for visiting and commenting! It is truly humbling! :)


  1. Cool! It was fun hearing more about you. I didn't know that "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" was a book too...interesting. Did you see the movie?

  2. I beg to differ, you sound positively interesting!!!

    LOVE Chitty Chitty Bang Bang too!!!'

    Love #4: growing up in Brazil my dad used to take me to help out kids in the 'favelas', would love to do more now...


  3. Thumbelina: I havent seen the movie. But I remember freaking out the 1st time i saw the previews in the movie theater. i keep trying to explain to my dad that it is a classic children's story.

    Brigadeiro: thank you :)

  4. Congrats on yr awards! When i started learning French I'd always answer in spanish too lol!

  5. hello,
    please check out the music video showcasing the s/s 2010 collection for my line graey:

  6. I've been trying to learn French, but I've taken spanish all throughout grade school.. so it really feels challenging bc i feel like i saw french things with a spanish accent--very hard to break out of!

  7. And congratulations on receiving your award!

  8. I loved learning a bit about you, -h.

    Did you know "Cloudy" is a movie now? It's in theaters this week.

  9. i don't know how, but i sometimes confuse French with Japanese. It is hard keeping track of languages I have learned.

  10. Congrats on your awards and features ! :)

  11. I totally loved Chitty Chitty Bang Bang!! Haha, and making up new identities for people actually sounds pretty amazing.

  12. I love these awards because I do now feel I know a different side of you. Of all the bloggers, I tend to see you as the most self-assured, so to think of you as shy in another language is interesting.

    I did the same thing when trying to learn Spanish, by the way: I'd start talking in French. (I had a few French boyfriends in NY - okay, a LOT of French boyfriends - and never understood a word they said. One guy kept saying he was angry all the time, when he was simply hungry).

    And Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was my brother's favourite film, and he now watches it with my niece, so I've had the honour of revisiting it recently. Dick Van Dyke reminded us a lot of our dad.

    And oh, you're most welcome, -h!! x

  13. Au contraire . . . you are uber interesting . . .

  14. Funny about the Spanish/French thing - when we moved to Paris, I had studied Spanish for about 4 years- I was by no means fluent but I had some decent knowledge of the vocabulary. For the first few weeks of my new French classes (I had only the most rudimentary understanding of the language at that time), my mind always pulled up the correct answers in Spanish, not French. It was so bizarre! Now I can't remember any of my Spanish. And frankly, a lot of my French has slipped away since moving back to the US. Sigh.


Thank you for stopping by!