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Sunshine Blogger Award, Many Thanks


Greetings Inter-world,

I write to you tonight from planet Thirteen, currently circulating  the Earth’s Moon for the last time before breaking orbit and heading towards Pluto. Yes, I know that’s not a planet anymore. Now, thank you to Belsbror for the nomination, here we go!

Rules: Post 11 facts about yourself, answer these 11 questions, and nominate 11 other blogs.

Anyone know why this award’s a fan of eleven? Just curious. Wonder if it has anything to do with numerology and the fact that 11 is a Master number, right next to 22. Hm, maybe not.


  1. I am currently running on a Starbucks Doubleshot and Starbucks Refresher. Still feel like I haven’t slept in a month.
  2. I have to pay the court $491 for something I didn’t do. Yay me. (Not much sunshine here, I’m afraid.)
  3. I recently got addicted to Ghirardelli Dark & Caramel chocolates, they are AMAZING.
  4. My stomach is rumbling, I need food. What to eat . . . suggestions?
  5. I genuinely want to build a community with my blogs but am still struggling on how to achieve this, and grasp a complete definition of this term. What is community, and how do I get one? Again, suggestions?
  6. I’m a Type B introvert that likes to present she’s a Type A social butterfly, at least at work anyway, because that’s how I make my money.
  7. I am sometimes unsure of myself when writing, and have the horrible habit of self-censorship. Fighting this battle one step at a time.
  8. I have a migraine at least every other day.
  9. Customers at work have been known to walk up to the counter and ask: “Where’s Mary-had-a-little-lamb?”
  10. I once had a woman ask me about framing a piece of artwork containing real human hair from the Victorian era. No freakin’ joke.
  11. I’ve had lucid nightmares for the last week or so. I now have a new story arc thanks to them.


1. What is the first thing you do as soon as you wake up in the morning? Check my phone to be sure I’m not late for work or class, I’m notorious for oversleeping, especially near finals week. 

2. What is your greatest fear? There are too many to count, but at the moment: limiting myself. 

3. Do you have a new years resolution for 2014?  Yes, to be more myself and care less about being rejected by others. I am tired of being someone I’m not. 

4. What is your favorite song at the moment?  “Rule the World”, The Sunbeams’ tribute to Take That. (Saw Stardust again a few days ago.) 

5. What is your favorite childhood memory?  Middle School. Almost every morning the school librarian would threaten to kick us out if we didn’t tone the noise down. (Sometimes, she actually did.) 

6. What’s your favorite social media platform and why?  I have two: WordPress for it’s more serious bloggers, and its Publicize function; and Tumblr, because of all the awesome pen pals and snail mail blogs, and the fact that I can mindlessly surf it for hours. 

7. What did the last text message you received say? LOL 

8. What bugs you the most?  Noise, light, too many things to count. But I get by anyways. 

9. What do you consider to be the most important appliance in your house?  My laptop, hands down. Or, should I have answered the smoke detector? 

10. If you could have one song that would play whenever you entered a room, what would it be? Florence + the Machine’s “No Light, No Light.” 

11. What’s your favorite movie quote? “Hasta que el mundo dejara de girar.” (Until the world stops turning,” Pan’s Labyrinth.) I  just love this movie, quote, and the word “girar.” To me, it represents the belief of never surrendering. Until the world stops turning, keep on going towards your dreams and wishes. 

My nominees: (In no particular order.) 

Cee’s Photography 

Sincerely Kate 

5 minutes more please 

Woodclinched: for the love of wooden pencils 

Piyush Pujara 

Street of Dreams

A Holistic Journey (Just discovered this blog today!)

Leanne Cole Photography 

Suzie81 Speaks 

Kendall F. Person, thepublicblogger 

The Culture Monk 

Well, over and out!


Sunshine v.s. Cloudshine Round 2!

Hello Everyone,

First off, I want to thank Murilo at Rabiscos 2D for nominating me for another Sunshine Award. Seriously, thanks a lot everyone. I never thought I’d get one nomination, let alone 2. However, this I will only be giving six more facts about myself, and nominating the remaining five that I have yet to nominate. Sorry, but I don’t want to run the risk of being redundant with my posts. (And, I am running out of “personal facts” material.) So, please enjoy and check out my nominated blogs! Thanks.

6 more facts about yours truly:

1. I love watercolor painting even though I suck.

2. I almost drowned in the Sacramento River as a kid.

3. I dislike all sea food except for shrimp.

4. As a kid, I wanted to be an archeologist like Jackie Chan in his cartoon.

5. I get seriously paranoid after watching a horror movie.

6. Speaking (or writing) of horror movies, Independence Day traumatized me as a kid. I still don’t like alien movies.

And here are my nominees! Enjoy.


Callejas Thinks 


Schizo Incognito 

Curious Flowers 

Note for the nominees:

Give 11 facts about yourself

nominate 10 blogs/bloggers and let them know!

Apparently, I Give off Sunshine (and Not Cloudshine)


Hello Everyone!

First, I want to thank Nic of Adventures & Thought Bubbles for nominating me for this interesting award, I am really (really) thankful! [Shakes hand] Now, I’m going to present 11 facts about myself as instructed, but will not be nominating all ten blogs at once. (After all, yesterday’s assignment involved nominating blogs.) So, for now I will just nominate five blogs, and five more tomorrow. (What can I say, I’m a rule breaker.)

(No, I lied. I’m a nerd through and through.)

But I’ll stop stalling.

Here are my eleven facts:

1. I am addicted to Starbucks Refreshers. (No joke, I have one almost every day.)

2. Math and I will be at war until the day I die.

3. I am afraid of water beetles. (If I see one, I kid you not, I’ll scream like a little girl and run.)

4. I secretly want a t-shirt that reads: future queen of the world.

5. Baskin Robins “Banana Royal” (with fudge instead of caramel) is now my new favorite ice cream dish.

6. I do not want to work in the legal or medical field, but sadly, that is where I might end up. (Cuz, let’s face it, that’s where the money is.)

7. I am always open to questions from my readers. (Hint. Hint.)

8. I dislike Beethoven, but love Bach and Chopin. (But, hands down, Apocalyptica rules.)

9.   Mushroom in my food makes me want to cry.

10. The process of frying fish whole freaks me out. (Seriously, have you seen what happens to the eyes?)

11. My greatest wish is for this blog to succeed, and even more, to build my own community (with all of your help).

Finally, here are five of my nominees, enjoy!

The Better Man Project 


The Gravel Ghost 

From One Crazy Life To Another 

Made By Steven

Well, have a good night folks!

(It’s 1:10 AM here. Parents are coming for a visit in the morning. Not ganna get much sleep.)

PS: And yes, I made up “cloudshine”.