Thursday, February 9

I'm just a tiny bit late on this, but...

All right, I'm not even a tiny bit late. I'm actually very late.

Almost exactly a year ago, the lovely Brooke from Paper Mountain gave me two blog awards (the Versatile Blogger Award and the Stylish Blogger Award), and the amazing Riv from Riv Reads gave me the Versatile Blogger Award as well. All three I never officially received because of one reason:
  1. Both awards required me to list about 15 or so newly discovered/great blogs, which I definitely could not do because at that time, I'd taken pretty much no time at all to explore the blogosphere (and considering it was two awards, I literally felt like I had to list a grand total of 30 blogs. Which just wasn't going to happen. **
But now, it's different. It's personal. I will officially recognize these awards. I am grateful for these awards. Because honestly, I actually received a total of four awards (five, if you count the Versatile twice), which is just, plainly put, a miracle. Considering how much of a bad blogger I'd been :3

Thank you so much Riv and Brooke ^-^ I'm finally getting around to making your awards official.

And here they are:

- Link to the blogger who gave you the award.
- Share 7 things about yourself.
- Pass the award to 15 bloggers recently discovered. (<--I can do this now!)
- Notify the blogger recipients.

- Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this award.
- Share 7 things about yourself.
- Award 15 or so recently discovered great bloggers.
- Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award.

All right, so I don't exactly have fifteen bloggers, but it's close enough, considering how many I would have put down about a year ago. 

So for the Versatile Blogger Award...

  1. My favorite drink is fruit punch. It actually changed from Sunkist to Sierra Mist to fruit punch, but still, right now, it's fruit punch.
  2. My favorite color is navy blue. Then it's forest green, then orange, and then yellow.
  3. My favorite fast food restaurant of all time is Wendy's. I don't know why, but their fries are absolutely phenomenal. And they're not as bad as McDonald's or Burger King (and when I say bad, I mean high in fat content and cholesterol). 
  4. I hate math with a passion. It is probably my worst subject--even worse than history, or any other social science. Math. *shudders*
  5. My favorite movie is A Walk to Remember--yep, the film based off of the novel A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks. Who, in my opinion, writes the screenplay for his movies better than he writes his books. But! That doesn't mean he's bad at writing his books. His books are very good, actually. Just not quite as good as his movies.
  6. My favorite genre of music is alternative rock or soundtrack music. Because soundtrack music can be so epic sometimes.
  7. My favorite series will always be the Harry Potter series. 

And for the Stylish Blogger Award...

  1. I'm in the marching band at my school and I march mello, which is not an instrument many people know or recognize (which is also why I linked it to a Wiki page, just in case :3). 
  2. I have a necklace with a baritone on it, even though I've never really played a baritone. My older sister bought it for me thinking it was a mellophone. It was a baritone. I still wear it though.
  3. I live in the state that held this year's Super Bowl. It's also the state where John Green lives (!!!).
  4. I used to play the flute, but then I switched to French horn in high school. I sucked for a while. Badly.
  5. I'm not really a huge fan of love triangles or vampires or faeries anymore. Unless they're portrayed in a really cool way.
  6. I actually don't watch much TV. If I do, it'd be the Food Network, which is probably the only channel that will ever succeed in making me feel hungry.
  7. I am absolutely terrible at Just Dance 3. Terrible. And I just don't understand because I swear I'm doing all the movements and everything. But I'm pretty good at DDR. And the drums in Rockband :P
Thank you again Riv and Brooke! Aha. I think I'll put these lovely awards onto that sidebar -->

- E

** The only exceptions are the One Lovely Blog Award and the Blog on Fire Award, both from Brooke; the former I actually posted about and the latter didn't really have any requirements.


  1. Awww, thank you so much, Ella! I appreciate that a lot :)

    It's funny how much we have in common, though. I also hate math, am sick of love triangles, vamps and faeries (though the fae occasionally redeem themselves for me, and I'm usually okay if a plot is love triangle dependent, like with Matched). I also love alt rock and have six favorite colors :)

    1. You're very welcome ^-^ And gah, Matched! Okay, I have to admit, I wasn't that big a fan of Matched. The love triangle I could deal with, but it's just that nothing happened. I expected so much...building and building and building...and then: poof. Nothing.

      Or maybe I was just a little too extreme while reading it and expected a mass murder or something :P

      Yay for alternative rock and various colors! What are yours? :3

  2. Hi Ella!
    Thank you so much for the award! That was very nice of you to think of me! I will try to get around to fulfilling all the requirements soon. I promise to link back to your blog when I make my post! I even tweeted about it, so hopefully that can substitute for my post until I get it up, which may take me some time since I've got a hectic weekend and week coming up :) It was nice getting to read some things about yourself. I also used to play the flute and was going to be in the marching band until I left public school for home schooling. It will be interesting coming up with some things to say about myself, because I'm not really that interesting.

    1. Sure Olivia! :] I'm glad you're going to fulfill the requirements soon, and not be like me, waiting until a *year* later to do it! (Though in my defense, better late than never :P) Ah, yes, the flute. Great instrument. And I think you would have loved marching band; so many adventures abound, that activity.

      I'm sure you will come up with many, many things :] I'm looking forward to reading all of it!

  3. Thanks Ella! I totally agree with you on the love triangles, fairies, and vampires...they've totally flooded the market with them recently. But I love math. xD Looking forward to reading all these blogs!

    1. There should definitely be a resurrection of witches and wizards, or some supernatural creatures other than fairies and vampires. And you are welcome! You definitely deserve the award :]

      Ohhh, math. Math math math. *sigh*

  4. Awh, :D Thanks Ella <3 I shall go spread the word of this lovelyness :D Haha. I played the flute for a year in 5th grade, but then I quit >.>. But it's okay, I did guard :D [senior year though :(]

    1. Woo hoo! Yay! I really do love the design on your blog <3 And wow, guard! Me doing guard would just consist of me hitting myself with flags and rifles and things. I could never, ever be able to accomplish it, so I congratulate you for doing it and surviving ^-^

  5. Hey Ella, thank you so much for the award! It means a lot to me! :)
    We have a few things in common, glad to see someone else who hates love triangles. A Walk to Remember is my favorite chick flick and I was in band too!
    I fulfilled my requirements:

    1. I'm glad you've already made the post! And you're welcome, I really enjoy reading your reviews. (In fact, I'm about to head over right now and read another :3) A Walk to Remember really was great though; I actually teared up while watching it ^-^

  6. *waves* Hi Ella! :3 Thanks so much for the award! ♥
    I love fruit punch too, and I've been playing the flute for about four years now. :D
    I shall try to fulfill the requirements. o.o *zooms off*

    1. Hey Hana! :3 and you're welcome ^-^
      Yay! so many flute players. Also, I'm glad you like fruit punch; it's good for the soul :P

      And good luck filling the requirements :D


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