Monday, October 19, 2009

A Woman in her Thirties is Kreativ

Thank you, Teegie, for the bloggie shout out! You know when a woman in her thirties is called 'Kreativ' by someone who does this (and enjoys it!), then you're doing something right. I'm copying and pasting the directions from her blog, so as not to miss out on anything important:

1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award. Xie Xie, Teegie!

2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog. It took a few awkward messages to brother bear, but I finally figured out how to do that.

3. Link to the person who nominated you for this award. I've only got two of her blogs linked to mine, but the last I checked there are about a dozen more. Keep searching.

4. Name 7 things about yourself that people may not know.

Why Seven? A woman in her thirites is inquisitive. Okay, here goes:
  • If I ever tell you something I made was a 'secret family recipe', I am lying.
  • I always dreamed of being a TV news anchor as a kid, but journalism was offered at the same time as drama when I went into high school. Drama won.
  • And speaking of drama... I've been in a lot of plays. Won some stuff for them, too. That seems like a billion years ago.
  • I used to be pretty good at French. In fact, I was so good that I skipped a year in high school and was able to test out of the language requirement in college. Now, if I try to speak French, only Chinese comes out.
  • I have written two book-length... books. One is a fiction story, and one is a collection of essays about my time in China. Sometimes I read parts of them and say, 'Hey, this doesn't suck half as much as you thought it did!'. But most of the time I read parts of it and think, 'No, this sucks a million times worse than you thought it did.' Ah, writing.
  • I see myself living in Europe someday. Italy, specifically. And I knew this even before reading Eat, Pray, Love.
  • I went to Catholic school for ten years. It took me almost thirty to recognize the sacrifices my parents made to send me there. Thanks, Mommy. I still know 'Lovely Lady' by heart.
5. Nominate Kreativ Bloggers.

Foodie is the New Forty (for the tummy)
Shadowplay (for the mind)
The Adventures of ALS Boy (for the soul)

6. Post links to the blogs you nominate.

Um... didn't I just do that?

7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know they’ve been nominated.

A woman in her thirties is off to commenting.


  1. Aww, thank you so much for the nomination, Mei Mei!!

    Now when do we get to read those books of yours, hmmmm?????

  2. heehee, "Now, if I try to speak French, only Chinese comes out." A woman in her thirties is FUNNY.

  3. I'm with Kim... that sentence made me crack up! And thanks for all the links. Now I'm off to update one of my dozen blogs. ;)

    Optimista-- don't get your hopes up about the books. Unless your name is Melanie you don't get to read them.

  4. Wowza! Congratulations (and thank you!). I loved learning seven things about you I never knew before... no idea about the Chinese! And I second the motion... a booky link on your blog!!

    As someone who has also read, "Eat, Pray, Love," I so know I am going to be your neighbor in Italy. :)