Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Did You Know?

Alea of Premeditated Leftovers recently awarded me with this Kreativ Blogger award! Alea has quite the creative blog herself, with some amazing gluten-free recipes. She recently posted a recipe for a tomato soup cake that she assures us tastes amazing! I'm really intrigued by a cake with tomato soup in it! As part of this award, I'm supposed to tell you 7 things about me that you don't know. So here goes:

  1. This photo was taken by my friend Spanky Aguirre, famous photographer to be. I pretended I was on America's Next Top Model during our photo shoot, and kept imagining Mr. Jay yelling at me and telling me to "smise."
  2. I'm obsessed with Scotland. I did a semester abroad in Scotland, and took a twelve hour bus ride to the northernmost town in Scotland (John O'Groats), then took a ferry to The Orkney Isles. Since it was Easter weekend and their buses weren't running, I walked three hours to get to the Standing Stones so I could listen to Loreena Mckennitt's song, Standing Stones while being in the midst of them. I wanted it to be really peaceful, but mostly it was just really cold.
  3. I love Robbie Williams. I think I was supposed to be born in the UK. I do a really bad Scottish accent though.
  4. I blush at the drop of a hat, sometimes for no reason. Sometimes I blush at the thought of blushing.
  5. I'm multiracial, of Caucasian, African American, and Native American descent. Although some people don't like this question, I enjoy being asked what I am. It gives me a chance to tell people, rather than them making assumptions.
  6. When I started college, I planned on being a history major and specializing in medieval history. I wanted to be a museum curator. I let go of that dream when I kept falling asleep in class. I chose my major (psychology) because it was the first class I didn't fall asleep in.
  7. I'm secretly fascinated by Leann Rimes and Eddie Cibrian's affair. I'm not really sure why, but I really want them to work out.
And now, to pass on the award... Of course it's hard to pick only 7 bloggers, but here they are:

Shirley of Gluten Free Easily
Lauren of Celiac Teen
Heather of Life, Gluten Free
Alta of Tasty Eats At Home
Stephanie of Hope For Healing
Chelsey at The Crazy Kitchen
Dee of Zippy Takes Pictures


Fayinagirl (means Free One) said...

Your cultural heritage really shines through in your beautiful face. =)

Thank you for sharing more about yourself and congrats on the award.

gfe--gluten free easily said...

Congrats, Iris! I love the photos your friend took of you ... beautiful. I think multiracial folks often get the best of everything--you are very, very lovely, dear. I loved learning all those things about you. Those lists are so hard to come up with, but delightful to read. Hmmm, guess I'll be coming up with one thanks to you. ;-) Seriously, thank you so much for this honor! I'm with some very fine company. Plus, there are a couple new blogs for me to check out--I love that!

Thanks again, Iris! You're the best. :-)


Tasty Eats At Home said...

Thank you for the award. I was going to tell you - that photo and the one that's static on your blog are GORGEOUS.

Aubree Cherie said...

There's definitely nothing wrong with a Scotland addiction! haha. I love it too!

Congratz on the award, you definitely deserve it!

~Aubree Cherie

Lauren said...

You're so sweet =D. I really want to go to Scotland - all of Europe for that matter! So nice to find out more about you!

Those photos of you are stunning by the way. Just gorgeous.

Linda said...

That's a great picture Iris! Keep up the good work on your blog.

Fayinagirl (means Free One) said...


Stop by my blog when you get a moment. There is a little gift there for you. =)

Lila said...

Beautiful picture!

fartygirl said...

Beautiful photos and great random facts! Wonderful to hear that someone else loves Loreena McKennitt too. :) You are dedicated though. That must've been a life-changing trip - one of those things you set out to do, just because you have to, not because it makes sense. I was like that when I went to the UK - I chose Nottingham over Stonehenge, because I love Robin Hood. Ha! Did you come back with any good Scottish recipes?

Iris said...

I came back a couple pounds heavier and in love with Scottish shortbread. :) Love that you did the same kind of thing I did, and that you love Loreena too!

Just Call Me Zippy said...

I loved reading your 7-things and thank you for passing the award my way.:) I promise to get to that just as soon as I think of anything remotely interesting. You are just beautiful! (..but we already knew that fact.;)

Chelsey said...

Thanks for the award! I have to agree with everyone you do look stunning in that photo. Love the profile pic too! You have a very natural beauty.

Alea said...

You are beautiful! I enjoyed reading your list.

I used to think that God only gave me eyes for my husband, then I went to a HIghland Festival and realized that he only gave me eyes for Scottish men. My husband has since banned me from Scottish Festivals and Presbyterian Churches. :) He actually did an exchange tour with the RAF and was stationed in Scotland (he fulfilled a dream of buzzing Balmoral). One of the reasons we are trying to be so frugal this year is because we are saving to take the kids to see some of his favorite places in the UK.


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