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Kreativ blogger


Remember that I said I still have to acknowledge all of the people who are far too good to me and decided to honour me with awards? No? Well, it has been far too long ago. Anyway, whether you remembered and anticipated or not, this is that post. Yes, just like that.

First up, the Versatile Blogger Award. (Which I keep referring to as the Awesome Blogger Award and then embarrassing myself.) After Freshly Pressed, three people decided to overwhelm honour me with this award. However, as I’ve said before, I received this award once before and it feels too odd to do the whole acceptance post-thingie all over again (also, I’m lazy), so you can just go and read my gushing post of last year. However, I am very grateful to those three people, Char, Yoongz and Showard76, for thinking of me and I thank you all humbly.


Secondly, and last for this post, at least… The Kreativ Blogger Award, awarded to me by Justin Kirby. Thank you so very much!

So now, the rules:

1) Thank the blogger who presented you with the award.


2) Post a photo of the award.
Oooohkay. Let’s Google it:
Kreativ blogger

Oh! I like that wallpaper! It looks almost like fleur-de-lis. Or some heavily stylised plant anyway!


3) Share ten things about yourself readers don’t know.
Darn it. Right. Okay.

Char helped me out again a little here, by giving me some questions to answer in my last post. (I tell you, she’s far too good to me!) Thanks, it helped a lot!

1–What are you majoring in?
Pure languages. Winking smile My personal focus is on English editing, because that is what I want to be when I grow up (Why do I keep on using that expression? I’m 20, for cat’s sake!) – an editor. Well, actually I want to be a writer, but I need a day job as well!

2–What food disgusts you?
Ugh… my mother would tell you in detail what a picky eater I am. I don’t think I’m that bad, but there are still some things that I refuse to eat. Tomatoes are one of them. But the chief thing that I cannot believe how people can eat it is offal. Oh goodness no, the smell alone is enough to send me running for the hills. Blergh!

3–What’ the scariest thing that’s ever happened to you?
Fie, fi, fo, fum, fo, I don’t know. When I was 14, my father had a heart attack. That scared me badly and I had to grow up fast, but it could not beat what would happen later. In the subsequent years he had several illnesses. When I was 18 and writing my final exams at the end of high school he was in hospital again. He had a bad reaction to the intravenous antibiotics and spent a very bad night. The next morning, when I had to leave for school to write History, it was still too early to call the ward to hear how he was. So I had to go without news until the afternoon. Actually, I was pretty convinced that he was dead, that’s how bad he’d looked the previous evening. I’ve never been so scared before.
(He’s fine now, by the way.)

*puts on thinking cap*

4. I’m a teetotaller and have been one since I was about 16. No, I did not have a drinking problem before. Smile with tongue out

5. I had braces when I was 13-14. Some of my teeth are still crooked, but at least it’s better than it was before!

6. I recently made this key ring and I’m very proud of it!

7. I’m counting the days until the release of the Hobbit-movie. Ack, it’s still over 200 days. So far! Such torture!

8. I own 16 of the Discworld-series stories by Sir Terry Pratchett. (16/39 – yay!) Well, actually it’s 15 books, because my first two stories are in the omnibus edition.

9. I still have some of my soft toys that date from my childhood on my bed. I’m not getting rid of them, whatever anyone says – they’re way too much a part of me.

10. Measured from the top of my head, my hair is about 12 inches (30 cm) long.


Bleiighdsfo, why was that so hard?! I’d rather talk about books than about myself.


4) Choose six people to present this award to.
Let’s pretend I cannot count…

  • – I’d like to pass this on to Charissa to say thank you for all the comments and also great blog!
  • – I really enjoyed their latest post about inner nerds. I could so identify with it, and also the rest of this “kreativ” blog.
  • – I think it is pretty obvious why I would like this blog. If this is not creativity…
  • – This is because I can. And also because I admire Mara’s ability to reinvent her blog in new and creative ways.
  • – There is something about Erika’s blog that simply draws me. Talk about being creative about food, exercise and teenage life!

Well… I did better than last time! See? Come comment and I’m going to consider your blog for merit. Now you know how to get your blog nominated for awards! Winking smile

5) Let the six bloggers know they have won!
Check! Now I’m officially going to be outed as a stalker! Winking smile


And that wraps this humongous rambling post up! I’ll try to be back soon with some drawings, but until then: keep safe everyone and be creative!


PS. This was my table in the library today. Thought you’d enjoy the amount of thick books that just suddenly materialised on it.


Now I’m going to go break my head over some more Middle English. (Not really. I’m probably going to go to sleep.)


15 responses

  1. Thank you, I feel so honored!

    March 17, 2012 at 02:09

    • You deserve it! 🙂

      March 17, 2012 at 23:41

  2. Congratulations – you are wonderful!

    March 17, 2012 at 03:15

    • Aww, you’re too nice! 😀

      March 17, 2012 at 23:41

  3. Thanks, Elana! It was fun getting to learn a little more about you! I will never send you tomatoes (although I have tons of them by the end of summer–more than my daughter and I can ever enjoy), I wish you well in all your English editing studies, and I’m glad you’re dad’s doing good now and hope that he doesn’t scare you again anytime soon. Enjoy your nap. That’s what libraries are for. 🙂

    March 17, 2012 at 03:19

    • Thanks for the nice words! And yes, that’s what libraries are for. If only everyone else would keep quiet now… 😉

      March 17, 2012 at 23:40

  4. Nadia

    Aww, Elana. Thanks so much for the award (and the very kind words!)
    I loved reading your answers, and I’m so pleased that your dad is doing fine.

    March 17, 2012 at 19:23

    • Aww, thank you for being so nice! 😀

      March 17, 2012 at 23:30

  5. Arc Blazen

    Cool! Can you checkout my blog.

    March 18, 2012 at 23:47

    • Not really no. Unless you decide to make it worth my while…

      March 19, 2012 at 14:35

  6. Thank you!
    I’m counting the days until The Hobbit comes out, too! I’m so excited that it’s finally this year! Ah!
    And I still have a ton of bunnies from my childhood (stuffed animal ones) that sit on my chair in my room and make it completely unusable. So I’m with you on not getting rid of your soft toys from childhood.

    March 19, 2012 at 17:10

    • Ahaha! It’s still 269 days! But at least it feels as if it’s coming closer now. It’ll be my first chance to see some Peter Jackson magic in cinemas. I was a bit young when Lord of the Rings came out and my parents never took me to see movies anyway, so I’m really excited for this new chance! 😀
      Yay! Someone agrees with me! 😉

      March 19, 2012 at 19:29

  7. Congrats on your awards! And here’s another one: I nominated you for the Sunshine Blog Award ( 🙂

    March 25, 2012 at 19:48

    • Oh wow, hahaha! You people make me laugh so hard! 🙂
      Thank you for the consideration, I feel very loved. Please just forgive me if I put this off for some days months, or completely forget about it! 😉

      March 26, 2012 at 22:14

      • You’re welcome! 😀

        Oh, not to worry. I can appreciate that it must get rather tedious to follow the ‘rules’ of these blogging awards and keep writing posts, linking to other blogs etc!

        March 27, 2012 at 18:32

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