Monday, July 6, 2009

Kreative Blogger Award

In a few hours I am taking off for what will hopefully be a sun-filled and relaxing week on Cape Cod with my family. The last thing I want to do before I go is to pass off this award that was given to me by Rae at Weather Vane. Rae has turned into one of my favorite bloggy friends. She's quite prolific, churning out a thought-provoking and often tear-jerking (in a happy way) blog every morning. I look forward to her posts, they always brighten my day! This is by far the most fun award I've passed on yet!

Here are the STEPS of this Award:

(1) Thank the person who nominated you for this award.

(2) Copy the logo and place it on your blog.

(3) Link to the person who nominated you for this award.

(4) Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting.

(5) Nominate 7 Kreativ Bloggers.

(6) Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.

(7) Leave a comment on each of the blogs, letting them know they have been nominated.

Please visit these seven super creative blogs if you have a moment :)

A Scarlet Shutter : Beverly Hamilton Wenham is the most creative person I know. She takes photos, she writes, she paints....I get exhausted thinking about it!

Muse in Kansas : A blog I just started following. Deborah also paints and takes amazing photos!

THE BLACKBUS.... / A solitude of Hermits : Hermit Andy posts his photo blog of the Scottish Highlands on both of his sites. I like to sort through his images when I need a moment of pause.

truepenny inc. : Ana always comes up with something crazy, thought provoking or just funny. She's been quiet (busy) so urge her to start posting again! :)

Musings from the Texas Hill Country : photos, garden stories, sunsets....Lynn's got it all.

Notes from the Field : the blog journal of filmmakers in the Kalahari shooting lions at night - with a camera, not a gun. The doodles added by Lulu Labonne make this one of my favorite blogs to visit.

CARAMEL MACCHIATO : my most recent blog friendship. AL posts beautiful pictures and amazing stories from across the world in the Philippines.

OK, so seven interesting things about me:
1) I have the job I've wanted since I was three years old (marine biologist), and at the place I grew up always wanting to work (a public aquarium). Numerous kids tell me everyday how cool my job is and yet I'd rather be home with my own kid instead.
2) I'm an accomplished salsa dancer.
3) I wish I was an accomplished surfer, but I generally fall off a lot. But what I lack in skill I make up for in enthusiasm.
4) I can't live more than ten miles from the ocean or I get claustrophobic.
5) I named my cat Jacques Cousteau (we call him Jack)
6) My grandmother once told me that traveling is the best education you can get and I try to visit as many foreign places as I can to learn how others live.
7) One of my biggest fears is flying which makes following my grandmother's advice tricky, but I do it anyway.


  1. Kate,
    I love your seven interesting items. I totally agree with your grandmother on #6,, travel is always a great education.
    Have a wonderful, sunny week with your family.

  2. Thank you Kate, the film crew are thrilled to hear about the KB award, not sure if they'll be able to pass it on.

  3. Kate thanks a lot, and I'm accepting the award.


  4. SQ: thanks! the "sunny" forecast is now thunderstorms, but at least I'm with family! :)

    ammonite: no worries about passing it on or not, I get my joy from giving and just hearing that the crew is thrilled makes my day! I just love to hear about their adventures.

    AL: yay! glad you got it!


  5. hey, cookie, no wonder i like your blog - j.c. was a big hero of mine and i wanted to be a marine biologist from jr high on. actually i wanted to be on a boat with a bunch of frenchmen in skippy bathing suits....
    ever been to the outer banks of north carolina?
    great mud flats when the tide goes out at beaufort (n.c.).
    thanks for the award!!!!
    am envious of your cape cod vacation and your salsa dancing!

  6. What a fun post. I too liked the 7 things list! I totally agree with your Grandma and I too make it my goal to travel frequently. Like your feeling claustrophobic when away from the ocean, I feel that way when I dont get to travel. I really do too... not just saying it because I like to travel, which I do, but I actually feel closed in. I have been this way since I was 15. I just need to find a job which pays for me to travel!!

    Ok so when did you take up Salsa? I think you need to post a bit about that! (ok and your cool job too... what do you actually get to do? Get in the tanks with the fish??)

    Have a wonderful vacation!

  7. Deborah: yay! a fellow Cousteau admirer! I took french in junior high just so I could keep hanging out on the Calypso in my career options.... I have been to the Outer Banks, years ago, my husband and I have a surf safari planned there someday.

    Helene: I will do a post about salsa dancing soon, it's about the most mindful thing I do, it makes you totally aware of every sensation and movement. I will also do a post about my job, hopefully today, I have to honor a promise to Rae to post about my "tools of the trade"...

    thanks for visiting! -Kate

  8. I'm with you on #7, I won't get in a plane. Salsa dancer = hot tamale!!

  9. Hi kate! I am new here. if you have time please feel free to visit my blogs you might like some of it. By the way, I agree with your grandma on #6. It is god to travel in different countries and places and know about them.


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