Tuesday, November 17, 2009

An Award (thank you!) and Seven Interesting Things About Me

I was so so excited to be selected for the Beautiful Blogger Award by one of my all-time favorite blogs, acupfullofsunshine. Thank you so much, Anne!

The rules are as follows:

1) Thank the person who nominated me for this award.
2) Copy the award & place it on my blog.
3) Link to the person who nominated me for this award.
4) Tell us 7 interesting things about yourself.
5) Nominate 7 bloggers.
6) Post links to the 7 blogs I nominate.

I was trying to narrow the "things about myself" down to things that if someone told me while we were waiting to get our licenses renewed at the DMV, I'd reply,
"My! How interesting!"
Or at least, politely,
"Mmm. Interesting."

Here goes:


1. I used to work in a mystery dinner theater improv troupe. We'd stage a murder mystery on a train on its way to tour the Château Ste. Michelle winery in Woodville, WA. I was murdered myself several times a month after eating a delicious dinner on a fancy train. Not a bad way to make a living, I'd say.

2. I used to work at a teeny Italian-inspired café in Seattle as a barista where I was trained to to make gelato and how to bake donuts! I quit after I learned the latter because this meant I had to be at work at 4:30 a.m. No longer my dream job. Sigh.

3. I am a sensitive as a ripe peach when it comes to stories/movies/books and I restrict all viewing to movies that aren't too sad, violent, suspenseful, dark or depressing. You will not be able to talk me into watching a movie that is any combination of the above list. I'm into happy endings, tap dances and period pieces that conclude with weddings.

4. George Gershwin is responsible for me not quitting music. I was having a terrible time at classical music summer camp (you are welcome to imagine the details), had decided music was not for me and was wandering morosely through the halls at Florida State University, when I heard the strains of Rhapsody in Blue coming through a door. I parked myself on the floor and listened to the pianist practice and by the time I had gotten back up, I had changed my mind.

5. I began yoga in 1999. Because of Sting, Gwyneth Paltrow and Madonna (mostly Sting). There, I said it. I'll come clean. But I loved it. I've even taken a teacher training course.

6. I must have a schedule where I can sleep in mornings. I have chosen many jobs and rejected many jobs (see #2) because of this requirement. Ten o'clock is the earliest I like to rise and it's practically impossible for me to fall asleep before 2:30 a.m.

7. One of my dearest dreams ever is to write/perform a song for a Pixar/Disney film. Anyone know anyone who knows anyone who works there?

The seven wonderful blogs I nominate for this honor are:


  1. My! How interesting!

    First off, thank you for nominating me! Second off, believe it or not, I did not know #2. Great choices - very interesting facts!

  2. The job in #1 sounds like a lot of fun!!

  3. OMG Emma thank you so much! I feel so honored to have you recognize me and my blog! I tell everyone I know about your music and can't wait to see you become famous! Thanks again girlie. Have a good night! Kori xoxo

  4. Thank you so much :)

  5. oh yeah, i'm so glad i got to learn more about you! "i'm sensitive as a ripe peach" - how cute are you?! i'm so delighted that you enjoy my blog, because i think you are just wonderful!

  6. Hey you're in Seattle too! How did I miss that. I organized a trip on the murder mystery train for work in 2005, wonder if you were performing!

  7. #1 sounds like my DREAM job. How did you get into that?


  8. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Emma !!!

    I'm over the moon with excitement :)


  9. Lovely tag Emma! I especially enjoyed reading about your job in the mystery dinner theater troupe and how Gershwin changed your life.

    Thank you for sharing!

  10. Thank you, Emma! What a sweet award. :) And those are all very interesting facts! That mystery dinner theater improv troupe sounds amazing.

  11. Hi Darling I gave you a blog award!

  12. Oh my, mystery dinner theater sounds like an absolute blast! :)

  13. Thank you dearly for the wonderful award, Emma darling. It was so immensely sweet of you to bestow it upon Chronically Vintage.

    Equally lovely was getting the chance to learn more about you, honey. You're a terrifically fascinating person!

    Huge hugs & thanks,
    ♥ Jessica

  14. It's nice to learn more about you :)
    Congrats on the award!
    ❉ ✿ ✿ ❉

  15. Melissa - Thanks!

    Sallytonks - I love your blog!

    Kaileigh - It was tons of fun.

    Blondie - No problem! Thank you for always being so encouraging! :o)

    Alicia - Everyone should know about your cupcakes.

    Anne - Aww! You always brighten my day!

    Saltina - I'm not in Seattle anymore, unfortunately! I really miss it though! Do you eat at Dilettante's?

    MJ - It was the craziest audition! I just came upon the ad in the Seattle Weekly two days after I'd moved there, drove all the way across town and auditioned.

    Stacy - Your blog is so inspiring! Everyone should read it.

    Stéphanie - Thank you!

    Gabbi -Thank you! Gershwin was my muse and still is.

    Rebecca - I love the stories you tell on your blog!

    Quincy - Aww! Thank you tons!

    Emily - It was a total blast! My coworkers were insane too.

    Jessica - Thank you! I've been so lucky to have such a great life.

    Giovanna - Thank you so much!


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