One Lovely Blog Award

One Lovely Blog AwardKathryn of Kathryn’s Brain and Alpacamundo (new website coming soon, Kathryn says!) has awarded me the One Lovely Blog award, which, it turns out, comes with conditions (kind of like the chain letters of our youth):

  1. Thank the person who honored you with this award and post their links;
  2. Nominate up to 15 other blogs for this honor; and
  3. Tell readers seven things about yourself.

I know Kathryn’s husband, a charming man of large biceps and few words who has dropped tantalizing hints about their homestead (I believe he may have uttered the words “alpaca” and “Tibetan Mastiff”) and about Kathryn’s aerospace engineering past, so it was a real pleasure to meet her in person a couple of years ago and then find her blog and learn more about her passion for a simple sustainable life. Thank you, Kathryn.

Some blogs I read and am inspired by:

  1. WheelchairDancer is on hiatus, but she’s left a awesome body of open, honest and thought-provoking work. She also says a new blog may be in the offing, depending on where her life takes her next, and I can’t wait for it.
  2. … …. Wobbly teetering blogging blogs about her weebly tottering life Down Under.
  3. Stillagrrrl at Aided Mobility is documenting her experiences as a new crutch user, with the extra bonus that she is doing this as an academic in Russia—a multiplicity of cross-cultural learning environments.
  4. Building a Colorful Life: color, style, self discovery, reinvention and some amazing photography.
  5. ProfSpazz is a fairly new blogger, and her thoughtful posts on coming to terms with disability are worth reading.

Seven things about me:

  1. I’m left-handed.
  2. I hate cilantro.
  3. For me, the most difficult aspect of adapting to progressive lenses was the degradation of peripheral vision—turns out that I depend a lot on peripheral vision to eavesdrop on other people in restaurants.
  4. I’m still waiting for the world to find out that I’m not really very good at most things, I just fake it well.
  5. I used to work as a volunteer telephone relay operator, before the phone companies were required to provide relay services.
  6. I took calculus three times, and never managed to get a grade better than a C, but I love combinatorics.
  7. I try to avoid telling jokes, because most people don’t find my jokes very funny.


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  2. Kathryn | Alpacamundo

    Ha ha, I thought the same thing, but since it didn’t say “do this or else you’ll have bad luck” I felt like it was ok. ;-)

    The new website is coming, I promise. It’s “this close” to being ready. It always seems like the last 5% takes the longest. ugh.

    I am not familiar with combinatorics. I like how you describe Hubba. :-)

    I’m off to check out the blogs you mention. :-)

  3. Anonymous

    Ah Katja thanks! I love the old-school chain letter idea. Gonna pass this along in my next post.

  4. Vix

    A well-deserved badge, Ms K; congratulations!

    If #7 is indeed true, then it’s just that the medium is wrong for your sense of humor. See #3 as proof.

    Thanks for mentioning my randomly-updated blog and demonstrating that I’m right when I say my readers are the ones who deserve reading!

  5. Katja

    I’ll be stalking you guys to check out your contribution! I want to know the 7 things (even though I hate making those lists myself).

  6. che

    hahaaa, congrat’s and verily interesting reading. Most chuffed to rate a mention on such a pithy list. Perhaps an alternate form of blogger eavesdropping?
    Right back at you :P

    much cheer

    And for Kathryn: looking forward to checking out the new site

  7. Tim S

    Wheelchair dancer is a great blog.

    Question: Does hating cilantro also mean you don’t like Chipotle’s rice? Because that has cilantro in it but is delicious.

  8. Katja

    Not a Chipotle rice fan, no.


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