Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Two awards for the price of one!

Wow! Both Flartus at "My 2 Sense" and "Shiloh Prairie Farm" awarded me the Premios Dardo award! What an honor! Thanks to both of you! How exciting!

Apparently, the award "acknowledges the values that every blogger shows in his or her effort to transmit cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values every day." Hmmm....just a wee bit of redundancy there, but it gets the point across. Flartus said that the "original intent is to show admiration for a blogger's "word darts," i.e., getting one's point across cleanly and pointedly, as well as having a point to get across." I like that description best!

So, the rules that go with the award are...

STEP 1: Respond and rework. Answer the following questions on my blog, replacing one question that I dislike with a question of my own invention. (Since I got the award twice, I'm replacing two questions!)

STEP 2: Add one more question of my own. (again, I'll add two!)

STEP 3: Tag eight other bloggers. (Well, eight is enough, forget 16!)

1) What is your favorite day of the week? Probably Friday, because I can begin to slow down and relax a little. My week is so hectic.

2) What is your biggest fear? Flying. I wasn't afraid of it when I was young, but the older I get and the more I fly, the more afraid I become.

3) What was your worst subject in school? Multi-variable calculus.

4) Who is the last person you hugged? Well, I hugged Luna last, but she's not a person, she's a goat, so before that it was Kelly.

5) What websites do you visit when you go online? Oh my. For work: the US Patent Office site, Micropatent, many science-related sites. For fun: Etsy, a whole lot of blogs, Dave's Garden, Craig's List Farm & Garden Section, The Weather Channel, Backyard

6) What was the last item that you bought? The last thing I bought was feed, this morning, including goat, chicken, dog and rabbit feed.

7) If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? Well, I've got a real hankering to visit Argentina right now, but I'd also love to visit New Zealand (lots of sheep) and also to revisit some of my favorite cities - Prague, Paris, Vancouver.

8) If you woke up tomorrow and were the opposite sex what is the first thing you would do and why? I would stare at the toilet roll holder until I figured out how to put on a new roll.

9) If you couldn't have your current job, and money were not an issue, what would be your second choice?
I'd work full time on my farm, with fiber arts, animals, gardening, enjoying the land, and trying to have a sustainable and self-supporting farm.

10) Has a celebrity's hair cut ever influenced your own hairstyle?
Yes, I remember specifically asking to have my hair cut like Princess Diana in the 1980s.

11) If you had a whole day to yourself with no work, commitments, or interruptions, what would you do? I would probably work on my spinning wheel, walk around in my woods, play with the baby goat, collect eggs, watch the clouds go by, have a warm bubble bath, and a good long sleep.

12) What was the last movie you watched?
What's a movie? LOL! Seriously, I think it was "Love Actually" which is one of my favorite films and we watched it before Christmas, maybe in November. I never have time for movies.

13) If you were to win the Powerball, what would you do with the money (besides invest it)? Quit law school, work full time on my farm, buy a lot of the surrounding land, set up Iowa's first camelid sanctuary (for llama and alpaca rescue), hire a full time gardener to help me build my dream gardens, and try to convince my parents to come live closer to me! Or I'd move back to Canada and set up Canada's first camelid sanctuary (that I know of) and have a large sheep and goat farm still, and some long haired bunnies. :-)

14) What is your favorite plant or flower and why? Tough question! I think my favorite might be clematis vines - they are so lovely and their flowers so varied and beautiful. I just love having them around the garden.

15) What do you do to try to make the world a better place? I recycle, I contribute to environmental and earth-centered charities, I try to limit my carbon footprint, and I try to leave some of my land in its "natural" state to encourage a good ecosystem.

Now, who shall I tag? Those who are tagged below - please feel free to join, if you wish, but no obligation! Some of these blogs are fairly new to me but I've been enjoying them, so time to spread the joy! (let's see if they're reading mine, and if they notice!!)
1. Boulderneigh!
2. Plow & Pony!
3. Bedtick Farm!
4. Laughing Orca Ranch!
5. A Girl and a Farm!
6. Adventures in Wonderland!
7. Miss Effie's Diary!
8. Chicks & Kids Farm

p.s. Here's Flynt, this evening, after about 40 minutes of grooming. He looks MUCH better don't you think?!


Laughing Orca Ranch said...

LOL! #8. So true...but gosh you wrote it so fun, you just made me laugh loudly! :D

I enjoyed the questions and getting to know you a little bit better.
I don't think I knew you were in law school. What is your intended career goal (besides being able to work the farm full time....sigh, how wonderful would THAT be? I sure hope your dreams all come true.)

I'll participate later this week. Sounds like fun. Thanks for thinking of me, my friend.

Give Luna a hug from me, too.

~word verification: 'bunfo'
Your bunfo sure looks great after the grooming session. hehe

IsobelleGoLightly said...

Wee hooo! Congratulations! I just love the new video of Luna and the darling bunnie photos. You know, you could just pack Luna and Stuffin in a big box (with Tulip) and send them my way!
My person says thank goodness someone else talks silly goatie talk on a video. Hee hee. Goat kisses from Isobelle.

Karen said...

Danger, danger!
You're making me want bunnies...

Flartus said...

Hi Flynt! *pat, pat* You sure are looking fine!

Claire, you work full-time, go to law school AND run a small farm? Wow! You just impressed me even more!

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

Of COURSE I read your blog, and THANK-you for the award; I'll be happy to play along! But my, the list of questions will get very long with everyone adding one. And there are several questions I'd like to rework (but I'll try to stick to the rules). The hardest part will be picking eight bloggers who fit this award who haven't already been tagged. I enjoy a lot of blogs (like, over 100), but only a few really get their point across cleanly and pointedly.

Sharrie said...

Oh, my, it looks like you got a be bunny!

JLB said...

I'm reading and I noticed lol, I'll have more time later and will do it then ;)

Egghead said...

Flynt is so soft and sweet looking. And Luna. I am wanting me a Luna. Ohhh.

Yellow Jacket Ridge Angoras said...

Oh I just cracked up when I read #8!!!! I almost wrote a blog post about that very issue once! Too funny.

Ishtar said...

What a cute bunny!! I'd love one myself but I think the dogs would have too much of a temptation...