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Monday, September 30, 2013

The Sunshine Award

My friend, Mo of Mocadeaux  nominated me for the Sunshine Award.   This means that I am given the opportunity to answer the 10 questions that Mo has prepared for me and nine other bloggers. And then the best part is... I get to turn the tables and ask 10 questions to 10 or 11 bloggers.

Where were you born?

I was born in St. Vincent's Hospital in the great city of Bridgeport, Connecticut.  Famous people other than myself born in Bport include:  P.T. Barnum, Tom Thumb, Brian Dennehy, Bob Crane (Hogan's Heros), Robert Mitchum, Tony Musante ( Toma), and Kevin Nealon (SNL). 

Do you prefer romantic comedies or suspense thrillers?

I enjoy both but I have a tendency to watch romantic comedies over and over.  My favorite romantic comedy writer is the late, great Nora Ephron.

What is your favorite sport (to watch or participate in)?

I've played tennis for years.  I was never been very good at it but my team mates kept me on the team for comedy relief and I also promised to host the team party.

My favorite sport to watch is Real Housewives. 

What is your favorite sound?

My first favorite sound is the combined laughter of my girls because that means they are not tearing each other's eyes out.

My second favorite sound is a cork popping from my favorite bottle of chardonnay.

Coke or Pepsi?

Diet Coke.  In high school and college I was never without a can of Tab in my hand.  Does anybody drink it anymore?

Do you have a special talent?
My friends and family have told me that I am a good mimic.  Probably because I imitate them all the time.

PC or Mac?

PC - not because I prefer it.  My family doesn't think I'm swift enough to learn the Mac.  They all have Macs, by the way. 

What is your favorite vacation spot?

I would have to say St. Martin because the Mister and I honeymooned there and we have also taken the girls.  The Mister loves the food and the girls love the beaches and shopping.

Do you collect anything?

I don't collect them, but I do admit to having a tremendous amount of roosters.  The Mister told me that if I come home with one more rooster, I will have to sleep in the hen house.

If you could be an expert in any field, what would it be?

I don't know about being an expert but I have always dreamed of being a famous romance novelist like Danielle Steel.  She spits out about 3 books a year and has homes all over the world.

I even like her clothes and jewelry.


Now it’s my turn to spread the love. The 10 bloggers (I added one for good measure) I am nominating for The Sunshine Award are:

The Enchanted Home

Life In My Empty Nest

Savvy Southern Style

Nana Diana Takes a Break

I'm So Vintage

Chatty Crone

Suburban Charm

The Westra World

Simply LJK

Around the Table

Pancakes and Beet Juice

Maybe you just want to do the questions and not forward the ten nominations. That is A-OK. This is not a chain letter and no curse will befall you, I promise. Participate as much or as little as you want.
But if you DO want to join in the fun, here are the “rules”:
  1. Include the award logo in a post or on your blog.
  2. Link to the person who nominated you.
  3. Answer 10 questions about yourself and write 10 questions for your nominees to answer.
  4. Nominate 10 bloggers to receive the award. Link your nominees to the post and comment on their blogs, letting them know they have been nominated.
OK Ladies... Here are your questions. 

1.  You ladies are all creative and talented.  What was the biggest blooper that you made while decorating?

2.  Which child is your favorite?
KIDDING!!!!!!  Just wanted to make sure you were paying attention.

2.  What is your favorite movie and song of all time?

3.  If you wrote a memoir, what would the title be?

4.  What has been one of your most embarrassing moments?

5.  What is your biggest regret?  I don't mind hearing juicy details.

6.  If you were awarded an all expenses paid vacation for two weeks where would you go?  Don't get any ideas... this is not tied into a give away.

7.  How many homes have you lived in?  Which one was your favorite?

8.  If you could sit next to any famous celebrity on a 5-hour flight, who would it be?

9.  What would your friends say are your 3 best qualities?

10.  Why do you blog?

Hope everyone is enjoying the Fall weather!

Preppy Empty Nester
Preppy Empty Nester

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  1. I am cracking up. Yes, I too loved TAB. And, I have a Mac...believe the fam is right. So wish I had my old pc!!! Looking forward to participating. Thanks for the nomination.

  2. So fun to get to know you better! I too love Roosters and I so enjoy the pop of a glass of chardonnay!
    Very nicely done:)

  3. You can still buy Tab here in GA - but we are firm COKES here. Congrats on your award - you deserve it. And thanks for the nomination. You are very sweet, You ever see Mama Mia - one of my all time favorites. And I would like to go there - Greece.... Sandie

  4. Well this is so exciting! What a way to make a comeback from my unintended vacation. Look for my answers tomorrow!

  5. Katie, this is fabulous! i don't know where to start! Tab! The Real Housewives! The sound of popping a cork! Yes, yes and YES!! And is that a picture of Maureen Connolly posing with her tennis racquet? The first racquet I had when I was in high school was a (wooden, of course) Maureen Connolly. Remember having to put your racquet into a press to keep it from warping?
    Thanks so much for participating in the fun! I have loved learning more about my blogging pals!

  6. Are you sure we are not related? Based on your answers, I swear we are at least distant cousin!!!!

  7. Well first thank you for including me in the fun. You bet your can of Tab (which by the way I was obsessed with for many years) that I will be participating!!! What fun questions...I am also sure the tennis girls keep you on the team for the glam factor! You make the team look good........enjoyed your answers laced with your trademark humor:) Will go and get busy!!

  8. Haven't seen one of these in a long time!! So fun to be included- I will see how taxing treatment is- tons of sedation coming my way- but if I am still clear I will tackle these for sure!! Thanks for thinking of me :) LOVE Nora too!!

  9. Thanks Katie! Tab was my drink of choice in the college cafeteria:-)
    I like your questions for us and may try to answer them - might be fun!

  10. Another Diet Coke fan here!!! :O)


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