Things have a taken a chilly nose-dive here in the Provence, but thankfully the sun is shining today (even though we're at about 40° F, burrrhh) and my week certainly got a little brighter when I received a Stylish Blog Award from Sara in Le Petit Village.
Now this gal is quite chic herself and I love following her adventures every week; not to mention her terrific writing and witty commentary on life in Provence. Plus, I think her dog just might have more personality than some of our neighbors- he's a cutie!
Now this is the first blogger award-thingy I've received and I'm trés excited. I have to share 5 things about myself / this blog & pass the award along to other bloggers.
Here are my fab five:
1. My name is Finnish and means "goes with the wind". My father is from Finland and named me, while my mother is from Holland and named my brother: Ari. I knew a Finnish girl in LA who told me the name wasn't quite in fashion anymore - as in there are a lot of aunts & grandmothers named Tuula in Finland. Maybe not as "sexy" as I'd hoped for, but I surely never got confused with anyone else at grade school...or high school...or really with anyone else...ever!
2. I don't really like running but wish I did. I think it would be really cool to be a part of a running group...meeting every morning, struggling up & down those hills, and it just seems like a great way to stay in shape (believe me, it's running-central around here). And then there's all those fabulous jogging outfits...
3. My plan B (if I didn't move to Europe) was to try a career in Public Policy / International Relations. I got accepted to a program in Washington, DC and had to decide between starting that fall or moving to Rome. Well, we can all see how that turned out, and it certainly doesn't involve making any policies except which cheeses to serve after dinner. But sometimes I still fantasize about riding on the DC Metro wearing a blue power-suit...and maybe a long string of pearls...and a big fat briefcase. And then of course there'd be those pesky dinners at the White House. Think I'm much better off in France after all...
4. I like to keep at least one frozen pizza on hand at all times in case of emergencies. Not very gourmet I know, but we are talking about living in France & there's certainly no 7-11's around or any markets at all open after 2pm on Sundays for that matter (American = practical).
5. While I was at university, I worked as an airport security officer for one summer at the Santa Barbara airport. My shift was from 5am until 12:30pm and I had to check bags and "wand" passengers that set off the metal detector. We only saw about 300 or so commuter passengers each morning, but they used to send through bags with fake weapons to test us when things got slow. That sure helped to keep me awake at 6am!
Passing along this lovely award to the following bloggers:
Jennifer (stylish in Italy): The Rome Less Traveled
Stephanie (stylish in France): La Belle in France
Tanya (stylish bride-to-be): Tanya in Transition
Thanks again Sara, this was fun!