A while back, Laura from The Everyday Life of a a Young American Girl in France tagged me as a Stylish Blogger. I like Laura’s blog because she understands what it’s like to date cross-culturally, having a French boyfriend. She also understands what it’s like to be a foreigner in Europe, although I acknowledge that, yes, Spain and France are quite different.
Here are the rules for being stylish:
1. Link back to the awesome person who gave you the award
2. Tell everyone 7 things about yourself
3. Pass it on to 7 other bloggers!
Well, my friends, you are in luck. I am about to astound you with 7 things you don’t (okay, maybe don’t) know about me. Unless you are my mother and then you are not allowed to play this game.
- I hated olives before coming to Spain. Olives are somewhat of an acquired taste and, believe you me, I have acquired it. I love olives: green, black, kalamata, what have you.
- I played volleyball until my last year of high school and I still have dreams about playing. I loved playing on a team, the sport in general, and winning. Winning is fun.
- I love baking and cooking. I spend a lot of time on Tastespotting and FoodGakwer, looking for new recipes to try out on poor, unfortunate Mario. He hates it!
- I love real books, but my Kindle is my new best friend. I read while walking (yes, and it’s not hard!), and thus I can get a lot of reading done during my 20 minute walk to class everyday. So far this year I’ve read at least 15 books, and 2 since Thursday.
- Wine and cheese are two of my favorite things and together they can’t be beat. I love tapas bar with the option of just cheese. I could be a vegetarian, but a vegan? That would be way more difficult.
- I was once detained in an airport bunker in Madrid, Spain. I’m not scared and I even came back. Take that, airport security!
- I try to eat healthily but I love all things carbohydrate: cereal, bread, crackers, bagels—help me Jesus.
My 7 bloggers:
- Cat from Sunshine and Siestas. I like Cat’s blog because she’s been through all this before (the Conversation Assistant thing, that is). Also, she too has a Spanish boyfriend and thus understands what the whole lack of a visa situation is like.
- Kat from Kat Goes Basque. I think Kat and I share a similar love of cooking/baking, eating, and culinary adventures.
- Liz from Elizabeth en España. Liz, you seem fun and carefree, which I’d like to emulate. Carefree is not me. Not yet.
- Christine from Christine in Spain. She’s got the whole professional vibe going on, and I love reading about others’ experiences in Spain.
- Rea from Not So Spanish. Her pictures are hilarious and her prose is even better. Her North American (okay, so Canadian) perspective is very similar to mine, although Algeciras is a bit different than Zamora!
- Brenna from Le Fabuleux Destin de Brenna. She’s a Conversation Assistant in France. I love seeing the differences. Plus, she’s a pretty cool gal.
- I will retag Laura from The Everyday Life of a Young American Girl in France. I just like her blog!
Pssst. I hope no one feels obligated to do anything. I just tagged y’all because I like your blogs!