I'm Versatile, yay!

Versatile Blogger Award

I was pretty stoked to find I have been given the versatile Blogger award by Mel from Coffee With Mel. Thanks so much! This is my first award, and first tag.

This award has its own rules. And these are.

  • thank the person who gave you this award
  • include a link to their blog
  • select 15 blogs/bloggers that you've recently discovered or follow regularly
  • nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award
  • Tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

So, first 7 things about myself. I'll try to keep this interesting:

1. I pick up accents -- it's really weird! I've had British, Israeli, Italian, Spanish, Indian and Chinese accents when I hung around with people from those countries. When I'm by myself, my accent is a bastard mutt of every accent imaginable.
2. I can speak 5 languages; and me, my guy and the kids speak four languages at home -- I'd say that each family member can speak three out of these four.
3. I absolutely love reading and can read pretty fast -- I breezed through War and Peace and was pretty surprised others found that impressive.
4. I'm really really crazy about chocolate. During Christmas time there are many half-broken chocolate Santas in the supermarkets, and I can't resist eating the broken chunks. 
5. I don't understand what people talk about when they say they are home-sick, even though I have moved very far several times. I often feel very strong Fernweh -- a beautiful German word which means "the feeling inside you when you are at home and you want to visit another countries" -- sometimes it's so strong it's almost a physical pain. that said, I always get a major case of stomach-churning nervousness before every trip!
6. I'm a pretty shy and timid person, but I like gently pushing my limits by trying out new stuff that scares me a bit. Like Israeli dancing, couchsurfing or starting conversations with strangers. I've had a cobra around my neck once -- quite proud of that, although it was defanged.
7. My big love is theater. As in acting. I'm not terribly good at it but it has changed me in more ways than I can say. Oh, and I love dressing up in the costumes!

 Aaand I'm supposed to award 15 people. Well, I ended up choosing five lovely blogs:

Fuller Figure Fuller Bust
Braless in Brasil 
Into the Palette 
Pearl Squirrel 
This is Glamorous 
                     Congrats, dolls!

     Anything else you'd like to know about me? Ask away! I'll answer anything that isn't terribly personal or inappropriate.

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