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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Irresistibly Sweet Award: MY VERY FIRST BLOG AWARD!

Hi everyone!!!

I'm just THRILLED to pieces right now because Meredith of Forever Classics has gifted me my FIRST EVER BLOG AWARD! It is the Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award. This is just so, so, so cool and a billion thanks to Meredith for tagging me.

My "badge of honor", which you will now see proudly adorning my sidebar.

So, according to the rules, here's what I'm supposed to do next:

1. Thank and link the person who nominated you. (Done - a billion and ten thanks, Meredith!)
2. Share 7 random facts about yourself.
3. Pass the award to 12 fellow bloggers.
4. Notify the recipients.

Okay, so here are the 7 random facts about moi:

1) I take French at school using Rosetta Stone and can proudly speak "broken French."
2) I have a soft spot for 80's sitcoms - "Who's the Boss?" is my second favorite show of all time, and then I have obsessions with "The Cosby Show" "The Facts of Life" and "The Golden Girls"... I think it's got something to do with the crazy fashions and hairstyles. :D
3) I take ballet. I am actually just starting with it, but I really love it. I was inspired to start when I learned that Natalie Wood, Audrey Hepburn, and Princess Diana all took ballet in their youth... and Audrey and Diana even seriously considered it for careers (obviously, they didn't land up as ballerinas...)
4) I have a pet chinchilla named Bogart, but we call him "Bobo" for short. (I totally wanted to get him a girlfriend and call her Laurie, for Lauren Bacall. But that all changed when we found out chinchillas can fight to the death... err...)
5) I played the Duchess in a school production of "Alice in Wonderland."
6) I love to travel. I've visited both Europe and Asia (England and India), but I could totally see more! The top three places I want to visit are: France (and Paris in particular, how stereotypical of me), Italy (how awesome would it be to visit Stromboli?? Ingrid fans will know what I mean), and Morocco (Casablanca, of course!)
7) I have been writing - typing stories on the computer - since I was about five years old. I always loved books... and that's where it all started. I still write stories and I have my blog to write on, too!

Okay. Now, I have to tag 12 other bloggers for the award. :)

1) Natalie of In the Mood
2) Clara of Via Margutta 51
3) Sophie of Waitin on a Sunny Day
5) The girls at True Classics.
6) Millie of Classic Forever
10) Audrey of Fedoras and High Heels
11) Angela of The Hollywood Revue
12) Flappers and Flickers and Silent Stanzas

Okay, so here's the thing: since this award has been getting around, I noticed that a lot of the blogs I've tagged have already won this award. But since it doesn't say anyplace in the rules that you can't win twice, I guess these wonderful bloggers will just have to deal with being awarded over and over!

Also, since I'm fairly new to the blog scene, I'm not, like, blog buddies with all of these bloggers. You may wonder who I am. But, well, welcome to Frankly, My Dear I guess! But I also hope this will help me get more acquainted with the other bloggers in the classic movie community!

Once again, just oodles of thanks to Meredith (the link is up top, and also in my blog roll) and be sure and check out all of these other wonderful blogs. It was so hard to narrow down to just 12!


StanwyckFan said...

Ahhhh!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! I'm so glad we're friends. :) hehe. Did I get #1 on you list of 12 on purpose or just accidentally? ;)

Bette said...

Thank you so much for the award!!! I just found your blog through that lovely comment you left me! You have a great blog here :-)


Rianna said...

@ Natalie, you're welcome :)Oh, it was totally on purpose. You were one of the first to follow my blog and leave such nice comments... and you were one of the first blogs that popped into my mind!!! :)

@ Bette, You're welcome! I really adore your blog - in fact, it was one of the blogs I used to read before I became a blogger myself. Great to know there are other young classic film fans. Thanks for following!

Audrey said...

Thank you...and congrats on winning yourself! I'm new to your blog but am now definitely following. :D

Rianna said...

You're welcome. I just love your blog! And thanks for following :)

Clara said...

Thanks Rianna, I really really appreciate it!

Sophie said...

Thank you so much, Rianna! I just discovered your blog, I look forward to reading your posts! :D

Sophie said...

P.S. Love your header! :)

Rianna said...

Clara, you're welcome!!! :)

Sophie, you're welcome! I LOVE your blog... and I'm thrilled that you're following me. And oh I'm glad you like the header. :)

Clara said...


Just gave you this award too :)

Millie said...

Thanks so much, Rianna!

I'm so excited to find a new blog! :-D

Rianna said...

Once again, thanks Clara!

And you're welcome Millie. I hope you like my blog. :)

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