Sunday, June 28, 2009

Honest Scrap Award From Little Bow Prep

Little Bow Prep has given me an award. She is a high school student, working hard and worrying, as most high-achieving high school students do, where she will go to college. And looking at fashion along the way. I am flattered to get an award from a teenager. It means I have not passed over to the land of old people who must be avoided. And I support her for blogging and slogging her way through the college admissions process. Thank you Little Bow, and BTW, clever name...

The award has rules, as these things do. I prefer, however, to call them requests. Here they are:
  • Each blogger to whom the award is given must post these rules (we will just call them requests...).
  • Each blogger to whom the award is given must list ten random facts/habits about themselves and pass the award on to other recipients.
  • The award recipients then need to do the same.
  • Don't forget to leave a comment telling the recipients about the award!
I would like to receive and pass on this award in the spirit of my current post thread, i.e. careers, because, no, I am not quite done. So. How about 5 not so random facts about my career to date?
  1. When I was in high school, my mother thought I would be a poet when I grew up. At 52, poetry is one of the few genres of literature that I don't much like.
  2. When I was in college, I wanted to be an actress. I still like to stand in front of an audience and talk, but I no longer want to perform as someone else.
  3. When I got out of college, I took classes at San Diego State in economics and calculus, to prepare myself for a future MBA. This turned out not to be necessary.
  4. When I took my first job after college I lived in London and worked for Sir Cameron Mackintosh (think Cats) for 6 months. He hadn't been knighted yet. I had nothing to do with his future success.
  5. The work assignments I have most enjoyed to date have been: running the team that launched a site, presenting on e-commerce to an industry conference, and leading a project that required rapid analysis of the nature of financial exchanges. I could have known I would like standing up and talking in front of people. The financial exchanges thing probably surprised everyone. Some things you can know in advance, some things you can't.
I would like to pass this award along to the following 5 bloggers. In this case, I am congratulating them for their initiative in starting new things and following through on what they began.

Vodka Mom at I Need A Martini Mom. She writes about her experience as a kindergarten teacher and tells very funny stories about what kids say. Recently there was apparently some consternation in her work environment about her blog, but she hasn't quit. Still making us all laugh.
Maureen at IslandRoar. Maureen lives on Martha's Vineyard (one of my all time favorite places) and just recently started up a blog. She is dedicated to writing posts that have real personal meaning. This is my favorite, about an older man she visits with.
Allie at Summer Is A Verb. Again, a fairly new blog, one that tells what I think of as the High WASP story from a lighter perspective with lots of fabulous stuff to covet including skin care, my personal weakness...
Colleen at communicatrix. Colleen is well-established in the advertising/marketing industry as a speaker and consultant but is doing the difficult thing of reaching out to readers to drive referrals. It's always hard to ask but it's always a good idea. Her blog is a good resource for personal growth inspiration.
Kate at love you big. Adorable crafts/art/little creatures from Australia. Recently she posted a new craft project every day in May. I admire her sheer persistence but true cuteness is an extra added benefit.



Blogger Jill said...

It's wonderful getting to know you a bit better.

June 28, 2009 at 4:22 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

How delightful - what a perfect Monday surprise! Thank you so much for your award - I will hope to post my list up soon.

(I love that your mother thought you might be a poet - that speaks to such a developed and artistic sensibility on both your parts - swoon!)

June 28, 2009 at 4:28 PM  
Anonymous Maureen at IslandRoar said...

A poet AND an actress, 2 things very close to my heart. One doesn't often see the artistic merge sucessfully with the business. Lucky!

What a great way to start the week. I stand honored. Thank you, thank you!

June 29, 2009 at 6:24 AM  
Blogger LPC said...

I agree, business is not the best place for poetic souls. But it can work. I'm getting to know myself better too as it turns out.

June 29, 2009 at 12:35 PM  
Blogger the communicatrix said...

Oh, dear. This means I have to really follow through now, doesn't it?

So much for my planned shirking.

Seriously, thank you. To paraphrase my friend, Brandon Rogers, about his former blog, communicatrix-dot-com is where memes go to die. But I will think of how I might honor five worthy people in a special way, in the spirit of this lovely event.

June 29, 2009 at 1:51 PM  
Anonymous the Preppy Princess said...

This is perfect, I think I was in similar places in most decades, although I think in my late 30's I *knew* This. Was. It. Nothing more was said, as nothing was needed, clearly.

Somehow that didn't last indefinitely as I thought it would. Thanks for another excellent post, it always helps keep us eyes-forward when we most need it.

Smiles at you for the rest of the week,

June 29, 2009 at 5:37 PM  
Blogger Summer is a Verb said...

I am fashionably late retreiving my much appreciated award and I apologize. Merci beaucoup! I never, ever tire of being appreciated and loved! XXOO

June 30, 2009 at 3:52 PM  
Blogger LPC said...

Fashionably late, yes. That's a sign of your elegance, right? You are welcome!

June 30, 2009 at 7:56 PM  
Blogger Little Bow Prep said...

Thank you for doing the award!

Yes, they were more like requests :) I'm generally terrible at abiding by award rules. Sometimes (if I am too late at posting an award), I forgo the requirements all together :P

July 2, 2009 at 4:07 PM  
Blogger LPC said...

My pleasure. Thanks for giving it to me.

July 2, 2009 at 4:19 PM  

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