A Few Things

I've been gone from the internet for a little bit. I took a trip home to introduce Ben to the family; they loved him! Dad even called from Antarctica to take place in the boyfriend-meeting activities. In any event, I left my laptop back at the apartment, and I've been working/schooling since then. I'm back, though!

So, for Halloween, I went as Number 13 from "House." I hope you know who that is, because no one else seemed to. Luckily, my roommate went as Dr. Allison Cameron, so we made a pretty dynamic duo. Here's the best picture of it from that night, in my opinion.What were you all for Halloween!?

Next, over the weekend, David McMahon from AuthorBlog was kind enough to choose me as his focus for The Sunday Roast. It was incredibly kind of him to interview me, and the comments I got as a result were quite sweet. Thank you to everyone who read and commented! And also, thank you to everyone who visited for the first time.

So, I applied for a Blogging Scholarship. I didn't even know there was such a thing as a scholarship for college students who blog, but wow! If I'm fortunate enough to be selected as a finalist (which will be announced here on the morning of the 6th), there will be a public vote. I'll keep you up to date, because I'd really appreciate your vote. Lord knows I could use the money for grad school, haha!

Lastly, EpiJunky gave me the Superior Scribbler award. I am incredibly flattered, and if I could give it right back to her, you know I would. So, here are the rules.

* Each Superior Scribbler must in turn pass The Award on to 5 most-deserving Bloggy Friends.
* Each Superior Scribbler must link to the author & the name of the blog from whom he/she has received The Award.
* Each Superior Scribbler must display The Award on his/her blog, and link to This Post, which explains The Award.
* Each Blogger who wins The Superior Scribbler Award must visit this post and add his/her name to the Mr. Linky List. That way, we'll be able to keep up-to-date on everyone who receives This Prestigious Honor!
* Each Superior Scribbler must post these rules on his/her blog.

So, here comes the love.

First, I'd like to recognize Jeff at Building Common Ground. A new found friend, he writes an excellent blog about "building common ground between people on the autism spectrum and those who love, work with and play with them." I'm fortunate to count him as a friend, and really respect what he has to say.

Secondly, to my dear-old-dad at Medical Ice. Yeah, I'm his daughter, so I'm a little bit biased. But he writes a wonderful blog about an experience very few people will get to experience. And I seriously love the pictures he posts!

Michael Morse at Rescuing Providence is one of my new favorite bloggers. He writes some seriously powerful stuff, and I hope to one day be as successful as he. If you haven't checked his blog out, do it immediately.

Just Keep Breathing has quickly become one of my roommate's and my favorite blogs. Compelling stories, wonderful posters, and humorous anecdotes. I just love it when a new entry pops up on my google reader!

Finally, EMS Haiku. The posters he makes are seriously funny, and I look forward to seeing a new one every time I check. It's obvious this man is a talented, intelligent, and humorous blogger. Go give him a read.

So there are something like 25 other blogs I'd like to mention, but I'll stop at five like the rules state. Just know that you're all fantastic.

I have a few stories rolling around in my head right now, and as soon as I get them sorted out, I'll be sure to write them down immediately! Thank you all again for the sweet comments.

Take care out there,

Edited to add: I voted absentee a few weeks ago. Mom went to vote today, saw my name under hers, and saw that my vote had been counted! Yay for doing my civic duty from afar! I do hope you all got out and voted; it's so vitally important. I am happy to say I was watching when history was made, and that I was able to see both candidates give eloquent speeches. I refuse to make this a partisan thing, so suffice it to say that I'm just always so proud when I see Americans turning out to take part in the democratic process.


Chris said...

What was I for Halloween?...


Chapati said...

Congrats Sam :o) On all fronts!

For halloween I was a pirate!


Michael Morse said...

Hello Sam

Thanks for the award! I was just checking in and lo and behold, there it was. Great way to start the day.

I went to my first Halloween Party in twenty years. I found these cheap little horns and pointy ears and glued them to my head, then bought some cheezy theatrical make-up so I could put flames on my forhead. Before I knew it my whole face was covered. That make-up stuff is addictive!

Took me a while but I finally got the horns off. People were looking at me kind of funny.

Bernice said...

Good luck with the scholarship thing!

Oh and I was a St Pauli's girl. So far out of my comfort zone it was almost rediculous, but somehow I pulled it off.

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Jedi Master Daryl said...

Love the Halloween costume. But shouldn't that have been a great big fat pathophysiology textbook instead?

I didn't dress up, but I took my girlfriend's daughters trick or treating, and they were both dressed as geishas. Sadly, there were less than half of the houses that had their lights on to give kids some candy.

keepbreathing said...

Thanks for the award! I'll try and live up to it.

Anonymous said...

Wow -- I haven't seen House in at least a half-year and I know who number 13 is :P .