“Very Inspiring Blogger Award”-A Little Bit Of Fun Facts About Me

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(Note: This Saturday I have a fun book give-way happening and guest blog post by the author of “Birds Eye View” so make sure you pop by again on Nov 8th.)

It is with great “Fun honour” that I hereby accept this award given to me by the “Toronto Vintage Society“. Thank you dear TVS you are truly a wonderful and fun society that I LOVE being part of 🙂

Now upon receiving this “just for fun” blog award, I must now share seven random facts about myself and then share the love with other bloggers that inspire me.

Here we go!

Random Fact # 1:

My father was born in Germany and because of this I’m heavily involved in German Karneval.

Karneval in Germany

Traditional German Garde Girl-Funkemariechen

What is German Karneval you ask? Well basically it’s like Mardi Gras but instead of just one day or week it runs for several months, November 11th till Rose Monday in March. In Germany it is celebrated in the Rhineland (several areas of Western Germany along the Middle and Lower Rhine) and is a time of much merriment (and lots and lots of parties). They even have Prince and Princess of Karneval (I was once a Princess,years ago)!

I also German danced in a Karneval group since the age of 6 and stopped after 16 years when I moved away from home (fun fact: my mom danced in a Karneval troupe as well and that is how she met my dad). Here is an example of the kind of dancing I did called “Garde Dancing”. This video is from Germany and these women are outstanding!

Random Fact # 2:

I’m not actually a blonde…natural Brunette. sssshhhhhh 🙂 I have been a Blonde for gosh…14 years I believe and I don’t think that will change anytime soon.

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My Grade 12 Prom-1995

Random Fact # 3: 

I can’t ride a bike without crashing into things. I’m like bambi on 2 wheels when I get on one. So I let my bike collect dust in our garage.

1930s woman on bike

I wish I looked this cute on a bike-Getty Image

Random Fact # 4:

I have being watching the same Soap Opera “General Hospital” for around 20 years. I have very rarely ever missed an episode (thanks goodness for PVR) and have even gotten my husband a tiny bit into “my stories”.

General Hospital 1963

Random Fact # 5:  

I have a degree in Fashion Marketing from Ryerson University but I work as Marketing Coordinator at an IT company. Super far away from the fashion world (thank goodness for my vintage blog).

1953 vintage girl working at a desk

Random Fact # 6: 

I own probably around 40 pairs of shoes and every week I wear the same ones. Why? I live in such a small apartment that my shoes are packed away nicely (to make room for other items) and it’s too much of a bother to search for what I want. One day they will have their time to shine…one day!

1950's vintage shoes

Random Fact # 7

I went thru a stage while in High School where I listened to nothing but the music of Metallica. Yes for about 5 mins of my life, this 1940s loving gal was obsessed with Heavy Metal.

Metallica

And there you have it. I hope you enjoyed learning a few fun facts about dear old Liz of the Vintage Inn.

Onto the Other Blogger Nominations….

Now should blog awards not exactly be your favourite cup of tea (or if you’ve already received this one before and have no desire to post a “round two” of your own), fear not, you’re under zero obligation to play along. These kinds of posts are intended to be nothing but lighthearted fun, and should they not feel that way to you, by all means bow out of taking part in this one. I think blog awards are fun and a great way to find out a bit more about the blogs you adore but I understand not everyone loves them.

If though, you would like to take part, then all you have to is whip up a post of your own about receiving The Very Inspiring Blogger Award in which you link back to this post, share seven random facts about yourself, and bestow the award on folks whose sites you find to be a continual source of inspiration.

Have a wonderful day friends!

Liz

2 thoughts on ““Very Inspiring Blogger Award”-A Little Bit Of Fun Facts About Me

  1. Interesting facts! I would wear my crown as Karneval Princess with pride. Five months is a loooong time to celebrate, longer than your legs, which need to be wearing all those shoes. It makes me sad that they are sitting in a dark closet. Exit light, enter night.

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