Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Citrusy Blogging In Style

Wow - I'm blown away by all the blog love I've been getting lately! First off, Medeia Sharif gave me the Citrusy Blogger award. Thanks, Medeia!

I'd like to pass this award to:

Kristal at it's KRISTAL kLEEr

Dawn at Plotting and Scheming

Alison at Left-Brained by Day; Write Brained - All the Time

Regina at Unsettled

Amanda Valdez-Milner at Amanda's Twisted Truths

Brian at Brian's Home

Hema at Wading Through Words

Devin at Devin's Musings

Kristal at it's KRISTAL kLEEr, Dawn at Plotting and Scheming, Alison at Left-Brained by Day; Write Brained - All the Time, Regina at Unsettled, and Devin at Devin's Musings have bestowed the Stylish Blogger Award upon me - thanks guys!

I'm supposed to tell you seven things about myself, so here goes:

1. I attended Michigan State University. Any other Spartans out there? *waves*

2. I graduated with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, but I'm not telling you what year. :)

3. My last summer before graduating college, I did a summer internship at McDonnell Douglas Co. (now Boeing) in St. Louis.

4. That's where I met my husband. We were assigned to apartments with two other roommates. One of my roommates, Lorette, was friends with one of his roommates, Joe. Joe later married my third roommate, Lisa.

5. Other than those couple of months during our summer internships, my husband and I had a long distance relationship until we got married sixteen months later.

6. I first met my husband at a pool. Considering my skin is so fair I'm almost blinding in a swimsuit, that's about the last place I would have expected to meet my future husband. We stayed in the pool so long I got a bad sunburn, but it was worth it. :)

7. After getting my electrical engineering degree, I worked one year as an electrical engineer in Chicago and five years as a computer programmer before staying home to raise kids. That was fourteen years ago, and I've never looked back.

I'm supposed to pick fifteen people to pass this award to, but I wanted to give it to you all, so I decided I will! If you're reading this post, you are a treasured bloggy friend, and I'd like you to take this award as my way of thanking you for reading my blog, supporting me, and sharing this journey with me.
You guys are the best!

How about you? Where did you meet your significant other? Do you work in the same field you studied in school?

Happy Tuesday!


The Happy Whisk said...

Happy Tuesday to you as well. Congrats on the award.

Anonymous said...

Electrical engineering? wow!
I met my partner when I was assigned to clean round his office area. He must have thought I was a jolly good cleaner lol

salarsenッ said...

Congrats on the awards. It's great to learn more about you.

Ann said...

Congratulations on your awards. Well deserved. Blinding in a swimsuit ehhh? You must be Irish!

Old Kitty said...

Awwwwww how romantic!!!!! And I bet you were blindingly GORGEOUS in your swimsuit!!! Yay!!!

CONGRATULATIONS with your fab awards!!!!!!

Take care

Emy Shin said...

Congratulations on the awards, Susan!

And your story is so sweet and romantic. :)

Tracy said...

Awww, you are so deserving !
I like your seven things...especially the Michigan State and NO! I'm not an MSU grad but I got my Masters degree at THE Ohio State University :)
I actually met my husband on the way back from the pool!
good to know more about you!

Brian said...

Wow, such nice awards and I enjoyed the things about you. Thanks so much for sharing with me, I'm quite honored!

Velva said...

Congrats your on the award!!! I was stopping over to say hello.

I am definitely not a Michigan State girl but, I am a Florida Gator :-)

I enjoyed reading 7 things about you. Very cool.


Lola Sharp said...

CONGRATS on your awards! You deserve a million awards, diamonds and roses.

I adore your romantic love story. Thanks for sharing it with us. *hugs*

Sari Webb said...

Congrats on the award!
My boyfriend's a civil engineer, and it seems like I know more engineers than any other occupation. I've had enough of hearing about concrete to last me a life time!

Joanne said...

Wow, there's a whole latte awards going on over here! Raising my (decaf) coffee cup in a toast ... Cheers :)

The Happy Whisk said...

Which one were you? I was always Kelly.

Jackee said...

I love that you and your hubby are nerdy engineers like my husband. lol... okay, so maybe you're not as nerdy as he is. :o)

Congrats on the awards. You deserve all the blog love you can get!


Kari Marie said...

Congratulations on your awards! Your story about meeting and dating your husband is so sweet!

Jai Joshi said...

Congrats on your awards!


Dawn Simon said...

Congrats on the well-deserved awards. :) Thanks for passing one to me.

I like the seven items you shared! I'm blinding in a bathing suit too. Hee!

My background is elementary education, but it's not what I'm doing now: momming and writing (Momming should be a word, shouldn't it?)

A.L. Sonnichsen said...

Congratulations on the lovely awards, Susan. Wow, you are an electrical engineer?! That's very cool. You are one of those people who is smart on both sides of your brain. (I am not, unfortunately.)


Madeleine said...

Congrats on the awards and to the awardees. What a lovely romantic tale about meeting your hubby. :O)

Jennifer Shirk said...

Awe. I love you didn't want to leave the pool and got sunburned. So sweet!
I met my hubby on a blind date. My aunt was neighbors with his mom, etc... LOL

Alison Miller said...

Congrats on the awards and thank you for mine!!!

My hubby and I are both teachers - he was student teaching at my school. We're now at different schools, but still together after 16 years. :)

DEZMOND said...

I don't know what's the meaning behind CITRUSY BLOG AWARD, but I do love it. Congrats on getting it! Well deserved, Suzy!

Hema P. said...

Congratulations on the awards, and thank you for passing one on to my blog, Susan!!

Kelly said...

Interesting where fate brings you!
I met my hubby at a college party. My friend was bringing me to meet his other friend to set us up, but I met him instead and here we are 18yrs later!
My degree is in elementary education. I stopped teaching to be a stay at home mom, but I substitute teach occasionally and volunteer enough in the school that I guess I still use the degree somehow!
Congrats on the awards!

Carolyn V said...

Congrats on all the awards!

How sweet that you stayed in the pool and got a sunburn, just to hang out with newly met future hubby. =)

Michelle Merrill said...

Congrats on the award. I love your story :)

nutschell said...

Awards are sweet. Congratulations and you truly deserve it. (Love this blog!) Thanks for visiting my blog. Query letters are tough little buggers to make, but we should spend as much time crafting them as we do writing our manuscripts. After all, they're the first impression we make:P Good luck on yours-- I'm sure it's going to be smashing!

Lenny Lee* said...

hi miss susan! wow thats a lot i didnt know bout you. cause you know that electric stuff maybe you could tell us guys how to fix that garbage grinder thats under our sink. ha ha. i like that you didnt never look back. how cool is that. wow you got some cool awards and lots of love that for sure you deserve.
...hugs from lenny

Lynda R Young said...

congrats on your awards!!
I met my significant other at a game arcade lol

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Love your romantic story about you and your husband. Wow, an electric engineering degree. I'm impressed.

Carol Riggs said...

Congrats on the award! And heeheeHEE, we do know how to do math, Susan, so if we add up the year after your graduation, then your 5 yrs as a computer programmer, then 14 years of staying home with your kids...well, you get the picture. LOL

No worries. I turned 50 last year (gah!) so I still think you're a young chicken. :)

Deniz Bevan said...

Congratulations on your awards! That citrusy one is so cute.
I met my husband through a friend - and I kept saying I was too tired from work, and almost didn't go out that night!

Amanda Milner said...

Congrats on the awards! And thanks for passing one on to me. ☺
Electrical Engineer, wow, I'm impressed! I figured all writers were like me and sucked at techincal mathy things;) Haha! Ok, maybe I HOPED they were all like me. Lol!
I met my hubby through my roomate/co-worker. She's his step-sister and she wanted to set him up with my best friend. When she pointed him out to me I pretty much yelled out "dibs!" We were waitresses and he was sitting at a table in my section. My roomate/co-worker did not want her brother dating her roomate/co-worker aka me. I guess on account of the awkward factor. So to actually meet him I had to fight her off because she was physically holding me back! Lol! Going on 12 years this May. ☺

Charmaine Clancy said...

Some great links there - thanks!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Congratulations on all the awards, Susan! I still can't picture you as an engineer...although your writing is very detailed, so maybe that makes sense. :)

Kristal Lee said...

Congrats on your award and thanks for the shout out! I look forward to "crusading" with you.

Devin Bond said...

Congrats on the award and thanks! I'm a Spartan (but from a different college :P)

Yay, I don't have to worry about being blindingly pale anymore! If you can catch someone I can too, haha :)

Anonymous said...

That is such a wonderful story about how you met your husband! I'm single and got a degree in Modern Languages, which I suppose I kind of use at work - I speak French to my Team Leader.

As Devin said, you give hope to those of us with nuclear white skin :D

Anonymous said...

*waves* I'm a Spartan!

Well, I'm actually a GVSU Laker, but I grew up next to MSU and my entire family, including my husband went there. I'm a Spartan in my heart <3

You'll be getting another Stylish Blogger award once my post is done being written :)