Kreativ Blogger Award – Part Deux

Bethany over at B&b Ex Libris gave me the Great Buddy Award, the Premio Dardos award, the Kreativ Blogger award and another version of the Kreativ Blogger Award! Thank you so much – I am overwhelmed!

This award comes with a meme!

7 Things I Did Before:

1. Worked on Barack Obama’s campaign when he was running for the Senate in 2004. (I’m really proud of this one right now!)
2. Fell in love with Zack Morris on Saved By the Bell
3. Wanted to be an astronaut (still do, a little bit – that’s why I’m so obsessed with books about NASA!)
4. I used to Indian dance. When I got older, I started teaching it.
5. I worked at the Federal Election Commission for two years before returning to school.
6. I’ve traveled to most of Western Europe.
7. I’ve always been a reader.

7 Things I Do Now:

1. Read! (Obviously)
2. I cook about 5 nights a week. I love trying out new recipes – our current favorite is spicy shrimp tacos with tomatillo salsa.
3. I love listening to music – I’m almost as compulsive about it as I am about books. Our music collection is pretty unreal. (Check out my Thursday Tunes, making its debut tomorrow!)
4. Along with loving music, I love listening to film scores – I listen to the instrumental music while I’m reading, studying, etc.
5. I watch TV – I love serialized shows such as LOST and Battlestar Galactica.
6. I study – though I haven’t been doing much of that lately because today is my first day back at school since Christmas break!
7. I clean – I’ve picked up the bulk of the cleaning duties since I’m at home a lot and my husband works about 12 hours a day. While it’s very fair, ugh.

7 Things I Want to Do:

1. Get accepted to this study abroad program so I can study at Oxford for a month this summer!
2. Travel to Antarctica.
3. Travel to Egypt.
4. Continue my getting good grades trend for the next three semesters
5. Socialize more – between my husband working a lot and me having night classes, we don’t get out as much as I’d like!
6. Travel to Cambodia. (OK, there are a lot more places I want to travel to, but I feel like this is a cop-out so this will be the last one!)
7. Read even more, but not at the expense of my other interests.

7 Things That Attract Me to the Opposite Sex:

1. Sense of humor
2. Intelligence
3. Patience
4. Smiling a lot vs. frowning a lot
5. Being a generally happy person
6. Not being too sappy
7. Being my husband šŸ™‚

7 Favorite Foods

1. Mexican, mexican, mexican…yum
2. White chocolate
3. Apples or grapes in sandwiches
4. Hummus and ranch in a turkey pita…mmm…
5. Cinnamon rolls (especially with cream cheese icing)
6. Mashed potatoes
7. Steak

7 Things I Say Most Often

1. Definitely
2. Indeed
3. “That’s so cool”
4. Ryan! (yelling at my husband about something)
5. Seriously
6. I don’t know
7. “I’m going to read now.”

Whew, that was actually really hard! I think most of the awards have made the rounds, but I haven’t seen this last one (Kreativ Blogger Part II) around so I’m going to award it to 7 bloggers!

1. Ramya
2. Dar
3. Bermudaonion
4. Alea
5. Veens
6. Amy @ My Friend Amy
7. Lenore @ Presenting Lenore

Thanks so much!


  1. Battlestar Galactica!! I’m still waiting for you to watch the latest ep…

    Oh, and I’ve been to Cambodia. I loved Angkor.

  2. Oh my gosh that does look hard! Thank you! I’ll have to remember to do it this weekend!

  3. congrats on your awards!

  4. Congratulations and thanks for thinking of me.

  5. Wow! Fantastic answers. I’m still amazed at how much you read on top of your schooling.

  6. Congrats on your awards. And that was a fun meme too!

  7. 3. Wanted to be an astronaut (still do, a little bit – that’s why I’m so obsessed with books about NASA!)

    Interesting. My husband and I are going to Houston in February and we plan on visiting the space center. Have you ever been? If yes, what did you think?

  8. Interesting post. It’s got me thinking…


  9. I can’t believe there’s a kreativ blogger two award and meme!! I’ll do it sometime this weekend. I want to travel all those places, too!

  10. You taught dance? Wow…
    I want to travel to Combodia too…

  11. Interesting post Swapna and congrats on the awards. Thanks for thinking of me. I’m going to try to get to all these memes and awards this weekend.

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