Thursday, June 10, 2010

Beautiful Blogger Award

Andrea of Wisdom Begins in Wonder, bestowed the Beautiful Blogger Award upon me.  My horoscope said I would be very lucky this week. So, there you go, I AM very lucky this week.  :-)

As a recipient of a Beautiful Blogger Award I am asked to share 10 things you may not know about me, then provide a list of 10 bloggers I adore.

Little Known Facts:
1.  I used to be a Rocket Scientist... technically I was a Manufacturing Engineer for the Space Shuttle Main Engine and a Test Engineer on part of the International Space Station, but Rocket Scientist is more fun to say.

2.  Before I was a Rocket Scientist, I worked for the Coors Brewing Company.  Beer, then Rocket Engines.  That makes sense, right?

3.  I prefer to work for young, entrepreneurial companies that are pursuing new ideas.  I am currently at my fifth (Astral Technology Group) and also building my own (Alpacamundo).

4.  I love to camp, but haven't been in years.

5.  I love to learn about new (to me) things and ideas.

6.  I ran finished a Half-Marathon several years ago, but haven't run much since.  I think this is odd since my husband "plays chase" for a living.

7.  I want to write and publish a book.

8.  I was an Adaptive Ski Instructor for 8 years in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

9.  I married the exact, right person.  My Husband and I develop goals and priorities together, then support each other in their pursuit.  I am extremely lucky in this regard.

10.  Life is too short to eat bad chocolate or drink bad coffee.

I suppose this is a new version of the chain letter, but since it doesn't say do this or else you'll be the recipient of bad luck, I am happy to share some of my favorite blogs and bloghers with you. Yes, I know some have been nominated before, that's a testament to how awesome they are.  I hope you will take a few minutes to check them out.

Bloggers I adore:
Holly of Knit With Snot For You
Katy the Alpaca Farm Girl
Kathleen of Alpaca Homesteading - - A to Zena
Maya of Springtree Road
Jamie of Two Chicks and a Hen
Kristi the Fiber Fool
Leslie of Home-grown Love
Suzy of Hip Mountain Mama and One Small Change
Suzie of Juniper Moon Farm
Caryn of It's HELLCHICK time!
I would put the Andrea, the WonderWhyGal on this list, but I think that might be against the rules. ;-)

Thank you Andrea for this award... you are an inspiration to me.


WonderWhyGal said...

I love you blog and those are very interesting facts that you haven't shared before.

Best wishes with the alpacamundo business.

Zena Suri Alpacas said...

A correctly bestowed award! Kathryn not only blogs frequently, but her blogs are interesting and I look forward to seeing what she will talk about next.

I am honored to have made Kathryn's list of blogs to read.

Kathryn Ray said...

Kathleen - You are a beautiful story teller and I wish you blogged more.

Andrea - Thank you my sweet Wonder Gal. :-)

Jaimie said...

Thanks for including me! I feel so honored! And I have to say that I'm a little astonished that you ALSO have another job in addition to what you blog about here. You must be a bit of a superwoman!

Hellchick said...

Oh, you're so sweet to include me in your favorite blog list!

It's funny how few women I meet who were scientists AND alpaca owners. I used to be an astrophysicist, and now I make games. Go figure.

So glad you got the award, it's well-earned, I love your blog!

Kathryn Ray said...

Jamie - You're welcome. I love reading about the adventures you and the chicks have. I don't think I'm any sort of superwoman... I just have a very long to do list that is never even close to being completed.

Hellchick - I feel this kinship with you, because of that and your wide range of interests. I always learn something when I read your blog. So you are welcome.

Holly Bee said...

I love to pop over here for some peace and quiet!