Sunday, January 23, 2011

I've Been Caught!

The talented, sweet and beautiful LoveK has tagged me in a fun little blogger game.  I`m not too sure what it`s called but there`s rules.
  • Thank and link back to the person who originally gave you this award.
  • Share 7 things about yourself.
  • Pay the award forward to 10 great bloggers.
  • Contact those bloggers and let them know they have received the award.

 I really enjoyed reading LoveK`s post on her 7 things... and to anyone who hasn't checked her out yet, I encourage you to do so.  She`s smart, wise & fabulous.   Now on to a little information about me...

1. Back in November of 2010, I did a very similar post called "Confessions". In the post I talked about Kasuku, my multiple closets, tattoo wishes, colourful hair dreams, my fear of children and winter-woes.   

2. I love doing art... painting, photography, drawing, sewing, crafts... anything!  There's something about producing a piece that is so calming.  Since moving to Ottawa 4 years ago, I have hit an "artist-block".  There's many paintings, drawings and other projects partially completed where I cannot bring myself to finish them.  I've had no inspiration & it's upsetting because it's something that I find a lot of joy in.  One day I'll get back into it.

3. It might not come as no surprise but I used to want to be a veterinarian growing up.  I love helping animals, even volunteered on weekends and during the summer at a pet store while in high school just to be around all the adorable critters.  My favorite part was helping with the training of the big birds. It wasn't until the incident where I fainted in biology class because of a pig dissection... then almost failing my math & science classes that confirmed that vet studies wasn't for me. 

4. My ultimate professional goal is to be published in an academic journal.  Technically I've achieved this after 2 years of graduating.  I say "technically" because it was a very short description of a presentation that I did at a congress.  So it doesn't really count.  I want to do research and have the results published.

5. Motorcycles are sexy.  Soon I will start to study for my learners permit to ride this sexy beast (the bike, not Chris... I don't need a permit for him).  My dream bike at the moment is the Ninja 400, in electric blue.  But I'm thinking that bike will have to wait at least another year.  I will have to suck up my fear of the bigger bike and learn to ride on our CBR600.  The love for motorcycles has been with me since childhood.  My  Uncle Rick always took me out for rides since as long as I could remember.  As well as letting me play on the bikes he kept around for parts.  I can't wait for the spring!

6. I have a pretty good shot... it's not as good as my freaky little brother who can hit every single skeet... but if a zombie outbreak was to occur, you'd want me in your survival group.  Along with being able to  shoot, I'm familiar and comfortable around guns.  As a kid, when visiting my Uncle Rick, I would soak up all the knowledge he has about guns. I'd watch and assist with the taking apart, cleaning then putting together, also the making of bullets.  In the last few years I have only gone to the range once each summer.  I realize that there is a huge number of people who hate guns and the violence associated with them.  A part of me can understand and appreciate that... it's upsetting when people use weapons against each other.  In the most respectful way, I have to say that I would be more cautious of the person behind the gun, then the gun itself.  I've been taught to respect the power of destruction the weapon holds and always be cautious.  

For anyone interested... that's a 357 mag revolver that I'm shooting below.   I prefer this hand gun the best, mostly because I have the best aim with it.  There are many girls on YouTube shooting  this gun, then hitting themselves in the face due to the kickback.  Rule: totally extend your arm and you'll never hit yourself in the face.

7. My birthday is coming up soon.  I will be 25 years old. It will be a time of pouting.  A 1/4 century old is not cool.  But, I will have three wonderful ladies guest posting for me since I will be taking time off to adequately pout and do things to make myself feel good. 

Now it's time to tag 10 lovely bloggers & hope that they will post 7 things about themselves.


Shybiker said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

How sweet of you, Ashelle! Thank you.

And I like your answers. Interesting stuff. And you look great on a motorcycle! said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Ashelle, thank you very much for nae my blon on yours. How about I post my fav 7 photos?... you can also pick one of them and I will send it to you!

jepalvarez said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thank you very much for stopping by, I am glad you like my work. you have alovely blog as well. How about I post my top 7 photos so far and you get the chance to pick one that I will sen to you.

Melrose said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

aw thanks for the tag!!! I'm totally calling dibs on being in your zombie survival group!! :)

and YES motorcycles are super sexy! My dad used to take me out all the time too, but I'm too much of a wimp to try it on my own!

uhm, and I may just have to commission you to do a piece for my new place! your art is FABULOUS!!! that eiffel tower piece is crazy good my love!

can't wait for the next blogger meet up <3

Tiffany said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

thank you for the tag :) I just answered my seven secrets post last week, so it's a bit too soon to share more but I will keep this tag in mind next time I am up to letting more of my dark and dirties out! Also, I share the same professional goal of being published. To see one's name in print in an esteemed academic journal... is there any better feeling? I think not :) Also, LOVE the artwork, especially the eiffel tower said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

no way: you're into zombies too? that's the thing my fiance and I bonded over during our first date! and yes, you'd be quite the asset in a survival group!

20 York Street said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You gave me an award dear? Aww, that is soo nice and always sweet of you!

If there's one thing I learn early on, is that you have to lock your elbows while shooting a gun! Plus, disassemble a M16 rifle in 20 seconds!

Say, we skip Banana Republic and go shooting?

Stay Happy and Positive!




Pop Champagne said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

nice things to share about yourself, I knew about art, and so cool that you shot with a real gun- I've always wanted to try that. happy belated birthday!

Ashelle said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks everyone for the sweet comments! I can't wait to get my M1 and take the bike out for long rides. Also thank you for being positive about my art. It was hard to share a couple of my pieces but I will do it more often. And yes, Melrose you can commission me! I'm cheap ;)

20 York Street you are my hero! The only type of gun that I haven't shot is an automatic and it's my dream to do so. The closest I've come is an altered AK so it only shot semi-auto. *sigh*

Krista said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I want a ride on that bike one day!

Lady Lipstick said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Ashelle thank you soooo much!!I loved learning more about you too! You are a cool chick! Any girl who wants to learn to ride a motocycle is freakin sweet in my book!!!
Have a fab week girl!! AND BIRTHDAY SOON!!!


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