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Named One of Pioneer Woman’s Fantastic Food Sites, an Award, and School Update

O-M-G! Today, I found out that Pioneer Woman named me one of her favorite food blog sites. I cannot believe it. With so many FANTASTIC blogs out there, I cannot begin to believe I would be one of her favorites. I cannot believe she has even visited my blog. Wow. I’m so honored. Thank you, Ree!

Also, msmeanie from Chocolate Chip Trips gave me an Honest Scrap Award a while ago, and I kept forgetting to post about it! I looked up the origin of the award and found out that you’re supposed to be write down five things about yourself and the readers are supposed to guess which one is true. I thought that sounded like fun, so here goes!

  1. I speak 5 languages fluently.
  2. I used to be a cosmetologist.
  3. I am a member of the mile-high club.
  4. I am have some Irish in my blood.
  5. I love nuts and alcohol!

I couldn’t think of really crazy descriptions. Am I really that boring? haha Good luck guessing! LOL!

UPDATE ON SCHOOL: A couple of you have been asking about school, so I thought I’d provide an update. First of all, I have been done with coursework since last year, so I go to campus primarily to teach, go to occasional meetings, and that’s it. I teach only one course three days a week, so I’m left with a lot of free time to work on my dissertation proposal. So, that is why I have time to cook, bake, take photos, and blog because I teach one course and do not have any classes to attend. In between time, I also work on my papers and grade.

I still haven’t heard from my committee about my paper, and I’m hoping I pass. If I don’t pass, I won’t earn my doctorate degree, which has been my goal since I was 9 years old. Yes. NINE years old. If I do pass, however, I can go on and turn in my dissertation proposal. I hope to graduate next Spring in 2011. My mom said that if I graduate next year, we would go back to Europe, and she would pay for everything! How’s that for incentive? So, please pray for me or send good karma that I pass. I’m really nervous about the results. I don’t know what I would do without my PhD.

Copyright – Memoria James – http://www.mangiodasola.com

Memoria James


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