Monday, August 29, 2011

Blogging Awards and Random Facts

I would like to thank Laila Knight for giving me a blogging award! Go to the link above to check out her awesome blog, Untroubled Kindom of Laila Knight. These are my first and possibly my only, awards but I am grateful nonetheless. I also want to officially welcome all the new faces who are following my blog, it's an honor. So here the awards I got from Laila:


Here are the Rules:

Thank and Link to the person who nominates you

Share Seven Random facts about yourself

Pass the award to five more blogger friends

Contact and congratulate the blogs nominated

Okay, so seven facts about myself. I apologize ahead if these are not all that interesting to you...

1. I am under five feet tall. I think my purpose in life is to make others feel tall, or at least that's what I tell myself.

2. I was originally born in India and moved to the states when I was six, growing up in the suburbs of DC. Northern VA and DC will always have a special place in my heart.

3. When I was three and lived in the Himalyas (my dad's from a tiny village up there in those grand mountains) we visited a Hindu temple where they let local monkeys roam free. Being three, I thought they were the cutest things in the world and proceededt to chase a baby monkey. Needless to say, the mom wasn't too happy and bit me- with the baby joining in. I have scars on the back of my left leg from the attack. You can guess that my love for monkeys is slim to none.

4. My name is Hindu and when translated to english means inspiration. Yeah, kind of a hard one to live up to.

5. Okay, so this one isn't about me, but it's pretty dang cool. My dad is well aquainted with the international superstar actor known as, Leonardo DiCaprio. Yes, you read that correctly. In fact, he's stayed at his guest house on a couple of different occasions (once while he was filming Blood Diamond in south Africa) and has even cooked him Inidan food. My little brother spent Christmas day at Leo's beach house last year along with my dad and the actor himself, he even has a pic of them together on facebook. I was supposed to meet him a couple of years ago, but he was dating Bar Rafeali at the time and they were in a fight so they couldn't come out to have dinner with us at my dad's. I'm hoping to meet him the next time we get a chance to go out to LA.

6.I've known my husband since I was fifteen- it'll be a decade this upcoming Thanksgiving.

7. I have a huge fear of snakes- they are disgusting and I have no idea why they even exist.

Before I tell you my nominees I have to say that it was tough choosing just five. I enjoy reading all the blogs that I follow, and all of you have fun, smart, witty, and insightful thoughts to share with everyone.
Without further ado, here are my nominees:

Lindy at

Melanie Stanford at

Steph Sinkhorn at

Charlotte G at

Trisha Leaver at

Go check them out!


  1. Congratulations on your award Prerna - and what brilliant '7 facts' you shared with us, from monkey bites to Leonardo DiCaprio - wow!

  2. Aw, thank you very much for the award, Prerna! Congrats on receiving them yourself :)

  3. Congrats on your award! I'm in your 3rd campaigners Pnr Rom group! Nice to see your blog!

  4. Congratulations on your award!

  5. Grats on the awards, Prerna, darling! You so deserve them! And thank you for passing them along to me. I'm truly honored that I came to mind!

    How fortuitous that your name means inspiration and you came to have a love for writing. In my experience, it takes a never ending stream of inspiration to weave a story.

    (Oh, and I totally agree--snakes are useless, nasty creatures! Ick!!)

  6. Congrats on the awards!

    And snakes exist to eat spiders. Us spider-haters kinda love them. :)

  7. Congratulations on your awards! I'm no fan of monkeys either. I think it's wonderful to have a name such as yours.

  8. Ohh . . . YAY you gave me an award. I too have a fear of snakes. My husband tells me they are quite useful, something about being crucial to the food chain, but I'm not buying it!

  9. Congrats on the award! I found you over at Laila's blog and I've given you an award today over at my site! So come stop by to pick it up!

  10. Congratulations on your awards, and thank you very, very much for nominating me! I'm afraid as a new blogger, I don't actually know what I'm meant do, so you might have to spoonfeed me a bit :s. I am 5'3 myself, and I have two sisters who are no taller than 5 foot- so in my family I'm the tall one! Short people unite! I also hate snakes. How can anyone like a creature that swallows mice whole, and you can watch the bulge going all the way down? *Shudders.* I get paranoid about them sneaking into my room at night. Yes, I know this is unlikely. :)And the fact that your name means 'inspiration' is amazing.