Archive for November, 2009

Look Up! Waaay Up! I’m Over The Top!

Oh my goodness! My very first blog award!
I’m a little *verklempt*. *Sniff*.

How fabulous! Will have to have my award framed, buffed, and spotlighted in a special place in my home. 🙂

Thank you Evelyne from Cheap Ethnic Eatz for nominating me and my Anima Blue Oasis blog for this special award.

Evelyne and I met through the auspices of the Meetup.com platform, where we both have Meetup Groups.  Her Cheap Ethnic Eatz dinner group really rocks the casbah with it’s tasty treat selections. I have been also very fortunate to have become great friends with Evelyne.

In accepting this award, I must
1. Use only 1 word answers to the questions below.
2. Pass along to 6 of your favourite bloggers.
3. Tell them you’ve given them the award.
4. Have Fun!!

Where is your cell phone? recharging
Your hair? pony-tailed
Your mother? missed
Your father? funny
Your favourite food? all
Your dream last night? exotic
Your favourite drink? Martini
Your dream/goal? Peace
What room are you in? bedroom
Your hobby? writing
Your fear? heights
Where do you want to be in 6 years? Asia
Where were you last night? dreaming
Something that you aren’t? crispy
Muffins? chocolicious
Wish list item? DSLR
Where did you grow up? Montreal
Last thing you did? Tweeted
What are you wearing? pink
Your TV? on
Your pets? imaginary
Friends? cherished
Your life? unique
Your mood? silly
Missing someone? Dad
Vehicle? submarine (hehe)
Something you’re not wearing? clogs
Your favourite store? Village
Your favourite color? Blue
When was the last time you laughed? Now
Last time you cried? before
Your best friend? lots
One place that I go to over and over? email
One person who emails me regularly? Evelyne
Favourite place to eat? Resto

Now for the hard part… selecting only 6 fellow bloggers to pass this award onto. Just a very few amazing blogs that I follow:

Girls’ Getaway
Manifesting & Law of Attraction
One Hundred Jobs
Oza Meilleur (le making of)
The Belgo Report
The Official Meetup HQ Blog

Love & Light,

Anima Blue 🙂

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Acts of Kindness, The Akoha “Read A Blogger, Feed a Blogger” Mission and CheapEthnicEatz.com

My friends who know me may have noticed I have been mentioning a little thing called “Akoha” a lot lately. It’s a social reality game that has just got me hooked.

How would you like to play a game where you do nice things for people (called Missions…sounds kind of fun & spy-like no? lol), earn karma points, and have friends “play it forward”, by doing nice things for other people in return?

Well then, welcome to Akoha!
That’s what Akoha.com is all about.

Oh and here is another neat thing about Akoha:
What if playing a game could make the world a better place?

Playing Akoha missions can be fun and meaningful. As part of the Akoha  play testing phase, Akoha has adopted a school project with Room to Read. After the Akoha community completes 25,000 missions, Akoha will sponsor a Room to Read school in Nepal on behalf of the Akoha player community. Now your completed missions can not only lead to everyday adventure, but also benefit a great cause.

So far I’ve introduced a few people to Akoha and have been having fun racking up karma points in many different ways.

But one of the most fun Akoha “Missions” I’ve done to date, involved taking my good friend and fellow Meetup Organizer Evelyne, out to lunch with the “Read A Blogger, Feed a Blogger” Akoha Mission.

Since Evelyne’s Cheap Ethnic Eatz blog is one of my favorite blogs, who better to invite out to lunch than a foodie blogger? 🙂

Evelyne and I went to Los Clásicos, a very tasty and affordable Mexican restaurant on St. Laurent, in Montreal. We feasted on tasty guacamole (that I had been craving a lot lately), and tasty tacos filled with chicken and porc and other wonderful things. It was a lovely place. Homey décor with soft Spanish music playing in the background. Since we went for lunch, the place was pretty quiet. It was a great lunch, with great company.

Cheap Ethnic Eatz is a blog as well as a Meetup Group, that meets on a regular basis to sample cheap and ethnic meals in the Montreal area. I am a proud member of this enormously popular cheap and ethnic meals group that Evelyne had started some time ago. The Cheap Ethnic Eaters are a happy gang of foodies where I’ve met some awesome people and made some good friends, while trying an array of tasty places in town.

Evelyne’s Cheap Ethnic Eatz blog grew out of her Cheap Ethnic Eatz Meetup Group and it’s where she (and other guest bloggers) have posted restaurant reviews of places tried by the group, along with tasty recipes and other entertaining food-related subjects that Evelyne blogs about on a regular basis.

I had a great time interviewing Evelyne about her Cheap Ethnic Eatz blog and group, and videotaping it for the “Read A Blogger, Feed a Blogger” Akoha Mission, to share it with the Akoha, Meetup, and internet Communities.

So enjoy watching Evelyne in our video and buen provecho, food lovers!

Anima Blue 🙂


Video Montage: The Flow
Following the flow of the universe, with a photo montage I created. The song is "Twisted Hair" by Robbie Robertson & The Red Road Ensemble, featuring the sublime operatic voice of Sioux singer Bonnie Jo Hunt, who sings over the sound of crickets.
Also posted on youtube:

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