Wednesday, December 24, 2008

I won, I won!!!

My lovely blogger friend, Expat, gave me an early Christmas present: An honesty award!

Of course as with anything that seems to be too good to be true, this award comes with some fine print. The honorees are to: a) first list 10 honest things about yourself - and make it interesting, even if you have to dig deep! B) pass the award on to 7 bloggers that you feel embody the spirit of the Honest Scrap."

Ok, so first things honesty list.

1. I never win anything! Ok well I've won one thing in my life (you like how I came clean there....honesty). It was the fourth grade and I won a boom box for the annual magazine sale. Actually, my dad still has this boom box in his garage. Unfortunately it's days are numbered because we will be giving him a new Sony Xplode for Christmas tomorrow!

2. I held a baby for the first time this past weekend. I don't know why, but holding a small, helpless child really frightens me. I'm sure I will be ok with my own when I have them, I just don't want to be held responsible for breaking someone elses little bundle of joy. As for how it went this weekend - it was actually fine! Granted I was sitting down the whole time so there wasn't any dropping potential. I won't be running to hold any random babies anytime soon, but it wasn't that bad.

3. I prefer cats over dogs. Unfortunately my husband doesn't feel the same way because of the shedding. Dogs are great companions and very loyal, but there is just something about a cat that interests me. Maybe because it does whatever it may feel like loving you one day and biting you the next and all of that is considered ok, because that's just how cats are. If were to pick an animal to be in my next would be a cat.

4. I read my horoscope daily. I've always been into astrology although my husband thinks it's complete crap. I even ordered a book to try to do my birth chart. I think it probably the control freak in me that enjoys it the most because you can partially predict how your day is going to go and be on the lookout for pitfalls.

5. It takes me FOREVER to get ready. This is good to know if you ever want to hang out with me because I am one of those people that needs advanced notice. I have super curly hair that I straighten everyday. And of course, I am a perfectionist and need all the crinkles to be removed and that takes time ya'll! (Bonus - I always miss hyphenate ya'll...and I prefer it that way, I think it looks better. So there.)

6. I am a sugar freak! I keep a stash of sourpatch kids and a movie size box of rainbow nerds in my coffee table draw at all times so I can get my fix. When I was in high school I use to mix butter and sugar together and eat it with a spoon. Thank God for a good metabolism! I'm sure it will fail me one day, but until then I will be keeping my dentist (who happens to be my step-father) in business with all my cavities.

7. I'm blind as a bat. I'm actually considered legally blind according to my optometrist. My glasses make me look like I have a tiny face because they are so thick and concaved. If anyone wears contacts out there and wants to know just how bad I am, my contact prescription is a -8.5.
8. I always get ready to turn way ahead of time. I don't know what it is, but I will just about have a panic attack if I'm not in the right lane on the interstate a few miles ahead of my exit.

9. I am very directionally challenged. I can even get lost in my small hometown if it's been awhile since I've been to a particular place. I can't give directions worth a crap, so please never ask me. Be resourceful, use map quest.

10. If I were to collect anything, it would be china. I absolutely love china and anything to do with entertaining. It's my secret pleasure to buy plates and serve food off pretty platters and bowls. Unfortunately, it's an expensive guilty pleasure so I can't buy as much as I want, but boy do I want, want, want!

Well, hopefully you learned some interesting things about me. And without further ado, here are the lucky bloggers I have selected for this award. They are a mix of faithful followers of my own blog as well those that I faithfully follow. Congrats and thanks for producing Honest (S)crap!

1. Rhaingel: PenPusher

2. Toivoa ja Elämän: Awakening

4. Vodka Mom: I Need a Martini Mom

5. Mama Kat: Mama's Losin' It

6. Blaine: Oh Lovely Mud


  1. This is a great post, I learned a lot about you!
    I'm with you on the sweet tooth thing. My guilty pleasure is chocolate - all shapes and sizes.

  2. I love your list! And how you'd collect China. Too funny.

    Thanks for thinking of me!!! Rather than an award though I'd prefer to accept a cash prize, you're so sweet...and yes. I accept paypal.

  3. thanks for the award, i'll do it soon i promise! (:
    i have an interview from that damn expat saved in my drafts still, half finished agh
    merry christmas (:

  4. Wow. Those little facts about yourself is surely interesting. I love it!

    By the way, thanks for the award. I will be posting it in my blog some time. Thanks again. You are surely making me blush. Merry Christmas to you! :D

  5. Wow!! Thank soooooo much for the award Laura!!!

    Today was the first time I checked my blog since Monday, so I'm sorry it's taken me a while to thank you..

    I will accept the award on my post tonight. Gosh, it's been really crazy week for me..

    Thanks again soooooo much!!!!


  6. Congratulations on your award. It's a lovely feeling when people recognize you and what you have to offer. ;-)

    I hope this is the first of many lovely honors you receive. And thanks for your visit to my blog and putting me on your blog roll. Now it is my turn to feel quite honored.

    ps. The photo of you and your husband is beyond adorable.

  7. Love your list! And thanks so much for the award!


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