Friday, November 13, 2009

I Won An Award!

Esther over at The Mommy Diaries gave me an award! Thank you so much! I'm so excited because I love getting awards and it gives me something fun to post about today.

Anyway, here are the rules:

1. Thank the person who gave you the award and link to their blog.
2. Share 10 honest things about yourself.
3. Present this award to 7 other whose blogs you find brilliant in design or content.
4. Tell those 7 people they have been awarded.

Here goes...10 honest things about myself...

1. We have lived in our house for 6 years now, and I’m ashamed to say that I’ve never cleaned the oven. It’s not self cleaning and I just don’t know how. I bought some oven cleaner, but I’ve just never followed through and actually cleaned it. Any volunteers?

2. I always save the best bite of food for last and it doesn’t matter what I’m eating in order for me to do this. If it’s a hamburger, I will constantly rotate and reassess the burger to make sure that the very last bite will be the one that is perfection. If it’s a bowl of strawberries, you better believe that the juiciest, plumpest strawberry will be eaten last. For this reason, I don’t particularly like to share my food!

3. I love shopping online. My favorite places are Children’s Place and Amazon. In fact, I’m price stalking a Christmas present idea (an art easel) for Jackson right now. My source over at Baby Cheapskate thinks the prices will drop around Black Friday. I’ll be waiting!!

4. Although I hated the show when it first came out, I gave it another shot and fell in love with The Office. It absolutely cracks me up! It has some of the best one liners that I’ve ever heard.

5. I’ve never watched more than 5 minutes of Grey’s Anatomy or Lost. I couldn’t get into either show and I’ve never looked back.

6. I’ve had the same email address since 1998. It’s a reference to when I was on the Auburn University Marching Band Flag Corps. Even though I haven’t twirled a flag in a football game in 10 years, I am still extremely critical when watching flags perform. I know it’s a major character flaw, but I’m so judgmental when watching someone twirl that I can’t really enjoy myself. And I can still twirl a flag like no one’s business. I know this because I have one at my house and occasionally I go in the backyard and see if I still have it. I do.

7. I have never done an actual back bend in my life. I can do the “push up on your hands from the floor” kind, but I have never been able to convince myself to do the “standing up and just bend backwards” kind. I’m terrified of hitting my head. I’ve also never done a back dive into the swimming pool, although I have been able to teach people how to do that. Go figure.

8. My hair is unilaterally opposed to going into a ponytail without causing me lots of problems. Sure, I throw my hair up into a ponytail when I’m at home, or maybe heading to Wal-mart, but 9 times out of 10 I will have my hair get kind of lumpy on top and it drives me nuts. I know it’s my OCD going into overdrive, but I can’t handle lumps in my hair!

9. Of all the Disney movies ever created, I refuse to ever see Dumbo or Bambi again. They are just about the most depressing movies in the whole world. Isn’t a cartoon supposed to be fun and uplifting?

10. I’ve only had one cavity in my entire life and it devastated me. Every time I go to the dentist now I am so afraid that I’m going to have another. I hate that one little silver filling in my mouth and I tried to talk my dentist into removing it and replacing it with a filling that is the same color as my tooth. She didn’t see the need because it’s all the way in the back of my mouth and no-one sees it anyway. I still wish it were gone.

Now, I'm awarding...

1. Rachel at Grasping for Objectivity
2. Ashleigh at Heart and Home
3. Missy at It's Almost Naptime
4. Tonggu Momma at Our Little Tongginator
5. Lianne at Socks Are Not The Enemy
6. Kristin at We Are THAT Family
7. Kathering at Grass Stains

Congrats and have a great day! We're heading to Starkvegas so I'll catch up with y'all later!

6 random thoughts:

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

OK, I didn't know that not cleaning your oven was something to be ashamed of. Now I feel DOUBLY ashamed. I have never cleaned mine, either, and I've been in my house for 10 years this month.

You know what my trick is? I have aluminum foil laid in the bottom of my oven. It covers the whole thing and is obviously heat-safe. Anything that drips, drops or splatters off of a pan, the foil catches. When it gets icky, I throw it away and replace it. I've been doing that since about 1993 (when I moved to an apartment in college), and I've never had to clean any of my ovens. That's like 16 years without cleaning an oven. SCORE!

Thanks for the award ... I'll try to follow all the rules and do it up right.

Ethan, Zach, and Emma's Mom said...

That.was.awesome. And your number 2? SO, SO ME. It made me laugh, because I did the burger thing at McDonald's today. Ha!

Kristen said...

Great list! Thanks so much for the award! Very sweet of you!

Lianne said...

I totally do #2 also. Especially with desserts. Wow. I never thought about how weird that actually is.

I have problem ponytail hair, too. I haven't had a decent looking ponytail since I was 8, I think.

Thanks for the award!

Kay said...

I NEVER cleaned my old oven. Then I replaced it with a new one. And it got really dirty and I figured I'd better learn how to clean it. So I did. Easy Peezy! Spray on, wait a bit and wipe away. Ta-da! (oh yeah.. I think I had to cover the element with foil or something lol)

I agree on the Disney movies. And according to the hubs, UP is pretty weepy in some places too. He told me I would cry. Nice sell. lol

Still don't get The Office. Just seems weird.

My mouth is full of metal and my dentist always seems thrilled when she has to replace my old fillings with the new kind. They are prettier. But I'm with your dentist... I wouldn't change one just to change it.

Rachel said...

a - thanks for the award!

b - So how do you feel about the MALE flag guys that they've had at Southern Miss in the past? (Not sure if they do currently or not, but I was always awestruck by the craziness of that.)

c - I can't WAIT to give Lianne a hard time for commenting "I totally do #2 also." tee hee.

d - I always LOVED Dumbo as a child - and since I haven't seen it SINCE I was a child, I don't remember the sad part! Now I'm curious..

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