Wednesday, August 26, 2009

You like me. You really like me!

**Wreck this Journal Wednesday will return next week when I have some time to actually complete some pages in my book. It's been one of those weeks.**


I'm such a sucker. I love getting bloggy badges and awards. (ahem, hint hint) When I started this humble little blog, it was purely for my own enjoyment and to keep in touch with my BFF, who was blogging long before I ever considered it. Since then, it's turned into my lifeline to adult conversation and a way to pontificate on a whole host of subjects that would bore my hubby to tears. So, he especially thanks you for reading.

Anyway, one of my bloggy friends, Julia, bestowed this award on me! Thanks Julia! Here's the rules in keeping with this award.

1) Say thanks and give a link to the presenter of the award. (check)
2) Share "ten honest things" about myself. (check)
3) Present this award to 7 others whose blogs I find brilliant in content and/or design, or those who have encouraged me. (hmm, maybe)
4) Tell those 7 people that they've been awarded HONEST SCRAP and inform them of these guidelines in receiving. (oh boy)

So, 10 honest things about myself. Let's see what I've never told you guys before.
  • I tell everyone that I'm so NOT the minivan driving kind of mom, but I secretly (and desperately) want a Honda Odyssey minivan so badly that I often dream about it
  • I love weddings. Something about the big white dress, gorgeous flowers and act of committing to one another just makes my heart swell every time.
  • My dream is to renew my vows at Disney World, complete with the glass coach and Cinderella dress, but it'll never happen. Hubby refuses to do a vow renewal ceremony. Hmph.
  • I'm a serial collector of things. Scrapbooking supplies. Cross stitch supplies. Cooking utensils. Books. I seriously need a support group or something.
  • I'm a greeting card whore. I physically cannot walk into Hallmark without coming out with at least 1 card. I have a box full of cards for any occasion under the sun because I hate to be unprepared. BTW, if ANYONE has seen the Twilight cards, please let me know. My local Hallmarks don't carry them. GAH!
  • I'm a wannabe celebrity stalker. Oh yeah, this is a real shocker I'm sure. If I had the time & money (and lived closer to L.A. or N.Y.) I would be that crazy fan that makes it onto the celebrity gossip blogs for doing something really stupid.
  • My oldest is showing signs of being a leader amongst her friends. I'm a little jealous of her because I was definitely not THAT kid growing up. I'm not that person as an adult either.
  • I love to put a nice meal on the table, but I really don't enjoy cooking. I do, however, like really nice cookware!
  • If I was stuck on a desert island, and had all the basic necessities, I would prefer my iPod over books every time. Music is such a major part of my being.
  • My favorite book of all time is The Catcher in the Rye. And the reasons behind that are a whole post of their own.
Now, to tag people. I hate this part. I feel like the popular kid, excluding very deserving friends. I'm just going to name some blogs that I truly adore, but please know that there are many, many more of you in my reader that I follow!

Julianne - She has been a blogging mentor of mine for a few years now as she was the first friend of mine to really make this whole thing work. And now she's a published writer (many times over) and I'm just so impressed by her. And she's funny. Really funny.

Jen - Fridays at her place are just delicious. Yum.

Lula - As far as bloggers go, Lula tends to be my barometer. She's unabashedly honest about who she is and she's truly in this for her own enjoyment, which is something that's taken me a long time to get to. I just love her.

Matt - Ok, Matt hasn't the slightest idea who I am, but I read his blog religiously. If you've never heard of him & Madeline, get thee to his blog now. You won't be sorry.

Amy - She's a southern belle who used to be a Yankee, but I would never know it. She makes peach pie better than I've seen in many restaurants and she's uber-mom. And funny.

NieNie - Again, another blogger who wouldn't know me from Eve on the street. People who overcome immense odds are so inspiring to me. And I feel like I become so involved in their lives through their blogs. NieNie and her hubby survived a horrific plane crash last year and this is the story of where she's been and where she's going.

Creepy - I love bloggers who keep it real and it doesn't get much more real than this blog. Warning, foul language ahead, so if you're easily offended, you probably won't get her.

So, there's just a sampling of what I'm reading these days. Thanks to all who read my mindless drivel and thanks for sharing your words of brilliance with me. I'm discovering new blogs every day, so I might mention your little slice of the internet next time!

10 comments:

Dawn said...

I have missed stopping in and reading your hilarious words and thoughts.Glad you enjoy awards my dear you really deserve them.I love to see how many followers you have great site!

Kristen said...

I love reading these things!!

Heather said...

congrats! I have read Matt and NieNie's blogs, and they are awesome...totally deserving of this award.

McVal said...

Hey Sally Fields!
Congrats on your award!

Brandy said...

Congrats your award! So dish...what's your favorite cookware? I have a hard anodized set but I'm looking for something new & DISHWASHER safe.

brainella said...

Hallmark is one of my favorite places EVER. :-) I have a huge stash of cards that I constantly replenish for any occasion. And don't get me started on their Christmas ornaments.

Creepy said...

Hey thanks!!! I love the warning to those of the easily offended variety... yes, I am an equal opportunity offender.

Michelle said...

Oh I'm opposite you in that I'd take books over music in a heartbeat. I think I could actually live without music if I had to.

So what's up with the Odyssey? I'm anti-minivan, but I actually mean it! :)

So what happened to the update on the way cool preschool? I'm still waiting!

Tam said...

Congrats on your blog award!

CaraBee said...

I also love greeting cards. I can spend an hour in Hallmark just reading through all of the cards. Ironically, I don't send out that many cards. So I guess you'd call me a collector.

I'd take books. I can read and reread books, but I will eventually get tired of the same songs over and over.

 

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