Sunday, July 15, 2012


Oh my Goodness!  I've been nominated for an award!  A MAJOR AWARD!

(For those of you who don't get the obscure reference, A Christmas Story is one of my all time faves.)

It's the Sunshine Blogger Award, and I'd like to thank my new friend The Vintage Boomer for the nomination.  She is truly lovely, please go check her out here.  I heart her.

I'd also like to express my appreciation for the instant blogging topic!  I was going to write about youth baseball today, since J's season just ended, but I had decided to wait with that until after A's season is over, in a couple weeks.  I'm sure you'll all be sweating with all the anticipation...

This award has a few rules!  But they're fun rules!  They are as follows:

1.  Include the Award Logo in a post, or on your blog page.  (Check.  See above.)

2.  Answer 10 questions about yourself.  (Here will be the meat of my blog post today.)

3.  Nominate 10-12 other Fabulous Bloggers.  (I'll do that at the end.  This will be easy.)

4.  Link your nominees to your post and comment on their blog, letting them know about the award.

5.  Share the love and link the person who nominated you.  (Check.  See above.)


Ten Questions and Answers:

1.  What would you most like to change about yourself?
Ay yi yi.  I can think of a couple biggies.  First of all, my stick-to-it-iveness.  I am a master at starting things and not finishing.  Such as college, but hopefully I will remedy that soon.  Such as exercise plans.  Such as LOSING THE DAMN WEIGHT!  Again, hopefully I will remedy that soon.  The other thing is my listening skills.  I know people who really listen, and I'm so envious.  I can talk to them about some random thing, and I swear to God they remember what I said two years later.  It really makes you feel important when you know somebody is not just hearing you, but really listening.  I want to be that person.

2.  What is your theme song?
Seriously?  I have to pick one?  Holy crow.  I will have you know that I sat here for a good long time before I got it, and it just hit me like a ton of bricks.  This one fixes what ails me every time.
What a Wonderful World, by Louis Armstrong.  Take a listen!

3.  One part of your life, a memory, action, etc., that you wish you could surgically remove from your brain?
Wow.  Now this one is very personal, and gets right to the core of me and my dark passenger.  The darkest days of my life were when I was about to turn 18, when I should have been having the time of my life.  The details are something I am completely not ready to make public here, but someday I'm hoping to be ready.  I would surgically remove that.  For sure.  But I have another.  I was in a car accident when my J was 3 years old.  It was a pretty bad one, and he ended up having to go to a hospital in an ambulance and be there for four days, ending up with a neck brace for several weeks.  Turns out he was fine, they were just being very cautious because of a weird mark on his MRI, but still.  I felt like I almost killed my baby.  It stayed with me for a VERY. LONG. TIME.  I'd LOVE to get rid of that memory.  shiver.

4.  What generation do you wish you had been a part of?
No question.  The post WWII generation.  The clothes!  The hair!  The way the men were men, and the women were so sassy!  The music!  The dark red lipstick!  The cars!  Seriously, I would have LOVED it.

5.  What was your favorite childhood toy?
Hm.  I have a little list.  My Mandy and Jenny Dolls:
My roller skates:
and my pop-up treehouse:

Ahhh, the good old days.

6.  What is your favorite housecleaning chore?
I really like ironing.  And vacuuming.  And cleaning the bathrooms.  Hubby says I like to make order out of chaos, so generally I enjoy cleaning.  I'm sick...

7.  Do you twitter?
I have an account.  I pretty much never check it.  I follow Will Ferrell and Rainn Wilson and Ellen Degeneres.  But I never tweet or know what they're tweeting, so....

8.  Any goals?
To lose some weight before the holidays.  And to get myself back into school.  Easy-peasy, right?!?

9.  Do you really drink margaritas all the time?

10.  What is the ugliest car you've ever driven and were embarrassed to be seen in?
Oh my gosh, I wrote a post about this a long time ago!  It's right here:
My car post
Mine was WAY more beat up...
I'd have to say it was the Chevette.  When I was a senior in high school, we were new to town.  Yes, I was a new kid my senior year.  I got a gross turd-brown 1979 Chevette to drive to school.  It was in really bad shape.  The worst part of it was, we were broke.  And I ended up enrolled in some swanky school district where there were tons of rich kids and the parking lot was full of fancy cars.  That students drove.  And I pull in with this turd-on-wheels that would backfire so loud it sounded like a bomb went off, and give people heart attacks, and then pour all this black smoke out the back end.  And sometimes, I'd park, turn the key and take it out, and get out of my car and start walking before the engine would actually stop.  Then it would backfire again and scare the shit out of people again.  Have you seen Uncle Buck?  Yeah, that was me.  Sweet.

So that's it for the questions!  Now to nominate some bloggers!  Woo hoo!  I strongly recommend you go check these folks out--they're a fun read for sure.

1.  Joy Unexpected
She's the first blogger I followed, long before I started myself.

2.  Dude of the House

3.  Thrifty Decor Chick

4.  Not My Mom's Blog

5.  Twins Happen

6.  The Somewhat Sane Mom

7.  Blissfully Discontented

8.  Motherhood: A Descent Into Madness

9.  Diary of a Delirious Mom

10.  Mama's Mumbo Jumbo

Thank you, Miss Vintage Boomer!  This was pretty fun.  Keep writing, fellow bloggers, and keep reading, those of you who are here!


  1. Thank you for the nomination!!!! I am so honored! :) Can't wait to share.

    Congratulations to you as well-- you are certainly a deserving recipient yourself! Love the answers to you questions, too.

  2. You are too sweet, thank you so much!! And I haven't seen that tree house in about thirty years -- talk about a flashback! I LOVED those!!

  3. BTW, I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award today! Stop by the Crazy Train and pick it up!!