Tuesday, April 13, 2010

For Reals?

Guess it's time to buy that plane ticket to Vegas, because I'm on a winning streak! Jennifer over at Life with the Lebedas, has just passed along the Honest Scrap award. Since I still get excited over reader comments and new followers, you can only imagine that I'm on cloud 9 with this latest recognition.

Fortunately, the rules for this award are simple, state 10 things about yourself then pass this award along to 10 fellow bloggers.

The hard part comes from finding 10 things about me that are interesting enough to post and that I haven't already mentioned.

Here goes...

1. As though it's not obvious, I'm addicted to the computer, particularly to blogging. I need a support group, perhaps I'll start my own. I'll call it Cokemputerholics since I'm also in need of a serious intervention for my Diet Coke habit. Any takers?

2. I am as blind as a bat without my glasses or contacts. Without them I cannot see two feet two inches in front of me. At night I have to wear my running watch just for its light-up feature. I cannot even see the green glowing numbers on my alarm clock, my vision is simply that bad. I've contemplated Lasik, but my fear that something will go wrong is far greater than my desire to permanently forgo glasses and contacts.

3. Magnification mirrors frighten me. There are just certain parts of my face that I don't need to see exaggerated to five times their normal size, you know what I mean?

4. After seeing Jaws as a kid, I am terrified of sharks! I could be on the verge of spontaneous combustion, yet I will not venture into water deeper than my ankles. And some 20 years later, I still do not like to float in the deep end of our family pool unless others are swimming. I also used to think that alligators lived in our pool skimmers. But oddly enough, even with those somewhat totally irrational fears, I still find myself watching Shark Week on Discovery every summer.

5. I will walk around the block if it means avoiding a grate in the road or sidewalk. I will not step on one for fear of falling through.

6. I love fountain drinks and always have to buy one when I'm out running around. I know it's a complete waste of a dollar and some change, but the combination of fizz, caffeine, in a cup with lid and straw is just too much for me to resist. I must have one! I especially love shopping in Target while sipping on a diet coke. Simple pleasures, it just doesn't get much better!

7. For as neat and organized as I claim to be, my SUV is a dumpster on wheels. I've got practically enough spare baby clothes thrown here and there to open my own store. And while I keep meaning to empty out the storage space located on my driver's side door, it has yet to happen and there are gum wrappers and receipts dating back to the Clinton administration.

8. I am a planner. Two months after Gillian Grace was born I submitted paperwork to have her placed on the waitlist at a local private school. She will enter Pre-K half day in 2013.

9. As I've grown older, my patience has decreased while my expectations have continued to rise.

10. I am not afraid of death or dying, but rather of losing those I love. I pray that day never comes...

Now the time has come for me to share
A little bloggy love to show I care
It's an award sent just for you
Because I really enjoy what you do!

Check out these fabulous blogs:

The Bray Brunch

Diary of a Diva Mom


Thanks again, Jennifer for this wonderful award!



Mommy Moment said...

Congrats on your AWARD! I really enjoy your blog!
Have a lovely day/night

I'm off to get some sleep!


Jody from Mommy Moment

Krystal said...

WooHoo! Thanks for the nomination, I'm so touched. I also get super excited about comments and followers. Replace the Diet Coke with Tea and I will be a part of your support group.

Joni said...

Wow Thanks! I feel so honored to be recognized. Hope you have a lovely week.

Sweet Southern Prep said...

Thanks so much for my award! I feel so special. :) Now, on to thinking of 10 things about me. Hmmmm...

bbcd mama said...

Go you! You are awesome, so don't be surprised by all your accolades! :)

And you have no idea how much better you made me feel. I REFUSE to walk on those damn grates, and I'm the only person I know - until just now - who is like that!

Laura said...

Loved reading all these fun facts about you!! We have SO much in common!!

The Ross Family said...

So glad you put Lisa's blog, b/c I love her writing as well! She's so witty.

Ok, so I had Lasik 3 years ago, and it was by far, one of the best decisions of my life! I forget that I once had to wear contacts/glasses. Bob had it done too! :)

Congrats on another award - you are rolling in them! ;-)

I Do Declare said...

Yay - I am flattered!!! Thank you, thank you - (and now I have a blog topic for tomorrow, hee!).

I love fountain drinks, too - I refuse to drink coke from a plastic bottle b/c I think it's just not good!!

Alissa said...

thanks! I appreciate the award and love your blog (and your little girl)!

SassySillySpunky said...

A diet coke fountain drink + Target=best shopping trip ever!!

Kelly said...

I am also addicted to Diet Coke, specifically McDonalds diet coke. I load Jayden up in the car every morning to go get one!

Andi said...

#9 cracks me up. You put it so perfectly. Now I can explain to my husband why I am so short so much more often! Thanks for another great reading list!

Tracey said...

Go on with yo' bad self! Woot woot! :) xoxox

Spit Happens said...

Congrats on the award! I'm a cokemputerholic as well. Only I'm addicted to the non-diet stuff which makes it so much worse! :)

Diary of a Diva Mom said...

oh thank you!! I feel so honored! I never win anything! Well I followed in your very giving footsteps and posted my honest scrap award!

Carey said...

Congrats on your award! You deserve it! I cannot tell u how bad my SUV is...sooo messy!
I appreciate u passing it on too! I've actually gotten it before though :)
I'm not good with posting them on my sidebar either. Sorry!