Thursday, March 1, 2012

You like me, you really like me!

So I have to say I was completely shocked to check my blog this morning to find that someone had left me not one, but two awards. I have to say I was a little flabbergasted. I've not been given an award before for my blog, and here I am with two.

I've always seen these things on other peoples blogs and felt a little left out. Sure they are just a fun little meme disguised as an award, but I wasn't being asked to play and that is never fun. I like getting to play too!!

So I have to thank the lovely Becky over at Once Upon a Time for these awards. She is a new minion joining us from the writers platform building campaign. I am so glad I found her because I find her own blog to be refreshing and enjoyable.

So on to the awards.

First we have the Sunshine Award!

With this award I have to:

  • Thank the person who gave you the award and provide a link.
  • Write a post about it
  • Answer the questions below.
  • Pass it on to 10 bloggers who you think really deserve it and let them know
Answer 10 Questions:
  1. Favorite color – Purple
  2. Favorite animal – If I was a little girl I would have screamed horse at you very loudly, but now I am not really sure. I like cats. We will go with cat. Yea.
  3. Favorite number –  5. I have no idea why either, I just know it has been my favorite number since I was very little.
  4. Favorite non-alcoholic drink – Milk. I gave up soda about a year ago or I probably would have said Dr Pepper, but honestly milk is the better answer. I have loved milk for a very long time. My mother should have loved this, only I drank enough of the stuff to make it annoying for her.
  5. Facebook or Twitter –Facebook. I just don't get Twitter. I have an account, but I sort of lurk there and never say anything because I just feel awkward.
  6. My passion – Should we be talking about this in polite company? Oh mean...not...umm, cooking, and faire all sort of tie. DON'T MAKE ME CHOOSE!
  7. Getting or giving presents? – I like getting presents, I am only human, but I LOVE giving presents. Love, love, love it!!
  8. Favorite pattern – I feel like I should say something witty or nerdy like Fibonacci, but honestly I got nothing for this. 
  9. Favorite day of the week – I have to say Saturday. Not because I don't have to go to my day job, but for a good portion of the year I don't have to be me on Saturdays.
  10. Favorite flower – Dasies

The second award is the Kreative Blogger Award!

For this award I have to:

  • Thank the blogger who gave you the award and provide a link.
  • List 7 interesting things about yourself that your readers might find interesting
  • Nominate 7 other bloggers, provide links, and let them know!
7 Interesting Things:
  1. I in the performance company at Scarborough Renaissance Festival. I also am one of the costuming directors for the cast.
  2. I am the third eldest of 11 children; 1 full brother (older), 1 step brother (older), 2 half brothers, 2 half sisters, and 4 step sisters. I am only close to my full brother and one step sister. The rest I have not seen since they were young, and mostly only keep up with through Facebook.
  3. I can bend all the fingers on my left hand, including my thumb, backwards to touch my wrist. Also the tendon that connects my middle and ring finger on that hand is more separated than the average person allowing me to move the two fingers independently of one another on a level most people can not.
  4. I was so uncoordinated as a child that my dance instructor told my mom that she should find me a hobby that didn't involve movement. This is still the truth.
  5. My right eye has had more traumas than any other part of my body. I had a severe paper cut in my eye when I was in 1st grade. I got stabbed in the eye with a coffee straw in the 5th grade. I got a piece of sand in my eye and severely scratched it in the 7th grade. I stabbed myself in the eye with a liquid eyeliner brush in 12th grade (my actual eyeball was stained black for a few days and then was red for another week from the burst blood vessels). Finally my optometrist thought I had cancer in my right eye when I was 19, though it turned out to just be a freckle after they did a sonogram of my eye (and yes you have to use that goo to do a sonogram anywhere, including the eye).
  6. I have a super keen sense of smell which the husbeast swears is actually my super power. Trust me it is not the super power I would have ever wished for.
  7. My dreams are so vivid and so epic that I can recall a good majority of them in perfect detail years after I first had them. I can still remember every detail of a dream I had when I was 7 (that is almost 24 years for those trying to do the math).

Thinking of interesting things is always so hard. I mean what I think is interesting might not be interesting to you, or you might already know it and then I am just repeating myself, or actually it is more freaky than interesting and you want to run away and pretend you never read my blog. Or maybe I am just being neurotic.

So yea, the final bit where I pass these awards on to others (and this is actually the part I really don't like because I am never sure if the people will be excited and think it is cool, or roll their eyes and think it is lame and be annoyed.)
3. My sweet Toni over at They All Start Out As Toads
5. Sarah over at Empty White Pages
6. LEBean! over at Bean on Parade
7. Joanna over at Skin and Paper

Yea only 7, but its the best I can do. Enjoy!


  1. 11 kids?!?!? Wow! Hey, what a fun post! Fun to read more about you, girl! And thanks so much for the tag... so kind. I just gave you a thank you shout out on my blog :D So glad to be connected! 

  2. I just counted it up and I'm one of eleven too (all steps and halves), although if you asked me how many siblings I have I'd probably say four sisters and two brothers.

    And I may not be very good at responding to awards, but I love to get them, so thank you :-)

  3.  I normally say I have a brother and two sisters unless pressed or if I feel like freaking people out about being from a large family.

    And really it is the thought that counts right? I just love any excuse to talk about myself!

  4. Yea 11. My husband is one of like 12 or 15, I can't remember. He only really knows 3 of them though, so I am not sure how much the others count. Families are so complicated these days.

    And I have to say I am so glad I found your blog. 

  5. Oh, I just noticed! Hello Megan :-)