Thursday, April 16, 2009

I've Been Given an Award - Honestly!

Yesterday at work was one of those days from a very warm place that no one wants to go to so what better way to relax after such an ordeal than with an award tag? (I bet you thought I was going to say a nice big drink, didn’t you?? Ha!)

The lovely Carrie of Asara’s Mental Meanderings passed along the Honest Scrap Award the other day to myself and six others after she herself received the award from Naissa of Naissa’s Rage - which I believe is a WoW blog. Where this award originally came from I don't know but I'm sure that there's some sort of meaning behind it - of which I remain totally clueless about!

Now, of course this award has to have rules otherwise it throws out the entire balance of the Blogosphere or something like that so here they are …
  • When accepting this auspicious award, you must write a post bragging about it, including the name of the misguided soul who thinks you deserve such acclaim, and link back to the said person so everyone knows she/he is real.
  • Choose a minimum of seven (7) blogs that you find brilliant in content or design. Or improvise by including bloggers who have no idea who you are because you don’t have seven friends. Show the seven random victims’ names and links and leave a harassing comment informing them that they were prized with the Honest Scrap Award. Well, there’s no prize, but they can keep the nifty icon.
  • List at least ten (10) honest things about yourself. Then pass it on!
Whereas finding seven blogs that I think are brilliant wouldn’t be that hard as there are a lot more than seven of them out there, I’m going to be a rebel and break Rule #2 simply because I can and, to be perfectly honest, I'm too worn out to tag seven other people. If you’d like to steal this one (as Bud might say) then go ahead but I leave it entirely up to you.

Now as for listing ten honest things about myself ... that part might be a bit harder but I will give it my best shot. Seems to me that after all the things I’ve already told you folks about myself that finding ten new things might be kind of hard but if I can’t think of ten real things, I’ll fake it! Well, I guess I can’t do that or it wouldn’t be ten honest things, would it? Darn … okay … hold on while I dig deep into the “About Me” files …
  1. After working 16-hour shifts, when I get home I tend to be a bit crabby and get on Amanda’s case about all of the little things that I find to be annoying such as dishes in the sink, cupboard doors not shut, lights left on, etc. I’m sure she doesn’t appreciate me being such a nag when I first get home but I can’t seem to help myself. Sorry Amanda!
  2. My friend Cyndi says that I am the most incredibly boring person ever when it comes to shoes because I seem to be stuck in a white athletic shoes/black oxford-type shoes mold. She seems to think I should get myself a nice pair of blue or red shoes but I just can’t seem to bring myself to wear colored shoes. There will definitely be no stepping on my blue suede shoes as I will never own a pair!
  3. I have pierced ears but only wear earrings maybe a dozen or so times a year mainly because I wear a uniform to work and can only wear certain types of earrings with it. The rest of the time, I just tend to forget!
  4. I am afraid of heights. I may have mentioned that before but it bears repeating. I am afraid of heights. However, in spite of that, I would love to go up in a hot air balloon just once.
  5. When I was a kid I absolutely loved horses and really wanted one but that’s something you can’t have when you live in base housing and move every two years. I made up for it by having a nice collection of china horses and reading every horse story I could get my hands on!
  6. I have a scar on my left knee from when I was about two years old, a scar on my right wrist from a ganglion cyst removal when I was a teenager, scars on the palms of both hands from carpal tunnel surgery, and abdominal scars from my two c-sections. Now if I ever turn up dead somewhere without identification, the police can refer back to this blog for identifying scars.
  7. When I was a freshman in high school I somehow got hooked on the old “Speed Racer” cartoons. Talk about early Japanese animation! I didn’t see the live-action movie that came out awhile back as I figured it wouldn’t hold a candle to my animated Speed!
  8. My very first commercial airline flight was from Hartford , Connecticut to San Antonio , Texas in June of 1976. I was so nervous about going to Air Force Basic Training that it never occurred to me to be nervous about the flight!
  9. As far as fast-food french fries go, I think Wendy’s are the best out of all of them but that’s only because there’s no Jack-in-the-Box here in the great Northeast and I can’t get my hands on their seasoned curly fries - preferably with an Ultimate Cheeseburger on the side!
  10. Every great once in awhile I get a little nervous about spending the rest of my life alone but then I remember that I really do believe that it’s better to be alone than with the wrong person and I get over it – until the next time I get a little bit nervous!
Whew! There you have it – ten honest things about me put as honestly as I know how! Thanks, Carrie, for the award and I hope it’s okay that I don’t pass it along! Please don't send a troll or something after me!


  1. Congrats on you award and self examination. I think anyone has the right to be cranky after 16 hours. Enjoy the day...

  2. Congrats! You are lucky that it was not an award given to you by Ms. Bee. She would send poxes on you for not re-givining. Just kidding :o)
    I can be pretty cranky after 8 hrs of work & 4 hrs at school - that's just 12 ;o)

  3. I'll just send you another "separated at birth" email so you will understand why I laughed my way through your whole blog post.

  4. I loved reading these things about you. And keep being crabby at amanda...she should have the house spotless for you when you get home


  5. Congrats on the award m'dear and I enjoyed reading your honest things. :)

  6. Congratulations on your newest award. I'm also going to be checking out your shoes when I see you next month. Bwahahahahaha. Just saying.

    Have a terrific day Linda. Big hug. :)

  7. Congrats on the award. You are pretty scrappy, Duchess Linda!

    After a 16-hour shift I think anyone has the right to be crabby.

    Don't you wear sandals in the summer? Sandals rule.

  8. P.S. forgot to say I enjoyed reading the 10 honest things about you

  9. Well I hate shoes of all kinds. I'm a sandals or flip-flop kinda gal. Mostly black or white. How's that for boring?!

    Alone is better than being with the wrong person, but not as good as being with the right person. I just haven't found him. Yet.

  10. Honest and Scrappy so fits you!

    Amen to your #10
    Whenever I get that nervous feeling I think of how many of my friends are married and miserable - always perks me right up ;)

  11. Hahaha, the rules of this award is hilarious!

    #2 is funny. Yeah, she's right, you have to buy some colored shoes but that would mean also buying clothes to match the shoes!

    Also, you made me want some Wendy's. I think I'll order a Bacon Cheeseburger right now.

  12. That was good reading, thanks. I used to be a shoe freak until the stuff happened with my back. Now I have to wear flats - just another fact of life.
    Amanda, are you listening? Please help out your mom! She needs you!!!

  13. #7. Now we see where Amanda got the love for Anime(sp?)! LOL

    #9. I agree with you about Wendy's french fries being the best, although Arby's has pretty good curly fries along with those awesome beef n' cheddar sandwiches! I load up on the horseradish/mayo sauce, Arby's sauce, extra cheese sauce, and just have a feast. I'm sure it's not good for my arteries or my weight, but it's soooo much a comfort food. BTW, did I mention I'm hungry right now?? LOL

  14. Good list, Linda. Wish we had a Wendys around here.


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