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It’s not what you think…

I was NOMinated for the Golden Bloggerz Award by fellow blogger Bill over at A Silly Place. Not only is his site full of great content, he genuinely loves to share others’ content that he finds interesting on a weekly basis. Thanks again Bill for being so supportive and also for the nom. 😉

Rules

  1. Place the award logo on your blog.
  2. Mention the rules.
  3. Thank whom ever nominated you and place a link to their website.
  4. Mention the awards creator and add a link to that, too.
  5. Tell your audience three things about you.
  6. Answer your nominator’s questions.
  7. Nominate 10 to 20 people who deserve this award. no thank you
  8. Let the nominees know by messaging/commenting on their social media or their blog.
  9. Ask you nominees any five questions that you want.
  10. Share two to three links to your best posts.

3 Lesser Known Facts

  1. You know how people can belly dance…? Yeah, I can’t do that, but I can roll my tongue. I can also form it into a 3 leaf clover.
  2. I used to play volleyball in high school and I was damn good at it. My first 2 years I played as the setter (my nickname was Irish Setter because of my red hair) and then as the libero (back row digger) my last year. My only regret in life is that I didn’t continue playing in college.
  3. One of my first jobs was working construction. I mostly helped with leveling the ground before asphalt was poured. I also helped the company plant 500 trees as a tax write off.

Bill’s Questions

1. What is your favorite quotation, and why?

Experience is the hardest kind of teacher. It gives you the test first and the lesson afterward.      -Oscar Wilde

You know the saying Jack of all trades, master of none… I want to epitomize that persona. I do all the things so I can learn all the things.

2. Your house is burning down. You, your loved ones and your pets will all get out safely, but you can only take one thing with you. What is it? Realistically my phone most likely, but no one likes to play ‘realistic’ games, so I would take my childhood blankie.

3. What is something (or someone) you hate, even though you know it’s completely irrational? The Beastie Boys. Heaven help me! I just can’t stand their sound–like literal nails on a chalkboard. Anytime they come on the radio, believe me when I say: I legitimately scream to drown out the sound until I can change the station. Why do I have such a visceral reaction to their music I hear sense you asking…? I have no idea. I’ve never really listened to their music on my own volition. I have no ill feelings towards the group members or bad memories associated with their music. My body just rejects their sound entirely.

4. In 25 words or less, what is your process for writing blog posts? I treat my blog like a journal. I recount my adventures and share stories that have impacted me. I pick a topic and word vomit.

5. What is the last thing you regretted doing? Does it count if it was an accident? I accidentally cut someone off in traffic the other day and she wound up behind me in the drive-thru of a fast-food restaurant. I felt so guilty that I paid for her order. I still feel bad about cutting her off though. Sorry lady!

My Questions

  1. What is something you are passionate about?
  2. Wearing socks during sleep… atrocity or nightly habit?
  3. What do you want for Christmas this year?
  4. What is your go-to Taco Bell order?
  5. What is your dream car?

This is where I’m supposed to nominate people and since I don’t like being put in the position of ‘captain of the kickball team in the school yard’, I shall abstain from this responsibility. But if you wish to participate (ie. answer my ingenious questions), by all means. (And if you wear socks to bed I’m not sure I can respect your opinions anymore)

Some of my greats

One of my posts was published on an online magazine, so I guess that has to be one of my best pieces: Modern Day Romance.

My first ever post still is one of my favorites. It really gives the reader insight into younger, care-free me: I Was That Girl In School…

My most viewed post is this one: Soulmate vs. Red String of Fate.

30 Questions You Say…?

1. What was your favorite childhood book? Go dog. Go!

2. What was your favorite TV show as a child? Rocket Power

3. What book did you read in secret as a kid? Next question…

4. What album and CD do you love and know by heart? So many, but I’m going to say Avril Lavigne’s Complicated.

5. What book did you hate as a student? George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four-Bleh! Continue reading

Vogue Parody

As you may have seen, this Vogue Parody tag has been making the rounds and Rosie linked my blog, so it would be rude not to respond. If you want to learn a little bit more about me, then here are my answers to 73 questions:

1. What’s your usual Starbucks order?

Chai latte

2. What does your workstation look like?

Organized with a few plants and a plastic, color-changing chandelier Continue reading

What’s In My Bag

I’m nosey. Not as nosey as most, but more nosey than some. I’m pretty sure that’s why I’m a reality tv fan, and why I don’t pay for television (because I would get nothing done).

Anyway… 2 of my blogging buddies recently posted about what’s in their purses and I was marvelously intrigued. If you’re also interested in other people’s personal belongings, here are Becky’s, Amanda’s, and now mine! Continue reading

Seven Years and Counting…

I walk in and sit down, handing her a stack of forms to be signed. This has become our routine every Friday morning.

“… and what is today’s date?”

“The 19th,” I replied.

As soon as the last syllable had left my lips, I had a sudden chill run down my spine. If today is the 19th, then tomorrow… Continue reading

Somebody Likes Me

So, if you haven’t noticed, I’ve stopped participating in blogging awards. I love getting nominated and receiving recognition, but I feel like a lot of them, especially the ones you see pretty regularly, have lost their charm due to their high circulation.

So on that note… Continue reading

Did You Miss Me?

If you hadn’t noticed, it’s been just over a month since my last post. Why the hiatus?

Around the time that I last posted, a lot was happening for me including moving into my new home (which is amazing by the way…). Also around that time, my one year blogging anniversary came and went, I reached 500 followers, and one of my previous posts was published in an online magazine. Pretty exciting stuff, huh? So why did I stop? Continue reading

The Calling of the Cats

How did catcalling become a thing and why on earth is it called that!?

It must have originated during the time of cavemen because only then would a grunt be considered a come-on. Think about it… One of the most used catcalls is a simple, ‘Hey!’- one syllable. You know what else is one syllable…? ‘Ugh.’ Sure, the physical gestures have evolved to consist of a nod of the head and/or a wink and in worse cases, a thrust of some sort, but can any man in today’s society claim to have had any type of success with a woman in this way? Continue reading

I Made a Boo-Boo

We all have those stories of times in our lives where we’re surprised we didn’t die from embarrassment. You know the type… like the dream where you’re making a speech in front of a large audience of your peers and you look down and you’re standing in your underwear…

Well this story isn’t as tragic, but it was traumatic non-the-less. Continue reading

I Can Hear Wedding Bells

I’M ENGAGED!!

Fella asked me to be his forever and I said yes!


I’ve never been one of those girls who’s dreamt about their wedding since they were little. I always knew that I would eventually get married, and I have an idea about the style of dress I want (hats off to you Say Yes to the Dress), but when, where, and who to invite are still all unknown. Fall or Spring? DJ or band? Outside or inside? Chicken or Fish? I have not a clue. Continue reading