I have recently been generously blessed with a lot of blog awards. I am going to do something different in passing them on this time. I am going to post seven awards that I’ve been given and they are open for anyone reading this post to pick up your choice of three to keep for yourself or to pass on to others. The requirement to pick them up is to do what I’ve done here…post 101 random things about yourself. After my list of 101 things, I will post the awards and link back to the bloggers who shared them with me.
1. I talk a lot. My folks used to get notes on my elementary report cards that said I talk too much.
2. I love dogs and think cats are just ok. I prefer scooping the yard to dumping a litter box.
3. I curse under my breath…(not out loud but a lot!), when I get aggravated.
4. My beverage of choice is Pepsi. I don’t like Coke, but if forced to drink diet soda, I prefer diet Coke over diet Pepsi.
5. I talk with my hands. Don’t stand too close or you might get whacked in the face.
6. I am the youngest of six kids. I have three sisters and two brothers.
7. I love to bake, especially biscotti. I am known in my circle as the “Biscotti Queen”.
8. I am way into genealogy research.
9. I don’t quilt nearly as often as I’d like as it leaves me with a sore back (and likely an empty bank account!).
10. My ideal job would be to breed dogs (Labs or Labradoodles). Who can resist a puppy? I even like their stinky puppy breath!
11. Jim Hamner (the person JimBob in the Walton series was based on) played the piano at my wedding.
12. I used to work as a hairdresser and still keep my license updated even though I have no intentions to practice again.
13. I hate snotty kids (You know when they wipe their noses on your clothes!). Don’t get me wrong. I love kids. It’s their snot I hate. Your snot. My snot. Everybody’s snot!
14. I was afraid of the dark for many years.
15. I learned to swim when I was five by falling off a rock in a river. You know the saying sink or swim?
16. I was once held up at gunpoint. Obviously, I survived.
17. I am a sock slut! I love socks, especially ones with whimsical characters or just warm fuzzy ones.
18. I would love to be able to lounge in my p.j.’s all day…every day.
19. I am crazy about cookbooks.
20. I would love to have enough space in my home to create a fiber arts studio.
21. I used to be a clean freak, but I got over it!
22. I speak with a slight lisp. Don’t make me say that five times real fast. It wouldn’t be pretty!
23. I can not for the life of me whistle. The only thing that comes out is hot air, and maybe a little spit.
24. I used to love riding roller coaster (back when I was young and dumb!). Now, they scare the crap out of me.
25. I am afraid of heights.
26. And snakes.
27. I dislike flying.
28. And I’m not thrilled about traveling…period!
29. I love water – oceans, rivers, even mud puddles.
30. I don’t like a lot of bling. My husband bought me an anniversary ring and I kept saying too big, smaller please. The jeweler said I was the first woman he’d ever known to ask for smaller diamond. (I have tiny hands and big diamonds look too chunky on my fingers.)
31. My only foreign language is pig Latin.
32. I suck at math. Two plus two equals three. Right?! Seriously, I almost flunked algebra.
33. I seldom do concerts because the bright flashing lights give me migraines.
34. When I was learning to drive, my sister told me to dim the lights as I was approaching an oncoming car going over a mountain. Well, I turned the dang lights off. It might have helped if she had taught me how to dim them before letting me drive in the dark!
35. I don’t drink milk…EVER!
36. I really dig old stuff (antiques)…people and furniture.
37. Purple is my favorite color. Any shade of it.
38. My number is four. Don’t ask me why. I’m just weird like that.
39. I stink at geography.
40. I have terrible night vision.
41. Hence, #’s 39 and 40, I once got lost in my own neighborhood in the dark.
42. I am probably the world’s worst singer.
43. And I am not much better at dancing.
44. I am technologically impaired.
45. I am a klutz, yet I’ve never broken a bone.
46. I can’t live without caffeine. I am helplessly addicted to my French press.
47. I am a chocoholic. Any kind, I’m not picky.
48. I have an aversion to cheap toilet tissue. I agree with Mr. Whipple…I can’t help but squeeze the Charmin.
49. I love the smell of fresh laundered fabrics.
50. I abhor shopping, but hey somebody’s gotta do it!
51. I have been told that I am a bit sarcastic. Me? The nerve of some people!
52. I have never been outside of the United States.
53. I like beer and chocolate. Together. Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it.
54. I am not a big fan of breakfast foods. I usually eat weird things in the morning.
55. I used to be intelligent. Then I had kids. The brain got wiped away with the spit up!
56. When I was fifteen, I had all the walls in my bedroom covered with Andy Gibb posters.
57. I graduated number ten in my high school class. Then again there were only about 164 in my graduating class!
58. When I got my drivers license – upon returning the instructor made me (illegally) parallel double park. For real. And yes, I did pass.
59. I don’t chew gum. It hurts my jaw (TMJ).
60. My all time favorite books are “To Kill A Mockingbird” and “A Separate Peace”.
61. I used to be a pack rat, but I’m getting better.
62. My all time favorite band (even thought they were before my time) is Creedence Clearwater Revival.
63. My entire family (parents and siblings) with exception of myself and one brother were baptized as Jehovah Witnesses. Yeah, makes birthdays and Christmas quite interesting!
64. I am a Methodist…just not exactly currently active.
65. I love riding ATV’s.
66. I hate exercising.
67. I have only two children, but at least ten kids call me Mom.
68. I always wanted to be a Girl Scout, but my mother wouldn’t let me.
69. …So, I was a council member of the Boy Scouts of America for ten years. While my boys were involved, I held almost every possible position in the pack and troop.
70. I coached youth soccer for two years.
71. I have laughed so hard that I’ve both snorted soda through my nose and peed myself.
72. I absolutely despise being tickled. That’s a real quick way to become my enemy.
73. I am a horrible procrastinator.
74. I believe that dreams can and do come true.
75. I think God answers prayers.
76. I think electric fans are no substitutes for a cool breeze in your face.
77. I think a good brisk mountain hike is well worth the pain I endure the next day.
78. I think tennis is over-rated.
79. If I had to choose a sport to play, I’d choose volleyball.
80. I once wore pajamas (the same pair) for an entire weekend. Gross, I know, but I have no regrets!
81. I am addicted to Spider Solitaire. And I don’t like the difficult level. I like winning!
82. I totally believe in Colloidal Silver as a holistic medicine.
83. I once ran into the back of a car because I was waving at someone in another car. Hey, no damages or injuries, it was at a light. Don’t go judging me!
84. I am still in contact with my forth grade teacher. She was sooooo cool. Way before I was cool. Really, I used to be cool!
85. Will Geer (Actor) had the softest hands I’d ever touched. His handshake was what I would call a hand hug.
86. I grew up in a small county in Virginia that was devastated by Hurricane Camille in 1969. In case I never told you, I am from that small town that the TV series “The Waltons” was based on.
87. My cousin talked me into entering a talent show in elementary school. We sang “Jeremiah Was A Bullfrog” and I left her on the stage in the middle of the song. Surprisingly enough, she still speaks to me.
88. I once rode an elephant at a circus.
89. I consider cookies to be the perfect food group.
90. I like Thanksgiving better than Christmas…I know I am horrible to admit that! But the food totally rocks! And the company’s not half bad either!
91. I had the smallpox vaccine three times. You had to have it to enter school and each year you got your arm checked…if you didn’t have a scar, they poked you again. Strange that I didn’t get the infamous scar. (I have scars from every thing else!) Finally, my family doctor had to write a letter to the school to prevent my having it a forth time.
92. Almost all my favorite food recipes include cheese.
93. I hid in a tree all day when I was in first grade because my father threatened to pull my loose tooth.
94. I have the smallest feet in my family, a size six and a half.
95. I have crooked fingers like my grandfather.
96. My first grade teacher made students (luckily not me) wear diapers, and put masking tape over their mouths, and tied their hands behind their backs as disciplinary measure…and got a way with it. I wonder if it ever caught up with her? She was a beast.
97. I dislike wearing shoes inside.
98. I am a total wreck when I have to speak in front of an audience.
99. As a child, I held the record (for a couple of years) in my county school system for the flex arm hang.
100. I don’t think political and charity calls should be exempt from the Do Not Call Registry.
101. In sixth grade, I won a DAR award for an essay I wrote about George Washington. I stated in it that he owned the “Mount Vernon Motel”.
From the lovely and compassionate and wonderfully talented poet Trisha (Sharmishtha) I have received:
I received the Golden Cup and Happy 101 Awards also from Phalgunn, another wonderful poet.
From the lovely and talented Nohaemile I was given:
This one is gifted from the fabulous, sweet, and talented Jingle: and
Last but not least, from the wonderfully talented and generous Abderrahim I recieved this award.
I would like to pass on The Fabulous Poet Award to any poets who participate in Jingle’s Thurday Poet Rallys that happened to be reading this.
I would like to thank Trisha, Nohaemile, Jingle, Abderrahim, and Phalgunn for blessing me with these and you who are reading this. I thank each and everyone one of you for your support and wish each of you many blessings. These five poets are superb writers, and I hope that you will visit their blogs. I also hope that if you are reading this you will grab some awards and make up your list. Making my list of random things was both challenging and fun.