Oct 22, 2008

A Threesome

Eeew.  Not that kind of threesome!  A tagging threesome.  Was I ever popular today - I got three tags!  Apparently blogging about sweets is a good idea.....



First, I was tagged by KLC at Tales of Northern Belle with the Bookworm Award.  
 
Here are the rules:  This is the "Bookward Award". here are the rules: Pass it on to five other bloggers, and tell them to open the nearest book to page 56. Write out the fifth sentence on that page, and also the next two to five sentences...The CLOSEST BOOK, NOT YOUR FAVORITE, OR MOST INTELLECTUAL!!


I am a huge reader - and happen to be sitting by a stack of 6 library books, some read and some unread.  The book at the top of the stack is Party Favors by Nicole Sexton - which I plan to start as soon as finish this blog entry (while I should be starting dinner!)

And by now, your $100 contribution is worth $35.  All of which will be spent on advertising and polling and parties for people who write bigger checks than you.  And it's worse if you donate by phone.  Telemarketing companies take 90 cents on the dollar.  That's right.  You give a dollar and the War Hero gets a dime.
I pass this award onto:
Milltini (who started following me today)
The Manens (who just found out she is pregnant so go give them a big congrats)
The Shabby Princess (who apparently lives like blocks away from me!  and since she posts about working out a whole lot more than I do I'm wondering if an award works as a good "will you be my workout partner" bribe?)
Kappa Prep (who I am so sad I wasn't able to meet last night!)



Next , I was tagged by Kate at elefantitas alegres to list six random facts about me.  I've actually done this once before, but I'm pretty random, so why not play again!

1.  I'm not a huge fan of chocolate.  Actually, I wouldn't eat it all growing up and didn't develop a taste for it until I was about 14 -- gosh darn puberty changed my taste buds and made me like fattening things!  I'll eat chocolate (and even crave it occasionally) but given a choice between chocolate and almost any other dessert, I'll take the cheesecake, the pumpkin pie, the lemon meringue pie, the cantaloupe gelato, etc.

2.  My life is organized.  Disturbingly organized. My closet is all hung in ROYGBIV order (as is my husbands since I put the laundry away).  My lingerie drawer - also color sorted.  My craft room - all papers, stamps, etc. are color sorted.  You would think this means my house is perfectly clean.  It doesn't.

3.  I really love my in-laws and feel blessed to have them in my life.  Casey's parents are really great - great parents, great grand-parents, easy to talk to, always willing to help us or support us, and I couldn't have asked for better.  Casey has two older brothers as well - and I love getting together with the whole family.  I hear people talk about how awful their in-laws are and feel so much compassion for them and yet I feel so lucky at the same time.  

4.  I have Raynaud's disease.  Raynaud's is a vascular disorder which effects the blood flow to my fingers and toes and means I am ALWAYS cold.  My fingers also turn white and then blue when I am under a lot of stress, experience a change in temperature, touch ice cubes, etc.

5.  I am obsessed with children.  I worked once a week in a nursery for 6 years and I really miss all of my kiddos.  I love babysitting for the nieces and nephews and spending time with that.  I'm hoping I can get a niece to go with me to see HSM3 this week!

6.  I love the Disney Channel.  Not in an I DVR Hannah Montana sort of way, but if I'm having trouble sleeping and reach to turn the TV on I pretty much always go for the Disney Channel.  I've seen HSM and HSM2 and Camp Rock.  I watch Hannah Montana, Suite Life, and Wizards of Waverly Place.  Yep. I'm the cool aunt.  

7.  I'm obsessed with getting a good deal.  I shop Ebay, Overstocks, and Craigslist almost daily.  I LOVE to go to TJ Maxx, Marshall's, and Tuesday Morning and just wander around and see what deals they have.  I've gotten pretty jaded though.  I no longer view 50% off as a bargain.  Anyone can buy things 50% off.  It takes an experienced shopper to find 2 mens RL Polos, a Lily dress, and a pair of sevens and leave the store for under $100.

I tag anyone who hasn't already played along (or anyone who already has and is brave enough to try again!)



Last (but obviously not least), I was awarded the Kreativ Blogger (old school) Award by Missy at Confessions of an Overweight Shopaholic.  I need to list 6 things I value and 6 things I don't and then pass it along to 6 people.

6 Things I Value

* Relationships.  With friends, family, the older gentleman I say good morning to on my walk everyday.  I value them all.
* People who smile.  It truly brightens my day!
* Organization.  
*  The restorative powers of a cup of English tea
*  A southern gentleman.  Nothing beats a boy with manners!
*  Alone time with God.  We've had some rough times in our relationships, but even when I didn't want Him anymore, He waited patiently for me to come around.

6 Things I Don't Value
* Fake People
* False Pretenses
* "Friends" who don't have time for friendship
* Rude People
* Liars
* Close Mindedness

I tag
* Lis

And one last thing I don't value:
* Word Verification.  Next time I'm choosing who I tag based on who doesn't have it!  (Only kidding.  Sort of.)

10 comments:

  1. I am reading Party Favors right now and it is a hard one to put down. I have stayed up far too late the past few nights reading it. Thanks for the tag and I too am sad we were unable to meet last night!

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  2. Thank you so much for my first award!!! I've done my duties and linked back to your blog.

    Thank you again. :)

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  3. lol! I love the title of this post! I love a good tag!! Congrats on your award too! How exciting!

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  4. I am sooo with you on that word verification stuff... it's so annoying! Until I start to get a ton of spam comments (which I havent had a single one yet!) I'm not going to do that to my readers :)

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  5. Haha I hate word verification also. I don't think I have it on mine...wait I better check that! I'll be back! ;)

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  6. You're so sweet to tag me, thank you! And thanks for adding me to your prayer list! We definitely appreciate all prayers! These next 6 weeks are so important to make it past!

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  7. Congrats on the awards!!! Great answers!

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  8. Thanks for the tag - I am the same way about chocolate and everyone thinks I am crazy for it!

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  9. I would SO love to have my closet in RYGBIV order! That would rock my world!! :) Want to do mine next?!? ;)

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