Monday, August 31, 2009

Honest Scrap

I've been given the Honest Scrap Award by Karen at Busy Hands, Lachlan's Mum at The Path I'm Walking and Franchesca at Handprints from Heaven. This award is for bloggers who write honestly from their heart, from the depth of their soul. Thank you Karen, Lachlan's Mum and Franchesca for the honor!

There are a couple of rules to accepting the award. Firstly is to pass the award on to 7 other bloggers, and secondly to list 10 honest and hopefully interesting things about yourself. Here are 7 (it felt nearly impossible to narrow it down to just 7) of the many touching blogs, that really resonate with me:

These first six bloggers are also navigating through loss, the seventh often offers a mix of opinion, entertainment and insights. Enjoy!

Lost--For--Words at Momentum

And now for the 10 honest and hopefully interesting (though I cannot make any promises here) things about me...
1)I love to sing (in the shower, in the car, at church, anywhere really) which would be all fine and good if it were not for the fact that I am absolutely and undeniably tone deaf. No really, my husband would tell you my singing is like hearing cat's fight.
2)I always wanted to be a war correspondent reporting from the front lines when I was growing up.
3)I am extremely patriotic, and my family lines can be traced back in America to before the Revolutionary War.
4) I have a tattoo that I have regretted since about four minutes after the ink dried.
5)I met my husband while we were both working at Walt Disney World. We are about the least "Disney" people you will ever meet, which makes the irony of this even stronger.
6)I can move my toes independently, like wave at you with each of them. I think its a skill, Dru thinks its creepy.
7)I was hospitalized my first semester of College with a throat infection that required me to be transported by lifestar and to spend a few weeks in ICU. Silly as it sounds considering the tone of this blog, I had always thought that surviving that meant I was good to go, that I had had my run with shit luck and gotten it out of the way.
8)I have always dreamt of being a writer.
9)I am obsessive about keeping my kitchen counters cleaned and wiped down.
10) I snuck into a speech by former President George Bush my Freshmen year of college, and when the journalism students that had been handpicked to question him were asked to report to the mic, I moseyed on up to him like I belonged and asked away, engaging him in conversation. Everyone enjoyed my little interview, except I would imagine, the poor journalism shlub whose spot I had stolen.


  1. Thank you so much for nominating my blog! That's the first time my blog has been mentioned on anyone elses, and that's really cool. And I about fell off my chair laughing at your toe wave admission, I can do the same thing and pinch with them as well. My husband thinks this is equally creepy too!

  2. Thanks so much for the award!!!

    I just think it's so neat you can wave your toes. I'd love to add that to my creepy feet! lol

    No you did not!!! I can't believe you snuck into the speech AND went up and asked questions. You are way brave! And it's hilariously funny. :)

  3. Very sweet of you to nominate me, it's not easy writing from the heart when you know people are judging and picking apart my words. Thanks for being there as well with the kind words that always seem to lift me out of the ditch...if only for a minute.

  4. That's hilarious about how you got your conversation with President Bush. I also love that you sing in spite of everything! Singing does a world of good.

  5. I loved reading you list! I can also trace my family history way back... to the Australian convicts! Not quite as admirable as as the Revolutionary War! I also love to sing, even though I'm terrible at it. :) Thank you for sharing these things about yourself.

  6. "... a mix of opinion..." LOL. You hit the nail right on the head. Thank you so, so much for nominating me for the Honest Scrap award!

    I love the Disney stories. I am not a Disney person, either. But Chris and I have discussed going there one day. For _____ and giggles. He'll have a disturbed look on his face. I'll laugh. It'll be fun!