Monday, August 23, 2010

B for Beautiful Bloggers

This is long, long, long overdue, and I offer my deepest apologies to both Christine and Shana for taking so long to acknowledge this wonderful award they’ve bestowed upon me. The fantabulous and wonderful Christine (formerly of Raised Queer; now enjoying her new digs at Rat Faced Girl) and Shana (of Fumbling Towards Normalcy) have both passed along the Beautiful Blogger Award to me! It’s such an honor that two of my most favoritest* bloggers, and two of the awesomest* chicks I know, think I am worthy of such an award. Thanks, lovely ladies!!

* Not real words; I know.

(For the record, I do not think this is in any way related to the fact that these ladies were the winners of my chocolate giveaway awhile back. Even though chocolate is a proven aphrodisiac, I don’t think it made them fall so madly in love with my blog or me that they had no choice but to pass this award along to me. On the off chance that the chocolate was, in fact, the motivation behind honoring me in such a way, let’s just keep it to ourselves. Okay, ladies?)

The rules are that I have to tell you seven things about myself and pass this along to seven bloggers. Since I’ve done the “things” lists not once, not twice, but three times, this is a challenge, but I’m going to try to come up with seven interesting (or at least hopefully semi-interesting) things:

1. I am obsessed with lip balm. My favorite is Burt’s Bees, because I like the cool, tingling sensation of the peppermint oil. However, I also use EOS, Dr. Bronner’s, and Crazy Rumors. I have lip balm everywhere, always within easy reach: a few in my purse, one that sits on my computer keyboard at work, one on the nightstand next to the bed, and one on the end table next to “my end” of the couch. I apply lip balm every morning before I head out the door, every night right before I go to bed, and countless times throughout the day. I get anxious and hyper-focused on the dryness of my lips if I cannot find lip balm to remedy the situation. (I know; it sounds like an illness.)

NOTE: This is not an advertisement. I did not get compensated in any way to mention these brands. They're simply some of my favorites.

2. Gerbera Daisies are my most favorite flower. They are just so bright, happy, and fun! I really regret listening so much to my florist and carrying a white bouquet of flowers on my wedding day (to avoid anything detracting from the dress) instead of a big, fun, bright bouquet of Gerbera Daisies.

3. If I would’ve stayed with, and eventually married, my high school boyfriend, I’d be a preacher’s wife now. (Seriously. I would. He told me he would’ve married me.) First loves are called first loves for a reason, and I’m glad any romantic feelings I had for him, or dreams for a life together, died the day I broke up with him. To imagine myself as a preacher’s wife is hysterical. MusicMan roared with laughter after he met high school ex-boyfriend for the first time and I later explained that he’s a preacher now. Apparently my husband can’t imagine me as a preacher’s wife either, and I am not the slightest bit offended by that.

4. I like pizza. A lot. Well, good pizza anyway; none of that chain stuff like Pizza Hut or Domino’s or Papa John’s (though I’ll eat those if I’m absolutely desperate). One of my favorite topping combinations is pepperoni, mushroom, and sauerkraut. Sadly, not too many places around here include sauerkraut as an option anymore.

5. I really, really, really want another tattoo. I have plans to get a memorial tattoo for my sister, but I haven’t completely solidified what I want yet, so that will have to wait. For now, I present pictures of the tattoo on my right ankle/foot. I adore it! And that age old argument that the anti-tattoo crowd likes to use, “Will you still love it/will it still be appropriate when you’re old and wrinkly?” is rendered obsolete, because: (1) YES! I WILL! and (2) I will probably knit even more when I’m old and wrinkly, because I’ll have more free time. (SO THERE!)

 6. I hate talking on the phone. I’m not entirely sure why this is, or when it started for that matter, but sometimes I absolutely just dread the thought of carrying on a phone conversation. I talk on the phone at work, because it’s part of my job and I have to do it, but I try to avoid personal phone calls at all costs. Texting and emailing works just great for me.

7. I need blankets, or some kind of covering, in order to fall asleep. Even in the middle of summer, when it’s hot and sticky outside, I at least have to be covered with the bed sheet in order to fall asleep. I might stick my foot out from under the covers, if I’m feeling warm, but the rest of my body needs to be covered. If I have a blanket, I can fall asleep most anywhere. There are always blankets on my couch, and I cuddle up with them even in the middle of summer (having central air encourages blanket usage), which results in lots of couch napping.

I’m passing this award along to the following beautiful bloggers:

Lora @ fever

Make sure you go and visit these bloggers and their wonderful blogs, because they’re all awesome and supremely entertaining! And definitely go visit Christine and Shana, the lovely ladies who passed this award to me, because they are seriously the coolest. I would have passed the award right back to them, but I was afraid that would blow up the internet the same way that a circular cell reference seems to blow up an Excel spreadsheet. (I know; that was like the nerdiest, most obscure reference.)

(And to the bloggers I’ve named above, if awards aren’t your thing, that’s cool. In other words, don’t stress about passing this along if you don’t want to.)
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  1. Thanks for the award. I totally know what you mean about sleeping with blankets. Our AC went out and I couldn't sleep unless I had a sheet partially over me even though it was burning up.

  2. congrats!

    I'm the same way about talking on the phone and I have to have a blanket to sleep all year round. :-)

  3. Thanks for the shout out babe. The award was totally well deserved and it had nothing to do with the chocolate. I loved you long before that.

    Also...even bad pizza is good pizza and I also need to sleep with a blanket...even when it's super hot out.

  4. You're most welcome...I've just recently started reading your blog, and I enjoy it so much!

  5. You're welcome! I'm glad I'm not the only one with the blanket thing; MusicMan thinks I'm weird sometimes, because it will be soooooo hot out, and I'm all bundled up.

  6. Thanks!

    I knew I wasn't the only one who had the phone phobia/aversion.

  7. Of course! Thank YOU for the award! I knew it wasn't just about the chocolate. :-)

    You make a good point...bad pizza is still pizza. Apparently, many of us have the blanket thing, so I'm glad to know I'm not as strange as I thought (or else there are lots of us who are strange)!

  8. I do believe awesomest and favoritest are words...aren't we creating new ones all the time? Awesomest is your tattoo! I have to say I've never before seen one like it, and hell yeah it'll look good on an old lady, too!
    Thanks for the super-duper shoutout. I am honored to be your friend.

  9. Why thank ya babe:) I love tattoos but not sure i want big ones...i def want more though....that one is nice! I was wondering about Burt's Bees...will have to try now:) and the flowers are sooooooo gorgeous! what lady doesn't love them right?

    you and i are so similar....i must have blankets upon blankets...and we live in FL:) have a good day!

  10. I'm speechless - and that doesn't happen often. Thank you so much for this kind award! I promise to do something with it soon - sheesh - I gotta tell people another 7 things about me? Like you, I've done this a couple of times and I'm running out of interesting things. Speaking of interesting things - I absolutely adore your knitting tattoo!! It's gorgeous! I want one so badly - but I don't knit, or crochet or paint because...well...I've been shown to be a danger to me and others when I try to craft. Maybe mine should just say Blogs and have arbitrary letters falling out of it.... yeah I like that. Thanks again Elle! xoxo

  11. You are absolutely correct...bloggers make up new words all the time. Thanks for having my back, lady! :-) I'm glad you like my tattoo. I too am honored to be your friend--you are full of the AWESOME!

  12. Of course! I love you and your blog...your honesty is so refreshing. Definitely try the Burts--it's fantastic!

    LOL. I'm quite certain that, even if I lived in a warmer climate, I'd still need my blankies! :-)

  13. You are most welcome! I haven't commented much on your blog (or any blog for that matter) lately, but I'm working on getting caught up. I've still read every post, and you are a hoot!

    Thank you! My tattoo artist did a fantastic job. A blogging tattoo sounds completely and totally awesome--you are a genius!
    xoxo (right back at ya)

  14. I would like to exchange links with your site
    Is this possible?


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