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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

thanks, Suzanne...I think -- Honest scrap

I don't even know 7 people in the blogosphere! I will do my best, though.

Suzanne has given me an award. The Honest Scrap Award.

The rules for the Honest Scrap award: The honorees are to: A) first list 10 honest things about yourself - and make it interesting, even if you have to dig deep! B) pass the award on to 7 bloggers that you feel embody the spirit of the Honest Scrap.

OK, here goes:

1. I am terribly, horribly romantic and idealistic. I truly expect the happy ending, that love with conquor all. I know this is terribly illogical, after all, my marriage was hardly a storybook. We had some good years and some bad years, and a very acrimoneous divorce. but I am still looking for the prince to sweep me off my feet.

2. I was picked on a lot in junior high, and even a few times in high school. It took me until my 40's to learn how to effectively deal with bullies.

3. I do have a mean streak. My ex (Drew) and I went to Fort Lauderdale, FL, for the wedding f one of his childhood friends. It was a second marriage for both the bride and the groom, and between them they had four sons. We stayed with the happy couple and slept in bunk beds in the room belonging to two of the boys. I didn't know the bride, the groom, or anyone invited to this wedding. the night before the wedding, there was a bachelor party, and Drew left me with the bride and her friends while he went drinking with the guys. At the end of the evening he was the only one sober enough to call the bride and ask her to come get the guys. I wound up all by myself, in the bride and groom's house, with a bunch of sleeping children and the ugliest palmetto bug...I was so pissed off about being left behind. Yes, I made Drew sleep in the top bunk.

4. In college, my boyfriend and I seriously thought about eloping to Maryland. Cooler heads prevailed. We did get engaged, but never married.

5. I can't hold my liquor. Two drinks and I'm buzzed, three and I'm on the floor. I found this out my freshman year in college, when my roommates had to put me to bed during a party in our dorm room.

6. I can't help but feel catty about my daughter's former dance team. The coach was so horrible to my daughter when she cut her from the team that I can't help but wish they'd fall on their faces at their next competition. I think my daughter got over it, but I haven't. I feel guilty, because some of those girls are still friends with my daughter, and I'd love to show school spirit. So say a loud "me-ow" whenever you see me mention dance team.

7. You know those packages of Pepperidge Farm cookies? When I am upset/depressed/angry/frustrated, I can eat a whole package of Mint Milanos in an afternoon.

8. I am a terrible housekeeper. Right now my bedroom looks like it's been ransacked by burglars. sort of like in that Bette Midler movie.

9. Back in high school I had a wonderful teacher, Mr. S, who had an enormous influence over my life. In 10th grade Mr. S decided to hold a mock trial, with everyone in the class playing a role. We put Napoleon Bonaparte on trial for war crimes against the people of France. I was one of two students assigned to be defense counsel. We won. I think that victory was better than any I ever had in a real courtroom.

10. I did something truly stupid on my honeymoon. We got married at the end of June. We took a cruise to the Bahamas --the Premier cruise that combined a trip to the islands with a short visit to Disneyworld. We spent a day on Premier's private island. We were warned about the sun and told to wear a t-shirt if we ventured into the water. I wnet snorkeling that morning in a t-shirt, but after lunch I forgot to put the shirt on beofre returning to the water. that night they served lobster for dinner, and I couldn't eat it because its red shell was the same color as my back.

Now, as for who I should tag.

1. Grandy. Hers is one of my favorite blogs.

2. Janet. i love the pictures of the Roo girl.

3. Amy Because we should all go green.

4. tpgoddess0103 Her blog always has some interesting story.

5. gypsydoodlebug She hasn't posted for a few days, i suspect she's enjoying WDW again.

6. Daisy and 7.Ora b. I read them on Mid Century Modern Moms and love their stories.

Now I have to get busy and start e-mailing my victims blog buddies.


the planet of janet said...

oh good lord! thanks ... i think.

and for the record, i can eat an entire bag of orange milanos by myself. all at once.

Christina said...

Egad!!! 10 things?? That I haven't already told? Did you see my post from today? I blab about ANYTHING!! All the time. Which means that I certainly do deserve this award eh? Hmmm..gotta be careful though 'cause the parents read it. Which stifles a LOT of interesting things!!

songbird's crazy world said... cna both blame Suzanne.

Suzanne said...

You can all pelt me with the Milanos, since I don't have any right now.

You know how Weight Watchers calls foods you cannot control yourself around "Red Light Foods"? Yeah, those are mine. I'll eat a whole bag myself. 5 at a time, but over the course of a half a day.

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