Friday, October 30, 2009


Fellow teacher & mom Alison of Hairline Fracture bestowed upon me [long ago - sorry to be so late in acknowledging!] a gracious "Honest Scrap" award ~ either she thinks I'm brilliant in my content/design or I have encouraged her; whichever, I am pleased & honored & grateful. Now I must pass on the love and tell 10 honest things about myself. I can easily find other bloggers I love; not sure I can think of 10 things you don't already know about me...
  1. When I started college, I had high hopes of becoming an advertising executive
  2. I was a "50s girl" for Halloween at least 3 years in a row
  3. I watched "Happy Days" and "Laverne & Shirley" religiously as a kid
  4. I have never read Moby Dick, The Grapes of Wrath, or The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  5. I actually liked reading The Scarlet Letter
  6. Reading notes & letters by Jane Austen, Virginia Woolf, and John Lennon at the British Library made me weep
  7. If I could go back in time, I would choose to be at Queen Elizabeth's court or in the literary circle of Mary & Percy Shelley, Lord Byron, and John Keats
  8. I have an embarrassingly stupid crush on Eminem
  9. Biggest surprises of my life: having a daughter (I was convinced she was a boy when I was pregnant) and loving Paris (I thought it would be snotty & touristy & only marginally interesting)
  10. Someday, I want to be a cartoon voice.

Rules to my fellows:

  • Say thank you and give a link to the presenter of the award
  • Share “10 Honest Things” about yourself
  • Present the award to 10* other bloggers whose blogs you find brilliant in content and/or design or to those who have encouraged you
  • Be sure to tell the 10* bloggers chosen that you are giving them the Honest Scrap award and provide the guidelines for them

*Or a number that you can reasonably accomplish in whatever mental/physical state you're in

My brilliant encouragers:

Mama Milton
So Not Zen
Traveling Through Time and Space
Fond of Snape
Juggling Life
Don't Touch the Cactus!
Who Put Me in Charge of These People?
Yesterday, Today and Forever


(I like how the names of these blogs together make an odd little story...)


Gretchen said...

Aw, thanks!

I can't believe you haven't read those books! Even *I* have read Grapes of Wrath and Tom Sawyer. Suffered through every page of both.

And my embarrassing crush? Kid Rock. I know, he's kind of skeezy, but I love that little sly smirk. Makes me wonder what he's thinking. Naughy boy!

And Paris? I can totally see you there. I'm surprised you didn't think you'd like it.

I hope I can find 10 things about me I'd like to share. I'm not that multi-faceted!

LarryG said...

Gee thank you -
now hopefully the
"Magnanimous Chainsaw"
will rise out of the hardware store and deliver those halloween treats :)

Interesting commentary those names...

Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...

I am cracking up at your "not read" list! Too good!

I love Paris, too. It isn't at all snooty. You're right.

Hey! I see my wife on your list. Hello WIFE!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Gee thanks!

I thought I was the only 40-something woman that felt that way about Eminem. I think he and Tupac are both geniuses.

Hmmm, there's your Cabana Boy post--nudge, nudge.

shrink on the couch said...

A cartoon voice. Now there's a fun thing to think about.

Shana said...

Why thank you, darling.

LarryG said...

Thanks again - My follow on is posted here ...
10 Honest Things

Fantastic Forrest said...

Honesty is such a lonely word...

But when I want sincerity
tell me where else can I turn.
Because you're the one I depend upon.

Thanks, Bad Mom. I will strive to be worthy.

Alison said...

It's both--you are brilliant AND have encouraged me!

I have never read Moby Dick or Paradise Lost or a few other books English teachers are supposed to have read.


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