Wednesday, June 2, 2010

You Don't Say...Because You Did!

     I got this lovely award a few weeks ago from Tree over at Mother of Pearl It Is. She was very sweet to give give it to me. I don't deserve it though because it's for leaving supportive comments and some days I'm so behind in my blog reading and commenting that I'm forced to click "mark all as read" in my google reader just so I'm not overwhelmed with the amount of unread posts sitting there waiting for me it takes me days to catch up. I'm also not very good at acknowledging these in a timely manner. But, better late then never, right? Right.

 I'm supposed to answer these 10 questions asked to me by Tree, then make up 10 of my own and pass this on to 7 (ish) other bloggers.

1. Why do you blog?
Because I'm lonely and need validation. Not really - I just like to write stuff. And maybe the validation thing just a little bit.

2. If you could change one thing you've done in your life, what would it be?
I would have called my dad more because when he died I couldn't remember what our last conversation was and I still regret that.

3. Do you prefer restaurant food or home cookin'?
I get the best of both worlds because my brother is a great cook and makes dinner every night so I don't have to. Home cookin', definitely.

4. What is the one thing you are most proud of that you've accomplished?
Quitting my full time job and going self-employed so I could be home with my kids - and actually succeeding at far.

5. What is your favorite T.V. show?
I'd have to say Brothers and Sisters...wait, no, The, Glee...or Desperate, So You Think You Can Dance...or American Idol...maybe I watch too much T.V., actually.

6. Do you watch American Idol?
Duh. (This is sarcastic, since I've blogged about almost every episode of American Idol this season)

7. What do you blog about the most?
My hubby.

8. Least favorite household chore?

9. Do you tell all on your blog or are there things you refuse to blog about?
I don't tell all. It would sound like a Jerry Springer show. Honestly, there are many times I'm upset or frustrated about something and I would like to put it out there, but can't for privacy's sake. So I don't write at all for a few days, or I write something vague and tiptoe around the real issue.

10. Have you read about Monkey on Momma's Pixie Dreams, if so are you praying for her or helping her in some way?
Yes, I read her story and it's just heartbreaking and I've been praying and thinking about her and those like her.

So here are my 10 questions to the 7 (ish) lucky recipients below:

1.  If you could have only one more meal, ever, what would it be?
2.  If you could go anywhere in the world for a weeks vacation, where would you go?
3.  If reincarnation were true, who or what would you come back as?
4.  What do you want for your birthday?
5.  Who was your first kiss and how old were you? (not counting family - well, unless you were 13 and it was your cousin - that counts)
6.  What's your all time favorite movie?
7.  If you could be any of the Disney princesses or heroines, which one would you be and why? (What? I'm tryin to make this interesting!)
8.  If you could have lived your life in another time, which time period would you pick?
9.  If you could change anything in your life, what would it be? (stealing this one from Tree)
10. What's one thing that you would like to see or do before you die?
   Here are the 7ish (which is 4) people I would like to pass this lovely award on to because they leave such nice comments on nearly every post, even the lame and/or un-funny ones (not comments - posts). I would include Tree in here, but I don't think I can give it back to the one that gave it to me. 
As always, I like to add the disclaimer with the award, that you only need to acknowledge it if you have time or inclination - you are in no way obligated. Capiche?

Tree also picked on tagged me to answer the question, What are you afraid of?
That's easy - my 3 top fears:

  • Cockroaches. Can't go near 'em, can't kill 'em, can't stand 'em. I may have mentioned this, but I once dreamed a human size roach forced me to dance with it.

  • Demons. This one's a bit weird, but those bad dudes that are on the Devil's side really freak me out. Can't help it, it was the way I was raised. The day I meet a demon cockroach, I'm toast.

  • Hubby's lectures. When Fred's worked up about something, the intellectual, hyberbolic, philosophical hypotheticals which he unleashes are mind-boggling. I'm not sure if there is such a hypothetical as that, but if there were, he has surely uttered it. I can't tune him out, because that is fodder for another lecture so I can only nod and smile in such a way as to disarm him...or turn on the history channel...or sick him on one of you guys. 
Thanks Tree!


Tracie said...

Thanks so much for the award! We have a lot in common - from our dislike of mopping to our fav. tv shows.

Diminishing Lucy said...

Oh lovely Lori, thank you!

(And I too fear my hubby's lectures. Yours and mine sound scarily similar....)

Ms. Understood said...

Congrats on your award! I think even the word cockroach creeps me out. They have got to be the most disgusting bugs ever.

Unknown said...

Yay!! Thankyou so much. I am slack with accepting award but I promise I will get to it soon.

And *shudder* roaches totally freak me out. Like, I have goosebumps just thinking about them...

Tree said...

It's ABOUT time! LMAO Just teasing...LOL You named two MORE of my biggest fears too....roaches and demons!! YIKES!! I also had a dream about roaches once, but it was two of them with swords fighting over ME!!! (snort)

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