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I just got the Tell Me About Yourself Award from Cynthia at Commonplace Crazy! It requires the recipient to:
- Thank the person who gave the award.
- List 7 things that people may not know about you.
- Pass the award to 15 other bloggers and notify them.
- Post the badge on your blog.
Cynthia, thank you for giving me the opportunity to talk about myself.
7 Things You Don’t Know About Me & Could Care Less About
1. I don’t know if I’m more proud of the fact that my 10-year-old still believes in Santa Claus, or that I accidentally trained my cats to go potty outside because I’m too lazy to change the cat litter.
2. If I had the choice to see Bon Jovi or go to an Andre Rieu concert, I’d choose Andre Rieu. My husband (who is jealous of him) thinks that Andre is to classical music what Harlequin romance is to literature – pure shmaltz. The Velveeta of cheese.
But my husband is wrong, so wrong!
Andre even has long hair, like Fabio.
If I got to see him play Hava Nagila live I’d rush the stage and trample folks on my way to get to him. I’d have to be dragged off of him by his taffeta-wearing clarinet players (press Play – I want to know if everyone gets the chills watching it like I do or if it’s just me):
3. I’m ashamed of no. 2.
4. When I was nine I felt sorry for hotel maids. (Can you say codependent?) I’d make the beds even though my parents said the maids would have to make them again anyway. I only stopped after my mother convinced me that if I continued, the maids would be out of work.
5. One time I ran into Robin Williams in San Francisco. He was carrying a baby. The parts of my brain that control discretion and speech stopped. I let out a high-pitched, fawning squeal that sounded like a stuck pig:
Robin Williams paused to see if I was a stalker. Then he mimicked me, his voice sounding as deranged mine did:
6. I can’t handle the sound of wet, squeaking flip-flops, on any level. I would rather eat chalk than listen to squeaking flip-flops. I’d rather get water-boarded.
7. My parents had a rule that to be excused from dinner you had to say, Excuse-me-I-beg-your-pardon-please-I’ve-had-ample-sufficiency-may-I-be-excused?
I thought this was normal until I went to a friend’s house for dinner and said, Excuse-me-I-beg-your-pardon-please-I’ve-had-ample-sufficiency-may-I-be-excused? - and her parents stared at me like I had Tourette’s.
My parents said they did it because they thought it was cute. That was the night I demanded to see my birth certificate.
7 People Whose Blogs I Think Are Great
I was supposed to do 15, but ’tis the season – I ran out of time.
1. Up Popped A Fox: Vicki is a writer’s writer. Each post is a well-crafted gem, fresh and quirky. She’s got an unhealthy attachment to Peeps – check out her stop-motion Peeps films.
The post you should not miss: Why You Shouldn’t Cuddle Your Kids
2. The Bare Midriff: Elizabeth has a refreshing cooking blog. I think her Indian name is Dances With Turkeys since one recipe calls for dancing with a raw turkey. Also, her red velvet cake (which I myself have tasted) is nothing short of divine.
The post you should not miss: Getting Fried, where she demonstrates the fine art of hanging your Thanksgiving turkey to ‘bleed” from the garage door opener (!).
3. The Dawning of January: I thought January lived in Australia so it was a shock to learn that she lives in Canada. She probably thought it was weird that I was always asking her about Australia. She writes sweet, stream-of-consciousness accounts of motherhood and funny/honest snippets about her life.
The post you shouldn’t miss: A Dinosaur of a Story
4. From Diapers to Diatribes: A psychologist who is married to a psychologist who is convinced they are causing the psychological demise of their children.
The post you shouldn’t miss: How to Teach Your Child to Throw a Tantrum
5. Parenting Illustrated with Crappy Pictures: The blog name says it all. Primitive stick figure drawings of parenting that make me laugh out loud at this crazy little gig called parenting.
The post you shouldn’t miss: What It’s Like Not To Sleep At Night (Illustrated with Crappy Pictures)
6. The Bloggess: A lot of oh-she’s-famous bloggers have an undeserved level of fame based mainly in the fact that they’ve been blogging since the appearance of the DOS prompt. The Bloggess has earned her fame and I like her. A lot. Her snippets about her life really are like Cheetos – you can’t eat just one.
The post you shouldn’t miss: I just went over to her site looking for a post to recommend and I spent an hour over there reading stuff. That’s how good it is – you just have to go find one yourself.
7. Do Sweat The Small Stuff: There’s a lot of fluff floating around the momosphere. Sweaty breaks the mold – she has the gift of honesty that she presents in well-written, thoughtful posts that inspire other moms to dig a little deeper.
The post you shouldn’t miss: How It All Began
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