Monday, April 19, 2010



GirlaboutOTown recently presented me an award....I have never received a
blogging award before, and, well, I'm not sure I've received any award
before in my entire life (I was voted best feet in grade 7, I suspect it's
because the camp counsellor felt sorry for me because I hadn't been voted
for anything). Anyhoooo, thank you! I do enjoy reading GAOT's blog
(ouuuuch, unfortunate acronym) as she adds a touch of style to this town of
ours and I suspect her shoe collection could beat my shoe collection.

So, because we are adults, the award comes with rules. These are cool
rules though because it is to encourage us bloggers to continue spreading
the smiles and to get to know each other better in the process. Here they
are:

1. You must thank the person who has given you the award.
2. Copy the award logo and place it on your blog.
3. Link the person who has nominated you for the award.
4. Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting.
5. Nominate 7 other Kreativ Bloggers.
6. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.
7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs to let them know they have been
nominated.

Mememememmemeeeeeee....Interesting or certifiable, you be the judge.

1) I learned a song called "Popcorn" on the piano when I was really little
(may 6 years old?) and to this day whenever I get nervous I play the song
on my finger tips. It makes me look wacko I'm sure but I guess I find it
soothing.

2) This is how I eat: I try a bite of each thing on plate once to determine
an order of favourites and then eat in that order. So, least favourite
goes down the hatch first, then mid-favourite, saving the bestest for last!
If I don't do this I am usually DEVASTATED that I saved something ick for
the end.

3) I can't sing. I really really can't. When I'm in the car alone I often
test my vocals to see if anything has changed since last time I tried. Of
course I consistently suck. It saddens me to no end that I can't sing. I
always feel like a vocal cord might snap when I'm trying and when it does snap,
released will the most beautiful tinkly voice ever that has been suppressed
by the evil vocal chord. Sigh.

4) My fantasy is to go to an open mic event, saunter up to a stool in front
of the microphone, and just belt out Piece of my Heart by Janice Joplin,
blowing away the crowd and everyone would be like oh my god I had no idea
Meanie could sing, did you? She's awesome and she looks so pretty when she
sings too and she's really nice and I really like her shoes.

5) When I run I'm usually plugged in and my MP3 is loaded with songs by
Social Distortion, Joan Jett and lots of rockabilly stuff and I often get
caught up in a daydream where I'm playing the bass on stage for one of
these bands in a really small club and I'm totally killing it and my girls
are even in the bar with little headphones on because I'm rocking so hard
and loud and I don't want them to get their hearing damaged. I'm always
wearing a white t-shirt and my leather jeans, but my hair changes
constantly in these scenerios and even though I don't smoke I have a ciggie
tucked behind my ear because it looks cool yo. I can run for a really long
time when I get a really good daydream going.

6) I have systems. Each person in my house has their own laundry basket to
make putting away laundry easier. I have a binder organized with all
household items in it so no bits of stray papers are on my counter top. I
have a calender for menus (including lunches) for each day of the week with
colums for grocery shopping so I can stay totally organized. I am a basket
freak with very specific tasks assigned to each tasket. Fuck with my
systems and I'll cut you.

7) Heat. I love heat. I love walking out the door and feeling the heat
hitting me in the face and spreading itself all over my body. I get
stressed if I feel a cool front coming in when it is supposed to be hot
out. I get so scared that I will be robbed of summer heat. I hate air
conditioning. I love a good cross breeze. I want my doctor to write me a
note saying that I need to work from home during the summer months because
of my extreme aversion to air conditioning. It makes me angry to hear air
conditioning, and even angrier when I feel outright cold/goose pimply. I
also hate wind. It drives me nuts, and it usually brings The Cold. There
is a difference between cross breeze and wind.

And now you know.

And I nominate:

mindful merchant because she does homework for me!
jdscrappy blog because we go way back and i think it's cool she is a
blogger
missmannered because we went to high school and i'm not sure how we
reconnected but here we are in the blogging universe together!
virtually there because she is about to have a baby and i'm sure she has
nothing better to do than this (hahahhaha)
lara at gliding through motherhood because she commented on my blog the other day for the first time and that's always neat for me to see a new name
pauline at brightestblue because she is a loyal commenter but i don't think i have ever met her before!
and sassyredhead because, well, because she is sassy!

of course i love and read many more blogs, but i'm just giving some love to some newish people in my favourites folder. Happy reading!

12 comments:

Tiana said...

oh man oh man! Now I have to think stuff up! Thanks a lot!!! (read that sarcastically, as well as NOT sarcastically)

Lara said...

Thanks!!
I learned popcorn on the ukulele when I was 6 or 7. It is a good and calming song :) I still play it when I pick up a guitar or ukulele to this day (not that that is very often)
awards make me feel cool :)

@WannabeMomErin said...

Popped over from <a href="http://mommyhoodforlara.blogspot.com/>Lara's blog</a>.

I really love your 7 interesting things. Especially:

2) This is how I eat: I try a bite of each thing on plate once to determine an order of favourites and then eat in that order. So, least favourite goes down the hatch first, then mid-favourite, saving the bestest for last!
If I don't do this I am usually DEVASTATED that I saved something ick for the end.

@WannabeMomErin said...

(hopefully, you will delete my previous bungled up comment)

Popped over from Lara's blog.

I really love your 7 interesting things. Especially:

2) This is how I eat: I try a bite of each thing on plate once to determine an order of favourites and then eat in that order. So, least favourite goes down the hatch first, then mid-favourite, saving the bestest for last!
If I don't do this I am usually DEVASTATED that I saved something ick for the end.

Pauline said...

Thanks for the props Meanie!
I also wish I could sing and blow everyone away at an open-mic night. (In reality, I would probably cause people to run away covering their bleeding ears and dogs to howl outside. LOL)
Ah well, its fun to dream anyways. :)

P.S. Are you going to the next Blogger brunch?

XUP said...

Haha hahah ahahhahaha - Best Feet! That's hilarious. But what an honour.

Jen said...

Hey thanks!!! I loved your list.

Mis(s)Mannered Mom said...

Thank you so much! I'd like to thank my family for giving me the fodder for my blog, my psyche for being warped, and my poor suckas..I mean friends...that continue to read.
I was laughing out loud at your 7 things. WITH you, not AT you, of course.

Mis(s)Mannered Mom said...

Umm...and how we hooked up in blogosphere....I pretty much stalked your ass, that's how. LOL

The Mindful Merchant said...

Gee, thanks for the award Meanie. I wish I could sing at an open mic night (while wearing fantastic shoes too) :)

Nat said...

I talk running technique with Mike McCready... really.

I can't sing either.

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