Monday, August 09, 2010

Versatile...Is that like "interesting?"

Or is it like "she has a great personality?"

I just wondered because THREE different people have now awarded me this:

Maybe it's on account of how I can effortlessly switch between beads, jewelry, hermit crabs and stories about crazy crap my kid has done?

Either way, I'll take it. So, thank you to Kristen, Copper Diem, and Courtney! I really appreciate it! Oh, and if y'all would keep me in mind for when the Amazing Goddess-like Beauty Blogger Award comes around, I'll be ever so grateful ;-)

Now for the hard part. I'm supposed to spill 7 things about myself, but seriously, after 6+ years of blogging? I think I've kind of covered the bases. I'll give it a shot, though.

1. I was born in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Because my Dad was training to be a navigator on a nuclear submarine and that is where the U.S. Navy has its nuclear submarine training facility. In a landlocked state. Your tax dollars at work.

2. I won the individual drill-down competition (I know, it sounds vaguely perverted, right?) at the State Drill Team Championships my junior year in high school. If you don't know what a drill down is...picture a very advanced version of "Simon Says" only with military commands like "right flank, march!" Trust me, it's way harder than it sounds. I beat out about 100 other girls from all over the state of California.

3. At the age of 8, I routinely played hymns on the organ for the services at my church. And now I don't remember how to play a note...

4. I am a HUGE football fan and cannot WAIT for the season to start (only a few more weeks...)

5. I used to write a movie review column for the local town paper.

6. I am obsessed with computer solitaire games and can play for hours if allowed to. I know, it's really pathetic.

7. My favorite tv show is "Burn Notice" (but that's only because "House" is on hiatus until September).

And now comes the even harder part. I'm supposed to pass this award on to 15 other blogs.

Who haven't already received the award.

That's gonna take some time to figure out so check back later for the list.


P.S. If this seems a bit disjointed, it's because my day started at 4 AM this morning when some (but not all) of the smoke detectors in my house went off full force for no apparent frickin' reason! Scared the crap outta the poor kid and made him cry. And then they all shut off. Of course, none of them went off last year when I had an ACTUAL FIRE in my bedroom. I swear I'm minded to just yank them all out and pitch 'em into the trash.


susanc said...

Congratulations! I love reading your blog and must say, and I mean this in the best way possible, you crack me up! You always put a smile on my face and I look forward to each of your blog posts! I love seeing all of your jewelry creations and enjoy all of your other "versatile" blog posts! I think you should write a book, seriously. You have a real talent for writing. Wish I did!

Kate said...

Yay congrats on the award! Not so much on the fire alarms :P I hate those things too. Burn some toast and the world ends but have something major happen and...nada.

Anyway, I love the variety on your blog ;) Obviously, it keeps us all interested!

Kristen said...

I so love you! You make my days seem serene next to yours!(today that is just give me a day or two and I'll be in your shoes) If we were on the same side of the country I would so want a weekly coffee clutch with you!

Hugs Always!

SummersStudio said...

I love Burn Notice! And I love House. They are two of my favs. I think maybe you need to take your fire alarms into the people who are working on the strangness of of your car ignition. Either that or get in someone specializing in the paranorma. Who you gonna call....

Copper Diem said...

If I come across the goddess-like award, it is all yours!

EmandaJ said...

Love the post--always love your blog! I had to smile -- my hubby and I lOVE Burn Notice too.

Yes, m'dear, your blog is versatile -- and that's a good thing.

Best from here,
Emanda said...

The organ!?!!?

Oh Lord, you are something else!

Michelle said...

OMG! You lived in Idaho Falls, too? I don't think I've ever met anyone else who lived there. I lived there for about 6 weeks (went to 2nd grade for 6 weeks, too) when my mom married her now ex. He was in Nuke school. LOL.
Bead Happy!

Kris B said...

This is so weird! I have not heard of someone else's smoke dectectors going off in the middle of the night for no apparent reason, but last night the same thing happend to us... MULTIPLE TIMES! 1 am... my three children and I drove out of our garage and sat in the driveway while my husband searched and searched for the cause... they went off 15 minutes later. Got everyone settled slept for 20 minutes and at 3 am they started alarming again! Repeated our exit... It happened 3 more times and I was googling and someone suggested vacuuming the smoke detectors, so my dear husband is up on a ladder vacuuming in the middle of the night. Got to sleep at 4:30 only to wake at 5 am for work! It is crazy that you had the same experience! I love your jewelry! You are amazing! Hope you sleep well tonight!