Friday, October 8, 2010

I feel so very special!

It finally happened….the day I have been waiting for. I got tagged in someone else’s blog! Go ahead and roll your eyes, I really don’t care if that makes me a total nerd but I am bouncing up and down excited about it. I have been trying to come back here almost every day, writing a little something. Sometimes it’s funny, sometimes it’s ranty. But I have felt like a little kid on the sidelines watching the bigger kids play. Or like a total loser outsider who hears all the kids talking about the super-awesome party this weekend that I wasn’t invited to. But now I feel like I got picked for the team – like I got an invite to that party!

This whole little blogging thing started on a whim, but I feel like I may have found my stride a bit. And it has been really remarkable to me at not only how much I actually enjoy just writing about anything that strikes me, but that some people are actually reading it. The people I don’t know and the people I do know, it’s beyond words how much fun I have had with this in the past couple months.

So clearly you can see it doesn’t take a whole lot to make me happy. But, thank you so much Jess @ Where’s My Sunglasses. Instead of my intended post of “For the love of god if you don’t turn that cell phone ringer off or answer your g@dd@mn phone right I am going to throw your phone out the window”, I am going to take a deep breath, try not to get into an office-place confrontation, and participate in this blog-tag instead. Thanks again, Jess!

1. What was the last thing you ate?
Greek Yogurt

2. What is one of your best childhood memories?
Summers down the shore I think. I was lucky that my grandparents had a house there and I got to basically move to the shore each summer from the day after school let out until the day before school started back up in September. The one big drawback though was that there were no little kids that lived down there all summer, so I didn’t have any friends. Ever the inventive and imaginative child, I used to take my Gram’s plastic lawn ornaments out of the ground (she had some plastic ducks and other birds in the front and some fake crabs and lobsters in the back) and pretend I was an animal expert and give interviews on pretend talk shows I held on the back deck. Ah, my earliest memories of basically talking to myself.

3. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you were older?
I wrote about this a while back, my earliest remembrances are of wanting to be a princess and later on when I became quite the little nerd, I wanted to be a paleontologist.

4. Do you paint your toenails in the winter?
Always. Some moms may harp on clean underwear. When I'm a mom I will likely be harping on my daughter to always have her nails painted.

5. Do you watch any reality television? If so, what show is your favorite?
Yes...too much of it. I am a sucker for all of the Real Housewives series, any time those Real World and Road Rules kids throw down in some sort of challenge/competition show, and I could watch The Soup all day long.

6. What were some of the "trends" when you were a kid?
I think one of the reasons I am ok with these Silly Bands today is that they remind me so much of jelly bracelets from when I was little. I also remember getting my first cabbage patch kid like it was the biggest thing and the best day that would EVER happen in my whole life.

7. What is your favorite time of the year? Why?
Right now basically…very end of summer and the beginning of fall. I liked the whole “Back to School” thing (clearly this posting is outing me as a real super-nerd) and I feel like even though I haven’t been in a classroom in, oh 8 years, I always think of the beginning of the school year as the beginning of my year too.

8. Do you have any hobbies?
Some…I have this little writing thing I tinker around with. I also enjoy cooking but am pretty flat-out serious about my baking.

So as with being tagged, you are supposed to then go and tag other people so I am going to select some of my newer blog followers:

Sailboats & Seersucker
Kerri @ Confessions of a Shoeaholic
SLD @ Sissy Unplugged
JD @ It's always FUNNY in Colum-bubble
Ryan @ Ryan's Pearl


  1. Welcome to the party, lol!

    Love the story about the lawn ornaments- totally sounds like something I would've done as a kiddie!

  2. You're too cute! If its any consolation, i have only been blogging for 6 months and up to August, I felt like the little kid on the sidelines waiting and waiting and waiting for someone to notice me! See, you are so not alone!

  3. I used to play with my grandmothers little figurines when I was bored visiting as a little kid.

    Did the work thing get cleared up? I just don't see how you can be to blame when you were out sick!

  4. I agree that toes should always be painted...
    My grandmother used to have tons of little boxes on her dresser and I loved to go through them hoping to find a treasure.

  5. CONGRATS!! On your first award.
    I was really excited when I got my first one too.

  6. love it!! i know how you feel, i'm a new blogger too and trying to figure this all out!! one day we'll be in the "popular crowd"!! hahaha

  7. AND i just realized you tagged me! ahhh, thanks!!

  8. Thanks for the tag babe!! Thanks for help getting my blog out there, you're the best!

  9. haha...Congratulations!! You know, I should totally have tagged you for something. I forget sometimes, that some of my favorite girls are newer and may not have been tagged...because you are AMAZING. Thank you for continuing to write us a little story every day :)