Thursday, January 29, 2009

Golden ... and randomly honest

Sometimes there's a moment of selfish satisfaction when you blog -- like when someone says something REALLY nice about you and your writing.

I must humbly report that the very very lovely Tink of Pickled Beef announced her annual Golden Spork Awards last week and bequeathed me with ...

*insert trumpet fanfare here*

The Savory" Spork Award -- "Best all around. I can't go a day without checking these blogs."

This is my second Spork Award. Last year I got one for being beautiful (best-looking blog), but this one? This one puts a stupid smile on my face.

Thanks, Tink. I can't go a day without checking yours either!!

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Songbird of Songbird's Crazy World, who really does have the best name ever (check my actual email address if you doubt that!!), tagged me with this:

The honorees are to: A) first list 10 honest things about yourself -- and make it interesting, even if you have to dig deep! B) pass the award on to 7 bloggers that you feel embody the spirit of the Honest Scrap.

Honest, huh? Like indepth conversations about body parts and corn aren't brutally honest?

Ok, whatever. Here we go:

1. I actually fretted about what should go in the no. 1 spot. That's just sad.

2. I have the worst eating habits on the planet. Given a choice between something healthy and something not (chocolate??? mmmmmmmmmm), I will invariably pick the unhealthy. I believe ice cream is an appropriate dinner.

3. I never, ever, ever tuck shirts into my pants. And I prefer to wear my t-shirts, etc., loose and baggy. Body-image issues much?

4. I'm messy. Somehow the neat-and-tidy gene completely passed me by. My desk is messy, my room is messy, my car is messy (I view my vehicle as an extension of my purse, if that tells you anything). But hey, at least I'm cute. That counts for something, doesn't it? Doesn't it????

5. I cried when I got the invitation to my 30th high school reunion because my life didn't turn out ANYTHING like I had thought it would. Two failed marriages, financial ruin, on my own with four kids. Then, at the end of that year, I met this guy in a bar ...

6. Making this list is harder than it looks.

7. I really am not an animal person. So can someone please explain how I end up living with two rat dogs, three turtles, a rat, a snake (!!!!!!!!!!!) and countless fish, including Jack?

8. My boss (the highest-up one, not the one who supervises me on a day-to-day basis) once told me that I was a problem employee and should "fundamentally change" my personality or look for a new job.

Turns out the problem wasn't me, but a behind-the-scenes, lying rabble-rouser. That boss has since left the building, but not the company. The mere hint of his return is enough to send me sniveling under my desk in the fetal position.

9. I'm hypersensitive and I hold grudges. So if you insult me, or otherwise bruise my feelings, I'm likely to remember it for a long time. Which is not to say that I don't get over things, but I fret about them forever (see no. 8).

10. If the mama ain't happy, ain't NOBODY happy. This goes double in my house.
Ask anyone!

I know I'm supposed to tag people, but I don't always play by the rules. (Wait, is that No. 11?)

Anyway, if you want to bare all, then go for it.

I'm interested to see what you have to say.

No lie.


Janet said...

So with you on #3. #4, too, except I'm NOT cute! #5 gives me hope...but again...not cute, so maybe I'm foolish for hoping! And OMG #9 totally, through and through and THROUGH!

Momo Fali said...

It's impossible for my house to not be messy. I try. I really do, but my kids don't.

Janet said...

#2, #3, #4. Yes, Yes, and Yes. You mean ice cream ISN'T an appropriate dinner? I want to see where that's written down. Like in the Bible. Anybody's Bible.

Oh, yeah, and #11 too. :) And #8, unfortunately.

I knew we had a lot in common.

melissa said...

oh...i just big puffy heart with an arrow thru it, you!!!

Kaytabug said...

2,3,4,9, and 11 are totally me.
I think cuteness does count! It has to count.

justmylife said...

I completely agree with the tucked in shirt thing. If my shirt is tucked in it is completely by accident. And ice cream for supper is wrong?!?!?

Momisodes said...

Congrats on the awards! I love reading these random lists about people. I have to admit. I'm like you with the grudges. Like an elephant, I never forget. Not always a good thing.

wright said...

Congrats on the Spork! And I feel your pain about desiding what should go in the #1 spot. Sounds just like me!

A Spot of T said...

"Golden Spork Awards" LOL I didn't click over but just the name makes me giggle. Don't ask me why, there's no rhyme or reason to me. Congrats though. All deserved!

Qweenie said...

Does accidently tucking your t-shirt into your underwear count? If not then I don't tuck either...LOL

Let's see, you can be my new BFF because we of #2,3,4,7,9 and 10. Dood we match!


Trannyhead said...

Umm ... for #9? YOU SUCK!

Heh. Just kidding.

Couldn't resist the urge. It was too easy.

You know you're hawt.

Pamela said...

I'm #9, too.

I don't want to be that way.

Do you think it is in our genes?

Suzanne said...

Congrats on the award! (I had to consider who I gave them out to so that they had people to bestow them on-we read all the same blogs!)

Psst, I'm not neat, either-but my kitchen has to be clean for me to cook!

OHmommy said...

My house is ALWAYS messy! Yes, it always is,

....and congrats!

songbird's crazy world said...

another messy person daughter actually cleans out my car when I'm doing a carpool. and I agree with you about ice cream for dinner.

Debbie said...

So I have to know how you responded to the "you are a troubled employee" statement. What a slam.

Tink said...

I think I have multiple personalities. I go from being disgustingly messy to OCD clean.

Last night for dinner I ate whipped cream and strawberries with a popcicle chaser...

Jaina said...

Congrats on the award!!

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