Wednesday, February 16, 2011

I Feel Like Dancing!

I was honored this week by Chanel and Lonely Suitor who both gave me an award! (Lonely Suitor even called me vivid, sexy and unruly! He knows the way to this mama’s heart!) I have to send a huge thank you to both of them for thinking enough of me to give me this award. Thank you so much! It really means a lot.




So to follow the rules of the award, I have to tell you all seven things about myself. That’s not an easy thing to do, but I’ll do my best.


  1. I was a football and basketball cheerleader all through high school, but graduated in the top 10% of my class (of 44).
  2. I spent my first semester of college pre-med at the University of Illinois, but dropped out because I found out I was pregnant. I finally finished my two year degree after I got married (and my daughter was in elementary school) through an online program. It’s in Business Management/Accounting.
  3. I get mildly claustrophobic in confined places. I’m fine in elevators, but if I’m in the middle of a crowded aisle at Wal-Mart and both ends are blocked, I sometimes start to hyperventilate. If you put a blanket over my head or wrap my legs up too tight, I will freak out!
  4. I love when everything is completely silent. I’ll sit and savor the moment. But I would also listen to Trace Adkins talk all day long just because his voice makes me weak in the knees. He could read the dictionary for all I care.
  5. I have only flown on an airplane twice in my life. I didn’t hate it, but I would much rather drive. I flew to once to California and another time to Delaware. My husband and I drove down to Disney World with our daughter (when she was six) non-stop. My favorite part was driving through the “mountains” of Tennessee as the sun was coming up. Everyone else was asleep and I almost woke them up, but I decided to let them sleep and enjoy the view on my own.
  6. I am obsessed with ghosts. I have been ever since I was a really little kid. I’ve had some small experiences and completely believe they exist. I would like to try going along on an investigation to see if I could be brave to do it or if I would chicken out.
  7. I’m not a great cook, as illustrated here, but I love to bake. (And I’m actually pretty good at it too.)


Last time, I mentioned that I was a huge Jeff Gordon fan and that I met him (briefly) and had my picture taken with him. (That was seriously one of the most exciting days of my life!) I posted it on my “About Me” if you haven’t seen it yet.


Now I am supposed to pass this award on to 10 bloggers. One specified blogs that I recently started following and the other just said blogs that I deem worthy. So it’ll be a little of both.


  1. The Onion at A Lot of Layers: I just started following her, but she cracks me up! I’m trying to work backwards through her blog and her stories have me doubled over with laughter.
  2. Alice X at Guys, Boys & Men: I’m also a new follower to her blog, but I like her take on a lot of subjects and her blog looks like a magazine’s website. I can’t figure out how she did it, but I was amazed the first time I saw it.
  3. Julianna at Surviving Boys: I’m pretty new to her blog but she is a super talented woman with great stories about her family. Some are funny, some are touching, and some make you want to join her fights!
  4. .end transmission at Get Off My Lawn: I’m super new to his blog, but his poem, “Her” for Average Girl’s Battle of the Blogs won me over. He has a way with words. In his poem and in his blog.
  5. Sandra at Absolutely Narcissism: Even though she has hordes of followers and doesn’t need little ‘ol me telling her how awesome she is, I wanted to acknowledge her because well, she’s awesome and her stories are hilarious!
  6. Alittlesprite at A little Sprite: I love reading her stories, plus she lives in Australia so it’s fun to “listen” to her talk. (And her birthday is the day after mine!)
  7. ms. caboo at Aeracura-A Blossoming Life: We both have the same passion for reading and she’s inspired me to read 100 books this year. Plus, she also enjoys to exercise (while I’m still trying to like it) so she keeps me pumped with her stories of Tai Chi and running.
  8. Kat at Tapetum Lucidum: I know that she just got this award not long ago, but I really think she’s awesome. I love her stories, she makes me laugh, and she’s just a person that you feel good being around. I’m lucky to have met her.


I guess that’s going to have to be all because I’m tired and my brain hurts from all the thinking and staring at the computer.


Thanks again to Chanel and Lonely Suitor for giving me the award and to all my followers and commenters who think what I have to say is worth looking at. I’m so lucky to have you.


  1. Congrats on the award. You had some good answers to the 7 things about you.

  2. I thought my class was small at 80 people. I wish that I could bake. I like the freedom of not having to measure too much to get serious about baking.

  3. Shit...I didn't realize it was a duplicate. My bad!

  4. OT, thanks. I really had to work at my list of 7.

    LOL George. Yeah my whole hometown was really small. I think baking is more for me because you do have to measure everything so carefully. I'm a perfectionist so I like everything to be exact. None of that, "add to taste" nonsense.

    Suitor, no worries.

  5. Congrats on your award, nice blog following :D

  6. I had a hundred people in my class and I thought that was really

    Congratulations on getting your two year degree! I bet that felt really awesome.

  7. Thank you soo much!!! I really like your blog too. As for my blog (it helps to have a background in design, but shss don't tell). I don't know why i put that in brackets, people can still read things in brackets!

    Thanks lady x

  8. You made me feel all warm and gooey my dearest Hannah.~ Thank you so much for that very sweet description. I'm more than happy to get this award again because it means so much that you chose me as one of your recipients.~ The feeling is mutual, dear, and I'm very happy that I met you, too. xxoo :)

  9. awww... thankyou so much! Congrats on the award, you deserve it!
    I totally agree about Trace Adkins. *quiver* hmmm.... Might go youtube some of his vids...heheee!

  10. I can't imagine a class of only 44...I graduated with over 300! Loved your 7 facts and getting to know you a bit better! :-)

    Congrats on the much deserved award.

  11. Thank you Hannah! I appreciate your sweet comments on my blog. I feel so stylish!

  12. Awe! Thanks! I look forward to reading more of you too!

  13. Thanks BlahCooCooBlah! I'm glad you came over to read my blog!

    Chanel, thanks. It felt good to finally get a degree, but I still feel a little like a failure for not getting my bachelor's. But life is full of choices and one affects everything else.

    Alice X, you're welcome. You deserve it. And thanks!

    Kat, yay for the warm and gooey feeling! :) And I'm so happy you feel the same way.

    Alittlesprite, you're so welcome. And thank you too. Hope you got your Trace Adkins fix. :)

    Jewels, 300 would have been bigger than my whole high school! I'm just a small town girl. The population where I grew up was only about 1,800. I'm glad you liked my 7 things. It's hard to come up with interesting facts! And thanks!

    ms. caboo, you're welcome! You are stylish!

    Julianna, you're welcome. I hope you enjoy what I have to say as much as I do when I read your blog.

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  15. WOW! I am stoked that someone besides my Mom thinks my blog is funny (The Helicopter Mom post only drew a crowd since I was the town weirdo for a week). I think we all put ourselves out there with a secret fear that no one will actually CARE what I have to say, or be amused by it. Thanks for validating me, apparently I have issues. :-)

    Look for my list. I am avoiding work to look internally...and that could get ugly.

  16. Onion, I think your posts are hilarious! I'm the same way about seeking validation and wondering who would care what I have to say. Thanks for continuing to stop by to see me! :)


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