Sunday, February 21, 2010

But I Didn't Write a Speech

When I started this blog, I wasn't in it for the fame, or the money (because, um, there is none), or even any recognition. I just wanted a place to share my thoughts about anything. Anything primarily being a new mom to the most adorable little guy ever. And I like that my friends and family can read it, and that people I have met on the internet that know a little (but not everything) about me can get a clearer picture of who I am. And along the way I've found that I rather like the attention.

But I never in a million years expected to be nominated for any awards! This award is simple, really. It's basically a badge of honor passed around from people who read my blog (and like it) to people whose blogs I follow. The rules are this: I tell you seven interesting facts about myself, and then nominate seven people to pass the award to. Hopefully, they will feel like sharing the love right along!

Seven facts about me:

1.) My husband proposed at Krispy Kreme. It was December 22, 2005, and he had gotten a horse drawn carriage ride for us. What he wasn't expecting was the cold and the proximity of the driver and horse's ass. We stopped to warm up with hot chocolate and that's where he did the deed.

2.) I have a phobia of the dentist. Before I found my current dentist, I would hyperventilate while on the phone making an appointment, and then while waiting in the lobby I would start crying. I have to get nitrous oxide for a cleaning and exam. (ALL of the cleaning and exam.) If my current dentist ever moves or retires, I'm screwed.

3.) My first job was selling knives. I worked as one of those Cutco representatives the summer after I graduated High School.

4.) When I first met my husband, I was a total Liberal and he was a die hard Republican. (He's still registered Republican but we both pretty much consider ourselves Libertarians. Well, he doesn't believe that, but I know in his heart he really is.) He couldn't stand to be around me because I thought Al Gore was God and trashed GWB every chance I got. Sparks flew...

5.) I am a girl who truly loves sports. I love Hockey, College Basketball, College Football, Pro Football, and Pro Baseball, in that order of allegiance.

6.) I drive a 5-speed and LOVE it. I know that with one baby and hopes for a little sibling one day, this will probably be my last 5 speed for a good twenty years so I take full advantage.

7.) Every time I travel to a new place, I can picture myself living there. Which is strange because I am very proud of being a North Carolinian and couldn't honestly imagine leaving my family. We live here because it's home and such a great place to raise our family.

Now, I strongly encourage you to read these blogs:
Feels Like Home
look at the birds...
Maxed Out Mommy
Learning How to Love
IMO: In My Opinion
P and Me

And finally, thanks to Nicci at Changing the Universe for nominating me!


  1. Can I just tell you that you jumped to #1 on my list because your hubby proposed in a Krispy Kreme! They got tid of most of the ones in IL, so I would give my right nut- you know what I mean- for a warm KK doughnut! Thank you so much for nominating me. I can't to make my past and return the favor! You and I think a lot alike!

  2. Ok...I apparently I didn't proofread my comment. Hope you know what I meant. I was trying to multi-task and clearly it didn't work.

  3. thank you for the nomination! my blog is sad and does not deserve it! and that's hilarious about you and your DH being opposite sides politically at first. my husband is also a libertarian.

  4. I was totally a Cutco rep back in the day... and I get nauseous just thinking about the brand Cutco. Woof. Needless to say, I'm not an awesome sales person and I did not enjoy that job. Hope your experience was better than mine :)

  5. Diane, not really. In fact, they never sent me my last paycheck and I got really mad while on the phone with corporate in my freshman suite. I ended up accidentally kicking a shoe through a window and everyone thought I was a badass after that, ha ha.