An Award! Shiny!!

Melissa at Making Things Up has honored me with this cute little "Versatile Blogger" award! To truly earn it, though, I have to tell you 7 facts about myself and then nominate some other bloggers to do the same.

Ok. The intro was the easy part. Now to think of seven things to tell you about myself...

1) I have lived in Georgia, Illinois, Texas, Michigan, and Washington, and even though I was born in Georgia, I consider Illinois most like "home." (Although now that I've lived in Washington a while it is starting to grow on me).

2) I have a BA in Sociology from Gonzaga University with a concentration in Women's Studies. And 5 years after graduation, I still have no idea why I chose that course of study.

3) I desperately want to have a baby girl. But I don't want more than three children. So...if I get pregnant soon, please cross your fingers for me! :p

4) My favorite bands are The Beatles, Weezer, and Cake. I have to list all three because I can't quite choose an ultimate favorite.

5) I hate shopping. I don't know why exactly I hate it so much, but it makes me crabby. And tonight, my husband made me go to the mall for THREE HOURS. With kids that hadn't eaten dinner yet. And one who skipped his nap.

6) My husband and I have grand fantasies about moving to Portland, OR. We love it there. It's kind of funny, because it's not a city you usually associate with "grand fantasies," but it's our dream town.

7) I have a dog named Chewie who didn't bark for the first 2 years we owned him. In fact, he still doesn't really "bark," he just has this silly-sounding howl thing that reminds me of a hound dog's. And he only does it to the mailman.

8) After writing poems and stories for at least the last 15 years of my life, I've finally figured out that what I really want to do is write. I don't know how I didn't pick up on it earlier.

9) I look exactly like my mom, except her hair was dark brown and she wore glasses. Sometimes I catch my Gram looking at me in this sad, nostalgic way and I just know she's seeing her daughter standing there instead of me.

10) I love to bake. Especially bread. And my very favorite is Challah (and if you have a good recipe for it, leave a comment/email me, and I will love you forever!).

Well, there you have it! Now for the fun part: giving out some Versatile Blogger awards of my own!

Rebecca Mullen at Altared are a great writer and my "happiness hero!"

Amanda at My Thoughts...I miss you IRL. Quit having real life stuff happen so we can hang out.

Rudri at Being Rudri write engaging posts and you leave good comments. <3

MidnightCafe at Midnight have so much insight and wisdom, I love reading your blog.

Kate at small medium and large...I'm still laughing about your aversion to owning a minivan.

Congrats on your award, get to writing! :p


Melissa said...

Yay, you wrote seven things! :)

And your #6? US TOO! We have friends there, we've vacationed there (which is maybe weird, given that we live on the beach in Southern California-- half the world seems to come here on vacation, and we leave...).

TKW said...

Portland is an awesome town! It's heaven for a foodie! I don't blame you for wanting to live there at all!

That was very sweet about your grandma. Made me a little sad.

Congrats on your award!

postmommy said...

lol. I just noticed I was supposed to write 7 things and then I ended up writing ten. Guess I really wanted to share!

Actually, I started having trouble at the end of the list. Coulda stopped at seven and been happy. >.<

Aging Mommy said...

Congratulations on your award! I have never been to Portland but have read about the beaches in Oregon and so visiting there is definitely on my list of must do things!

MidnightCafe said...

Aw, you're so sweet!! I'll go do some writing now...

Terry Castle said...

Loved getting to know you. But when you said you looked like your mother and you catch your grandmother staring at you, my heart stood still.

Hope you get to Portland soon. It's fun to dream.

My dream right now would be to take the family and live in Provence for a year..or Rome.

One can dream, right?

Rudri said...

Thanks for the award! I appreciate it. I really relate to #9. I have been dabbling in writing for years, but have finally come to terms with my new label, "writer". I've always wanted to visit Portland. We are planning a trip this year sometime. My dream is to visit Powell Books.

I feel like I know you better through your list!