Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Adorable Blogger Award & NSV's

Very special thanks to Patrick for giving me the Adorable Blogger Award.

Rules of the Award
*Thank the person who gave you this award, and link back to them in your post.
*Tell us 10 things about yourself.
*Nominate your bloggers.
*Contact these bloggers, and let them know they received this award.

Ten things about me.  Hmmm...After blogging so much, there cant' be much you don't already know but I'll give it a shot...

1.  One of my favorite movies when I'm feeling down is Robin Hood: Men in Tights.  Always makes me laugh.  I'm pretty sure my hubby almost didn't marry me because of this.

2.  I actually enjoy brussel sprouts - saute them, roast them, steam them, fry them...serve them with cheese, serve them with butter, serve them plain.  I would eat them with a goat and I would eat them in a boat...

3.  I'm a dog person yet don't own one.

4.  I worked at a grocery store as a bagger (ahem...courtesy clerk) when I was in high school and still bag my own groceries to this day (assuming no one else is around to do it...and to be honest, I'd rather just do it myself so the bags don't rip and my bread doesn't get smashed...).

5.  I no longer recycle...the new place doesn't have a bin.  I think that's weird.

6.  I never really liked recycling.  I did it because it's the right thing to do but it seems like my hubby (and he knows this is true) would leave plastic bottles everywhere even once the bin was full and then yell at me when I just threw it away.  I'm sorry but there are too many rules to recycling about what kind bottles and what kind of papers and what the number says on the bottom.  Guess I'm glad I can't recycle.  I counted this as 2 because well...there are two separate points here, I swear.

7.  I once had a bicycle towed.  I got it back

8.  I played softball when I was younger and I KICKED ASS.  Seriously, I did.  I was good.  *sigh*  I miss that.

9.  I also bowled as a in a league and in tournaments and stuff.  I won all kinds of trophies.  I haven't been bowling in ages...not as cheap as it used to be.  Maybe I should look into an adult league...

10.  I'm Catholic and therefore possess a certain amount of good ol' fashioned catholic guilt...about my kids.  My oldest will soon be in first grade and that means Sunday School.  I haven't taken her to mass in ages. Gotta get better about this...or I'll go to hell...I just know it.  

Time to dole out the award to others.  I hate leaving people out and I usually cop out and say it's just too hard to choose but I decided not to be anti social and actually do it.  If you already have one of these awards, be glad that so many people find you adorable.  Definitely go check out these bloggers if you don't already...they rock (and yes, I'd even venture to say they're adorable).  
Dawnya at Evolution of a Black Butterfly
Lee Ann at Stealing Skinny
Rachel at Thin Within
Ms M at Fatscapades of Redhead Chick
Lisa at The Rest of My Life

OK...So I've got some NSV's to report...We did numbers before so let's go with bullets here:

  • I found 3 pairs of shorts in my closet as I was moving.  They're all size 16 (bought long before vanity sizing).  They all fit, some are a little too big and I actually don't mind wearing them.  I didn't wear shorts AT ALL last year.  I live in AZ so that's quite an accomplishment.  My legs don't look terrible in them, in my opinion.
  • My hubby told me the other day that he was looking at pics on my phone and found some older ones of me and he just can't believe how much thinner I look these days. Aaawwww...
  • I was sitting on the couch and hubby noticed I had a cut on the bottom of my foot.  So I bent my leg back to look at it and he said "Could you always bend your leg like that?" I couldn't.  Thanks for reminding me.  LOL.
  • I have gone up and down the stairs a gazillion times since moving in and I don't get winded and I don't even mind that much.
  • I had to "run inside" to grab something I forgot the other day and I literally RAN.  And I could run, and I didn't feel like I was going to die...didn't even feel out of breath.  It was nice.
  • I was playing in the pool with the kids this weekend.  Catching them and tossing them and didn't even get tired.  THIS is what getting the band was all about.


Leslie said...

I love all of those NSVs! Those are really great ones.

Amanda said...

I have missed you.

I wish we lived closer.

That being said I FLIPPIN love brussel sprouts. They are a fav.

I never thought I was a dog person. Until I got my Juna. We call her tuna fish. I know. Silly.

I played softball. Hated it. Played it for 3 years. Hated it. I was scared of getting my teeth knocked out by the big fat ball.

I loved all the NSV's. All of em!

Ronnie said...

Aww, great NSVs! :) And also, haven't read anything yet about your hubby and his band... hmm. Might have to go back and see if I missed it!

*cough* I just went back... and I did miss it.

Anyway, love all the info about you... you're not alone in your love of Robin Hood: Men in Tights. I watch it every time I see it on!

Anonymous said...

Hey Manda! Thank you soooo much for giving me such a lovely award! You sure put a smile on my face and a hug in my heart! Thank you!!


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