Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Blogger Awards and 7 Random Things About Me!

It's been a long time since I've posted.  I'm still trying to make time for everything and it gets tough.  But, I was given this award and said I would try my hardest to do one myself.  I'm still trying to learn the ropes of blogger, so here goes!

I was given "The Versatile Blogger Award" by the lovely Anita Grace Howard aka Anita Fajitas Margarita (so named by my wonderful sister in law Anna Zagar aka Anna Banana).  I bet they both love me right now!  So, now it's my turn to give this award to five other people.

I had to may to pick from, so I also decided to do the stylish blogger awards.  Yeah, I cheated.  It's my blog, I can do what I want!

Here are the rules for both awards:

1. Thank and link to the person who nominated you.
2. Share seven random facts about yourself.
3. Pass the award along to five buddies whose blogs epitomize said theme.
4. Contact those buddies to congratulate them.

And now for my 7 Random Things...this is hard!

1.  I'm 29 years old and still cut the crust off of my sandwiches and toast!  Unless it's raisin toast.  I just don't like it.

2.  I love to dance.  To make cleaning the house fun I put on my iPod and dance around.  And I only worry a little bit about the fact that we have a glass window on our front door.  

3.  I hated my hair in high school.  It was thick and wavy/curly/kinky/crazy and took me forever to fix it so it looked decent.  I also hated that it was red (I was born blond and it just changed).  Now I love being a red head because we are rare!  And I do cry when a hair cut doesn't come out how I wanted (like when too much gets cut off).  My hair is my thing.  If I had to go out of the house with either hair or make up done, I'd choose hair hands down!

4.  The show Unsolved Mysteries and Rescue 911 freaked me out when I was younger!  I saw one episode of UM where someone spontaneously combusted and I had night mares!  Then R 911 made me very cautious of escalators (look up episode 424 if you want more info).

5.  I like the show The Suite Life of Zack and Cody on Disney and am a little sad to see them "graduate".  I also like iCarly.  Hey, my little boy likes them and it's way better than Sponge Bob (whom I do.  Not.  Like.)

6.  I have OCD tendencies.  If you can't tell by the fact that the winners are done in alphabetical order.  Same thing with my books (by author), movies (by title), CDs (by artist), etc.  I drive my family crazy when playing games that deal with cards or money (like Life or Monopoly) because I have to have them arranged perfectly!  

7.  Although I love reading, I hate being told what to read or what to get out of what I'm reading.  I can't remember reading a single book in full during High School.  I would read enough (skimming) to pass the tests or write the paper (I did well too, A's & B's).  My AP class never read the interesting books!  I would actually borrow books from the teacher from her regular English class and read those instead (they had the good books like The Outsiders).  

Okay, seven random facts was a little hard, but fun!  Thank you Anita.  This was tons of fun!  And great practice adding the links and pics.  

Also, please forgive any mistakes on this post.  My 3 1/2 year old thought it would be fun to climb on me and my chair while I tried to create it.  He's happy reading and playing in his room until I decide to sit down for five minutes and do something for myself.  He also tends to get up early on the days I can sleep in but sleep in on days I have to get up early.  But I wouldn't trade him for anything.


~Mallary~ said...

Aww! Thank you! I'm relieved to know that I'm not the only person around who is totally new to the blogging scene. None of my close friends really do Twitter or Blogger, so I'm just trying to learn as I go!

I don't get to post nearly often as I would like, and when I do, the posts are not as long as I would like. Between work and school, time is scarce, but I graduate in little over a week so here's to hoping for more spare time!! :)

(I'll be thinking about my 7 things in the meantime.)

Anita said...

GReat job on your seven! And your blog is beautiful, BTW.

LOL #2 is AWESOME! I kept picturing Melanie Griffith in Working Girl. Have you ever seen that movie? It's not what you think, I swear. She's a secretary turned business guru. But there's one part where she's vacuuming the house in high heels and her scanties. :D BTW, I clean house the same way, w/my iPod, that is. But somehow, it's still not fun. Sigh.

I <3 ICarly! It's a great way to keep your voice young for YA. ;) That's what I tell my husband, anyway. Hee.

Your little guy sounds precious, and you're a wonderful mommy for letting him hang w/you while you wrote this up. Thanks so much for playing, and for bestowing me another award, you nicey! And congrats to all of the other worthy winners!

Oh, and I'll let you get by w/the nickname. Actually, it's kind of starting to grow on me. :)

BTW, my word verification is osome ... which is fajita-ese for AWESOME, which is what this post is. :)

Katelyn said...

Aww Mandie! Thank you so very much :) I will proudly display my award on the side of my blog!

Christa said...

Oh sweet! Thanks! I love the facts about you. So great. My favorite is the Suite Life...adorable. I fear the Disney Channel (although love Radio Disney) so have managed to convince my kids the only TV we get is sports. (Thx to my husband---I would probably just surround them with books!)

Mandie Baxter said...

Mallary - I'm the same! I know 3 people IRL on twitter and 1 on blogger! I make lots of mistakes. Congrats on graduating, can't wait to read your 7!

Anita - You need to add dancing in the mix, that's what makes it fun. My hubs watches iCarly w/ us. Did you see the latest? It was shocking. Tehe. You are most welcome and thanks for giving me one to get me in the fun.

Katelyn - Aw, yea! I'll have to go check it out! You are so very welcome!

Christa - Thanks, it was hard to come up with some fun unique ones. My little one does watch TV, but he "reads" too. He sees me doing it all the time so he wants to do it too. I'll be reading a book & he wants me to read it out loud to him. I smile every time.

lexcade said...

Aww, Mandie! Thank you for the award! Looks like I'll have some work to do now LOL.

Anne N Kenny said...

Thank you for the award! I'm usually terrible at reciprocating these things but I do appreciate the thought. ;)

iCarly is my daughter's favorite all time show, so I'm not ashamed to say I've seen every episode and went to see Miranda Cosgrove in concert. Good Times!

Mandie Baxter said...

Very welcome Catherine!

You are welcome Anne. It was a fun learning process for me so I gave it a shot. Sadly I haven't seen every episode, but I have seen a lot! It's just a cute, funny show.

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