Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I feel loved.

Here’s a little known fact.  I used to be horribly painfully shy.  Bookworm, nerd, passed out if a guy spoke to me... the whole bit.  I got older, made great friends and got involved with theatre, which molded and shaped me into a different, more outgoing, person.  Still a nerd and bookworm, but at least I could talk to people.  But sometimes, more and more often as I get older (isn’t that odd?) I still feel it bubbling down there beneath the surface - that shyness.  That uncertainty and nervousness.  So I feel myself blushing at the prospect of this post, not only because I’m getting all shy, but because it requires me to tell you even MORE about myself.  But, I’ve been doing a lot of that lately, so what’s one more post?
See, the sweet, sweet Caroline of Atelier Caroline sent me a blog award!  And here it is.  
I can’t fully explain it, but I love that she thinks I have substance.  So that was a nice little surprise. 
I guess I need to sum up my blogging philosophy in only 5 words (which if you’ve read this blog for any amount of time, you know will be hard for me, because I’m “chatty”) but I’ll try:
  1. Sincere
  2. Comedic
  3. try
  4. retry
  5. create

Phew.  Hard work.  Who made these rules?  
 And THEN I got this little lovely from the rockin’ MaryAnne behind thepunkrockmom.  (She’s got a photo challenge going on right now, you should check out)...
And I have to say, I’m honored.  You guys... stop.  Really.  No, go on...
Now I have to tell you 7 things I haven’t told you before.  Hmmm.  Well:
  1. When I was a kid, I hated peanut butter.  (Could be because my mom told me it was made out of cricket legs...) (and I was gullible)
  2. I like pink, almost as much as I like yellow.  But not quite.
  3. I’ve been in over 70 theatre productions since I was 12 years old.
  4. I’m ashamed to admit, reverse psychology totally works on me.  If you want me to do something, all you have to do is tell me I won’t or can’t.  (which is how I ended up with a burst eardrum when I was 20 thanks to cliff diving because my then boyfriend said I wouldn’t.)
  5. I love climbing trees.  I loved it when I was a kid and I still love it now.
  6. I go to church for 3 hours every Sunday, and sometimes I go on Wednesday too.  By choice.
  7. This one's important, pay attention.  I may be missing from blogland for just a bit, as I am having some minor surgery that I will be milking for all it’s worth.  I think I’m going to need a break to recuperate, but we’ll see.  Don’t leave because I don’t post for a bit.  Oh, and obviously, I'll respond to your comments and emails as soon as I can.  And seriously, it’s nothing major.

Here’s where I break the rules.  I just don’t read enough blogs to pass these out to like 20 people, so I’m just picking my faves and you really should check them out if you haven’t already.  We’re talking good, good stuff here.  
The "Blog With Substance Award"
thank the person who gave it to you.
sum up your blogging philosophy in 5 words.
pass it on to 10 people.  (and let them know)
I present to:
Morgan at Mrs. Priss

The Beautiful Blog Award
thank the person who gave it to you.
list 7 things about yourself that you haven’t revealed on your blog yet.
pass it to 10 people. (and let them know).
Goes to:
Alisa at DoodleDaisy (that's my sis!)
Morgan from Meet Virginia
So, thanks again, Caroline and MaryAnne!  And thank you, VF’s, for wanting to know more about me and reading this here little ramble of mine.


Unknown said...

Thank you thank you thank you. You are too nice to me!
I'm going to do this, but I have to mail my computer in tomorrow...yikes! It's going to be a long week.
Sorry if I'm MIA.

Love your blog!

Jill said...

Thanks you so much for the award!! I'm also going to be breaking the rules on this one, but rules are made to be broken, right?? Also, I totally get the shy thing. With me, it's funny because one on one, you'd never guess I was shy. Throw me into a group of people and I'll want to run and hide! Thanks again!

Mandy England said...

Thanks Kimberly! Haha, I feel like a 5 year old, because I'm super excited about how pretty the award is! :]
And I'm super shy in real life too! Not around people I know really well and feel comfortable with, but whenever I meet new peeps I clam up. I think blogging has been a healthy way for me to practice talking to strangers without having to look them in the face :]

Charmaine Poulin said...

Thank you soooo much! Funny...as I read the people above me, it seems us shy people stick together! I'm a super shy person too....but if I'm with someone who makes me feel comfortable, you'd never know it! I hope everything goes well with your surgery including a fast and easy recovery, I'll be here when you're back!

Mandi @ Vintage Revivals said...

I flipping love your blog. Just wanted to let you know so that you dont take too long to recuperate!

love your guts

alisamm said...

Awwww, you're the sweetest sis EVAH. Thanks. And thanks for the push. AND I really don't think mine will ever be as beautiful as yours...but...maybe you can help me pretty it up?

Jenn @ Delicious Ambiguity said...

Thanks so very much. I love your blog too. Thanks for making my day!

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