Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Honest Scrap Award

Thanks to CLC for tagging me with this award.

The rules of the award:1) Choose a minimum of 7 blogs that you find brilliant in content or design.2) Show the 7 winners names and links on your blog, and leave a comment informing them that they were prized with "Honest Scrap." Well, there's no prize, but they can keep the nifty icon.3) List at least 10 honest things about yourself.

10 honest things about me:

1) I use to think I was most like my dad - getting married brought out my mom in me.
2) My own tears I can bear - someone elses, doesn't matter if it's over a skinned knee or loss of loved one and even if the person is a total stranger to me, I bawl and bawl.
3) People with no sense drive me crazy.
4) I am a planner - love to plan, love to see it all laid out in my head. Implementation however, not so much my thing!
5) Like CLC - I was a late bloomer - periods starting at 16, didn't even start ovulating on my own until the age of 36, my awkward phase seemed to go on interminably. I did get married young though - 23.
6) I can do algebraic equations, enjoy them even - like a puzzle to me. However, simple addition and subtraction trips me up all the time - it's like I'm numbers dyslexic.
7) I remember trivia - useless bits of information that make me good at Trivial Pursuit, but as about enjoyable to be around as Cliff Clavin from Cheers sometimes!
8) I had an Aunt Julie growing up who was the best. Now I tell my nieces and nephews that I had an awesome Aunt Julie and now they have one too!
9) I collect quotes - have for years. I've gleaned them off bathroom walls, from books, and even scratched into school desks.
10) I was a bit of an old soul in school - I started school later at the age of 6 and maybe being almost a full year older was some of it. Mostly I thought the kids in my high school was fabulously immature and fickle. I never felt like I fit in - felt older in a way. I dated guys who were much older than me - my prom dates were at least 3-4 years older than me. When I was 20, I dated a 34 and a 43 year old. The funny thing about that is I married a guy younger than me. I told him it was for completely pragmatic reasons - women have a longer life expectancy than men, so this way we might just even out and go together!

and a bonus:

11. I am a total pragmatist/realist - neither optimistic nor pessimistic. I don't see the glass as half full or as half empty. I see a dirty cup that someone is going to have to wash (and usually it ends up being me!)

I could cry that I always get picked last - but even if I were first at this, trying to choose would be extremely difficult and this has been going around a bit. There are so many excellent bloggers out there I would love to get to know a little more about so it is hard to narrow things down. But, here goes: Katie from Taking the Statistical Bullet, Kristin, Mrs. Spock, Lori at Weebles Wobblog, Kathy at Three of Kind, Kimberli of I'm a Smart One (and it's her birthday too!), & Natalie from Relaxing Doesn't Make Babies.


loribeth said...

Planner, but not an implenter -- that's me too. : ) But that doesn't surprise you, does it? ; )

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Lori said...

Oh, how fun!

You know, I LOVE quadratic equations, too. I have no idea what they're useful for, but I'll never forget the old FOIL method.

How I'd love to play Trivial Pursuit with you!

Kymberli said...

Thanks for the tag! I was cracking up at your list because I have "number dyslexia" like you do! I generally hate math but I like figuring out algebra problems. But please don't ask me what 5 plus 7 is. I have to think about it for one second longer than is allowed.

The one about trivia had me rolling, too! Can we play Jeopardy or Trivial Pursuit sometime? When I was a kid, I used to read the TP cards for fun. :)

MrsSpock said...

Thanks for the tag!

I always dated way older men too. When I was 23 by BF was 48. I dated him 2 years. I always preferred geometry. It was cake.