Yay! I won an award. This is the Honest Scrap award. Thanks so much to Lu from Jaded Perspective. I can't even begin to explain how much I appreciate it. I've been feeling kind of blah about blogging lately and this literally made my day.
Here are the rules for receiving the award:
Present this award to 7 others whose blogs you find brilliant in content and/or design, or those who have encouraged you
Tell those 7 people they’ve been awarded the HONEST SCRAP AWARD and inform them of these guidelines in receiving the award.
Share “10 Honest Things” about yourself.
My 10 Honest Things:
I'm a raging bitch. I'm rude, demanding and can be a bit mean. I am also very, very good at keeping my bitchiness to myself and those who will appreciate it. I have a spectacular filter. Unfortunately, that filter breaks whenever I'm pregnant. I literally say every single thing I'm thinking without apology. It's not always pretty.
I should have a degree. I went to college. I majored in business. I minored in marketing and in human resources. I had a concentration in small business management. I was on the Dean's List every semester and the President's List at least once a year. I am a member of Delta Mu Delta National Honor Society. I ran out of financial aid with one semester left and still need 18 credits to graduate. I can't get my transcripts to transfer and finish my degree until I pay off my loans. And I don't even want to work in business.
I hate showering. Not dislike it, absolutely hate it. I hate the time it takes. I hate being cold and wet once I get out. I hate the entire experience. I know I have to do it, but I will never like it.
Brushing my teeth makes me gag. Every single time. I throw up in the sink a couple times a week. It's awesome.
I planned on never having children . I figured I would adopt if I changed my mind. I got a tattoo when I was 18 right next to my belly button. It now has lovely stretch marks going through it and doesn't really resemble anything. It looks spectacular.
When I was younger I used to straighten the shelves in the supermarket while my mother shopped. I thought working there and doing it full time would be the best job in the whole world.
Before we had health class in school I thought that sex had something to do with a penis, a woman's belly button and a Ziploc bag (for, you know, protection). This is the kind of information you pick up on the streets when you live in a very safe suburb.
The first time I got my period I didn't tell my mom for 3 months because I was afraid she would other people. Once I did tell her she immediately told all the women I had ever met who felt the need to rub my head and tell me how grown-up I was getting. She somehow never wondered why I didn't tell her about my first boyfriend.
I am a compulsive list maker. I have a multiple book lists, movie lists, meal plans, recipe lists, to do lists, cleaning lists, bills lists, shopping lists, etc. It's something I actually have to hide from people because I can feel them judging me with their eyes. And with their judgey comments. But also their eyes.
I suck at small talk. I am incapable of talking to strangers. People start conversations with me all the time and I try but the conversation just dies awkwardly. It's no wonder why I don't make friends easily.
I am giving this award to:
Aunt Becky from Mommy Wants Vodka. She was the very first mommy blog I read and it took me forever to finally get up the nerve to comment on one of her posts. She has to be one of the most open, honest people I have ever encountered.
Sara from Tom the Girl. She's so sweet and has the most adorable baby girl. And she's a mom that totally understands the concept of a guilt free cocktail.
MommyGeek from Mommy Geekology. She's been open about her sex life and about her mom issues. She recently wrote: As a general rule in my life, I try to live by this motto: “If you have the balls to ask me, I’ll have the balls to answer you.” This completely resonates with me because I have constantly said this word for word all throughout my life.
Crystal from Boobs, Injuries and Dr. Pepper. She's shared so many heart-wrenching moments from her past despite the many judgemental comments she receives. She is honest and admirably brave.
Alicia from Tattoos and Drool.Her blog is a fairly recent find for me. She's a fantastic mom who can admit that this parenting this is really hard sometimes. Plus, tattoos are awesome.
Secretia from Secret Story Time. She runs a blog that is specifically designed to let people share their inner-most secrets in a safe way. She is helping the world manage to be a bit more honest and that's rather impressive.