First the reminder – Saturday is the National Soup Swap. I am asking for volunteers to have a virtual soup swap in blogsphere. The idea is that on Saturday participants will post a soup recipe and an accompanying story, if you have one. I have a few people who have said they were participate. Leave me a comment, if you are interested. I’ll post the list of participants on Saturday.
The lovely and talented Another Ordinary Girl tagged me with the Honest Scrap Award!
I decided as I was coming up with things that it would have been a lot easier had I not just done 100 Things about Emmy a few weeks ago. So I had to dig deep.
The rules are simple…
List 10 honest things about yourself – and make it interesting, even if you have to dig deep! Then tag 7 bloggers that you feel embody the spirit of the Honest Scrap. Simple. Or not.
1. I have only been drunk once in my entire life. My family has a huge history of alcoholism which I have watched fuck up many people. As a result, I never drank until I was 21, and I have never found alcohol in excess to be fun like other kids my age. It is also why high school was not very fun for me – drinking was the only thing people did on the weekends. As an adult, I do drink periodically – but only a glass or two. And I prefer to do it in the safety and comfort of my own home.
2. I used to let what people thought of me or how they were feeling dictate my life until I connected with the quotation by Eleanor Roosevelt: “I am not inferior without my consent.” Once I started realizing that allowing others to treat me in a way that I would never treat them was much like handing them a permissions slip saying “treat me like shit”. I really found my voice after that, and needless to say, people who treat me poorly don’t usually stick around long.
3. While I am independent and am self-sufficient, I worry that my parents and siblings interpret that I never need them. I find I give lots of emotional support to them, but when I need an ear – I rarely find it because it is assumed I will just take care of things. I worry there will be a time when I really need something important, and they won’t be there.
4. I believe I have a guardian angel. And, for some reason, I believe it is either my grandma or my grandpa. I have had several situations while driving where I have done something that has resulted in me avoiding a major accident. And afterwards, I can never pinpoint what made me react the way I did. It was like someone tapped me on the shoulder and said, “hey, you should pay attention – this idiot driving the huge truck doesn’t see you and is going to switch lanes crushing you and your car against the median”. I would love to say that it was only once or twice where this has happened, but it has happened at least half a dozen times.
5. I like weird combinations of food. I like to eat cantaloupe with black pepper on it. I like eating saltine crackers with the left over chocolate frosting.
6. I believe Garbanzo has mentioned this in passing on his blog, but I feel I must say it myself….I like sex. I like fucking, I like love making. I like it slow, I like it hard, I like it fast. I always have and am grateful I found someone who has the same drive. I don’t know what I would do if I didn’t. Probably have a larger toy collection that we already do. 😉
7. While most kids have imaginary friends when they are young, I had imaginary pets – a cat and a dog to be specific. I used to walk around calling back to them to make sure they were following me. I guess that’s why animals following me around the house today rarely annoys me but actual is somewhat comforting.
8. I have a thing for odd packaging. I’m not talking the crazy plastic things that are impossible to open, but the tins that Altoids come in – or the neat way Starbucks sells gum. I appreciate the aesthetic of it, and appreciate the thought that some industrial designer put into it. And, I love the reuse factor. And yes, they do get reused.
9. My requirements when I get my hair cut is that it has to be wash and go – and it has to look right with my face shape. Other than that, the sky is the limit. I don’t know trends or what’s popular or what would look good on me. I always leave it to them to make a recommendation. And, it freaks out 99% of the people who have cut my hair. In the end, they usually clean up the previous cut. The only exception being the person who cut my hair a couple years ago. I went in and had them cut a 14 inches of hair for locks of love. (My friend was battling breast cancer and had commented that no one shaved their heads for her. I cut my hair off and donated it to surprise her. I couldn’t shave my head, but I could do that.)
10. I’m happy with how our kids are growing up. I always struggled with defining myself when I was growing up because there were a lot of pressures to be the stereotypical girl. I feel we’ve struck a balance with both of our girls . I hope this translates well when they become teenagers. I don’t want them to allow themselves to be limited by gender stereotypes. I want them to know themselves and have that define who they are.
So there you go – my 10 honest facts…..
I will now tag: