Monday, January 19, 2009


It's the Honest Scrap award! I got this award from 2 wonderful bloggers: Keri at It Flickers Dimly and Michelle at There Must Be More To Life Than Dishes And Laundry. Thanks! I'm supposed to list 10 honest scraps of info about myself. Well, so far I'm up to 18 on my "about me" page and here's 10 more.

1. While driving, I'm often struck by how many white vehicles there are out there. Is that weird? Don't answer that!

2. Yesterday at a baby shower (Hi Elaine!), I was mistaken for the guest of honor who is almost 8 months pregnant. That's not good. I guess I need to get back on the treadmill, huh?

3. In high school I was voted most quiet and most studious. If that doesn't say nerd, I don't know what does.

4. Also in high school, I donated blood one day and 2 hours later I passed out in human physiology class. It was the first and last time I gave blood.

5. In the late '90s I was a huge wrestling fan and went to see a WCW show in Little Rock.

6. I don't understand how "Jack" is a nickname for "John."

7. I used to collect Barbie Dolls.

8. I haven't had a panic attack since October of 2007! The closest I have come since then was when traffic was backed up and I was stuck on an overpass. I could feel it move. And then my heart rate shot up and I had an overwhelming sense of dread. But that was it. It just fizzled out. I have no idea why but I'm glad those days seem to be over.

9. No matter how cold it is, I have to sleep with the ceiling fan on.

10. When I was in my early 20's I was kind of a fuddy duddy. I was very conservative and idealistic but as I've gotten older I've become much more liberal. It takes all kinds of people to make the world go around and what an interesting world it is when we're not all the same.

But wait! I have one more! This is from my good buddy Kat at Sassy Irish Lassie. It's the Premio Dardos award which acknowledges the values that every blogger shows in his/her effort to transmit cultural, ethical, literary and personal values every day. That's not something a fuddy duddy would do is it? Because it's no fun being a fuddy duddy. Thanks Kat!

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  1. Yahoo!

    I never noticed that about white cars, but now I am going to have to pay more attention.

  2. I love it. I used to be more fuddy duddy to when I was younger, isn't that so weird. I love the white cars comment that is soooo true.

    I have a cool giveaway that the boys might enjoy, pop on over.

    Thanks for always being so honest in your blog posts.

  3. #1 My car is white, lol
    #4 Uh yeah, I don't do the blood thing either!
    #5 My sister used to force me to watch that stuff when she and I lived together. That's how I was introduced to 'The Rock' craze. I GUESS it was OK. lol
    #6 Yeah, I don't get it either.
    #9 Yep, me too. Love my room cold and my bed warm!! =)

    Congrats on your award!!

  4. You know I have no idea how Jack is a nickname for John either. I was actually confused when I found out that my husband's Grandpa Jack's real name was John. Huh??

  5. Congrats! I do think that there are a lot of white cars and silver.

  6. Congrats on your award. Love your list. I used to collect Barbie Dolls too. They are all stashed away in my closet now.... hubby is eyeballing the space, but I refuse to get rid of them!

  7. Thanks for all the comments, guys! I'm kind of having a crappy day--sick, overwhelmed with housework, need to go grocery shopping for the week and I'm so not in the mood to make out a list. Your comments are really lifting my spirits. THANKS!

  8. I came to see if you had button, I thought for sure you would :) Did I miss it?

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  10. thanks for visiting! and yeah it's definitely gonna take time to get out of this mess, but we can pray for the best now!

  11. Congrats on your award!

    My dad is a John...aka Jack. When we names my son after him, we just went with Jack!

  12. the white vehicles...there is a conspiracy afloat from the automakers on white vehicles that get dirty extra is made with the car wash people...aliens are behind it all, ali

  13. Hey.. I didn't know you had panic attacks. I have a severe panic/anxiety disorder. I've learned to live with it, but it's rough. I actually pass out when I have them. (something about hyperventilating or something) but I'm controlling it better. I should post about it sometime. Have you posted much about it? For some reason, I think this the first I have heard you mention it. Maybe I am too new of a reader.

    and hey, I'm a nerd too! Nerds are cool!

  14. and hey... did you get rid of your book and cooking blog?

  15. I used to collect barbies and when I was in highschool it was the WWF that was big. I was a huge Hulk Hogan fan! I still remember the Saturday morning cartoon.

  16. Congrats to you Ali, those are some cool awards!

  17. your blog is sweet!

    can't wait for Obama...:)

  18. I can't believe that someone would mistake you for a woman who's 8 months pregnant! That's so wrong.

    However, you DO deserve this award.
    Congratulations! (Get it... 'do' for 'due'. Pregnancy... I'm... reaching. I know. ;-> )

  19. #2 Well, that's just crazy! People say stupid stuff.


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