Monday, August 29, 2011

Award Monday--I'm Digging It!

J. Day surprised me last week with the "I Dig Your Blog" award--thank you, darlin', you made my week. I love reading about J. Day's adventures with all those adorable animals! Her blog is refreshing, fun, funny, and endearing. If you haven't visited, you are really missing out on something special.

Now, for this award, we:

1. Thank the blogger who gave us this award (see above)

2. Reveal 3 random facts about ourselves:

a. I love flashlights. Not only are they handy to have in case of a power outage, but they're just freaking fun. I never knew how many different kinds of flashlights there were until we had a brownout and I was dragged to the Home Depot. Let's just say I walked away with a boatload of things that put out light in very different ways. My favorite flashlights? My Harry Potter and Hermione light-up wands. What? They classify as flashlights...really...they do.  *the fact that I swish and flick and say "Lumos" is completely irrelevant.*

b. Single Gal Behavior Alert: Sometimes, when I'm really bored, I'll braid my hair in a bunch of little braids.  After a while, I'll take them all out and...ta da...I'll have Daryl Hannah hair, circa Splash!


I loved that movie when I was little, even pretended to fall out of the bathtub with a "fin." My mom knew when she heard a "thud" that I was playing Splash again.

c. Garbage Disposals freak me out.  I stand sideways and as far away as I can, press the button, and scoot backwards as quickly as possible.  Why? Well, I've had a couple of unfortunate run-ins with them basically deciding to regurgitate all over my face. This is so not ideal for an anti-germ person. Having totally freaked my mom out with the idea of germs covering her skin and/or clothes, she decided to try and "outrun" the spit-up.  This, however, proved less than effective when she tripped on her own feet and fell flat on her butt.  We heard a little jog, then the squeaky sound of a shoe, followed by a high-pitched, "Oop!" and a thud.  One minute, there's mom, standing in the kitchen, and the next it's, "Um, where's mom?" "I'm on the floor!" she laughed. To this day, we all laugh to the point of tears over that one.

3.  Pass this award to five fellow bloggers (by far the toughest part...which is why I always add to that)

* Jay

* PurpleMist

* Anna

* Chanel

* Barsola

* According To Jewels

* The Average Girl


  1. ewwww! i've never had a garbage disposal barf on me. now i'm even more creeped out by them.

  2. Ahhh, the crimped hairstyle. Lord honey, we are showing our age. :)

    I used to tie mine up in rags and in the morning I had all these neat banana curls...

    ...that frizzed all over as soon as the brush touched them, but whatever.

  3. That 20 Something Virgin: Yeah, it was disgusting. I just don't trust the things--they'll barf on you when you least expect it.

    Julianna: lol--Eh, who cares about age, it's fun and it was a great movie(of course I don't leave the house with crimped hair--it's a single gal random fun thing...indoor only). I remember my mom tying my hair up in rags! I sported the curly ponytail most days. :)

  4. Yay. Thanks for the award. I just love your random facts. They are so endearing. hehe.

  5. Ugh, I hate garbage disposals too. I particularly hate when the opening is too small to fit the garbage, which then requires me to try to shove it in there. Ah, great times.
    YAY thanks for the award! What a great way to make my day! :D

  6. Oh you are so sweet in thinking of me darlin! Thank you! And thank you for your comment on my blog today, brought a little tear to my eye!


  7. Jewels: :) You are very welcome, and thank you!

    Anna: Oh, I refuse to stick my hand into the depths of the unknown where there are teeth that chews food up. *shivers* I have one of those long brush scrubby things that I use instead. lol

    I'm so glad you like the award! You deserve it! :)

    Average Girl: You are very welcome. :) Oh, don't you say that or I'll get all teary-eyed again! lol *Hugs*

  8. hi, i've seen you comment on various blogs i read & thought i'd come over to visit you. i guess that means we share mutual friends.
    i like that you fell out of the tub with a fin. sounds like something i would have attempted, with disastrous & sloppy consequences.

  9. Congrats on the well-deserved award!

  10. OMG - I want an HP wand! lol Especially if I can say they actually qualify as flashlights.

  11. Sherilin R: Aww, I'm so glad you did! I'll hop on over to your blog in just a minute! :)

    LOL--I remember flopping out of the tub so clearly. If I attempted something like that today, I can say with certainty that it would be disastrous. :/

    Eva: Thank you, Eva! :)

    J.Day: Oh, you HAVE to! Not because you can cast familiar spells at the wall or bed or something random, like a really annoying person on tv...but because it's a very practical, very handy flashlight--yep, that's my story and I'm stickin' to it. ;)

  12. FV thank you sooooo much for praying for my Ethan! I am forever grateful! And just so you know, I STILL do that to my own hair, "crimping" hahaha!

  13. By the way, go check out my latest post! You'll either like it, laugh at it or put stick pins in a doll that looks like me! Or maybe, all three? ;)

  14. Yvonne: :) Every night, without fail. :)

    Isn't it fun to do the crimp-look sometimes? lol

    Yvonne, Part II: LOL--Okay, I'm on my way over...what did you do?! lol

  15. Aww congrats to everyone who got an award :)

    I want a Harry Potter wand too!

  16. You have a Harry Potter flashlight/wand?

    That is beyond amazing - I'm in awe!

  17. Hazel: :) Admittedly, they are quite fun.

    Megan: :) They were gifts (kind-of tongue-in-cheek, fun-type gifts). Highly recommend them as flashlights. :)

  18. Let me just tell you that I literally laughed out loud when I read about you pretending to have a fin. I think I'm going to put a whole bunch of braids in my hair tonight. I don't have anything better to do and that actually sounds like a lot of fun. And then that way I don't have to wash my hair tonight.

  19. Lex: :) I was a very imaginative little kiddo. My parents could tell a million stories that would probably embarrass me to no end. lol

    Aw, you should do the mermaid look! It really is fun!

  20. We are so alike it seriously makes me wonder if I'm something of a narcissist to adore you so much.

    I duck when I turn on the garbage disposal. I'm afraid of regurgitation AND of the blades somehow spinning free and killing me. Neither has ever happened, but you never know.

    As for Splash!...I love it! One of my favorite Tom Hanks movies of all time, and I used to wrap towels around my legs to make a fin before flopping out of the tub. Always got in trouble for it, but it felt more real with the towels.

    As for the wands...well, I pretend flashlights are wands and say "Lumos" before I turn them on. I haven't yet purchased Hermione's Wand...but it's on my Wishlist. :)

    Thanks for the award. I'll get around to posting it after I catch up on all of my blog followings. I'm sadly behind. :(

  21. Chanel: :D

    Ooh! Ooh! The blades spinning free!!! I never thought of that one, but it's now officially on my list of why I hate disposals! The second I read that, I could see it happening, like something in some freaky horror movie. And, like you said, you never know. Really not wanting to do the dishes now.

    See, I never thought of the towels, but that would have made it feel more like a proper fin prior to flopping. :)

    OMG. That's too cute! You have to get a wand, then. Really--they are way too much fun (and they put out more light than you'd think!).

  22. Yipee! I love awards! I finally made a new blog post today and it was all kinda based on this award. Thanks so much for naming me! I am always liking new followers or at least readers of my blog so I invite everyone to come take a look at my little corner of the internet.