While you were out

Monday, December 7, 2009

I want to post the FIVE awards I received while I was away. Gosh, I should take time off more often. Thank you all! I'm so sorry for the delay in acknowledging them.

The first comes from brndoutw8ress at Confessions of Me. She's funny, sarcastic and real. We love her.

She presented me with this lovely award that comes with these directives:

1. Thank whoever gave this to you
"Thaaankk yooou, brndoutw8ress..."

2. Copy award

3. Post it in your blog

4. Tell us 7 things that your readers don’t know

5. Link 7 new bloggers

6. Notify winners of the award with a comment on their blog

7. Keep being awesome!

My seven things you don't know about me:

1. I was a virgin until I was 20. (gasp!) I know...

2. I had perfect attendance in Sunday School. Which would explain #1.

3. I don't like "It's a Wonderful Life." I'm sorry, I just don't.

4. I like scalding hot showers. Long ones, until my skin starts to prune.

5. My baby toes sit sideways, not flat. Yes, my feet scare little children.

6. I always check behind my shower curtain. And Psycho is one of my favorite movies.

7. My eyes are blue but I have a brown spot in my right eye. That only one person in my life has ever noticed.

Now comes the hard part, choosing 7 bloggers to pass the award on to.

Since I never follow rules, you'll notice there are not 7. Do as I say, not as I do! Warning: Some of them have "adult content". Not for the prude.

Cynica Sarcastamos at What I'm Saying....

Britta B. Skeptic at Armed with Vitriol

Monique at The Monique Danger Chronicles

The second award comes from my best friend Nancy at f8hasit.

And yes, Nancy, very apropos given the lemons that life has dealt me lately. Ah, the sweet juice!

This award needs to be forwarded to bloggers with great attitude and gratitude. Here are my picks:

Kathryn at From the Inside Out

CatLadyLarew at How to Become a Cat Lady Without the Cats

I'm going to cheat a little on this next one. It comes from Fierce at The Life and Times.... She's witty and smart. I mean, she hates soccer! How can you not like her??

It's called the Awesome Blogger Award and the criteria is the same as the first one I listed here so no, I won't tell you 7 more things about me. But I do thank Fierce for this award!

How sweet is this? Another award with the SAME criteria? So I don't have to divulge ALL my deep, dark secrets, just seven.

Thanks to my new friend Barbara at Dreamfarm Girl for the Superior Scribbler Award. I love her dog! Oh, and she's pretty talented, too!

Here are my picks. Can you guess which one is adults only?

Secretia at Secret Story Time

Lakewood Daily Snap

Last but not least, JB (and Eddy, too!) at It's Gonna Take More Than a Hamburger to Make Me Happy, gave me the I Shoulda Been a Stripper Award. I accept it with mixed emotions. You can read the story here.

Thanks, you guys, love you!


  1. Oh, Chrissy! Thank you so much for my lovely lemonaide award! And Ron just taught me how to put up an awards page, so your timing is impeccable! I really appreciate your thinking of me.
    Congrats to you for receiving 5 (count 'em...5!) awards...and congrats to the recipients. I love having more good reads!
    Mixed emotions? Uh, YEAH!!

  2. You are wonderful! I, too like HOT HOT HOT showers and don't care for It's a Wonderful Life.

    I said it before and I will say it again. Sis?


    So glad you are in my life.


  3. How ARE you?? How is everything?? Congrats on your awards!

  4. Hey Chrissy! Wowsers, awards! And rather a gollop of them. Congratulations =) Indigo

  5. Okay, how can you not like "It's A Wonderful Life"? Saying, "Sorry, I just don't" isn't gonna cut it with me, buster.

    Your assignment is to write a 500-word post explaining exactly what you don't like about it.

    Go. Now.

  6. Thank You Chrissy for the Award! I'm flattered, but actually the readers do almost everything on my blog, I just provide a place for them to express themselves.

    I always enjoy visiting "I Shoulda Been a Stripper"

    Thanks again, Secretia

  7. Thank you Chrissy for the 'From Me TO YOu' award. I feel as though I did when I got that Superior Scribbler award... very flattered, motivated, retarded (because I can't figure out how to repost the little reward icon picture thingy) and confused (as in wait... isn't this like chain mail?) I know, you of all people, understand what I'm saying and that sort of makes you my girl crush of the moment... do what you like with this information.


  8. Congrats on your rewards! They are well deserved. And thank you for recognizing me again. When you get a moment, maybe you can give me a quick schooling on how to post awards in the sidebar? I've been trying to figure it out with no luck. =/

  9. (applause applause)Congrats on all your awards!
    I like It's a Wonderful Life, but don't like Christmas Story! Hey, to each his own, right?
    Glad to see that you're back!

  10. You wait ages for an award and then five come along at once...

  11. Chrissy,

    3. I don't like "It's a Wonderful Life." I'm sorry, I just don't.

    Even the phone scene? Personally, I find it wildly romantic (and funny, especially at the beginning).


    6. I always check behind my shower curtain. And Psycho is one of my favorite movies.

    If you remember the movie, the woman isn't murdered until *after* she's in the shower, naked and unaware until it's too late, which is how the most unfortunate memories in my life usually start.

    Toolbit out.

  12. @Toolbit,
    Naked and unaware. You're too funny!

    And no, not even the phone scene...


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