And the award goes to…

So here’s the thing about blog awards…I freaking love them.  Because I can’t even believe that anyone reads my craziness.  To find out that someone likes me enough to give me a little shout out and some bloggy bling…well, that just blows me away.  This week I got some love from not one, but two of my favorite people…

Kelly at Dare to be Domestic passed along this beauty…

And Christine at Raised Queer gave me this one…

Ladies…you absolutely made my week.  You are both fabulous and hysterical and awesome in many, many ways.  I thank you both so much! 

Now, as with all awards, these two come with rules.  I’m lazy, so I’m going to combine them…I’m going to tell you 7 things about myself that you don’t already know and then I’m going to pass this on to 10 other bloggers…some newly discovered and some old favorites. 

Here are 7 things that you previously didn’t know…

  1. I repeat myself a lot.  Actually, if you have been paying attention you probably already know that.  It’s a family trait.  We all do it.  I am doing it more and more as I get older.  Feel free to point it out to me when I do it on here.
  2. I couldn’t swallow pills until I was like 25.  I had to put them in applesauce or pudding in order to get them down.  If I didn’t I would gag horribly.  I’ve stopped all that now, but sometime I still gag if I have to take a really large pill.
  3. I read For Better of For Worse and Dear Abby every day.  It’s the very first thing I do when I get to work in the morning. 
  4. I totally believe in psychics. 
  5. I love to play slot machines and video poker.  I believe this is a trait inherited from my grandmother.  If I lived closer to a casino I’d probably be an addict.
  6. I have a strange crush on John Malkovich.  I have no idea why…it’s not like he’s good-looking.  But I think he’s just awesome.
  7. I think Howard Stern is really funny.  I read his book and I saw his movie and I used to listen to his show all the time.  I don’t anymore, but I still think he’s funny. 

I am passing this on to the following people…

Jenni @ Less is More
Charlotte @ My Pixie Blog
Mary @ This Human’s Condition
Kris @ Pretty All True
Fojoy @ Fojoy
Elle @ “A” for Effort, “B” for Blog
Tiffany @ On the Verge
JM @ Making Stuff is Fun
Allyson @ Magnolias & Mimosas
The Gals @ Witches of Brookville

There you have it.  Don’t forget to enter my giveaway…only a few days left.  Every comment counts for one entry. 

Have a great day everyone!

Kiera rocks…

I haven’t posted for a few days…please forgive me.   It’s been a really LONG week.  I haven’t been so happy to see a weekend in a long time.  We are going out in a few minutes to meet my family for dinner and I’m so looking forward to relaxing with everyone and enjoying a little hibachi cooking.  So I only have a few minutes, but I wanted to stop by and do a quick post.

Kiera over at Imperfect Daisies was so kind to give me an award this week and I wanted to recognize it before any more time passed.  If you haven’t checked out Kiera’s page, I suggest you get over there right away.

The rules are that I have to tell you 7 interesting things about myself and pass it along to 7 other bloggers.  So here goes:

  1. I hate The Office.  I know people love it and I really tried to like it.  I just don’t.  There are some funny lines, but the crap in between those lines is almost like torture.
  2. When I’m stressed or cranky I crave pancakes. 
  3. I once showed up at J’s door wearing only a trench coat and lingerie.  I also had a bucket of KFC.  J was more interested in the KFC.
  4. When I went to get a new phone at AT&T, the teenager helping me told me that I probably shouldn’t get an iPhone because they aren’t really good for my generation…they are really better for younger people.  I’m 34.
  5. I once rode in an elevator with Rudy Giuliani when he was the mayor.  It was an express elevator and he commented that “these elevators are really fast.”  Yes, Mr. Mayor, they are.
  6.  I read Twilight.  I love it.  Seriously.
  7. I went to CVS in my pajamas this morning.

I want to pass this lovely award to a few of my favorite bloggers:

  1. Jess @ Cape Cod Awesome
  2. Tiffany @ On The Verge
  3. Sarah @ The Anti Journalist
  4. Roxane @ It Really Is All About Me
  5. Sara @ Sara Spelled Without an H
  6. Christine @ Raised Queer
  7. Salt @ Salt Says

OK, I’m off to dinner.  Hope everyone’s having a good day!

Feeling the love…

Obviously, I’m pretty new to the world of blogging.  I started this blog so I could have a place to ramble on about my thoughts and opinions…of which I have many.  It was something I did for myself and I really wasn’t sure if anyone would ever read it…especially since I’ve hardly told anyone about it.  For reasons that are complicated and possibly nuts, I’m not necessarily comfortable having my friends and family reading it, so I’ve only told my best friend and my sister-in-law.  So I never really expected huge readership.

I did tell one other person about it.  After my first few posts, I sent my link over to one of my favorite bloggers…Salt over at  Salt Says.  She was amazingly supportive and helpful to me in getting this blog started and she faithfully visits me daily and comments on all my posts.  She’s awesome and advise anyone who hasn’t to go read her blog immediately.  Or, well, immediately afer reading mine!

Ok, so I was off yesterday and out running errands and then later had my brother and sister-in-law over for some dinner and financial planning (they want to buy a house…we were making a plan).  I barely got onto my computer the entire day.  But I did notice a ton of emails on my crackberry and was happy, yet confused, to see so that several were alerting me to new comments on my blog. 

When I was finally able to get online last night, I headed over to visit Salt and I understood why so many people were coming to visit me…because she sent them, of course!  She so kindly bestowed upon me my first blog award:

I’m so thrilled that she felt that my little infant blog was deserving of such an honor! 

So the rules are that I have to tell you seven interesting things about myself and then pass this award along to someone else I think is a beautiful blogger.  I promise to try to make these as interesting as possible:

  1. Despite the fact that I am NOT a runner, in 2007 I ran a half marathon.  I did it with the support of Team in Training and to raise money for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society.  I had watched a friend go from being to weak to get out of bed during her chemo to running a marathon in less than a year and decided that my lazy ass had no more excuses.  I haven’t run since that day, but it was a great experience.
  2. I find it fascinating when my dogs dream.  They will be laying all peaceful and still one minute and the next they will be running or wagging their tales.  I always wonder if they are dreaming about playing with their toys or chasing squirrels. 
  3. I have a tatoo, which I got at 17, after watching my mother get one.  It was a total mother-daughter bonding moment.  I only still have the one…she’s up to three.
  4. When I was 22 I had a brief but torrid affair with my boss, who was 39.  Well, technically it was just after I stopped working for him.  It’s a LONG story, but basically, he had just gotten divorced and I had just gotten dumped and it just happened.  Small company, huge scandal.  Maybe someday I’ll tell you all the details.
  5. I spent a night sleeping on the sidewalk outside the Tower Records on West 4th Street in NYC.  They were giving away Bob Dylan tickets.  My best friend and I took blankets and our neighbor, Brandon, who was supposed to be our protection.  We all fell asleep and we woke up to some random homeless guy trying to kiss my BF.  Our protector was sound asleep and didn’t even wake up in the ensuing commotion – so much help he was!
  6. I am a concert junkie and I’ve been to too many to count.  My first concert was New Kids on the Block with Tiffany.  My favorite band to see is Barenaked Ladies.  I’m hoping the rumors I’ve heard about a Rolling Stones tour in the summer are true – I’ve never gotten to see them live. 
  7. I have a horrible singing voice, but when I’m alone in the car I sing, really loudly.  I always wonder what other drivers think when they see me driving alone and singing away!

So now you all know just a little more about me.  I’m going to pass this awesome award along to Krysten at After “I Do’ because her blog makes me smile, she has an adorable dog and she felt the same way about her husband as I felt about J the other night and that made me feel less homicidal and crazy.

One more thing…since Salt is so awesome, she also gave me a second award, which is one that she just created:

I’m supposed to pass it along to other ladies with awesome blogs.  However, Salt already bestowed it upon everyone I would have given it to.  So I’m going to hang on to it for a bit and bring it out a little later.

J, in one of his more awesome moments, gifted me with a spa day for Christmas this year.  So I’m off to Elizabeth Arden to be pampered and beautified.  I hope you all have a fabulous day!