Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Two-fer Tuesday

I know I already told you how much I love wrapping presents, but I must admit – I like getting them too. (Shh, don’t tell.) So you can imagine how excited I am to receive not one, but two generous gifts from fellow bloggy friends. Yeeee! It’s like Christmas all over again!

It will be like Christmas for you, too, because I’m giving you twelve fabulous blogs to check out. I hope you’ve cleared your calendar for the day.

First, I received the Kreative Blogger award from Lisa, the amazing storyteller behind The Mixed Up Brains of Lisa Weinstein. (Sound familiar? Lisa was my F-R-R-R-iday Referral last week.)

I’m to share seven interesting things about myself. I had a hard time coming up with seven, so I had to get “kreativ.” (You can roll your eyes at my cornball-ness. It’s okay.)

  1. In my high school art class, I made a Power Ranger head out of clay. I made it for my little brother, who was about five or six at the time. It was actually a bank, but I didn’t make the coin slot big enough so he couldn’t put quarters in it. Other than that, it looked pretty f**king bomb. I painted it and everything.
  2. I love Red Bull. I mean really love it. Some might call it an addiction, but I think of it more like a friendship. Before I got preggers, I drank a 12-ounce, sugar-free Red Bull almost every day. (I know. No human being should consume anything that God-awful color, especially every day.) Over the last couple of years, pregnancy and breastfeeding (not to mention the financial expense of this terrible habit) put a bit of a damper on my friendship with Red Bull, so now we’re more like acquaintances or second cousins. We still see each other on special occasions, but not every day like we used to. *sigh*
  3. When I was a little girl, I wanted to be Jem from Jem and the Holograms. (If you’re as old as me, you probably did, too.) Jem had awesome pink hair and a cute boyfriend, AND she was a rock star. Jem was truly outrageous, and I wanted to be outrageous, too. But that was then. I’m now quite happy with my current non-outrageous mom-life. Outrageous is highly overrated.
  4. I’ve had the jingle from a furniture store commercial stuck in my head for about twenty years. It just pops into my head out of nowhere at least once a month, and I have no idea why. I’m pretty sure that store went out of business forever ago, but its awful television commercial will live on in my head for eternity.
  5. I don’t like mustard. I know what you’re thinking. Who doesn’t like mustard? Well, my Hubs doesn’t like it either. See? We’re soul mates.
  6. Do not stand between me and a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. Seriously. You might get hurt. Okay, probably not really, but I would be very unhappy.
  7. I recently devoured four boxes of Girl Scout cookies almost all by myself. My Hubs helped a little, but not enough to make me feel better about how many I ate. I suppose that little tidbit is more sad than interesting.
I just realized four of my seven interesting things were about food. Yes, to me, Red Bull is food. Now, I get to pass on the award to seven other bloggers. And the award goes to…

Susi from Boca Frau
Missy from Literal Mom
Susan from Super Earthling
Alexandra from Good Day, Regular People

Thank you for the award, Lisa. When someone as creative as you calls little ol’ me creative, it’s a HUGE compliment!

Now, if you still haven’t checked out Lisa and the other creative bloggers above, please pay them a visit. But not until you finish reading this post because I get to pass on another one!

Second, the sweet and delightful Susi of Boca Frau fame gave me the One Lovely Blog Award. Here’s how this one works:

Link back to and follow the blogger who gave you the award.
Pass the award on to fifteen other bloggers.

Fifteen seems like a lot, so I’m only doing five. I’m a rebel like that. Here are the five lovely blogs I’m passing the award onto this time.

Cynthia from Life by Cynthia
Becca from Our Crazy Boys

Thanks so much for the award, Susi. You’re quite lovely as well!

Okay, I’m done. You can open your twelve presents now!