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An Award and Seven Random Things About Me

Beautiful Blogger Award

I was nominated for the Beautiful Blogger Award by Helen over at Helen’s Book Blog. Thank you!! It’s been so long since I’ve gotten one of these awards.  I feel ancient. This month, my blog is 8 years old if you can believe it.

The rules are the following:

  • Say who nominated you for the award and link back to their blog (done)
  • Give 7 random facts about yourself
  • Nominate 7 bloggers (I skip this part every time. I don’t follow the rules all that well because I feel like everyone deserves one. )

7 Random Things:

  1. I am a butter gal. I cannot do margarine. Ever. I can sometimes do coconut oil on toast but never margarine.
  2. I prefer pencils over pens and if I had my choice, they’d be from Ticonderoga. The best pencils ever. I have a mechanical clip pencil for my planner since I have to clip it to the coil binding and I hate it.
  3. I pop my popcorn in an old-fashioned crank style popcorn popper that you put on the stove. Ever since all that controversy hit over microwaved popcorn and the respiratory problems the inhaled “artificial butter” can cause, I’ve been popping it this way and now my entire family makes it this way.
  4. I wish I could sing. My kids can sing but I cannot. I don’t even pretend to be able to because I sound like Kathleen Turner as Chandler’s dad on Friends.
  5. I’d like to win an Oscar someday for screenwriting. I used to write screenplays. I didn’t SELL any but I used to write them. Will I ever try again? Not sure.
  6. I used to be a huge Danielle Steele fan! I was only about 13 at the time. My reading tastes have changed quite a bit since then.
  7. I can eat spicy food. Really spicy, like “sign a waiver spicy”. When I was pregnant with my son, the owner of my favorite Thai restaurant wanted me to sign a waiver before eating the +10 spicy bowl of curry she put in front of me. Another, warned me not to order it that way, saying only two people he knew could eat it that spicy and yep, I ate it. I won’t lie, it’s hot as heck but I like it that way.

That’s it! Tell me something about yourself in the comments below.

7 Random Things About Me

Lisa over at Books Lists Life tagged me for this meme. If you want to check out my 7 Random Facts: Book Edition, click here.

Here they are:
1. I am a big fan of silly clip art. I used to teach a PowerPoint class and in the class, I would add all sorts of silly clip art to see how the class would react. I guess you could say I’m a bit of a class clown.
2. I can eat any man under the table when it comes to super spicy food. Trust me.
3. I love Doris Day movies. All of them. Especially the ones with Rock Hudson.
4. I’m one of those people that has to be prepared for anything so my “purse” is more like a diaper bag with a host of supplies that can take me through a small crisis.
5. I abhor clutter. Isn’t abhor a great word? It sounds good to say it. Abhor. Abhor.
6. I always put my parking brake on even if I am not on a hill. I have this thing about my car rolling away. Doesn’t sound like fun.
7. I am very brand loyal as far as household products, toiletries, etc. Even is something else is much cheaper, I always buy the same brand.
I’m glad I only have to do seven. It’s hard to come up with stuff. I am supposed to tag but I will skip that part as I am not much of a tagger.