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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Over the Top Award & 1-word quiz/Kreativ Blogger Award! (Basically, random shit about me)

And now, I'd like to thank the Academy... ;)

Thank you to Morgan for giving me this award! I am so glad to have met Morgan via another blogger's blog. :) She's a real sweetie.

Award & 1-word quiz!
Here are the rules:
1. You can only use one word!
2. Pass this along to 6 of your favorite bloggers!
3. Alert them that you have given them this award!
4. Have fun!

The Fun Part
1. Where is your cell phone? Home
2. Your hair? Boring
3. Your mother? Amazing!
4. Your father? Abuser
5. Your favorite food? Hotdish
6. Your dream last night? Weird
7. Your favorite drink? Water
8. Your dream/goal? Healthy
9. What room are you in? Office
10. Your hobby? Walking
11. Your fear? Death
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Happy
13. Where were you last night? Home
14. Something that you aren’t? Follower
15. Muffins? Tops?
16. Wish list item? Massage!
17. Where did you grow up? WisconsinMinnesota
18. Last thing you did? Boring
19. What are you wearing? Maternity
20. Your TV? New
21. Your pets? Birds
22. Friends? Yes
23. Your life? Awesome
24. Your mood? Tired
25. Missing someone? Nope
26. Vehicle? Focus
27. Something you’re not wearing? Perfume
28. Your favorite store? Woodman's
29. Your favorite color? Aqua
30. When was the last time you laughed? Yesterday
31. Last time you cried? Awhile
32. Your best friend? Andrea
33. One place that I go to over and over? Grocery
34. One person who emails me regularly? Mom
35. Favorite place to eat? Fayze's

Now I tag *I'm tagging 7 because I'm a rebel*:
1. April
2. Rachel
3. Jessi
4. Cate
5. Lesslie
6. Laura


And I apologize to Jessi for getting to this so late! Thank you for nominating me for the Kreativ Blogger Award...this week is less stressful than last, so I am getting to this now... :) I love Jessi and her blog--I met her through the boards I used to frequent (no longer do). Anyway! She lives in China right now with her beautiful family, including her adorable son, Quinlon.

1-Thank the person who nominated you for this award.
2-Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
3-Link to the person who nominated you for this award.
4-Name 7 things about yourself that people may not know.
5-Nominate 7 Kreativ Bloggers.
6-Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.
7-Leave a comment on each
So, yeah... 7 things about me people may not know.
1. I have a fear of mirrors in the dark. I can blame my mean-ass friends who forced me to endure "Bloody Mary" at sleepovers. Thanks, guys, for the lifelong issues! Seriously, if I go to the bathroom at night (which is frequent these days), I don't dare peek in the mirror. Aaaah!
2. I am obsessive about my hands. I wash them ALL.THE.TIME. Like at work, if I leave the bathroom (we have a key to get into it), after I wash my hands and exit the bathroom, I hang the key back up outside the door and then I wash my hands again, because the key was held by who knows who and they had who knows what on their hands. Ew! Also, I wash my hands "hospital-standard" style, turning the faucet off with the paper towel when I am done. I am also afraid of doorknobs and make a point of opening doors by pressing on a part I don't think people have touched as much.
3. I am freaked out when people talk to me while wearing sunglasses. See, I am an eye contact person, and I don't know where to look. I look at one eye, then the other...it freaks me out and makes me feel insecure.
4. I hate heavy perfumes. It triggers migraines for me. There is a stank ass housekeeper here who LOADS on the heavy perfume and it just follows her in a cloud. She was told by her supervisor that it is against our dress code policy to wear heavy perfumes (a courtesy to our residents is that we don't; some people are sensitive to it). Her response was that she's been wearing it her whole life and she's not going to stop now. Yeah, that's the problem. You've been wearing it your whole life so now you're desensitized to it and don't even smell it yourself, but the rest of us? Yep. It sucks because there is nothing more than Tylenol I can take now, so if I see her heading up to my office to clean, I run and do something else. The smell even lingers after she leaves and it's totally old lady perfume.
5. I had Bell's Palsy my senior year in high school. It really freaked my mom out when I came home from school one day and it looked like I'd had a stroke. I could only smile with one side of my face, only close one eye, and just looked lobsided. Bell's Palsy is one-sided paralysis of the face, thought to be caused by the common cold virus (if you've seen Nancy from "Sewing with Nancy" on PBS, that's what my face looked like). My dad (cheap fucking bastard he is) didn't want her to take me in to the doctor, but she did anyway. The doc said it was rare for someone at age 17 to get it, but that I'd probably make a full recovery. He called in all these people--a neurologist, etc. to check me out. I was a freak show! Anyway, the most annoying part about it was having to sleep with a wet washcloth over my left eye to keep it shut at night so I could sleep, the dry eyes (because I didn't make tears anymore--eye drops were my best friend), the neck pain on the affected side (sonofabitch, it hurt--they prescribed sterroids for it, but I didn't take them because I didn't feel like growing a set of balls or losing my existing boobage), and not being able to make the embrochure required to play the flute. For those who don't know, I was a big band geek. BIG TIME. Like first chair flute in high school and college. This Bell's Palsy happened during contest season, right in the beginning of January...so, as you music lovers know, that is prime time for picking out music for Solo & Ensemble. I would spend hours in the practice room and at home fingering through the piece, attempting to make the sound come out, but it was near impossible. For those of you not familiar with the flute, your mouth has to make an "O" shape. Mine was only half an "O". Not good. Anyway, I FINALLY got my groove back and was allowed to go to Contest the following week after I was supposed to go, got a 1* on my solo (Mozart's Concerto No. 2 in D Major), and went to State, where I got a 1 (best you can receive at State). Needless to say, I was very glad that my Bell's Palsy didn't ruin my senior year of competition. My band director was so proud of me that he awarded me the sole band scholarship, $1,000 towards my college tuition. My mom sat in the front row at the final concert and bawled because she was so proud. I loved that she was there and was totally surprised I got the award. When we got back home, she said to my dad (who was still in the picture at the time), "You missed a great concert. Your daughter was awarded a scholarship". He had better things to do, like golf.
6. I have a calendar in my head. It's kind of like a big oval with the beginning of the month at the inside and the end of the month going out. If you looked at a clock and turned it more oval, June would be where the "12" position is, and December would be where the "6" is. If someone tells me a date, I automatically put it on a spot on the "calendar". I have had this for as long as I can remember and it boggles my mind to think of it not being there.
7. I also have a photographic memory. I recalled a friend's address when we were in a different town I had never been to. I thought real hard and remembered it, to the "T", off of a return address from their Christmas Card 2 years prior. I also know everyone's employee number at my work (4-5 digits) just from working with them. I don't try to remember them, but when I see the people, I automatically associate their faces with their numbers. If you tell me your birthday, I will always remember it.
Okay, that's enough about me! I am now going to tag 7 people!
2. Jewels (not tagging her blog because she keeps it private)
6. Jen


Morgan Owens said...

I'm glad you did this, I learned alot about you from these random awards! Thanks for sharing!

Cassie Channell said...

First, thanks for the Happy anniversary wishes!

Next, I have no idea what Hotdish is..lol. I played the flute as well but my school wasn't very band centered and I didn't get very competitive with it. Our marching bad did go to state and got a 1 somehow. =)

Elana Kahn said...

Thanks!! I've posted my edition!


Sarah said...

Cassie: hot dish must be a Midwestern thing. It's basically a casserole. Tater tot hot dish is my favorite. There are all kinds of different hot dishes, but you basically make them in a casserole pan and throw them in the oven. Comfort food! :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for tagging me! I'll be sure to do this one, probably this weekend. :-)

Amanda said...

Thank you so much!!! I'm going to get to this today! I read your comment telling me about this on my Blackberry while I was driving and things got busy and I'm just making it over here!