18 May 2011


I received my first blog award yesterday thanks to the wonderful Melissa of The New Mommy Files: Memories, Milestones and Missteps. Apparently, this means that I'm versatile and will need to continue being versatile in order to have this award make sense. OK, here goes.

In accordance with the law of this award, I'm required to reveal seven things about myself.

BAM! - I have never had more than 3 (alcoholic) beverages in a sitting. Yes I am serious. I just can't do it because....

BAM! - I'm a control freak. The first step is admitting I have a problem and I know I do, which is why I've been working on it for a long time now. I think I've become a lot better, but there are still times when I literally feel physically sick if I am not in control of a situation. Yikes.

BAM! - I was George Washington in high school. No really, I was. In my psychology class junior year, I signed all of my papers as George W., G. Washington, George Washington or any other variation you can think of. I even earned a coveted place on the final exam as the answer to the last question. I'm not entirely sure what the question was, but I'm pretty sure it had to do with how awesome I was at being alive for over 200 years.

BAM! - I played the trumpet from 4th grade through senior year of high school and then off and on afterwards. I was in marching band, jazz band and concert band and I can also tinker on the piano, clarinet, bass clarinet, baritone (duh) and timpani (yeah right). Also, I was drum major. Yes, I was. I'm awesome.

BAM! - And...I sing. I've been in some form of choir since 6th grade of high school be it at school or at church. However, I still get so nervous when I'm about to sing in public that I could almost pass out. I've been trying to overcome that fear for a long time.

BAM! - I took scuba diving in college as my gym. In the pool. It was pretty dope, but I knew I'd never be able to keep up with the requirements to be a certified diver. I still remember the underwater hand signals though.

BAM! - I've been to Canada, Australia, Panama, Haiti, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas and St. Martin (The last four were a cruise). I long to go back to the Outback. That place has a feeling I have never felt anywhere else and sometimes it still calls me to return (that 16+ hour plane ride is a pretty big barrier though...). 

Let's see, that's 7 things about myself, I've named the fabulous individual who awarded me, so all I have left is to name 7 new award winners and let them know. Here goes:

Nom Nom Yum - I did this to annoy her.
The ArtsyMama - Eh, why not?
Random Mama Brain - Because it's random?
Hybrid Rasta Mama - Because I heart her.
Becoming Crunchy - She's pretty versatile.
Chasing Dreams - Because she just started but I know her blog will be awesome.
Our Small Tribe - Because she's gotten this award before so it will be hard for her to come up with more answers. HAHAHAHA.

Please check out all or most of these lovely women, though you may or may not regret it in the end :)


  1. Ha. Thanks for the fun facts! I think you and I could have been good pals in high school.

    I'll be watching to see if you continue to be versatile or not, k?

  2. I think if you could get more than 3 drinks down in a sitting you'd be a lot more OK with that singing in public thing. ;)

    Thanks for the award, Amanda! Very nice of you to pass it on. :D

  3. Ha! Thanks...I have always been random unfortunately. Chris says I am worse than W. at being distracted. hmmm....7 facts about me, this one should be good LOL.

  4. Glad to know I have your vote of confidence, Melissa :)

    I'm pretty sure that if I had more than 3 drinks I wouldn't be singing at all Kelly :)

    I'm looking forward to it, Terry! :)