- You must thank the person who has given you this award*
- Copy the logo onto your blog (in post or sidebar)* Link to the person who nominated you for the award*
- Name 7 things about yourself people may find interesting*
- Nominate 7 other Kreativ bloggers*
- Post links to the 7 blogs you nominated*
- Leave a comment on each nominee’s blog to let them know they have been nominated.
I might have trouble coming up with seven interesting things, but here goes:
1. I believe food does love me back. I adore cooking, eating and sharing just about any cuisine from Filet Mignon to hot dogs and kraut. Some of my favorite memories of life involve meals. This probably leads to fact #2.
2. I had and will always have a life long weight battle. I love food and I hate exercise for exercise sake. I love active things but not “working out”. Thus-I am constantly losing weight that I gain from pure, unadulterated gluttony and sloth.
3. I love juvenile frat-boy comedies like Old School, The Hangover and anything by Judd Apatow. I think this is because I have an unbalanced attraction to funny men-meaning they are never as cute as I think they are but laughter goes a long way.**
4. Ironic then? My favorite movie (and book) of all time is To Kill A Mockingbird. Maybe that explains #5.
5. I have a thing for old men. Not old and creepy (like Michael Douglas), but old and mature-like Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch. He’s not a Silver Fox in that movie, but I do appreciate a thick head of silver hair. Strange yes-but definitely interesting right? What is really interesting is how I married a man, not older but exactly my same age who looks super young. Luckily, he does have Atticus-like morals and he is adorable-and not just because he’s funny.
6. When I read books, I get so immersed it’s like an out of body experience. I don’t read when I’m in charge of my kids because I will neglect them. Also, I often forget what I have read soon after I read it. I think because I am so “in” it that it is like a literary black out. So if I ever recommend a book to you-trust that it is awesome, but please don’t ask me to tell you what it is about.
7. My only unfulfilled dream to this point in life is living and working in NYC-which makes living in nearby New Jersey sometimes torturous in a so close and yet so far kind of way. I keep thinking I’ll retire there and be one of those old ladies in a full length fur walking my little yappy dogs and smoking a long skinny cigarette. (I don’t own dogs, or particularly like little ones and I now abhor smoking but somehow this seems irrelevant to my dream.)
Enough about me-wanna laugh your butt off or get in a good cry before lunch? Visit these peeps! Most of them are well-established bloggers with scores of readers and most definitely don’t need shout outs from me, but I love them so I want to share with my tiny corner of the world.
1. Yes she is my friend, but I swear I am only nominating Pajama Mom because every. single. day. she makes me cry laughing. Sometimes her posts are just one liners. Sometimes they are full conversations. Sometimes they are her view on the world of motherhood that is not only hilarious but also familiar and comforting. Please, visit her. I promise you will thank me for it.
2. Suzanne at Twenty Four at Heart is a woman on the edge…of “Money Town”. She lives in Orange County right on the edge of the (in)famous neighborhood from Real Housewives and everything she writes is valuable because it either makes you laugh or makes you think or (often) both. She is learning a new life after a car accident left her facing hours of therapy, seemingly endless pain and possibly limited use of her arm. Somehow, in spite of all that appears stacked against her, she has a refreshing take on life that will usually have you laughing out loud. Her adventures are just that-adventures. I am so glad I found Suzanne and all her Money Town “buddies”.
3. I don’t know what to say about Y at Joy Unexpected except that I wish I could be her friend in real life and not only because we have lost wedding rings in common. Her views on life and the way she shares them in her writing make me anxious to “hear” from her every day. Also, she takes amazing photos oh, and she’s friends with Jay Mohr** so…ya know.
4. I always think I shouldn’t nominate Erin at One Sided Momma because we know each other in real life so I always feel like that’s cheating somehow. See, I’ve known her talent for years so I should have been sharing it all along. Her writing is engaging, creative, hysterical and poignant all in one. What I didn’t know was how motherhood would just ratchet her up a notch so that she is now otherworldly in her talents. Please read about the amazing spin she puts on motherhood and how her pants fell down in public. See what I mean-otherworldly!
5. I would say that I have thought Rosanna (Chronicles of Mommnia) and I share the same brain, because we’ve written on the same topics on the same day without even knowing it, but saying that might imply that I think I’m even half the talent she is and that is not true. Rosanna’s got a way with words that has turned her life into one of the best sitcoms I’ve ever seen. Be careful though, just when you think you are tuning in for a good belly laugh, she’ll hit you with some beautiful piece about letting go that is so spot-on in its emotion that you will curse her for making your heart ache.
6. Julie at The Mom Slant makes me want to be a better person. She is wildly intelligent (and I’m not just saying that because I agree with her “slant” most of the time) and so open minded that she is always ready for a good comment-debate. I love reading her pieces because they remind me I am more than just someones mom and it is important for my kids for me to remember that. Thank you Julie for sharing your slant with the world.
7. The Spohrs are Multiplying is written by Heather. I discovered Heather when I clicked on a link from another blog. What a gift that day was. Heather is mom to Maddie, whom she tragically lost before Maddie turned two. Heather is expecting again and she graciously shares with us the emotions of life both expecting and mourning. I am constantly in awe of Heather’s strength, compassion and honesty. She calls Maddie a hero, but I think she is too not only for doing what she is doing, but for sharing it with all of us. Thank you Heather.
Alright-set some time aside because you WILL get sucked into all these ladies’ stories. I promise!
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