Friday, July 17, 2009

To Be Honest...


I just love all the 'honest' posts going around with this award, so you can imagine my excitement when I was tagged by my blogging buddy, d.a.r. I've taken forever to get it posted, but that doesn't take away the excitement! This girl is truly honest, and her blunt, truthful comments have definitely helped me from time to time! Thanks a bunch!! So... here are the rules:
1. List 10 honest things about yourself that your
blogging friends do not know about you.

2. Give the award away to 7 bloggers.

3. Let them know they've received the award.

Hmm... I always struggle with coming up with things people don't know about me, but I'll try!
  • I grew up right next to Canada. I had Canadian teachers (private Christian school), Canadian best friends, we shopped in Canada, my sisters took gymnastics in Canada... It was just like the next town over.. except for the whole security check thing.
  • I was the first one on my dad's side of the family to move out of state.. we're a close knit bunch so moving wasn't easy!
  • I was never into politics until I married my husband. I'm still not "into" them, but I feel like I'm much more 'in the loop' & passionate about certain things. For example, you don't want to get me going about Obama's stupid heathcare plan, big government control & spending, abortion, or the whole "take from the rich & give to the poor" mindset. Gosh. Makes me mad just thinking about it.
  • A lot of people who don't know me well think I'm just a girly girl. Now, while I can be girly with the best of them, I can also get dirty & sweaty with [almost] the best of them. :) Yes, I've been covered in mud, go hiking & camping, use power tools, and pee in the woods if there is no toilet around. Now you know... ;)
  • On the other hand.. I also did the pageant thing. I was Little Miss [Hometown-festival] & Miss Teen [Hometown]. Yeah, I practiced walking, waving, speaking.. the whole bit. Even took home the talent, scholastic, & congeniality awards. Probably should have left some for everyone else.. Anyway, I just did it for fun, so by the time I was finishing high school, I didn't really feel like doing it again- girls take that stuff WAY too far! Hmm.. I need to dig up the pictures..
  • I play the flute. Or did. I believe it's still at my parents' house. But piano has always been my first love.
  • I don't drink Soda. Or pop for you midwesterners & Canadians. :) Once in a while, maybe- if there's nothing else to drink, but that's it!
  • I grew up in Maine, but I've never tasted Lobster. Or any seafood, for that matter.
  • Z and I forgot to buy my wedding ring til 5 days before the wedding. Thank the LORD Kay's had something in stock!
  • I was strangely tall in 6th grade. Like 5'5". At least it felt tall then- I think there was only one other person taller than me. But then I just... stopped. And everyone else grew. So now, I'm an average 5'6 1/2".
Whew! That was tough! Kudos to all of you who've done this already- 10 things is a lot!

I tag:

Liana
Ashley
pk
Leah
Lucy
Carol
Summer

8 comments:

Liana said...

you've never had lobster and lived in ME!!!??you crazy girl, i'll eat yours for you ;) thanks for the tag!

Carol said...

That is so funny, our tags totally overlapped! I tagged you at the same time! And I hardly drink pop/soda either! Have a great weekend!

Brett Alexandra said...

I am totally with you on the politics thing! I was never into it until I started living with my husband. O'Reilly, Hannity...always on the tv!

d.a.r. said...

Um yes we definitely need to see pageant pictures, please!!! And that is crazy funny about your wedding ring. Oops!

I was freakishly tall growing up too. I hit 5'7 in 6th grade and was teased mercilessly. I haven't grown a hair since!

C said...

funny how Americans come to canada to shop and Canadians (me) go to the US to shop! This was a great list

PS - I was following you before using a different account, I changed my URL address and am following again, come check out my new page!

Lucy Marie said...

Thanks for the tag! I've already done the Honest Scrap so I won't re-post but I appreciate it nonetheless!

I loved this one: I grew up right next to Canada. I had Canadian teachers (private Christian school), Canadian best friends, we shopped in Canada, my sisters took gymnastics in Canada... It was just like the next town over.. except for the whole security check thing.

Because I grew up right next to the US (well not really grew up - but went to school). So I could right that exact same sentence but replace "Canada" with "The States".

Did you go into Quebec or New Brunswick? I've been to Quebec a few times but never NB.

C said...

Lucy- we went into NB- it was just as much home over there as it was in the states. :)

b is for brown said...

the tag!!! thank you. i will have to think up some good stuff that i have yet to share with y'all!