With Style?

18 Fri, 2011 § 2 Comments

I’m lame.

I also have a tendency to procrastinate…especially when I know I am going to be awkward.

A looong while back, I was complimented by a friend I think very highly of — someone I really like.  How could I not be flattered to learn I am Faith’s “kind of style”? 🙂  “Athletic, out-doorsy, wholistic”.  That was nice to hear read, especially after the day I had had.  Allow me to be a little self-centered for a moment [as if this isn’t already one of the main premises having a blog] & revel in this flattery.

Then Julia honored me as well.  Too much from women I love!

Of course, along with any kind of reward comes responsibility…hence the procrastination…which is why I am quite lame & undeserving of their kind acknowledgments:

1. Make a post & link back to the person who awarded you this award. Easily done.

2. Share 7 things about yourself. Ok, I can do this; so I started writing & some of the things that came to mind…well, I guess I needed a little more nerve to share these.  Do I feel any more secure than I did weeks ago?  Nope.  Procrastination warranted then?  Probably not.

3. Award 10 recently discovered great bloggers. Perfect!  I have just the notion in mind.  See below*

4. Contact these bloggers & tell them they’ve won!

Seven Things

1.  I was seven when I learned girls are evil.  In high school, I realized it actually derived from insecurity & not necessarily a maldesign of corruptness.  Either way, for a majority of my life, I have been “one of the guys” & struggled finding female companionship.  As much as I always said, “eh, I just don’t like girls & their drama”…there was a little hole longing to be filled by sincere female friendship.

2.  I hit a pedestrian once.  She was ok, & fortunately only twisted her ankle.  I could go back in time [in my mind of course], but with the frost, fog & glare of the sunrise, I still wouldn’t see her.  I braked immediately when I heard her scream.  Then she rolled over the front bumper.  Worst.Day.Ever.  Exhibit A, why I cannot stand careless drivers – you just have no idea…even when you are careful.

3.  This always makes me cry…like big, sobbing tears of joy.

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4.  I was 25 when I first stepped onto an airplane.  My first trip?  To Thailand with Dave on our honeymoon.  Nothing like a nice 16-hour flight to break you in.

5.  I am truly a small, town girl.  I had classes at the university with as many students as my hometown’s population, which is less than 300 last I checked.

6.  When I was a child, I wanted to be a marine biologist when I grew up.  I even wrote a book in second grade about various sea creatures just for fun.  My ocean experience is limited to a ferry from Seattle across the inlet & kayaking along Thailand’s coast, yet some days, I still long for that little girl’s dream.

7.  I was two years out of high school before I learned what it was to have a true girl-friend.  It turned out not all women were cruel & driven to destroy.  In recent years I have discovered beautiful, kind, loving women all over the world, in life & in our little blogasphere.  My life has been blessed & enriched by your friendships.

*I have been wanting to add my own blogroll to the site for awhile.  This was the perfect chance for me to showcase the blogs I love to visit.  I will finish it over the weekend, so expect to see this page by Monday.  Thanks for being patient & bearing with me!

Enjoy your weekend — I’m off to Albuquerque for a girls’ trip!

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