Tuesday, September 28, 2010

8 Things and a Blog Award

Normally I don't do blog awards or tags, but not because I don't love them, I do! It's just that a lot of time I have a tight schedule of things planned out. I get them, I plan to do it, things come up, and then before I know it I have several stacked up. When I can't get to them in a timely fashion I feel bad and guilty, oh the guilt! So I decided to give myself a break and accept with pleasure and move on.

But yesterday, I was feeling kinda blah, and getting over a little bout with the stomach flu over the weekend, when I got TWO! They kinda cheered me up, because hey someone is 1) Interested in me and 2) Thinks my blog is interesting! Yay! Since they both happen to have very similar rules, I decided to combine them and so here they are!

First my long time bloggy friend Nichol from Kiddies Corner Deals, she such a sweetie and so nice and helpful! Thanks hon☺ She tagged me with 8 Questions:

What was the last thing you ate?
Club sandwich, our standby quick meal, on bakery bread. Isn't everything better on that? Only mine didn't have tomato, because we forgot to get pick one up and only had grape sized ones. I've tried cutting them up before but they just slide off and are annoying. All this with a glass of diet Pepsi with lots and lots of ice, cause boy am I enjoying the ice maker in my new fridge!

What is one of your best childhood memories?
Playing beauty shop with my Great Aunts, it was after my brother was adopted and I was feeling kind of neglected. They made me feel special by paying a lot of attention to me. I also remember pouring and pouring something imaginary out of this set of three pitchers they had when we visited their condo and getting served fruit cocktail. That was something special because we did not get to have fruit from a can at home.

When you were a kid what did you want to be when you were older?
Guess what I didn't want to be...a teacher! What a hoot! That's because everyone would tell me I should be one! I on the other hand wanted to be an Egyptologists, and yes, I know that's kind of random. In hindsight, it's kinda amusing since I don't like overly hot weather or being hot and dirty, two things that are probably involved with digging up things in the desert!

However, to this day, I always stop on those shows about ancient Egypt whenever I catch one on television. I also still love reading books about ancient cultures. For a brief time, my childhood interest was reignited in college when I took an Ancient Civilizations class. It was so facinating, and I just loved it. Ultimately, I decided it was something I liked do dabble in for fun; I couldn't see it becoming my whole life.

Do you paint your toenails in the winter?
Do I paint them in the summer, no so naturally I also don't bother in the winter. Actually I have terrible foot issues, no one else can touch them...EVER.

Do you watch any reality television? If so, what show is your favorite?
I am embarrassed to admit a fascination with The Bachelor and Bachelorette, Dancing with the Stars, Top Chef, and The Real Wives of the O.C. Don't think any less of me, okay?

What were some of the "trends" when you were a kid?
Oh yes you betcha I do. How about jelly bracelets and shoes, tight rolled or pinned jeans, wearing jean jacked covered and I mean covered in buttons, and hair scrunchies. Man were we hot in the 80s.

What is your favorite time of the year? Why?
Early summer, the kids are out of school and it's not too hot or humid. I love going to the beach, wearing flip flops, and sunny skies! I really like most times of the year for different reasons, with the exception of winter. I don't like gray skies and snow, if I have to do anything other than look at it while holding a mug of hot chocolate.

Do you have any hobbies?
I think you all know the answer to that one! YES, I love to scrapbook and papercrafts☺ Crafting and creating is definitely my thing! I'm very excited to be going to a crop this weekend with one of my sorority alumnae sisters!!!

Gosh I have real boring answers, sorry! If I haven't put you to sleep and want to play along, consider yourself all tagged! I didn't pick to give a shout out to anyone in particular for this one because there are SO MANY bloggers tagged for second one...

From Amanda at It's Toile Good I got The Versatile Blogger Award, one I haven't gotten before! Thank so much Amanda! For that one I am to:

  • Thank and link back to the person that gave you the award.
  • Share 7 things about yourself.
  • Pass the award to 15 blogs you love and enjoy!
  • Let those blogs know they've been given the award.

First one, check. Second one, check - actually I'm an overachiever since I shared 8! Now for the last two criteria. I pass this award along to the following ladies, in no particular order:

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11 Friends Said:

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Fun answers! Oh Katie, you might have seen my archeologist niece, Andrea Kay in a Nation Geographic Egypt special! She loves the heat and dryness of the desert and yet she's from the Seattle are- maybe that's why! ☺

Annette W. said...

I related well to the trends of your youth! :)

An Egyptologist, huh? That's pretty cool!

Thanks for the award! I'm not sure I will get to posting about it, but it IS appreciated!

Christianne @ Little Page Turners said...

Can you believe tight-rolled jeans are back? Honestly, if I wore something in my awkward years, I really shouldn't ever have to wear it again. Thanks for the award!

Amanda said...

Thanks for passing along such a lovely award Katie! And I feel exactly the same way about awards, I feel so guilty not always reposting but some things just slip through the cracks. =/

Ticia said...

Like you said you get them and you feel guilty for not posting it in a timely manner, but it's still fun to get them :)

So, did you read Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan when it came out? Egypt and all their crazy religion in a modern time, lots of fun.

Flying Giggles and Lollipops said...

Your answers are far from boring!

Thanks so much for thinking of me. I better get started before I forget =)

Nichol said...

Not boring at all! Hope you are feeling better Katie and thanks for playing along. I remember wearing jelly bracelets up to my elbows lol....what were we thinkin!

malia said...

Hi Katie,
It's fun to learn a little more about you... I am a child of the '80's too... and I see it's back! Thanks for including me! Malia

Maridith @ Strictly Homemade said...

Hi Katie-

Thanks so much for the award. It is nice to get to know you more. I love the early summer too! There seems to be so much excitment in the air with the anticipation of what the summer will bring. I will be joining you tomorrow for your party!! See you then!!

Mozer said...

Thanks for the award! LOL re the 80's. Yep, I remember that!

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

Katie,
Thanks so much for including me in your award!!
And I'm really glad I'm not the only one who watches DWTS!! :)

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