Thursday, October 1, 2009

To Be Honest

Yesterday, Patricia Stoltey gave me the Honest Scrap Award. To receive this gem, I have to tell you ten things about myself and pass it along. To be honest, I don't have time to set up the links today, so I'll announce the nominees next week. However, I will spill the beans about myself.

1. My hair used to be poker straight growing up, which drove me nuts. I often got it permed to give it more body. For whatever reason, in my early 20s (before kids) my hormones must've done something strange to my hair because now I have a slight wave in my hair, which amounts more to frizz than anything else. Very annoying. Somehow, poker straight no longer seems so bad.

2. I'm allergic to cats.

3. I always have projects on the go, but am never late for deadlines.

4. I have a collection of unique salt and pepper shakers. My grandma started the collection for me when I was a baby. Although, I've stopped acquiring new shakers, I can't seem to part with the ones I have. My husband LOVES this about me. LOL

5. I can't drive a stick shift. I've only tried twice (several years apart), but it just doesn't feel natural to me.

6. I was held up at knife point when managing a florist shop and was stupid enough to NOT give into their demands. Luckily, I scared the guys off.

7. I'm doing Jillian Michaels (from the Biggest Loser) 's Making the Cut. It's an exercise and diet program for people wanting to tone and lose the last 10-20 lbs. Man, is it hard! I've been on this program for two weeks and have seen more results in inches lost than pounds, which is fantastic. In fact, I went down one pant size in 2 weeks. But I'm hungry most of the time. :(

8. I'm just a little bit addicted to Yoville. It's an online game where your avatar lives her life, working, earning money, buying clothes, redecorating her place, visiting friends, etc... I'm not on it long, but I have to log on several times a day just to get "paid" and ensure my bakery goods don't burn. LOL

9. I'm on Facebook and Twitter, but mostly use Facebook.

10. I'm sometimes a lurker. If I'm following you, I'm probably reading most of your posts. I just don't have time to comment on all of them.

Okay, that's ten truths about me. Care to share any about yourself? Do we have anything in common?


  1. I am allergic to cats too. I am tempted to visit the YoVille site, but I am afraid it will give me one more shiny object to look at instead doing what I am supposed to be doing--writing. :-)

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Yo-ville? hehe. Glad I don't have a Yo addiction to go with all my others. :)

  3. #'s 1 & 5, ME TOO! I'm not even going to ATTEMPT to see what Yoville is about, because you already have me addicted to jigzone! :) Nice to know a few more things about you - and kudos for scaring away the knife wielding burglars!

  4. I've played Sims2 until my eyes crossed, hours at a time, so I now avoid anything like Yoville. I follow lots of blogs where I don't comment often (or at all), I have two cats and a dog so I'm NOT allergic, and I've been held at gunpoint by an idiot when I was an MP in the Army. (My reaction there was to yell at the idiot and he backed down. Not that different from yours.) And I comment on Facebook pretty much daily but rarely on Twitter--although I have accounts with both.
    As far as collections go, I have a bunch of vintage stoneware teapots and a slew of cat figurines. (Unfortunately, since I moved last Winter I have no place to display these.)

  5. By the way, I hope you don't mind my mentioning it here, but I'm have a contest on my blog in honor of Halloween. I'd love if you could participate!

  6. The same thing happened with my hair. Dead straight until I started getting perms in my mid-teens. Now I have a weird wave. Not curly, not straight, mostly just frustrating.


    I'm a lurker too. I just don't have the time to write a comment on every blog post I read. I wish I could, but I can't!

  8. Oh, my, Lynnette, you were held up at knifepoint? That's crazy!

    Happy Friday!

  9. It's nice to see we have some things in common. Monday is Monday Me, so I'll post more about the time I was held up at knife point. Unfortunately, if I were a heroine in a novel, I would've been classified as TSTL. LOL Or at least, that's what the cops sort of said. I'll explain more on Monday.

    Lynnette Labelle

  10. We had a common (but opposite) desire to make our hair do things it didn't want to do when we were younger. I had waves and curls, but I wanted to wear a shoulder-length page boy. Now that I have wiry gray hair, I'd happily have my softer dark brown curls back.