Monday, May 7, 2012

An Award

Oh, Nikki, what would I do without you? I have had brain freeze about blogging since the A to Z Challenge and now you honor me with this award!

Here are the required 10 random facts about me:

1. Although I list my hometown as Brooklyn, NY, but I lived there for only a week after I was born. My folks moved out of Brooklyn when Mom was five months pregnant with me but wanted to stay with her doctor and so went back to give birth to me.

2. When I order coffee in a restaurant (decaf because caffeine gets me VERY sick), I feel cheated if I don't drink at least two cups full. Free refills are required.

3. Nikki, I was taught to not visit others empty handed so I would probably bring cake, too, if we got together!

4. To me, camping is to be avoided at all costs. Even when I went to Girl Scout Camp, we had flush toilets, running hot and cold water and "tents" that were up on wooden platforms with bed frames for our sleeping bags. Most of our meals were in a mess hall.

5. Even before the grilling season starts, I am sick of hot dogs and hamburgers. I am quite content to cook in the house and leave the grilling to others (the grill scares me).

6. I really, really, really want to have long hair. Alas, my hair is not thick enough and just looks shabby if it is longer than the bottom of my neck.

7. I ask a lot of questions because this is how I learn and I love to learn! This drives big picture people insane and I have learned to tone down my question asking around these people.

8. When I was four years old, I really wanted to ride a two wheel bike. My dad helped for a while but soon got tired of it. He promised me a new two wheeler if I learned on my own. We had a parking lot next door to us and I tried and I tried and I tried and, that Christmas, there was a turquoise colored two wheel bike by the tree for me!

9. If you tell me something, I will believe you for I am quiet literal. If I found out you lied or exaggerated, I will never, ever completely believe you again.

10. If you are hungry, I will feed you. And you will enjoy it.

Now I have to choose six people to enjoy this award with me. How about Marie, Amy, Angie, Martha, Kaycee, and Nita.

I would love to ask more....Have a blessed week!


  1. Congrats on your award!
    I love to grill, but seldom do hot dogs or hamburgers. I cook my whole meal on the grill when I can.

  2. Aww, you're so sweet :) I loved reading all about you! That was a sweet story about your bike! I really want to have long hair too, when I was little I could sit on it! I've never managed to grow it that long since I was about 7. The other day a girl walked past me with super long hair, down to her hips! I was just staring at her! It was in perfect condition!

    Everything you wrote about the camp made me think of the film It Takes Two with the Olsson twins. I watched it about a million times when I was little - at one point they're at a summer camp and I thought it looked like the coolest thing! Our camps aren't really like that in England, I don't think.

    I loved this post :D

  3. Thank you G. :)
    I loved story 8, touched my heart.

  4. I've been feeling a little uninspired as well so this is perfect! Thanks for a little challenge.

    I can't believe how alike we are. Although I was born on the West Coast and don't drink coffee (Pero's pretty close) I love bringing people baked goods, hate camping, leave all outdoor cooking to my husband, love asking questions and getting to know people (everyone truly does have a fascinating story) and tend to believe people too.

    Have a wonderful week!!!

  5. Hi Gail,

    Congrats and thank you - I will try but not quite sure when

    God Bless - Nita

  6. Hi Gail, Thank you so much for the award. I'm behind with several things and finding it a little difficult to catch up with chronic fatigue. I sit here at my computer sometimes, and the next moment I feel like I just have to go back to sleep. I fight it for as long as I can. The past few days have been super busy, so it's been a little harder. I'm in bed by 4:30 (ish) pm, but back up at midnight for a wee-bit, then back to bed for a bit more shut eye. You know how it is. I hope your week is going well. Love, KC

  7. It was great to read facts about you. I totally agree about the camping thing. Camping for me would be a hotel with the only internet access I get be on my phone . . .

  8. Aw, thanks for the award! That's sweet! I don't usually fulfill the requirements of rewards and then pass them on; it just became something that I struggled to get done, but I thank you for thinking of me. If you want to choose someone else in my place, that would be fine. :)

    I loved reading the random facts about you. Caffeine is not my friend, as well. Ugh! The last time I had it I was doubled over the steering wheel of my car crying because of the cramping in my stomach. Too much info? :) Caffeine and I are not friends.

    Oh, and I'm so with you on bringing something when visiting someone else. I have a hard time figuring out people who don't get that one! My mom raised me right on that point, but she's got me tickled lately. Her newest idea when she goes to someone's house (including mine) is to bring a fresh pineapple. She thinks it's very creative. I haven't told her that half my family is allergic (doesn't she already know?). Just can't spoil her thrill of bringing fresh fruit. :)

    Anyway, thanks!!

  9. Thank you for your comment :) That's so sweet that your Granddaughter inspires you! My little brother inspires me too, because children's love is so pure I think. I can't help but feel happy when I'm around him :)