Friday, March 26, 2010
Welcome to Day 2 of Beautiful Blogger Award 1/2 Week! To recap, yesterday's post thanked the awesome bestower of the award, Dusty Earth Mother. The award's rules state that I am to disclose 7 interesting things about myself. That happens here, today. Tomorrow, I share 7 awesome beautious bloggers I love, inside and out. Thought I was joking with ya when I said it'd take me 3 days to cover all the ground that comes with this honor. I'm all about the rules....
Julia Cameron, author of The Artist's Way, makes the thought provoking statement: " I would disagree with those who say we cannot change the past. We can build on it, transform it, utilize it, learn from it, heal it." Our lives are what make us who we are. The life I've had, has led to the following list of quote unquote interesting facts about me.
You know, I just have to say, Beautiful Blogger Award or not, after beginning this post, I think that everyone should sit down and write 7 interesting things about themselves. Examine yourself, and look at the list that makes up some of who you are with new-found wonder---it really is kind of cool to see all the things that are you.
At first, when I sat down and froze at having to come up with SEV-EN interesting facts about myself, I just didn't know which direction I wanted to go. (I've always over analyzed like this.... my expensive friend friend called it "rumination." Yeah, google it if you must: it's a real clinical term...) Anyway, I came up with this awesome idea: I'd ask people who knew me, what the interesting things were about me. Try it, it's actually a lot of fun. And pay attention, there'll be a quiz tomorrow. Here's what they suggested:
Interesting Fact#1.) I asked my friend, Carol: "Well, I'd mention that you're Colombian. That's interesting." It is. I am. So, now knowing this, you'll have to read my posts "weeth a leetle beet uff a espaneesh ahccent." Of course, Gloria from Modern Family is.my.hero.
IF#2.) Dug around with my friend, Donna: " Hmmmm... I think it's that you're funny. You don't look like you would be, but you are." I didn't ask her to go into detail about that too much, sometimes you just gotta take 'em and run.
IF#3.) Checked in with my friend, Breda: "You are a fantastic cook. It doesn't seem that you would be, but you are." Again, see the theme of me not seeming to be what I am? I'm kinda getting curious here....but not curious enough to ask. Yet.
IF#4.) According to my 3 sons: "Mom, you are so smart. We used to think you were a scientist. (yeah, I know, "used to?", what happened?) You know something about everything." As the saying goes, If you can't Dazzle them with brilliance, then baffle them with...well, you know the rest.
IF#5.) This one comes from me. I work for my best friend, who owns and runs a fabulous, over the top catering business, and though the hours are late, I love preparing food for a living. These late hours make it possible for me to be home during the day, and homeschool our children. Throw in the fact that I'm a bit of a nosey-rosey and I now get to go into people's houses? Awe-some.
IF#6.) I could make a living as a Celine Dion impersonator. No Lie. Just strap a harness to either of our chins, and we could plow your back 40.
IF#7.) In college, I was a chichi lala cocktail waitress at the hotel, called the Pfister, for entertainment that came to town. I worked at the private bar for these guests, on the top floor. You needed a key to ride the elevator up. I have autographs from Boy George, Red Skelton, Helen Reddy, The Talking Heads, Michael Jordan, Phil Collins, blahblahblah, and was called a smart ass for addressing Adam Ant (you might have to google Mr. Ant...) as "Mr. Ant", but what would you have called him???
*BIG ULTRA-BONUS IF*: I worked with autistic children up until 1995 B.C. (before children). I quit working when our first child began developing serious food allergies and asthma. I couldn't leave him home with anyone but me. As often times has happened in my life, what seems "bad" has worked out for "good", I have since stayed home to be with our other 2 children. We decided to homeschool them, due to the serious allergies and health issues. And I have LOVED it. What gives me goosebumps, is that I never would have chosen this as my life: to be a homeschooling mom, if this way of life hadn't been "chosen" for me.
Now that was supposed to be for you, but it was really fun for me to do. And, this post made me think about how interesting every one of us is. I would sincerely, from the bottom of my heart, love to learn one interesting thing about you (said in a loving tone, not a sarcastic one as in "try and find one interesting thing about you" ...) So, please leave some info. on you below, because it would make.my.day. For reals. Oh, and one more thing, thank you, sweet Shari!
Tomorrow, the blogging lovelies I'd like you to meet.