Tuesday, July 7, 2009


I am hanging my head in shame. A few of my very good bloggy buddies have bestowed awards on me and I’ve procrastinated so long about posting them that I believe they have expired. I am so NOT worthy. If you have given me an award in the last month or so and I haven’t posted about it, please forgive me. Let’s chalk it up to my being an idiot lame undeserving forgetful.

Today, I received an award from my bloggy friend, Funny Girl at Funny Girl Goes Blog. She is a real sweetheart to honor me with this award that I clearly do not deserve. (see above) And I figured that I better post it ASAP before I forget my name where I live all about it. Without further ado, allow me to present:


The Love My Friends Award is given to those bloggers who aspire, inspire, and share the most beautiful of human attributes; art, wisdom and friendship. Deliver this to eight friends who must deliver it eight more. (I think that Funny Girl may have gotten me confused with another blogger but Shhhhhh, if we are very quiet she might not realize it and I can place this purdy thing on my mantle and claim it like it’s my own.)

Along with forgetfulness, I am also not very good at following instructions. I’m going to try really hard this time though. *scout’s honor*

Somebody, remind me to come back to the instructions later…….

Before we worry about that, I’ve been tagged with a fun little MeMe, meme. (I still don’t know how to say that……Where is Thistle? She was so informative about this sort of thing? And she loved herself a good mem………….whatever)

My new buddy, Donna over at Carnwath’s Corner has tagged me with the Crazy Eights Meme. I’ve done this one before I think but I will try to come up with some new material or I might just copy what I did last time and you’ll never know.

Eight Things I Am Looking Forward To:
1.going to Virginia.
2. having cookouts.
3. taking the boat out.
4. go fishing.
5. painting my bathrooms
6. the winter, to have the fireplace going
7.my days off from work

OK, all the above were Donna’s answers but they were really good. I’ve never been to Virginia. I would like to see it. Now where’s my boat?

OK, I promise not to cheat again………………………..really.

Eight Things I Did Yesterday:
1. Conversed in Spanish even tho I don’t speak Spanish.
2. laundry. I’m always doing laundry.
3. Went out to dinner at our favorite haunt and had the best server EVER…..Daughter #2.
4. Lost a bet to another server and paid up. A deal’s a deal.
5. Watched the Cubbies lead in the first few innings against the Braves. Anybody know how it ended?

6. Blogged.

7. Tweeted
8. Yesterday was a long time ago. I’m surprised that I came up with 7.

Eight Things I Wish I Could Do:
1. Sing like Carrie Underwood.
2. Go on a really LONG vacation.
3. Remodel my kitchen myself. (I’m sure I could do it if someone would just show me how.)
4. Build a tiki hut on our patio. (You know, with my new remodeling skills – see #3)
5. Travel………………….everywhere. So many destinations, so little time. (see # 2)
6. Tap dance like Gregory Hines.
7. Wear a size 6.
8. Remember everyone at my high school reunion next month.

Eight Shows I Watch On TV:
1. Royal Pains
2. The Mentalist
3. Leverage
4. Brothers and Sisters
5. Army Wives
6. In Plain Sight
7. How I met Your Mother
8. Big Bang Theory

OK, now I’m supposed to tag 8 bloggers for this meme. But since I can’t really follow directions exactly, I’m going to combine the Friendship Award and the meme. The following bloggers get both. (You can show your appreciation with chocolate chip cookies)

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you………………………………………the WINNERS!

1. tera at Olive Hue Designs

2. Oz Girl @ City Girl Moves to Oz

3. Nothing Fancy

4. Linda (pretending to be Joe) at My Quality Time

5. Only a Movie (She’ll have lots to list when she gets back from “hiking”

6. Sharon at Dances with God

7. Deb at Views from Deb’s Porch

8. Mrs K who is my new hero because she can curse like a drunken sailor in English and Spanish.

Thanks again to Donna and Funny Girl. You guys ROCK!

By the way, from now on……………I’m blogging with wine instead of whine. It goes down much more smoothly………….much smoother…………….smooth…….hmm?…..EASIER.


Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

Congrats on the award SMB ; - ) You are so totally deserving. As I was reading I was like, "boat, how come I've never heard of a boat before...?"

D2 is working as a server this summer? Fun. Our boy got a job as a busboy, but we have not gone in yet. We are trying to wait one month.

midlife slices said...

I can't believe I wasn't on any of your favorite eight lists. *pout* THEN then you don't even tag me. *waaahhhhh* You don't love me anymore, do ya?

*wink wink* You know I'm kidding....well, except for that first "I can't believe" part. :)

Tony Letts said...

Certainly recommend blogging with wine - the words just flow!

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Blogging with wine works for me.

blueviolet said...

Congratulations! I love the idea of seeing you tap dance like Gregory Hines! :)

Jan said...

Oh, girl, I've been lax in the area of acknowledging and passing on awards too. You're not alone!

And yes - where is Thistle? I miss that woman!

only a movie said...

Yeah, you have a boat?

Thanks for the tag. I will have some stuff to write when I get back. I have been to a few tourist trappish places and have seen all manner of HD souvenir. Who knew? But then I kept thinking of doing your trip in the rain. ACK. It's bad enough in the car...

You are funny blogging w/ wine. My sister does that well.

Deb said...

Thanks SMB! This is my first award and I am honored and will complete the MEME at work today while I'm trying to look busy;-) wink, wink.

Have a great day!

Hit 40 said...

I giggled to the remodel my kitchen if someone would just showed me how!! LOL

Maureen at IslandRoar said...

I have always wanted to tap like Gregory Hines; he was amazing.

And I too, am going to my 30th HS reunion in a week, and just got out the yearbook (like that'll help), cuz I know i won't remember anyone.
Let's compare notes afterwards!

Otin said...

I hate doing crazy eights! lol! I feel like I am filling out a medical form!

Smart Mouth Broad said...

Pseudo-You're so sweet to say that. Boat? That's what I'm wondering. Where's my damn boat?
D2 is working at the same restaurant where she hostessed all thru hs. We love it there. Food is good and we know all the staff.

MLS-OH,Shut up. *wink*

Tony-Geesh, why didn't anyone tell me before now?

MLJH-What's your poison of preference?

BV-I've always loved Gregory Hines.

Jan-Should we plan a bloggy intervention for Thistle? I think we might have to.

Movie-I can't wait to hear all about it. Yours is the only vacation I'm "taking" this summer. You haven't tried blogging with wine yet?

Deb-Congrats and good luck, hon.

Hit40-What? I'm sure I could.

Maureen-Oh good yours is first, you can clue me in on what to expect. LOL

Otin-You could always do them in poem form. :-)

Beth said...

Congrats on the award. That was a great meme - especially the part where you stole the answers. You are just fearless!

And keep the wine flowing!

Creepy said...

HA!! Yeah...my sister loves her "hiking"... hehehe..

Hey! just noticed my sister called me out for blogging under the influence...

Guilty as charged....

only a movie said...

Yep, I'm a fair-weather hiker. And we do stay at nice hotels. No lugging backpacks for us, no way.
Also, SMB - I think you'll have to visit Pseudoland for some vicarious blog vacationing. She lives in paradise, after all.

JOE TODD said...

Thanks for commenting on my first blog post. May take me a while before I do another post. This is all new to me. The Teddy Bears and Linda pretending to be Joe say thanks

Oz Girl said...

Uh-oh. You can see I'm late to the party. I'm extremely behind on some awards myself, so I guess I'll add this to the pile. I really need to get caught up before my first 5-day workweek begins - the first in over a year.

Do you realize what will be left of me by Friday? Nothing I tell you!

THANK YOU for thinking of me.... you are just so sweet! (It's past midnight, I'm beyond witty right now...)