Thursday, February 17, 2011

rapid-fire meme completion!

I'm feeling pretty productive tonight, so I decided to bang out two memes that the wickedly awesome Angie tagged me in. To start: A Penmanship Quiz Survey. Gah. I have terrible handwriting and this felt a lot like a second-grade handwriting test. I think knowing that this was going on the blog made me self-conscious, which translated into me adding all these weird underlines for emphasis. Blerg.

But! I did use a fun green pen, so you get to enjoy that. Anyway, here are the rules:

Answer the following questions using regular old pen (or other writing implement) and paper:
1. What's your name/your Blogger name?
2. What's your blog's name/URL?
3. Write "the quick fox jumps over the lazy dog" [I may have taken creative liberties with this one]
4. Favorite quote?
5. Your favorite song?
6. Your favorite band/singers?
7. Anything else you want to say?
8. Tag 3-5 other people

Here's how it went for me:

Bahhh I hate my handwriting!


I got an award! 

The Honest Scrap award! Angie says getting this award means that you don't hold back and you tell the truth, which may or may not mean that you guys think I'm oversharing and need to stop the TMI. That's entirely possible. Regardless, I get to share 10 absolutely honest things about myself now!

1) When I daydream about my future kids, I hope for girls. This is more than likely because girl names are SO MUCH MORE FUN to pick out than boy names.
2) I have tried on three separate occasions to learn how to knit, and it's never gone well. I tried to crochet a couple times, too, and I sort of learned, but all I can do is make rows and rows of double stitches. Not very impressive.
3) I'm not really a picky eater, but there are few relatively innocuous foods that I just don't understand: capers, pickled ginger (the pink stuff you get with sushi), and olives. 
4) I have an unhealthy addiction to overpriced beauty products. (Philosophy, I AM LOOKING AT YOU.)
5) If I could eat macaroni and cheese for the rest of my life and never gain weight, I would already be eating it right now. At 12:46 AM. 
6) Even though I haven't written creatively since college, I still hold onto the hope that I'll be a famous author one day. It was my dream growing up! Some things are hard to let go of.
7) Once I left a bag of strawberries in my work tote for over a week and then it exploded rotted berry pulp all over my library books. 
8) By "once," maybe I mean "last week." Err.
9) I am a closet fan of Nicki Minaj. Wow, did I really just admit to that in a public forum?
10) What do you think I should do about the library books? I should probably offer to replace them, right? I mean, I hate when people just leave their damaged books in the book drop and run. Own up to your sins! 

OK, clearly I'm getting tired. I should wrap this up. Instead of tagging people, I though I'd just link to some of my favorite bloggers that embody the spirit of "Honest Scrap":

Jas is trying to break into SHOW BUSINESS and she shares every sordid detail of her rise to the top-ish area.
Heather's old blog has been reborn into this cozy den of self-affirmation and self-actualization. Reading her blog reminds me that you should be your own biggest supporter.
To fully understand me as a blogger, you MUST READ this blog. I discovered Linda back when I was a pimple-faced thirteen year old who had just started up an "online journal" on Diaryland, the now-essentially-defunct hosting platform. She's hilarious, an amazing writer, and a pretty cool mom to boot.


  1. You're wunderbar. :D I heart you because you made my heart smile. xxxxx

  2. I'm left-handed (I hate the term "lefty") and I hate my handwriting. Most people compliment me on it, though. Which I don't understand, but it's usually preceded by, "Oooh, you're a lefty!" So maybe what they mean is I have nice handwriting, for a left-handed person.