Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Write On Wednesday: Seven Random Facts

Okay this is a cheap shot, but I’m using today to announce another award I’ve so graciously been given!

Versatile Blogger

The lovely Kristina Fugate passed this on to me! Thanks Kristina, it means a lot!

To accept this award, I have a few things I need to do:

1.)  Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to them in your post. (check)

2.)  Share 7 random things about yourself. (coming up)

3.)  Pass this Award along to 15 recently discovered blogs and let them know about it. (keep reading!)

Okay, so here are seven things about me, that you may or may not already know:

1)  I secretly love teen drama shows. I just finished watching Make It or Break It on Netflix and wish I would’ve joined gymnastics when I was three. I subsequently had a dream that I had to compete with them at the Olympics. When I woke up I was grateful I haven’t been in gymnastics since I was three.

make it or break it season 2

2) I LOVE playing Tennis and don’t do it nearly enough. I was on my high school team all four years and even shared the title of MVP with my doubles partner senior year. We made it to our regional semi-finals. I have a mean backhand. If anyone in the area wants to play, hit me up. We’re running out of nice tennis weather though.


(Yes that’s me in High School, and yes that’s a picture from my yearbook. Sorry so grainy.)

3) I’m an organization junkie. I have more folders on my computer than Sims games on my shelf, and THAT’S saying something. My husband makes fun of how many times I have to click on a folder, then a sub folder, then a sub-sub folder to get to the file I want. But I know where it is, and that’s what matters. I wish I could be as organized with my housework…


4) I collect scrapbook supplies. Occasionally I get the time to use them and actually put together my scrapbooks, but mostly I just love to go to JoAnn’s or some funky little scrapbook boutique and buy out their entire supply of cute ribbon. I have a dedicated desk and four of those Tupperware drawer organizers FULL of scrapbook supplies. It’s an addiction. Too bad I’m only up to Christmas of Eisley’s first year. I’m SO behind.


(A sample page from my daughter’s scrapbook. She was so little!)

5) I have two design styles battling inside me at all times. Part of me LOVES minimal, contemporary, sculptural design. I can envision myself in a NYC penthouse with a $15,000 Italian leather couch and concrete floors and would be perfectly content. Then there’s the part of me that wants a cabin in Montana that’s what I like to call contemporary rustic. I love exposed beams, stacked stone, and warm yellow lights that just make you feel warm. So for my actual house, I’ve settled somewhere in the middle somewhere, and while I like what I’ve got going on, I still wish for those two homes.

design styles6)  I’m not a fan of the zoo. Call me crazy, but for some reason the idea of going out in the hot allergy-ridden air to watch monkeys scratch themselves is not my idea of fun. And I’m just not an animal person in general. I’ve never owned a dog, and about the only pet I can live peacefully with is a cat. Which is why we have one. Leeroy Jethro Jenkins Gibbs. A name that mixes our love of NCIS with the awesomeness that is Leeroy Jenkins. If you haven’t seen the video (and you like to play video games, WoW specifically. Otherwise it won’t be that funny to you), go here. Otherwise, here’s our cute cat.


7) And just in case you never read my interview on Chantele's blog, I’ll repeat the most random thing about me; I’m afraid of those TV’s that hang from the ceiling in most Wal-Marts. I can’t walk under them for fear they’ll choose that exact moment to fall and crush my skull. There you go, a new phobia for you.

Wal-Mart TV

(She’s lucky this one is placed over produce).

There you go! Seven random things about me! Hope that wasn’t too painful. Now on to the fifteen blogs that I think are uber-cool. Congrats and pass on the love:

Phew! That’s a long list. Now I’m off to inform all these awesome people of their awesomeness. Hope you’re all having a fantastic day!


  1. You are SO sweet to share this with me. Thank you! And congratulations to you on receiving it.

    Ok, you've just cracked me up because my son looooooooooooves, and I mean looooooooves shouting Leeeeeerooooooy Jeeeeeenkins. It cracks me up that you know what this is. He had to tell me all about it because I was clueless. I'm going to show him your post.

  2. Oh, you are SO SWEET! Thank you so much! (((HUGS))))

    I'm obsessed with the scrapbook supplies too. OBSESSED. Do I use them? Almost never. :)

  3. Congrats on the award!

    I'm still grinning that you named your cat after Leeeerooooy Jenkins. Awesomesauce :)

  4. Congratulations on your blog award! That's so awesome. And thank so much for passing it onto me. I loved learning more about you.

  5. Look how cute you are in your tennis outfit! Ah, high school days.

  6. I'm the same way with scrapbooks! I have a giant one for my junior year of high school and one started for senior year. (So much went on those last 2 years I really wanted to preserve the memories. I graduated 5 years ago...) I also have a wedding scrapbook I've started, and thankfully that was only one year ago. I want that one finished before our second anniversary. lol

    I LOVE to scrapbook and the supplies are just way too cute and fun to play with, but time is evil and it's so hard to make enough to really scrapbook like I want to. Oh well, a page or two at a time, right? And as long as it stays fun, who cares! =)

  7. Abby is my favorite character from NCIS. Still wish her and McGee had worked out. -sigh-

    I want to make a scrapbook for my rejection letters in an attempt to make them less depressing.

  8. Congrats on receiving the award and TY for sending it my way! I too have more scrapbook suppies that I will ever use in my life! I keep thinking I should sell them, but then I worry that as soon as I do I'll start scrapbooking up a storm! And Leeroy Jethro Jenkins Gibbs? Best. Name. Ever! Both my hubby and I are huge WoW and NCIS fans. :)

    (And, yes Brooke, Abby and McGee should have worked out!)

  9. I like your answers, and your kitty is a cutie. Thank you for thinking of me! What a sweetie pie!

    Have a great week. :)


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