Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Award Time

A big thank you to Ashley from On Wings of Pigs for this little blog award!

To accept this award, I am supposed to list 7 traits about myself and then pass the award onto 7 other bloggers who deserve recognition for the personality they share through their blog.

So here goes...

1. I'm a complete baby when it comes to things like mice, snakes, spiders, etc. I understand that these critters are probably more scared of us than we are of them, but this rationale does not help. This weekend, I was reading Anna Karenina when my brother-in-law thought it would be a good idea to drop an army worm on the page of my book. I FREAKED OUT. He now knows not to play tricks on me like that!

2. The older I get, the more set in my ways I become. I know this is the case for everyone, but I feel like it's even worse for me. I have this problem where I think there is only ONE right way to do things - from cutting a green pepper or onion to folding a towel to putting toilet paper on a roll. It is really hard for me to watch someone do these things differently & not say something... I never do say anything, as that would be really rude - instead I tell myself to just let it go & let them do it their way.

3. I would consider myself book smart, but sort of lacking in common sense. I often over think problems. For example, when I was vacuuming one day, I picked up my lamp & set it back down and the light went out. I figured that something went wrong with the lamp socket or something. So I took the lamp apart and jiggle things around a bit. It still didn't work. Days later it occurred to me that maybe the light bulb had burned out. Yep, that was the problem, but it never occurred to me to start by checking the most obvious cause of the light not working....

4. I'm an organized person, but constantly lose things and can be forgetful. Like a few times I have not only forgotten to lock the door to my condo - I've also left the door slightly ajar. Once I came back from a weekend to find that I had left my door ajar. Thank God I live in a super safe development.

5. When I graduated from college 6 years ago, I strongly considered moving to Steamboat Springs, CO. I had worked there the summer between my Sophomore and Junior year of college and during 2 winter breaks and absolutely loved it out there. Looking back, I know it was the right decision to move to Minneapolis, but I do wonder what my life would be like now if I had moved out there. I hope to some day buy a vacation property out there.

6. After being single for the last year or so, I have become completely ambivalent about dating. It's been so long since I met someone that I was actually excited about, I am beginning to question if I'll ever feel that way about someone ever again. I know this may seem pessimistic, but I honestly think I am being realistic and not setting myself up for disappointment. I'd rather think it's not going to happen and be pleasantly surprised than assume it is going to happen and be incredibly disappointed.

7. I'm a chatty person and can be a bit long-winded... which you can probably tell by reading the above 6 character traits/random facts!

Ok, my turn to pick 7...

1. Girl with the Red Hair
2. (mis)adventures of aimee
3. Project Subrosa
4. Walking Through the Rain
5. The Many Thoughts of a Reader
6. Sassy Molassy
7. your wishcake.


Unknown said...

I don't know what it is about myself either but I find myself getting increasingly book smart (due to school) but less so in life. I catch myself in true to the term "airheadish" moments and I find it really perplexing!

Unknown said...

Oh, you're very welcome for the comment. I loved reading your list. I'm actually going to be starting a list of book reviews myself so maybe we can swap some good reads!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the award! I'm excited to write about 7 of my odd traits and post on them, and pass the award along =)

I also notice I'm set in my ways. My boyfriend is constantly asking me why I do things a certain way... it's just because I do them that way! Glad I'm not alone in that!

The Many Thoughts of a Reader said...

Thanks for the award! I'll be sure to think of some interesting traits of myself. Though I have become slightly boring in my old age. :)

Lauren @ Sassy Molassy said...

THank you for the shout out! Love your top 7! I know what you mean about becoming "ho hum" about dating. Trust me, you'll find someone and when you do you won't feel so "ho hum" anymore.

Amber said...

Aww thanks so much for the award, dear!!! I LOVED reading your seven, so funny and cute!

I will definitely be posting this later this week :-) XO

Oscar Yeager said...

Standard light bulbs are EXTREMELY fragile when moved around, but in your defense I'll say I would have never known that either, but years ago I used to work in construction, where we often used "stringer lights," which basically resemble Yule tree lights, except they use the much larger standard household bulbs.

Our boss used to yell at us all the time because you couldn't get them hung without blowing a few, but finally when we got him into the work area and he hung them himself, the same thing happened.

We all laughed, while he got all red-faced and cursed for about a full minute straight.

Jess said...

Have I ever mentioned how alike we are? Your list has simply confirmed this for me! I'm with you on the critter/rodent thing. I had this very conversation with a co-worker today, in fact.

Yikes about leaving your door ajar? Is it alright that I sort of chuckled about one?

Nice list, thanks for sharing!