Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Getting To Know Me, Getting to Know All About Me

Gabrielle over @ The Wifey Blogs has included me in her list of Beautiful Bloggers. Thank you so much!!! I am really lame at these awards because, like contests, I am never sure if I am doing them right. I know, I am a serious dork. I also feel bad having to nominate someone because I am worried they will be pissed off or just annoyed. I know, I am seriously lame.

Here are the rules.

1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award.
2. Copy the award & place it on your blog.
3. Link to the person who nominated you for this award.
4. Share 7 interesting things about yourself.
5. Nominate 7 additional Beautiful Bloggers.

Seven Interesting Things About ME ME ME ME ME....

1) I thought I was going to be a film/video editor. I did a little editing after college. Then went to grad school where I did ALOT of editing. After I graduated, I didn't want to ever step foot inside an editing bay ever again. I was totally burned out on it. The thought of sitting alone in a dark cold room editing crappy TV (I am all for watching it at home in a comfy and warm nicely lit family room though) made me want to die. I had a sort of quarter-life crisis. I spent the next seven years working in education instead. And yes, I have about eight million dollars in student loan debt. Oh well.

2) I moved 2.5 million times as a kid due to my father's job. It made me pretty jaded because I started to see the exact same kids in each school I went to and the same cliques. It made me good at reading people but also made me a loner and distrustful.

3) I loved Neil Finn from Crowded House when I was a teenager. My friend and I stalked a waiter at Chili's for about a year cause we thought he resembled him.

4) I love being a mother and think I am pretty damn good at it but I wish the rest of my life wasn't so fucked up.

5) I went to high school and college in Las Vegas. Though I am originally from Massachusetts, I have probably been shaped more by Vegas than New England. Living there helped make me the weirdo I am today.

6) My husband and I have been together since the beginning of time. We started dating at the end of 1995. We lived together in Las Vegas and then moved to Los Angeles together to go to graduate school. We got married in 2000. Our tin anniversary is in a couple of days.

7) Some days I really want another baby. Other days I am in complete disagreement about that.

And The Award Goes To....

Existential Waitress---Cause she would nominate me for any award that she received cause she is my bestie like that.

Organic Motherhood With Cool Whip---Cause her blog is just fantastically wonderful.

The Wifey---Cause I believe in giving it right back atcha when I get an award.

The All New (Brief History) of the Rise and Fall of Ten Minutes Ago---Because Jason, Big D, and I backpacked through Europe together in another lifetime and because his beautiful wife is soon to have their second baby.

Clueless But Hopeful Mama---Cause she has some of the most thought provoking posts about motherhood in the whole mommy-blogging bloggieland.

Reformed By Motherhood---Cause she has a Bug too. And cause I just love her writing and her topics.

The Stroller Ballet---Cause Sarah is a lovely person with a lovely blog.


blueviolet said...

Congrats on your award! You picked wonderful blogs!!!!

Organic Motherhood with Cool Whip said...

I love you, Amy. And your fantabulous blog! Thank you for choosing me. I am honored. And I loved reading more about you. I can't believe you and your hubby have been together for so long. That is really awesome. And stalking waiters at Chili's was my regular passtime until I met my husband. Shhh. Don't tell.

Theta Mom said...

Congrats on your award!

Existential Waitress said...

Congrats on your award and thanks, A! I'm lovin' the Crowded House reference, of course. I heart u 4 ever, Neil (imaginary kisses). And damn, you and D have been together for an eternity. It's kinda freakin' me out right now b/c that means we are hella old. Maybe I'll re-post the story about stalking the waiter at Chilis soon b/c I'm lazy like that.

Amy said...

I am in total agreement about the mommy thing. If I could just focus on being "Jackson's mom" my life would be bliss!

I also think I want another one, yet on some days that thought gives me hives!

Happy Anniversary:)

Grateful Twin Mom said...

Congratulations! Certainly recognition can make your day. I did not know you worked in education. I wonder what you did from film editing to education....

Tracie said...

Congrats on your award! You passed it on to some good blogs. I didn't realize you and Existential Waitress were besties till I read that Neil Finn thing. How did I miss that?

Maggie May said...

I know that back and forth feeling about another baby

Congrats on your award!

Sarah said...

Awwee! Thanks so much for passing this on to me. I am flattered! And congrats to you!! It is well deserved.

clueless but hopeful mama said...

Well aren't you sweet (and interesting!)

And don't be so hard on yourself. How about you be hard on me instead: I can't figure out how to get the button onto my post! And I'm having total heart failure about passing the button along to 7 others. PANIC!

Amie said...

CBHM, I totally know how you are feeling, sorry!!! I get heart palpitations over these sort of things. I think I had to copy it to my desktop, by the way.