Saturday, January 17, 2009

Honest Scrap Award

I would like to thank Andrea from for giving me the Honest Scrap Award. I think she is a sweet, sensitive, talented writer/photographer. I am honored to be her first follower and hope I have led some nice people to her site.

I am supposed to list ten honest things about myself. Actually my first post on September 6, 2008 listed 13 honest things but if you never read that, here goes:

1) I am a very shy person. Most people would not know that because I tend to dominate the lunch conversation at work but I hate being the center of attention. That is why we had a tiny wedding and why as a kid I hated getting haircuts because everyone felt obligated to tell me that I had a haircut!!!! I still hate haircuts because it requires me to pick up the phone and make an appointment.

2) I am sometimes a bit envious of other bloggers because they have lots of followers, or because they seem to put so much work (thought) into their posts, I just tend to sit down and the words just flow out of me (good or bad).

3) I have tremendous feeling of guilt and inadequacy about my past. I always have felt that I could have helped my mother more when she was dying. I was 16 and really didn't realize that she was at the end. I thought I would see her the next day.

4) I make coffee first thing in the morning even before my eyes are open. That is why I stepped on the cat yesterday walking down the stairs. Jack (the cat) is fine. I scared him and I almost fell down the steps but I am fine too.

5) I neglect emailing people that I correspond with so I can read blogs or write blogs. I am sorry.

6) My immediate family has no interest in my blog and has not read my blog.

7) I thought they would be interested.

8) I love sweets. Not interested in chips,crackers, nuts.

9) I have been told all my life that I am too tall, too pale, and my hair is too curly. I am tall, pale, and have curly hair. I am 5 feet 9 inches tall. For years I told everyone that I was 5 feet 8 inches. I tried tanning when I was young. It just isn't me. And I tried to straighten my hair for years. I did the chemical straighteners, big curlers, etc. It is what it is.

10) I am a voracious reader. I read stuff I don't even like. I cannot return a book to the library unfinished. It is just wrong.

11) Bonus. I actually bought the Blogging for Dummies book before I started this blog. It helped a little but I am still struggling sometimes.

As far as passing on the award, I really don't know who to tag. If anyone wants to play this game you are welcome. Let me know. I will read it cuz I have to read everything. As a kid I tried to read the entire library. It didn't work out so well.

Anyway I hope I did ok telling honest things about myself. Oh no. I forgot that these things were supposed to be interesting.


Andrea said...

Great post, Jan! I bought the Blogging for Dummies book too just before I started!! :) I share some of your "truths" significant other has never read my blog and he is on the computer ALL the time reading other stuff. His loss, I say! :) So glad we connected...and thank you SO much for being my very first follower!!!

Jeanne said...

The spring after I turned twenty, when I'd been married just over a year, I ran by my folks house to pick up a second-hand lawnmower my dad had found for us. I didn't drive, so my husband had to bring me, and he didn't get along with my family, so he stayed outside in the car, waiting. I ran in and said 'hi' to Mom, who was sitting there in her housecoat. She said she hadn't been feeling well lately. And she said that she missed seeing me. But I didn't want to deal with my husband getting all pissy, so I said I couldn't stay.

And the next day she had a heart attack, and 10 days later she died. And thirty-five years have passed, and to this day I can't think about that afternoon without wanting a do-over.

But life doesn't give do-overs, so all I can do is to never do that again.

(I would have emailed you this, but you wouldn't have gotten around to reading it!)

And that's probably enough with the having things in common, lady!

T said...

Hi, I just stopped by and wanted to say I enjoy your blog. You have a gift for writing. I'm sure I will be back.:)

HoodChick said...

Hmm. My family keeps trying to find out where my blog is, but so far I've kept it secret.

I have the same reading problem. Right now I am struggling through "The Private Patient" which I just can't get into. I almost returned it yesterday but I thought, what if I run out of other books? (I did put it aside and start reading a Koontz novel but I know I'll be back)

Anonymous said...

Love the post.

I am also pretty tall (5'8") and am pretty pale.

I gave my mom my blog link once and she has never read my blog. So now I can't bitch about my mom on my blog and my feelings got a little hurt.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Interesting Honest scrap. I guess I did not realize that the was a Blogging for Dummies book..maybe I need to read it.
My Mother is totally against my blogging, she asked me recently "Are you still writing all that worthless crap?" She has no sense of humor.
5'9" now I am envious of the two inches you have over me! :)

Debbie said...

Hi. I'm new here and thought this was a great post and perfect way to get to know you. You certainly don't seem like someone who doesn't know what they are doing.