So, I was nominated for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award by the very inspiring Chris Allen-Riley.
Chris is not only a fantastic writer, but super talented at all sorts of creative, crafty awesomeness. Check out her blog at the link above for a sneak peek at some of her cross stitch (and to learn more about her). Also, she's going to help me build a fort with a moat and long bow archers. How can you not love her?
As part of the blog award, we're supposed to reveal seven interesting things about ourselves and then nominate 15 other bloggers. I'll be honest, it took me a little while to come up with the seven things (hence the time lapse since her blog post), but once I did, I got a little long winded. Oops.
Also, when it comes to nominating people, I don't think I'm going to. It's not that I don't find others inspiring, I absolutely do. But instead of nominating people, I'm going to direct you to the links on the right side of the page to blogs I read/follow. I find each one of these people inspiring for different reasons, I think you might, too.
Okay, so seven things about me. Here I go...
1. I am terrified of fireworks. Not the little ones you can light in your driveway, but the big overhead 4th of July celebration kind of fireworks. Terrified to the point where when I was a kid, I used to try to bury myself in the ground. Now I just avoid them. Instead, I watch Pops Goes the Fourth or A Capital Fourth on TV and see the fireworks from the safety of my living room.
2. One of my dreams is to live in a house with a turret, with my office at the very top. There are a few houses in my town like this. I drive past them every so often and sigh with longing.
|You can't see me but I'm there at the top being clever and creative. :)|
3. I rarely (very rarely) swim in natural bodies of water. Because…I was once caught in a jellyfish migration off the Gulf Coast in rough waters. I was stung repeatedly by the jellyfish as well as detached tentacles that broke off in the waves. I don’t recommend it. However, side note, if you are ever stung by a jellyfish put meat tenderizer on it. It helps with the pain but I have no idea why. My aunt used to keep a spice jar of it in her beach bag.
4. I love anything related to Ancient Egypt. One my of my life goals (I refuse to create an actual ‘bucket list’) is to learn Hieroglyphics.
5. My cat, Noah, once saved me from being locked out on my balcony. The balcony door had a security bar in the middle of it (as opposed to on the floor) and while I was outside, the bar fell and I wasn’t able to slide the door open. My ever-curious kitty decided to see what was going on and started batting at the security bar. I tapped on the other side of the door near the bar trying to get him to play with it. Eventually (after less than 10 minutes), he wrapped his paws around the bar and pulled on it. He moved it enough I was able to slide the door open and get inside. He got a catnip reward for that one.
|Noah in his Halloween costume, its a rooster hat. Can you tell how happy he is?|
6. I have this…thing, for lack of a better word, where I have intense reactions to certain sounds. Usually it’s something like another person coughing or chewing, but basically I get incredibly angry and I have to bite my tongue to keep from yelling at the person. I have learned that this is a real condition and there is a name for it, but I can never remember it (it has to do with sensory overload). Instead, my husband has taken to calling it my “climacaphobia.” (And if anyone knows where that is from, I’ll send you chocolate.)
7. When I was little, I had a killer goldfish named Charlie. He lived well beyond the normal lifespan of a goldfish and killed every other fish we put in the bowl with him. He either ate them (we found the leftovers) or would somehow convince them to commit suicide and jump out of the bowl. I think we went through three or four fish before we decided Charlie should probably just be a loner.
This blog post got totally out of control, but there you have a few things about me. I encourage you to check out Chris' blog and the others I follow. You will be inspired by them just as I am.