Thursday, December 3, 2009

Honest Scrap-- Hey, That's Me!

Recently received the much coveted "Honest Scrap" award from Shannon Messenger at Ramblings of a Wannabe Scribe! Thanks so much, Shannon!

And in the time I dawdled, sweating over picking such worthy nominees, I was also given the award by the best cake decorator I know, Karen Denise at I'm Always Write. I really appreciate you thinking of me! Thanks you!

In order to truly earn my award, I must divulge ten things about myself. I'm going to do 11, since I received the award twice, so here we go--

1. At Thanksgiving I like to mix everything together on my plate and liberally drown it in cranberry sauce. Mmm. Thanksgiving mush. It's awesome, but I'm a food mixer to begin with. Always have been.

2. I'm not sure how much longer I'll be able to do it since I'm thirty, but I can touch my elbows together behind my back. Step right up, folks! The 9:30 show is completely different from the 7:30 show. Just a dollar a ticket!

3. Sometimes I wish I was born a century ago, and then I remember how much I like vaccines and showering. And elastic. And the internet.

4. I hate olives. All kinds. I even try them repeatedly because everyone loves olives and my husband will come home from work with a tray of them and tell me that I'll like these olives because they're real and expensive and didn't come out of a can. But I still can't eat a whole olive. Don't ask me to eat anything puttanesca, either, because I can't do it. It's my shameful secret and what keeps me from thinking of myself as a gourmand. I'm just a foodie.

5. I just watched "Up", and I didn't really like it as much as I thought I would. Too many talking dogs made it a bit too silly for me. I'll stick to "The Incredibles" for my Pixar fix.

6. I've read "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies", but not "Pride and Prejudice" without zombies.

7. I hate football and dislike most other team sports in general. I'd rather go to a game than watch one on television. Except curling, which I could watch on the t.v. for hours-- it's too cold to watch in real life.

8. My favorite junk food is Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and Zapp's Crawtators potato chips.

9. One movie I could watch a thousand times is "Spirited Away." When I was younger it was "The Adventures of Baron Munchausen" and when I was really little it was "The Last Unicorn". Guess I like Miyazaki, huh?. Terry Gilliam's not too bad either-- though you can watch "Tideland" at your own risk.

10. I love to sing showtunes when no one is listening. And sometimes when people are listening.

11. Finally, I can no longer eat turtle soup. I have a pet musk turtle and I just can't do it. Somehow I couldn't care less about the politics of veal and foie gras, but I think it's horrible to eat turtle. Especially since two species of turtle were wiped out to make turtlesoup in the 19th and early 20th ceturies. Say no to turtle soup! Who wants to eat green meat, anyway?

Now for the moment you've all been waiting for--

For putting so much of themselves into their blogs, I decided to give this award to:

1. Renee at Midnight Meditations
2. Carrie at Things That Make Me Snarf
3. Tamika at The Write Worship
4. Annie "Paranormalchick" at YA Book Reviews
5. Weronika at Weronika Junczuk
6. Anissa at Off the Record
7. B.J. Anderson at Hope Springs Eternal
8. Delayne T. Buranek at An Aspiring Writer's Blog
9. Jade at Jade Hears Voices
10. Liana at Liana Brooks

You deserve it!


Voidwalker said...

That's a whole lotta honesty :)


Shannon O'Donnell said...

Congrats on your award! I don't think I've ever met anyone who can touch their elbows behind their back - it hurts me just thinking of it! :)

B.J. Anderson said...

Congrats on the award! And I love "The Incredibles" too, but I haven't seen "Up" yet, so I'll have to wait to make a decision on which one I like better. Thank you so very much for passing the award to me. I'm blushing! :D

Anissa said...

Thanks for the award, Tere. You're so sweet. And honest. ;)

DTB said...

For a minute I thought you'd posted this a while ago and I just missed it, that is why you had to stop by and let me know. It feels like I've been sick for 2 months now. But this makes me feel better. Thanks for the award... I guess I have to go and write up a blog now....

Carrie Harris said...

Yay! Thanks for the award! It cracks me up that you've read the zombiefied P&P but not the regular one. ;)

Icy Roses said...

Congrats on the award!

YAY, another food mixer! People who think it's gross are weird. I mean, seriously, it's just going to mix in your stomach anyway. Might as well get the job done now.

I have actually eaten turtle meat before. I am one of the least picky eaters on the planet with a stomach like a garbage disposal, but I HATE turtle meat. Not only does it taste gross, it looks like a dead turtle. On your plate. Ew, I can't even think about it without gagging. I agree. No to turtle soup.

Lisa and Laura said...

Congratulations! I can't believe you loved the Last Unicorn! Laura and I watched that movie about 1,000 times growing up. We were a little unicorn obsessed...

Corey Schwartz said...

Oh, what an awesome list. And I share your utter distaste for olives. YUCK! YUCK! YUCK!

Abby Annis said...

Congrats on the award!

I hate olives too. My husband is always making things with them so he can eat them in front of me. Blech!

And "The Last Unicorn" was and will always be one of my favorite movies. I've seen it like a million times. Loved "Up" too. But I wasn't expecting much from it, so that might have something to do with it.

"Spirited Away"--is that the one where the parents are turned into pigs? We had it recorded on our DVR at one point and my girls loved it. I've been trying to remember the name for the last couple of weeks, but I've been a little too brain dead, apparently. Thanks!

Great list!

Weronika Janczuk said...

Thank you, Tere! I'm very honored - can't tell you how much I appreciate it. :)


Liana Brooks said...

Thank you :o)

Renee Collins said...

lol, what an entertaining post! I can't believe I wasn't following your blog before. Well, anyway, I am now. :)

Thanks for the award, btw! Very kind of ya. :)

L.T. Elliot said...

I used to watch Last Unicorn all the time too. (Although the harpy scared the crap out of me.) I also hate olives, no matter what color or kind, and refuse to eat them. Congrats on the award!

Christina Farley said...

What a list!~ I think you'd like the Graveyard Book.

Tere Kirkland said...

Thank goodness other people like The Last Unicorn and hate olives. I was starting to think I was a freak.

Okay, I guess the elbows thing cancels all those normal things out...

Congrats again to all you nominees!

Yeah, Abby, Spirited Away is the one where the girl's parents get turned into pigs. For some reason just watching it is inspirational for me. And the animation was done by Studio Ghibli. The Last Unicorn was animated by Topcraft, many members of which later went on to form Ghibli. So there's your history lesson for today. ;)

Christina, I love Neil Gaiman, and TGB is on my TBR list!

Karen Denise said...

LOL. #3 made me laugh because I'd love to live back then, but whenever I see a movie from that period, I think how bad it must've smelled.

Olives are too salty for me and Up was a bit too sad. And I have no problem saying no to turtle soup-lol. Great list and you're welcome! I don't think I deserve your cake decorating compliment but I'll take it!

Paranormalchick said...

LOL This post crackes me up!! Thanks for the award *HUGS* Your the bestest!! :)

Krispy said...

I love the Last Unicorn! It was totally my favorite movie when I was little, and it's one of my favoritest books now.

I love Spirited Away too! My favorite Miyazaki film I've seen.

I can see where the dogs get a little much in UP, but I love dogs, and I loved UP! It was a little insane and actually a lot sad, and I think old people just get to me. "The Incredibles" was really good though. Pixar just wins. :)

Tamika: said...

Thanks so much Tere! You have been a tremendous blessing. Every post is a nugget of insight that helps to advance the writing life!

I appreciate your kindness:)

jessjordan said...

I don't like olives, either! I keep trying, kind of like I do with sushi, but ... I just need to accept the fact that my palette can be a bit rudimentary. :)

Jade said...

Thanks dude! What a nice surprise.
Sorry about the delayed reaction, I've been in Sydney and out of the blog loop for the last few days.