Wednesday, March 24, 2010

It's a Major Award...

Imagine my surprise when I was just doing my thing, checking out my favorite blogs, when I see that one of them has given me this award! Thank You Suze!


I am supposed to tell 10 interesting things about myself, and pass it along to some other bloggers.
OK, here are my "interesting" facts:

(1) I am adopted. I have known all my life. I found my birth mother when I was 19 years old, but the family and parents I grew up with are the people I consider my "real" family.

(2) I used to want hair as long as Crystal Gayle. In high school, I asked for my stylist to cut off "the dead ends" and ended up with at least 6 inches chopped off my hair. I cried for days. Since then, my hair has only gotten shorter and shorter -- the style I have now is nowhere near the shortest cut I've had (which my brother dubbed my Billy Idol look).

(3) I can pop my jaw loud enough for people to hear it. I thank a horrible case of TMJ for that.

(4) I skipped kindergarten. Well, to be precise, I was in kindergarten for 6 weeks, then they moved me up to first grade.

(5) My parents are both from England. I was always envious of friends with huge families because I have no other relatives in this country.

(6) I am shy. Very shy. So shy my parents wanted to put me in therapy (but didn't). To this day I'm convinced that I have Social Anxiety disorder. Once you know me, I'm pretty darn outgoing, but put me in a room full of strangers and (a) I won't make the first move to talk to any of them and (b) most of them will probably think I'm stuck-up -- my mom always told me that I come off this way.

(7) I have been a dancer since I was 2 1/2 years old. I have done tap, jazz, ballet, poms, hip-hop... I taught for a few years, and then a year ago, a friend suckered me into joining a hip-hop team with her. I am the only white girl on the team, but I managed to "pass" as black when one of the other girl's mom saw me onstage and thought I was just light-skinned. That totally made my day. :)

(8) I am getting married in October. My fiance and I have been together for over 3 years -- this time. We dated briefly back in undergrad, then didn't speak for 8 years. He found me online, and the rest is history...

(9) I'm a Facecrack addict.

(10) I have a tendency to talk to myself. Out loud. Most of the time I'm totally aware of it + don't do it around other people, but once or twice when I'm lost in my own thoughts I have had a friend or boyfriend ask me who I'm talking to. Oops.

OK, so now I'm supposed to pass this award along onto some other bloggers. It didn't say how many.
I choose:
Erin over at Work with What You've Got
Hillary of byhillary
Kimberly at Fab Finds Under 50
Christine who runs FutureLint
Tina over at T Minus, T Plus

These are a few of my absolute FAVORITE blogs to read, so I'm excited to have this opportunity to give them this award!


  1. Oh, you're totally welcome!
    I just wanted to thank you for reading my blog and commenting on it!
    Your blog is awesome, and I love all your posts! :)

  2. I hear ya about the long hair. There is even some video clip of me from highschool talking to my future self for some time capsule thing where I tell myself "don;t cut your hair!" Because obviously that's the most important thing to tell yourself 10 years later.

    Thanks so much! I am honored!

  3. LOL my husband busts me talking to myself ALL THE TIME.