Monday, May 9, 2011

I'm stylish... apparently.

Monday hurts.... that's what my 8 year old told me on the way to school today. I'm not a fan of Mondays either, so I didn't argue with her.

But then I sat down at my computer and got caught up on all the stuff I missed this weekend and found this awesome award from Angeline Kace; The Stylish Blogger Award. Thanks babe!

Here's how it works:

1. Thank and link the person who nominated you.
2. Share seven random facts about yourself.
3. Pass the award on to five new-found blogging buddies.
4. Contact the winners to congratulate them.

So... Randomness about Heather:

#1.  I was homeschooled for all of high school. I went to public school up til 8th grade and then my parents decided I was influenced by bad friends (they were right, hehe) and pulled me out for high school. My mom had her teaching degree so the state didn't hover or look over our shoulder; they basically let her make the lesson plans and do whatever and only checked on us through a state mandated test (like an SOL) once a year. It was fun because I had way more say in what we learned and there was a lot more field trips (marine science museum for science and even the grocery store for home ec.) But I missed out on the social aspects of being in school with friends all day. I ended up at prom at my best friend's high school, so I at least didnt miss out on that.

#2 I was nicknamed "Gazelle" by my basketball coach in high school. (I played on a church-sponsored team and we were dangerously agressive and serious about it, considering we were supposed to be playing for Jesus and all... ) Not sure if that is good or bad, but it was something about how I ran. At least I wasn't the girl nicknamed 'Amazon'.

#3  The first 'smut' I ever read was Julie and the Wolves, in middle school. (Its middle grade YA fiction) There's a part where Julie's husband forces himself on her and I re-read it like twenty times because it was my first sexual encounter in a novel and it was dirty and provocative and exciting all at once. I never told my mom about that chapter, either.

#4  I'm deathly afraid of slugs. When I was like four, my mom says, I put a slug in my mouth and tried eating it. I throw up a little bit in my mouth just typing that or thinking about it, even though I don't remember it at all. Probably because people tend to block out traumatic experiences. *shudders* I assume this is where my phobia comes from, but its serious. I can't even look at one. And heaven forbid I find one in my house! I did, when we first moved in. There was a peice of molding that wasn't sealed near the front door and one got in and I cried while I salted it. Then I cried and threw up when I had to pick it up with approx. eighteen layers of paper towels between my hands and its body, and threw it out. (I couldn't flush it because then I'm worry it would resurface and come back and get me!)

#5  My dream vacation would be to Washington state. The thing that captivated me most about Twilight was the scenery. Any time I see pictures of  Washington, I feel a pull. There's always been something magical about woods to me, like any sort of storybook magic is possible when you're alone in the woods. And something about the particular shade of green there pulls at me. Its magic.

#6  My favorite pet when I was a kid was my llama: Dolly. She was awesome and I used to put a leash on her and walk her around the yard like a dog. She broke her leg one day when she got spooked by a car and wrapped her leg around her cord she was tethered with. She had to be put down.

#7  I love the movie 'Little Rascals', and being that I'm on number 7, all I have left to say is: "try eight"

That wraps up the randomness on my end. Now its time to pass the award on so I'm going to show some love to my book bloggers, you guys are awesome AND stylish!

Shana at A Book Vacation
Katrina over at Page Flipperz
Stephanie at Book Love Blog
Misty at The Top Shelf
Heather at Nightly Reading


  1. Hahaha OMG Heather! I threw up a little bit in my mouth reading how you put a slug in yours when you were a little. That's Nasty (in Honey Badger Narrator voice)!

    I loved Little Rascals when I was little! I always had to eat a pickle while I watched it because there is a part where one of the kids eats a pickle, and it was just cool to do while watching it!

    This was awesome! Thanks for doing it!

    Angeline Kace

  2. LOL great post. And yes, you are rather stylish!

    The slugs though . . . I don't know. LOL

    Jesus loves his basketball, so it's a good thing you girls played hard in your league. ;-)


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  3. @Angeline, you had me at pickle. @nick, yeah basketball and softball ... good thing jesus forgives. haha.

  4. Congrats! You so deserve it. Best of luck with blogging, writing and everything else!

    Sarah Allen
    (my creative writing blog)

  5. :o) YES U R STYLISH !!! THANKS FOR THE SHOUT OUT FOR ME !!!! Hmm ive eaten frogs, snails and hmmm slugs not sure I would do that ** screws up face ** lol

    :P) kat