Thursday, January 21, 2010


Elizasmom passed along a blog award to me. This is awfully nice since I barely consider myself to be a blogger anymore what with all the slacking I've been doing. However...

The rules of this award state that I should list 5 random facts about myself, and then pass it forward to other awesome bloggers.

Very well...

1. I am the last child in a family of five kids. A large family when compared with most people my age. I was born 20 years after my oldest sister and 10 years after my brother who is the closest in age to me. I grew up being closer in age to my nieces and nephews than my siblings. It was kind of strange.

2. When I was in about grade four some friends and I won a lip syncing competition. The funny thing was we were all girls and performed "Fight for your Right" by the Beastie Boys. I had no idea who they were at the time and I think we knew the song from some kind of "Hits" compilation tape. Later I became a huge Beastie Boys fan.

3. I am a pretty athletic person, I have been described as hyper by many people. However I went through a very inactive period during high school which was set in motion by two horrible volleyball coaches who put me on their volleyball team only to cut me after one practice for not picking up game strategies. I am also a stubborn person. This experience made me swear off school sports for the duration of my high school years. (I did make an exception for soccer one year) In my opinion this was a big loss for the school and it was very rewarding to have those two teachers present during my first degree black belt test which I happened to be taking with a coworker of theirs.

4. I have always had very vivid, strange and sometimes horrible dreams. This is seemingly a thing that you can pass down to your children because Miss A suffers from the same thing. Or perhaps it is a coincidence.

5. I met my husband while still dating my high school sweetheart whom I was convinced I was going to marry. I still find it really cool that when I first met him I had absolutely no idea about all the amazing things we were going to do and share together.

And I pass this Kreativ Blogger award on to...

Total Mom Haircut

Life in Sandyland

I love both of these girls. They are both very creative, amazing and deserving.


elizasmom said...

Wow, I had no idea you had such a large family. You're right, it's unusual among our age group!

Do you have video of you guys doing Fight for Your Right? Because that sounds pretty fantastic.

Mama D said...

I'm sure there is a VHS or maybe even Betamax out there but sadly it is not in my possession. I do however have some HILARIOUS video of people my brother went to high school with doing a Lip Sync concert. The best was when their Norwegian exchange student performed "Take on Me" by a-ha (which was my favorite song at the time) and the audience literally went nuts as though we were at an actual concert and he was actually singing. He even ran through the crowd and everything. It was pretty awesome and a highlight of my childhood.

Diana - Teacher Mom said...

Congrats on the award! I've been guilty of slacking, too. So no worries. I had no idea there was such a large gap in ages between you and your siblings. Anyway, thanks for stopping by my blog. I'll let you know how the show is.

Brian Underwood said...

Congratulations on the award :-)