Jan 28, 2010

Honest Scrapper—I mean Scrap

I must have done something right—or people just feel really sorry for—because Valerie at I Should Be Writing has awarded me with the Honest Scrap Award! honest-scrapSeeing as how my blog is not only honest but is also scrap, I humbly accept this award. Thank you for thinking of me Valerie, and for passing on this award. And for those that don’t know Valerie,  she’s a writer, a reader, an indie filmmaker, and more.  Click on over to her blog to dig into her mind—she’s awesome and her blog is super cool.
So check it out!! Isn’t it pretty?!
Needless to say, I’m pretty excited about it. But seriously, what part about getting a pretty blog award isn’t exciting?!
For this award, I need to list 10 “honest” facts about myself. I’ll try to come up with some stuff you might not already know about me, but I can’t make any promises—I’m not the most interesting person in the blogosphere.
  1. I’m usually very reserved. I like to sit in the background and observe people (which makes me either a people watcher or a voyeur. Maybe there isn’t really a difference, but I like to think of myself as a people watcher. Voyeur just sounds so dirty…) At first, some people mistake this as shyness or even snobbery. And maybe I am—the former, (hopefully) not the latter—but people say the same about Steven Seagal, and he’s done pretty well for himself.
  2. I’m adopted—on my dad’s side, anyway. I don’t know my biological father but my adopted dad has been with me since I was an infant. He’s a great dad and I love him to death.
  3. I’m German, French, and Scottish, with a bit of Native American (Iroquois) thrown in for good luck. Like many Americans, I’m a mutt.
  4. I love camping but hate bugs. Trust me, it is possible to camp with a minimum of bugs—it just requires hellovalotta bug spray and you must buy citronella candles in bulk.
  5. I’m an “old soul”. I’m certain I was born in the wrong century.
  6. I’m sensitive, emotional, compassionate, fiercely loyal, mama-bear protective, and an avid dreamer.
  7. I believe in justice, not vengeance, though the two are often confused.
  8. I love colorful, funky socks. And legwarmers.
  9. I’m a total nerd who loves to “info-gather”. Discovery, History Channel, Crime & Investigation, Animal Planet = my playground.
  10. I believe that Science and Religion are not mutually exclusive.
Okay, that wasn’t too bad. I think I’ve managed to hold on to most of my dignity. Now to pass it on. Hmm…who gets to be my victims today?
☆★☆ And now for an update on Blogfest!
The Love at First Sight Blogfest is 16 days away and my “Mr. Linky’s” sign up widget has decided to go completely haywire. After some blood, sweat, and tears, I had given up on the POS and created a new and improved sign up widget, using “Simply Linked”.
And, like all things technology, as soon as I moved on to another program, Mr. Linky started working again. So for now, we’re going to stick with Mr. Linky (even if he is a defective piece of crap). But if he goes out again, so help me, I will boot his ass right out of Blogfest!
If that happens, there is no need for anyone to re-sign up. I’ll take care of transferring your blog link to the new sign up sheet.
♥For those that would like to sign up for Blogfest, simple click on the Love at First Sight link above and add your name to Mr. Linky’s list. ♥
Need an idea for Blogfest? On Monday, Feb 1st, I’ll be blogging about different kinds of love-at-first-sight moments. Swing by to get some ideas.
You can also find some writing-inspiration at my other blog, To Keep It Going.


  1. Congrats on the award and thanks for passing it on to me. I am obsessed with your blog so I'm happy to see you enjoy mine too.

    It was great reading the things about you, it really gives me an idea as to who the writer behind the blog is. An 'old soul'. I thought I was the only one who thought that kind of thing.

    Thanks again!

  2. Congrats on the award :-) And I love fun socks too!! Especially during the winter!

  3. Congratulations! I love your number ten. I totally agree!

  4. Congrats :)

    We love funky socks in our family too! I have a niece who won't wear matching socks - but 2 different ones with contrasting colours :)

  5. First...Congrats! It is well deserved and in good hands. Secondly, THANK YOU! I received the same award from Tiana over at SPILLED INK just yesterday, but I haven't posted anything yet. I'm getting the impression that after throwing so much BS around the blogosphere that somebody wants me to tell the truth for a change. :)

    I enjoy camping also, with my 10 year old. But we usually go in the fall and early spring, when the temperatures are cool and the bugs are at a minimum.

  6. gratz... I know Eva is good and will have to check the others out too....

  7. Congrats on the award! I'm really excited for blogfest!

  8. Hmm. I, too, think that science and religion aren't mutually exclusive. And I'm a nerd. But I don't like legwarmers. That would be weird. :)

  9. HI, I've got another award for you. Happy weekend.

  10. Love your number ten. I agree. Also, you might want to try camping in the Pacific Northwest. We don't allow bugs here.

    How do you feel about bears and bobcats?

  11. Eva- I agree-- I love to find out things about bloggers. It's funny to see the differences of a blogger, based on what you think of them vs. the facts that the post.

    Sara- Thanks, Sara. Fun socks rock!

    Amalia- I wasn't sure if a *belief* was suitable for the honest-facts but I'm glad I decided on posting it. Thanks for the comment!

    Jemi- Ha! I know people who do that too. At least they don't have to worry about losing the the patching sock in the wash cycle ;)

    DL- I know exactly what you mean. "People ACTUALLY read my blog?" It's a crazy though! But I love your blog and read it regularly. Congrats!

    Reaper- You won't be disappointed. There are so many great blogs out there. It's hard to ONLY list 6!

    Fallen- I'm glad you're excited. Have you decided on what you're going to post? All I know for sure is that I WILL be posting something. haha!

    Simon- I suppose it's a good thing that you don't like legwarmers. That might be good ammo for "someone" to use against you later... ;)

    Yat-Yee- Thank you so much! I love the award; it's so cute! Will blog about it on Wednesday. Thanks again! xoxo

    Melanie- That's a dream of mine! One day, I *will* get to camp "up north". And to visit Canada. Green-things blow my mind--Texas gets rather dull colored throughout most of the year. Thanks for the comment!

  12. Hello Courtney! Thank you so much for the award, I love it! You totally ROCK!


  13. Great answers. :) Followed you over from A Squirrel Amongst Lions.

  14. Courtney, We just met! Thanks for coming to my blog. I picked a great time to read yours - great list! I was wearing striped socks today!

  15. Elizabeth- No, YOU rock! haha! Love your blog!

    Anlssa- Thanks! Glad you came over; love your blog! You have such a great title!

    Mary- HA! Striped socks are so fun! It's a tiny way to lift your spirits...from the ground up!


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