Or not LOL. Thanks to Linda at MomRunningFromCancer for the award.
Here’s how the award works:
- Post and link back to the person who gave you the award
- Share 7 things about yourself
- Award 15 recently discovered great bloggers so we can share the love
- Contact these bloggers and tell them they’ve won
1. I ALWAYS wear a watch. My current watch is a digital armitron with a black band. I wouldn’t call it stylish, but it’s nowhere near as big as the athletic Timex I used to wear. Anyways, it’s waterproof and NEVER leaves my wrist. I sleep in it, shower in it, swim in it, etc. In fact, I keep it on even when I’m wearing my Garmin.
2. I drink about two large cups of coffee each day, It takes me most of the morning to finish, so I find myself reheating the same cup multiple times. Sometimes I heat it up, forget it in the microwave, and then heat it up again without actually drinking any. I know my coffee snob friends are cringing at that. ;o)
3. Shoo was born at home. Intentionally. The two best responses I’ve heard to that were the taxi driver asking my mom if it was legal to do that and another mom who said to me “but you seem so normal.” I still enjoy seeing the looks on people’s faces when Shoo informs his friends that he was born upstairs in his mommy’s bed.
4. One of the reasons I chose the university I did was their Russian studies program. Unfortunately I discovered languages are not my strong suit when I got a D+ in Russian my second semester. Russian Studies isn’t a particularly useful degree if you can’t speak the language.
5. I went to a job interview after college and when I walked in, the interviewer started speaking to me in Russian. Apparently he saw the language on my transcript, but didn’t notice the D+.
6. I love shoes. If I had the room and the money, I’d have a pair of shoes for every outfit. One of the hardest things about being a stay at home mom is having no reason to wear heels. There’s a reason Beer Geek calls me his “little Imelda” LOL.
7. I think better on paper than on a computer. Even through grad school, I used to have to write my outline and often my rough draft on paper before I could write it on the computer. I still often print things out so I can edit them by hand. Somehow I seem to process things differently with a pen or pencil in hand than I do with a keyboard and a screen. (Can I just tell you how happy I am I took the SATs and GREs before they became computerized? And yes, I did jot notes about this post on a scrap of paper first.)
I’m not going to be able to come up with 15 people, so here are just a few of my favorite blogs…
- AJH at Age Groups Rock
- Marci at Ramblings of a Running Addict
- Jamie at Running and Some Sauce on Top
I’d love to link more, but just don’t have the time to go see who has and hasn’t been tagged. If I’ve commented on your blog in the last week or so, consider yourself tagged. ;o)
14 thoughts on “I’m so Stylish!”
Stylish indeed! The only time I wear a watch is when I strap on my Garmin.
Being born at home is cool, unless it's in the kitchen … makes for really awkward dinner parties.
Great stuff!I think better on computer than paper, but on paper better than in person :-)Russian! I could use that language at the gym. We seem to have a pretty big Russian community at our gym and especially in the pool/sauna/jacuzzi area, I feel totally left out when they are talking all around and over me.
I took a year of Russian in college, intending to advance in the program, but my sophomore year I had an unavoidable conflict with a required class for my actual major (geology). I was at one time fairly proficient at both speaking and writing it, but now my knowledge has diminished to a handful of basic phrases and words. I can still read it, however, which is a neat trick designed to impress people who can't read Cyrillic.
I was born at home! But my mom was a total hippie.I'm one of those people who cannot wear watches. Every watch I've ever worn has gone all weird.
I was born at home too! (My mom is brave like you!)I only took a Russian "culture" class in college, and we read in English, but once I went to dance party here in Barcelona with a bunch of Russian Studies major and I had a BLAST.
I think way better on paper too. I do a lot of my drafting for work on paper first, it probably wastes so much time, but I just can't help it!
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"but you seem so normal" hahahaha that's too funny! I'm not sure I'm brave enough for a homebirth, especially after Lucy's birth wasn't nice and easy. But I think it's awesome, great post!
Thanks for the tag. I love the one about the guy speaking to you in Russian! I don't know that I am a coffee snob but I don't like reheated coffee. I dump it out and get more when it isn't really hot but I make a big pot. I don't know how much I drink because I dump so much out. At least that is what I tell the doctor.
I had a long period of time when I didn't wear a watch and it was wonderful! Now I have a blue and black Soleus that I wear most days since we are so busy with Jupiter's therapies.Someday I will go naked wrist again :)I love that you are a fellow crunchy mama!I love to write with pen and paper too and I remember things better if I write them down. Then I can see myself writing it in my minds eye.Good list 🙂
Safety pin! Genius! I'm sure I have a box of them somewhere around here.
one of my sisters and i were born at home too. the sister in between us was being "different" at checkups so she was born in a birthing center (but still not a hospital) and my older sister was born in a hospital before my parents knew you could do at home/with a doula. anyway. go shoo! 🙂
Home birth too? I really wanted to do that with my second, but I was hard pressed to find a midwife in Charlotte NC much less one to do a home birth. I may have just found my new favorite blog.