Monday, January 17, 2011

stylish blog award

I've been given the Stylish blogger Award from Kennyo at A Policemans Life. Thanks! I don't think I've shown pictures of my wardrobe, but I'll interpret stylish as interesting like Kenny did.

There are 4 duties to perform to accept this award:

1. Make a post + Link back to the person who awarded you this award.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Award 10 recently discovered great bloggers
4. Contact these bloggers and tell them they’ve won!

Now I've got to share 7 things I've never shared before:

1.  I just got a blendtec blender. Today actually. As an early birthday present. I've already made 2 recipes. The thing is amazing. I've been wanting one for a while now. You can see some of the stuff this baby can blend here.

2.  I love the Godfather movies. I was shown age inappropriate movies at a really young age thanks to my dad. But now later on in life? Really. Thanks dad. I use lines from these movies almost daily.

3.  I hate balloons. I hate that they cause your hair and clothes to get static. I hate the sounds they make when people rub and squish them. One time my son kept putting a balloon in my face and it was giving me the creeped out shivers. After three times, I warned him that if he did it again I would pop it with a skewer (I was making kabobs). Well, he did it again and I had to keep my word and I popped it. He was devastated. I felt a little bit guilty. To this day, he brings it up and even commisioned his older sister to draw a picture of "mommy popping my ballloon". He put it on the fridge for everyone to see. I told him I would do it again if I had to.

4.  I'm old fashioned. I don't facebook. I have an account but I don't use it. I could live without a cell phone. I leave it home a lot and lose it. It drives HF crazy. I don't need the newest and latest thing (other than the blendtec of course. This is food we are talking about people) I'm not all that into technology. And I like my privacy. Sometimes I feel like I'm missing out when I look at my friends' facebook status and/or their blogs, but when it comes down to it I love that my life is my own and no one is "all up in my biznezz".

5.  I like sports but I couldn't care less who wins. I don't get the rivalry and the brawls from opposing teams' fans. I would paint my face and hold up a poster for the fun of it with friends, but there wouldn't be a lot of passion and devotion to the team we were cheering. I also love a good superbowl party, but it's mostly because of the food. Can you blame me?

6.  I'm completely obsessive with things being organized and put away in the right place. You wouldn't believe our bookshelves. Without fail, people comment on our immaculate bookshelves when they visit. Most of the books that we own are treasures found at second hand stores. I cherish each one (other than HF's weird sci-fi fantasy and military books). Our kids will sit quietly for long periods of time scouring the pages of books on our shelves. Even our baby. We are passionate about reading. This is a portion of the children's book section:
Maybe another time I'll show you the "weird" section on our bookshelves.

7.  We are currently shopping for a new car. A minivan. Right now these are our top three choices in order:
-Honda Odyssey
-Toyota Sienna aka the swagger wagon
-Kia Sedona

What do you recommend? We can't go by my judgment because I decided that the Toyota Sienna was for me based on this commercial alone. What does that tell you? 

It is very late here so I will have to choose the award victims nominees another day.


Covering Blue said...

I just got a Vitamix as a Christmas gift and I LOVE it! I've already made so many things with it, like really tasty peanut butter and frozen yogurt! Super handy to have around when your kids live off of pb&j.

Meadowlark said...

I'm with you on the balloon thing. I hate them.

Momma Hen said...

I love love your bookshelves. Mine are a huge mess of messiness. You give me something to aspire to!

Joshkie said...

You are going to have to get the Toyota Sienna: as, I wouldn't be happy with anything less after watching that video, and I don't think you could settle for less ether.

Swagger Wagon all the way... Yo.

Mandy said...

Congrats on your award!

Kennyo said...

The not needing a cell phone surprised

I would go with the HOnda..

My bubby has a good car blog, you could find some good info there

Anonymous said...

I recommend not getting a mini van. A swat co in a mini van. Really? :)

mrs. fuzz said...

Lt- Isn't that just like you to say something like that. :)

Jenney said...

Hmmm, my recommendation is the Chrysler Town and Country. I know it isn't on your list, but having grown up with a dad in the car industry, we are all about American Made cars. And my dad didn't even work for Chrysler :o)
Anyway, we LOVE ours and it has been great.

Rebecca said...

I hear ya on the organization. Wish you luck in the mini van search. Can't help you. We opted to stop having kids so I wouldn't have to drive one of those things. Toyota seems to have a good one. at least I like their commercials LOL watched them on u tube. a real crack me up. not that you'd buy a van due to their slick advertising campaign.
Just posted some funny, hope you'll be by to possibly relate :-)

PoliceCookie said...

hello! I love this blog!
I just made my own over at
I am very new to this but I really appreciate that there are others out there wanting to connect :)

Meadowlark said...

Police cookies... interesting.
once someone clicks on the link, let me know what's there.

I'm a computer forensic geeks wife... we're terrified of the word "cookies" ;)

constant listener said...

I second Jenney's recommendation. i live in Michigan and my dad worked for GM for 42 years. Support an American made, American based corporation, not those from either Japan or Korea, as the profits go back there. BTW - looked at a Chevy Traverse or Equinox?

BTW - my dumb ass mother in law owns an Odessy - cheaply made and quality isn't there.