Saturday, March 2, 2013

More Than You Ever Wanted to Know - Liebster Edition

My ghost-writer must be doing a bang-up job because Marissa, over at Confessions of a Failing Domestic Goddess has awarded me a Liebster Award!  And, yes, I’m aware that I was awarded back in January, but the award show had to be postponed until today. You people know I buy my formal wear at Target and they just haven’t had anything appropriate to wear until now. 

Okay, so I’m supposed to post 11 random facts about myself, answer the questions they have posted for me, list my nominees, and create 11 new questions for the bloggers I pass the award onto.  Then I go and let each blogger know about the award by posting on their page.  Man I love wielding this much power! 

Random Facts About Damn!

  1. I smell my floss after flossing each tooth. I don’t know why I do this, I’ve tried to stop, but it appears to be some pre-programmed arm movement.  And I’m gonna be honest with you, it doesn’t always smell good. 
  2. I’ve never knowingly farted in front of another person… EVER.  Keep in mind that I’m 42 years old, was married for 12 years and have had a child.  Pret-ty impressive.
  3. I LOVE undercooked pancakes.  Like reeeeaaaallllyyyy undercooked.  I’ve been known to take a pancake and dip it into the batter.
  4. I’ve got the kind of road rage that could propel me to shoot people.  Actually shoot people.
  5. I can’t eat popsicles or watch anyone else eat them because the stick in the middle makes me all bajigity.  And when other people are finishing their popsicles and put the stick in their mouth to lick it clean…seriously, you should see the look on my face as I type this.  I guess it’s the equivalent of others hearing fingernails on the chalkboard – which, by the way, doesn’t bother me at all.
  6. I can recite the quadratic formula.  This was my go-to party trick when I wanted to impress a guy.  Probably explains more than I’d care to look into…
  7. My ex-husband and I are the closest of friends.  This works for us and for our son.
  8. When I was 40 I went on a cruise with a bunch of my friends and a very hot 25 year old hit on me… we continued to see each other for about 3 months after that cruise.  HIGHLY recommend this for any of my single friends…HIGHLY recommend.
  9. I’ve never understood the fascination with Starbucks.  I have been there twice in my life and that’s only because I was in the car with friends who were going there.
  10. I’ve never broken a bone in my body.  Not even a finger or a toe.
  11. My life is exactly like the tv show, “The New Adventures of the Old Christine.”  Not even kidding.
My Questions from Marissa

  1. Can you name three blogs that you read regularly?  I have four blogs that I read every time they post – Confessions of a Failing Domestic Goddess, The Girl Next Door Drinks and Swears, Four Eyed Momster and Bad Word Mama - you should read them, too!
  2. Are you brand-loyal to any product? Kraft Macaroni and Cheese and Burt’s Bees lip balm (I think I have 12 in my purse at any given time) 
  3. Do you think of yourself as a leader or a follower?  I don’t know, what do you guys think?  Follower – all. the. way.  Being a leader gives me anxiety.  Unless we’re talking about my household.  I’m General of that bitch.
  4. Given the chance, what would you go back and change in your past?  I would’ve told a certain boyfriend to kiss my ass after our first fight and not wasted 4 years of my life in nowhereville.
  5. If you had one last meal, what would it be?  Sancho Enchilada Style, sweet sauce and chips from Mexican Villa in Springfield, MO; New China’s Crab Rangoon in Lewisville, TX; and the Asahi Tower from Asahi in Flower Mound, TX.  I’d die a very happy girl.
  6. Are you a side sleeper, back sleeper or tummy sleeper?  Tummy, but with my right leg pulled up to my side and a pillow under my right arm. 
  7. What was the reason for the last time you cried?  Let's see...I think it was when the waffles popped out of the toaster.  People, I cry at everything.  But the last thing that truly made me break down was a conversation with my mom.
  8. Favorite Movie – Whoa!  Tough one – I like different movies for different reasons.  But if I had to choose the one I can watch over and over again, it would be The Hangover – I own 2 copies in case one gets broken.
  9. If the summary of your life had a theme song, what would it be?  Who are you When I’m Not Looking by Blake Shelton.  I appear to have it all together on the surface, but when no one’s looking, I’m a hot mess who eats undercooked pancakes. 
  10. What are you wearing right now?  I’m wearing a holey t-shirt and jammie pants with little yellow ducks on them.  And I'm wearing them well.
  11. Favorite TV series?  Ooo….it’s a tie between Homeland, News Desk and Shameless (all Showtime series – all fantastic!)  If you’re looking for network shows, then Parenthood or Southland.

Now for my nominees!  I’m only nominating 5, because 11 is hard work.  You’re cool with this, yes? (click on them, go read - you won't be sorry!)

Happy Mommy of 4 Babies  
Raising Wild Things

Questions for my nominees
  1. When was the last time you were truly embarrassed?  I want the story.
  2. Have you ever had a Brazilian wax?
  3. Let’s say you’re passive aggressive, like I am.  Pretend I’m the person you’d love to tell off, but never would to his/her face.  Let me have it.
  4. Have you ever looked through someone’s phone without them knowing?
  5. Toilet paper – over or under?
  6. What is your guilty pleasure?
  7. Name 3 blogs that you regularly read.
  8. The stupidest thing you did to impress a guy.
  9. If you were a superhero, what would your super power be?
  10. What would your superhero name be?
  11. Manscaping – Preferred?  Or not so much?

Marissa, thank you so much for this award!  And thank you for being a great support!


  1. Congrats on the Leibster! I have to say that pancake one was weird!!! I've never heard of that. But then when I picture dipping pancakes into pancake batter I was like...yum?

    Have a good weekend!

    1. I know I'm weird, but it's really good! Thank you for the congrats and for reading!

  2. I made your blog! Woohoo! I feel famous.

    Also, I feel like you should know: 1, 2 (people don't believe me about that either), 4, 10. I'm serious.

    1. No one believes me on #2, either! And you do #1, too!? I truly thought I was the only one on the planet! So funny. And you are famous without the mention in my blog! Your Texas post got shared by 4 of my friends after I posted it on my personal side. I think 4 or 5 of my personal friends are following you on FB because of it. It was AWESOME!

    2. Thanks for sharing it on your personal page! And then some of your friends shared it?! Nuh uh. That makes me so happy to know! I wish I could see when that happens. Stupid Facebook. I also forgot - the questions 4&6 that you answered are the same for me. Fortunately, though, my time waste was 3 years instead of 4. I kinda want to send him a thank you note, though, for being an ass. Because I shudder to imagine what would have happened had I not finally gotten the good sense to get rid of that douche.

    3. They sure did! Shelly Varin and Shelsey Duncan two I can remember. But, yes - big hit here. Ya know why? Cuz we Texans stick togetha! (Renee Tooley, Ginny Spicer and Pam MacRae are my other friends who follow you ;))

      If I could send Buddy Lane (yes, Buddy freakin' Lane was his name) a letter, it would be a thank you, because without him I would still think nice guys were just too nice.

      Gotta wade through the shit to get to the good stuff, ya know?

  3. Whoa. Never farted in front of ANYONE?! Oh gosh. I think it'd be easier for me to name the people I HAVEN'T farted in front of. No joke. I'm not, like, nasty about it. I'm more like 'don't walk over there, 'cause you may not like the air...' And I farted while my OB was checking my cervix for dilation with my first baby. And then I laughed and farted once more on accident. It was horrible. But a good story now.
    I, too, have never broken a bone! People always think that's crazy.

    I'm so glad you did this! You're cooler than I even thought. Without trying, which makes you cooler.

    Also, you gave really great questions at the end and now I have Liebster envy to the people that get to answer them. My questions were lame. Boo.

    1. ha! I love that your list of who you haven't farted in front of is shorter than the list of those you have. AND...the story of your OB!!?? You have GOT to write a post about that. Holy schmoly, I'm still laughing at that!

      Thanks for saying I'm cook without trying - xo

      And your questions were NOT lame! No need for Liebster Envy!

  4. Congratulations on this wonderful award.

  5. I just love that you would share something like #1. You. Freaking. Rock. It's sort of weird but not a whole lot different than me biting the inside of my mouth - and I've NEVER SHARED THAT WITH ANYONE (accept my husband and dentist - luckily they're not the same). It sort of hurts but I can't help it! It's a stress thing.

    And are you freaking serious!? #2 I have STORIES based on a single fart! Whole STORIES!! How do you do it? Do you just not socialize or shop? I MUST know - I'm sure it would make my life much easier!! LOL

    I think I'm a partial #5 - I think it's because I fear getting a wood sliver on my tongue. Seriously. Is this rational? I don't know. But it's true.

    Okay and what the F is a number 6? But let me warn you, if I have to stop drinking to understand it...never mind.

    And lastly, #9, I'm with you. I don't get it. I mean, sure...good coffee and all but, really?

    Good job, Girl. Loved it. Did I mention I used to live in Texas? I'm beginning to wonder if I need to move back, considering three of the blogs that I've most recently fallen in love with are connected to the state...but I don't want a boob job. And I don't want to have to shop at Cavenders anymore. But I do miss me some dancing at Cowboys!! OH Yea! Will you dance with me at Cowboys if I move back? Ha!!

    1. Okay, I do the biting the side of the mouth thing, too. I like it when it gets almost like a welt and then I run my tongue over it so much my tongue starts to ache from reaching on "that" side of my mouth. It's game over when it gets too rough like sandpaper, though. Gotta find the sweet spot between welt and rough. God, I'm certifiable, aren't I?

      #1, I know I'm a freakshow - #2 - it's never happened. I loved the story about you being the first one to fart in front of your now husband.

      #6 is the only thing I remember from Algebra. And I didn't say I understood it, I can just recite it. In fact, it rolls off the tongue much easier after a few...So keep on drinking.

      Lastly, no boob job here I don't shop at Cavender's, but HELL YES I will go dancing with you at Cowboys!!! I think the Texas blogs are a sign. Think it over... (thanks for the great words)

  6. You can fit 12 boxes of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese into your purse?! It must be like Mary Poppins' carpet bag!

    And now I know what I will order next time I'm at Mexican Villa.

    1. ha! No, 12 Burt's Bees lip balms. But if I could fit 12 boxes of Mac 'n Cheese in my purse, you bet they'd be in there!

      Highly recommended dish...grew up on it! Thanks for reading!

  7. Thank you thank you thank you! Can't wait to get on this. Not in a creepy sexual way. You know what I mean. Now, to think of my questions...

    Raising Wild Things

    1. You're very welcome! I found you through Funny is Family, and I love your writing. Plus, you've got cred, so no wonder you're a natural :) Can't wait to read yours!

  8. Congratulations on your Liebster Award! So well deserved! It was great getting to know you better--even the hilarious stuff about the dental floss. Now the 3 month fling with the 25 year old...ohhh, I would LOVE to hear more about that.

    1. Thanks, Meno-Mama! I'm glad all of my ridiculous neuroses and habits entertained you. Now about that 25 year was a helluva 3 months! (wouldn't trade the man in my life now for him...but it was fun!) Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. It makes me feel pretty cool, when I'm reciting it, I must say. Thanks for stopping by and reading!

  10. I totally get the dental floss thing. It's like, "That smell used to be in my teeth, but now it's not." Makes you feel like you've accomplished something. Sort of like getting a splinter out or popping a pimple. Also, I can recite the first paragraph of the Declaration of Independence and all of the Gettysburg Address. But no equations. And never at parties, though I'm reconsidering that now.

    Great post. Don't know how I missed it the first time around.

    1. Thank you on the floss thing! You're one of two people who didn't make me feel like this was the weirdest thing in the history of ever. And you nailed it - is IS like I've accomplished something!

      I highly suggest you whip out a little Gettysburg at your next gathering. Like cat nip!

    2. I was hoping for Spanish fly, but I'll take catnip.