Saturday, February 13, 2010

Let's be Honest

KarenG over at Coming Down the Mountain: From Reclusive Writer to Published Author was kind enough to bestow my blog with this award. Thank you so very much KarenG. Such excitement. My second award in as many weeks. Grinning from ear to ear.

Rules are:
1. List ten honest things about myself.
2. Pass the award along to ten Wonderful Blogs

OK here it goes:

1. I hate milk. It turns my stomach.

2. I have always wanted long shiny hair to toss over my shoulder. Oh and a straight nose.

3. I hate four way stops. It's like playing chicken. Roundabouts people!

4. I can only drive a stick shift car in Ireland. I can't work a stick shift with my right hand. (I know!!)

5. I hate driving in the snow, during summer construction, actually I hate driving in the US. They drive on the wrong side of the road here.

6. I always go off sweets and deserts for Lent. More for losing the winter lbs than a sacrifice thing.

7. I was one of those annoying people who could eat as much of anything I liked and not gain weight. Well those carefree days are now gone. :(

8. I love bookstores. I walk up and down the aisles picking up books I want until I can't carry anymore. Then I must choose. First telling myself, just one. Well maybe two, oh go on take three....Get the drift!

9. I have a weakness for shoes. Carrying on the same way with the shoes as I do in point 8 with books. Trips to shoe shops are limited for various reasons. Closet space being one. Scolding bank manager being another.

10. I love the smell and sound of the sea. I miss it when I am in Wisconsin. I spend part of everyday walking the beach when I am home.

I am passing this award onto the following Wonderful Blogs:

Barbara at From My Kitchen Table

Brigid at Sort of Witty

Niamh at Irish Wanderings

Katherine at Crystal Jigsaw

Old Kitty at Ten lives and second chances

Nedine at Nedine Says

Alison at Head Above Water

Susannah at The Streaming Now-everyday things


Suzanne at Tales of Extraordinary Ordinariness


Old Kitty said...


Aha!! A fellow shoe-fetishist blogger! Hoooray!! Finally I don't feel so alone...! Especially when facing said bank manager - what killjoys eh?LOL!!

What a great award. Congratulations!!!!!!

Aw and thank you for nominating me!! How exciting.

Darn, I have to think of 10 honest things now... hmmmm...

1) Very happy to find a fellow shoe-obssesive..


Take care

Ann said...

Hi Old Kitty,
We should form a shoe obssesive self help group.
I am sure there is more than two us out here in blogsphere!

KarenG said...

Ann, so interesting how much we can learn about someone with ten honest answers! I feel like i know you better now, and you're the kind of book shopper we all love lol!

Suzyhayze said...


Thank you so much. I've been a poor commenter lately, but I am so grateful for this award. XO

# 3. ME TOO!


And thanks for the great links. I'll check out each one.

Susannah said...

Thanks very much Ann :-)

I will have to start thinking about 10 honest things! Did you find this easier than the one word answers?

I loved hearing your 10 things and I am with you on number 10! I love the Sea and live much too far from it, so don't visit it often enough.

Thanks again :-)

Barbara Scully said...

Hello Ann

Thank u so much - first award for my new look blog... will get my thinking cap on. Dont want to be presumptious but are you also handing me the other award too - the over the top
one? If so I am blowed away altogether... if not I am still very delighted and excited!!!

Niamh said...

Long shiny hair, don't we all dream that one? Thanks Ann!

Ann said...

Hi KarenG, Have I given away all my secrets! :)

Hi Suzy, You too! I tremble at 4 way stops. It is like that game of roulette in the Deer Hunter to me.

Hi Susannah, This was only slightly easier than the one word award. I don't ponder on my likes, dislikes etc. As a Mother of 4 I had little time for pondering on things about myself. It was enough for me to just make it from morning to night with my sanity. :)

Hi Barbara, Yes I did leave you two awards. The Over the Top and the Honest Scrap. Your blog deserves them!

Hi Niamh, Long shiny hair is your dream too!

Plain Jane said...

I live by a roundabout and I consider it an adrenaline rush every time I use it. Five spokes, 35 mph, nobody using their blinker, other people stopping for no reason. I guess it is all about practice, but it sure is faster than the 4way stops. Loved your list!

Ann said...

Ahh you see Jane that is the problem, the lack of indicators! Must use indicators. There is one roundabout in Eau Claire. I believe hubby, our children and I are the only people in EC who actually know the roundabout etiquette of indicators! Glad you enjoyed my list.

Patricia Stoltey said...

I love your list -- we have a lot in common except for the shoe thing. When I retired I promised myself I'd never wear high heels or panty hose again--ever. Mostly I wear Reebocks, but I secretly covet a pair of cowboy boots just once in my life. Maybe I'll put that on my bucket list.

Also many thanks for a nice list of new blogs to visit. I love that.

walk2write said...

Thanks again, Ann. I had to laugh about the roundabouts. First time I encountered one of those was while visiting family in Boston, and I wasn't even driving yet. My mom and I struggled to keep a straight face while my dad went in circles for what seemed like an eternity. You know, the rules for this award may be more difficult than the one-word answers. It will take me a while...

Dot-Com said...

Always great fun to learn new things about other bloggers :) Congrats on the award!

Ann said...

Hi Patricia, Cowboy boots...A touch of wild west about you then.

Hi walk2write, I am sure you have a Proper name? We travelled to London visiting friends and were on the roundabout outside London, also going around and around, until we finally figured out our turn off. But we made it! Look forward to reading your ten honest points.

Hi Dot-Com, Thanks for stopping by. Drop by again. I love visitors.

menopausaloldbag (MOB) said...

Well I poped over to say thank you for your comment and stayed to read for a while. I can see the Celtic influence in your writing. A very easy going, thoroughly entertaining read. I feel rested after visiting you, like sitting in a book store in a large comfortable chair completely undisturbed. Thanks, a great way for me to start the day.