I Come Back from 'Bama and I Win an Award!!

It's true people: I won an award!

Thank you to GK Adams over at The Life I Live...So You Don't Have To for nominating me! I'm truly honored! I'd like to thank my mom and dad for always believing in me, my boyfriend for finally starting to read this stuff, John Hamm for providing me with endless content, and my dog Gio for doing all of those things and more (except reading this stuff...I still don't think you can read, but there's so much I could still not know about what you do while I'm at work...)

Okay, I had to do that... I've never won an award before!!!

Now where are my flowers, daggommit?!?!

Okay, okay, okay, but seriously.... I guess what I'm supposed to do is:

A) Display the award on my blog.

B) Answer a bunch of questions about myself and stuff

and C) Nominate other bloggers to do the same!

So........

Why do you blog?

Well, I've always wanted to write, but I could never find my style... I tried fantasy for a while, because I'm a giant nerd and I loved that stuff as a kid, but I was no good at it.... Then I did start a blog just for my creative writing and such, but I wasn't updating enough... Anyway, I continued to blog on and off, once doing a travel blog about my time that I spent in England as a study abroad student, but once that ended, the blog did too... And then I discovered Jenny Lawson, aka The Bloggess. Her book cracked me up so much, and I realized that while I may never be as funny or creative as she is, that was the stuff I wanted to write: stuff about my awkwardness. More than anything, I wanted to make people laugh. And thus, my blog was born.

If you were trapped on a desert island, what book, DVD, food, cartoon character, or childhood game would you bring?

Dang, way to narrow it down to just one option, question asker... Ugh, I hate these questions, because as soon as I answer them, I change my mind...

Okay, let's see... Book? Does a whole series count? Like, I could totally bring Harry Potter with me and be fine.

DVD? Um... is there a DVD player on this island? If not, this seems like a trick and I don't like it. If there is, I'd probably bring my collection of Friends on DVD. I would want something to make me laugh... Or maybe I'd buy Gilligan's Island... I bet that could give me some ideas... DEFINITELY not Lost. That stuff would mess with my brain and make me paranoid.

Food? Twice baked potatoes. I could never turn those babies down.

Cartoon Character? Curious George. I feel like he might be useful.

Childhood Game? Um... The Game of Life. I always liked that game.

Share a funny joke or one-liner.

Okay, so I just learned this one from my brother-in-law when he was teaching it to my four-year-old niece.

"What's a pirate's favorite letter?"

"I don't know, Rrrrrr?"

"No! The C!!!" (best said in a pirate voice.)

What is your favorite thing about yourself?

Hmmmm... My optimism. I have an uncanny ability to see the best in everything and everyone.

What one word best describes you?

Quirky.

If you could have a lifetime supply of any candy/candy bar, what would it be?

Reese's Peanut Butter Cups - the standard version.

What fictional character do you relate to most?

Pippi Longstocking. I grew up with that girl as my hero and I don't know if that will ever change.

If you were to write the story of your life, what would you call it?

Not to steal GK's answer, but it's obviously already writing itself: Awkardly Alive and Pleasantly Peculiar.

Okay, and FINALLY, my nominees!!

Wandering Through Wonderland

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