Sunday, January 17, 2010

You Like Me! You Really Like Me!

It is a normal Sunday night over here, Chinese food and TV (Golden Globes) and reading through my blogroll.  

One of my blogfriends Kelly, at One Day At A Time  ,was posting about an award Kristen from Miss Prissy Paige  give her.  I greatly enjoyed reading Kelly's long list of personal facts....then I got to the bottom of her list....and she passed the award on to me!!!

This is only the second blog award I've ever received!! (I have a long overdue post about the Honest Scrap from Emily)

Kelly is great- go check her out, and we have much in common.  We were both teachers, and live in close proximity- but most significantly we both love cannolis.  Really, Kelly has a great blog that focuses on the positives.  She also shares great recipes- yum, yum. 

On to my fun facts:

1.  I grew up in Connecticut.  No, I don't play tennis, drive a Volvo or wear a sweater around my shoulders.
2. My younger sister is taller than me. 
3. Chester is the 4th Golden Retriever I've had.
4 & 5. I have a screw in my ankle from a swimming injury. Yes, swimming.  I was a competitive swimmer for 7ish years, but called it quits after two surgeries.
6.  I am a major night owl.  My want to teach at an elementary night school, but have yet to find one. 
7. I'm also a big, sentimental pack rat.  When I cleaned out my closet last summer, I found a box of stuff from middle school.  I had saved the change from post-graduation celebratory Friendly's ice cream.  (and I HATED middle school)
8. John and I both drive Ford Explores- our saving grace is that they are different colors.
9. John and I met at a Mardi Gras Party.
10.  John and I were introduced by our respective roommates.  They are now married too. 
11. I own 4 copies of the movie Grease.  
12.  Freshman year my college roommate's mom said our room was like "Martha Stewart on crack".  I took it as a compliment. 
13. I am almost always the DD, because I'm much more fun when NOT drinking.  And I'd rather save the calories for chocolate. 
14.  John and I got married on the quad of our college campus!  It was awesome!
15. My birthday is the day after my mom's.  

Now to pay it forward (in random order):

Lauren @ Lauren Makes - Lauren has great, creative crafty projects.  And none of them overwhelming.

Amigh @ My French Corner   - Amigh just finished a week of posts about wine. Enjoy!

Emily @ Imperfect -  While Emily claims to be imperfect, she sure has many perfectly awesome decorating and craft ideas. 

Kim @ Newlywoodwards - Kim was the mastermind beyond the DIY holiday blog party.  I don't know how she as the time to works, go to grad school and create (& post) lots of great projects. 

Sarah @ Jeune Maria - Sarah has such a glamors and fashionable style.  She always posts pretty pictures.  And you must see her wedding photos (and read the posts) it is incredible!  

Thanks again Kelly!


Kelly said...

Congrats, you deserve it! Thanks for the kind words! I have seen the Legwarmers they are my favorite cover band. I try to see them whenever they are in town! We do have a lot in common!

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

Thanks for the shout-out! You deserve it! =)

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

What a fun read!

Kristen @ Miss Prissy Paige said...

Thanks for participating in this, it's always so much fun to learn more about blog friends!

And I think I would have died and gone to heaven if someone referred to a room I lived in as "Martha Stewart on crack".

I'm wondering, where you went to school? I went somewhere and that had something called a Quad too...

Sarah - La Jeune Marie said...

Wow Leigh, Thank you! And congrats on your award! You deserve it truly!

Anonymous said...

Congrats! You rock!

Amigh said...

Leigh, congrats to you, and thank you from me. I will certainly pass it along.