Linda at The Good, The Bad, The Worst gave me the Honest Scrap award. This is the first award I ever saw awarded when I was a baby blogger and I've coveted it ever since; how did she know that I wanted it so badly?
Not only do I love the way it sounds when you say it, I like what it means to...that I open my mouth (or, in the case of the blog world, open my laptop), that the crap that ensues is honest and heartfelt. I never meant for this blog to grow beyond my family and friends, but I love that it has and I've met so many new friends through blogging.
So, this is what Linda had to say about me (awww, shucks):
Gun Diva at Just Another Perfect Day is a great storyteller! This awesome lady wore cowboy boots with her wedding dress and totally rocked both!
You know, since I really, really want to sell my book, the fact that she called me a good storyteller made my day even better! And, yes, I did wear cowboy boots with my wedding dress.
Of course, there are rules. The first is to brag on the award (see above), give heartfelt thanks to the giver of said award (okay, I may have made that up), pass on the award to other bloggers (I'll get to that in a minute), and tell ten honest things about myself (that's gonna be hard to do - what don't you guys know about me?).
Deb at Menopausal New Mom, gets this award. I'm pretty sure she's received it in the past, but she's amazing and honest about how hard it can be to raise children.
Crazy Texas Mommy also gets this award, as her brand of honesty keeps me in stitches. One of these days when she's a world famous blogger, I hope she remembers me.
And I know Ashinators new best gay friend, T!nK (it's okay, I can call him that - he said so), has already received this award, but he deserves it. His honesty earned him an honorable discharge from the Army under Don't Ask, Don't Tell (which, while we're being honest, is absolute bullshit).
I can't give this award to everyone on my blog roll, but I so would! If I don't like the blog and find it award-worthy, I don't hit the follow button. It's pretty simple.
Ten Things About GunDiva:
- I hate my first name because it reminds me of my great-grandmother who was a million and five years old when I was born on her birthday. Don't get me wrong, I loved my Little Lita, but she looked like one of those shriveled up apple granny dolls.
- All three of my children are birth control failures: Digger = OrthoNovum; Ashinator = Ortho777; Monster = OrthoTriCyclen. At 23, I had a knock-down, drag-out fight with my doctor for a tubal ligation. I'm still afraid of getting pregnant and it's been almost fifteen years.
- I've never owned a new-new vehicle, and I want one. All of my cars have been disposable that I can pay for up front and not have a payment hanging over my head (well, all except for one, but he got that in the divorce).
- I *barely* graduated from college and am now a college instructor (how's that work?). I obviously learned a thing or two, but it didn't show in my grades. I also had a lousy advisor who had me retake 26 credits, assuring me that the better grades would replace the bad ones. Guess what? He was wrong and my GPA suffered for it.
- I applied to med school and didn't get in. I rocked my MCATs, but my abysmal GPA worked against me. It worked out for the best in the long run.
- I'm terrified of needles. When I'm in control of them, it's all good, but if you aim the pointy end toward me, we're going to have problems.
- I'm the oldest of four children (and the best, if you ask me).
- I was a single mom for almost twelve years.
- I have threatened to kill someone and was ready to back it up (stalkers beware).
- I really, really want TALES FROM THE TRAIL to sell. Keep sending good vibes to Johnson Publishing in Boulder, Colorado. I want to see my book on the shelves, for sale, and I want to see it happen soon.