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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Yes, I Did THAT

I know, I know, some of you are so over awards. But, I can't help it, I still like getting them!



But, for your trouble of reading all this, I'll tell you some random stuff about me along the way: the stories that I don't usually tell. You know, the goofy stories that you tell about the stupid things you did back when you were a "kid," most of which you try to pretend didn't happen.






Sara at Sarah Spelled Without an H gave me this Stunning Award.


What can I tell you about a Marilyn moment? Hmm. Back when I was 24, I was dating a LOT. But, usually not seeing the same guy twice- that is what happens when you are a single girl in a town with a gigantic military base. I was at a bar with this guy(no idea what his name was now) and he started talking about not wanting to see anyone else. I was like whoa, slow down, we don't even know each other. It completely freaked me out. So, I excused myself from the table, walked over to a group of guys, threaded my arm through the arm of the best-looking guy and whispered, "You have got to save me," while squeezing his big arm muscle, batting my eyes, and giving him my best flirty look. We ended up leaving and going to a different bar to get away from the other guy, who kept shooting our group pissed off looks. I shot him a smile as we walked out of the bar, though. That's probably as close as I get to Marilyn.


I'm giving this blog award to Alexis at Running Away? I'll Help You Pack. She's one of my newer blog buddies, but I already feel like I've known her forever and we'd totally have each other's backs in the battle against the motherbitches.




I got the Sunshine Award from Ms. Bibi at From Misery to Happiness in 365 Days and from Tammy at Tammy's Two Cents.





Sunshine? There was this guy once, who was always calling me his sunshine. He wrote some cheeseball song about it. When my apartment was flooded from a hurricane, I stayed with him for a few days(in his guest bedroom, people!). But, I went out on a date with another guy and had to stop in at the apartment to get my id. It was late and I didn't wake up the guy who was letting me stay there, just grabbed my id and dashed back out the door. But, he heard me and ended up chasing the car down the street, in nothing but his boxers, yelling at me to come back. I found another place to stay the next day. I did NOT want to be his Sunshine.




I'm passing this Sunshine Award along to Chelle at The Winey Mommy, because she spells her name the way that Hubs spells my name AND because her husband is in the Air Force and is going to Haiti to help(or already left? I'm off on my timing here). But, I think she could use some sunshine.






I ♥ your blog award from Kmama at The Daily Dribbles.
Let's see. Hmm...here's something that I loved to do, that I've only ever done once and probably won't ever do again. On my 28th birthday, I went skinny dipping in the ocean at night. It felt wonderful. It was a little scary since it was a public beach and I kept thinking of getting caught and having it end up in the paper and all my students' parents knowing. Don't know what I thought was going to happen- maybe that they were going to put a pic of it in the paper and then I'd never get my teaching job back due to that fun little morality clause in my teaching contract. Yup, I was paranoid. But, I still loved doing it. Only Hubs was with me, btw.


I'm passing this along to Stephanie at The Blue Zoo. She's another mama in a house full of boys and I can so relate to her.




Finally, I got the loyalty makes for blog royalty award from The Wifey at The Wifey Blogs.



Royalty: I used to put on my tiara when I was teaching middle school and tell my students they must listen to the queen. My assistant principal saw me wearing it, rolled her eyes and said, "Out of all my teachers, if I had to guess which one of you would walk around with a tiara, I would have picked you." I decided to take that one as a compliment.

If I'm ever on a blog and someone gives an award to all their followers, I never take it. I would probably make an exception for one that had the word fabulous in it, though.

But, really, this last one is for all of you. If you feel like you need to have done something for it: if you commented on one or more of my posts this week, this award is my thanks.

Okay, now that I've told you some embarrassing stories about me, I'm signing off.

Be sure to check out some of these fabulous blogs!

Stay tuned for a video of Hubs, Bil, and my Just Dance marathon from last night.

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39 Comments:

Blogger Adoption of Jane said...

G'mornin' Shell... enjoyed your post!

January 23, 2010 at 8:25 AM  
Blogger Shirley said...

Morning! Congrats on your awards!

January 23, 2010 at 9:12 AM  
Blogger singedwingangel said...

Lmbo those were cute stories.. eek on the skinny dipping Ihave doneit once in ourhome pool when the kids were gone lol

January 23, 2010 at 9:14 AM  
Blogger gina said...

Wow- you 're a wild one. ;)


Yeah for the video soon to be posted!

January 23, 2010 at 9:27 AM  
Blogger Vodka Logic said...

Brave girl to skinny dip at the beach.. Jaws came to mind.

Congratulations on your awards

January 23, 2010 at 9:44 AM  
Blogger Mrsblogalot said...

congrats on the stunning awards!!!!!!!

January 23, 2010 at 9:57 AM  
Blogger Alexis AKA MOM said...

OMGosh how did you know I have this total crazy obsession with Marilyn? I could only wish to have a Marilyn moment ... LOL

Girl you know it I got your back anytime!

Muah!!

January 23, 2010 at 10:09 AM  
Blogger Bethany said...

Isn't Follow Friday great! I am a new follower, and look forward to reading lots more of your great posts!
Bethany

Stop by and say hi!

January 23, 2010 at 10:15 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

So happy for all of you awards. My Poser friend Alexis does rock..

January 23, 2010 at 10:43 AM  
Blogger Eternal Lizdom said...

I'm off to visit the blogs you think highly enough of to offer them awards!!

And LOVE the dating stories! Ha!

January 23, 2010 at 10:50 AM  
Blogger The Blue Zoo said...

Aw, shucks! Thanks a bunch!!

Loved hearing about your wild days! Makes me remember mine though - eek! lol

January 23, 2010 at 10:53 AM  
Blogger beenomom said...

Wow, congrats on all the awards! Your blog is great, and honest, and your always good for a laugh, especially when you talk about the motherbitches!!!

Keep up the good work!

January 23, 2010 at 11:16 AM  
Blogger Reaper said...

Shell you are such a giver.. those are so hard to find in our times...

beautiful....

January 23, 2010 at 11:25 AM  
Blogger Steven Anthony said...

congrats on the awards, loved the stories...lol

January 23, 2010 at 11:25 AM  
Blogger Evonne said...

Congrats on your awards! I love the stories!

January 23, 2010 at 11:45 AM  
Blogger Kmama said...

Look at all your awards!!

I went skinny dipping once too, only there was a group of us. Yes, we were insanely drunk. I still can't believe we did that!

January 23, 2010 at 11:59 AM  
Blogger Aha! It's The Obnoxious SAHM said...

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January 23, 2010 at 12:30 PM  
Blogger Aha! It's The Obnoxious SAHM said...

congrats to you!
caught u from SITS

January 23, 2010 at 12:31 PM  
Blogger cindi said...

Congrats on all the awards. You had me laughing as I read all your stories. I'm stopping by from Follow Me Friday. I'm hosting a giveaway if you are interested.

January 23, 2010 at 12:43 PM  
Blogger Chief said...

waiting for the video

more awards! thanks for leaving me out :(

Just jokes... joshing with ya

awards stress me out

January 23, 2010 at 1:06 PM  
Blogger Mae Rae said...

Well deserved all the way around. My honey and I live on a lake in the summer. Sometimes skinny dipping is the best way to swim..Youare on the ocean, take a chance!

January 23, 2010 at 1:35 PM  
Blogger Corrie Howe said...

You were a feisty one when you were single. Thanks for sharing some insights into your past. ;-)

January 23, 2010 at 2:02 PM  
Blogger Tracie said...

Congrats on your awards!

I think if we'd met IRL when we were younger, we would have gotten along just fine. Or we'd have killed each other because we're so similar. :)

Smooches!

January 23, 2010 at 2:50 PM  
Blogger The Wifey said...

Aw! Thanks for collecting it ;)

January 23, 2010 at 2:56 PM  
Blogger Midday Escapades said...

Congrats on your awards!!!! Your bar story sounds very similar to what I did at the skating rink when I was a teenager. We were such rebels! I miss dating.

January 23, 2010 at 4:14 PM  
Blogger adrienzgirl said...

Shell you and I are two peas in a pod sister!

Congrats on your award!

January 23, 2010 at 9:22 PM  
Blogger Desert Rose said...

Congratulations and Woot Woot to the skinny dipping!

January 23, 2010 at 9:34 PM  
Blogger InspiredDreamer said...

Wow, that's a great collection of awards you've got there!! I'm not sick of awards yet, are people out there sick of awards? Craziness! :)

Have an Extraordinary Day!

January 23, 2010 at 9:55 PM  
Blogger Heather @ Two Little Monkeys said...

Congrats on the awards.

January 23, 2010 at 10:01 PM  
Blogger Arizona Mamma said...

I never take them when they are given to a blogroll or "all my wonderful readers" either. Lame-O.

January 23, 2010 at 10:12 PM  
Blogger Ms Bibi said...

Check out all those awards....awesome.

You would be like my favorite teacher walking around with tiara on, you're a hoot.

January 23, 2010 at 10:21 PM  
Blogger ModernMom said...

Congrats on all of your awards! You are fabulous:)

January 23, 2010 at 10:30 PM  
Blogger AmericanTribal said...

Congratulations on your awards, getting awards is rad! :)
Thank you for stopping by my blog :)

January 23, 2010 at 11:16 PM  
Blogger Kimberly said...

I did the skinny dip in the Pacific. It was during the day. (Nude beach) The seals made me more nervous than the people.

Congrats on the awards. I love them too!

January 23, 2010 at 11:32 PM  
Blogger Mommy Taylor said...

Loved reading your stories from back in the day! Patiently waiting for the video!!!

January 24, 2010 at 12:57 AM  
Blogger HeartsMakeFamilies said...

Shell, congratulations on the award. THanks for joining the blog hop this week.

January 24, 2010 at 1:41 AM  
Blogger Dual Mom said...

Congrats on all the great awards!

January 24, 2010 at 9:26 AM  
Blogger Nathanael Rey said...

congrats!!!

January 24, 2010 at 5:02 PM  
Blogger Chelle said...

A guy I used to have a crush on at work {a long time ago!} used to call me Sunshine! Lmao!!

Congrats on all of the awards, girlfriend! I heart your blog--you deserve all of them!

ps-the husband? Prob not going to Haiti now...keeping my fingers crossed!

xoxo

January 24, 2010 at 9:26 PM  

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