Sunday, November 22, 2009

Honest Scrap

Scrap means left over, fragments, discarded material. Many times truth and honesty are discarded material, considered fragments and left over. People like us need to tell it like it is, and let the scraps fall where they will.

I received the Honest Scrap Award from Sam at A Place I Call My Own. So, thanks Sam! The rules of the award are as follows:

  1. Thank the person who gave the award and list their blog and link it.
  2. Share "10 Honest Things" about yourself.
  3. Present this award to 7 others who blogs you find brilliant in content and/or design, or those who have encouraged you.
  4. Tell those 7 people they've been awarded Honest Scrap and inform them of these guidelines in receiving the award.

10 Honest Things

  1. I love languages (especially Spanish and French). I would love to go to school for linguistics.
  2. I used to be afraid of snakes and just learned how to hold one where I volunteer. Eek.
  3. If I won the lottery I would take a year with a pop-up camper and travel to all fifty states, saving Hawaii for last.
  4. I feel better when I read.
  5. I miss living close to my family but secretly I enjoy being far away.
  6. I would love to write short stories for a living.
  7. Summer is my favorite season. All of the clothes in the winter make me claustrophobic.
  8. I'd rather eat pretzels than a chocolate bar.
  9. If I could live anywhere for a year I would move to France.
  10. I am not a cook. Restaurant reservations have been made for Thanksgiving!
I hereby officially nominate the following seven folks for the Honest Scrap Award!
  1. Deidre at Decoybetty. I love to read about Deidre's adventures in Australia, especially when there are dudes involved!
  2. Lolly at Enchantingly Ludicrous. Lolly is the only blogger-friend I have met in real life and I recall she kicks ass at darts. I enjoy reading about Lolly's balance of motherhood, school, and fun.
  3. San Diego Writer Girl at Lisa Wants the Floor. Lisa has a beautiful style of writing and has been great encouragement.
  4. A.B. at The A-List. A.B. is funny when she's bitter, and she runs a lot!
  5. The Maiden Metallurgist at The Maiden Metallurgist. I love to read about the Maiden's adventures in Chicago and she always posts the best pictures. She has also taught me how to spell "metallurgist."
  6. Jacob at Busy Busy Busy. It is fun to read about Jacob's transition into the "real world." He is funny and articulates beautifully the struggle of early mornings, coworker fridges, and office etiquette.
  7. Lora at Fever. Lora is one of the first blogs I followed. She is brilliant and encouraging.


  1. cool! now that you mention it, i remember playing darts with you, bobaloo and jillian- i think i just got lucky.
    i wish we'd go out for thanksgiving...i don't like any of the tradional foods that my family insists on.

  2. Thank you! I'm totally honoured. oooh, what kind of restaurant are you going to?

  3. Thanks for sharing the links to even more great blogs!

  4. thank you so much, especially for your kind words!

    also, I didn't know that you know Lolly for reals! Josephine is the prettiest baby girl ever, I swear.
    And tell Lolly that I need an update.
    (But don't make me sound like a stalker, even tho I kinda am)

  5. I am ridiculously scared of snakes--you're so brave for holding one! Where do you volunteer?

  6. I would soo live in France if I could too!

    I like your blog so far!
    Check out mine if you want at

  7. Hey, thanks for the nomination. I appreciate it!

  8. Thanks man! Sorry I'm a little late to the party on this one, it somehow escaped my notice!


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