30 January 2009

"Honesty is hardly ever heard. And mostly what I need from you." --Billy Joel

Good Friday, people.

Oh, my. I have received the Honest Scrap Award:

from the infamous, indefatigable, interesting, insouciant and--oh, wait this isn't the follow-the-letter-meme-thing. Never mind.

Anyway, thanks, f.B!

The rules: I have to tell you ten honest things about myself in writing and then tag ten people to pass it on.

So, here goes.

*getting hooked up to polygraph*

Is that really necessary? I thought only a scrap of this had to be honest...

*needle skips in huge arc across the paper*




1. I can bend my pinky without bending my other fingers. On either hand. Or both simultaneously. Creepy or cool? You decide.

2. I love chewy. Anything chewy. The chewier the better. It's all about the chewy. When it's not about the salty.

3. I Love Lucy. With a capital L.

4. I spent four years living on the bank of a river. (Although, not in a van eating government cheese.) Watching rain plink on the water was strobey and soothing all at the same time. I recommend living near a huge body of water. When you see something as enormous as a river every day, it definitely makes your troubles seem small.

5. Once I pick something, I hate to put it back. Even a lemon at the grocery store. I don't want to reject it.

6. On the first day of school (ever), I was told my actual name when the teacher called roll. I liked it. When I went home and a family member addressed me with the diminutive version, as usual, I informed them of what my proper name was. Nothing impresses like a five-year-old getting haughty.

7. I once "designed" my own clothes by cutting holes in the seams of a skirt and wearing this as a blouse. I liked it. I wore it in public. For about half an hour. Then I realized just how bad it looked.

8. I don't get why sometimes the formatting in Blogger works just fine and sometimes it's all flucked


9. The high school counselor who administered the aptitude test said I'd make a good judge. Where I am Judgy McJudgerson about everyone and everything, I never wanted the burden of deciding other people's fates.

10. I don't understand clowns. Well, I sorta... no, I don't. I don't understand clowns.

Sharing the thrill, I bestow this award on the following folks (some who read my site and some who don't) because I appreciate their honest scrapitude:

Zombie Fights Shark!

Who Invented Roses

The Life of Brian

Fearless in Toronto

Suburban Fizz


Church of the Big Sky

Malnurtured Snay

Travelin Through

Farm Fresh Meat

I'll trust the universe to inform those that need to know. Or not.


PQ said...

And uh...how old were you when you did #7? LOL

f.B said...

1 = very cool.

But I wanna know more about this living by a river story. I'd love to live near water...

fiona said...

No5 LMFAO! Now I know why you read my blog...bless your wee heart.
Thank you for the Award darlin !

Barbara said...

I like the story of turning your skirt into a blouse. I would call that resourceful.

I too realized how much I hated my nickname when those awful dolls appeared. It's hard to drop the only name you've ever been called for 10 years.

LiLu said...

I have a Lucy Vitameatavegamin lunchbox, amongst a ton of other Lucy paraphrenalia. I LOOOOOOOOOOVE Lucy. I used to stay up all night in high watching the reruns... I love the one where they flash backed to the cruise she met Ricky on! RIIIIIICKYYYYY

Mike said...

1. I just found out I can too.
2. The right kind of chewy (and sweet)
5. I'll talk to my shrink about this and get back to you.
10. They can actually be kinda' scary.

wv - quackas (you better not eat my quackas)

Jamie said...

Ack! I was hoping to escape without being tapped for one of these brutal exposures that seem to be going around the DC blogs. I would have gotten away with it, too, if it weren't for you meddling kids.

:-) All right... I'll find some scraps...

Reya Mellicker said...

#1 - definitely COOL

I don't understand clowns either. They creep me out.

lacochran said...

P.Q.: I'd like to say I was 5 but I was probably 14.

f.B: Do it! Just get flood insurance.

Fiona: You are no lemon, Darlin!

Barbara: Yes, having a bad connection like the doll would be much worse, I imagine. You're right. Change is difficult but, thankfully, possible.

LiLu: Good one! My favorite is when the four are driving to California and try to stay in that one room cabin by the train tracks. LMAO, is what I do.

Mike: On #1, welcome to an elite club. :) "wv- quackas"? I don't get it.

Jamie: You found good scraps indeed. Thanks for playing!

Reya Mellicker: The whole idea of masking your real emotions so you are always portraying only one emotion IS creepy.

Kate said...

Hmmm.... Living near the water. It's my dream.

lacochran said...

Kate: Mine, too.

ErinSlick said...

Ooh a challenge. Ten HONEST things about myself.. no lies? I'll have to give it a go.

lacochran said...

ErinSlick: Excellent! I believe you are the fourth on the list to comply. Thanks for playing. :)