Something you should know about me: I am the worst person, ever, when it comes to following up with stuff. This is partially because I really want to devote time and thought to my responses to things… which gets me in trouble, because I don’t exactly have a ton of time or thought to spare.
This is also true of submissions through my Contact Form.
It’s just that… I really love you guys. I love you guys SO much that I read your messages on the couch in my underwear, and I think, “This deserves a response that doesn’t come from me on the couch in my underwear. I’m going to wait until I’m at my desk, fully clothed, and provide a thoughtful, wonderful answer to this. Because I am a dignified adult.”
But then, days pass… and I’ve have spent time at a desk OR fully clothed – but never at the same time. And every time I walk by my office, my arm extends longingly to all the things I’m supposed to do and people I’m supposed to respond to…. And before you know it, I’ve become one of those awful people who makes you wait a month for me to email you back.
(Happy to report that as of RIGHT THIS MINUTE, I am fully caught up on all contact form submissions – and I would like to thank everyone who accepted my invitation to “geek out over Beatles trivia with me” quite literally. That was absolutely the most fun reading (and responding) I’ve had in a long time. Keep ’em coming, y’all. I’ll be better. I promise.)
All this to say, when the fabulous Sally over at Bungling Housewife nominated me for a Lovely Blog Award, I fell into my usual habits.
But NO MORE! Here I am, ready to accept my award, and become an active participant in the world around me.
The rules of The Lovely Blog Award:
- Thank the person who nominated you and link back to them in your post
- Share 7 things about yourself
- Nominate bloggers you admire
- Contact your chosen bloggers to let them know
Step One: Thank you to the lovely and wonderful Sally. Your blog is delightful, and I sleep with the lights on after horror movies, too.
Step Two: Okay, sure. Seven things about myself.
Thing About Myself # 1
When I was little (and watching a lot of I Love Lucy), I actually thought there was a time in history when the world was black and white. I wondered why we never learned about the transition to color in school.
Thing About Myself # 2
I can’t whistle or juggle. I’ve tried to learn so many times that I’ve come to the conclusion that maybe it’s actually physically impossible, and that every time I’ve seen someone do it it’s really just an illusion of some sort. If I were to ever see someone whistling and juggling at the same time… well that’d be just straight witchcraft.
Thing About Myself # 3
I gained the last name “Wittbrodt” at age 6, right when I was learning cursive… and never did get the hang of the lowercase B-R next to each other.
I got the B down…
And the R was straightforward enough…
But put them together – and then what? The B lands IN THE MIDDLE OF THE LINE. Your pencil is ALREADY UP THERE. Where do you start the R?!
As a result, from a young age I just adopted a capital-W-then-scribble-the-rest strategy for my signature… which still I use to this day.
Thing About Myself # 4
I am intolerant of intolerance, and sometimes I fear it might make me a hypocrite.
Thing About Myself # 5
Fun Fact: The movie “The Break-Up” ended my relationship with my high school boyfriend. We apparently identified too closely with the characters depicted, and argued all night defending them.
Granted, we were 17… and probably circling the drain anyway. But I still think it’s a funny story.
(RELATIONSHIP PRO TIP: If you and your significant other are on the rocks, play it safe – rent something else.)
Thing About Myself # 6
Yesterday someone said, “You couldn’t get all that done in one day, even if you had Hermione Granger’s time travel spell.”
And, to shatter any lingering hopes about my normalcy, I responded: “There’s no spell. It’s a time-turner necklace.”
Thing About Myself # 7
This blog post is what landed me my current writing job. Funny how life works out.
Step Three: All right y’all, here are the bloggers I nominate:
Thank you again to Sally, and happy Lovely Blogging everyone!