Sunday, September 20, 2009

Honest Crap

I changed the name from Honest Scrap to Honest Crap...Hope that's okay with you :)

Allegra and Tracy have both been huge blessings to me. I fell in love with their blogs separately and later learned they were cousins. I appreciate their honesty and friendship through this blogging world. I can not wait to meet these lovely ladies one day (hopefully soon)!

Here's what I'm supposed to do:

1.) Say thanks and give a link to the presenter of the award.
2.) Share "10 Honest Things" about myself.
3.) Present this award to 7 others whose blogs
I find brilliant in content and/or design, or those who have encouraged me.
4.) Tell those 7 people they've been awarded
HONEST SCRAP and inform them of these guidelines in receiving

Here goes...

1. I am a very honest person. If you ask me if something looks good on you and I don't think it does, you better believe that I will tell you.

2. I've had plastic surgery...not by choice. I suffered a bad sports accident that resorted to seven hours of reconstructive surgery, four metal plates, and a new orbital floor holding up my eye. LONG story...I will maybe get into it one of these days.

3. I have bits of OCD. Not really sure what you consider obsessive but let's just say I eat my food in even numbers.

4. I am currently loving all things Juicy. Perfume, clothes, accessories, etc.

5. I grew up thinking I was adopted. My family is VERY Irish...I do not look irish. They have the pale skin, freckles, green eyes, red hair. I don't. Growing up my older brother and sister used to tell me I was adopted. I believed them....One time our family was coming back into the US from Mexico. The border patrol asked me if they were my parents...I responded with "As far as I know". This of course led to secondary inspection. My mom to this day is still mad at me for that. I think she should be mad at my brother and sister for telling me I was adopted...It's not my fault I don't look like anyone in the family and believed my siblings. The first time I saw my birth certificate I seriously studied that thing up and down just to make sure.

6. My dad is my hero. There is not one thing about my him that I don't love. He is my safety and sanity.

7. I am not a girly girl. I just recently started wearing dresses. I think I only own two, but it's a start. I gave my childhood best friend a picture of me from a dance in high school. She freaked out because I was in a dress that was pink, and had makeup on.

8. I love ALL sports. It doesn't matter who is playing, what sport it is, I'll be watching.

9. I come from a LARGE family. My dad comes from a family of 8, my mom from a family of 6, and I a family of 4. I could not even tell you how many first cousins I have on my dads side. To me, the more the merrier.

10. I HATE HATE HATE when people keep their Christmas lights up year round. I'm sorry if you are one of these people. If you are, we can no longer be friends.
*I was tagged twice in this and instead of boring you with 20 honest tid bits about me, I thought I would share 10 and then leave you with song lyrics that sum me up quite well.
Tim McGraw
The Cowboy In Me
I don't know why I act the way I do
Like I ain't got a single thing to lose
Sometimes I'm my own worst enemy
I guess that's just the cowboy in me
I got a life that most would love to have
But sometimes I still wake up fightin' mad
At where this road I'm heading down might lead
I guess that's just the cowboy in me
The urge to run, the restlessness
The heart of stone I sometimes get
The things I've done for foolish pride
The me that's never satisfied
The face that's in the mirror when I don't like what I see
I guess that's just the cowboy in me
We ride and never worry about the fall
I guess that's just the cowboy in us all
*Now the fun part, I'm choosing to tag:


  1. i love it all! LOVE learning more about you, Nora - you're fabulous...and one of these days i'll learn what 'eating my food in even numbers' means!

    xoxoxo - Happy Sunday.


  2. So much fun to learn more about you. I find those who leave their Christmas light up all year a bit annoying too. :)

  3. Haha...two dresses...really??!! We'll work on that. But i must say...those Dojo's looked FaB.u.LouS on you :)
    I would have never known the eye can't even notice...REALLY i swear.
    Honest Crap-You make me giggle like i'm making a music cd all over again. Have a wonderful week and talk to you soon.

  4. loved this honest CRAP! (too funny)...your sports injury sounds awful, I am so sorry. I also hate...and yes I know hate is a powerful word, christmas lights up all year round, isn't that funny, it bugs me so much! :)

  5. I loved learning more about you! Seriously. What fun Honest Crap you've shared ;)
    The adopted story is pretty funny!
    YES we do have to meet and will!! It IS a must if we end up making that drive in February like I am crossing my fingers for!! :)

  6. you are hilarious.
    love the part of "as far as in know.."

  7. Okay - in my defense with number 5 you have to admit it was funny! =) You did/do look like half the family....just the redneck side. ;) Should I bring up the fact that you also spent years Irish Dancing so you at least have some Irish in you? Even though you're adopted we still love you! ha ha.

  8. No it is not funny...You are not the one that got in trouble, that was me!

  9. I love your list Nora! Great to get to know you a little better. I agree Tracy and Allegra are so great! And, I have a little bit of OCD myself, but I had to laugh at the eating your food in even numbers part!!!

    :) T

  10. Cute Blog and I loved your list! Too funny about the parents thing at the border!


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