18 May 2012

Kreativ Blogger & new things about me

I really appreciate my readers.  I love reading their comments and knowing that they read the thoughts and stories that I put into words.

Judy, at Life... Minute by Minute has honored me by giving me the Kreativ Blogger award.  Thank you, Judy!

I love that I am gaining more readers as I continue on this mission to see how long I can write each day of the year - so far I'm on day 139 and it is becoming a habit to just write each day.

I have increased some creativity, I have also relocated my sense of humorous storytelling (at least a little bit).  So I am joyful to be given this award.

Since I have been selected by Judy for this award, I have to tell you ten things about me the that you may not know, list six blogs to pay forward the award so that they can do the same (if they so choose to).

Here goes,

From F1
  1. I have grown to love hockey.  I have watched almost every game of the playoffs and am loving it!  I wish I had played, or that I knew how to ice skate as well as they do.
  2. I also have grown to love F1 racing.  But, I really can't stand oval racing.  There is something mesmerizing about the racers moving so swiftly around the non-oval tracks and the excitement coming from their skills and not from spectators waiting for a crash.  Also awesome is the fact that so much of the new technology they put into the cars eventually ends up in the regular cars we drive.
  3. I wish there was a way for me to tan my feet.  For some reason, I was born with feet that are way paler than the rest of my body and no matter what I do (laying out by the pool in pants and long-sleeves so that only my feet will tan) nothing seems to work.  I did try a spray tan once that seemed to work wonders, but my feet were still shades lighter than the rest of my body.
  4. Despite the first three items on my list, I am a black woman.  I know you may not have been able to tell from those aspects of my 10, but it is true.  Not only am I African-American, I am very African. I am a first generation American.  Yes, my parents are officially citizens, so no need to chase them off.
  5. Sticking to color, I have been sunburned.  Once.  It was the worst experience of my life.  It hurt to put a shirt on, it hurt to touch.  I don't know how or why people with lighter skin would ever do anything that would even risk sunburn.  I didn't know what to do.  I ended up going into Walgreens and politely asking the palest lady in the sunburn-treatment aisle for advice.  She suggested aloe.  It really didn't do anything to aid in easing the pain.  
  6. I love teaching.  It is really my superpower.  I believe I can teach anything even though I am a social studies teacher.  I have taught some math classes to students who said I did it better than their "real" teacher.  I used to try and teach my siblings something new each time I saw them and they were always anxious to see what it would be.  But, I am not sure if this is what I want to continue doing until I retire (if retirement is even an option by that time in US history).
  7. I have always wanted to become ambidextrous.  I think left-handedness is so cool.  For a long time, I practiced writing and doing activities with my left hand.  To this day, I can only use chopsticks with my left hand and prefer to use a fork with my left hand, too.
  8. I was supposedly really good at art when I was young - real young.  I was always complimented on my work.  I was also pretty good in my photography classes.  I loved both.  But, I haven't tried to draw anything since middle school and haven't taken photos for art since high school.  I also was good at poetry.  Won an award in high school and was published somewhere that wasn't even on the internet since that wasn't as big back then.
  9. I have really loved some of the posts I've written.  Two of my favorites, fortunately, are also some of my most visited posts.  One of them was about the toilet situation in my place of work, "Possibly the Worst Invention Ever."  In it, I discussed the problems in public bathrooms and the problems with bar food.  Another post I loved was my rebuttal to the listing of Saint Louis, Missouri as the third most dangerous city in the whole world.  In "After All My Logic And My Theory I Add A..." I blasted the author of the original list, refuted his claims, and even included some Fugees music.  I have loved that others have often visited these posts.
  10. I am handy.  I love fixing things and love putting things together.  I love taking things apart and trying to put them back together.  Perhaps that is why I love those shows that describe how things are made and how they work.

I am paying forward the Kreative Blogger Award to these blogs that you should check out:

Say it Rah-shay by Archie
Word Cut by MOV
Fat Mum Slim by Chantelle


  1. I love your facts and finding new blogs : ) Thanks for the suggestions and congrats on your award!

    1. Thanks! And thanks for reading (mine and theirs)!

  2. Maybe your next career should be an attorney. Sounds like you would be pretty good at it :) And I am left handed and, yes, it is pretty awesome!!

    1. That's what my mother and my BF do. I'm not sure I would like it, but who knows!

      I'm jealous of your left-handedness... perhaps that is why you are really creative with your writing - lefties often are good at creativity (at least that is what I have heard).

  3. I loved reading your facts :) As a mega-pale lady, I can relate to the sunburn(factor 50 all the way for me!) ouch! Oooh you should definitely have a wee go at drawing/photography again. I'm sure it could only take your creativity to a higher level :)

    1. Thanks!!

      Haha! I was out in the sun all day today and was so fearful of sunburn that I applied sunscreen really often.

      I may try my hand at something artsy this summer. Thanks!

  4. I loved finding our some new things about you!

    I too am a fan of F1 and can't wait until July, when I am off to ilverstone to watch the British Grand Prix. It is amazing to watch live and ear plugs are a must as the noise is deafening.

    I really admire ambidextrous people. My daughter is the only leftie in our family unit and it is an education seeing how she does somethings differently and how others things she can do equally well with left and right.

    PS Congrats on the award.

    1. Thanks!

      One of my goals is to get to an F1 race in person. I hear it is awesome to hear and feel the cars going by you!

      I think it is mesmerizing how well lefties can do things even when they are learning and have to try and mirror it in their heads so that they can do it with their left instead of right (or do it with both hands).

  5. Thank you for the great mention! It made my day! I have been enjoying your blog each day since I found you on Blogher. Your writing is so witty and you have me chuckling a lot. I enjoyed your getting to know you better. I had to laugh as my late hubby took me car racing once to watch and I LOVED the figure 8's. I am fair and freckled and SOLARCAINE in the best for sunburn pain (in case it ever happens again...Aloe is great to cool the skin and heal...but stronger stuff is necessary for pain....) Thanks again!

    1. You are welcome!! Just remember to tell me when you start selling your cards.

      Thanks for reading! I will have to look into Solarcaine next time (which hopefully there is no next time).

  6. I'm impressed you have written 139 days in a row. It's not easy to discipline yoursel in that way. Congratulations on the award- it was a great way
    to find another blogger to enjoy.

    1. Thanks! And thanks for reading my blog and the ones linked.

      It has really become a habit to write each day. I don't even feel like I've completed all of my to-do list until I have blogged.


    1. Thanks!!! I really loved writing about my disgust with that situation. And I love teaching!

  8. Congratulations on your award! That is awesome!!!

    Also, I want to say thank you for inlcuding me on the wonderful list of people you are passing the award on to. I am humbled to be in such great company.

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend and get to enjoy being outside a bit. :)

    I will be back to read more soon!!!

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  9. Thank you so much a.eye for awarding me the Kreative Blogger! I love it and hope to live up to it all!

    I love reading everything you write. It's just fun. Glad we got to know each other and I enjoyed reading all of your facts!


    1. You are very welcome!! Glad to have found you!


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