Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Versatile Blogger Award

Thanks to Alice who gave me the Versatile Blogger Award. I think I may have gotten this before. But it's a fun award, so I'm going to do it again. Here are seven random facts about myself. Of course, I’ve been blogging for a long time—this is post number 626 for me—so there aren’t many random (interesting) facts that you don’t already know. But here’s what I could come up with.

1. I wash my feet before I go to bed. My feet must be clean before they can touch the sheets.

2. I can’t stand the sound of cracking knuckles. Three of my four children do this. I think they do it to torture me.

3. I started out as a bio major in college with thoughts of going to med school. Bad idea. I reverse numbers. So I switched to English and saved myself a malpractice lawsuit—“Take 52 ml of this drug. Oh no, wait! I meant 25 ml.”

4. I am face-blind. (I have several posts on this.) The other day I saw one of my son’s close friends, whom I’ve known for six years. He often comes over to our house once a week. But on this afternoon, his hair was wet and I didn’t recognize him until he spoke. And even then, I stared at him on and off all afternoon, thinking “Is that Duncan?” And he’d speak again and I’d think, “Right. That is Duncan.” But I still wasn’t sure. In the car on the way home, I said to my son, “That was Duncan, right?” My son rolled his eyes. “Mom, you’re insane.” But it’s okay. I’m a writer, and we only have a nodding acquaintance with reality.

5. I am an avid runner, even though I hate running. Why do I run? I think I’m addicted to endorphins.

6. I know I’m addicted to dark chocolate.

7. I love to quote literature at my children. “Beware the Jabberwock, my son…and shun the frumtious Bandersnatch.” Maybe this is why they are majoring in the maths and sciences.

Now I need to pass this award along. Here are my nominees (hopefully, you haven't had the award before).

1. Anne

3. KO

5. Patti

6. Katie


  1. Oh my goodness! We have so much in common. I've never heard of the term "face blind" but I deal with that all the time and thought it was just me. I have the most horrible time remembering faces. It's caused me a lot of embarrassment. *cringe*
    Also, I hate cracking knuckles, am addicted to chocolate, and like my feet clean before going to bed too.
    Very cool list!

  2. Oh...You tagged me! LOL I didn't realize and just clicked the name Jessica.

  3. I loved your comment about quoting Lewis Carroll at your kids and how they went on to study math and science. Priceless. :-)

  4. Thanks so much for the award, and your facts were awesome, especially the feet thing and I totally hate the knuckle cracking thing. My oldest does just to annoy me - I think.

  5. Thanks Connie! I have no idea if we've gotten this one before (maybe?), but we'll take it again! Always good for Friday posts. :) Now, to think of more random things...

    The face-blindness thing is still so fascinating!

  6. I can't sleep unless I brush my teeth. No matter how tired I am, I will get up to do it.

  7. Congratulations on the award!

    I don't like knuckle cracking, either. I used to do it, but then stopped and now whenever I hear it I cringe. :P

  8. Congrats on the award and congrats to the recipients!

    I still find your face blindness so fascinating. I love how you compensate by noticing all these other details, like voices!

  9. I agree with the other re face blindness. It is fascinating. Have you used it in any books yet? You should. Thank you SO much Connie for the award. I have done it before, but I'll have to dig out that old one and re-post. :)