I’ve been waiting to use that line ever since first seeing the movie Juno. The loverly Jen @ Our Daily Big Top has finally given me the chance to fulfill that goal – because she awarded me with the Honest Award yesterday! How great is she?

So here are the award’s rules:

  • Write a post about the award, link back to the person who gave you the award.
  • Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
  • Add links to those blogs on your blog.
  • Leave a message for the nominees on their blogs.
  • Name 10 honest random things about yourself.

Okay so honestly…

  1. I am terrified of the dentist – I know that normal healthy people make it a habit of seeing a dentist regularly, but they unnerve me and I’ve had such awful dental experiences, some of which I am still convinced were more the dentist’s fault than my own, that I now avoid going as long as possible. Yet I plan to somehow avoid passing that paranoia onto my own son, don’t ask me how…
  2. I am not much of a housekeeper. I try to keep things modestly clean, but to be honest, I hate vacuuming, mopping, cleaning the bathroom – all the usual things – the only chores I seem to be good at doing regularly are doing the dishes, the laundry and general tidying up. Anything involving a deep scrub and I probably haven’t done it recently.
  3. I actually make dh clean our bathroom, because he was raised by a germophobe and I know he’ll do it right the first time.
  4. I don’t know how to whistle, roller skate, use a yo-yo, and several other things that most kids learn as, well, kids.
  5. I’m a terrible swimmer – and will not go into water where my feet can’t touch the bottom.
  6. I have probably kissed more boys than you. Sorry, but it’s true. I’d be really surprised if it wasn’t. I was absolutely boy-crazy growing up and infatuated with finding love, so I looked everywhere and considered pretty much every guy I knew my potential perfect mate – in retrospect, I kind of wish I’d dated less looking back now.
  7. Speaking of being boy-crazy, I was a huge teenie bopper as a tween / teen – my favorite all-time band for YEARS longer than I care to admit was the Backstreet Boys and I was pretty obsessed.
  8. I hate reading the news. That’s kind of bad because not too long ago I was the News Editor of my school paper and went on to become the Managing Editor and even Editor-in-Chief for awhile (I was a terrible EIC which surprised me, but I was more than happy to go back to Managing Editor after finding out). I can tell you it is really hard reading all those articles when they are slightly completely boring to you.
  9. I spend way too much time online – sometimes I know I should be doing something else, like playing with my kid, but it can be really, really hard to tear yourself away some days. You guys are addicting!
  10. I am just as terrified of this pregnancy as I am excited – I think maybe I’ve read too many bloggers’ experiences now and the fear of miscarriages or any other kind of complication are all too real. I was literally holding my breath waiting to hear the baby’s heart beat for the first time and I know I’ll be just as nervous at the ultrasound today.

Phew – that was actually kind of hard – I hope you guys all still like me after that! Well I know seven of you will HAVE to like me, because I’m passing this award onto:

6 responses to “Honest To Blog?”

  1. Jen@OurDailyBigTop Avatar

    I thought it was hard to come up with the list too. I’m with you on the dentist and cleaning but with 3 kids, it’s a necessity. You’re lucky to have DH take care of those chores for you.


  2. Scrappy Girl Avatar

    I swear I still have an inner teenie-bopper…Dr. Hubby as made little remarks with “13 year old” in them AND referred to me as a great playmate for our 13 year old daughter…Better than being 33 going on 84! Ha!


  3. tena Avatar

    thanks for the award- honesty can be a curse or can be admired- I’m just glad there are so many accepting people out here in the blogoshpere!


  4. Jean@workingmomma247 Avatar

    I’m all about the honest. Love me Juno by the way..if only I could have half her snark.

    I believe you mentioned the fear of the dentist before when I first started reading you..because I loathe and fear the dentist just as much if not more than you.
    You also summed up my house cleaning and online issues perfectly. That doesn’t leave to many left but I’m on it. 🙂


  5. mommablogsalot Avatar

    @ Jen : ha I can tell you I wasn’t even a little bit positive when I had the bug – I hope you are feeling a bit better or get there soon! This stomach bug thing is awful!


  6. Jen Avatar

    Thanks for the award! I’ve been out of the bloggy loop for the last couple of days because of the stupid stomach bug. This time it was me. I can’t say I stayed as positive this time around. 😦

    Anyway, this really made me day a little brighter. Thanks!