Crazed In the Kitchen: You Like Me, You Really Like Me!   

Saturday, July 7, 2012

You Like Me, You Really Like Me!


You like me, you really like me!

Sally Field may have said it best when she accepted her Oscar for her role in “Places in the Heart” in 1984.** And now, it’s my turn.

Because someone out there likes me!

In fact, TWO people out there like me!

Yes, it’s true. In the past week I’ve been tagged by two different bloggers for two different blogging awards. First of all, dancing dynamo mom Keesha over at Mom’s New Stage awarded me the Liebster Blog Award, an award given to upcoming bloggers who have 200 followers or less. According to her blog, the word “liebster” is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome. Now, I have on occasion been told I am cute (you know, the three times a year that I blow dry my hair and wear makeup at the same time), I can sometimes be pleasant (a full night’s sleep helps), and if at 8 pm you are holding a glass of chardonnay for me I will definitely be the kindest person you know. So, totally fitting, right?
 
Well, as if that excitement wasn’t enough, then I got this news: Dawn, the amazing baker from DJ’s Sugar Shack, has awarded me the Versatile Blogger Award! Hot damn, I am on a ROLL! (Or maybe I should say I am on a DONUT—check out this recipe from Dawn’s blog--*drool*.)

Now here’s the thing. Each of these awards comes with rules. You have to post facts about yourself, answer questions, tag other bloggers who you find deserving of these awards, and ask them new questions. Yikes. Between the two awards I would have to post 18 random facts about myself and tag 26 different blogs! You do NOT want to know 18 random facts about me, I promise. That would get us all into mundane details like “I have a cat with Irritable Bowel Syndrome” and “Mushy bananas make me gag” and no one needs to know about that stuff. So with many thanks AND apologies to the lovely ladies who nominated me, I am going to split the difference and combine my responses to these two awesome awards.

So, drumroll please, here are 9 random facts about me:

1.     When I was 8 I got to play Bozo’s Buckets on the Bozo Show (a tv show on WGN—anyone? Anyone?) and I totally bombed. I had to throw a ping pong ball into buckets that were in a line in front of me, and I missed the first one. The one that was practically touching my TOES. No one misses that bucket. No one.

2.     My first celebrity crush—at age 10 or so—was Alan Alda. I watched old M*A*S*H episodes with my parents…what can I say? I like funny guys, lucky for my husband.

3.     I would pay good money (and have!) for a nice, long, scalp massage. Heaven…
 
4.     I always claim that chocolate is my favorite food, but every time I eat bacon I think, “Hmmmm...maybe I was wrong.”

5.     I once spent two weeks traveling in France by myself and though I loved the experience, I hated traveling alone. I’m too shy for it and I don’t really want to do it again.

6.     Fingernails on a chalkboard don’t really bother me, but you know that noise that a pencil makes when its eraser is almost gone and you try to erase something anyway? That sound of metal scratching on paper? I’m getting nauseous just writing about it.

7.     I can’t not watch “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette.” I know they’re crap TV, but I’m hooked. I’m already worried about how I will see the finale when I’m on vacation.

8.     As a kid, I read the “Little House on the Prairie” series 7 or 8 times. I loved it and wanted to be Laura Ingalls, even for one day. But I never, ever, ever watched the TV show. I knew it couldn’t be as good as the books, and to this day I don’t know if it was.

9.     When I was single, I used to watch “Bridget Jones’s Diary” like once a week. It made me laugh and gave me hope. Also, Colin Firth.


Now, to introduce you to some of my favorite blogs! Please go check them out when you get a chance—there is a lot of creativity, humor, and inspiration in this list!


I know I missed some. My brain is like Swiss Cheese since I had kids. So if you’re a blogger, or you know one you love, feel free to leave a link in the comments so others can check it out!

**Oh yeah. Wikipedia informed me here that that’s not exactly what Ms. Fields said, but the sentiment is still the same.

29 comments:

  1. Congrats!

    Do you read http://jenfrase.blogspot.com/? It is a great Bachelor recap blog. Highly entertaining.

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    1. OMG--thanks for the recommendation. I love it! I need to find time to go back and read all the posts! (I'm a teeny tiny bit obsessed with the show, I can't help it)

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  2. I didn't read the Little House books until I was in my 30s. THEN I watched the show. The show was fabulous. I still watch them when I find them on TV. Well worth it!

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    1. Well, now, that makes me want to try the show! Netflix, here I come...

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  3. Congrats Molly! Thanks for sharing the recommendations. Now I have more things to do in my free time, which I don't have.

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  4. Congratulations, Molly!
    Thank you for the mention! I appreciate it! What a great group to be part of!

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  5. Thanks for the shout out! I also think we were separated at birth! You are my soul sistah! I have clown envy. Do you know how bad I wanted to try to toss those balls into the bucket for a SCHWINN bicycle? Nails, check, I played Laura Ingalls in a play and was obsessed with the book and tv show and tried to convince my mom to let me move to the Prarie. I cannot confirm or deny if that has anything to do with the fact that I now live in Minnesota, only an hour away from Mankato and Laura Ingalls childhood home. Love your blog, girl, keep it up~!

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    1. Lol, Cari--I wanted that bike sooo bad. Once I got a working ping pong ball, I made it up through bucket #4, but #5 was too far away, I guess. No bike for me. I am so jealous that you live near LIW's childhood home! Do they have tours and stuff? Is it a little house in some big woods? I want to go. Can we stay at your house? ;)

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  6. Omgosh, okay, just wrote a novel comment and got error 503...going to bullet point this one...
    1. we are soul sisters, or separated at birth
    2. I have clown envy and wanted to win the SCHWINN bicycle so bad, that show really just broke poor kids hearts. I did secretly used to practice.
    3. Mildly obsessed with LIW and Little House, the tv show and book. It may or may not have had any bearing on me moving to Minnesota and only a stones throw from Mankato and LIW childhood home.

    Keep up the hilarity, I love your blog and thanks for the shout out! Going to c&p just incase I get a 503 again.

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  7. Congratulations on your prize! It's great to be liked.

    I watched the series Little on the house on the prairie first, then read the books. I liked the series more… Perhaps it's a matter of what comes first!

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    1. That is probably true! Thanks for stopping by.

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  8. Congrats on the blogging awards!
    And thanks for sharing random facts about you. I can totally relate with the bacon thing. ;)

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  9. Congratulations on the awards, it's always nice to know people read and enjoy your stuff! I love these posts because it's fun to find some random things out. By the way, a lot of chef's are doing the whole chocolate covered bacon thing, just so you know!!!

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    1. Holy cow...chocolate covered bacon?? New bucket list item!

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  10. Congrats! I still watch Bridget Jones...love that one with Colin too;)

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  11. Congrats!!! My movie is Julie and Julia! ;) I can watch it over and over and over again. I LOVED Bozo the Clown!! I always wanted to be there in the audience myself. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. I felt like the luckiest kid on earth for getting to go! We won tickets...

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  12. Congrats! Thanks for mentioning Five Little Chefs as a favorite blog!

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  13. Molly! Congratulations on your awards. That's so awesome, and of course everyone loves you, girl!! :-)

    Okay, Little House on the Prairie - MY FAVORITE childhood television show!! EVER!! Loved it. Watched it every day after school. I truly believe it was my saving grace for remaining innocent instead of taking the wrong path in high school. Haha! I have not read the books, but a few years ago my mother in law surprised me with the entire series of Little House on the Prairie on DVD. Woo Hoo! I'm so trying to get my daughters hooked on it. But it's tough to compete with the Disney Channel.

    Blessings,
    ~Rosann

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    1. OK, you all are convincing me that I should watch this show. Even my husband says he liked it! I can't wait to read the books to my boys, then maybe they'll get into the shows as well.

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  14. You will not believe how I found your blog - I am a teacher too but of college chemistry and I was searching for a pic of a "volume of a liter of milk" really I wanted a pic of a box of milk with dimensions..anyway what turned up was the picture of your cat (I have 2 cats) and the hilarious caption - I clicked on the web page because of the title and couldn't stop reading!! Hilarious! I have 3 kids - but now they are all older - 17-12 - but all your posts brought back the memories. Too funny!
    Congrats on the awards - well deserved and keep posting!

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    1. Thank you! I am so glad you found me. I love how google works sometimes, don't you?

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  15. Congrats on the awards, and holy beans I do love the Little House on The Prairie series. I have visited Laura's home twice! And Alan Alda was my hero, but I also loved Spok.... sad but true.

    Pam

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  16. As per #4- chocolate and bacon can be combined. I hope that makes your world more fabulous!

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