Sunday, June 6, 2010

I lost my virginity . . .

It was a bright sunny day in the August . . . . oh wait . . . wrong post. 

(photo credit  This is a picture of Carambola Beach in St. Croix, USVI - my hometown.  Yes, our water is that blue.  Definitely worth the trip.  Make it when you can. *end of shameless plug for hometown to increase tourism*)

This post is about me getting my FIRST BLOG AWARD!!!!  My wonderful blog buddy, Natalie @ Mommy of a Monster, gave me this award.  As such, I've now lost my blog award virginity.

So to follow the rules, I must:

1. Thank the person who honored me with this award.

Thank you so much Natalie.  This girl is amazing.  She has three little ones, a little guy just under 3 years old and twin infant daughters.  They are so adorable!!!  Her blog posts are hilarious and she's definitely a blogger to follow.

2. Share seven things about myself.
  • I only get pedicures.  No manicures.  Every time I go in for my pedicure, they ask if I'd like to wax my eyebrows or get a manicure.  Nope, no thanks.  I'm afraid to have to draw my eyebrows back on and, besides, I bite my nails.
  • I play Wii Tennis like I think I'm at the US Open.  I don't get into a tennis outfit or anything, but I get tennis arm by the next day.  I go hard.
  • I have retail fetishes, particularly Coach and Tiffany & Co.  I shop there all the time even though I know I'm over paying.  I'm pretty happy with my collection.
  •  I'm afraid that my husband and I will never get to the point where we think we can afford to have a child. Being a Stay At Home Mom is already out of the question.
  • I've been wearing high heeled shoes since I was 11 years old.  I used to practice wearing my mom's heels in the house and then she let me wearing high heels for my sixth grade graduation.  Been smitten ever since.
  • I met my best friend, Ms. DD, in 1985, thus making this year our 25th anniversary of our friendship.
  • I don't like apples or apple pie.  I love apple sauce and apple juice.  Go figure.
 3. Pass the award on to fifteen four bloggers who I've recently discovered who I think are fantastic.
  • Shannon @ Green Monkey Tales - Shannon is an amazing writer.  She has a post about summer love that will having you hanging on to every word.  She is so real with what she posts.
  • Jennifer @ Baby Making Machine - Jennifer is a future mom, only about three weeks to go.  Her blog is great.  I especially love her letters to her daughter, Lil' J.
  • Megan @ Twinsomnia - Megan is a mom blogger who always has a great post about her ever exciting life.  She has a hilarious post about her daughter's dance techniques.  Plus she loves purple.  That makes her great in my book.
  • Lori @ Tiny Little Reveries - Lori is a fun blogger to follow.  Her Tuesday post-its make me laugh every time.
There are other blogs that I love,  Teri @ The Bipolar Diva for one, but she recently got this award.  Check out these blogs.  If you aren't already following them, I'm sure you will be after checking them out.  Thanks again Natalie. 


  1. You are just the most cool person ever, ya know....or maybe it's that I love those stores as well. I also only get pedicures!
    I'm VERY jealous of your hometown! Mine was a hot, dusty west Texas town with tarantulas, and LOTS of poisonous snakes. Well, all those plus lots of ladies with beards. ICK! I like yours better.

  2. Great post Title. Congratulations for your awards :)!

  3. Fun!! I got my first one not too long ago too... and it was the same one! :) Congrats.

  4. Anytime I get a manicure it's not worth it because the second I get home, I mess them up.

    And as for the tennis, you totally should post a video of you would be fun to see ;)

    Thanks for the shout out! I would say something about me being happy to be the one that you lost your virginity to, but that would be weird!!

    I'll definitely check out the blogs you mentioned...

  5. Aww, thank you girl! I'll be sure and pass it on very soon. Today it's 108 so going to hang by the pool at my sister's house :-) Hope you're havin a great weekend. Oh, and I'm with you on the pedicures. The manicures on real nails just don't last!

  6. thank you dear blogger friend! I appreciate the plug and the award :))))

    loved reading "about you" the apple thing is interesting. and why no manicures? love my manicures, but I must confess, I go for the "complimentary" massage more than the manicure.

    I have got to get that Wii!!!

    25 years.....congratulations :)

    high heals at thats some visual! i admire a woman that can wear heals all day and not complain... how do you do it??? i think if you stop you can't go back, so keep on wearing those heals...

  7. Congratulations! Just stopped by from SITS. Who knew I'd end up in the Caribbean?!?

  8. Congrats on your awards and thanks for nominating me!!

    I know how you feel about "Affording children" I have SO been there, but ya know, it just works itself out, you don't have to be rich :) Lil' J will have a lot, but NOT cause we're rich, that's fo sho!

  9. oh wow! High heels since you were 11? That's long time :)
    I RARELY wear them anymore, I LOVE how they look but I can't stand how uncomfortable they are.
    Hey I just wrote a post with the same title as you blog, I'm sooo sorry, I didn't even realize it was the same. Great minds think alike :)

  10. It was fun finding out about you! I love high heels too, although don't wear them as often as I'd like.

  11. Yay! Welcome to the awards club. This one was well-deserved.

    I love apples and apple juice, but not apple pie or apple sauce. Funny, huh?

    I can't wear high heels to save my life so I have a lot more respect for you, my friend.

    I'm off to get a pedicure AND manicure right now... no polish though as that would be stupid with a one year old! :)

  12. Congrats! We seem to have the same amount of followers... but I definitely didn't meet my best friend in 1985- I was just being borned. lol Yes, borned.

    I love your header, it captures the title so well.

    Instant follower!

  13. You're never going to think that you can afford to have a child, so just go for it! Or at least practice! :)

    Thanks for visiting me on my SITS day!

  14. Congrats on your first award and THANK YOU for passing it on to me!!! You are awesome. And seriously made my night by referring to my life as "ever exciting." ;-)

    And we would get along super well in real life, because I also am a Wii tennis pro.

  15. Stopping by from SITS! What a fun way to connect with others and recognize their talent. :)

  16. Found you via SITS. You sound spunky. Less Coach, and you'll have more than enough $$ for babies :)

  17. Congrats on receiving your first blog award.

    I'm with Future Mama on being able to afford a child. If you looked at our end of the month earnings you would never understand how we can affored to have four children and have the oppurtunity to be a SAHM but just like she said it all works out at the end.

    And by the way I don't like apple pie either but I do like apple juice. I use to be a sneaky little kid and would wait for my mom to fall asleep so I could gulp down on that apple juice :)

  18. visiting from SITS and great to learn about you and I dislike wearing heels now and I too wore them at a young age too.

  19. Congrats on losing your vir-, er, I mean winning your first blog award!

    As for the rest, I like apples, apple pie, and applesauce (but I don't love them). I don't like apple juice.

    I HATE high heels and never wear them.

    I've never had either a professional manicure or pedicure. I do my own nails, although I'm bad at it.

  20. I'm always so late to the party.
    I have never been able to wear heels because of my disability. and you know what they say, everything comes in threes so I'm sure you will have more awards soon!

  21. Thanks for your comments my love! And thanks for the advice!

    I wanna congratulate you on your first blog award as well! And Lol @ the title of this post!

    You know I want to comment on feeling like you'll never be able to afford a child. The Lord will provide if he blessed you with children! Thats the confidence that Ive been holding on to!