Dancing, crying, flying monkeys and the Kathryn Ingrid award

Kathryn Ingrid Creativity AwardThe Kathryn Ingrid Creativity Award is seriously making the rounds! And now we finally have a graphic! If you need it, take it, or email me and I will send it to ya!

I’m proud to say I’m receiving this award from Emily from Coffee and Spellcheck. Check out her blog – she is awesome! One of the tasks of receiving these types of awards is to tell more about yourself. So here goes, my list of seven totally awesome things about me.

I don’t have anything against hunting, but it freaks me out. And I’m afraid to eat venison. Even though I know where the rest of my food comes from, and I know it’s way creepier, it’s still the norm for me.

Umpa Loompas, flying monkeys, and moths. Deathly afraid.

I dance and sing anywhere I want. If I feel it, I do it. I really don’t care what anyone else thinks. And this is probably one of the only times I don’t care what people think.

I have inappropriate emotions when I get overwhelmed with joy. I cry at parades. I cry sometimes when I hear Christmas music. This morning, in fact, I cried when I heard Barry Manilow’s version of Jingle Bells.

I used to call Barry Manilow Mary Manilow. And I love James Taylor more than anyone should, I think.

I don’t like breakfast food. Sometimes I like to have breakfast – maybe once a week? But that is pushing it. And I try to plan it, but I really don’t like and don’t believe in breakfast for dinner. So I save that for everyone else to have if I’m out during dinner.

When I’m rich I will travel. I will have a beautiful home on the beach. I will also have a classic mustang, a motorcycle, and a boat. I will hire someone to clean my house, but I will do the cooking. And I will buy whatever ingredients I want to make super-fabu meals.

I guess these aren’t too weird, right? But they are totally awesome! How about ya’ll? Do you have anything you want to disclose? Have at it!

About Laine

Elaine GriffinElaine Griffin (a.k.a. Laine) is a freelance WordPress designer, content creator, and speaker. She brings her background as a sociologist, advocate, and educator, to her work and her writing, which has been featured on BlogHer and The SITS Girls. On The Laine List she spills her guts about life, motherhood, and balancing work and family. She also sprinkles in some fun recipe and cocktail posts. On Elaine Griffin Designs, she writes easy to follow tutorials about WordPress, social media, SEO, and blogging.
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Comments

  1. HaHa! I HATE umpa loompas… actually that whole movie just weirds me out. Anddd I cry at weird things too, or maybe I just think it’s weird…

  2. Gasp! You don’t like Umpa Loompas? I might have to rethink my friendship with you both! Ha…I kid {sorta}. I cry at everything – EVERYTHING! Sigh…I’m going to be a mess whenever menopause sets in. Ok…and really? How can you not want a flying monkey? I have a whole list of people that it would assault with an aerial attack of poo! Oh dear…TMI. I’m done now.

    • Melissa, if you want to direct the Umpas and monkeys in order to protect me, I will be okay with that. I will just quiver in the corner.

  3. Afraid or not, venison doesn’t actually taste good. I ought to know. I grew up in hunter heaven (aka Wyoming…please, just, really, save yourself!).

    Moths? Awful stuff. Oompa loompas and flying monkeys, however, can be completely awesome…you just have to be open to the right context.

    I may not dance but I sing anywhere, any time. If I’m in the middle of Joann Fabrics and Duran Duran comes on? I’m totally singing. Loud.

    I cry for joy a lot. Like…to the extreme. Barry Manilow? I cry whenever I even think of “Ready to Take a Chance Again” from “Foul Play” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLYL-pYpxGI. Also? I saw Barry Manilow live twice before I was 10. He Is Awesome! Heh.

    Additionally, James Tayor’s “Fire and Rain” will make me goosebump every time.

    So yeah, no, not weird. Lovely. But then…I’m biased as I have the same proclivities.

  4. I secretly like James Taylor and have a soft spot for Jimmy Buffet.

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