I can't believe it's been almost a month since I did a Friday Fragments/Feel Good Friday post!!
First, today is the last day to enter my giveaway! One of my best friends, Jim McCann, writes for Marvel. He wrote a very cool graphic novel (it was seriously on tons of amazing lists of must buy and must watch). I have a copy of the book that has been signed by Jim and by the artist, Janet Lee. Read this post for details of how to enter- entries close tonight at 8:00 pm EST!
My friend Joanie gave me a blog award! Joanie is one of the first people I connected with when I started blogging. She's been through the wringer in the past few years but has an amazing sense of humor and love of life! There are rules- answer questions, pass it along, that sort of thing. The best part is that this is a "Life Is Good" award and there is no better time to realize how good life is than on a feel good friday, right? I could nominate people for the award- like our lovely meme hosts (Mrs4444 and The Girl- links in buttons at end of post)- but what I'd really love is for anyone who recognizes that Life Is Good to take the award for themselves and share it on their blogs and leave a link in the comments. I want to know how GOOD YOUR LIFE is!!
1. If you blog anonymously, are you happy doing this? If you aren't anonymous, do you wish you started out anonymously, so that you could be anonymous now?
I don't blog anonymously and I have no intention or desire to do so. I'm pretty big on living authentically so anything I want to say to friends, family and strangers online is generally stuff I'm ok with saying face to face, too!
2. Describe an incident that shows your inner stubborn side.
I started running and am still going almost a year later. Given how much I hated running my entire life up until the end of Feb 2010, I'd say this is a sign of stubborness!
3. What do you see when you really look at yourself in the mirror?
I see me! And it depends on the day and the mirror. At home, I see the eyebrows that I want to pluck and I see that I look tired or have something in my teeth. At the gym, I see the muscles I didn't have a month ago or a curve to my waist that's new. Sometimes, usually once a month (if you get my drift), a mirror makes me aware of the fat I still want to burn off from my body. But it isn't a normal thing for me to look in a mirror and evaluate my appearance.
4. What is your favourite summer cold drink?
I tend to stick with water, the same as the rest of the year. For a grown up drink, I did discover a surprising love of sweeter wines in the summer time. Muscat canelli and a fleur de peche were top of the list for me.
5. When you take time for yourself, what do you do?
Go out with friends or a date with my husband, read, exercise.
6. Is there something that you still want to accomplish in your life?
I'm staying focused on my next accomplishment- running a half marathon in May. Beyond that, I'll just wait and see where my path leads!
7. When you attended school, were you the class clown, the class overachiever, the shy person, or always ditching?
Part of me thinks my last impression left at high school was that I was the crazy girl because of how my senior year went (that is a long story for another day). I think I identify a lot with Lindsay from Freak and Geeks- I didn't necessarily fit in with any group but I had friends in lots of groups. My school was small and I had a tight group of friends there. But I lived on the other side of town so I wasn't social with anyone from school, my social and dating group was the local school district kids and they were often perceived as a wilder bunch.
8. If you close your eyes and want to visualize a very poignant moment in your life, what would you see?
There are so many!! The moment before we opened the chapel door to walk down the aisle together... the moment Jeff cried when he called his dad to tell him we ha dmiscarried our first pregnancy... the moment of birth for each of my children.
9. Is it easy for you to share your true self in your blog, or are you more comfortable writing posts about other people and events?
Hahahahaha! I don't think I even need to answer that one! I pretty much totally put myself out here, don't I?
10. If you had the choice to sit down and read a book or talk on the phone, which would you do and why?
Read. I'm really not much of a phone talker.
And I'm counting those lovely questions as my fragments for the week! Hey- if there is anything you want to know about me, leave a comment and I'll get you an answer! And please let me know if you decide to grab the award- I want to come and learn about you!