Mar 23, 2010

Awards! Yippee!

I'm one lucky little ducky to have some sweet blog friends (they're also both friends in real life) that have sent me awards. I've wanted to brag about them and today's the day:

The first award I got was from my buddy Adele over at DillyPooChatter. She's an awesome friend/colleague/fellow blogger and I want to be like her when I grow up. She inspired me to start Poodeleism and fiercely reads it all the time. Heart her lots. She sent me the award and I crap-tastically declined to show my pride at the time. I've been known to space out when thanks are due. Perhaps that will go into my April resolutions. Nonetheless, THANK YOU DILLYPOO. "Sunshine" isn't something I get called often, but is great to hear. The next one is from Casey (yes, same name as me, don't you dare mix us up though, there have been ugly moments in the past when mixups occur) at Sitting Pretty in the Big D. She's a close pal and sorority sister. Her blog tells the charming and hilarious discoveries and stories of a genius engineer navigating girl world. If you aren't reading it already, you really should get on that. This award comes with some rules....The Rules

1. List 6 things you are a master in

2. Pass it on to 6 bloggers you think are masters at friendship and make blogging awesome.

Here are 6 things I believe I'm a master in (sidenote: desperately wish I could add Karate to the list):

1. DVR-assisted TV. I really have mastered the ability to achieve total television domination. My weekly television docket is jam packed, so nothing would ever get done without DVR. It's honestly one of the most magical things I can think of. I am extremely efficient and remain current on all of these: Gossip Girl, Modern Family, Community, Parks and Recreation, The Office, 30 Rock, Gray's Anatomy, The Real Housewives of NYC and Project Runway. And that's just what I've got workin' right now.

2. Fancy cheeses. I love all sorts of fancy non-homogenized gourmet cheeses. Goat. Gouda. Gorgonzola. Bleu. Provelone. Feta. I'm a cheese snob. I know what cheese to pair with most foods and which ones are good/bad. I've almost mastered all the Kroger offerings. I'm scared to venture to Central Market.

3. Wine on the bottom shelf at my local grocery stores. Manfriend and have sort of become vino enthusiasts but we rarely venture from our $10 or less budget. I know which wines are carried at each store (gas stations included), which ones were too cheap to try again (Gat0 Negro Cabernet tastes like poop) and which ones we've yet to sample (all red varieties are fair game). I have a generally poor memory, but not on this.

4. Poodle baths. Since the prince sleeps in my bed, I insist/require that he be pretty clean at all times. I have pet peeves about crumbs/dirtiness/smells in my bed, so welcoming him came with the obligatory commitment of weekly (sometimes bi-weekly) poodle showers. I've made an art form out of harnessing him, getting him into the bathtub, the scrubdown, the detangle and the blowdry. I can do it in under 20 minutes if I have to. It's like a Nascar pit crew in action. Blink and you'll miss the whole poodle bath routine. This is a pic of him getting his first bath the night I got him. Precious.

5. Being only slightly tardy. Just ask the carpool. I'm routinely just late enough to be considered not on time, but never late enough to like really destruct my plans. This is somwhere in the 3-8 minute range. This tiny tardiness causes extreme stress for me because I'm always "just that close" to being where I need to be at the right moment.

6. Notes. I love mailing cards/letters/notes to my friends in faraway places. Thank-you notes was an etiquitte must-do in my family. I hated them as a small child, but now recognize the timeless and ever-appreciate love love letter sent via snail mail. I try to stay on top of it and think I do a pretty good job. I also like writing in markers on the outside of the envelope. That could be a big part of it. I've expanded my notes to fancy stationary, stickers and the occasional confetti stuffed inside. I love doing it.

Thanks award-giving friends. I appreciate you more than I can say.

1 comment:

  1. The picture of Chuy is awesome but your arm/hand is looking pretty manly.. could it be that manfriend helps you give Chuy baths?


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