Jientje gifted me with a meme thinly disguised as an award. As a rule I don’t much care for awards. They are usually meant to award the person that created them with lots of blog hits and attention. But I know Jientje and her heart is good, so ….
The rules for the Honest Scrap award:
The honorees are to: A) first list 10 honest things about yourself – and make it interesting, even if you have to dig deep! Then, B) pass the award on to 7 bloggers that you feel embody the spirit of the Honest Scrap.
1.) I am sitting here staring at the screen wishing I hadn’t accepted this meme award, and muttering curse words.
2.) This past Monday (01/12/09), I was offically hired for the job I have been doing since September. I had been working as a temp, but now I am the full-fledged real thing.
3.) I fall soundly asleep within seconds of climbing into bed. This little fact amazes, baffles and/or irritates OC, depending on how much sleep he is/isn’t getting.
4.) I just realized how far it is to ten. Argh! I was a horrible math student as a child. In fact, I think I would still be a horrible math student if it weren’t for an amazing math instructor, Masoud Khalada. I was struggling with a concept in my college algebra class and I said, “I don’t understand!” And he broke the chains and freed me forever by telling me, “You don’t have to understand. It took much wiser people than you or I to figure out why this stuff works. All you have to do is know that it does.” Then he told me it was like riding in a plane even though I couldn’t actually fly it. I decided it was like faith. Math works. Trust it.
5.) I think I am pretty average. Very few people seem to agree with me. I live in fear of the day they discover I was right all along.
6.) I secretly think this meme is too long and nobody is going to read all of this anyway. On the other hand, I read every word of Jientje’s and every word of Melli’s.
7.) At least once per month I think I should quit blogging and put my time to better use. I could be writing a novel … If I do keep blogging, there’s a sure bet I am going to sign up with one of the ad services and try to earn some money.
8.) I rarely watch TV, but tonight at 10 p.m. I am watching the new Patrick Swayze show, The Beast. If it weren’t for Thom, I’d have missed it completely.
9.) I am just about finished with this award meme. Yay! There are so many other things I could have done with the hour it took me to come up with even this lame stuff! For instance, I could be working on the Pay It Forward crafts I am doing for Lisa, Amber and Andrew.
10.) Finally the end! This is where I repeat that I have no love for awards or memes. Having said that, I want to redirect your attention to the Honest Scrap Award rules — most specifically the part that says I have to pick 6 people and pass it on. I have a tried and true scientific method I use for passing on memes. It has worked every time and never gotten me into any trouble. Listen carefully to how this works just in case your name comes up: Very simply, when it is time to pass out memes, I don’t. If your name came up, it’s because you volunteered it! Take the scrappy award and have yourself a party — don’t forget to invite me. I love memes when they’re on other people’s blogs!