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You like me, you really like me!

Two of my fellow bloggers, TangledLou at Periphery and Kat at My View Through Kat Eyes, recently honoured me by presenting me with a truly lovely award:

I can’t tell you how touched I was to be included in both of their lists for this award – and how much it made my day each time! Thank you so much, my friends, for the kind and wonderful gesture.

Now, I understand that accepting this award involves a couple of things:

  • First of all, I am to let you in on seven secrets, little-known facts, or random oddities about myself.
  • Secondly, I am to pay it forward by presenting the award to some other deserving bloggers, so that you, too, can share in their sweetness.

I can do that!

So without further ado, here are seven random things about me:

  1. I am allergic to penicillin, kiwifruit, and rabbit dander.
  2. I am math phobic, though a good part of my paying job requires me to work with numbers. (Thankfully, I have unrestricted access to calculators and Excel spreadsheets!)
  3. I am far too honest, so much so that I have a difficult time telling jokes or playing pranks or writing fiction.
  4. On several occasions I have found disgusting things in restaurant food – a fingernail clipping in my Orange Julius (slurped up through my straw), a live baby slug covered in dressing crawling in the middle of my Caesar salad, a heavy-duty box staple embedded in my dessert, a short and curly hair in my nachos… the list goes on and on. I’m either cursed, or else extremely observant.
  5. I skipped Grade 1, mostly because I’d already learned to read before I got there.
  6. I learned to wrap gifts properly when I worked at Hallmark (back when I was 19/20), and now that’s one of my favourite parts of giving Christmas and birthday presents.
  7. I always wanted an older brother, but by then it was too late.

Now, on to the pay it forward part!

  1. Notes from Maggie’s Farm
  2. Good Grief Guru
  3. Becky Cochrane
  4. Much Needed Advice for Women
  5. Classic NYC Story
  6. Genre Impaired
  7. Faith in Ambiguity

If you haven’t already found these wonderful people, please take a few minutes and check out their blogs – you won’t be sorry!

Laurel Storey, CZT – Certified Zentangle Teacher. Writer, reader, tangler, iPhoneographer, cat herder, learner of French and Italian, crocheter, needle felter, on-and-off politics junkie, 80s music trivia freak, ongoing work in progress.