I'm alive! I disappeared because I'm still visiting family. It's been so much fun and SO much work at the same time. Work = Melissa. Fortunately, fun = Melissa too. But it took over every space in my brain, so I couldn't bring myself to write anything.
But now, everything changed. The super fun Marianne from Lipglossd Mom gave me an award!! An award, you people! I was afraid nobody would read/care for my blog, so being awarded for it is way beyond my wildest dreams!! Granted, it is just a cute image (the one on the left), but still, it means something. It means the world cares that I blog. Or at least cool Marianne, which is good enough for me! :)
Anyway, so I'm supposed to pass this on to other people (7, I think) and share 7 little known facts about myself. Here it goes:
1- I can't run. Not that I have any leg condition or anything (my parents tested me for it, so I don't), but I just wasn't born with the ability to run. How does it look when I try, you might ask. Watch Phoebe from Friends run - now imagine it in slow motion.
2- I recorded a CD. Back when I was 17, I immortalized my squeaky adolescent voice into an independent CD. I still lived in Brazil, so it's in portuguese, and "christian pop", if you may. I only had a few copies to go around friends and family, but enough to haunt me and embarrass me to this day.
3- I'm a carnivore. Ok, this isn't a little known fact, everyone I know knows I'm all about a steak. I joke with my friends that if I was a dinosaur, I'd be one of the mean people eating ones, not the nice tree eating ones.
4- Adventure movies make me sleepy. Too many details to a story makes my brain shut down - much like too much stimulation to a baby.
5- I studied piano for 6 years and still can't play anything. Not in the modest, "say I can't but am a professional" - in the not talented as hard as I tried way.
6- I rarely like non-funny books. Which makes me feel like a fraud when I say I love reading.
7- I check this blog more than I check my email. That's how I know I'm addicted.
Now, time to pass on the award! There are so many blogs out there that I admire and envy, but I tried to concentrate on the ones that have an extra positive attitude - hence the "Sunshine Award". So congrats to:
- Krystyn at Really, Are You Serious
- Courtney at Go Team Hale
- Kimberly at Mommyhood Corner
- Stephanie at Think Like a Lady
- Leslie at Motherhood in Mexico
- Tiffany at On The Verge
- Daniella at A Grateful People
Hubby wants to go to sleep so I have no time to notify anyone of this award right now, but I will as soon as I can! It might even be in a couple of days (when I get back from my trip). BUT if you happen to follow my blog, you'll see it here and claim your award sooner!