Monday, July 5, 2010

Wiped Out Happiness

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!


Amber said...

Congrats on your award, and enjoy the rest of your trip! :)

Leslie Limon said...

Congrats on your award! Is there any chance we can listen to your CD? :)

And thank you for passing the award on to me. I was just stopping by because you had a new post. Imagine my surprise when I was reading the list of blogs you were giving the award to! Thank you!

Anne Prado said...

Thanks Amber!! Glad to see in your blog you're having a great Thursday too!

@ Leslie - haha I'm glad I surprised you! You have a fun and very inspirational blog!

Anonymous said...

Yay, you won an award! And you were afraid that people weren't even going to read your delightful blog. Silly. :-)

So how do I get my hands on a copy of your CD?!


Krystyn said...

Thanks for including me in your list!

I love that you are a carnivore. I tried out the vegetarian thing...and I missed meat!

And how cool that you recorded a CD.

Anne Prado said...

Forgot to answer Leslie's question - oh boy I was afraid someone was gonna ask that :). I'll see if I can download some least embarrassing song... No guarantees though, I already can't believe I told people this!

@ Jen - I know, I'm still in shock people read me! I might have a CD laying around the house (my mom brought them when she visited - just when I thought I'd never have to see it again :)

@ Krystyn - you're welcome! Your blog and your adorable kids' pictures always make me smile!

daniella said...

Why, thank you, Anne! Your award is much appreciated and it was good to know I'm not the only other person on the planet with two perfectly working legs who can't run and looks like Phoebe.

And, thanks for the thoughtful compliment you paid me after I wrote that thing on SCL.

Have a great weekend!

Tiffany said...

i can't really run either. i don't look like Pheobe but, it still ain't pretty.

congrats on the award and thanks for passing along the blog love!

Kimberly Farmer said...

Thank you for passing on the award! I've never gotten an award before! By the way, I was one of the lucky few who got one of your CDs, and personally, I loved it, I still have it, and I think you're very talented!

Anne Prado said...

@ Daniella & Tiffany - yay I feel comforted that 2 ladies I admire have the same running (or non-running) issues I do! :)

@ Kim - oh my I didn't know/remember you had it! Can't believe it's been like 9 years... Listening to your own voice is always weird, specially your own teenage voice - like I can hear all the insecurities :).

Stephanie said...

Thank you for the award. As always, I love your site!

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