Sunday, February 6, 2011
Several readers have been kind enough to give this blog awards in the past few weeks. I've been meaning to acknowledge them but haven't been online much lately since the new semester has started & I've been busy with classes when I'm not working. So here we go!
Shout out/thank you for awarding me to:
Emily @ Em&M, plain or peanut?
Her story of success after infertility gives me hope. And her son is so cute!
Kerrik @ Uncommon Nonsense.
A fellow PCOSer with a great sense of humor!
ADSchill @ MissConception.
I don't think there's a topic she hasn't covered; a truly all-encompassing blog!
And now I'm supposed to share 7 things about myself. If you've read this blog for any length of time you already know I'm not a shrinking violet so this will be no problem for me...
My 7 things:
1. I love Dunkin Donuts coffee with all my heart. One of the major reasons I hated living in the Midwest for grad school was there were no Dunkin Donuts for several hours form where I lived. I often thought about opening one near campus for all the other East Coasters who also missed the Nectar of the Gods.
2. I only shave during warm weather, meaning both legs and pits. My ladygarden is always neatly trimmed but I've never waxed it off; I don't want to look like I'm 5. If people wouldn't look @ me weird during bathing suit season for not shaving I'd probably never shave @ all.
3. I lived for 3 months in Niger without running water as a grad student. I was fine with this, but it was still slightly disturbing to finally take a shower after all that time (I'd been taking "bucket baths") & discover how my awesome tan was really just a lot of sand & dirt from the Sahara.
4. I'm Irish, Portuguese & Hawaiian. My husband is Tamil. I cannot wait to see what our kids will look like if we ever get to have biological children. We could end up with every color of the rainbow!
5. My hair is very long (about 3 inches above my butt crack) & has been for most of my life. I fully plan on being a little old lady with gorgeous long silver hair even if it is a PITA to brush.
6. I don't get circumcision AT ALL. Why would one cut off a perfectly healthy & functional body part? As an American, I know this makes me kind of weird, since most of the men in my generation (born in the 70's) are circumcised. But cut penises have always looked weird (butchered?) to me. I don't know if it was an accident that I married a Hindu (a religion that does not circumcise) or not but I am so glad I'm not going to have to battle Vid about leaving our son's foreskin alone if we ever have a boy.
7. Even though I know @ this point I have a better chance of winning the lottery than actually getting pregnant on my own & having it stick, I still play phantom due date every cycle: I look up what interesting events have taken place or what famous people were born on my potential due date.
And now for the awards:
1. Jill @ Already a Family.
2. Chrissy @ Trying to Get a Bun in My Oven.
3. Katie @ The Life I Have Imagined.
4. Heather @ Some Womb Thoughts.
5. Papps @ Our Arduous Journey.
If you're new to any of the above blogs, check them out!